Category Archives: Group

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!

Four Inns Hike 2015

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

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

Esher District’s Top Scout Group 2013

1st Hinchley Wood remain the most successful Scout Group in Esher District, winning both the best Troop and Best Explorer Unit in Esher District in 2013.

Our Scouts have now won the Top Troop Trophy for a record equaling 4 years in a row. With a number of triumphs already in 2014’s competition they are hoping to set a new record of 5 successive years as Esher’s best Scout Troop.

Past events

  • District Scouting Skills & First Aid Competition
    An excellent beginning to 2015 with our Scouts starting as they mean to continue, taking 1st place against all the rest of Esher District.
  • Scout District Night Hike – 18th October 2014
    Another 1st for 1st Hinchley Wood – Congratulations to our Scouts for not only winning the District Night Hike but also taking 2nd place too.
  • Scout District Cooking Competition – 5th October
    We were just squeezed into 2nd place this time, however there was nothing in it. Think the judges just felt it was time for someone else to win!  Well done cooks.
  • Scout Shooting Competition –
    With some keen marksmen and having had plenty of practice in our CP Centre our Scouts took 1st place in this new competition.

Four Inns Hike 2014

1st Hinchley Wood fielded teams for the 2014 Four Inns hike in Derbyshire.