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  19th WIMBLEDON SCOUTS
 

The Scouts headquarters is situated on around a third of an acre on the south west corner of the Atkinson Morley's Hospital open land.  The Group has recently secured a 99-year lease  for their site after many years of campaigning.  

The HQ site is the base for around 130 scouts, leaders and helpers.  It is one of the largest and most active groups in the district and the site is essential to its success. The group has three beaver colonies for boys aged 6 to 8, three cub packs  for boys aged 8 to 10 and a scout troop  for boys aged 10 to 14. 

The site is also home to the Raynes Park Explorer Scout Unit  for young people aged 14 to 18.  A couple of years ago a group of these young people and leaders joined others from the District on an expedition to Kenya.  They raised the funds to build a maternity unit at a small hospital and spent most of their time in Kenya helping to build it.  A similar expedition is planned for next summer. 

The younger Scouts enjoy summer camps slightly closer to home! All of the sections meet weekly and the younger ones enjoy organised games, craftwork, sports and some badge work.  The older ones do badge work, receive training in outdoor activities, and go on weekend camps and outings. Scouts and Explorer Scouts help the leaders run activities for the younger ones.

If you would like more information about the group or you are interested in joining any of the sections below please click here

or contact Denise or Paul Wilkins on 8944 8042 or email denise.wilkins@blueyonder.co.uk

Beavers (boys aged 6 to 8 years) - activities at weekly meetings include organised games, cra19th Wimbledon Beaver Cubsftwork and training in scouting values. 

The 3 colonies are :

-      Oakwood meet at the HQ 6.15pm on Monday evenings.

-      Mayhew meet at the Sacred Heart School, Burlington Road 5.30pm on Mondays

-      Bond Hall meet at the Methodist Church Hall, Worple Road at 5.30pm

    Cubs (boys aged 8 to 10.5 years) 19th Wimbledon Cub Scouts- at the weekly meetings the cubs enjoy organised games and sports, work for the many activity badges on offer and receive training in outdoor activities and scouting values.  There are also regular weekend camps and outings to places of interest.

-      Oakwood meet at the HQ 6.30pm on Tuesday evenings.

-      Burlington meet at the the Sacred Heart School, Burlington Road 6.30pm on Tuesday evenings.

     Scouts (boys aged 10.5 to 14) - the Scouts meet every week and are involved in a combination of games, badge work and training.  Additional activities include a two week summer camp, a weekend winter camp, weekend camps organised by the more senior scouts, as well as weekend training sessions.  The Scouts meet at the HQ at 7.30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

     Explorer Scouts (for young people, male and female, aged 14 to 18) - the weekly meetings are run by the Explorer Scouts under the guidance of a trained leader.  They involve group discussion, games, first aid training, training for outdoor pursuits, hikes and music.  Additional activities include summer and winter camps, night hikes, and weekend working sessions to help maintain the site and equipment.  Explorer Scouts meet at the HQ on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm

Click here for further information about The UK Scout Association