Scouts  7th Banstead   


Beavers: For boys and girls aged 6 – 8 years old. Motto: “Fun and Friends”.  The annual programme includes games, some badge work, learning through fun activities, outings and sleepovers.  Beavers meet in the Scout HQ at the back of the church on Thursdays (5.30 pm – 6.45 pm) in term-time. Contact: 01737 358077 for more information.

Cubs: For boys and girls aged 8 – 10.  The programme includes camping, sleepovers, badge work, games, challenge awards and outings.  Cubs meet in the Scout HQ at the back of the church on Wednesdays (6.30 pm – 8.00 pm) in term-time. Contact:  01737 356201 for more details.

Scouts: For boys and girls aged 10 – 14.  Includes camping, hiking, badge work, cooking initiative tests, sleepovers and outings.  Scouts meet in the Scout HQ behind the church on Fridays (7.30 pm – 9 pm) in term–time. Contact : 01737 356201 for more details.

Membership fees:  All sections pay a £45.00 Joining Fee with the membership fees for 2014 set at £35.00 per term thereafter, plus section subs of £5.00 per term.

Parade Services: Interactive, all-age services for all ages but aimed especially at children and young people. Parade services usually take place in January, February, March, June, September, October and November on the last Sunday of the month (except in March when it takes place on Mothering Sunday).

Activity reports to September 2019:

BEAVERS   -   Beaver Leader Liz Batten  
There are currently 24 Beavers, however there are still 12 x 6 year olds on the waiting list.   Liz has been attending the first few meetings of Beavers joining cubs and this does seem to help them settle in.  Leadership is still strong, with 4 Leaders and 2 Young Leaders.
Activities:   Learned about English customs of cheese rolling and gurning.  Met and learned about the work of a helicopter paramedic. Planted bulbs which the Beavers handed out at church.  Making fat balls for the birds. Knotting. Bed laying for camp.  Took part in Banstead in Bloom and one of our Beavers won first place for his alien model. Keep fit night in the park (run by a Beaver Dad).  Took part in Beavers’ District Adventure Day at Park Farm.  End of term picnic, water fight and cooking at Park Farm.
Badges completed:   Book Reader, Cook, Builder.  Plus Outdoor and Team World Challenges   
Camps / Sleepovers:   1 sleepover plus 4 Beavers came to cub camp for 2 days and 1 night
There have been 4 Chief Scout Bronze Awards

CUBS   -   Cub Scout Leader Maura Barber
There are currently 32 cubs.  Leadership is strong with 4 Leaders and 1 YL plus a sectional assistant who comes when college work permits.
Activities:  Pack Quiz for the District Competition. Visit to the Vets.  Pet Show.  Shooting and celebration evening at Park Farm.  Mother’s Day Gift Decorating. Ragwort clearing at a local farm for Local Knowledge Badge.  Attended SCRAM (A County Activity Day) in June.
Badges completed:   Athletics, Global Issue, Animal Carer. Plus World and Outdoor Challenges   
Camps / Sleepovers:   1 pre camp sleepover and a 5 night camp at Angmering where the cubs did cooking on open fires, went to the beach, and an outdoor pool, did archery & climbing, had a sports morning and an afternoon treasure trail round Arundel, and a trip to Fishers Farm.
There have been 4 Chief Scout Silver Awards

SCOUTS   -   Scout Leader Janice Barber
The Scout Section now has 24 scouts although 8 are not yet invested.   Leadership has dropped due to one sectional assistant returning to university so there are just 2 Leaders & 1 sectional assistant.
Activities:  Various activities covering Addiction – drink, drugs, smoking, and healthy lifestyle choices. Initiative Tests.   Country Code.  Forum on “How do you do the right thing?”  Mothers Day Gift Painting.  Bearings and basic Map reading skills. Made matchstick boats for Chip & Dip evening at Beddington Park.  Go Golfin’ evening. Community service with the Horticultural society. Shooting. Flying from Redhill aerodrome in 4 seater planes. Ragwort pulling at a local farm with cubs.
Camps / Sleepovers: A 6 night camp at Angmering in May where they did everything the cubs did plus a day hike, and a trip to Littlehampton Funfair with a fish & chip supper in the park.  
Badges completed:   Skills, Outdoor and Adventure Challenges. Scouts against Malaria Badge completed at camp.  
There have been no Chief Scout Gold Awards as the older ones have an Expedition Challenge 2 day hike to do in order to finish it.

Group Matters:  The whole Group got involved in writing prayers for the Mothers Day Parade Service, and took part in it.  We had a good turn out for St Georges Day Parade and a reasonable  attendance for the AGM in July. Julie Jordan was awarded a Chiefs Scouts Commendation for Good Services and Stuart Barber received the Silver Wolf Award in the St Georges Day Awards.  
Janice Barber, Scouter in Charge

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