1st Woodcutts News Headlines
Take the Lead at 1st Woodcutts!

We're just too good! The Group is growing so fast we would like to recruit more Leaders for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sections to allow us to offer even more great activities to even more of our young people. No experience in Scouting is necessary and it doesn't matter if you weren't in the Scouts as a child - all necessary training will be provided and you'll get great mentoring and support from our existing leaders.

If you would like to know more about what it takes to become a Leader at 1st Woodcutts, please contact our Group Scout Leader and join the team.

gallery/headlines/sausages.jpg Family Camp 2015
Hurry! Only a few days left for you to get your Family Camp booking form in and nearly all of the places are taken! For full details, and a copy of the form, please click on the following link:
Family Camp 2015 Details
gallery/headlines/Harrywinsrifleshoot_vsm.jpg Harry Wins District Rifle Shoot!
Harry from the Scouts Section has taken the individual gold medal in the District air rifle shooting competition. See pictures and more info by clicking here:
gallery/headlines/scoutshop.gif Scout Shop Dates and Times
The dates and times for the 1st Woodcutts Scout Shop for the start of 2015 have been announced. Please note that the opening times have been tweaked from last year to better match the times that you need to access the shop. Full details by clicking on the 'Scout Shop' link in the header above or by clicking on the following link:
Scout Shop
gallery/headlines/5stars.jpg Five Golden Stars!
Five members of the Scouts section received their Chief Scout's Gold Award from East Dorset District Commissioner Jane Mearns during the Christmas Carol Service. Read what Rob Easton, 1st Woodcutts' Scout Leader, has to say about our Five Golden Stars here:
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; we are the foremost providers of youth activities in the area. The group has Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers sections with around 90 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 19th Mar 2015 at 19:30
at the 1st Woodcutts Scout HQ
All welcome to attend