Fun Day 2017 – Bowmoor Lake

Fun Day 2017

Join us for camping and sailing

This year it’s on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July.

The day is supported by the Scout and Explorer sections, all water based activities are led by qualified instructors at our base at Bowmoor Lake.

Badges available include nights away, hikes, outdoor challenge and water sports.

Friday night is Fish & Chips and Saturday night is a traditional camp fire and songs. During the day on Saturday and Sunday there is a mixture of water and land based activities.

Please see your section leader for full details.

AGM Friday 16th June at Bowmoor Lake.


Annual General Meeting (AGM)

1st Swindon Sea Scouts
Group Council

To be held at Bowmoor Sailing Club GL7 3DT

Friday 16th June 2017 at 18.30

Dear Friends of 1st Swindon Sea Scouts

Please click here for a letter of invitation to our AGM from Jason Cripps our Group Chairman.

In order to ensure the continued good governance of the 1st Swindon Sea Scouts and to comply with Charity Commission Law and the requirements of the Scout Association, the Executive committee is serving notice of this year’s Annual General Meeting.

We are inviting all those involved and supporting 1st Swindon to attend and hope that you will be able to support the event. We expect the formal business to last no more than three quarters of an hour.

Following the formal business and awards we will enjoy a variety of circus activities and a BBQ.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Newsletter 2017

February 2017

1st Swindon Sea Scouts

Sailing towards a better future

Please click here for the latest Group Info Graphic.

2016 marked another good year for 1st Swindon and already each of the sections are in full swing after the New Year, heading towards Easter and are working hard to achieve more badges, enjoying activities and preparing for the upcoming years events.

The Leaders, Adult helpers and Executive are all working hard to do everything we need to to ensure all of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers have an enjoyable, fulfilling and successful 2017 in scouting.

The Group continues to grow in numbers with full sections and the success of our annual events – Regatta, Les Barnes, Fun Day etc. also continue to grow in reputation and attendance year on year.

We are seeking more volunteers to take on roles that are required to support the Executive and Leaders in running the group efficiently. We will post up in the The Wick any vacant roles.

Plans for extending The Wick continue to move forward, although funding is the greatest and most immediate need we do have our plans fully approved.

As you can see from our info graphic all of the sections had many achievements, exciting activities and events to be proud of during 2016.

Our AGM will be held at Bowmoor Lake on the 16th June and we look forward to seeing you there.

Please feel free to reply to contact myself using [email protected] with any comments, ideas or if you wish to volunteer in support of the group in anyway.

Kind regards

1st Swindon Executive

Christmas Post 2016 – how did we do?

Thank you to everyone who made this another successful year.

The Scout post has raised £1,946.60 for 1st Swindon Sea Scouts.

Sales of stamps were bustling at Morrisons with 10,116 stamps sold, sorting was frantic and confusing at times at Toothill (especially for those not being experts in Swindon streets!) and deliveries of 5,500 cards kept in good order in Haydon Wick by Catharine supported by members of the Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorer sections, leaders, parents and carers.

Working with the other groups in Swindon North District and Swindon Ridgeway District for every stamp we sold we earned 10p and for every card delivered we received 17p.

Stamp selling therefore raised £1,011.60 and deliveries raised £935.00

The 1st Swindon Exec and all of the members of scouting in Swindon would like to thank Morrisons for allowing us to sell stamps again and everyone for their help and time in supporting the sales of stamps, sorting of the envelopes and delivery of all of the cards.

This now just leaves us to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you all in 2017!