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Over the weekend of 12-
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 -
Scoutabout 2017 -
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 -
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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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 -
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 -
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 -
"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."