1st Woodcutts News Headlines
Happy New Year 2016

Meetings in 2016 start as follows:

Beavers: 13th January, 1st Woodcutts HQ
Cubs: 13th January, 1st Woodcutts HQ
Scouts: 4th January, with the Scouts attending the District air rifle shooting competition at 1st West Moors Scout HQ, The Hideaway, Hardy Road, West Moors, BH22 0EX, between 7:00and 9:00pm.
Explorers: 7th January, 1st Woodcutts HQ

Subs Subs for the spring term are now due. The arrangement to pay subs directly to our bank account has proved to be very popular and we will continue to offer this facility. As a payment reference please try and quote a single letter B(eavers), C(ubs) or S(couts) and the name of child. There is no need to make separate payments for each child, just add multiple names to the reference field.
Please can we remind everyone to pay promptly and that the amount per term is now £27.

gallery/headlines/IMG_0057_sm.jpg The Rugby Report 2015
Read about the 1st Woodcutts visit to Reading to watch London Irish play rugby.
Rugby 2015 Report
gallery/headlines/B_ChinNY8_sm.jpg.jpg Chinese New Year
See how the Beavers celebrated the Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year
gallery/headlines/sausages.jpg Family Camp 2015
There are still a few places left on FC15. For full details, and a copy of the booking form, please click on the following link:
Family Camp 2015 Details
gallery/headlines/Harrywinsrifleshoot_vsm.jpg Harry Wins District Rifle Shoot!
Harry from the Scouts Section has taken the individual gold medal in the District air rifle shooting competition. See pictures and more info by clicking here:
Explorers Canal Trip 2014
Camping on a Canal Boat
The Explorers organized their own "camp" this year taking a trip on a canal boat. They visited Bath and Bristol and by the looks of things they had a great time. During the trip they said goodbye to Andy Turner who is leaving the group after many years, firstly as a Leader for Scouts and then taking on the newly formed Explorers section. He will be much missed by the whole group. There are more photos of the trip here.
53rd Anniversary of Scouting in Indonesia
During a recent trip to Indonesia, Andy and Denise Turner were invited to take part in the National Scouting celebrations in Indonesia. See the October edition of the Downsman to find out more.

1st Woodcutts Scouts are based just outside Sixpenny Handley in Dorset; we are the foremost providers of youth activities in the area. The group has Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers sections with around 90 members from North East Dorset and the Chalke Valley in Wiltshire.

The group was originally founded on 8th March 1957 by our existing Group Scout Leader, John Curtis, and meets at the HQ in Woodcutts, which has plenty of space for scouting activities.

If you would like to find out more about Scouting in Woodcutts and Sixpenny Handley, then please contact (Group Scout Leader), (Explorers Leader), (Scout Leader), (Cub Scout Leader) or (Beaver Scout Leader). Phone numbers can be found in any printed edition of The Downsman.

For more information on Scouting, please visit
The Scout Association Portal
propimgs/scoutsorguk.gif Next Committee Meeting
Thu 3rd Sep 2015 at 19:30
at the 1st Woodcutts Scout HQ
All welcome to attend