What don’t Scouts do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life.
In the Troop Scouts:
- Develop leadership skills
- Learn emergency aid
- Spend nights away – the summer camp is often the highlight of the year
- Help others in the community
- Cook, both at home and at camp
- Adventurous and sporting activities – anything from abseiling to zorbing
- Learn survival skills
Farnham District Scout section Report 2015 to 2016
The Scout sections in Farnham have continued to grow both in numbers of leaders and scouts,
There are currently 9 scout troops in the district with another one planning to start in September;
A large proportion of the district attended the Patrol Leader training weekend in November, and another on is planned for the start of October this year, this enables the scouts to earn their leadership and teamwork challenge awards.
Another 10 scouts have recently achieved their “Chief scouts Gold award” and will be attending the presentation ceremony in July.
34 scouts from four troops attended the district scout camp in May, and had a fun weekend of abseiling canoeing, shooting, rafting, crate stacking and bungee running.
In addition to this, Scouts have camped in all corners of the UK as well as in France,
In the last twelve months scouts have clocked up over 2,500 nights away.
Tied over 1000 knots
Eaten over £15,000 worth of food
Sung over 600 camp fire songs
Burnt enough wood to build a large family house and had more fun than we could ever imagine.
Karl Arnold – ADC Scouts
Farnham Scout Section Annual Report 2014/2015
This year it has been a busy year for the scout section.
In June last year the District joined the county for Scoutabout, a wonderful Activity weekend camp at Ardingly in Sussex where 4500 scouts and guides plus leaders, had the opportunity of over 100 exciting activities from car Driving , caving, climbing, Dunk tank , meeting and making friends and shooting to name just a few. It started with a firework opening ceremony and a flag bearing closing ceremony. Such a wonderful fun filled weekend. My Thanks to the county team for the organizing of this event.
Our Troops all went to various parts of the country for their summer camps having a fun filled, varied programmes. Three of our troops joined the county Kix International camp in Switzerland. They joined over 320 scouts and leaders for this truly memorable event, from white water Rafting, High Ropes, Mountain walking, and joining the international campfire where I awarded 2 Gold Chief scouts awards to 2 of our scouts. Happy memories to treasure.
We will be able to join the team again in 2018.
We ran our District PL’s and APL’s weekend at Bently Copse.
It was back to Nature and everyone one slept in Hammocks, some for the first time. We were blessed by good weather and with cooking on open fires and learning how to cook Pigeons and fish, Fun was had by all learning a lot about leadership. We did have the Badgers visiting the camp, resulting in a lost Ruck sack but was found in the valley. My Thanks goes to Scotty for the Hike he arranged and to all the leaders for their help.
Our District swimming badge was attended by many scouts and they were awarded their staged badges. Well done everyone
Our Troops run full varied exciting programmes, resulting in long waiting lists.
My Thanks goes out to all the leaders and helpers, of which without them Farnham couldn’t run such a wonderful, scouting programme and wishing the 5ths Group , who have just started their 3 troop, every success.
Denise Iverson – ADC Scouts