We have now fitted a folding partition wall inside 1st Place that will allow flexible use for the hall space – different activities running simultaneously. Half the cost was the donation we received from the Mayor’s Charity in 2015, the other half, of course, was down to donations and fundraising that our parents have all been involved in.
Before it can be properly used we need to fill in the gap between it and the ceiling. This will happen during early Autumn Term. Please look out for dates when work takes place at 1st Place.
Thanks to everyone for helping us to develop the building and make it a safe and adventurous place to do Scouting in.
Online Scout Manager (what you might know as “My Scout”) has teamed up with Go Outdoors to offer 10% off EVERYTHING to scout parents – in addition to any other discounts.
And if you’re a leader, it’s even better! It’s 15% off!
Access your ticket here
Take this ticket with you to the store or use the promotion code online.
This year’s major Fundraiser for 1st Winchester Scout Group is on 21st May with our annual mammoth Car Parking effort in support of Sparsholt College Countryside Day. It’s a vital day for us, so please get the date in your diaries. If you plan ahead you can get a family ticket to enter the Countryside Day for FREE whilst parents take it in turns to help out. We need about 20 adults in the morning and the same in the afternoon. We also need people to help during a few evenings before the day and we are looking for a person to help Tristan directly in supporting his efforts to coordinate activities. Could you do this? If so, put your name and time in our doodle scheduler by following this link
Thanks everyone for a really great response to our efforts to get our Subscriptions right. As you will appreciate, subs are a critical income for us as they pay for vital things such as:
- Membership of the Scout Association
- Insurance (against accidents and other things)
- Services at District, County and National levels
- Leader Training
We pay this out for every child, whether or not they have paid their subs. So when we get 95% of subs in, it really gives us some spare cash to pay for other things like replacement equipment, new equipment, courses to run new activities, etc.
So thanks again. We all appreciate your efforts.
We’re trying something a little different this year. All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, families, siblings and friends are invited to our Family Fun Day at Pinsent Campsite on Saturday 11th June from 1300-1600. Please put this date in your diary. More details to follow.
There are loads of small jobs to do inside and outside 1st Place this Spring. Please add your name (email) to our Doodle schedule to help us organise.
Things that need doing include:
- Painting the sound insulation boards
- Putting more sound insulation up
- Completing the Retaining wall
- Cutting the grass
- Painting the skirting boards and general patching up of paint
- TLC to the hedging plants put in last year
- Clearing of the wood behind the garages (chainsaws needed)
- A few locks need sorting in doors
- A bit of vacuuming and potentially a mop of the floor too!
- Toilet seat re-fixed
- etc, etc.
Please sign up early.
Thanks to everyone who took part in a Night at the Races on Saturday 5th Sept. It was very enjoyable and we raised approx. £600. Most of all, thanks to Jo King for organising it and the band of trusty supporters who rallied around to make it happen. It’s a great feeling when something works so well! Everyone’s a winner!
If you know of a good cleaning company or professional cleaner or if you know someone who is a good horticulturalist, then they might be interested in bidding for work to maintain 1st Place. We are tendering for Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance work. Follow the link to find out more. Please forward this to anyone who you think might be interested. We would like to hear from as many as possible.
For £5 you can Name a Horse at our Night at the Races on 5th September after the Littleton and Harestock Show. This is how you do it….
Check out the details of this big event by clicking here. Or simply Buy A Ticket!