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Welcome to the 1st Wokingham (St. Paul´s) Scout Group Web Site on this fine Sunday afternoon.

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Save the Date

Please save the following dates, more information can be found at the events calendar.

Sunday 22nd April St. George's Day Parade
Monday 7th May Wokingham Town May Fayre
Friday 15th July to
  Sunday 17th July
Group Camp & AGM at Bears´ Rails, Windsor
Tuesday 6th November Group Fireworks
Sunday 25th November Wokingham Town Winter Carnival

Your support will be gratefully appreciated.

Latest News

9th February 2018
  • Dates for St. George´s Day Parade and Group Fireworks supplied, see events calendar
  • Spring Term Newsletter published see Newsletter
  • Detailed term programmes for Beavers, see Beavers

24th World Scout Jamboree


On a cold and frosty November weekend I headed off to Walter Davies Campsite near Slough for Jamboree selection weekend. I was joining over 200 Scouts and Explorers from across Berkshire, all with the aim of getting selected for one of the seventy-two places on the Berkshire Contingent for the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019.

On arrival I had to check in and be given my bib with my number for the weekend. I was number 10 and would be known as number 10, rather than Harry, for the whole weekend! Then it was time to pitch tents before an opening ceremony and then straight into team building games and activities. Throughout the weekend adults were marking us for the contributions that we made to our team, these could be both positive and negative!

hmb2    After cooking, a performance and the team building day one ended with a quiz and camp fire before heading off to bed, exhausted but knowing that I had to be up and ready for action by 7am.

7am soon came round and the day was started with over 200 people doing a Zumba exercise session in the open air to warm us all up.

After breakfast it was more activities: sport, craft, construction and my Jamboree, where we were asked questions about Jamboree scenarios´. Lunch occurred amongst these activities and before we knew it, it was time to put down our tents, gather up all our belongings and put uniform back on ready for the closing ceremony.

One week later I received the call to let me know that I had got a place! I am part of Unit 62 and we have training dates already in the diary for 2018. I need to raise £3950, this will not only pay for my flights and camp fees, but also helps a scout from a less developed country to attend - a huge challenge, but I´m up for it!

I am putting a board up in the hut so that you can all follow my journey, I also have a web page where I am blogging my Journey to Jamboree. I would be extremely grateful if you feel able to support me along the way, it´s a once in a life time opportunity and I feel privileged to be given this opportunity.

Thank you
Harry McBain


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 Wokinghamy Faye on Monday 7th May. Full details nearer the day.


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 ( .
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

11th January 2018
  • Detailed term programme for Cubs supplied, see Cubs
  • Outline term programme for Beavers and Scouts supplied, see Beavers, Scouts
  • Harry McBain´s journey to the 24th Scout World Jamboree, see above