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Expedition Challenge

Over the weekend of 12-14 May, 18 teams from across Surrey participated in the County Scouts Expedition Challenge. 8 teams were in the competition with another 10 participated as training teams. The event was a hiking and camping competition which involves camping and cooking for two nights with two days of hikes totaling 37 km. All teams were of a high standard and after the two days, in spite of a valiant effort by 1st Rydes Hill, 4th Weybridge won the trophy. St Nicolas 9th Guildford scored highest amongst the training teams.





Beavers Go Wild









What an amazing weekend!  The first ever Surrey Scouts Beaver Camp took place at Bentley Copse.  259 Beavers and their leaders joined in an exciting collection of activities including climbing, archery, push ball, camouflage activities - all sorts!  The fun continued on Sunday morning after a good night’s sleep under canvas!



Scoutabout 2017 - Awesomeness Defined!













What a truly incredible weekend!


With over 6000 people on site including young people, leaders and the support teams, Scoutabout 2017 was a stunning event!  There were over 200 activities for the Scouts and Guides to try and many, many challenge for them to face including The Black Hole caving complex, the high abseil tower, kayaking, shooting, bus driving, quad bikes as well as loads of smaller but just as awesome smaller events.  New for this year was the drone flying activity - what a lot of skills were needed!


Performing on the Scoutabout stage this year were Reuben Gray, Hannah Dorman and David Coslett.  We also had the return of Scoutabout’s Got Talent!


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Water Success!


The 7th Epsom Explorers decided to support WaterAid as their chosen charity this year and so in February they had a representative of WaterAid give them  a presentation, telling them all about their charity and the projects they run. The Explorers  set up a small committee to organise the fundraising and they decided to try and do something different in order to raise money. So last Sunday, 9th July, they held a WaterAid Bath Push in Epsom and also had a bottle and chocolate tombola in the market square.

After much planning, collecting and labelling of chocolate and bottles, folding of raffle tickets, decorating and mobilising of the bath - they were ready. It was a very hot day and, sadly, the bath was too heavy for its wheels, so it only made a minor tour of Epsom town centre! But, the Explorers managed to raise a whooping £400 with their buckets, bottles and rapidly melting chocolate.

A huge thank you to the Beavers and Cubs for the donations of chocolate and the Scouts and Explorers for the bottles.

Well done to all the 7th Epsom Explorers who got involved, whether on the committee or on the day - you were amazing!


Surrey leader presented with Bronze Wolf at World Scout Conference.









Fr Jonathan has been part of the County team in Surrey since 1992, helping with leader training, large events and expeditions. Last week he was presented with the Bronze Wolf, the highest award for adults in world scouting, for his contribution in the area of spiritual and religious development in scouting.


Fr Jonathan said "I was quite shocked when I received a letter last month telling me about the award. They are really rare - in fact the list of recipients is short enough that there is even a Wikipedia page of them. Most of us know how much Scouting is part of our lives, and we try to beaver away quietly, but it's only when someone tells us that we realise how much our scouting is part of other people's lives too and that our efforts have been noticed.


"It was exciting to be at the World Scout Conference and see so many young adults in roles of significant responsibility and their desire to grow scouting from 50 million to 100 million members by 2023. I am very honoured to receive this award, but I think the greater honour is being able to help them and so many good people in the movement in their work to create a better world."




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