Category: Group News

Tesco Grant for Maintenance Equipment

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1st Normandy Scouts have recently taken part in the Tesco Bags of help scheme where charities all over the country have been awarded grants out of the Bags of help scheme. Following a vote by the local community at Tesco stores in Guildford, Guildford Town Centre & Milford we were successful in being awarded a grant of £2,000 towards maintenance equipment for the grounds.

This Tesco grant has allowed us to invest in a new (actually, good condition secondhand) lawn mower, strimmer, leaf blower & other ancillary equipment. On behalf of everyone at 1st Normandy Scouts we would like to thank all those who voted for us in Tesco stores and to Tesco for their philanthropic support.

For more details on the Tesco scheme please see –

Christmas Trees For Sale

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Premium grade Christmas trees from 1st Normandy Scout group will save you money and help us to raise money to renew our toilet and kitchen facilities!

  • 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 8ft (£55)

Order online – Last orders 20th November 2015

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Collection from 1st Normandy Scout Headquarters on Sunday 29th November between 12noon and 4pm when we will also be holding our Christmas Bazaar where the children can visit Father Christmas and you can have free refreshments including mulled wine and a mince pie.

Family Fun Day July 18th 2015

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There’ll be fun and games for all ages, a BBQ, cakes, a big raffle, a chocolate tombola, a bottle tombola and traders stalls with items for sale.  Not one to be missed.  Invite your friends, neighbours and the whole family.

We are very grateful to Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents, Digital Sign Services and Backhurst Animal Feeds for supporting the event.

There will also be a raffle, supported by Co Op Funeral Services in Ash Vale and Christmas’s Bakery at Worplesdon. Some of the prizes include:

  • £50 cash
  • Set of Neff saucepans worth £100 donated by Hogs Back Kitchens
  • £25 Vale Furnishers voucher for Cookshop/Accessories/Linens or £50 for furniture
  • £20 Sainsburys gift card
  • Hogs Back Brewery Tour for 2 people
  • 2 tickets to Little Angels soft play
  • A bottle of Prosecco donated by Waitrose at Frimley
  • A bottle of Cava donated by Budgens in Ash Vale
  • A bottle of Rose Wine donated by Budgens in Ash Vale
  • A box of Milk Tray donated by Budgens in Ash Vale
  • A box of Ferraro Roche Chocolates donated by budgens in Ash Vale
  • An assortment of occasion cards
  • An arrangement from Rays Florist
  • A selection of Neals Yard Remedy Products
  • The winning ticket holders choice from the Grannys Glove Box stall
  • A sterling Silver piece of jewellery of choice from the Silverfizz Jewellery stall
  • An organic gift from Riverford Organic Home Delivery Service
  • A dog toy from Backhurst Animal Feeds
  • A meal for 2 for the Royal Oak in Pirbright
  • A £30 voucher for The White Hart in Woodstreet
  • A meal for 2 from Happy Garden Chinese Takeaway in Ash Vale
  • A £10 voucher from Hunts Hill Farm, Normandy.
  • A £10 voucher from Squires Garden Centre in Badshot Lea.
  • 3 Porsche Calendars donated by the Porsche Centre, Guildford
  • 2 tickets to Bird World donated by Birdworld
  • A pair of secateurs from Norris and Gardiner
  • A prize from the Pampered Chef
  • A Sun Hat and Sun Glasses from Busy Happy People

Plus lots more arriving every day….a really good chance of winning a great prize

Christmas Came Early to 1st Normandy Scout Group

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A Christmas Bazaar at 1st Normandy Scouts HQ has just raised over £2000 towards the replacement of our hut roof.

All of the sections were involved in the preparations of items to sell on the day; the Beavers made magic reindeer food, the Cubs made dog toys and planted bulbs into pots, the Scouts created marshmallow sticks and the Explorers made bird boxes.

The event included 15 paying stallholders selling crafts and gifts, plus chocolate and wine tombola’s, face painting and a fun ukulele workshop ‘learn to play Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer’.  Premium grade Christmas Trees were sold to order and the day culminated with a raffle with over 40 fabulous prizes donated by supportive local businesses.

The event, sponsored by Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents in Ash Vale, was a great afternoon of fun and entertainment.  One visitor said, “we only popped down for an hour, but we were having so much fun, we ended up staying all afternoon!”.

We urgently need to raise nearly £20,000 to replace our asbestos roof before it becomes unsafe and are looking for sponsors for future events/donors towards their roof fund.  If you think you may be able to help, please contact [email protected]

Fundraising News

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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.  (sponsored by Digital Sign Services)
We’re really looking forward to the post arriving this week – our printed raffle tickets are on their way…
We are very proud of our lovely new lanyards, made especially for the Christmas Bazaar – free of charge, and can be used over and over again at all of our fundraising events.

Christmas Trees for Sale

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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 8ft (£55)
  • Delivered to your door (for an extra charge)

Order online or at our Christmas Bazaar

Centenary Celebrations

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centenary_badgeWe 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 for a Centenary badge was the best. The badge can be seen to the right and is now proudly being worn by all members of the group.

Again congratulations to Ethan and well done to all the young people who entered a design. They were all of a very high standard.

Group Christmas Show 2009

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This year the hut was very festive for the event thanks to the wonderful decorations provided by John Gunner of Wood Street, who spent the best part of an afternoon decorating the hall.

We had a great turn out from the parents to see the Beavers read a festive poem. The Cubs perfomed ‘Twas the night before Christmas’, which included a very large sleigh they’d made in the weeks before. The Scouts and Explorers did an alternative version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with an ecological theme, and the Explorers and their leaders provided everyone with refreshments.

Skip told all gathered about the groups upcoming Centenary (in 2012) and our plans to redevelop the toilet and kitchen facilities before this date. He also introduced Scott, one of our Scouts who has been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in 2011.