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

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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:

2014 Remembrance Sunday – A Very Special Year.

2014 marked 100 years since the First World War started, and 70 years since D Day, so this year’s Remembrance Sunday was particularly important.

Over 20 members of 1st Bagshot Scout Group sold poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Bagshot town centre on Saturday 8th November. Making a positive impact in our communities and preparing young people to be active citizens are important aspects of Scouting. Many people in Bagshot have close links to the armed services due to the close l022v2ocation of many military establishments, and people were incredibly generous.

Thanks to the Co-operative, the Village Café and the Post Office for allowing us to collect outside their premises. Extra thanks to the Village Café for the hot drinks and the Post Office for the sweets that kept the younger and older members going !

On Sunday 9th November, Remembrance Sunday, over sixty Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, from 1st Bagshot Scouts, joined their families, the Guides and congregation at a packed St Anne’s church for a service of remembrance.

Photos of the ceremony have been compiled and can be seen on the website in a short film.  Thank you to Richard Rankin for putting this together

The new minister Rev Andreas Sistig led the service starting the sermon with a quote from JR Tolkein and ending with a message that he hoped that the children ‘found meaning and purpose in your lives’ and that the Scouts Association helped with this.

The most moving part of the service was at 11am outside the church by the War Memorial. Edward (Eddie) Dowding, a World War II veteran from Bagshot, read a list of 42 names of those people who were killed during First and Second World Wars. Eddie said ‘It gets harder every year, particularly when I come to the five school friends who died while serving as aircraft gunners’.

When asked what he thought about when the names were being read out, Alfie Rankin (Cub age 10), said he ‘hoped that that people would talk more and there not be any more wars’.

It was a moving day but there were also many smiles and Eddie enjoyed speaking with the children.  All in all a special day that marked a special year.

Family, fun and friends – what else do you need!

Over 80 people from 22 families got together for a great night of games, fish and chips and the traditional skittles challenge at the annual 1st Bagshot Family Night. To get an idea of what went on see the photos for yourself in a short movie below

There were nine teams of eight who took part in the challenge to win the skittle tournament on John Bould’s skittle alley. The enjoyment was not only by those that threw the skittles (often in a rather unique style) but also those collecting and putting the skittles up! The years of practise won throu 046 gh and Andy Woodwards (one of the 1st Bagshot Scouting Leaders) score of 17 saw his team to victory!

Over the year there have been some great challenges and activities that the beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers have participated in. Some of these were captured in the photographs which were projected for everyone to enjoy.

The highlight of the evening was the premier of the Explorers horror movie. To see if for yourself just go to the 1st Bagshot Scout website

A BIG thank you to all those who helped organise the event especially the Woodwards, Hills, Liffords and John Bould. Also THANK YOU to Richard Rankin who put the movie together.

It was a great night and a lovely opportunity to catch up. As Jayne Lifford, the secretary of the Exec Committee said ‘ It was a great night and get’s better every year. It’s a good to catch up with old friends and get to know new people who have joined 1st Bagshot family’

The 2014 Explorers’ Halloween Horror Movie

2014 Canal Boat Trip

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Panto Deadline

Tonight (Monday 13th October) is the deadline to get your Panto forms back.  You can find a copy here.

Family Night – November 8th

This year’s Family Night is Saturday November 8th.  All member Families are invited to come along for skittles, board games and a chance to meet other families in the Group.  A cash bar will be running on the evening.  Forms have been sent out on email, but you can get a copy here.

Family Camp photos 2014 – Japanese style

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Thanks to everyone who made the 1st Bagshot 2014 Family Camp such fun! As the Scout Jamboree is in Japan in 2015, the theme was Japan.  Enjoy the photos of the Sumo Wrestling, Soft ball and Cranes, Monkeys and Koi on their sushi, origami, haiku and play challenges – there are a lot so enjoy!

Family Camp Latest

Joining instructions for Family Camp have been sent out by email, hopefully to all attendees.  You can also find a copy here.  If you didn’t get a copy and think you should please let us know.

Volunteering Opportunities

Bagshot Scout Group is a friendly, active and growing group providing high quality Scouting experiences to boys and girls in Bagshot from 6-18 years old since 1909. group_photo We currently have opportunities to join the group as an adult Section Leader or as a skills instructor.  If you are interested in any of these opportunities and would like to find out more please contact Andy Woodward, cubs@bagshotscouts.org.uk or 01276 472841. Skills Instructors If you can’t commit to a regular term time Monday night, we would still like to hear from you.  We are looking to build a pool of skills instructors who could help deliver adventurous activities such as Archery, Climbing wall, kayaking etc.  Full training to achieve the necessary certifications would be provided in return for a commitment to deliver activities a handful of times a year. Explorer Scout Leader Help the new Explorer Section develop their own programme encouraging the young people to gain independence and confidence.  Explorers meet on Monday night from 8:15 until 9:30 at Connaught School.  The Explorers are aged from 14-18. The section is currently 9 strong but will see significant growth over the next 18 months. Explorers also have a number of camps and residential trips planned throughout the year. explorers_with_flag Scout Leader Support our very experienced Scout Leader to run an exciting programme for the 10-14 year olds.  Scouts meet on Monday from 7:30 until 9:00 at the Parish Hall.  The Scout section is full and busy with several Camps planned over the next year.  scouts_in_kayaks Beaver Leader Beavers are the youngest section, aged 6 and 7.  They meet on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 at the Parish Hall.  The emphasis of the Beaver programme is ‘learning through fun’ with a mixture of games, craft activities and some simple outdoor Scouting skills.  The Beavers have a sleepover event once a year.  beavers_knight