Welcome to the 1st Oxted Scout Group, headquartered at the Stafford Hut on Chalkpit Lane in Oxted. The 1st Oxted provides Scouting for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in the Oxted and Hurst Green area. All young people aged between 6 and 18 are welcome in Scouts. We are a thriving Scout Group currently running a Beaver Colony, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops, with nearly 20 uniformed leaders and around 130 young people in uniform. Please see the quick links on your right, or the main menu, for further information. 1st Oxted Scouts forms part of East Surrey District Scouts along with Scout Groups at Tatsfield, Godstone, South Godstone, Lingfield, Burstow and Hedgecourt (Felbridge). East Surrey District is in turn one of 14 Scout Districts in Surrey. Young people over 14.5 take part in Explorer Scouts which is organised at District level rather than at Scout Group level. Click here for more details.
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Demand for Scouting: There is only one way parents can guarantee that their young people get into the Scouts, and that is, either become a Scouter themselves for a number of years or join us behind the scenes on our Executive Committee. 1st Oxted has twenty leaders and more than 130 youngsters in uniform; a Beaver colony, two Cub Packs and two Scout Troops. There is great need for further assistance.
Persons willing and able to help out are in a much stronger position on our list. We always welcome further communication with positive and encouraging parents who are willing and able to assist in any serious way, large or small, with the work of the Group and the community – all leaders and helpers are unpaid volunteers. The Group depends on volunteer assistance doing a little here, a little there. Not all are uniformed Scouters. There is a need for assistance with fund raising, for people able to handle administration of lists, subs and monies, occasional organisers or rotas and events, sometimes cooks and caterers, sometimes extra parents for certain activities, and for groundsmen and tradesmen or women.
Parental willingness to undergo a DBS check, and being willing and able to assist on an ad hoc or rota basis around once per term does not count: that is the least we expect and it is a minimum condition of membership.
Contact the Group:
1) Group Scout Leader: Nick Hough, tel. 07851 001940
2) Group Chairman: Adrienne Seaman, tel. 07595 081669
Social media: The Scout Group can be contacted via the closed Facebook group (invited members only – please do join if you are a Facebook user) https://www.facebook.com/groups/573806119334465/ or on Twitter through @1stOxtedScouts