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The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virgina, USA, in the summer of 2019.  To find out more, ask questions and meet the team, joing them at one of their roadshows or sign up for the mailing list.

New: What is a Jamboree?

 

Friday 14th July – Banbury
6th Banbury Scout HQ, OX16 6HY - 19:30

Tuesday 18th July – Oxford
Rose Hill Scout HQ, OX4 4HF - 19:30

Wednesday 19th July – Didcot
15th Didcot Scout HQ, OX11 8RU - 19:30

Thursday 20th July – Goring Heath
Goring Heath Scout HQ, Crays Pond, RG8 7QJ – 19:30

Sunday 23rd July – Wantage
District Scout HQ, OX12 8ES - 19:30

Wednesday 26th July – Carterton
Minster Lovell Scout HQ, OX29 0SH – 19:30

Thursday 7th September – Thame
1st Thame Scout HQ, Southern Road - 19:30

Tuesday 12th September – Abingdon
2nd Abingdon Scout HQ, OX14 1NB - 19:30

Wednesday 13th September – Bicester
1st Bicester Scout HQ, OX26 2BH - 19:30

Thursday 14th September – Faringdon
The Corn Exchange, SN7 7JA - 19:30

Friday 15th September – Wallingford
2nd Wallingford Scout HQ, Station Road - 19:30

Wednesday 20th September – Witney
Witney Buttercross Scout HQ – 19:30

 

Like what you see and want to apply? follow the link here to apply!

Nominations now open for the Jack Hill Trophy

Jack Hill was an Oxfordshire Scout, Leader and Commissioner in Oxfordshire. Unfortunately he lived his whole life suffering with a severe heart condition. Jack was determined to develop and enjoy his life, his family and friends and trying to live up to his Scout Promise.

After his death, his family donated a memorial trophy to be awarded annually to a member of the 6-25 training section who has shown the courage to remain positively active in scouting whilst suffering from physical, emotional or social difficulties.

You are asked to recommend a young person (or people), from the Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer Scout and Scout Network Sections, who you believe has shown during last year, the quality of courage in the face of difficulty.

In order to give us time to consider the nominations please return applications by 17th March 2017.

 

Information Pack & Nomination Form

Winter Mountaineering Course

The weekend of 17th – 19th February sees a return to Patterdale Hall in the Lake District for the annual Winter Mountaineering Course. The weekend is primarily an opportunity for young people (Explorers and Network) to experience Winter Mountaineering. It is not suitable for those completely new to hill walking; a good guide to the level is that you are working towards or have completed your Gold DofE expedition. If you’re not sure if it’s for you, please contact me on 07810 798767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It’s also a good opportunity for those looking to develop their skills as mountain leaders: we will pair you up with an experienced leader and give you a chance to practice your skills with a real group. This weekend will of course also be the ideal time to be assessed for a Scouts Hill Walking Permit.

*Call For Leaders*

As well as leaders for the walking parties, we will need a team of leaders to be responsible for the Explorers off the hill, and we are also looking for minibus drivers to help get people to the event.

 

If you're interested, please complete the attached application form or fill in the online application Here

Million Hands Prize Draw!

Oxfordshire’s “A Million Hands” Prize Draw

 

Hopefully you have heard about our national “A Million Hands” campaign (https://www.amillionhands.org.uk/).  If you’d like to get a quick and easy explanation of what A Million Hands is and how it works click here

 

With the A Million Hands campaign well under way we would love to hear what you have been up to and reward you and your young people for the hard work you and your sections have been putting into making a difference to communities.

To encourage you to tell us what’s been happening, we will be holding a prize draw once a term where 3 A Million Hands projects undertaken in Oxfordshire will be drawn and each will win £100 to spend with their section.  We will also send a “well done” certificate to every section that tells us about their project.


All you need to do to enter is fill in this really simple form and press send!

Complete the form now!

Submit your details to be in with a chance in the first draw by 31st January 2017.

T's & C's
* Only one entry per project per section per term (if more than one section is involved, each can enter separately – and in multiple terms if your project keeps going!
* Winners will be notified by email and we may contact you for more info on your winning project!

Good luck!
The County Team