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Inaugural Scouts and Cubs Orienteering Challenge

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

After much excitement and anticipation this morning (Sunday 8th July 2018) saw more than a 100 Cubs and Scouts from Slough and neighbouring Districts descend on Black Park to take part in this inaugural Orienteering challenge.

In the scorching heat teams from 7th Newham (East London), 3rd Heathfield (Hounslow), 23rd Wembley, 3rd Wexham, 1st Montem, and 9th Southside (Tooting) raced against the clock to find the prescribed control points. For many it was an opportunity to polish up and put into practice their navigation and compass skills.

At the end of the challenge all the youngsters cooled down and enjoyed a group lunch as the moderators worked out the winning times.

A tremendous day was had by all the youngsters and adults that attended with many making the most of the offerings at Black Park. Hopefully a sign of a new and regular challenge in the years ahead. A big thank you to the helpers that assisted with the set-up, registration and clear up at the end.

Results:

Cubs
Position Group
1st 7th Newham
2nd 7th Newham
3rd 7th Newham
Scouts
Position Group
1st 3rd Heathfield
2nd 9th Southside
3rd 7th Newham

Muhammed Sharif – ADC Scouts

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District Awards Celebration 2018

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Dave Shaw

Slough District held its Second Annual Awards Celebration on 21st April 2018 to celebrate the Top Awards that our Youth and Adult Members achieved in the past 12 months.

Our members have been working hard and we were able to hand out certificates for 50 Awards across all sections, including Chief Scout’s Awards, Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, Young Leader Belts and Wood Badges.

As part of the celebration, we also saw our District Commissioner, Tim Haggett, being presented with a Silver Acorn in recognition of all his hard work running the District

We would like to Congratulate all of our members on their achievements and look forward to giving out more certificates next year.

We would also like to thank Baylis Court School for hosting us again.

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District Camp 2016

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by SDSAdmin

District Camp 22nd – 24th April 2016


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Youth Shaped Scouting

Posted on January 10th, 2016 by SDSAdmin

What is a District Youth Commissioner?
I am the first District Youth Commissioner in Berkshire, and one of very few in the UK. The District Youth Commissioner’s role is to develop and oversee the principles of Youth Shaped Scouting within Slough. As part of this, I will be starting a Youth Forum within the District to allow Young People’s voices to be heard by the District Team and encouraging leaders to develop Youth Shaped Scouting within their Section.

Who are you?
I am Dave Shaw, some of you may know me as an Explorer Scout Leader with Discovery ESU, while others will know me as a Network member. I am 23, and I have been a part of the Scouting Movement since I was 6, so I know what it is like to be both a Young person and a Leader within Scouting.

What is Youth Shaped Scouting?
Youth Shaped Scouting is the idea that Scouting is a Youth Movement and should be shaped by the Young People. Adults should only be here to guide the Young people and ensure that they are kept safe. The Young People should have a say in what they do on a weekly basis, where they go on camps and how major decisions are made.
As one Explorer said: “Scouting is like play-doh, Young People have to shape and mould it”

What about YouShape?
YouShape Week is the National Event during which we want to get everyone talking about Youth Shaped Scouting. YouShape Week is 1st – 7th February, with a major conference taking place from the 5th – 7th. The week will provide the opportunity for every young person from Beavers through to Network to get involved either online or at your meeting place.

What’s the plan?
I will be setting up a District Youth Forum which will aim to involve a Young person from every Section within the District, from Beavers to Network, from 1st Britwell to 3rd Wexham. To kick off this process, I will be paying a visit to all of the Sections during January to talk to the Young People and Leaders about Youth Shaped Scouting and the Youth forum. Follow me on Twitter for the Schedule.

How can I develop Youth Shaped Scouting in my Section?
First things first, ask the young people what they want to do on a Section Evening, whether that is what game to play next, what to cover in a future meeting or having the young people taking a lead role in a game or activity. The key is to listen to the young people and carry out what they want to do.

How can I contact you?
You can email me at youthcommissioner@sloughscouts.org.uk or get me on Twitter @Slough_DYC with any questions, opinions or suggestions about Youth Involvement.

District Youth Commissioner – Dave Shaw

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1st Langley’s Community Week Project

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by Damien Woodall

As part of Community Week on Saturday 7th June, 1st Langely Scouts spent the afternoon at St Mary’s Church, Langley, cleaning and tidying 21 war graves.

See Slough Observer’s article for more information – http://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/slough/articles/2014/06/13/101129-scouts-clean-up-war-graves-as-part-of-project-to-remember-fallen-heroes/

To find out more about Comunity week visit https://members.scouts.org.uk/communityweek

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Slough Scouts Bowled Over to raise funds Japan Jamboree

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by SDSAdmin

Slough Scouts chosen to attend next year’s prestigious World Scout Jamboree have taken part in a special ten-pin bowling event as part of their fundraising efforts.

The five Scouts selected to represent Slough, Berkshire and their country at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan next year took over Absolutely Tenpin in Slough on Tuesday. A total of 90 people took to the bowling lanes to raise an impressive £870 towards the once-in-a-lifetime trip.

There was a distinctly Japanese flavour to the evening thanks to some of the Scouts choice of attire as they tried to strike up their fundraising totals.

In addition to the five Scouts, eight adult volunteers from Slough have also been selected in leader and staff roles. The group will be part of a contingent of 3,519 from the UK, who will make the intercontinental trip to Japan to join 40,000 Scouts from around the world next summer.

 

Aiden Boland 15, Jamboree participant:

It was a really enjoyable evening of bowling fun and it was a great way for us to combine a social event with fundraising for Jamboree. We have been so fortunate to represent Slough at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan and we appreciate the huge amount of support that is coming our way. To raise nearly £1,000 while having fun is a fantastic achievement and it will contribute significantly to our combined fundraising efforts”

 

Part of the trip fees paid by UK Scouts goes towards a solidarity fund helping Scouts from less fortunate countries across the world to attend the Jamboree.

Among the supporters were 1st Langley Scouts, SAS Network – Slough’s 18-25 Scout provision, Edith Rose Nurseries Ltd and many family and friends.

 

Rebecca (Edith Rose Nurseries Ltd)

“I used to be an assistant Cub Scout leader in Surrey and know what amazing opportunities Scouting provides for Young People. We’ve come to support the Slough Scouts in heading to Japan. I wish them all the best.”

 

Niki Hickly, Supervisor, Absolutely Tenpin:

We are delighted to be able to help local charities raise money for good causes. As a not for profit organisation, it’s extremely important for Absolutely Ten Pin to reinvest revenue back into the community and this is one way we able to meet our charitable aims, the Slough Scouts group were a pleasure to have as our first of many charities and we hope to work with them again in the near future.”

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5 Scouts from Slough have been selected to represent Slough, Berkshire and their country in Japan, 2015

Posted on November 30th, 2013 by SDSAdmin

5 Young People have been selected to be part of the 45 from Berkshire attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015. About a month ago they took part in an action packed selection weekend of different team activities with over 170 other applicants. Out of the 15 applications from Slough 5 were successful.

About Selection weekend

3519 Scouts from the UK will join over 30,000 Scouts from all over the world to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, spending 12 days of activities and opportunities to make new friends and learn about other cultures. Scouts from the UK will also get the opportunity to stay with a host family for 3-4 days giving them a real insight to Japanese life.

 

Why do the Young People want to go to Japan?

Damien Woodall, Adult Volunteer “This is truly a once in a life time opportunity for these Young People. The trip will help each Young Persons confidence, communication skills and much more. They will build memories and friendships that will last forever.”

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout ‘The reason why Scouting remains the largest youth movement in the world is that it’s got great core values: it’s faith, it’s about friendship, it’s about fun – it’s all part of what we wanted when we grew up.’

These Young People are already starting fundraising for the trip and have spent the day bag packing at Sainsbury’s, Farnham Road. Part of the fees paid by UK Scouts goes towards a solidarity fund helping Scouts from less fortunate countries across the world attend the Jamboree. They are also planning to do much more fundraising on the lead up to their trip.

 

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