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 District Commissioner Keith Clayton on 07887 777604 or click on "Join the Adventure"

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Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Has your job been affected by Covid through reduced hours or even redundancy? Are you now working from home and have a bit more time to devote to interests and hobbies than when you were commuting? Are you seeing the negative impact of lockdown in your community and want to help change things for the better? Maybe you (and/or your parents or other relatives) are semi or fully retired and want to put something back? Maybe you have children who are students and you want to encourage them to boost their CV, or they're doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award and need to find a volunteer role?

If you (or anyone you know) said yes to any of these, our 7 local Scout Groups (young people aged 6-14 years) and our 2 Explorer Scout groups (14-18 years) could use your time, skills and help! With over 100 youngsters on waiting lists for Haslemere's various Beaver, Cubs and Scouts sections, the District Team wants to make it possible for them to benefit from scouting as well.

And you'll benefit too! Whether it's something to add to your (or your teenager's) CV while you or they job hunt, or learning new knowledge and skills to take into an existing role, getting involved in scouting will bring you 'skills for life': https://youtu.be/cMGyuucCmuY

For more information about the roles currently available in the District, take a look at our roles page.

D of E Gold for Catriona

At 1st Fernhurst Scout Group's recent Annual General Meeting, Catriona Gibbon, a Beaver Scout Leader in the Group, was presented with her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by the District Commissioner Keith Clayton.  Keith had only recently been appointed District Commissioner of Haslemere & District Scouts, and may also be known to many as the proprietor of Clayton Jewellers in Haslemere High Street. Keith succeeded Fr Jonathan How whose position as District Commissioner was only temporary, until a permanent appointment could be made.

 

Catriona being presented with her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by the District Commissioner Keith Clayton.

 

Catriona, whose parents Sue & Dave are both Leaders in the Group, worked hard for 4 years to achieve this award, starting in 2013 with a training expedition in the Peak District. A year later she took part in a final expedition to the Lake District with four days of hiking. Catriona completed a year of volunteering during which she obtained her warrant as a Beaver Scout Leader.  She spent a year learning to play the piano and taught some younger pupils as well. For physical activity she went climbing every week for 6 months, and went on a residential experience to Tanzania where they helped to improve a school.  Even on the day of their A.G.M. she completed a 4 mile hike with Fernhurst Cubs & Scouts from Petersfield Station to Queen Elizabeth Country Park where they were met by parents with hot food.  It had been a very wet hike!

 

A very well earned award.

 

John Stone

Haslemere & District Scouts Media Manager