NEWS: (See below this section of individual weeks information)

November to December 2018 Program

posted 7 Nov 2018, 02:56 by Graham Duckworth

Thurs 1st Nov - Cancelled
Thurs 8th - Bottle Rockets Night - Bloxham Primary
Sun 11th - Remembrance  Day Parade and Service - Bloxham Memorial & St Mary's Chruch
Thurs 15th - Lego Racer Derby Night - Bloxham Primary
Thurs 22nd - Squash Taster Night @ the Dewey Centre
Thurs 29th - Santa @ the Slade help - Bloxham Primary
Sun 2nd Dec - Santa @ the Slade Event
Wed 5th Dec - Group Bowling Night - Banbury 5.45PM TO 7.15PM
Thurs 6th - Frizbee Golf - Venue TBC
Thurs 12th - Christmas Party - Bloxham Primary

Sept - Oct Half Term

posted 11 Sep 2018, 03:20 by Graham Duckworth

06/09/2018Welcome Back
13/09/2018Open Fire Cooking @ Horley
20/09/2018Putting up Tents etc @ Warriner School
27/09/2018WSJ Jamboree 2019 Activities @ Horley
04/10/2018Get Kit for CPCW Ready from Container @ Warriner School
  5-7/10/2018               CPCW @ Horley
11/10/2018"Scout Skills Night (Knots & Maps) & Set Personal Challenges"
18/10/2018Pumpkin Carving & Forum on attitudes to Death
   25/10/2018               Half Term
   01/11/2018               Bottle Rockets @ Horley

Post Easter Program 2018

posted 13 Apr 2018, 09:41 by Graham Duckworth

19/04/2018  Camp Blanket Launch & Badgeswap Activity
World Challenge Activity Launch - Refugees.
Launch of Scout Fund-Raising Make (Creative)
Choose a Personal Challenge
26/04/2018 World Challenge - Local Government (Guest Jenny Yates)
& Skills Challenge Award - Problem solving (Eggstraordinary Inventions)
03/05/2018 Teamwork Challenge (Forum)
& World Challenge International Issue - Refugees
10/05/2018 Creative Challenge - Learn to Perform Magic (With Guest Magician Magic Martin)
& Skills Challenge Award - Problem solving (Eggstraordinary Inventions 2)
17/05/2018 Camp Blanket Show & Badge Swap reative (Skills Challenge - Sew & (World Challenge - Contact a Scout in another country)
24/05/2018 The Magic Show (Creative Badge - Perform)

Upcoming Events - See OSM for Details

posted 4 Feb 2018, 08:14 by Graham Duckworth

14-15/4/2018 District Night Hike
18-20/5/2018 District "Horleys Horrible Histories" Camp for all group
1-3/6/2018 County Aquacamp - Linch Hill Leisure Park Oxford
more to follow... 


posted 10 Jan 2018, 06:15 by Graham Duckworth   [ updated 4 Feb 2018, 08:10 ]

The program is now on OSM.  Log in to see what is happening.
Additional bits & bobs e.g. links & documents will be added here.

Big Bird Watch Bird Identifier -

11/01/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Welcome Back, World Challenge - Promise/Laws & give out Skills Challenge sheets, 3Swimming Gala 18/01/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Creative Challenge Part 1 - Balloon Models
25/01/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Introduction of Battered Pan & Big Bird Watch, Launch Camp Blanket challenge NASA Code Break Give out BIG BIRD WATCH survey sheets for the weekend. NASA Code Break
01/02/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Review Big Bird Watch information, Battered Pan Planning, Launch Photo Comp. Photo Comp - to be judged the week after half term.  4 photo's: 1 action shot, 1 Portrait shot, 1 Nature Shot, 1 Landscape shot.  Train in taking shots.
08/02/2018 (19:00 to 21:00): Battered Pan @ Horley. Reminder Shrove Tuesday is the 13th (the following week during half term)
15/02/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Half Term No Scouts
22/02/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Photography Competition Judging
01/03/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Skills Challenge - Skills sign off & Reminder for Camp Blankets info for last week of term Year 6 Scouts may be a Kilvrough 
08/03/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Map & Compass Skills for next week!+ Bring your Camp Blankets
15/03/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Mini Night Hike Drop off a out of village location, determine 6 figure grid references, navigate route to end location.
22/03/2018 (19:30 to 21:00): Skills Challenge & Teamwork Challenge Mystery Activities Start as normal Flag Break then go into Mystery Activity
29/03/2018: Easter Break - No Scouts

Nov - Dec Term

posted 31 Oct 2017, 12:57 by Graham Duckworth

2/11 Bottle Rockets @ Horley Camp Site 7:30-9pm (Creative Challenge Part 4)
Remember they must be fizzy drinks bottles or they will not work! Prize for the best designed Rocket & a Prize for the rocket that gets the highest!

9/11 Music Challenge (Creative Challenge part 1)

11/11 Remembrance Sunday Parade @ Bloxham

16/11 Gold Chief Scouts Forum with ADC for Scouts: Andy Haynes (Teamwork Challenge Pt 4)

23/11 Drugs & Diet (Skills Challenge Pt's 2 & 3)

30/11 Problem Solving Night (Skills Challenge Award Pt 3)

7/12 Group 10 Pin Bowling Night @ Banbury

14/12 Christmas Campfire @ Horley

Scouts 2017-18

posted 3 Aug 2017, 06:11 by Graham Duckworth   [ updated 21 Sep 2017, 10:10 ]

We will be starting this years Scouts with a Camp!!!
After the Group Family Quiz Night on Friday the 8th of September we will be camping and training in the skills required for CPCW (the County Patrol Camping Weekend camp) including putting up tents and dining shelters, cooking on open fires, using an axe and pioneering.  Finishing on Sunday after lunch.
Details on price and the required permission form will be out soon.

Skills Training Camp @ HorleyWelcombe back, Subs & CPCW formsPlanning for CPCW @ Bloxham PrimaryAxe Training @ Horley

Fire Lighting Training and Equipment collection for CPCW @ Horley 7:15 Adult Help Required

Scout Challenge Badges and new Scout TrainingIntroduction to Geocaching and setting out a Geocache

CPCW will take place on Fri-Sun 6-8th October @ Horley

The World Jamboree Selection Camp @ Youlbury (Oxford) will take place on the 13th to 15th of October.  If you were born between 22nd July 2001 & 21st July 2005, you are eligible to apply for this once in a lifetime event.

On the 24th of October the District's Midnight Challenge even will take place.

The national Wintercamp 2018 will take place @ Gilwell Park on the 12-14th Jan 2018 Cost including camping & food will be £85 per Scout.  Transport there and back in normally arranged between the parents.  Booking must be completed by the 3rd week in September.  (This camp depends on leader & helper availability and number of Scouts wishing to attend).

District Winter Scout Camp @ Horley (January 26th -28th 2018).  Activities run by the District team.
(This camp depends on leader & helper availability and number of Scouts wishing to attend).

District Group Camp will be on the 18-20th May 2018 @ Horley (all the group will be able to attend)
(This camp depends on leader & helper availability and number of Scouts wishing to attend).

County Aquacamp 2018 15th-17th June.  Canoes, Kayaks, rowing, sailing, dragon boats, raft building, water games & camping.  What more do you need!!!.
(This camp depends on leader & helper availability and number of Scouts wishing to attend).

Access the Troops Coolwall Padlet

posted 29 Jun 2017, 07:27 by Graham Duckworth   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 01:21 ]

Summer Term 2017

posted 25 Apr 2017, 00:57 by Graham Duckworth   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 01:24 ]

Summer Term Part 2
Thursday 2nd June: NO SCOUTS - Half Term

Thursday 8th June: Horley Scout Camp at 7pm for a Wide Game 
Thursday 15th June: Personal Challenge (Pioneering) pt 1a @ Bloxham Primary 7:30
Thursday 22nd June: Personal Challenge pt 1b @ Horley 7:00
Thursday 29th June: Personal Challenge (Camp Fire) pt 2a & Start of Digital Badge @ Bloxham Primary 7:30
Thursday 6th July: Personal Challenge pt 2b @ Horley 7:00 - (Remember you need to come up with a campfire song or skit for tonight - this is for your personal challenge so it must me good)
Thursday 13th July: End of Term Water Fight @ Horley

Summer Term Part 1
Wednesday 26th April: PL's & Leaders program planning meeting.
Thursday 27th April: Please bring your folders with you.  This is your chance to catch up with your badges and see what you still have left to do.  We will also be going over the last bit of the Stage 3 First Aid Badge plus Games & Skills (Please bring you knotting ropes with you).

Sunday 30th April: St Georges Day Parade in Banbury - meet @ 9:30 in Banbury.

Thursday May the 4th (Star Wars Day): May the force be with you.

Saturday-Sunday 6-7th May: Expedition Award (Only for those involved).

Thursday 11th May: Golf, Subs & Awards.  We are meeting at Hillside Farm Golf Driving Range,  Banbury Road, Bloxham to start at 7pm (please be there at 6:45).  The activity will cost £3 per Scout (please bring cash) and equipment will be provided but if you have your own sticks you can bring them.  Subs for the final term are due, please try to have them for tonight, make cheques payable to 1st Bloxham Scout Troop.  Those Scouts who have earned challenge badges or Their Chief Scout Gold Award will be presented with them tonight.  We will Finish the evening back at the Primary School @ 8:30

Saturday 13th May: County Awards Day (@ Youlbury) : for those involved i.e. all those who received their Silver Award last year in Cubs & those who have earned their Gold Award this year.

Thursday 18th May: SUBS need to be paid by today please. Backwoods cooking at Horley Camp site, please try to be there before 7:30 as cooking takes a long time. 

Thursday 25th May: SCOUTS Cancelled (updated on 23/5/2017 @ 10:54am)
The leaders will be putting up tents @ Blenheim Palace for Oxonjam County Camp.  Sorry, County have told us children are not allowed on site yet for H&S reasons.

Fri 27th- Mon 29th May: OXONJAM County Camp @ Blenheim Palace (For those involved - various camping & day visitors)

Thurs 30th March - Backwoods Cooking @ Horley

posted 29 Mar 2017, 07:57 by Graham Duckworth   [ updated 30 Mar 2017, 01:51 ]

If you are wanting to come to the County Camp (Details below) either as a day visitor or the 2 day visit with camping on Saturday night then you need to fill in the form and bring the form & money this week to Horley.

Please Remember the 7pm start at Horley - if you are late we will be at the camp fire circle.

For the backwoods cooking you will need a long "green" stick to bake dampers on.
Make sure it is not a poisonous stick such as Holly, Yew or Laburnum.

No need for uniform, you will get smoky.

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