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 »

Scouts march into castle to receive their royal awards

TWO Scouts from Woking district have received their Queen’s Scout Award, the movement’s highest honour. Bethany Williamson and Alex Long-Leather were honoured by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, at a presentation at... Read more »

Rising to the challenge and learning new skills

ABOUT 500 Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Guides and Leaders recently spent a weekend at the Bentley Copse Activity Centre Frost Camp, in Shere. The camp had been postponed from January because of... Read more »

Cemetery clear-up discovers soldier’s grave marker

SCOUT group members who keep a village cemetery tidy would like to contact the family of a First World War casualty whose dilapidated grave marker they have discovered. The wooden cross was... Read more »

Seventies Scouts all smiles on Remembrance Day

HOW many people do you recognise from this old photo? Taken around 1974, it shows members of 1st Old Woking Scout Group at an annual Remembrance Day service outside the front entrance... Read more »

Bonfire night boost for local charities

LOCAL charities and groups have received thousands of pounds from the Ripley bonfire, one of the biggest firework events in the South East. Representatives of Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts and Ripley’s... Read more »

Beavers “Go Wild” at Scout camp

BOYS and girls from the Woking area joined more than 500 fledgling Scouts and their leaders from across Surrey for a Beavers Go Wild camp at Bentley Copse Activity Centre. Members of... Read more »

Ex-police van becomes scouts control centre

SCOUTS are getting extra support at events they run or take part in, thanks to the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner. David Munro has presented the Surrey Scouts Event Support Team with... Read more »