Good Morning

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

Wanting to join the 1st Wokingham Group?

If you want to join the 1st Wokingham Scout Group as a Beaver, Cub, Scout or as a Leader, then please fill out this form and someone will get in touch with you.

Start of Summer Term

Please note that the first meeting of the Summer term for the various sections is as follows:

Beavers Tuesday24th April  
Cubs Wednesday25th April  
Scouts Tuesday24th April  

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.

St. George´s Day Parade

Sunday 22nd Apr 2018

Like all other groups the 1st Wokingham is taking part in Wokingham District St. George's day parade.

- Could all Groups have their young people dropped off and formed up in the OLD M&S Car Park next to Rose Street for 14:15. (please do not allow parents or leaders to park in there, it is also a Pay and Display and charges are active on Sundays)
- The Parade will leave and aim to get seated in All Saints Church for 14:45
- The Service will hopefully end around 15:30 and the parade will meet up in Norrey´s Ave and progress up Wiltshire Road turning right into Peach Street through the Town
- The Parade once past the Town Hall, will turn right down Rose Street and end back in M&S old Car Park around 16:00.


This is for Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.   Smart uniform.   All young people MUST attend.

Latest News

19th April 2018
  • Detailed summer term programme for Scoutss, see Scouts
17th April 2018
  • Detailed summer term programme for Cubs, see Cubs
10th April 2018
  • Full details for St. George´s Day Parade on Sunday 22nd April have been supplied see St. George
4th April 2018
  • Summer Term dates have been supplied see Term Dates
  • Provisional dates for each session of the summer term have been supplied for each section, see Beavers, Cubs or Scouts
  • Detailed summer term programme for Beavers, see Beavers
  • Details for St. George´s Day Parade on Sunday 22nd April see St. George

24th World Scout Jamboree

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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 www.harrymcbain.co.uk 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

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 St. George´s Day Parade whilst the next fund raising event is the Wokingham Fayre on Monday 7th May. Full 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

9th February 2018
  • Dates for St. George´s Day Parade and Group Fireworks supplied, see events calendar
  • Spring Term Newsletter published see Newsletter
  • Detailed spring term programmes for Beavers, see Beavers
11th January 2018
  • Detailed spring term programme for Cubs supplied, see Cubs
  • Outline spring term programme for Beavers and Scouts supplied, see Beavers, Scouts
  • Harry McBain´s journey to the 24th Scout World Jamboree, see above