Aerial views of the HQ
Kindly provided by Steve Keller of Spider 1st Frimley Green and Mytchett Concorde Cubs
Remembrance Day Parade 2013
Sunday 10th November 10:30am
Starting at the Town Farm workshops. Please join us for the parade.

Note for Explorers, Scouts, Cubs & Beavers (& their parents): The parade will start from Town Farm workshops with the traditional section photos. Please be there no later than 1020 wearing Group Scarf, black trousers, shoes and Scout, Cub, Beaver Shirt.
Fireworks Spectacular
Dear friends of Woodcutts,

A huge thank you for your support in making another successful Fireworks Spectacular. The weather was...challenging, but we battled through it and the comments from the crowd were fantastic.
The event raised over £3500 for the Group and again raised the profile of Scouting to at least 1000 members of the public.
It was particularly pleasing to see the new Woodcutts Active Support Unit hard at it during the weekend. If you are interested in supporting the Scout Group further then I am sure Paul Styles (Active Support Unit Leader) will be more than happy to chat with you.
On Saturday night there were over 50 volunteers giving their time and a further 25 turned up the morning after to take down the marquee and litter pick.
On behalf of the Leaders, Committee and young people of Woodcutts, thank you for your time and support.
Brownsea Summer Camp 2013
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Cub report from camp
Brownsea camp was a great success. We took 10 Cubs to join the Scouts for 3 days of traditional Scouting activities. A few of our group were some of the youngest we have taken on camp having only become eligible to join Cubs as the Summer break started. With little or no camping experience between them we were mindful that we might have to provide quite a lot of support. Not a bit of it. I can honestly say they were the best group I have ever worked with: enthusiastic, helpful, hard working, happy asleep by 8.30 (!!!! unheard of) and up at 6.30 with a smile on their faces. Outstanding! We got involved in many activities such as archery, high ropes, impromptu pottery making, macramé sling shots,...but far and away the canoeing activity was the most enjoyed by all. Everyone of us got onto the water and had a brilliant if all too short a time. Another highlight was the camp fire sing song in which we were joined by several other Scouting groups camping that week. Our guys out-sung and out-shone the others by a country mile in true Woodcutts style. A fabulous time for us as leaders and young people alike. Bring on the next one.
Akela and the team.
Our brave heroes
At the East Dorset District AGM, held at Woodcutts HQ, 4 of our leaders received awards from the County Commissioner, Mike Parkes. The Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct was awarded to Rob Easton, Andy Young, Anthony Brown and Nigel Turton in recognition of outstanding actions when they provided first aid to the casualties of a serious road traffic accident and also their support to the emergency services. As mentioned by the Commissioner: "Such awards are rare and to have four in the same group is bordering on unique!" Well done and thanks to all of them.

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
at the 1st Woodcutts Scout HQ
All welcome to attend