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Latest News

20th April 2020
  • Wokingham Scouts & Tesco, see below

Wokingham Scouts & Tesco

Tesco have had many more requests for home shopping deliveries as well as Click and Collect during the Coronavirus outbreak. They wish to be able to expand the number of delivery slots and click and collect slots but have a problem of not enough storage space to store the additional customer orders they are picking.

Wokingham Scouts were asked if they could help. Keith, the District Quartermaster worked with Tesco to find a solution.

Sunday 19th April saw a group of six scouters erect a large marquee on the car park of the Tesco´s Wokingham store. Thanks to Graham, Keith and Zac of 1st Wokingham, Roger from Wokingham District Exec and Harry and Lewis from Wokingham Explorers.

The tent will be joined by a refrigerated container to meet the new storage needs.

For the curious, we used Tesco green plastic crates full of brick pavers as tents pegs due to the tent being pitched on tarmac.

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Before
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After
To see all pictures click Tent in a car park

Coronavirus Announcement

Dear Parents / Carers,

Following yesterdays announcement from the Government recommending that all non-essential social gatherings be cancelled until further notice, we have received guidance from the UK Chief Commissioner for Scouts confirming that all scout meetings and activities should be suspended from today. We had a meeting of the 1st Wokingham Executive Committee last night and we have decided to follow that guidance for the well-being and protection for all adults and children in our group and therefore tonight´s sectional meetings and all further meetings and activities will be suspended until further notice. It is with great sadness that we have had to make this decision but I trust that you agree that it is the correct way forward under the current circumstances.

The Executive Committee will be liaising over the forthcoming weeks (and months if necessary) with the hope that we can re-commence scouting activities as soon as possible. With that in mind, we are not "cancelling" Family Camp (scheduled for 5-7 June) at this stage and indeed our plan is to re-schedule it rather than cancel it if indeed it is not possible for it to go ahead in June.

In the meantime, please stay safe and, in the spirit of scouting, let´s all work together as a community to assist and support everyone, both in our scouting community but also in the wider community, in whatever way we can during these difficult times. In fact, I´d like to set the young people in our group a challenge to come up with some wonderful ideas for supporting their community and to put them into action. The young person with the best idea from each section (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts) will win a prize which will be awarded when we are able to re-commence our weekly meetings. Time to get creative...! Please send your ideas (and photos etc.) to the sectional Leaders.

Best wishes
Karen, GSL

Lions Challenge Badge

Southwell & District Lions worked with Southwell Scouts to create a Life Skills Challenge Badge.

As part of the Lions aim to work more with the youth of Southwell they were able to join with the scouts to initiate a new Challenge Badge. The aim was to enable all ages within the scouting movement to gain the Lions Challenge Badge in order to develop skills for their future lives. The badge is staged and covers Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
After this successful pilot in Southwell, Wokingham Lions invited 1st Wokingham to take up the challenge which we did.

The badge spells out in Morse Code "Life Skills"

Pictures of the Beavers receiving their badges can be seen here

Events

We are a charity which organises events throughout the year to raise money for our group to spend on repairs, equipment and such like. To see what events and activities are happening, where and when take a look at the events calendar.

Our next group event is the Wokingham May Fayre held on Friday 8th May. More details nearer the day.

Facebook

Our Facebook site The group now has a Facebook page that has been set up as a closed group so only members of the group will be able to access it. We will put reminders of events and useful information on it but the bulk of information will stay on the web site (www.firstwokingham.org.uk) .
If you would like to access the Facebook page then please email [email protected] and we will arrange for an invite to be sent to you.

Previous Updates

17th March 2020
  • Coronavirus announcement, see below
12th March 2020
  • Wokingham Lions President Lyn Baily presents the "Lions Challenge Badge" to our Beavers, see Lions Challenge for pictures.
11th January 2020
  • Updated Spring Term dates have been supplied see Term Dates
  • Detailed spring term programme for Scouts, see Scouts
28th December 2019
  • Spring Term dates have been supplied see Term Dates
  • Provisional dates for each session of the Scouts spring term have been supplied, see Scouts
  • Detailed spring term programme for Beavers and Cubs, see Beavers
  • and Cubs