Help needed parking cars at Sparsholt Countryside Day – May 12

Parking cars at the Sparsholt College Countryside Day is the fundraising activity that brings in more cash than anything else we do all year. But we need 40 volunteers, so please sign up to help!

It can actually be a very satisfying job and everyone who volunteers to spend half their day as a car parking steward will get a free family ticket (worth £25) for the show. In return for our efforts we will receive £3,000 for the 1st Winchester Group.

We run a morning shift (8.30am to 1pm) and an afternoon shift (12.30pm to 5pm). If you have to juggle some childcare responsibilities at an awkward time we can be a little bit flexible, but we do need some continuity between the two shifts and we need to make sure there are enough people on site throughout the day. We also sometimes need just a few people to hang on past 5 if the car park isn’t yet completely clear by then.

Please sign up via the Doodle site and send your email address to to help us plan and coordinate the work on the day. Many, many thanks for your help – it really will make a huge difference to all the beavers, cubs and scouts at the 1st!

Scouts support Boaz Project Family Fun Day

On Saturday 30th September 1st Winchester Scouts travelled to the Boaz Project Hampshire to help with the Billy Boaz Family Fun Day. We helped to set up stalls and to serve refreshments. We were also asked to run an outdoor garden games section, which included chess, archery and a more unusual game called Cub.

It was great fun and lovely to see all the participants taking part in the sponsored walk and run. We were all given a medal at the end of the day as a thank-you for our help.

Izzy Webb Adams (Romans)

To find out more about Boaz Project Hampshire visit

Bowling Cancelled 21st Oct

Unfortunately the bowling for Tues 21st Oct has had to be cancelled.  We didn’t manage to get enough adults to reach the minimum required to be safe.  See you all after half-term when we’ll be in the new building!