1st Churt Scout Group, Churt, Surrey, UK
Last updated – 12th September 2018
Our Activities – What we do
We have a very active program, and are always coming up with new things to do. We always ask our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts what they would like to do at the start of the year and then try to cover all the things during the course of the year.
Recently we have:
Camped – built fires – made stilts – made maps of the local area and planned ambushes on each other – learnt about the trees around us – been fishing – held a pet day (which included chickens, hamsters, an iguana, guinea pigs, cats, dogs and a tortoise) – taken car engines to pieces – invented new games – made posters about scouting – participated in church parades – gone sailing – built shelters – shot at targets with bows and arrows - gone horse riding - cooked first class 3 course meals (Master Chef style) and worked on saving the environment, animals at risk from extinction oh and save the planet.
Who runs the Sections:
Beaver Scouts: Richard Knight - 01428 717 611
Cub Scouts - Sue Styles - 07795 598982
Scouts - Carol Ireland - 07879 017711
Richard Knight is the acting Group Scout Leader (GSL) 01428 717 611
We also have a great deal of very welcome help from parents.
When and where do we meet?
Beavers meet on Tuesday evenings from 4:15 to 5:30pm.
Cubs meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to
Scouts meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
We have our own hut on the edge of Churt.
How many Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are there in our group?
We aim to have no more than 18 per section so that all members can get the full benefit of being in scouts.
How can you join us?
If you want to join our group or have any questions or suggestions– please call the Group Scout Leader (Details above)
Priority of admission:
Due to the amazing success of the Group and the Scouting movement as a whole, we are running waiting lists at most levels of entry. While there is always some flexibility for special cases, generally the order of priority for entry is: children whose parents will volunteer to be a leader, existing members of the Group moving up between sections, siblings, Churt residents and pupils at St Johns school and finally others with a link to the village.
If the parent is willing to help as a fully signed up and active leader or administrator then we can usually find a space!
We suggest that new members come along to a few meetings and see if they like what we do and like our group. If they then think they would like to join us every week then they can sign up, get the uniform and be "Invested" into the scout movement. (An investiture is a ceremony held to welcome you into the Scouts and particularly into our Group.)
How much does it cost?
The membership fee depends on the section you are joining but as of January 2019 it is £40 for Beavers, £45 for Cubs and scouts. After that most of our activities are free. However we do go out to special events once or twice a term and these may require a payment of around £10. We do aim to go on camps as often as the leaders are able to and these can cost in the region of £35-50 depending on duration and location. We are very grateful to the many visitors who come to talk to us and show us their skills free of charge. If your parents feel that they know or do something that the cubs would enjoy learning about, please ask them to contact the Group Scout Leader.
How old do you have to be?
You need to be
- Beavers: between 6 and 8
- Cub Scouts: 8 and around 10½
- Scouts: 10½ to 14
There is a locally run Explorers unit for older Scouts.
Do you have to live in Churt to go to Churt Scouts?
No, but it helps to join a local group. Going to a local group helps support the local community and strengthens it. It also shortens the trips for your parents when they deliver you and collect you from the meetings. However if all your friends already come to Churt Scouts then come and join them.
Cost is an issue?
Please talk to the Group Scout Leader as we have funds available to ensure that cost does not prevent you or your child from being a part of the scouting movement.
Come and talk to us, see what we do and see if you feel that you will be able to participate in our activities. As long as we can include you safely in what we do you will be very welcome to come and join us.
Where do you get your uniform?
DonÕt get a uniform until you are happy to join us. When you are ready, there are two local shops that hold stock of uniforms:
Farnham District Scout Shop
3rd Farnham Scout HQ,
Long Garden Walk,
Open during the school term Thursday 6 to 8 pm, Saturday 9:30 to Noon
See more at the Shop web site: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/ourshop/
A more limited stock is held at:
Frensham Garden Centre
The Reeds Road
We will provide you with your Cub Scout Scarf and your first badges.
Duke Of Edinburgh Awards.
If you want to gain experience in helping out and running social activities for your Duke of Edinburgh award – give the Group Scout Leader a call.
Local businesses and trades.
We are very keen to learn from our neighbours and particularly from people who work with their hands, with animals, with local groups etc. We would welcome offers to come and show us what you do or invitations to come and visit you. Think of all the things that fascinated you as a child and if you think your interests would interest 6 to 14 year olds please call.
Other useful links:
www.haslemeredistrictscouts.org.uk - This site will tell you about other local Scout Groups
www.surrey-scouts.org.uk this site will tell you about other Local Scout Districts
www.scoutbase.org.uk this is the home of scouting in the UK
The group management:
The 1st Churt Scout Group Management Committee Chairman is Tom Viveash,
Myra Johnson is Treasurer and
Tom Palfreyman is Secretary
Any more questions?
If you have any further questions do give us a call – we will answer what we can or will point you in the right direction.