On Sunday 8th October 2017, 4 Cubs from the 1st Brookwood Group, along with 3 older siblings, took part in a Swimathon, organised by the Woking Rotary Club. This charity fund-raising event took place at the Pool in the Park in Woking and amongst the beneficiaries was the Birchmere Scout site that our group uses. Each of the swimmers took turns to swim a length at a time and our Cubs managed a total of 78 lengths in 55 minutes. Together the team raised approximately £300 and were delighted to each receive a medal upon completion of the swim. Well done to everyone that took part!
On Saturday 7th October, there was a district night hike, with 20 scout teams doing an 8 mile hike course in the Dorking area. This started at 8pm and finished at around 2:30 AM. 1st Brookwood fielded two teams, a training team who had less experience and so were supported by leaders, though did the tests by themselves, along with most of the navigation. There was also a Brookwood ‘A team’ who plotted a route and then walked the course on their own. The course had a number of checkpoints, where Scouts had to do tests on things like first aid, teamwork etc. We were very pleased with their performance, both groups worked well together as teams and supported each other.
The photo below is of the training team doing their first aid test at a checkpoint at around 1AM.
With a number of our Beavers recently turning 8 and therefore now old enough to move up to Cubs, on Friday evening there was a ‘swimming up’ ceremony for 7 of them. The Beavers sat on mats and waved goodbye to the rest of the colony and were pulled by Cubs using rope to bring them across the ‘river’. The Cubs happily accepted them into their pack and the ceremony was watched and enjoyed by family members of both sections.
Scoutabout takes place every three years, and this time was at Ardingly for a full weekend. Approximately 5,000 scouts from all across Surrey attended. 1st Brookwood Scouts were there, as a combined group with the Knaphill Guides for the first time.
There were activities during the day, set up by the huge amount of scout and guide groups present, from drone flying, quad biking, blacksmiths, wood carving, paddle boarding and too many other things to mention. We as a group did a maze/orienteering that a large number of scouts enjoyed. There were concerts and films in the evening that were enjoyed by all. This was a highly successful event, and huge thanks to all the Scouts and Guide leaders who put all the effort into planning it.
1st Brookwood Scout Group are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our programme. Please have a look at the Current Opportunities section of this website and contact us via the link if you would like to help.
We are the 1st Brookwood Scouts Cubs and Beavers group. We meet on a Friday evening at Brookwood, in the district of Woking.
Our members, which include both boys and girls, take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, visits, community events, good turns, map reading, camp cooking and first aid along with plenty of outdoor activities. Parents tell us their children benefit hugely from the adventures, fun and friendships they experience. It can help develop social skills and independence, and give them access to some amazing and memorable opportunities.
They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It’s a real adventure for them.
If you would like to join us please go to our contact us page, we would love to hear from you.
To get an idea of the activities that our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts do please see the recent news items below or visit the “Archived News” section.