About Chairman

Dave is ex-chair of 1st Winchester (2011-19) and now a Scout Leader with Osborne Troop. As a Queen Scout himself, he is a full supporter of Scouting. He believes that Scouting provides a Physical, Social and Spiritual Adventure that broadens and deepens young people's experience of the world, such that they become stronger and more responsible citizens. Dave has two children in the Group.

Scouting for all awards

An innovative project by 1st Winchester won 3rd place in the national Scouting for All awards last weekend at Warwick University.  See the video below to see what the Scouting Plus project is all about.

Subs and Direct Debits

Thanks everyone for a really great response to our efforts to get our Subscriptions right.  As you will appreciate, subs are a critical income for us as they pay for vital things such as:

  • Membership of the Scout Association
  • Insurance (against accidents and other things)
  • Badges
  • Pinsent
  • Services at District, County and National levels
  • Leader Training
  • Badges

We pay this out for every child, whether or not they have paid their subs.  So when we get 95% of subs in, it really gives us some spare cash to pay for other things like replacement equipment, new equipment, courses to run new activities, etc.

So thanks again.  We all appreciate your efforts.

Bowling Cancelled 21st Oct

Unfortunately the bowling for Tues 21st Oct has had to be cancelled.  We didn’t manage to get enough adults to reach the minimum required to be safe.  See you all after half-term when we’ll be in the new building!