We shall remember them…

Cubs and Beavers from the 4th Oxford Scout Group joined parishioners at Cumnor Church of England Church for the service of Remembrance on Sunday 9th November 2014.   In all 18 young people took part in the parade and service.  A Beaver and a Cub laid the wreath on behalf of the Scouts alongside those…

A summer of successful Scouting!

Two recent awards were presented, the John Kemp Community award, was gained by Jake Round for helping the Scout Troop raise funds at last years Botley fete. The Jim Wale Conker Cup was eventually won by George Murphy, after a marathon final against Oli Lewis.  This was spread across three Scout evenings.  The conkers started to go soft…

A great Scouting adventure!

Since our last report, the young people at the 4th Oxford Scout Group have been involved in a range of adventure! If you’re 6-99 why not come and join us, either as a youth member or an adult helper! The Cubs (8½-10) buddied up with 2 other Cub packs to camp at Youlbury, Boars Hill,…

Buzzing in Botley!

As I write, famous adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls has just made a surprise visit to Youlbury Scout Camp Site (Boars Hill), to join the celebrations as hundreds of Oxfordshire Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers were presented with achievement awards, including some from the 4th Oxford (by Matthew Arnold School) and 15th Oxford (based…

Scouting for all

Scouting in Botley is part of a truly impressive international movement, serving 31 million youth members in 216 countries. Scouting UK has half a million members, including 100,000 adult volunteers. I was a Cub/Scout/Venture myself, back in the ’70s and ’80s. I got involved again 5 years ago as a leader, and have just joined…

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