Our Aim

Our aim is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The method of achieving the aim of the association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the scout promise and law and guided by adult leadership and to have loads of FUN doing it!

YOU could be part of this, for Leaders & helpers are always wanted around the District, and at this time particularly for the Beaver Scout Section (6-8 year olds).  Why not give it a try, you'll never regret it, and once "bitten" you will wonder why you have never thought of it before.  There is no long term commitment, and training is given.  Interested?  Contact the acting District Commissioner Father Jonathan How on 01483 892217 or click on "Join the Adventure"

 

Please don't forget to check the NEWS ARCHIVE as only 3 news items appear at once and there could be a lot going on!!! 

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40 years of service

At the end of a 10 hour activity day for Cub Scouts from Churt & Hindhead, held at the 1st Hindhead H.Q. on 24th June, Stephen Evans was presented with his 40 year Service Certificate by the Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs Chris Lloyd.  Stephen is currently an Asst. Cub Scout Leader with Churt and Hindhead Packs, but he has a long continuous service as a Leader.  He was a Wolf Cub (those were the days) and a Scout at 2nd Denham in Buckinghamshire, where he became an Asst.Scout Leader, before moving to the District Venture Scout Unit in Uxbridge.  He moved to Hindhead in 1979 as Scout Leader, his interests being very much in traditional Scouting, in particular camping, with 25 week long summer camps with the Scouts under his belt. For many years he hiked with the older Scouts along the South Downs Way in February.

 

Stephen gained his Queens Scout Award in 1976, which he received from Lord Baden Powell, the grandson of the founder Lord Baden Powell of Gilwell.

 

He was awarded the Silver Acorn in 2009 for specially distinguished services to Scouting.

 

Stephen Evans (Centre) with his certificate.  Chris Lloyd is on the left, with Peter Prociuk, the Group Scout Leader at 1st Hindhead, on the right.

 

John Stone

Haslemere & District Scouts Media Manager

 


Scout Section Muir Trophy

On Thursday evening 15th June 4 Troops from Haslemere & District Scouts took part in the annual "Muir Trophy" competition, at Camelsdale recreation ground. Organised by Peter Callender, the Asst. District Commissioner for Scouts, each of the teams had 20 minutes to complete each of the four challenges which were 2 pioneering projects where bridges had to be built using poles and ropes; getting across a shark infested lake balancing on upturned buckets; and mapping and compass where signs and grid references were the key to success. Points were awarded 12,10,8,6.

  1st Haslemere crossing the shark infested waters

The winners were 1st Haslemere with 41 points, very very closely followed by  1st Camelsdale with 40, and 1st Fernhurst with 39. 1st Chiddingfold came in with 24 points.

 1st Haslemere with the "Muir Trophy"

After the presentation of the newly refurbished trophy by Peter, the teams took part in a tug-o-war, each team pulling best of 3 against the others, and the winners again were Haslemere, and received the tug-o-war trophy to add to their collection. 

1st Haslemere with the tug-o-war trophy

Well done Haslemere.

 

John Stone

Haslemere & District Scouts Media Manager

St Georges Day 2017

 

On St. George's Day Sunday 23rd April, approximately 300 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, and Leaders, attended their annual service, this year at St. Christopher's Church in Weyhill.  The Church was full to capacity, with parents standing at the back, and the service was led by the Rev. Mary Bowden.  At the start of the service the District Commissioner Fr Jonathan How asked some of the Scouts what they knew about St. George.  One Scout said, "his favourite colour was green". Think he must have been confusing St. George with Robin Hood!  Then Jamie Short, the Explorer Scout Commissioner, outlined some of the stories of St. George and the dragon, some to be believed and some not!  During the service the District Commissioner presented 4 Long Service Awards:- Matthew Beveridge 5 years; Clare Short & Stuart Ward 10 years; Chris Lloyd 15 years. 3 Explorer Scouts had gained the Duke of Edinburgh Award:- Georgina Dayne Bronze, Max Smith Silver, and Joe Byham Gold.  Sue Styles, Cub Scout Leader at Churt received the Chief Scout's Commendation for good services.

 

All Promises were renewed, the Beaver Scouts led by Sue Gibbon, the Cub Scouts led by Chris Lloyd.  Jamie Short read the Scout Laws, and then the District Commissioner led the Scouts, Leaders, and any others who had previously made the Scout Promise, in its renewal.  Following the National Anthem, colours were returned during the singing of "He's got the whole world in his hands".

 

John Stone

Haslemere & District Scouts Media Manager