Welcome to 1st Emsworth Scout Group.
We take our Scouting seriously in Emsworth, since 1919 we have been providing a successful program to our members from 6 years old upwards. Delivered by a highly qualified and experienced Leadership team.
All our leaders undertake rigorous training programs as part of their leader role, including First Aid training. All adventurous activities are carried out with authorized instructors to ensure the safety of your child whilst in our care.
In recent years we have had four members achieve their Queen Scout Award and attend the St George's Day parade at Windsor Castle. We have sent groups camping in Kanderstag, Switzerland and Poland as well as members taking part in trips to Uganda in 2009 and Tanzania in 2012
Trips like these are much more than a holiday, they are life changing experiences!
I am sure you will agree, with over 450,000 people involved every week in UK Scouting we must be offering a successful program to our members
As we approach our Centenary in 2019, We are sure your son/daughter will develop and get tremendous rewards from being an active member of our group, we hope you choose to come and enjoy the great experience Scouting in Emsworth offers.
There is often a waiting list for joining each section. To avoid disappointment, please let us have your details as soon as possible. We will contact you when a place becomes available.
Please note: We are unable to add your child to the list before their 5th birthday.
To apply, click the 'New Members' link in the top panel
Due to high demand we have had to close new applications for Scout and Explorers sections. This is to allow the younger members to progress through the group.
Waiting List Policy
Across the UK there are some 44,000 boys and girls on waiting lists to join the adventure of Scouting.
Our waiting lists are growing rapidly so we have had to introduce a policy to decide how we allocate spaces as they become available.
On occasion, the number of people wanting to join the group in any section exceeds the number we can sensibly take on and still deliver high quality Scouting, so we need to run waiting lists.
With the need to manage these waiting lists and to enable the group to manage the peaks and troughs of children moving between the sections within the group the following waiting list policy has been agreed:
Spaces within the group will be allocated in the following order of priority to children:
1. Who are existing members moving between sections (this is implied)
2. Of current uniformed leaders and formal section assistants, including new adults joining the group in these roles.
Note: Parents coming into the group need to commit to taking up their role before their child is accepted
3. With siblings already in our scout group
4. Who are already in scouting and have moved from another area
5. All others
The group membership secretary will hold the records of all children who are on the groups waiting list and will regularly liaise with the leaders of all sections
Harting Family Fun Day
Following the recent woodland management works to make the site fit to use, a Family Fun day was organised to show off our wonderful woodland and camp ground.
We had a number of activities including Hurdle making
( fences) camp cooking inc. Eggs
on sticks, camp bread and scones all cooked on a camp fire. There was a tug of war, Ballista challenge and fun quiz. We had over 120 people attending and everyone seemed to have a good time despite the rain and mud.
During the fun and games, Becca Chamber was awarded her Wood Beads. These are awarded to show that a leader has completed a very long and arduous training programme over a number of years.
Thanks to Richard Merefield our District Commissioner for coming to present her beads on a very wet Saturday.
Queen Scout Award
We are also pleased that Philip Jarczyk has achieved his Queen Scout Award and Duke of Edinburgh Gold awards.
These were presented by Our Count Commissioner Adam Jollans during an Evening Explorer hike up Kingley Vale. He will also parade at Windsor Castle at the National St Georges Day parade for Scouts. Well done Philip
St Georges Day 2017
On 23rd April we had 7 new section flags dedicated and bessed by Rev Julie Price at St James Church. This was the start of out journey to the Group Centenary in 2019
Blessing of the new flags by Rev Julie Price
St James' Church, Emsworth
We intend to plant 100 trees over the next 2 years to celebrate our 100 years.