No, we’re not an elite team of crack scouts taking on the toughest challenges that Scouting has to offer, but almost as exciting! SAS stands for Scout Active Support (SAS) and our aim is to provide great support to local Scouting.
1st Hinchley Wood SAS Unit is here to help the Leaders deliver an outstanding level of Scouting to all members of 1st Hinchley Wood as well as Groups within Esher District. Key activities that we help with are: weekly meetings, various camps, kayaking and canoeing, District activities such as Leader training, the Scout Day and Night Hikes, Christmas Tree deliveries and keeping our equipment and stores in good order.
Not only do we help with the planning and running of activities (more than 20 major events last year as well as helping out with section meetings) but we also get to take part in various Scouting activities for our own enjoyment.
For the really adventurous a big challenge each year is the extremely tough Four Inns Walk.
“We have entered at least one team in the Four Inns Walk every year for the past 32 years and in March 2016 we set a new personal best time of 12 hours 8 mins.”
If you would like to become a member of 1st Hinchley Wood SAS Unit whether it is to join in with some of the social activities, to learn to build a monkey bridge or an aerial runway, to help cook at camp or just to have a great talking point on your CV then please contact our SAS Unit leader Chris Beaney.