If you're 18 to 25 and still want to enjoy your Scouting you can by joining Scout Network. As a Scout Network Member you get to take part in all the usual great Scouting activities such as kayaking, climbing, orienteering... as well as work on projects helping to support you local community.
You can also, if you choose, get more closely involved in working with the younger Sections and providing them with the same kind of opportunities you've had through Scouting.
To get involved with Scout Network fill in the want to join form.
To join the mailing list for the Oxfordshire Scout Network and receive emails about upcoming events and information about Scout Network in this area, click here and sign up.
A close year again for Netwrok!
Being beaten by only one point in RaidOX 2012.
We tried our hardest but the Explorers just made it to win they won't be so lucky next year!
Congratulations Oxfordshire Network!
Winners of the Alton Towers Camp fancy dress competition as Toy Story
Also the largest network group of the weekend with a contingent of 22!
The Alton Towers Camp is Derbyshire's annual theme park camp, a large scale fun and social event for members of the Scout Network and others aged 18+ in Scouting & Guiding from all over the UK. Organised and hosted by Derbyshire Scout Network, the camp is held annually in October over a weekend to tie in with the theme park's Scarefest event, and takes place at Drum Hill Campsite.
Winter Challenge Bookings now open!
See the Winter Challenge page for booking forms and Information letter.
To James Baker, David Walsh, Jennie Green and Roisin Atkin for completing their DofE Gold Expedition (James has now completed his DofE Gold) and also to, Nicola Claypole for completing her Queens Scout Award!
The expedition took place in Wales near Snowdon in the National Park. It took 4 days and 4 nights between 24th and 27th May 2012 , covering approx 14km a day.
To read about their challenge click here
Winter Challenge date now set 9th of February 2013!
Bookings will open soon!
An organised hike put on by the members of the Oxfordshire Scout Network. An 18 mile route along the Ridgeway starting in Foxhill Liddington and finishing near West Ilsley. Open to all five sections of scouting, this is a great opportunity for group fundraising, earning an hikes away badge or just challenge yourself to a walk in February!
Email us at email@example.com to find out more
New Website Launced
The new Oxfordshire Network website has launched, and you can check it out and register at www.oxonnetwork.org.uk
The new website gives you a place to chat with other Oxfordshire Network members, share photos from Oxfordshire Network events, find out about upcoming Oxfordshire Network events, and lots more! It also links in with the websites of other Networks across Oxfordshire so that events and the like can be shared between different Networks. What's more, you only need one account to access the different Network websites!
Community Weekend and Camp
At the end of August, members of Scout Network from across Oxfordshire met together at Horley Scout Camp for a weekend of Community Service and fun.
After bowling on the Friday evening, we spent the Saturday clearing a new “Back to Basics” camping area. There was quite a lot that needed doing to it; from strimming back weeds and pruning trees, to clearing piles of rubbish and planting new trees. There were almost a dozen of us though, and we made steady progress throughout the day. Once we got a (rather impressive, if quite smoky) fire going so we could burn off the cuttings, there was no stopping us and by the end of the day the area was looking completely different and we were able to head back to our camp for dinner and a camp fire (which we soldiered on with, despite the torrential rain showers throughout the evening).
On the Sunday we dug out and paved some new steps down to the Scouts Own area, as the old steps were wearing away. Unfortunately, many of the slabs we were given were broken (or broke as we were putting them in) - but we made the best of the situation and went for a crazy pave effect.
We’ve got several more camps and activities lined up for the coming couple of months, so if you’re interested in getting involved in Scout Network join our mailing list or check out our event calendar.
Back in March, we went to Oxford Brookes Climbing Centre for an afternoon of scaling sheer rock faces and clambering up strangely shaped walls. Sound like your type of thing? Then keep your eyes on the Network Event Calendar as chances are we'll be going again at some point! In the mean time, here's a snap of some of our Network members having a go on the Top Rope wall.