Blandford Scout Group was founded in 1910 and has grown over the years to it's current strength.
Many young people and adults from Blandford and the surrounding area enjoy their Scouting adventure with us!
We are inclusive to any gender, religion and support those with additional needs.
The whole 'Group' incorporates:
2x Beaver Scout Colonies
Deer Park & Riversdale
2x Cub Scout Packs
Shottsford & Portman
1x Scout Troop
Plus the Executive Committee
who help maintain the hut, equipment, safety and accounting
All details about each section is below
The Group is led by a Scout Group Leader (GSL)
ALL ADULT MEMBERS ARE VOLUNTEERS
No adults get paid for Scouting in Blandford
(Explorer Scouts aged 14-18 years old meet at our HQ but are run from a District level, if you contact us we can pass on details to Explorer Leaders)
The outgoing Mayor, Cllr Roger Carter thanked Owen Brightman for Mayors Scout 2018-2019.
Cllr Lynn Lindsay the new mayor for 2019-2020 presented Abigail Wheeler with her sash as she was chosen to be Mayors Scout
Blandford Town Council invited us to serve refreshments for their Easter Egg Hunt event during the Easter holidays.
Big thank you to the Beavers that helped at this event, it was a lovely couple of hours in the Woodhouse Gardens!
Thank you to all the families that came to support his years AGM! Due to the rain we had to change plans of outdoor relay games to a beetledrive indoors. It's great to start a new year with all key committee roles filled and we had another parent offer to join the committee
A spectacle of more than 40 classic cars competed in a grand odyssey of a rally which began at Cape Trafalgar in Spain. Lots of Scouts turned up to show support in welcoming the cars as they passed through Blandford.
This year we were in The Crown garden which was great. Lots of visitors to the stall. We had the biggest tombola we have ever seen!
Thank you to all adults and Scouts that helped out throughout the day!
We took part in our first Pride Parade in Bournemouth, it was great!
Thank you to Baloo (Shelley) for running this fun fundraising event
Many thanks to our Leaders who volunteered to be First Aiders for a local event
Blandford Scout Hut
Blandford Scout Hut
Well done to Toby and Darren (Scout Leaders) for attending this training over a whole, very cold, November weekend with other Leaders from across the County.
This years theme was 'Light'. We had Beaver colourful stars, Cub glow worms and Scout Campfire around the bottom of the tree. The Lodge Leaders, Sixers and Patrol Leaders did a great job of decorating for their sections.
We had lots of donations and lots of volunteers for this years Yuletide. Thank you to all the barrier Marshalls and to all the Scouts that helped on the stall, you all did a fantastic job as usual!
We had 3 Scouts starring in this years Poole Lighthouse Pantomine! We saw Tom and we thought he was brilliant. We had 76 young people and adults from the Group who came along... oh yes we did!
The Crown Hotel, Blandford
Most Leaders came and we had a brilliant meal and boogie on the dance floor!
HUGE THANK YOU to Reece Adams (scout parent) and his super dooper helpers for giving up their valuable Christmas holiday time to fit lots of external lighting free of labour charge! This will make the hut much safer.
We have stopped purchasing non-biodegradable plastic Scout woggles.
We are now sourcing them from the 'WoggleMakers' who hand-make biodegradable eco-friendly leather woggles.
We can help save the planet one woggle at a time!
We previously used plastic bags to award all the badges that Scouts had earnt, but we have now changed to a GREENER alternative, brown paper envelopes, 100% recyclable. Not a cheaper option but much better for the environment!
Members of Blandford Scout Group can be identified by their distinctive black and gold edged neckerchiefs.
Our Group badge depicts the Pump House, built by the Bastard Brothers in 1760, after the fire of 1731, so that water would be available to the town. The building within is our Scout HQ. The orange at the top is the glow of the 1731 fire, the green below is the water meadows and the blue wavy line is the river Stour which passes through Blandford town.
In 2018 Blandford Scout Group created a community activity of decorating rocks and hiding them around town to help make the community smile. A facebook group was created to keep an eye on where rocks are being hid or where they are being found!
In the Woodhouse gardens a local resident has created a box to put the decorated stones in so that they can be taken by anyone to keep or rehide!