Cubs go Knots!

Arkela has set a little challenge for the Cubs to learn these six knots...

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 17th May 2018


...and these aren't just for the boys!

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Group Camp 2018

Our trip to Budden's this May

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 16th May 2018


During the first May Bank Holiday, over 50 members of Woodcutts enjoyed a weekend of adventure and challenges at Butchers Coppice, near Poole. Activities included air rifles, archery, caving (in a purpose built converted bus!), crate stacking, climbing, team challenges, tomahawk throwing, fire craft, rocket making and the usual fun and games of being on camp. The Beavers joined the camp on the Sunday and got well and truly stuck in with the activities. The Sunday evening finished with the whole group enjoying songs around the camp fire. The fun and joy of being on camp was best summed up by one of our Beavers, who said 'this is the best day ever and I just don't want it to end'. We will take that as a glowing endorsement of what it means to go camping with Woodcutts.

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REME Training Day

12 Scouts were invited by the Army to visit MOD Lyneham, in Wiltshire.

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 9th May 2018


The Scouts were the guests of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and spent the day learning various mechanic skills, including changing a tyre on a Land Rover, welding, how an internal combustion engine works and working on Lynx helicopter! At the end of the day the Scouts were presented the Mechanics Badge by a Colonel of the regiment.

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Silver Scouts

Exciting news as Woodcutts Cubs achieve the top badge award in Cub Scouting!!!

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 3rd May 2018


Cubs Scouts love to work toward Scout badges and we offer a wide range of different ones to choose from. Ranging from such diverse topics as Book reader, Artist, Astronomer and Hobbies through to Backwoods Cooking, Martial Arts, Equestrian and Environmental Conservation and a whole host of others in between. We also offer 7 Challenge badges – Adventure, Outdoors, Personal, Skills, Team Leader, Teamwork and World. Each one of these represents a significant amount of work and commitment during four weekly pack nights and at home!The ultimate goal for a Cub Scout is to complete all 7 Challenge badges and achieve a minimum of 6 Activity badges to be eligible to receive the Chief Scouts Silver Award.I'm delighted to be able to report that over the last six months 10 of our young people have now achieved their Silver Award with the latest two having completed last week. A brilliant achievement by all. On behalf of the Woodcutts leadership team I offer my congratulations on a job well done to the following young people -Rafferty Acton, Miriam Booth, Ned Cook, Dylan Easton, Nataleigh Goulden, Farran Moor, Ben Reach, Peter Swan, Dean Singleton, William Woodvine.

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Shelterbox

Sub-zero camp and mountain bike wash = a Shelterbox

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 2nd January 2018


After visiting the headquarters of Shelterbox during last year's Summer Camp in Cornwall, the group have decided they would like to help this good cause and have set themselves the challenge of fundraising £1200, enough to purchase 2 Shelterboxes.

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Annual Carol Service

All sections came together to celebrate an amazing year of Scouting at the Woodcutts Annual Carol Service.

Naomi Booth :: Friday 22nd December 2017


This year's  service was particular special as it was the last one that will be led by Reverend Mel. As a mark of appreciation, Skip John presented a special 'Thanks Badge' to Mel, this being the highest award that can be given to members of the public from the Scout Association. Mel was also made him an honouree member of the group, with the presentation of a group scarf and badge.All the members of Woodcutts would like to thank both Mel and Margaret for their support of the group for many years.

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Remembrance 2017

On Sunday 12th November, 1st Woodcutts paraded up the High Street, led by members past and present of the Armed Forces.

Naomi Booth :: Monday 13th November 2017


There were a total of 101 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Leaders and members of the Active Support Unit on parade, making this the largest turn out in the group's 60 year history.

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Fireworks Spectacular 2017

A massive thank you to all the people who made this year’s Firework Spectacular the most successful yet.

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 7th November 2017


A special thank you to Chris, Bronia and all the team in the shop and John, Neil and Andrew at Clark the Butchers for selling the tickets in advance. This means we raise funds before the evening and makes sure discounted tickets are available for members of the local community. Of course the evening can only happen with the kind support of Steve and Lee at Church Farm Campsite, who have allowed the use of their field for last 15 years. Then there are over 60 volunteers on the night; running the car park, working the gate, cooking burgers and pulling the pints.

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15th Firework Spectacular

It's nearly here - get ready to oooo and aaaaah

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 11th October 2017


This year the annual Sixpenny Handley Firework display will celebrate 15 years of entertaining the crowds and raising funds for Woodcutts and other good causes. The first display was in 2003, with just £350 of fireworks and a handful of volunteers from the Scout group. With Badger setting off the rockets at the back and Skip Skip (Rob Easton) lighting the fireworks at the front, it is fair to say they were very much learning as they went. The display has now grown into one with well over £5000 of fireworks and a team of 8 setting them off, plus a quieter display for younger children earlier in the evening.

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60th Anniversary

On Saturday 8th, 1st Woodcutts Scouts marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of the group with a special day of celebrations.

Naomi Booth :: Saturday 23rd September 2017


The event began with a parade through the village of Sixpenny Handley, followed by a well-attended church service at St. Mary's Church where John Curtis, who founded the group as a 13 year old boy and is still regularly involved, spoke very movingly about how proud he is of the group's growth and achievements, and how it still plays such a central role in the local community.

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