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March Updates from Surrey Scouts

Following our major mailing list update last month, we had 150 email bounces which meant that Surrey+ was not delivered.  This will have removed those people from our mailing list.  Please ensure that all of the leaders in your group, including exec members, are receiving Surrey+, especially if they have changed their email address or are new leaders.  Anyone attending the ACC recently will need to subscribe after they have been appointed.  People can subscribe on the front page of the Surrey Scouts website and they will then get the next issue when it is sent.

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Godalming Cubs Scout Celebrate at Charterhouse

Charterhouse celebrated the 160th anniversary of the birth of their famous former pupil by inviting local Cub Scouts from Saints Peter and Paul Scout Group, Godalming to a party. This was actually a double celebration for SSPP, as Wednesday 22 February was also the 96th anniversary of the founding of the Scout Group.  Cubs were met by pupils from the School’s Combined Cadet Force, who helped them learn about Baden-Powell’s life and also helped them to explore the CCF Armoury building.
Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, welcomed the Cubs, and explained that BP considered that his time at Charterhouse gave him his core skills that later became part of Scouting, as he spent quite a lot of his time in the school grounds watching birds, catching rabbits and climbing trees to hide from teachers!
Apart from a quiz, and other activities, the Cubs enjoyed a 160th Birthday cake, which was cut by Tom, the oldest Cub, along with George, the youngest Cub, helped by Ken Willard, a long-standing leader with SSPP. Towards the end of the evening, two Beavers, George and Wilf, were invested as Cubs in front of the Mafeking Field Gun, which was used by BP during the Boer War.

Media Updates

If you have not had a chance yet, please look at the content of the media updates email sent recently.  Thank you for the offers of help so far - we are still looking for someone with design skills working with Adobe products.

There was also a key message about photo use.
Just a reminder - If you or any of your leaders change email address, please:
1 - update your profile on Surrey+ - there is a link at the bottom of the email.
2 - update your record on Compass.
17th - 26th August 2018

Are your Scouts ready for international adventure in Kandersteg, Switzerland?

The mountains are calling.  Will your Scouts answer the call?

Details have been sent to Scout sectional leaders.

Download the poster here.

The search for a service team will begin soon.  We will be looking for adults offering:
  • Suitable walking permits
  • General support
  • Catering support
 Updates for the Directory:

The email address for Mike Taylor should be There was an extra “d” in the directory - apologies.

I plan to issue version 2 of the County Directory in early April; if you know of any errors or names missing, please let me know. For this issue I am not writing to all Districts and others; just what I have received to date.
If you weren’t aware the single-colour purple logo is now the primary logo for UK Scouting so please ensure any two colour green and purple logos are updated.

A personalised version for Groups, Districts and Counties is available free of charge on the Print Centre. Only use the fleur de lis when space is an issue, such as on a badge design
Fish out your old £1 coins and use them; by October they will be worthless! (New coins coming in March)
On the same lines, postage stamps go up in price on 27th March; buy yours before this to save some money (a Treasurer speaking!)

For more information on any of the above, contact direct or call Peter Hoare through the County Office, at home on 01883 342868 or on e-mail –

Woking Cub Science day 28/01/2017

93 Cubs, 10 science bases, loads of adults and a large flask of liquid nitrogen (-197c) made Woking’s Science day the coolest ever.

Scouting science, living and physical science formed the themes for the bases plus a team from Air Products who demonstrated the effects of cooling different materials to -197c, bananas became hammers blu tack became nails to be hammered in to lumps of wood. The bunch of flowers presented to me at the end shattered into dust.

There were other demonstrations to amaze the Cubs. Jet propelled bottle rockets, exploding cans and gravity defying gyroscopes.

An awesome day!

More photos can be seen here.

1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band
Annual Spring Concert
Friday 24th March 2017
Doors - 7.15pm
Concert - 7:45pm
Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Claygate. Surrey. KT10 0JP

For details of how to buy tickets please go to:
(and click on the links)
Adults - £8
Children and Senior Citizens - £4

Download poster here.

Diary Dates

4th Symposium – Bookham
  Chief Scout’s Gold Award presentation -Leatherhead
6th Beaver Scout Meeting
  Cub Scout Team Meeting – Walton Firs
7th County Scout Team Meeting – Walton Firs
12th Cyclocross – Ranmore
25th Administrators’ Conference - Bookham
3rd Bentley Copse Management sub-committee
8th County Cub Quiz - 1st/4th Addlestone
27th County Executive
12-14th County Hike Challenge
20th-21st Beavers Go Wild – Bentley Copse
5th SASU meeting – Walton Firs
10th County Cub Fishing Competition – Wraysbury Lake
20th County Scout Team Meeting – Walton Firs
26th Bentley Copse Management sub-Committee
7-9th Scoutabout
11th Cub Team meeting – Walton Firs
15th Chief Scout’s Gold Award presentation – East Surrey
18th County Executive


For dates of Adult Training, please refer to your Local Training Manager or see the County website, under 'Training'

For further information on Water Activities contact: Surrey Scout Water Activities Club (SSWAC) at or visit

For further information on air experience contact: Ken Funnell on 01737 822619
For further information on Surrey Rifle Club (SCSRC)
web: or contact: Phil Diprose on 01372 453963

For further details of all activities, see 'The Activities Guide' available from the Activities page on the website.

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