May 2022 Troop Camp

During the May bank holiday weekend, the 1st Brookwood Scouts were fortunate to stay at the Earleywood Campsite for the first time and have it all to themselves. There was a late dinner after arrival on the first day with camping equipment set up under their own instruction.

The days were a mix of Spring and Summer weather but everyone hardly noticed when it rained while they played volleyball, archery, and sped up climbing walls under supervision. During fieldcrafts they made impromptu football goals, learned how to use heavy tools, and made their own meals. Saturday night’s meatballs were a big hit!

An adventure filled long weekend was had by all and it felt like Scouting was back in full swing again, and lockdowns felt like a distant memory.

Campfire Cakes and Guys

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Remember Remember the Fifth of November!

The Scouts decided to celebrate 2021 Bonfire Night with a twist by making up the campfire and

the oven to bake cakes in. Then the Scouts created Guys using whatever was available to

put together before having a mini best Cakes and Guys competition. Lots of fun and light-hearted

mocking was had by all! The following link provides photos of the evening:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/1st-brookwood-scouts/albums/72157720121732804

Senior Scouts Expedition

During June 2021, six Senior Scouts from 1st Brookwood Scouts completed their first expedition towards the Chief Gold Scout award since lockdown restrictions have been lifted, hiking for 15 miles over two days in the Surrey Hills using an OS Map, and camping overnight near Farnham. The only participation from Scout leaders was at designated checkpoint sites.

The event was a first for one senior scout, and the participants are keen to do another expedition soon, so an overall success and good progress toward the Chief Gold Scout award.

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Esher District Day Hike 2020

After last years success, Brookwood Scouts was searching for high achievements again this year.  Four teams entered from Brookwood. 

Team A came in at second place, and were fastest at the orienteering. Team C were close behind in a respectable third place overall.  

Teams B & D made an excellent effort and went home happy, but tired and very muddy!   Overall it was a successful day for Brookwood Scouts and ended on a high before the lockdown put a halt to the group and outdoor activities.

Get Involved

1st Brookwood Scouts is a thriving group with waiting lists for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. We have some volunteering vacancies that have become available and with your help, we can continue to thrive:

Parent Representative(s): We value your feedback so 1st Brookwood Scouts Group can improve and progress. Can you spare an hour for 3 or 4 times a year, to attend Group meetings, and provide feedback from a Parent’s perspective?

Quarter Master: This role is for checking, maintaining and ordering equipment used in group excursions and activities. This role could be for one person or can be divided between a few volunteers, and is only required when events requiring equipment are scheduled, or when a stock-take is required. Training will be provided.

200 Club Administrator: Four 200 club draws take place annually. This role would collect payments for the draws and administer the members register as required. The system of administering the 200 Club is mature but training will be provided.

For any of the above roles please contact: generalenquiries@1stbrookwood.scoutsites.org.uk

Diwali 2019

Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Light held over five days between mid-October and mid-November, celebrating victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. 

The Cubs busily squeezed a mini-Diwali celebration into one session where candle holders were crafted, a cartoon video was viewed explaining the meaning behind Diwali, a Hindu dance was bravely performed by one of our Cubs, and finally a traditional Hindu buffet was generously provided by some expert Diwali festival-goers.

Home-made candle holders
Traditional Diwali festival fayre

For more photos of this cultural experience, click here.

Family Camp 2019

Over 80 people joined the bi-annual Family Camp, including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, parents and leaders at Walton Firs Activity Centre, Cobham.  We arrived on Friday evening to erect the tents, followed by a barbecue organised by the leaders. 

Tents up, now where’s the food!

On Saturday we split into manageable groups and took part in caving, high ropes, skittle alley, nightline, crate stacking and buggy building.  In the evening the lightning-fast AGM announced the Beaver, Cub and Scout of the Year awards, and winner of the 200 Club.  The evening ended with singing and socialising around a roaring camp fire. No one seemed to mind that it was now pouring with rain! 

Sensory exploration to find camp!

Sunday morning started with a full English breakfast and wide games.  At the end of the weekend camping adventure we managed to get the tents down before the heavens opened. 

Overall, the weather was kind to us (mostly!). 

A huge thank you to all the organisers, leaders and especially the caterers, for another successful Family Camp!  Please go here for more photos of the big adventure.

Remembrance Sunday 2019

The 1st Brookwood Scout Group was proud to attend the 2019 Remembrance Sunday commemoration at Brookwood Military Cemetery. On this beautiful November morning members of our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Groups marched in line to their positions at the front of the service and showed great respect for the solemn occasion.  Photos can be viewed here.

Remembrance Sunday 2019 at Brookwood Military Cemetery