Scouts rise to the challenge of mountainous trek

SCOUTS and Explorer Scouts from Woking trekked the mountains and valleys of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales recently on a three-day trip. Thirty-three Explorer Scouts completed hikes as part of their... Read more »

Grand May Fayre returns at last

THE Horsell Scouts and Guides Grand May Fayre returns to the Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground on bank holiday Monday after an enforced three-year absence because of the pandemic. A fixture of the local... Read more »

Scouts enjoy party atmosphere

MORE than 60 Explorer Scouts from Woking’s five units recently enjoyed a fun-packed day at Birchmere campsite in Wisley. The Scouts, aged from 14 to 18, represented Challenger units from Knaphill, Martian... Read more »

Scouts take on Frost Camp

ABOUT 500 Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Guides and Leaders recently attended the Bentley Copse Activity Centre Frost Camp near Guildford. The event, held over the weekend of January 10-12, brought Scouts and... Read more »

Scouts unleash dodgeball fury in inter-unit tournament

MORE than 50 Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18 and their leaders from the borough converged on the Winston Churchill Sports Centre this month for the annual inter-unit dodgeball tournament. During the... Read more »

34th Handycamp a grand success, despite rain

OVER 190 scouts and leaders from the Woking area came together to ensure a fun-filled weekend for children with special needs at Woodlarks Campsite in Farnham. The 34th Handycamp was a nursery-themed... Read more »

Queen’s Scout honours

FIVE members of Woking’s Explorer units have achieved the highest award for a youth member of the Scout Association. The five, aged 17 and 18, recently became Queen’s Scouts, the culmination of... Read more »

Woking scouts complete gruelling Brecon Beacon hike

AFTER  training for six months to achieve the Expedition section of the DofE Award, covering navigation, cooking skills and emergency aid, 46 Explorer scouts aged 14 to 18 from the five units... Read more »

Explorer Scouts hike to victory over Expedition Challenge

Sixty Explorer Scouts took part recently in Woking District’s annual two-day Expedition Challenge. The route led competitive teams of four or five scouts, aged 14 to 18, on a 45-kilometre hike. They... Read more »

Explorer scouts face bushtucker challenge

WITCHETTY grubs and grasshoppers were served up to Explorer Scouts when they faced a bushtucker challenge at a weekend camp. It was a case of “I’m an Explorer Scout…Get Me Out of... Read more »