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Beavers (Wednesday) News – November 2014

Badge Work The Beavers have this term been working towards achieving the Friendship Challenge badge and have also been earning the Safety, Faith and Space badges. Activities Cork catapults which fired mini marshmallows Filled jam jars with creatures from the woods – found a couple of frogs Made jelly and ate it around the campfire […]

Fundraising News

A selection of members of the 1st Normandy Scout Group were photographed this week to promote the Christmas Bazaar in the Mackenzie Smith Estate Agent newsletter.  Mackenzie Smith have kindly sponsored our Christmas Bazaar by printing our posters, flyers and raffle tickets. Look out for our 3 large banners coming soon on a roadside near you.  […]

Christmas Trees for Sale

Premium grade Christmas trees from 1st Normandy Scout group will save you money and help us to raise money to replace our roof too! Nordman Fir – good needle retention (non-drop) Natural aromas of citrus Soft deep green foliage Good triangular shape Top quality cut tree (no roots) Choice of heights from 5ft (£35) to […]

Cub Camp 2014

12 Cubs enjoyed a weekend camping at the Scout Hut from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2014. Friday Night The Cubs arrived at 6:30, and after helping to start put up their tents, went and joined in with the Scout meeting, whilst Akela, Shere Khan and a number of parent volunteers finished putting […]

Desert Island Pioneering

The Cubs have continued to test their backwoods skills this week, following on from last weeks shelter building and fire lighting/cooking two weeks ago. This week each six was given a box containing: 6 wooden pegs 1 mallet 4 lengths of rope 1 washing up bowl Their task was to imagine they were stranded on […]

Cubs Build Shelters

Tonight, after a wide game in the woods, the Cubs were set the task of making a waterproof shelter big enough for their whole six to sit in. Given they only had 40 minutes to construct it, the results were very good, although some were much more waterproof than others. Clearly some of the Cubs […]

100 Years of Scouting in Normandy

On the 7th of July, 2012, we formally celebrated our centenary with a BBQ and exhibition of the last 100 years of Scouting in Normandy, which saw many members past and present of 1st Normandy attending. The local paper, “The Surrey Advertiser” published the following article on the days events: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/community/s/2118949_scouts_honour_100_years

1st Normandy Explorer Scout Chosen as Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for 2013

Congratulations to Romy of 1st Normandy Explorers for being chosen as one of the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey’s Cadets for 2013. Dame Sarah Goad, the Lord Lieutenant, invited Surrey Scouts (of which she is President) to nominate an Explorer Scout as non-military Cadet, and Romy was selected as one of these. All their duties will […]

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Centenary Celebrations

We are now well in to our Centenary year, and have a number of activities still planned, the Centenary Party, Family Camp and Open Day/BBQ. Further information can be found in our events diary. After many excellent entries from the young people in all sections, the judges decided that Ethan from the Scout sections design […]

Akelas Marathon Challenge

This year is Akela’s 25th year as a Scout having joined 1st Normandy Cubs in 1987 – to celebrate this he’s running 26 races (including a marathon) throughout the year. You can keep up to date with his progress or donate online (all monies going to the hut redevelopment fund)