St Georges Day Parade

St Georges square logo for web2018 St George’s Day Parade

This year’s St George’s Day Parade and Promise Renewal will take place:

In: Manor Park, Sutton
(just opposite B&Q, below the children’s play area).

At: 10.00am on Sunday 22nd April
(look out for our Group Flags).

The parade will move off promptly at 10:30am.

This will be followed by a short service (about 20min)
(where all Sections will renew their promise)

Full uniform please which includes; sweatshirts for Beavers and Cubs, shirts for Scouts; Group necker and woggle; navy blue trousers; belts (scouts); black shoes and dark plain socks.
We would also suggest that everyone brings a coat, just in case of inclement weather.
NOTE: Unless we have rain, we will not be wearing coats so we advise that an extra layer is worn under the uniform!

We do urge all members of 8th Cheam to attend this important event.

As Parents/Guardians please attend the ceremony and why not accompany the parade as well!

We look forward to meeting you all there. Thank you.

Water Aid UK – Walk for Water

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‘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.

Due to the adverse weather, the walk had to be postponed, a new date will be set soon.

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.
Million Hands-1 We will be setting off from our hall; beavers and cubs carrying one-litre bottles of water, scouts carrying two-litre bottles. You will need a small rucksack to carry the bottle in. All will be 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 and sponsorship forms.

Waitrose Cheam – Monthly charitable giveaway!

waitrose_logoWaitrose Cheam –
monthly charitable giveaway!

We are very excited that Waitrose Cheam has selected 8th Cheam to be one of their three nominated charities for March’s in-store funding. This means the possibility of a third share in their £500 monthly giveaway to charitable organisations.

So please during the month of March shop at:
28 The Broadway Cheam…

…so that we can get as many green tokens in our section of the box as possible.

Also spread the word to as many members, their family and friends as possible to support 8th Cheam, its hall improvements and for all our Scouts, Cubs & Beavers.

Thank you for your continued support.
8th Cheam Executive Committee

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

  • Walk for Water – Supporting WaterAid UK – New date to be confirmed
  • 22nd April – 10.00am Sunday – St George’s Day Parade – Manor Park
  • 12th May – 9.00am – 1.00pm – Cheam Charter Fair
  • 28th May – Monday – Cheam Rotary May Fair – Car Parking (approx 4hrs)
  • 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 but we need help!

HQ Maintenance Dates 2018

This is nearly always 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
  • Need help repairing plumbing in boys toilet.
  • Maintenance – 7th April ’18
  • Maintenance – 5th May ’18
  • Maintenance – 9th June ’18
  • Maintenance – 7th July ’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!


Project Fence ’17 and 17 Part II

Project Fence '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.