scout_logoThe Scout Section is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years. A young person can come in to the Troop at 10 and may stay until they are 15 years old. The Scout Troop is the third and final Section in the Scout Group.

Scouts at the St George's Day Parade

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenges Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes

Being outdoors is important and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many Scouts now travel abroad during their time in the Section. In 2007 40,000 Scouts from around the World attended the World Jamboree in the UK, and Scouts regularly participate in International camps and experiences both on home soil and abroad, each of them a unique experience in its own right.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

We meet each Friday at The South Holmwood Scout Centre (Behind the old South Holmwood School on the A24 going towards Dorking)
From 7.00pm to 9.00pm



SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2012

Ÿ This is the only event of the year that you are expected to attend without fail. Please be there!

Ÿ Meet in St Martins Walk Car Park at 2.30pm.

Ÿ Parents, please follow instructions for parking your car – they try to keep cars and young people separate.

Ÿ Report to Andy  when you arrive

Ÿ Inspections at 2.35pm. Parents please move to a higher level so that we can be seen. Thanks.   

Ÿ Parade moves off at 3.00pm to go to The Dorking Halls for a service. This year, there will be some room in the Halls for parents. I’m not sure how they are working this. Listen on the day.

Ÿ Please collect all Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the car park at the rear of The Dorking Halls at approximately 4.15pm.

Ÿ When everyone comes out of the halls it is very crowded. We are hoping to gather all the Holmwood and Capel Group together to make it easier. Please do not take your Scout without telling a leader.

Ÿ Everyone is asked to wear perfect uniform. Well pressed scarves, shiny polished shoes. Your best smile. There are trophies to win!  (coats may be worn if it is pouring with rain)

Scouts:  Shirt with badges. Worn tucked in with your scout uniform belt. Navy blue activity trousers (without logos) or grey school trousers. Polished shoes

Ÿ There will be a collection at the end of the Service.


To ensure the safety of the parade we are asked to supply marshals to volunteer to walk on the offside of the parade. (Not necessarily with your own Group)

The police will not close the road, but there are ways of greatly reducing the traffic.

The job of the marshal is to keep the parade on the left hand side of the road. You are an extra pair of eyes.

If you would be willing to do this you should report to the Chief Marshal in St Martins Walk Car Park, adjacent to Marks and Spencer rear entrance, at 2.30, on the day. They will provide you with a hi-viz vest to wear.

Usually, marshals get to go on the balcony to join in with the service.

Any problems- just ask  Barbara.  01293 862213