Beaver Leader for our growing Group...

Put your skills to use, learn new ones, and contribute to an amazing life experience for you and your local community.

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 10th December 2019

1st Woodcutts are looking for a Beaver Colony Leader on Tuesdays 5-6pm to join the established adult team.

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Remembrance Sunday 2019

Remembrance Sunday saw 115 of us parade through the village

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 12th November 2019

We walked to the cenotaph and into church for the Remembrance service, each of the young people wearing a luggage label. Canon Richards sermon related to the evacuees during World War II and he tied this in with the fact many of the young people were of the age of many of our youngsters; the labels of course related to the evacuees. A suitcase was set up at the back of the church similar to what the young people of that time would have used; inside was what they were allowed to bring with them - it was not very much - a very moving service which was pitched for all of us to enjoy and understand.

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Fireworks Spectacular 2019

Fireworks in Sixpenny Handley on 2nd November our biggest fund-raiser of the year!

Naomi Booth :: Friday 11th October 2019

Plenty of entertainment to enjoy during the evening with fete games run by the Explorer Scouts and omni-glow sold by the FirstSchool.

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Cubs in the Community

Cubs have been on a visit to Yeovilton, been collecting Crisp packets and have made a collection for the Trussel Trust Food Bank

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Over half the Cub membership joined a District organised day out at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. As always, the young people of Woodcutts were both enthusiastic and exceptionally well behaved.

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Summer Camp 2019

Splashing in the Peak district

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 15th August 2019

At the end of July a mixture of 28 Scouts, Explorers and 10 Leaders drove up to the Peak District for our Summer Camp, (Glabatch Camp Site). It rained all of the way up all of the night and most of Sunday, from memory I think that we only had three dry days and one of those was on Saturday when we drove back. Fortunately our Scout Leader Rob had the foresight in that he had booked us indoor accommodation in a couple of big Farm Houses so at least everyone was sleeping in the dry.

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Gate dedication and AGM

Our AGM was preceded by a dedication of the new HQ gates by our President Richard Adlem in memory of Emily Brown.

Naomi Booth :: Friday 28th June 2019


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Exciting News

Following on from our decision to try to expand Scouting in our area and the very successful recruitment drive for new Leaders, we can announce introduction of new groups starting in June

Naomi Booth :: Saturday 25th May 2019

The following groups start from the first weekof June:

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Family Camp

On the first weekend in May 180 embers of the Woodcutts extended family went to Butchers Coppice for Family Camp 2019.

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 15th May 2019

Mums and Dads, Grandparents and siblings all got to join in the amazing range of activities ably led by members of the Woodcutts Leadership team and Active Support Unit. We swung on ropes, threw axes, shot air rifles, made fire, squeezedaround the cave bus (well some of us did :-) joined in a silent disco, engaged in a little pyrography, flew rockets, bouldered, made bracelets and keyrings, juggled, popped balloons in archery and more.

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Grow your Group News

!st Woodcutts busting at the seams!

Naomi Booth :: Monday 1st April 2019

First Woodcutts has become a victim of its own success, for the first time in our history in the national census this year we have become the 2nd largest Group in East Dorset, just ponder that for a moment, bigger than Ferndown, West Moors, Verwood , Colehill and even 1st and 2nd Wimborne,  we were only beaten by Corfe Mullen, since our HQ was built member numbers have nearly doubled in size so much so that recently we have had to either put young people onto a waiting list with the possibility that during their wait they may never get into the Group, or suggest that they join another Group but with other Groups being so far away it makes it difficult for transportation, these young people may never get to experience what the Scout movement has to offer, this makes me sad as Scouting has been my life and to use the current sound bite what I have achieved is Skills for Life.

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Shelterbox funds raised this year

The group had set themselves the target of fundraising enough money to purchase 2 Shelterboxes, a total of £1180 in 2018...

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 2nd January 2019

During Summer Camp 2017 the Scouts visited the Shelterbox HQ in Cornwall and learned about the work the charity undertakes supporting communities throughout the world who are hit by disasters.  The Scouts learned about the contents of the boxes and how they were designed to support a family of up to 10 people for a year. When it came to choosing a charity for Woodcutts to support in 2018, Shelterbox was the unanimous choice.

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