Boats, Boats and more Boats

With the summer fast approaching we are working hard to get our boats up and running for the summer season. There’s so much to look after down at the Boathouse, with the upkeep of the slipway, cleaning of boats, preparation of safety equipment and of course cutting the grass. Recently a team of 5 met … Read more

We’ve Gone Green and We’re Back

Following the latest Government announcement the National Youth Agency (NYA) have confirmed we are good to go green again. This means all activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. If you have any queries regarding our return, feel free to email us on Many Thanks … Read more

Things are Looking Up

Following the latest Government announcement the National Youth Agency (NYA) have confirmed that we are expected to move to AMBER outdoors from 29th March. This is at the moment only provisional but we will keep you posted on here and on Social Media when we know more. Many Thanks for your continued support 1st OB … Read more

Lockdown 2.0 pushes us virtual once more.

Sadly due to lockdown 2.0 we have had to suspend face to face scouting once more. However we shall not stop completely. We are still running a fun filled virtual programme for all our youth members. Come and join us today. If you have any queries regarding our return, feel free to email us on 1st OB … Read more

Face to Face Scouting Returns

We are slowly working to get us back in some form of Face to Face Scouting. We have now had our Risk Assessment approved and had a several discussions with our committee. Attached to this post is our risk assessment for our return. Feel free to have a read. Below is also a link to … Read more

Covid-19 and Our Group

Stuck at home with nothing to do…. Why not give Scouting a go….. Feel free to contact us about joining the group as we are still accepting new members and would love you to join us. Please note as a group we are not meeting physically on a weekly basis however we are meeting virtually … Read more

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Update from Tim Kidd

Dear all, I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks. Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. Suspension of … Read more

District Football competition

A few weeks ago we took some of our Cubs to the Ormiston Denes Academy for the annual District Cub Football Competition and they played really well. Although we did not make it to the final the Cubs were smiling all day and had a great time.  We would like to congratulate them on getting … Read more

Pulling and Sailing​ Course

Two of our Scout Leaders and one of you Cub Leaders in Training took a trip to Portsmouth on the weekend of the 11th March and took part in an assessment and training course for Pulling and Sailing. On the Left are some of the pictures taken by them while they were away. We are … Read more

New Boat Launch 2016

On Sunday 14th August, we as a group celebrated the launch of our brand new Pulling Boats. The two vessels were named after former Group Scout Leader David Harry and former Scout Leader Syd Fowle and were blessed by Revd. Marilyn Zipfel at a ceremony at the yacht club moorings at Nicholas Everitts Park. The blessing … Read more