Merry Christmas
And so another year of Scouting at First Woodcutts draws to a close. We've done so many things this year, it just doesn't seem possible that we could have fitted them all in just 365 days! Canal boating; learning to navigate real aircraft; building shelters and sleeping outdoors on survival camp; district camp; summer camp plus all of the activities that the sections provide every week. Fantastic!

But it doesn't end there! No ... 2015 is looking like another classic year!

There'll be Family Camp (2-4 May 2015) at Buddens and Summer Camp down at nine Ashes Activity Centre and Camp Site down in Cornwall. There'll (hopefully) be the inauguration of the First Woodcutts air rifle shooting range plus a whole host of other activities still too hush-hush to mention here!

I for one can't wait for 2015 and another fantastic year of fun and adventure to start. In the mean time .... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at First Woodcutts!
Remembrance Day Sun 9th Nov 2014
A massive thanks to all of the young people in the Group
and their parents for the attendance at the 2014 Remembrance
Parade. A total of 90 young people and adults turned out
in the beautiful late Autumn Dorset sunshine - a record
number for the 1st Woodcutts Group.
Explorers Canal Trip 2014
Camping on a Canal Boat
The Explorers organized their own "camp" this year taking a trip on a canal boat. They visited Bath and Bristol and by the looks of things they had a great time. During the trip they said goodbye to Andy Turner who is leaving the group after many years, firstly as a Leader for Scouts and then taking on the newly formed Explorers section. He will be much missed by the whole group. There are more photos of the trip here.
53rd Anniversary of Scouting in Indonesia
During a recent trip to Indonesia, Andy and Denise Turner were invited to take part in the National Scouting celebrations in Indonesia. See the October edition of the Downsman to find out more.

1st Woodcutts Scouts are based just outside Sixpenny Handley in Dorset; they are the foremost providers of youth activities in the area. The group has Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers sections with a total of over 80 members from North East Dorset and the Chalke Valley in Wiltshire.
The group was originally founded on 8th March 1957 by our existing Group Scout Leader, John Curtis, and meets at the HQ in Woodcutts which has plenty of space for scouting activities.

If you would like to find out more about Scouting in Woodcutts and Sixpenny Handley, then please contact (Group Scout Leader), (Explorers Leader), (Scout Leader), (Cub Scout Leader) or (Beaver Scout Leader). Phone numbers can be found in any printed edition of The Downsman.

For more information on Scouting, please visit The Scout Association Portal propimgs/scoutsorguk.gif Next Committee Meeting
Thu 8th Jan 2015 at 19:30
at the 1st Woodcutts Scout HQ
All welcome to attend