Water Aid UK – Walk for Water

WalkforWater Logo-smallA Million Hands sponsored
‘Walk for Water’
in support of Water Aid UK

Help us raise money and awareness for communities who must travel to access safe, clean drinking water by joining us on our sponsored Walk for Water in support of Water Aid UK.

SAVE THE DATE! – Saturday 17th March, 2pm at 8th Cheam Scout HQ.

As part of scouting’s ‘A MILLION HANDS’ project, our beavers, cubs and scouts will be doing a sponsored ‘Walk for Water’ to raise money for Water Aid UK and to raise awareness of clean water and sanitation.
Million Hands-1We will be setting off from our hall, carrying two-litre bottles of water, walking a pre-set route around the Cheam area.
As parents and friends you are encouraged to join us too!WaterAid Logo-small
Please ask your section leader for further information.

Diary & HQ Maintenance Dates 2018

Diary & HQ Maintenance Dates 2018

Diary Dates 2018

These events are important dates in the Scouting/Group calendar
OR are held to help raise funds for the Group

  • 25th February – 11 am Sunday – Thinking Day –  St.Dunstans’ Church
  • 17th March – 2 pm Saturday – Walk for Water – supporting WaterAid UK
  • 22nd April – 10 am Sunday – St Georges Day Parade –  Manor Park
  • 28th May – Monday – Cheam Rotary May Fair – Car Parking
  • 25th July – 1 week – Scout Camp – Broadstone Warren
  • 28th – 30th September – Group Camp/Beaver sleepover
  • On going – Project ’17 part II – Boundary Fence Renewal – STARTED

HQ Maintenance Dates 2017/18

This is held on the first Saturday of every month.
The hall is open from 10.30am to 5.00pm approx. Tools supplied.
Tea & Coffee supplied (lunch if helping for most of the day).

  • Boundary Fence Project – on going – please speak to section leader
  • Maintenance – 3rd Feb ’18
  • Maintenance – 3rd Mar ’18
  • Maintenance – 7th April ’18
  • Maintenance – 5th May ’18
  • Maintenance – 9th June ’18

As all dates may be subject to change, please check with your section leader

Group announces new GSL

Group announces new GSL.

Announced by the DDC, Susan Peek, at our carol service, we are delighted to welcome our new Group Scout Leader (GSL), Nic Purton.

Nic’s recent role was with the District Explorers but his connections to scouting go back even further to 1981 when he joined 8th Cheam as a Cub Scout. Nic says “the time seems right to take on this new level of responsibility. I look forward to working closely with Leaders and Members across all Sections”.

Nic officially started his new role at the beginning of January 2018.

Special congratulations go to our ACL Rachael who was awarded her ‘Wood Beads’ and ‘5 Years Service’  by DDC Susan Peek and to the three scouts who were invested into the troop.

We must also say well done to all our beavers, cubs, scouts and leaders for an excellent Carol Service.

Thank you to everyone who was part of an impressive turnout!


Fence Project ’17 and 17 Part II

Fence Project '17 and 17 Part II

Project ’17 : Boundary Fence Renewal.

The Group has a new boundary fence thanks to a lot of effort by a small band of parents and friends of the group.

Our perimeter is very long, so back in 2015 and with little cash to throw at the project, we hit on the idea of recycling old pallets to make a picket style fence. So from a pile of old pallets, a little scouting ingenuity and some muscle, plus a lot of help from a small band of parents and friends of the group, the project, as can be seen from the pictures, has been completed. This also includes a new metal gate made and donated by Steve, one our parents.

Thank you all for last two weekend’s fantastic effort to finally complete Project’17.

But it doesn’t stop now! We are now looking for volunteers to help us with Project’17 Part II which is our boundary fence with the park.

Project’17 Part II

Our fence facing the park is more serious. It’s 23.5meters long and will need a lot of work as the posts need to be straightened or replaced as well as replacing all the aging featherboard fencing. As it faces the park it will have to be more secure. Fortunately, we have been donated approximately 25meters of featherboard fencing along with all the posts needed to complete the task.

We still need your help to complete this project. So if you can assist us in any way please let your section leader know and we will forward any relevant information to you.

Please click on images to enlarge




Skip-a-Thon raises funds

8th Cheam Cubs Skip-a-Thon raises funds for charity.WP_20170713_20_12_43_Pro (3sml)

We are very proud of our Cubs with their sponsored Skip-a-Thon.

Together they’ve raised an incredible £470 for UCH T11 Cancer Ward and the money is still coming in. You all did amazing…well done.

To Busy to Volunteer?

To Busy to Volunteer?bear-g-pointing

think again…

Volunteering for Scouting is easier than you think.

Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and working with young people.
With full support and training, you can experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Scouting for yourself, all on a flexible basis.

Volunteer today and make a positive impact in your community.

The Group Executive Committee (Exec)

This is vital for the running of the group as they make collaborative decisions and carry out administrative tasks to ensure the best quality of scouting for your children.

The Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader (GSL) in their duties and are financially and legally responsible for the running of the Group. The individuals who make up the Exec act as charity Trustees for the best interests of the children in every decision they make. Our group cannot run without it.

To enable the Group to continue running effectively, filling leader and Executive roles has to be our main priority over the comming months so that the group can continue to offer the best scouting experience in Cheam.

If you would like to or need further information on volunteering for the position of a leader, a helper or a committee member, please email the group at

Project Memorial Square — Pictures

Project Memorial Square -- Pictures

Memorial Square







NEWS UPDATE: Updated outside lighting has been kindly donated and has now been installed.

We have now built a permanent brick BBQ, which will allow our members to brush-up on their cooking skills as well as create an area for parents to relax in at our Summer BBQ for instance (weather permitting of course!).

Stage 4: To erect a pagoda (when we can acquire the timber) over the area to give the area  protection and a little more privacy and to build in some permanent seating.

The final concepts of the ‘Memorial Square’ is shown above.

Any assistance or materials you can provide for this special project will be gratefully received. Just speak to your Section Leader or email us at

Our next big project is to repair and replace the fencing along our boundary with the park

Thanks to everybody involved for all your help in this project over the past couple of years.

Click below for full size images.