Welcome to 1st Woosehill Scouts

We are a large Scout group based in the Heart of Woosehill, within Wokingham District and Berkshire County. We run two Beaver colonies, two Cub packs and two Scout troops as well as playing host to an active Explorer Scout Unit.

We aim to provide young people with opportunities to experience adventure, enjoy the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the chance to develop and reach their full potential.

Join the Adventure! Interested in joining us?  Sign up to our waiting list!

Learn more about our sections:

Ages: 6 – 8 Ages: 8 – 10 ½
Ages: 10 ½  – 14 Ages: 14-18

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We are Recruiting!

We are actively recruiting volunteers to become Leaders, Assistants and backroom helpers. Volunteering for Scouting is easier than you think. Do you have an hour here or there to help with admin or the enthusiasm to become a Leader? Do you just want to see what goes on and make your mind up?  Get in touch. With award-winning training and full support, you can experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Scouting for yourself on a flexible basis.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us please contact Amanda, I’m the Group Scout Leader via our contact form.

Find out some more here: Role Descriptions and current vacancies here: Vacancies

Don’t have time yourself, know someone who might? Please feel free to print off a poster or send or print off this leaflet or even put a few through likely looking doors in your neighbourhood.

Latest News

1st Woosehill Remembrance Sunday 2020

Despite the global COVID19 pandemic impacting everyone’s daily life, we don’t forget those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

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Lockdown hasn't stopped the Merlin Scouts from meeting

Lockdown hasn’t stopped the Merlin Scouts from meeting – here we are last term doing our best to work out a secret code, can you work out what it is saying?! Luckily this term we are mostly back to COVID-safe face-to-face scouting, with our activities taking place in limited numbers and outdoors. FYI the code translates to: TURN AROUND FIVE TIMES AND BLINK YOUR EYES THREE TIME JUMP UP AND DOWN TEN TIMES That’s why a few people aren’t in shot as they are jumping around!

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Return to Scouting Plans

As some of the government restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic begin to be relaxed, we are starting to plan for how we’ll be able to return to face-to-face Scouting activities at 1st Woosehill Scout Group in the future. We are all looking forward to returning to being able to return, so we wanted to provide an update on how we are approaching a re-start. Our restarting plans will follow all government rules and guidance from Scouts’ UKHQ. Our priority is to keep young people and adults safe. An outline of how we will operate, following Scouts’ ‘COVID Code’: New control measures will be in place for all activitiesAdditional hygiene measures will be put in placeSocial distancing will be observedGroup sizes will be limitedAdjustments will be made for young people vulnerable or affected by COVID Returning to Scouts will happen in phases, the first of which will let us resume indoor activities in small groups. Returning to face-to-face Scouts is voluntary for all

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