Group News & Events

Upcoming Events

 

Below are the details of upcoming Group events. Visit our Scouts Programme page for additional details on upcoming Scout troop events.

 

See our Useful Information page for links to up to date info from the District and County web-sites.

  • St George's Day Parade - Sunday 22nd April 2018.
    District event. Full, very smart uniform please.
    Assemble at 1.30pm at The Causeway on Wimbledon Common. Parade from 1.50pm to arrive at Sacred Heart Church (Edge Hill) at 2.20pm. Dismissal at about 3.45pm from the Wimbledon College playing field (adjacent to the church.)
  • Site Working Party - Sunday TBC, 10am-3pm
    Parents - please come along if you can spare an hour or two. Plenty of jobs to do. Children are welcome - under parental supervision.
  • Beaver/Cub Sleepover - Friday 11th - Saturday 12th May 2018.
    More details to follow.
  • Fundraising Social Event - Saturday 12th May 2018.
    Spring Party Evening with entertainment from the Alfred & Salamanda Saxaphone Quartet
    Buffet Supper - Quiz - Bar - Raffle
    Tickets limited: Adults £10 & Under 18s £7
    Proceeds to support the Scouts & Explorer Scouts attending the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.
  • District Cub Hike - Saturday 19 May 2018.
    More details to follow.
  • 19th Wimbledon Scout Group AGM & Fun Day - May/June 2018.
    Date to be decided.
  • Cub Camp - Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th June 2018.
    Cub Camp at Bears Wood. Please note new date. More details to follow.
  • Scout Summer Camp - Friday 21st - Saturday 31st July 2018.
    Scout Camp at Hope Hill campsite. More details to follow.

 

 

 

Oak Processionary Moth

 

There is a growing problem across London and the South with Oak Processionary Moths (OPM) that live in oak trees. We have them in many of our trees at the Scout Hut, the caterpillars are active at the moment and their hairs may cause irritation and a rash. We have surveyed our oak trees on the site and marked (with a yellow marker) any tree where we saw a nest (approx. 10 nests). However, we think that we should assume that all our oak trees have the OPM nests present. 

 

The Scout Group have sought advice from Merton Council and the Forestry Commission about whether there is any action we can, or should take. The Forestry Commission are taking the view that the London area is too heavily infected to carry out any remedial action and they are now concentrating on stopping infestations in a ring around the core area, so there is no statutory help to get rid of the nests. 

 

We are exploring paying for the removal of the existing nests with a Tree Services company, but we know that this will be an ongoing problem between May and July each year, as moths will return and build nests annually. 

 

For the moment we have banned tree climbing in our grounds and our Leaders have been briefed about the problem and are letting the children know about the Moths. If you could reinforce the advice not to touch the caterpillars or play around trees where there is an obvious presence we would be grateful. 

 

If you want to find our more we will have a supply of leaflets soon at the Scout Hut or you can use this link to go  directly to the Forestry Commission website www.forestry.gov.uk/opm

Annual Reports

Next Group Scouters

Thursday 3rd May 2018

8.00pm

 

Next Group Exec

Tuesday 8th May 2018

8.15pm

 

Thursday 13th September 2018

8.15pm

 

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