Category Archives: Group

Group Open Evening and Family BBQ on Saturday 10 September

The Group will be hosting our customary open evening with the emphasis on fun and family participation. There will be activities and games for all the family, not only Beavers, Cubs & Scouts but brothers, sisters and potential members – all are welcome.

The day will start at 4pm with games & activities for all. As befits Scouting these will be outdoors, subject to the weather! There will then be a break in the activities for presentations of badges and awards to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Adults and an illustrated review of the year’s activities, after which the activities will continue for the young people during our short Group AGM.

The evening will be completed with a relaxed Family Barbecue on the lawn or if wet under the large gazebo.

To ensure our customary Group family atmosphere there will be:

  • A complimentary Drink before the Presentations
  • Free Barbecue Food
  • Drinks available after the AGM
  • Copies of the Group Annual Review for your collection
  • Displays & photographs of Group Activities during the year
  • An update on our Development plans
  • A Raffle with Prizes to suit all winners

Please arrive at 4pm with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts in full uniform. We hope to welcome as many of you as possible on the day.

Adrian Ducker
Group Scout Leader

Esher District’s Top Scout Group 2015

1st Hinchley Wood Scout Troop set a new record, winning the Top Troop Trophy for five continuous years, a feat never before achieved. The Top Troop Trophy is presented annually to the best Scout Troop in Esher District

Our Explorer Scouts have also been excelling themselves. For the second successive year they won the trophy for the fastest team of under 25 year olds to complete the 4 Inns walk. The 4 Inns is a national competition to walk 65K across the Peak District within 24 hours and this year they completed this in exactly 15 hours.

Past events

Esher District Scout Night Hike – 17th October 2015

Another 1st for 1st Hinchley Wood – Congratulations to our Scouts for convincingly beating all other teams within Esher District as well as those from outside Esher District.

Esher District Scout Cooking Competition – 4th October

Our chefs were back on form winning this competition that we had been narrowly been squeezed into 2nd place in 2014. Well done cooks!

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