Explorer Section News

29 Mar 2018

Two Wokingham Explorer Scouts have spent the last 7 months preparing themselves for 125 miles and 77 portages as part of the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race.
The race has been run over Easter weekend for the last 70 years and the race record for the 24h senior crews is still held by a former Wokingham Scouter. The two Explorers will take part in the 4 day stage race starting tomorrow at around 8:30 am and completing in the early hours of Monday morning at Westminster bridge.
The lads will also be …

19 Mar 2018

The 8th March signaled that there were 500 days until the 24th World Scout Jamboree opens in the USA.
Wokingham District has 7 young people attending out of the 72 that were selected from across the Country back in December where over 200 Young people attended a special camp to find the lucky 72.
The selection process was only the start of their very exciting journey towards the Jamboree, as not only having to make new friends, learn new skills they have to raise over £3950 to pay for themselves and less …

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 …

28 Apr 2015

Most people know that whilst in Scouting you can work towards a wide range of badges and awards, but how many know you can also take part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme ?
Tonight at Wokingham’s Town Hall parents and other family members joined the Borough and Town Majors to award 25 young people Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
The District Commissioner Keith Gambles, welcomed everyone to the evening and handed the evening over to Simon Gosden who runs the Districts DofE Unit. The Local D of E representative outlined …

28 Apr 2015

On Sunday over 450 members of Wokingham Scouting District gathered to mark St George’s Day.
The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders from the Town’s 9 Groups paraded from the Town Hall to All Saints Church for a short celebration and then paraded back to the Town Hall. The parade was lead by Saint Sebastians Band and The Town’s Major.
The District Commissioner Keith Gambles said ” It was good to see so many young people and parents supporting Scouting in Wokingham.” He followed up by adding ” it is …

4 Feb 2015

Have you heard the term ” Young Leaders” and wondered what it meant or involved, well here could be your answer:

In Wokingham we have a very strong Young Leader Unit that supports around 30-40 Young people in their roles as a Young Leader.
Could you be one ?

17 Nov 2014

Groups from across the District joined in either local or the Towns main Remembrance services last weekend.
At the main service in All Saints, over 500 people listened to the list of names of Wokingham residents who gave their lives in the Great War, plus a selection of names from the twin towns.
Members from 1st Wokingham, 3rd Wokingham and 1st Emmbrook joined Guides, Army and ATC to march round town and then meet up to lay wreaths in the Town Hall.


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.