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

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Thank you to the new Beaver Leader team

Thank you to the new Beaver leader team for a great term of fun activities. The Beavers have had a great time including a magical night walk in the forest finding glow sticks and finishing off making some yummy Christmas biscuits. Looking forward to even more fun in 2016 !

 

Remembrance Sunday – an important day for 1st Bagshot

Thank you to members of 1st Bagshot Group and Families for coming to join in remembering those who lost their lives in conflict at St Anne’s Church. 

   

1st Bagshot Poppy Collecting Cheerfully Despite the Rain!

Thanks to Waitrose, Co-Op, Bagshot Cafe and the High St and all their lovely customers for contributing to The Poppy Appeal despite the weather. Well done to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents for keeping cheerful.

 

An Indian Summer in Garners Field, Family Camp 2015

Here’s some photos from 1st Bagshot Family Camp at Garners Field, Farnham 18-20th Sept.  This year the theme was Native America and as you can see the Mowhawks, Sioux and Appache patrols really got into the spirit of it!

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There were lots of new faces and the challenges helped to get everyone involved and helped in getting to know one another. The idea is to get to know one another as being part of the Scouting Family and get to have some fun experiencing what the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers do as part of 1st Bagshot Scout Group.

The challenges included a

  • Cooking challenge, making Native American Fry bread, some very inventive presentation
  • Craft challenge to make a totem pole and head dress for the Chieftan. Watch out for photos of Chief Kate and also Chief David in front of a TeePee!
  • Sporting challenge, games of hockey (think some of us may be sore for the next week as very intense in the adult game!)
  • Engineering challenge to make a canoe from cardboard, tape and plastic sheeting  to float a teenagers down the river with the Appache boat even supporting two adults!!
  • Performance challenge to adapt a Native American Indian children’s story with points for entertainment and level of childrens’ participation

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As you can see from the photos, it was all great fun.  Edward Lawson (Cub) said when asked what he enjoyed ‘All of it everything!’ Marcus Croxton (Scout) said ‘I enjoyed the boating as we got to play in the river!’  Mark Hoare, a veteran to the family camp as Dad of James who is now an Explorer Scout said ‘Love the boats as it was an interesting but achievable challenge.  The weekend as a whole as provides something for everyone to enjoy’.  Kate Mallon, parent of Jack (Cub) and Lucy (hoping to join Beavers soon) said ‘It was a fantastic family experience’

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Big Chief Flaming Logs (aka Spencer Watson), the overall leader 1st Bagshot Scouts said ‘ It was really well organised.  Many thanks to all those involved in particular Andy and Lisa Woodward for all their hard work as it was a great weekend.’

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Autumn Term

All sections will start back this term on Monday September 14th.  More details will follow by email to members.

Bells and coconuts at St Anne’s Church Fete

Bagshot Scouts had a great time today helping at St Anne’s Church Fete. Thanks to Andy Woodward for co-ordinating the Coconut Shy at St Anne’s Fete and the Cubs and Scouts that helped run it.  We also really enjoyed learning about the bell ringing from John Bauld, who also is helps the Scout Group in addition to Bell Ringing. Bagshot heard a lot of Church Bells !!!!  
    
 

Summer Newsletter 2015

2015 Summer Newsletter now available – click here to get an overview of what the 1st Bagshot Scout group have been up to since the last newsletter! 2015 Summer Newsletter v4Front page of 2015 Summer Newsletter

BUB CampOver at Walton Firs

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What a weekend!  The 1st Bagshot ‘s  annual Beaver Sleepover and Cub Camp (BUB CampOver) joined up for a brilliant weekend ram packed with activities at Walton Firs Activity Centre.

Friday night kicke d off with everyone pitching tents, a treasure hunt (with the stamps being very well hidden by Izzie Cox) before cocoa and songs around the campfire.

After Saturday breakfast and clearing up, we all played Mr Spongee.  This is a wide game where each adult had one  colour of face paint and/or face wipes.  The aim was to get a stripe of every colour on your face but if you came across an adult with the face wipe – you had to start again!  It was brilliant fun and impressive to see how fast the adults can run especially before 9am!

Caving was the main morning activity and proved to be one of the most popular.  This is a great facility that Walton Firs offers and consists of a manmade cave system with many different tunnels.  Torches were essential as it was pitch black inside.  Despite this, all the Beavers and Cubs really enjoyed it.  Autumn (Cub, age 8) summarised it brilliantly – ‘ I thought it would be frightening but once I started it, it was awesome!  I loved the twisting pathways and cool cave paintings.’

The Beavers worked on their Camping Activity badge which included fire lighting.  The Cubs made their own first aid pouch and learnt how to use the constituents for their first aid badge. Fully prepared, they went on to learn how to use knives properly.

Beavers moving up to Cubs took part in a new ceremony.  They left the  Beavers whacking their tails to join the howling Wolf Cubs.

‘The idea of the joint camp was to help make the transition from Beavers to Cubs less daunting as the kids get to know the older kids and Cub leaders’ said Fraser Sampson, Cub Assistant Leader.  All the kids mixed really well and it was not just the younger ones who appreciated it.  Campbell O’Leary (10 year old Cub) said ‘I enjoyed getting to know the Beavers.’

Niel Webber was also initiated as Assistant Scout Leader.  When asked what he thought of his first camp with 1st Bagshot ‘It’s been great.  Everyone had fun.  Become a Leader and you get to do all the good bits in Scouting and one of them is camping’

The climbing wall was the main activity for the Cubs in the afternoon with everyone getting harnessed up and giving the walls a good go.  The instructors challenge of ringing two bells at the top of two different routes were reached by Matthew Hill and Campbell O’Leary

Cubs Spring Programme

Cubs resumes on Monday January 12th.  The full programme for Cubs this term is available to download here:  spring_2015

Cub Animation Activity

Over the last few weeks the Cub section have been working on producing animated films.  They used a technique called “stop motion” where a series of photographs are taken of a scene with tiny changes made between each picture and then the pictures are strung together to make a film.

A film premier was held last night where we viewed them all for the first time (with popcorn of course!) and now they are here for your viewing pleasure: