Please help! New leaders and volunteers needed

Everything the 1st Winchester Group does depends on our volunteers. Many of you already do a lot to help, but we are still looking for some more new volunteers. In particular, we are looking for Beaver leaders on Monday evenings (Normans), Cubs leaders on Tuesdays; and Scouts on Thursday evenings (Greeks). We are also still looking for a new Assistant Group Scout Leader, for some new Executive Committee members and an Active Support Unit lead. We also always need Occasional Helpers at beavers, cubs and scouts: a little bit of help can go a very long way!

To find out more about any of these opportunities, please contact or

We have a new GSL – but we still need more help!

We are delighted to announce that Mike Wilson is our new Group Scout Leader (GSL)! Mike is a very experienced Scout leader who has been in charge of the Greeks (Thursday evening scouts) for many years. Mark Weston-Smith has now taken over as the new leader of the Greeks, but that means we need another new leader to help on Thursday evenings. If you’d like to help, or to find out a bit more about what would be involved, please contact Dave Kesby, Mike or Mark.

We’re also very pleased to say that Gill Bowyer is now our Group Admin Assistant, a new role created to assist the GSL and to take control of important administrative tasks including DBS processing. But we are also still looking for a new Assistant GSL to help both Mike and Gill with their duties. Again, if you’re interested, please do get in touch.

Littleton Show – Thanks

A big thank you for everyone who helped with car parking at the Littleton Show on Saturday 6th Sept.  Once again we did a great job and earned the Group funds several hundred pounds.  There were lots of well known helpers and it was great to see some new faces too.


Hopefully you’ve all received details of the 30 Challenge badge and your children are busy planning their fundraising.  Well, good news!  An anonymous donor has promised to give 50p for every £1 raised by each young person as part of the challenge badge – the more the young people raise the more the donor gives!

Leaders, please continue to promote this scheme.

10th May – Demolition Day

We are in need of a team of parents to help us demolish the hut ready for the builders to begin their work.  Saturday 10th May is Demolition Day, a BBQ will be provided at lunchtime.

Children are welcome to come along although they will remain your responsibility throughout the day.  Sledgehammers will be provided!

We cannot do this without some help – please sign up for a couple of hours at least.  Email to confirm you’re coming (we need to know how many sausages to buy!) or sign up on the sheet in the Hut from Monday.

Many thanks in advance for your help.