Quiz night! International jamboree fundraiser! Saturday September 29th at 1st Place

Come to a quiz night to raise funds for a visit to the World Scout Jamboree!

Saturday September 29th at 1st Place: entry from 6.30pm, quiz starts at 7pm

Mexican food, pay as you go pudding bar, bring your own drinks, raffle prizes to win!

Tickets: adults £12, children (under 16) £8

See emails for contact details. See you there!

Find out more about the WSJ here.

Little 1’s rated OUTSTANDING – spread the word!

Little 1’s Pre-School at 1st Place has been rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted this week.  This is excellent as this sort of news helps improve the profile of a great pre-school that is hidden off the beaten track. 1st Winchester Scouts directly benefit from the rent of the pre-school as it helps off-set our loan re-payments. We have a loan with the Scout Association as part of our building re-development in 2014. Please spread the word about the great service the pre-school provides!

To find out more about Little 1’s see https://www.little1nursery.co.uk/weeke

We have a new GSL – but we still need more help!

We are delighted to announce that Mike Wilson is our new Group Scout Leader (GSL)! Mike is a very experienced Scout leader who has been in charge of the Greeks (Thursday evening scouts) for many years. Mark Weston-Smith has now taken over as the new leader of the Greeks, but that means we need another new leader to help on Thursday evenings. If you’d like to help, or to find out a bit more about what would be involved, please contact Dave Kesby, Mike or Mark.

We’re also very pleased to say that Gill Bowyer is now our Group Admin Assistant, a new role created to assist the GSL and to take control of important administrative tasks including DBS processing. But we are also still looking for a new Assistant GSL to help both Mike and Gill with their duties. Again, if you’re interested, please do get in touch.

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 www.boazproject.co.uk

Annual Reports and AGM

1st Winchester Scout AGM is on the 14th July at 8pm at 1st Place.  It will be a quick an minimalist AGM which will cover only the key requirements under the governance process of the Scout Association.  However, it makes it no less important for parents and leaders to pay attention to our reports and ensure that we in the Executive Committee are doing our job to help run the Group successfully.  The following documents will be presented for agreement at the AGM.  Questions can be raised before or during the AGM.

1st Winchester Scout Group Accounts

1st Winchester Scout Group Trustee Report 2017

AGM Agenda 14th July 2017

Subscription to increase by £1/term

Subs will increase by £1 per term in May to £49.  Direct Debits will automatically change to this new figure.  If you have any concerns about payments, please raise it with one of your leaders.  We never wish problems with finance to exclude any young person attending 1st Winchester Scout Group.  A full explanation of where this money is spent will be shared at our AGM in June.