Scouts to Reopen at the 4th

Our Scout Section has been dormant since the beginning of the year but we are proud to announce that at last night’s Group AGM we were able to tell parents that Scouts will reopen on Thursday 8th June 2017. The Section’s night is changing from Friday to Thursday and will start at the earlier time…

Awards Day

Over the weekend hundreds of young people and adults converged on Youlbury to take part in the annual Scouting awards day. From the Fourth Oxford we had 15 Beavers and 3 Cubs receiving awards.  Bronze Chief Scout Awards for the Beavers and Silver Chief Scout Awards for the Cubs. After the ceremony the young people…

Unfortunately more vandalism

We were once more visited by vandals over the evening of 8th May 2017.  Cubs ended around 8:30pm and by 7:30pm the following day we had discovered one of our boarded-up windows had been ripped off and the remaining glass smashed in (along with the internal boarding) covering the hall with broken glass shards and…

Vandalism of the 4th Oxford Scout HQ

We have been the unfortunate recipients of some unwanted attention from the local vandals who have smashed the small window into the girls toilet and thrown through in some large lumps of concrete smashing the toilet bowl.  This has put the girls toilet out of action for the last week of our summer term, but…

New academic year, new challenges

As all of the sections of the Fourth Oxford Scout Group prepare to return after the summer break there’s lots to look forward to. For Cubs 2016 is a very special year.  The Wolf Cubs were formed in 1916 so in 2016 we are celebrating the Cub Centenary.  There are special events, fun days and…

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,…

4th Oxford Cubs successful at District Sports Day

On Saturday 7th June 5 cubs from the 4th Oxford pack joined around 90 other cubs at the Horspath Athletics track for a day of sports and athletics. Each cub participating earned their Athletics badge and all five of our cubs also managed to score enough points to earn their Athletics Plus badges too. Not…

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…

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