Daring stunts for Superhero Beavers on Camp

Super Beavers from 1st Woosehill proved themselves to be Superheroes with their daring stunts on Camp. Twenty five Swifts and Kingfisher Beavers spent the weekend at Youlbury Scout Camp in Oxford at the beginning of September. The boys and girls were challenged to complete five daring tasks – zip wire with 5m belay descent; crate stacking, archery, G3 swing and fire lighting skills – to prove what superheroes they are! When not flying through the air or mastering dangerous skills, the Beavers also enjoyed overnight camping in Bell tents, hot chocolate and marshmallows around the campfire and bacon butties for breakfast. As an added bonus, all the youngsters, Leaders and volunteers were rewarded with the Damboree 2018 badge, part of a national Scouting campaign that encouraged Beavers to spend a night sleeping in a tent.


Beavers Good Deeds Help Ollie Young Foundation

Youngsters from 1st Woosehill Scout Group beavered away doing good deeds at home to raise over £120 for the Ollie Young Foundation. Swifts and Kingfisher Beavers helped out their families and neighbours doing such jobs as gardening, washing up, making beds and tidying toys to raise money for the local charity which they had chosen to support as part of their Community Impact badge. Ollie Young’s grandmother, Barbara, came to the Scout Hut to collect the cash and thank all the Beavers for their help and commitment.

Beavers Build Apple Computers of the Future!

Swifts and Kingfisher Beavers had an amazing evening at the Apple Store in The Oracle learning to become computer designers of the future. The youngsters found about technology and data, old computers and how to research them on the iPad, were shown how to work an Apple Pen and then used it to design a computer for the future! Beavers had such wonderful ideas as a computer shaped like a bunny, one that listened to commands, one where you simply had to hover your fingers over the keypad and one entrepreneur even designed their own brand name and logo! Thanks to the staff in the store, the Beavers were all able to complete their Digital – Citizen badge at the end of the session.

Fundraising Activity Raises Over £800 For 1st Woosehill Scout Group

Through a recent series of fundraising events we’ve raised over £800, see below for more details.

Tombola success at the Wokingham May Fayre!

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all rallied together to man the ever popular chocolate tombola on the 1st May in Wokingham and raised a tremendous £583!


Thank you to all those who rifled through their wardrobes over the Easter holidays and generously filled the bags with unwanted clothing. We raised £183 from all your donations.

A scrumptious way to celebrate St George’s Day!

St George’s Day was marked by 1st Woosehill with a march up to Woosehill Community Church and a lovely service there. After a glorious march, tea and cake was served in the Scout Hut and a songs were regaled around the camp fire. Thank you for all those who attended. We raised £68 from the sale of the refreshments.

Christmas Fundraising Success

In a final year end fundraising push, 1st Woosehill Scout Group raised over £900.

Bag packing at Morrisons raised over £760 with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all working together throughout the day.

The group also assisted with this years Santa Float, raising over £140 as a result from some Christmas goodwill and family fun.

New GSL invested with Beavers and Scouts at group campfire

Steve Capel was officially invested as 1st Woosehill Scout’s new Group Scout Leader (GSL) at the Group’s first joint campfire, attended by all Sections.

Steve Capel Invested

Steve joined new Beavers and Scouts as they took their Promises and reaffirmed that he would ‘do his best’ as he received the Group’s distinctive blue necker from youngest Scout. Following the ceremony, everyone gathered round the roaring campfire to sing songs and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows and cakes. A great way to mark a new era for 1st Woosehill, welcoming newbies to the Scouting family and marking the start of a new school year for returning youngsters.

Steve Capel with Beavers and Scouts

2016 AGM and BBQ Fun

Scores of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their families turned out for the annual 1st Woosehill BBQ on Saturday 9th July. The evening’s events were kicked off by the AGM which included a photographic presentation of all the amazing activities the different sections had taken on over the last 12 months and entertainment by Merlin Scouts.

Once the official proceedings were over, the food and fun began with everyone tucking in to hot dogs and burgers, enjoying sweet treats at the tuck shop and gathering round the camp fire for a Scouting sing song. As an added bonus to the event’s social role, the Group made £944.24 to put towards vital equipment and upkeep of the Hut. Many thanks to organiser, Lucy Hutson, and her trusty helpers Nicky Roberts and Amanda Parker and to everyone that helped clear up the next day!

Working Party Prepare the Grounds Ahead of the AGM and Summer BBQ

On Sunday 12th June, 8 volunteers turned up for the annual working summer party to tidy up the outside of the hut and the grounds ahead of the AGM and BBQ in July. The sun was shining after heavy showers in the morning, and the vegetation around the hut was tackled wide a wide range of tools and machines, and lots of enthusiasm! The hedges, grass, borders and overhanging trees were all transformed, and everything looked vastly improved at the end.

Many thanks to everyone involved during the afternoon. In addition to the 8 in the photo, Andy Newman helped to set up and Trevor Lawrence volunteered his Explorers to burn all the off-cuts later in the week.

Phil Wells

Group Chairman

Working Party (June 2016) - Group Photo

Sweet success for 1st Woosehill Scout Group

Visitors to the Wokingham May Fayre dug deep in their pockets to try their luck at the 1st Woosehill Scout Group Chocolate Tombola and raised £680 in the process! Beavers, Cubs and Scouts ran the stall which was crammed full of sweet treats donated by the Group’s families and local supermarkets. The hard-earned funds will go towards much needed upkeep of the Chestnut Avenue Scout Hut. Well done to all involved and thank you to ‘customers’ who spent their money and, hopefully, bagged themselves some chocolate as a reward!

1st Woosehill Scout Group - Chocolate Tombola

Tesco Bag Packing Fundraiser Raises Over £800

Thanks to the sterling efforts of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders, who gave up their free time on Saturday 5th of March to charm shoppers and help pack their bags at Tesco in Wokingham.

Through the generous donations, we were able to raise £806 to fund replacing our mess tent.

A huge thank you for all the donations and for the impeccable behaviour and hard work from all those that helped. You are a credit to our Scout Group and your families.

Well Done!