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    Welcome to 1st Bagshot Scout Group.
    Founded 1909
    Charity Reg No. 305684

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What we’re up to…..

If you want to see what we’re up to on a regular basis, please visit our Facebook page where we upload many pictures of our activities as well as post notices to friends and family of the group.  Follow this link to the page.

If you want to put your child on our waiting list, please fill out the form here which will automatically add them to the list.  You will be contacted when a place becomes available.



A moment to reflect…

As we begin to emerge from over a year of lockdown bungee, let us take a moment to reflect on 12 months that truly changed the world and our daily lives beyond anything we could have imagined.

I am sure that we are all hoping that we have seen the last of virtual meetings and are looking forward to seeing our friends and families, scouting and other, without technology and zoom screens. It will be great to get out to enjoy the outdoors and all the opportunities that come with the privilege of being a Scout.

It has been a strange time but, as true Scouts, you have shown resilience and care, and co-operated to make a positive difference and make the best of the situation. You have captured the true spirit of Scouting and grown through adversity, learning along the way. Thank you to the group leaders: Sally, Andy, and Steve, for their creativity and determination to support our members through lockdown. From cooking to camping and scavenger hunts to silly games, you have risen to the challenges set as captured in this wonderful poem by Sally:

A look back at Bagshot Beavers in lockdown

(with some photos from a cub and a scout)

At Beavers we have…

Necker flipped

Clapped and remembered

Zoomed and scavenger hunted

Virtually camped and virtually campfired

Drawn superheroes and given them powers

Played quizzes and learned from each other

Crafted and Cooked

And cooked and Crafted some more

Bum sandwich anyone?

We’ve exercised and learned new words

Modelled dragons

Played silly games. Lots and lots of silly games

From Hangman to read my lips, Kim’s games to hand on hips

Squats and stories and whose poo? too.

What a year it has been, but please oh please, can we meet face to face again soon?

Hidden in Plain Sight Challenge

So here’s our first Scouting challenge to our young (and old?) members.

The theme is ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’. We want you to submit a picture of you hidden by camouflage in a picture taken in your home or garden. No hiding behind or inside something and no photoshop.

Please either post the picture on the facebook feed or email it to cubs@bagshotscouts.org.uk and let me know if it’s ok to post it.

Here are some examples.

The Chinese artist Liu Bolin is an expert at this, disguising himself in front of all sorts of backgrounds. You can see some examples of his work here http://www.artnet.com/artists/liu-bolin/3.
Animals too are excellent at camouflage like the owl.

My dearest firstborn son? Not so much………

Family Camp Report

Family camp was a lot of fun this year – have a look at our event report to see what we were getting up to.

Family Camp 2016

16th – 18th September; Garner’s Field, Farnham.

This year’s annual Family Camp took place at Garner’s Field near Farnham. This is a great location with good facilities, a river and a rope swing – perfect!

We had a record number of nearly a 100 happy campers from 29 families. It was great to see so many new faces enjoying the experience for the first time and also to welcome back some familiar old timers.


The theme was ‘Ancient Greece’ with each family assigned to one of three patrols: Medussa, Cyclops or Minotaur. As is tradition at family camp events, a number of challenges were set for the patrols including camp housekeeping and teamwork which were judged by our esteemed leaders Steve and Spencer.

camp2 There was something for everyone to get involved in the challenges from aspiring Jamie Oliver to Enterprising Engineers to budding Brownlea brothers…..

  • Craft: Create a mask of the patrol’s mythological Greek creature.
  • Cooking: Create hummus and pitta flat bread.
  • Engineering: Design and build an Argo style boat capable of carrying 2 Argonauts down the stream using only cardboard, tape and plastic film!
  • Olympic events including javelin, shot, discus and running.
  • Performance: A short performance based on the myth of patrol’s namesake creature.

The competition was fierce as was the spirit of team work and each patrol enjoyed success with Minotaurs claiming the best hummus and pitta prize.


The laurel crowned Olympian Champions were Emily Wood (Beavers); Jack Mallon (Cubs); Alfie Rankin (Scouts); Kate Mallon (Explorers +, Women), and Lewis Bond (Explorers +, Men). Watch out for them in Tokyo 2020!


The highlight of the afternoon was the boat challenge down the river following our “Pimms” refreshment break …



Take a look at the selection of photos to see who sailed and who sank! The winning Argo was built by the Cyclops team who managed to sail 6 young Argonauts downstream to the rope swing.


We enjoyed an evening meal of traditional Greek kebabs, couscous and pitta bread before gathering around the campfire for the shows.


The winners of the performance challenge were Medussa with a modern twist on an ancient classic featuring Beyonce and Britney Spears! The Minotaurs were highly commended for their costumes and casting – in particular that of Marek as Ariadne, Godess of love! All patrols put on a fantastic show – well done.


The night was then rounded off with the traditional camp fire sing song led by Sophie and Steve accompanied by John on guitar. This was an eclectic play list ranging from the duck song to a very moving personal dedication of ‘Kumbaye’. There was not a dry eye in the firelight.


It was, once again, another fantastic weekend with lots of good old fashioned fun and fresh air and the overall Camp Champions were the Cyclops patrol – well done!

Thanks to all who worked so hard top pull it together and thank you to all of those who came and joined us. I will hand over to some family camp first timers to share with you their thoughts…

“We had a fabulous time at our first family camp. It was a fun-filled, action-packed weekend for children and adults of all ages and such a fantastic way to get to know other Bagshot families.”

The Fursts, (William, Beaver)

“We really enjoyed the activities, especially sailing the boats along the river.  We also really enjoyed spending time together and having fun around the camp fire.  We are looking forward to coming back next year.”

The Belgraves, (Miles, Scout)

“I think we could quite safely say that this was a ‘Golden Opportunity’ to meet all the families you only see and never speak to due to busy time schedules and the like. The experience generated the community mindfulness that is so often missing in today’s society, and instilled in the adults what the children already do, dig in and have fun! I don’t know who enjoyed the activities more the kids or kidults. Invaluable to have ‘old hands’ guiding us through though. Thanks again.”

The Carmichael- Wilsons (Grace, Beaver)

“We all enjoyed the weekend and it will stay with me as one of those treasured family memories which encompassed good old fashioned values – family, friends, fun and no bickering over electronic gadgets!”

The Burtons (Thomas, Scout; Max, Cub; George, Beaver)

See you all again next year campers!

Chief Scouts Silver Awards

In recent weeks two of our Cub Scouts, Daniel and Sam, have both completed all the requirements for their Silver Chief Scouts Awards.  These are the first two Cubs to have completed the requirements including the new Personal Challenge Badge where a challenge is set by their Leaders as well as a second that they set themselves.  The personal challenges the boys set themselves where very different – one achieving a personal best in his school SPAG test and the other completing a round of golf very much below par.


Well done to both boys, and we hope you enjoy yourselves as you move forward in Scouting.

Happy Cubs at Cub Camp

Tents up and Happy Cubs playing  rounders – looking forward to be joined by Beavers tomorrow!

Thank you all for a great St Georges and HMQ90 afternoon

Thanks to all those involved in 1st Bagshot Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for making the Queens 90th celebration extra special by renewing their promises for St Georges Day. Congratulations to those explorers who were awarded their platinum awards.

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New Year’s Resolution?

Thinking of adding some volunteering to your life in 2016?

Bear Grylls, our Chief Scout, and the Scout Association have challenged us to bring more adventure to our young member’s lives. Bagshot Scouts have a number of opportunities to get involved.

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There are lots of activities that we could offer locally – archery, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and air rifle shooting for example- but we need adult volunteers to help deliver these activities. All training will be provided, so as well as giving something back to your community you could learn a new skill and gain a new qualification.

If you’re interested and would like to talk more about it please get in touch via info@bagshotscouts.org.uk

All set for the Windlesham Pram race…who’s afraid of the big bad wolf…

Come down to Windlesham and give the prams a cheers! The Exec team are marking 100 years of the wolf Cubs by the 1st Bagshot Scout Pram theme of Red Riding Hood. Come down and bring your pennies as will be collecting for local charities!