County Cyclocross 2018

On Sunday 4th March Scouts from 2nd Guildford and St Nicolas 9th Guildford participated in the 35th annual Surrey County Scouts (& Explorers) Cyclo-cross Competition held at Ranmore Common. The event was run with somewhat soft going as a result of the rapid thaw of the snow from the “Beast from the East”. The weather […]

Cubs Indoor Challenge 2018

On Saturday 24th February, eight teams took part in the annual Cubs Indoor Challenge. The teams from 5th Guildford ‘Lions’, 1st Stoughton, 2nd Guildford, 1st Rydes Hill, 1st Weyfield and St Nicolas 9th Guildford had to construct a marble run to see how far a marble can run from the start to finish. They were […]

Beavers Christmas Craft Afternoon

In late November, Normandy Scout hut was transformed into a hive of Christmas activity. Nearly 60 Beavers from across the district met for an afternoon of festive crafting. The young people thoroughly enjoyed themselves making a wide variety of Christmas crafts. These included felt tree decorations, 3D Christmas trees, snowman biscuits, Christmas cards, toilet roll […]

Volunteers Needed

The District is seeking volunteers to ensure that we can provide Scouting for all the young people who would like to join the organisation. We require urgently adults to assist in Onslow Village and Rydes Hill, with Beaver and Cub Scouts. It is a fun and rewarding role, allowing you to see young people enjoy […]

District Beaver Fun Day 2014

On Saturday 7th June 50 Beaver scouts from across the district met at Normandy for an afternoon of space themed fun. This theme was chosen to coincide with the launch of the new Space activity badge. The weather was kind, and despite the threat of rain all the Beavers were able to join in a […]

County Hiking Challenge 2014

Over the weekend of May 16th – 18th scouts from three Guildford West troops took part in the County Expedition Challenge. Competition and training teams from regular participants 2nd Guildford (last year’s winners) and St Nicolas 9th Guildford were joined by a training team from Rydes Hill. The event involved scouts being marked on their […]

New Explorer Unit

A new Explorer Unit has been established by Guildford West in partnership with St Nicolas 9th Guildford Scout Group. The unit was formed on Good Friday with Guildford West’s DESC and District Commissioner in attendance. The District Commissioner and GSL of St Nicolas 9th Guildford invested the new unit’s Explorer Scout Leader, who in turn invested the […]

New Activity Badges

Ahead of the launch of the revised programme in 2015, the Scout Association has launched a range of new activity for the Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer sections. For further information on any of the new badges, use the links below: Beaver Scout Activity Badges Camp Craft  Collector Communicator Cyclist Gardener Photographer Sports Space Disability […]

District Night Hike

On Friday 14th March over one hundred scouts and guides took part in the annual Guildford West District Scouts Night Hike from Tongham Scout HQ to Normandy Scout HQ via a cross country route involving a range of incidents along the way. 19 teams from 2nd Guildford, 1st Normandy, 1st Stoughton, 4th Farnham (Tongham), 1st […]