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6 Feb 2019
6 Feb 2019

As you may recall from previous editions of Link we have 2 scouts from Horsell who were chosen with 6 others from the district to represent Woking scouts at the next World Jamboree in 2019
Here is a quick update from our Horsell boys ( Sam Wavish & Daniel Langley) on how the jamboree preparation are going
We have had a very busy year
As well as the 8 scouts from Woking there are scouts from all the other districts in Surrey going to the jamboree.We have all been mixed together …

30 Jan 2019

Ridgeside Falconry is the largest mobile display team in the country providing County Shows, Carnivals, Fairs and Special Event Days with Falconry Demonstrations.
Ridgeside Birds of Prey Demonstrations consist of a static display of approximately 15 Birds of Prey from around the world, including owls, falcons, hawks, eagles and vultures, plus spectacular free flying displays lasting between 20-30 minutes each.
The highly skilled team are always on hand to give you advice and share their extensive knowledge of falconry. Ridgeside like to get the public as involved as they can during …

30 Jan 2019

On November 9th, Woking District disembarked across the channel with 72 Scouts and 43 leaders, ready for a packed remembrance weekend in Ypres, Belgium.
Ypres played a significant part in history. Here British Soldiers fought in World War One. After a 3hr journey, the Scouts arrived at De Karmel, our accommodation for the weekend, situated just outside Brugge. After a good night’s sleep (for most!) and a hearty breakfast, we visited the Yorkshire Trench on Saturday. The Scouts got to experience the tight quarters and how cramped and challenging it would …

30 Jan 2019
30 Jun 2016

This year for Halloween we had a mischievous make-up artist named Tinna Tra in to jazz up our faces. By the end everyone was sticky with cosmetics and looked rather terrifying. Then we tried it upon ourselves, and some people ended up with disturbing images upon their foreheads.

30 Jun 2016

Rev. Sarah Hayes Vicar of St. Marys in Horsell for over two years kindly devoted her time to give us an inspirational speech on the importance of Shrove Tuesday and how we can get involved. She told us that many people give up alcohol and food in lent to understand what Jesus went through for 40 days. She went onto inform us where the use of pancakes came from. A long time ago people used up their spare flour, butter, eggs and fatty substances to make pancakes before they fasted …

30 Jun 2016

The world scout jamboree took place in Kirarahama Yamaguchi in western Japan from the 28th July to 8th august 2015. It was attended by over 33,000 scouts and a team of almost 8,000 service members. I spent about 2 and a half weeks experiencing Japan and I got to stay with a Japanese family for a few days to experience everyday life in Japan. We then went up to Yamaguchi for the camp where we got to meet people from around the world, trading badges, doing different activities like; hikes, …

30 Jun 2016

What a night! Where else can you play with large sticks and tie rope to it? I certainly can’t at home. I was a new young pioneer into this field of wood crafting 😉 . We made a table, which was definitely knot up to scratch, now everything we do is perfect….almost. Percy, a budding explorer, tried to use this as a bed, however he broke it….oh no…turns out a table can’t be a bed….who would have guessed that? What a rookie mistake! I for one know my tables …

30 Jun 2016

Martian Explorers stretched their legs and burnt a few calories and I only mean a few, by hiking from a mysterious carpark in the middle of the common to McLaren Park passing through the memorial garden along the way. The hike took over an hour and taught us about our local history. As a unit we have learnt about the 27 fallen Muslim soldiers who fought in either WW1 or WW2. They never received a proper memorial until 2015. After an extremely arduous journey we arrived in the McLaren …