Active Suport News

16 Oct 2016


Steve Capel was officially invested as 1st Woosehill Scout’s new Group Scout Leader (GSL) at the Group’s first joint campfire, attended by all Sections. Steve joined new Beavers and Scouts as they took their Promises and reaffirmed that he would ‘do his best’ as he received the Group’s distinctive blue necker from youngest Scout. Following the ceremony, everyone gathered round the roaring campfire to sing songs and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows and cakes. A great way to mark a new era …

21 May 2016

Thursday saw the District Annual review at the Waterside Centre, where around 35 people listened to the new Town Mayor provide her first official speech in the role.
It was a night for introductions as Lorraine Bolam – the new District Commissioner welcomed Alison Sutton and Nick Green to their roles as Deputy DC’s strengthening the District team.
Neil Graham – ADC Cubs gave a short presentation to the meeting around Cubs 100 sharing this video.

The Harry Row Cup went David Taylor for his on going support as District Treasurer and the …

21 May 2016

Wokingham District Scouts are happy  to announce that Lorraine Bolam has agreed to take on the role of District Commissioner.
Lorraine had been acting DC since Keith Gambles stood down just over twelve months ago.
Lorraine comes with a long and experienced background in Scouting, having held appointments at Group, District and County levels in the past. At this weeks AGM she also announced her new District team to help carry the District forward into the future. The District also has 2 new Deputy DC’s supporting Lorraine, with Alison Sutton focusing on …

1 Sep 2014

It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the passing of Colin last Wednesday 27th August.
Colin had held several roles in his active time in Wokingham District including the running of this web site.
At this stage we have no more details on arrangements.

2 Jun 2014

Taking place from 2-8 June 2014, Scout Community Week gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits and impact Scouting has on individuals and the social return to communities.
Over the past two years we have seen an outstanding number of Groups sign up to ‘Do1Thing’, resulting in great projects going on simultaneously around the UK and a burst of media coverage.
By teaming up with B&Q, Groups have benefited from the resources and support offered by their local store. Whether it is fundraising in-store or help with skills and tools, B&Q …

2 Mar 2014

We have been asked along with other organisations to help support the Wokingham Food Bank with urgently needed donations to support people in the town.
Wokingham Food Bank , based in Roast Street continues to support the most needy in Wokingham with food and basic every day items. They currently have an appeal for some specific every day items and ask us all to purchase a few extra’s in our weekly shop to help others.
The key items most urgently needed are the following:

Tinned Dog Food
Sugar 1Kg bags
Tinned Spaghetti
Tinned Sponge Puddings
Fruit …

23 Jun 2013

Dear Members
I wrote to you in January to advise that Lorraine Bolam would take on the role of Acting District Commissioner for Wokingham.
I am now delighted to announce that Keith Gambles has agreed to take on the role of District Commissioner with effect from 1st July. I am also delighted to be able to advise that Lorraine has also agreed to support Keith and the District going forward by taking on the role of Deputy District Commissioner. Keith and Lorraine are very well known to …

23 Apr 2013

On Sunday 21st April  over 450 members of Wokingham Scout District remembered St George and honoured young people for their effort and awards over the past 12 months.
The District gathered in the Market Place and paraded to All Saints Church for a service, which included topics on the environment, recycling and thinking of others. As part of the service the young people heard from the Me2 charity, who provide helpers for young people who need a little extra support to join in activities such as Scouting, Guiding and many other …

1 Apr 2013

Following the national census carried out in January the
District confirmed a shortage of adult volunteers holding back more
young people joining the movement.
At a national level Scouting has over 35,000 young people wanting to join the movement. In Wokingham we have around 125 young people over 6 wanting to join Beavers and
over 140 young people 8 years old wanting to join Cubs. Our older section Explorers also has a healthy want to join list.
The topic has made national TV today in a further appeal for support –
If you know anyone who …

6 Mar 2013

Please make note of the 21st May for the District Annual
review. This year the meeting will be held at the Wokingham
Waterside Centre starting at 8pm but drinks and nibbles from 7:30.
More details to follow…