Demand for Beavers – a notice

Our Beaver Colonies are completely full and there is already a long list of young people who want to join in the future – the Colonies will remain full for the foreseeable future. Demand for places is very heavy and is far greater than any possible provision of places now or in the  future.

If your interested youngster is already over five years old, it is most unlikely that they will get into Beavers at 1st Oxted. We can take your details, but it will be Cubs (from age 8) that the youngster may be joining.

Bike Sale Saturday 12th September

This coming Saturday 12th September is the BIKE and PRAM SALE on Master Park, Oxted.

Persons wishing to donate bicycles before the sale are most welcome to do so. Please contact the GSL. We would respectfully ask that such bikes are roadworthy.

There will be a small charge of 50p per person (children free) for entry. There will be a bacon buttie/tea/cake stand.

Buying bikes:
Open for buyers between 9.30am and 12 noon. Arrive before 8.30a.m to be at the front of the queue and to avoid disappointment. CASH ONLY  

Selling bikes
Opening for sellers between 8.30a.m and 9.15am

Donkey Derby

The Donkey Derby raised several thousand pounds. An exact figure will be available in due course. It was a success. No one was harmed and no equipment was damaged. Many thanks to all the uniformed leaders and parents and friends of the Group who put in hours of work to help make it a success. Thanks also to Paula Myers on the Scout Group Executive Committee, who, assisted by her Exec colleagues, has worked for months to make the Donkey Derby happen.

Bike Sale

Saturday’s Bike Sale made around £730 gross profit. Thank you very much to everyone who helped out before, during and afterwards. This is a good result given the relatively low numbers of customers. We might have benefited from slightly better signage in the local area. There was plenty of assistance – for which the Group offers thanks – and this was as stress-free a Bike Sale as ever we’ve had.