News

8 Jul 2018

Bingo Night 2018 Update
Here is an update on our recent, extremely entertaining and successful Bingo Night along with a few photos.
As always, our Group Chairman Graham did the honours as MC with his wife Vanessa operating the Bingo machine.
Halfway through we held a pudding auction where desserts donated by volunteers were auctioned to the highest bidder; plates, bowls and cutlery available for immediate consumption of course!
This year we had some really delicious homemade delights that raised record prices but we also had some more modest options for those …

27 Jun 2018

We entered two teams in this year’s raft race at Southwater Lake; one for those aged 12 and over and one for those aged under 12.
Both teams built sturdy craft which not only survived being manhandled to the lake but also being thrown in and then paddled in two separate races.
As always, we enter this for fun and don’t take our raft racing that seriously. As expected we didn’t win anything which was just as well as our GSL had promised to enter the adult race in the clothes …

22 May 2018

1st Roffey Scouts GDPR policy
We value your privacy and want you to be clear about the data we collect and store, how we use this and the rights you have to control that information.
We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect the changes introduced by the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which comes into force from 25 May 2018. The changes in law will provide you with greater transparency and control over your personal data.
Our updated Privacy Policy came into effect on 23rd May 2018 and it sets out …

9 May 2018

As you will have seen in our recent Newsletter we are running our very popular Family Bingo night again this year on Friday 8th June. Full details are on the flyer you can access below. This is a great evening of fun for the whole family so do come along if you can and support our fundraising team who work so tirelessly in the background.
Without these fundraising events we would not be able to do some of the activities we plan so your support is essential if we are to …

11 Mar 2018

Currently to run the various sections of 1st Roffey requires approx. £10,000 a year. We also need to plan to replace the floor in the hut as it has come to the end of its life.
So obviously we need your help!!! We have several fundraising events planned through the year. Maybe you could pop the dates in your diaries? More details can be obtained from the leaders or will be posted on here nearer the time.
Horsham Lions Sponsored ‘Swimathon’, 18th March 2018. Any money raised by 1st Roffey will be …

5 Nov 2017

 
 Thank you all for your support yesterday. It was a great day!
The turnout was excellent and I was especially pleased to see 1st SLF taking up my offer to attend.
As we sold out of trail maps we think we had 50+ youngsters taking part in the afternoon, each with a parent/parents/grandparents so at least 100 people altogether.
As always, without help from all of you we could not stage this event.
The cakes were brilliant and added to the appeal of the day. Thanks to all of you who slaved over …

30 Sep 2017

We are holding our annual Pumpkin Hunt and Family Campfire on Sunday October 29th at the District Campsite, Beacon Hill. The event starts in the afternoon at 1500 hrs for Beavers and Cubs who have about an hour to follow a trail around the campsite in search of pumpkins whilst collecting autumn leaves to make a leaf crown. Scouts arrive at 1630 hrs in time for a family campfire that will start about 1700 hrs and last for 30-45 mins. After that, Scouts will also do the pumpkin hunt, but …

11 Sep 2017

GSL Report 2017
GSL Report 2017
Below is the agenda for the 2017 AGM.
AGENDA AGM 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017
This years AGM for the 1st Roffey Scout Group will take place on the 17th September 2017 from 2pm till 4pm.
All parents, beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers are welcome to attend.
As well as giving you the chance to meet the adult volunteers who run the Scout Group (and District representatives) you will also be able to view photos of some of the activities undertaken during the year. This will include kayaking for Beavers and Cubs …

24 Jul 2017

15th July 2017
Riverside Walk
1st Roffey helped and took part in the 2017 riverside walk, which is a circular walk of 13 miles long which virtually encompasses the town of Horsham using paths alongside various watercourses.
The walk passes through a number of different landscapes including woodland, pastures and farmland. The historical importance of the rivers is also reflected in the sites along the route. These include several mills, the remains of a motte, bailey castle and Leechpool woods.
1st Roffey also supplied shelter at Warnham Nature Reserve in the form of mess …

13 Jul 2017

Date: Sunday 9th July 2017
Location: Southwater Lake
 1st Roffey yet again put on a fantastic show at the district raft race, we had two very well constructed, sturdy rafts, one manned by a team of young members 12years and under, the other manned by an older team of 13 years and over.
Both of these crafts were a credit to the skill of the builders and the guidance of the leaders, where many of the rafts from other groups hardly got wet before disintegrating, it was a joy to watch our young …