District Cubs Handicraft Competition 2010

In true Blue Peter style, with egg boxes and sticky backed plastic, six teams competed against each other to design a Christmas Mobile, Table Decoration and a Christmas Tree Decoration. The teams had to design and build a Christmas Mobile (similar to the Christmas advent used by Blue Peter), a table decoration and Christmas Tree […]

District Scouts Activity Camp 2010

Over 60 Scouts, from all of the District’s Scout troops, enjoyed this year’s activity camp at Bentley Copse. On Saturday the scouts were kept busy with pioneering, climbing, archery, air rifle shooting, frisbee golf, lighting fires, a wide game and a campfire. Leaders from the District ran all of the activities. Mouse and Tim helped […]

District Cubs Backwoods Day 2010

On Saturday 2nd October, Cubs from the Guildford area congregated at 1st Normandy Scout HQ and grounds to participate in a backwoods day. The Cubs from 1st Normandy, 5th Guildford, 1st Stoughton and 2nd Guildford learnt some new skills as well as having a fun day. Inspired by the new Chief Scout Bear Grylls, the […]

District Beaver Sleepover 2010

Beaver Scouts from 2nd Guildford, 5th Guildford and St. Nicolas 9th Guildford; 23 Beaver Scouts in total descended on Bentley Copse camp site. The evening started with the mandatory safety talk and a walk around the site. We then waited for our camp fire to be lit by Akela Tony and Adam Lees, they were […]

County Scout Expedition Challenge 2010

The County Scout Expedition Challenge is an annual event for teams of between 4 to 6 Scouts from the same District. This year the challenge was held from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May and the ten teams, including a team of 6 from 2nd Guildford scouts, completed 2 hikes of about 18km on the […]

Cyclo Cross 2010

On Sunday 21 March, Scouts and Explorers took part in the 28th annual Surrey Scouts Cyclo Cross competition at Ranmore camp site. This year, eight Scouts and two leaders from 2nd Guildford entered the competition. Each year the course seems to get longer and this year participants were challenged by the addition of a hairpin […]

Cub Scout Indoor Challenge 2010

8 teams of Cub scouts took on the challenge of making a self propelled vehicle which would transport an egg safely. They were provided with cardboard, wooden and plastic “wheels”, dowelling and various wooden shapes, card, paper, balloons, elastic bands, glue, sellotape, plasticine and several other craft items. They were also supplied with instructions on […]

Fundraising at Whitmoor Common

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of February, Scouts from Guildford West will be raising funds for two Scouts selected to attend the 2011 World Scout Jamboree at Whitmoor Common. Between 10-4 each day, they will be loading cars (£15) and trailers (£30) with logs.

Cub Scout Handicraft Competition 2009

On a very wet and windy Saturday eight teams of Cub scouts worked very hard to make a zoetrope and a paper rocket. Paper rockets; easy, do that in a few minutes….wrong! These rockets had full cutting out and folding instructions, not only for the rocket but the bellows to fire them (it was said […]

District Scouts Activity Camp

The Scouts used to attend an Autumn camp on a regular basis (the county-organised Interlink) but this has not been held since 2004 so a District Scout activity camp was held at Bentley Copse over the first weekend in October. The camp was well attended by 57 scouts from all 6 groups in the District […]