Apr 08 2018

St Georges Day – 22 April

Sunday 22nd April is this years date for the annual St George’s Day Parade at Guildford Cathedral. It is an opportunity for Scout Groups from all over both Guildford East and Guildford West Districts to come together and celebrate St George, not only the Patron Saint of England, but also of Scouting.

It is one of only two church parades we ask our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to attend each year, the other being Remembrance Day. Not only is it an opportunity for us all to reflect on the core values that Scouting represents, it is also a time when we all renew our Scouting Promises and reaffirm our membership of The Scout Association.

We are to meet at Surrey University by 2:15pm on Sunday 22nd April. Please can your Beaver/Cub/Scout be in full, clean uniform and wearing smart black shoes. If it is raining a jacket is allowed, otherwise please make sure they have something under their uniform if it is cold. There is a collection taken during the service. The Scouts meet in the road adjacent to the Ivy Arts Centre (old University Sports Hall). Parents/guardians should follow the signs to the parking areas, and not stop on the access road to drop the Scouts off.

Whilst the several hundred Scouts nearly fill the cathedral, there may be some space at the back if you would like to attend the service as well. Otherwise, please collect from your Section Leader at 4pm outside the main entrance to the cathedral.

It is a special year for Cranleigh this year as it is our turn to provide a prayer reader and a District colour bearer, so please do try and bring your Scout along, it is an important date in the calendar for us.

Colin
Group Scout Leader

Mar 10 2018

Cubs London trip – Update

Hi all,

We will be in the 1800, arriving at Guildford at 1833.

Colin

Feb 25 2018

Water Stations 25th March 2018

Each year the Scout Group raises considerable funds by providing water stations for the Mabac 15/21 mile run which takes place around the lanes on the south side of Cranleigh. We ask parents with Cub / Scouts to come along and pour drinks for the thirsty runners – it really can be good fun and rewarding experience for all concerned. So if you are minded to help from 9am until about 12.30pm please email Dave Saunders on dcsjls@googlemail.com

Thanks Dave and Colin.

Feb 18 2018

Scout backpacking

Looks like we’re going much faster today. Should be at the HQ about 1230… Hopefully!

Jan 20 2018

Group Calendar 2018

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A downloadable version can be found here.

Updated to correct the date of the Cranleigh Carnival.

Jan 20 2018

Gift Aid

As a registered Charity, Cranleigh Scout Group is able to claim an additional 25p for every pound of the money paid in as subscriptions each year. This is a valuable source of income for the group, with a potential £3000 a year available to us. In order to be able to claim Gift Aid, we need a signed Gift Aid form from the person who pays the subscription fee.

We are in the processing of updating our Gift Aid records and I’m asking all eligible parents/subscription payers to complete and return the current Gift Aid form to us as soon as possible.

The form can be found in PDF format here and paper copies are available in the Cranleigh Scout HQ. Please complete and return to a leader as soon as possible.

This really is a very valuable income stream for us and a very low effort fundraiser!

Yours in Scouting

Colin Desmond
Group Scout Leader

Nov 05 2017

Remembrance Day Service and Parade.  

Sunday12th November 2017

10.15am at Scout HQ

 Each year we remember those who have died in conflict at the War Memorial in Cranleigh. It is a privilege to attend and honour the fallen with the other service organization, particularly the other youth groups. We have been allocated prime space inside the Remembrance garden. All Scouts ( Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers ) are expected to attend the Remembrance Day Service and Parade meeting at the Scout Headquarters at 10.15am.

Please wear full uniform ( shoes not trainers ) and  remember to wear something warm underneath your Scout shirt. Coats will be permitted in the event of bad weather. Be aware that the police will be closing the High Street from 10.30am to 11.30am. Afterwards we shall march to the British Legion HQ – please collect your child from here about 11.30am.   Parents are welcome along the route and at the service.  Thank you.

 

 

 Colin Desmond GSL / Dave Saunders AGSL

Oct 16 2017

The Magic Wand Project

We are celebrating 30 years of Beavers in our village this year. We are marking the occasion with a Magic Wand Project…

Oct 11 2017

Scouts 12th October

Change of location – we will be meeting at Cranleigh Showground, NOT Bentley Copse as it says in the program.

Thanks

Jez

 

Sep 13 2017

Scouts Autumn 2017

Link below to program dates for both Scout troops:

 

Utworth Autumn 17

Baynards Autumn 17

 

 

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