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Esher Scouts win the SN Junior Orienteering League 2015-16

Esher Scouts Orienteering Club have won the Southern Navigators’ 2015-16 Junior League. This is the first time that the club has won in the thirty years of the series. The win is particularly notable as the trophy has been shared between two schools for 19 of the last 20 years!

The team of scouts includes boys from 1st Hinchley Wood and from other groups in the Elmbridge District had wrapped up the competition ahead of the final round, but individual trophies were decided at the final event, with three going to orienteers in their first season.

Idris from 1st Hinchley Wood won the Alex Lane trophy for most improved runner during the series, and achieved fourth place in the B7 category. More details are available from South London Orienteers.

Esher Scouts celebrating their win in the Southern Navigators Saturday Series 2015-16
Esher Scouts celebrating their win in the Southern Navigators Saturday Series 2015-16

Over 30 scouts turned out during the course of the series. The scouts’ orienteering will continue with a set of one-off events through the summer and the Saturday series will resume in September.

2016 Group Diary now available

The 2016 Group Diary is now available. This includes not only the dates of the main camps, including Summer Camps for Scouts & Explorers, District Camp etc, which have been issued previously but also the dates of the all the District and County events, Scout Fair, Open Day, Quiz Night, Jumble Sales, etc which are mostly new information. Please print this out now and put it up on your family noticeboard!

Four Inns Hike 2015

1st Hinchley Wood fielded teams for the 2015 Four Inns hike in Derbyshire.

2015 Group Diary now available

The 2015 Group Diary is now available. Key events are below.

24 January Race Night
7 March Jumble Sale
18 April Quiz Night
19 April St George’s Day Parade
2-4 May Group Camp at Walton Firs
9 May HQ Clean Up
16 May Scout Fair, Hinchley Wood Parade
12-14 June District Cub Camp, Walton Firs
27 June Bazzaz – Beaver Fun Day
24-31 July Scout Summer Camp, Snowdonia
12 September Scout Group Open Day & BBQ, Scout & Guide HQ
25-27 September Symonds Yat White Water Weekend
10 October Jumble Sale
8 November Remembrance Day Parade, Hinchley Wood Parade
15 November HQ Clean Up

Fundraising update, November 2014

Thanks to everyone who has supported any of our fundraising efforts over the past few years, especially our parent reps, we have now raised enough money to purchase a new minibus for our Scout Group.

Hopefully you have had the chance to see our new minibus out and about already. Keep your eyes out for a shiny silver minibus around Hinchley Wood.

1st Hinchley Wood Scout Group's new silver minibus
1st Hinchley Wood Scout Group’s new silver minibus

We are currently saving up for:

  • A new marquee for the ever expanding number of people who go camping
  • New archery equipment as we now have fully trained leaders
  • New lightweight tents for our Explorers to use at camp