September 28, 2015

Fireworks – 31st October 2015

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As the Saturday before Nov 5th is our regular date, and this year it co-incides with Halloween we are increasing the fun by adding a FANCY DRESS COMPETITION to our regular delights.  We have two categories – under 14s, and 15 and over, which definitely includes adults. (BTW, home made costumes preferred.)  We’ll have some decent prizes as well as the option to light a very special firework.

5.30pm for a 6.15pm start.

Adults £5, children £4, under 5s free.  Family (2+2) just £14

And sorry, no sparklers, but plenty of mulled wine, toasted marshmallows, burgers & hot dogs, tuck and our favourite – the tombola!

May 20, 2015

40th Oxford is 75 years old

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The 40th Oxford Sea Scout Group was founded in 1940, though it was then located in central Oxford.  We have lots of celebrations planned.

In September last year Beavers, Cubs and Scouts went to Portsmouth to see the ships after which our sections are named.  On June 6th we have a big party planned at Youlbury.  We invite everyone who has had a close connection with the Scouts, at any time in the last 75 years, to join us for a BBQ and campfire.  Please email for more information.

Arrangements for the Day: 8.30    1.00

Parents, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts should arrive at the site and make their way to Bluebell site for 8.30am, to ensure that we can sort everyone into the correct activity group ready to leave for the activities at 9.15am.

All Group members should be in sensible activity wear and have trainers or boots on ready for the activity sessions. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts must wear their Group neckerchief.

Everyone should bring with them a packed lunch and drinks, together with a coat or waterproof. Although we have some chairs and tables available, you may wish to bring your own chairs or blankets to use during the day.


Arrangements for the day:  1.00    8.30

1 –  once the activities have been completed, everyone will return to our sites and join parents and siblings for our packed lunch.

2. – 4.30pm:  we will be running a range of activities for everyone to join in. These include:

Ballista building competition, Have a go on the slippery pole, Craft activities, Tug of War

5. – 5.30pm:  BBQ and drinks for everyone  Camp Fire

8./8.15pm – close of Camp Fire and our Celebration Day

8.30pm  –  Depart for home


Reply Slip and Permission Forms

To ensure that the event runs smoothly we need some additional information from you. This is needed for catering purposes and to enable us to notify the site of the numbers we are expecting. Could you please complete the Reply Slip attached to this letter.

As with every Scouting event, we also need parents to complete the attached Permission Form for each of the Group members attending the event – without the completion and return of this form, they will be unable to attend the event.

Please return both forms to your Section Leader by 20th May

We look forward to seeing you all on the 6th June.

September 9, 2013

2013 Fireworks Party – Sat November 2nd

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Fireworks Party 2013 – Sat Nov 2nd

Yes, it’s official, the date has been set for our biggest fundraising event of the year. Gates open at 5pm and the fire will be lit shortly after that.

The show commences at 6:15pm with the first firework of the night to be set off by the lucky winner of the draw of pre-sold tickets. You can order your tickets in advance from the section leaders or get them from Maria or Andy Severn. Don’t worry if you can’t get hold of your pre-sold tickets, you can always buy yours at the gate, but ticket holders will be able to jump to the front of the queue and of course get a chance to push the button to start everything off.

We’ve done it again and this year’s display is BIGGER THAN EVER with more fireworks than any previous year.


  • Adult £4, Child £3

Family tickets

  • 2 Adults, 2 Children £10
  • 2 Adults, 3 Children £12

Please take a moment to fill in our short survey to help us make our display even better (and the chance to win tickets to next year’s event) – we’re pushng the envelope as they say at the moment so tell us what you think.


More news to come on the event soon…

October 6, 2012

Fireworks 3rd November 2012

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Gates open 5.45 Display starts 6.15pm

Burgers, HotDogs, Mulled Wine, Luminous Face Paints, Toasted Marshmallows, Tuck, Drinks, Games and Stalls

Prices: Adults – £4  Children £3 Under 5’s FREE

Family tickets (2+2) £10, (2+3) £12

Would you like to light the first firework?

then buy your ticket in advance to enter the prize draw


Under 16s not admitted without an accompanying adult
Sorry, Health & Safety considerations means NO SPARKLERS
This event will go ahead whatever the weather, so come prepared to party !!

October 5, 2012

2nd Auction of Promises 24th November 2012

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6pm start

Lot 1: Flying – 1 hr Personal Aerial Tour of Oxford, from Enstone aerodrome

Lot 2: Real Ale Brewing Day – includes 20 bottles of the beer brewed

Lot 3: 3 homemade cakes, one a month for 3 mths

Lot 4: Personalised camp blanket

Lot 5: Boating on a 23′ cabin cruiser

and many more from horseriding lessons to party photographer to a computer repair


contact or your leader for more details

April 13, 2011

Scouting Open Day

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11:00 – 16:00 Saturday 7th May

Scout HQ, Otters Reach, Kennington

List of attractions to follow….



August 25, 2010

Are you a parent wondering what to do with your kids?

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Are you a parent wondering what to do with your sons/daughters? If so why not try Scouting? It’s a great way for young people to make new friends and learn new skills and gain independence as they grow through the movement.  We encourage social skills, independence and lots more! We go away on camping trips, evenings bowling, playing games and learning new skills earning badges along the way. We care for every individual’s needs and respect all faiths.

Beavers are boys and girls from 6 – 8 years oldTuesdays 18:00 – 19:15
Cubs are boys and girls from 8 – 10 ½ years oldWednesday or Thursdays 18:30-20:00hrs
Scouts are boys and girls from 10 ½ – 14 years oldMondays 19:15 – 21:00hrs
Explorers are 14 – 18 years of age –Tuesdays 19:45-21:45hrs

We have places for adults to become helpers/leaders and even more space for young ones to come and meet people, go on outings and camping holidays and just have FUN!!!

GROUP SCOUT LEADER ON: 07727363594 or 01865 421671

June 26, 2010

Auction of Promises

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2.30 pm It’s too late to bid by email/sealed bid now…  call your leader if you want to make a bid now or come down to see us.

June 23, 2010

Auction of Promises – SALE CATALOGUE – 26th June from 4pm, Auction from 5.30

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Send sealed bids to

LOT 1:  BEER BREWING: Experience a Real Ale Brew day with a local craft brewer.  A hands-on day of preparing and brewing beer, for the winner and a friend.   Follow-up approx. 3 weeks later to keg the beer.  The winner will get 20 bottles of the beer brewed.  Brewing to take place at a mutually convenient date.  (Subject to weather).  Reserve:  £ 15

LOT 2:  PORTRAIT: Hand-painted portrait in oils.  Painted from a photograph of your choice. Reserve: £10

LOT 3:  CAMP BLANKET: Personalised fleece camp blanket, flat or poncho style.  Customised with your name:  Reserve: £15  (if it goes for more than this you may get up to a dozen badges hand sewn on as well!)

LOT 4: CAKES: Three homemade cakes – one a month for three months!  1 apple, 1 chocolate and 1 Victoria Sponge.  Reserve: £10

LOT 5:  BOATING: Lazy summer afternoon’s boating on the river Thames in a 23’ cabin cruiser (with owner) for up to five people.  Great for kids – have a go at steering and operating the locks.  Cream tea included!  Reserve: £20

LOT 6:  SPORTSCAR: Ride shotgun (passenger) for a gentle rumble (or not – according to taste!) through Oxfordshire country lanes in a TVR Cerbera  (340bhp 0-60=4.2sec). Reserve: £20

LOT 7:  LASAGNE: Homemade meat lasagne for 6.  Reserve: £10

LOT 8:  SINGING: Classical song, hymn or aria for special occasions . . .weddings, christenings, funerals etc.  By experienced Baritone.  Within 20 miles of Kennington. Can help with choice of music.  Reserve: £20

LOT 9:  PHYSICS: 3 x1 hour physics tuition to GCSE, A1 or A2 level by Oxford University physics graduate.  Reserve: £20

LOT 10:  BABYSITTING: 1-lot of 2×3 hours of babysitting by responsible 16 year old boy.

LOT 11:  COMPUTER REPAIRS: “Medium Computer Repair” kindly donated by Computer Assistance.  Worth £68.

LOT 12:  CHILDREN’S PARTY: 1 hour of party games and entertainment in your own home/venue for a children’s party.  Offered by two hugely experienced youth leaders.

LOT 13:  RUBADUBDUB: The launderette in Kennington donated £20 to our auction event.  Clearly not an auction item but worthy of a mention!

LOT 14: OXFORD BLUE: The Oxford Cheese Company is donating an Oxford Blue cheese (size/weight to be confirmed)

LOT 15:  BABYSITTING: Friday or Saturday night only.  Yes you heard right – the two nights on which it is hardest to get a babysitter!

LOT 16: POST OFFICE: Kennington Post Office has kindly donated a £20 Post office gift card. It can be spent in a huge range of shops, Argos, Currys, WH Smith . . .

LOT 17:  BEAUTY:  NICOLA’S BODY AND SOUL is kindly donating a beauty treatment/massage.  Details to be confirmed.

LOT 18:  HOSTESSES: Two of our favourite mums are offering their services as hostesses for two hours at an event of your choice!  Get planning that summer barbecue or autumn drinks evening.

LOT 19/20:  SPIRITS: (1) 1 x 3 bottles  (2) 1 x 2 bottles of foreign and UK spirits.  Reserve of £5 /lot.

LOT 21:  GIFT: Abingdon Gift Centre is kindly donating a  . . . . . .  Details to be confirmed!

LOT 22: CAKE: Special occasion cake.  8” round or square, vanilla or chocolate sponge, decorated with fondant icing and lettering or a simple design of your choice.  By talented amateur cake maker.  Reserve £20.

LOT 23/24: Each lot is two bottles of CHAMPAGNE:  Reserve  £3/lot

LOT 25: Homecooked MEAL for busy families.   To be taken at a mutually convenient date.  Supplied ready to put in the oven

  • Cheese and potato pie   •   Bowl of salad     •   Garlic bread

Highly recommended by promisor’s sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren!      Reserve £10.

LOT 26: CHRISTMAS CAKE.  Ease the stress in the run-up to Christmas with this homemade Christmas cake.  Reserve:

LOT 27: A pair of CURTAINS for a typical domestic window made by a professional curtain maker.  Any style.  Promise includes measuring up and all sewing plus any advice needed.  Winning bidder to provide all materials.  Track and mounting of track not included.  Reserve: £20  Natalie Ellett

LOT 28/29: PAINTBALL tickets.  For use at Delta Force.  Each ticket is worth £49.99 and entitles 8 players to free entry and free equipment hire at one of 30 paintball centres, our nearest are Reading or Milton Keynes.    Each player must however buy their paintballs at £10 each (for 100 balls).  NO RESERVE!

LOT 30: Oxford Greyhound Stadium. Love the Dogs… Free admission, racecard and drink for two.

LOT 31: Professionally designed WEBSITE– 2 page website, “” web address of your choice, hosting for  1 year

LOT 32: JAMBINOS voucher for two

LOT 33: Saleem’s special curries – Meal for two

March 30, 2010

Summer Family Barbeque + Auction of Promises

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Saturday June 26th

From 4pm.  Barbeque from 4:30pm

Auction of promises 5:30pm

Come and join us for this fun event – a Barbeque followed by an Auction of Promises.  Offer your hidden talents and skills in exchange for a contribution to Kennington Scouting’s current fundraising.  We are looking for more Promises for our auction but the important thing at the moment is to spread the word so lots of people join in.

Promises will be sold by auction to the highest bidder on the night.  The when and where of the promise is then arranged between the winning bidder and the ‘promisor’.  Promises will be circulated in advance of the auction (without the promisor’s name which will be revealed at the auction, except by request) so that everyone can have a think about them in advance. 

Everyone has something to offer – popular promises are home-cooked meals, special occasion cakes, baby-sitting, gardening and car washing.  But we are also looking for a few nice items to sell.  If you have something you are willing to donate but only if it raises a reasonable sum for the Scout Group, then we can put a reserve on it.  The same applies to the Promises, so feel free to set a reasonable reserve especially if you are providing materials etc.

We are looking for a maximum of 50 promises / items .     Here are the first six  . . . . .!

PORTRAIT: Oil portrait painted from a photograph of your choice. Reserve £20

BOATING: Lazy summer afternoon’s boating on the river Thames in a 23’ cabin cruiser (with owner) for up to five people.  Great for kids – have a go at steering and operating the locks.  Cream tea included!  Reserve: £20

CAMP BLANKET:  Personalised fleece camp blanket, flat or poncho-style.  Customised with your name:  Reserve: £15  (if it goes for more than this you may get up to a dozen badges hand sewn on as well!)

SPORTSCAR:  Ride shotgun for a gentle rumble (or not – according to taste!) through windy Oxfordshire lanes in a TVR Cerbera  (340bhp 0-60=4.2sec). Reserve: £20

SINGING: Classical song, hymn or aria for special occasions . . .weddings, christenings, funerals etc by experienced Baritone.  Within 20 miles of Kennington.   Can help with choice of music.  Reserve: £20

PHYSICS: 3 x1hour physics tuition to GCSE, A1 or A2 level by Oxford University physics graduate.  Reserve: £20

Please contact Christian Bradley (07880 716633) or Maria Chaundy (07727 363594) or any of the Leaders to offer Promises.