Service Team – April Update

The new District Store is complete and now full of all the District Equipment, the containers were emptied and removed from site in the first week of March. We will be having the Official Opening on Wednesday 14th May at 7.00pm, before our monthly meeting which we have moved to 2nd Cuddington Scout HQ. For…

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Challenge Hike!

On Sunday 9th March twenty eight teams descended on Holmbury St Mary for the annual district Challenge Hike. Despite a cold start we were blessed with a lovely warm spring day, which really helped every one enjoy their walks. Under 13 Scouts, Over 13 Scouts & Explorer teams were challenged with morning & afternoon session…

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Swimming Gala 2014

Epsom & Ewell District’s annual Swimming Gala is a chance for all Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts to represent their own Groups and compete for individual medals and the overall Group Winner’s trophy. This year’s results were as follows: Cub Scouts: 1st: 8th/14th Epsom 2nd: 2nd Ewell 3rd: 7th Epsom (Apache) Scouts: 1st: 7th Epsom…

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Service Team – February Update

We received the keys to the new District Store just before the Christmas break; we had a working party on the 11th/12th of January and installed the roofing insulation which was a long tough job so a huge thanks to all those who helped. The next step will be to install the electrics which has…

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Time flies!

Well, they say time flies but the last 6 months have been a whirlwind! It had started with a growing feeling that it was time that I (chief cook, cleaner, chauffeur, wife, mum, TA at school etc) gave ‘something back’ to 2nd Cuddington with so many opportunities and so much fun over the years. It…

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1st Cuddington Scouts pass Royal Navel Inspection

In late November, 1st Cuddington hosted Lieutenant Commander Gray; the Royal Navy’s Staff Officer Sea Scouts; for their regular inspection. After spending time in the afternoon visiting the Group’s boathouse, reviewing the self assessment form and chatting with Explorers who are young leaders; Lt Cmdr Gray attended the formal inspection which featured members of all…

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Service Team – December Update

The new District Store is up, complete with roof and the door in the right place now with just a small (!) list of snagging issues to get sorted out. When the building has been signed off we will need to paint the inside, insulate the roof, re-wire and install the racking before we can…

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District Commissioner’s Notes – December 2013

Saturday 16th November saw the District’s Annual Emergency Aid Badge day take place. Once again Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts could complete their requisite ‘Stage Badge’ between 1 & 4. Following very attentive and enthusiastic participation, over 80 badges were attained, including one Cub Scout achieving his Stage 3 badge. Congratulations to…

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Walton Firs Presentation to the Lord Lieutenant

Explorer Scout Lucy and Scout Patrol Leader Matthew from the 2nd Cuddington Scout Group in Epsom & Ewell presented the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey – Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP – with the first commemorative brochure to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Walton Firs Activity Centre. Both Lucy and Matthew have camped and used…

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