Braid Wood Cutting Crew Scout Weekends

Cutting Crew Scout Weekends at Braid Wood were introduced last year as an extension to the Sapling Service Crew. Scouts undertake a number of maintenance and woodland tasks and learn how to take care of and use equipment and chemicals. All jobs are carried out under supervision with appropriate tools. Scouts will also learn how a site such as Braid Wood operates and what is required to keep it available for use throughout the year. Tasks vary over the weekends dependent on what is required. Activities are logged and will lead to Scouts completing the Activity Centre Service and Forester badges. Weekends are also run under the Nights Away scheme.
This year’s weekends will be held on the 20-22 May, 17-19 June and 4-6 November from 6 pm Friday evening through to 5 pm Sunday afternoon but timings are flexible.
If your Scout Troop is interested in taking part in any of these weekends please contact County Office who will your pass details onto the organisers.


County Awards Presentation

Congratulations to the 102 Beavers and Cubs who attended the County Awards Presentation today to receive a certificate for their Chief Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. Thank you to all the parents and Leaders who came to watch the presentation and thank you to all members of the County Team, Aylesbury SAS and Snapdragon Photography who came along to help.DSC_0298 DSC_0272


County Commissioner meets the County

County Commissioner meets the County – tonight James introduced himself to District Commissioners and District Leaders at the annual County and District Team Meeting. During the meeting Robert Park, DC for High Wycombe Scout District, was presented with a 25 year service award and Tim Allen, ACC Water Activities, David Bentley, DC for Misbourne Valley Scout District and Tim L’Angellier, DC for Woodlands Scout District all received the Award for Merit.

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Wild Country Training 2016

Wild Country Training 2016 – 12 Leaders from across Bucks attended Braid Wood this weekend for part one of the Wild Country Training course. Part two will take place on Dartmoor next month. This course is one of a number of ways for Leaders to gain the necessary experience to enable them to apply for a Terrain 1 or 2 hillwalking permit.

For more information on hillwalking please visit the websitehttp://buckshillwalking.org.uk or check out the Facebook page Bucks Hillwalking