Winchester Mayor’s Charities

Beaver, Cubs and Scouts joined forces to raise over £800 on Saturday on behalf of the Mayor’s Charities.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered – we had very good attendance and it paid dividends as we are in the Hampshire Chronicle!

#TheLongHaul T-Shirts

A limited number of #TheLongHaul t-shirts are available to people taking part in the event next weekend.  Look at The Long Haul pages and see what you can do.  But be quick!  There’s less than a week left!

The Long Haul

The Long Haul is our big event for this summer is one of our Scout leaders, Rob Thomson, is going to pull a Scout Trek Cart from Brownsea Island to Winchester from Saturday 12th to Sunday 13thJuly.

We aim to raise over £10,000.00 towards the Bigger & Better campaign and at a recent Scouting event Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, has wished us luck adding that he was impressed with the challenge we’ve set ourselves.

Family Portrait Sessions

Richard Peters, who is a photographer and the dad of two of our members, has generously offered  to raise money for the Bigger and Better Campaign by running a Family Portrait Session.

The Harestock Lodge Hotel has offered to host the event.  You might like to consider a family portrait followed by a family lunch at the hotel.

How about a really nice photo in Scout Uniform, makes a change from the school picture.

All welcome – neighbours, grandparents, friends, those in need of a decent business profile photo  etc.

Visit Richard’s web site to see examples of his work.

To book your free 15 minute sitting call Richard on 07769 214609.

17 May – please hold the date!

This year, Sparsholt Countryside Show is on the 17th May 2014. You may not be aware but 1st Winchester Scouts (Scouts, Cubs and Beavers) receive £3000 each year for managing the car parking on the day of the event but we can’t do this without your help.

Can you spare either a morning or afternoon on this day to help out? In return you will not only have helped raise a further monies towards the hut but you are also eligible for a free family pass to get you, your partner and your kids into the show (worth £28) .

If you do the whole day then the college will provide a free lunch. There is a great team spirit around this event and a chance, when not parking cars, to catch up with other parents. We will send out a specific request asking if you can sign up closer to the event, this is a chance to check your calendar and see if you can make it.

17 May – please hold the date!

Visit Sparsholt Countryside Day web site.

Harestock Community Choir

The Bigger & Better Campaign will receive the proceeds from a concert being given at the Wesley Methodist Church in Weeke on Saturday 29th March. It starts at 7.00 p.m.

The concert will be given by Harestock Community Choir. Tickets are £4.00 per adult and £1.00 per child under 14 and available from