Welcome to 7th Woking Scout Group
7th Woking Scout Group
The 7th Woking (St Mary of Bethany) Scout Group, founded in 1925, is located in Westfield Avenue, Woking. It is a vibrant Group of some 90-100 boys and girls aged 6 to 14, supported by 25 uniformed adult and young leaders, across three sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts.
The Group runs a very full and active programme for all sections based around traditional Scouting activities: hiking, camping, fire-lighting, cooking, kayaking, climbing, pioneering. The young people begin to learn scouting skills at an early age, building on these skills as they participate in camps and activities under the close supervision of the section leaders. In addition, all sections have a developed service programme that encourages the young people to take an active role within the Woking community.
The Group is supported in its activities by an Executive Committee that helps administer the Group, as well as providing resources through organized fundraising.
Parents and family members are encouraged to participate in the life of the Group, through Family Camps and other social events. The Group does also rely upon on parents to provide occasional assistance to the uniformed Leaders with each of the sections, and also with Group fundraising efforts. In the case of Beaver and Cub sections, parents might be asked to help out at meetings or on trips. In the case of Scouts, particular help is from time to time needed to provide transport for activities, and in getting ready for camps.
The Group enjoys a close relationship with St Mary of Bethany Church, but welcomes people from all backgrounds, irrespective of faith or religion.
Upcoming Group Events
Happy 90th Birthday to 7th Wok
Formed in 1925 by the Vicar of St Mary of Bethany Church with 2 Parishioners taking on the roles of Akela and Scoutmaster. To mark this special birthday 7th will be combining Family Camp on 20th June with their 90th Birthday Celebrations.
Summer Term 2015
2014 Rotary Club Swimathon
Girl Go Gold!
Congratulations to Phoebe Ella and Frances for achieving their Chief Scout Gold Award by completing all 9 challenge badges. They were presented with their Gold Award Badge by Liz Pocknell after a presentation to the Scouts. Well done girls!