We are always looking for additional volunteers to join our Leadership team. However as our numbers have grown over this last year we are finding ourselves close to our upper limit of members. Without volunteers we are unable to grow the sections further and this limits the number of young people that can join. If you are thinking of getting your young person into Scouting why not get involved yourself.

Responsibilities include organising games, attending fun events, encouraging children to reach their potential, imparting knowledge, etc.
Full support and training given. Please note references and DBS check required.

So if you are, or someone you know is, aged 18 or over and you think you’ve got what it takes, why not send us a message using the contact us page.

Come to Tolmers 2015

For their summer camp this year the Scouts went to Tolmers for the CTT 2015 event. With 5 days of action packed activities there wasn’t a moment to sit and get bored. The activities ranged from Aeroball to zip lining, abseiling to zorbing and archery to water wars and many in between. All they had to do was get into line and sign up.

On the Wednesday we travelled into London and climbed to the top of the London Monument; all 311 steps of it. Lunch by the Tower of London then over Tower bridge to look at HMS Belfast and back to the campsite for dinner.

A big well done to two of our Scouts on achieving their Chief Scouts Gold Award with a embarrassing drag up onto the stage at Flag Down to receive their awards.

The disco on the Friday night provided a Leader free zone for the Scouts to dance and make friends coming back to a warm campfire and cocoa before the last sleep of the week. Can you spot our Scouts?

Just before going home there was enough time for a few badges and leader awards.

Now the planning for next year starts.

Scouts Hammock Camp

This July the Scouts tried something new and went hammock camping at PACCAR Scout camp.

Each Scout had their own hammock to erect and sleep in. We even had a go at some backwoods cooking and skinned our own rabbits.

Our verdict was that skinning the rabbits was icky,that they would have tasted better in a stew instead of roasted but the hammocking was fantastic.

The human fruit machine at the Cove village fair

The 6th Farnborough Scout Group had a great time at the Cove village fair last weekend. We ran our infamous Human Fruit Machine where the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders all got stuck in. The day finished with the group raising over £100.

The group would like to thank everyone that took part, everyone that played our game and for the very kind donation from the folks on the plant stall.

Scouts Global Challenge

For his Global Challenge Badge one of our Scouts is investigating slavery both overseas and here in the UK. Please take a moment to see his message:

“When I was younger I visited the Slavery Exhibition in Liverpool.
I was shocked at the appalling treatment that the slaves faced, and was horrified when I learned that slavery still exists today.
So when I had to chose an issue for my Global Challenge Badge, it was a good opportunity to research further into slavery.
I hope that I can help the cause by alerting others that slavery still exists, and needs to be stopped.”

Explorer Takeover

This week saw a take over by some local Explorer Scout Leaders. Carl and Adam joined us in the hut to introduce themselves and show the Scouts that the fun and adventure continues long after they leave us. The Scouts had a great time and give a big shout of thanks out to our new friends.