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Scout Night Hike New Date
4th December 2019

YL Training Dates 2020
4th December 2019

Upcoming events

District Cub Leaders Meeting Banbury
26th February 2020 19:30

District Cub Leaders Meeting Bicester
3rd March 2020 20:10

District Scout Leaders Meeting Banbury
9th March 2020

District Scout Leaders Meeting Bicester
10th March 2020

District Exec Meeting
10th March 2020 20:00 - 21:30

Scout Night Hike
14th - 15th March 2020

District Exec Meeting
21st May 2020 20:00 - 21:30

District Exec Meeting
1st July 2020 20:00 - 21:30

District AGM
15th July 2020 19:30

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  • Scout Night Hike New Date

    4th December 2019

    March ...

  • YL Training Dates 2020

    4th December 2019

    YL Training Dates  Just to let you know that I have had all the confirmations for the North Oxfordshire venues: 11/01/20 Horley Module A etc 25/03/20 Adderbury Institute Module E 24/05/20 1st Bicester HQ Module F & D 15/07/20 Adderbury Institute Module H 24/10/20 1st...

  • Richard Jarvis ( Skip) 1st Bicester Scout Group

    30th September 2019

    Sad news to pass on of Richard Jarvis ( Skip) 1st Bicester Scout Group, died on Friday 27th September he has been unwell for some time so was a relief to his family in the end. Funeral will be held on October 18th 3:00 pm at Banbury Crematoeram followed a gathering at the Littlebury Hotel...

  • Group Scout Leaders, Assistant Group Scout Leaders, Group Chairs and District Team,

    29th September 2019

    North Oxfordshire Scout District is hosting a day of workshops and sessions on Sunday 29th September, to which I would like to invite you to join us. (For GSLs, this replaces our usual September meetings.) The day will allow opportunities for sharing recruitment strategies, ideas for your...

  • Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI)

    27th September 2019

    Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) will be taking place at Westminster Group Ltd, (Blacklocks Hill) Banbury Lane. OX17 2BS Saturday 19th October - 11am until late Sunday 20th October - 10am until 3pm All Welcome. (If you are thinking of bringing a group let...

  • District Youth Commissioner

    24th May 2019

    I am pleased to announce that Stephen Marsden has been appointed as the first District Youth Commissioner for North Oxfordshire Scouts. In this new role, Stephen will champion youth-shaped Scouting from Beavers through to Network, and ensure that the opinions of our youth members help to inform...

  • Opening of Chipping Norton new hut.

    23rd April 2019

    Remember Saturday is the formal opening of the new 6th Chipping Norton hut. We really hope you and your families can make it. Scouting youngsters in smart uniform please; and guides and brownies encouraged to wear uniform too as we will be renewing promises and dedicating the union flag. There...

  • District Cub Camp

    5th February 2019

    District Camp - Cub 'Trad' Camp. Horley Scout Camp. Dates on offer are: 17th to 19th May, 31st to 2nd June, 14th to 16th June Provisonally, feedback from those in attendance a week or so ago were leaning toward the latter June date (to avoid clashes with Half term and other group events). We...

  • Peak District Hillwalking and Climbing Weekend

    4th November 2018

    Booking Form ...

  • Field of Remembrance Bicester Scouts.

    14th October 2018


  • JOTA & JOTI 19th/20th/21st October

    11th September 2018

    JOTA-JOTI takes place over the weekend of 19th/20th/21st October. Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) is an excellent way of taking part in a Global Scouting event and getting to meet/speak to Scouts from other countries. We do this over the internet and we never which country we will speak to next....

  • Introduction from new DDC Programme Josh Spratt

    10th September 2018

    For those who are wondering who this is, my name is Josh Spratt and I'd like to introduce myself to you all as the new DDC for programme for North Oxfordshire. As you may have seen prior to the end of the Summer term, Claire has stepped down as DDC and I am in the process of taking over from her...

  • Gang Show workshops

    1st September 2018


  • Spiceball Swimming

    12th July 2018

    Spiceball Swimming Groups can now book Spiceball large swimming pool for free on a Wednesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm during term time. To book a session, please contact Jackie Cross on jackie.cross@legacyleisure.org.uk ...

  • Swimming Gala Results

    20th April 2018

    Swimming Gala Results  The result were as follows:  Under 9.5  1st 1st Chipping Norton 2nd 1st Bartons 3rd 1st Southwold 4th 1st Deddington 5th= 1st Bicester Nelson 5th= 1st The Sibfords 7th 1st Langford 8th 1st Fritwell 9th 3rd Bicester  Over 9.5  1st 1st Fritwell...

  • Swimming at Bicester on Monday's

    3rd April 2018

    Monday Evening Swimming You may or not be aware that the Bicester Sports Centre over the years, has allocated specifically for scouting, the main swimming pool for an hour each Monday evening. The main requirement is we have to use it or we will loose it, basic supply and demand. We at 1st...

  • St George's Day 2018 Cancelled

    30th March 2018

    It is with regret that I write to inform you that the District St George's Day celebrations will no longer be taking place this year, due to an issue with the venue. Unfortunately it has not been possible to arrange an alternative at short notice, and I must apologise for the inconvenience this...

  • Horley working on Taurus

    26th March 2018

    Good Friday and Easter Saturday Working on Taurus this Friday and Saturday, any help greatly appreciated, the decking has nearly all been taken down and repairs to the outside to be done before a new coat of paint....... ...

  • Horley Campsite Badge Competition.

    20th January 2018

    Horley camp site are looking for a new badge design and would like it to be designed by a young person in the district. Entries are open to all sections. Rules are: Square, round or oval up to 9 different colours Name, age and group on the reverse of the paper design Please send your entries...

  • Banbury Scout Shop CLOSED 11/12/17 due to the weather

    11th December 2017

    Banbury Scout Shop CLOSED 11/12/17 due to the weather news article ...

  • Gradbach Climbing Weekend 2018

    4th December 2017

    Gradbach Climbing Weekend 2018 Information and booking form ...

  • Frank Ultsch Funeral

    15th November 2017

    Frank Ultsch Funeral will take place Midday Wednesday, November 15th at Fritwell Church. Scouters attending are asked to wear Uniform.  ...

  • Ladies Clothing sale and Fashion show to raise funds for trip to Norway next year.

    17th October 2017


  • 2019 Jamboree Roadshow.

    14th July 2017


  • Chipping Norton fundraiser.

    8th July 2017

    Jungle Book. ...

  • Looking for new GSL's

    23rd June 2017


  • District AGM

    14th June 2017


  • Beavers & Cubs Funday Trip.16 places left

    10th June 2017

    I have had to order and pay for 2 coaches for the fundays trip on the 10th June. I have therefore got 16 places free on the coaches. If any packs or colonies would like to book these please let me know. If you are already boked but have YP that have now decided they would like to go please also...

  • BBQ and Scouting Skills

    6th May 2017


  • St Georges Day 2017

    30th April 2017


  • Can you inspire- Group Scout Leader

    22nd April 2017

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  • We Growing

    12th April 2017

    Scouting in North Oxfordshire is continuing to grow, with more young people and adult volunteers joining the adventure every year. To ensure that we can best support existing and new volunteers, we are looking to expand the District team too, with a wide range of opportunities to get...

  • New DC

    21st March 2017

    Iím pleased to advise that Alec Stanworth has agreed to become District Commissioner for North Oxfordshire on a permanent basis with immediate effect. As many of you will know, Alec has been Acting-DC since November 2016. This will mean that Alec now steps down from his Deputy County...

  • Beaver Buzz

    26th February 2017

    Beaver Scouts from across North Oxfordshire who have achieved their Chief Scout's Bronze Award celebrated together on 25th February at the annual Beaver Buzz! The Beavers enjoyed bowling, quizzes and lots of party food, whilst sharing their achievements with volunteers from across the District....

  • District Swimming Gala Results

    18th February 2017

    District Swimming Gala Results  Results as follows: Under 9.5 1st - 1st Langford 2nd - 1st Southwold 3rd - 1st Bodicote 4th - 1st Bicester Nelson 5th - 1st Bure Park 6th - 3rd Glory Farm 7th - 1st Kirtlington Over 9.5 1st - 1st Southwold 2nd - 1st Fritwell 3rd - 1st Bicester...

  • District Swimming Gala Scouts & Cubs

    11th February 2017

    District Swimming Gala The competition will be run in conjunction with the cubs as in previous years. We are running two teams per troop to try and even out the differences in the age range and physical difference of scouts. Attached is the competition format, please take note of the rules at...

  • Norway 2018

    12th January 2017


  • Beaver Buzz

    2nd January 2017

    Happy New Year I'm aware that I may not have managed to let all leaders know, so could you pass this on to anyone I may have missed. Please find attached a letter  for you to give to your beavers who might like to attend the beaver Buzz. It is on Saturday 25th February at MFA bowl in...

  • Letter from Nick

    27th October 2016

    Letter from Nick ...

  • Horley 45 years celebration

    17th September 2016

    After the district AGM Horley is holding a celebration of 45 years of being used for scouting in the local area, we have invited all adults in scouting to join us with their families. We are putting on some food and music. You are welcome to camp with us over night, your children are welcome and...

  • Appointment Committee for September

    2nd July 2016

    The Appointment interviews have now finished for the Summer. The next evening will be on the 28th September, If you want to book a time slot please Contact Suzanne Smith on s-smith8@sky.com she will now be taking all booking for training and appointments. Hope you all have a great summer. Thank...

  • June's Appointment Committee

    29th June 2016

    This month's AAC Appointments on Wednesday 29th June from 7 pm will be at HORLEY Scout camp, anyone wishing to be seen MUST make an appointment with us on AlisonMaxine@aol.com The Ta's will also be there for anyone who wants to discuss there training progress please let me know if you would like...

  • Cubs District Cycle Ride

    5th June 2016

    District Cycle Ride will start and finish at Middleton Cheney Village Hall car park. The event is free of charge. The route is 12 miles long with a drinks stop at 6 miles. This is further than last year and is likely to take between 2 to 3 hours to complete. It is harder than last year. ...

  • May's Appointment Committee

    5th May 2016

    Appointments Committee is back at Horley this month on Wednesday 25th from 7pm If anyone wanting to see the Committee can they email me for a time slot onAlisonMaxine@aol.com Training advisors will also be there but again can they contact me if they want to see one of them. It's just so we know...

  • April's Appointment Committee

    27th April 2016

    April's Appointments on Wednesday 27th April from 7:15 pm will not be held at Horley we are holding them in Bicester at 1st Bicester HQ from 7:15 pm anyone wishing to be seen MUST make an appointment with us on AlisonMaxine@aol.com you can not just drop in without an appointment. The Ta's will...

  • Horley Site Help Required

    12th April 2016

    Horley requires some help 23rd and 24th April putting the marquee back up, please let us know if you can help....... Thanks ...

  • The Winter Challenge

    27th February 2016

    We have a confirmed date for the next Winter Challenge: Saturday 27th February 2016. Please add it to your diaries, start practice hiking and thinking about teams to enter. We're currently working on the booking information to be sent out so if you haven't participated before, or have changed...

  • Winter Mountainering Patterdale Hall

    12th February 2016

    Winter Mountaineering Patterdale Hall  Booking Form ...

  • Next Appointments Committee

    27th January 2016

    If any leaders need to be seen by the appointments committee the next evening is the 27th January from 7pm at Horley scout camp site in the Taurus building. Can you please email me to book your time slot, I now have a new email address which is AlisonMaxine@aol.com, Training advisers can also be...

  • Network Program

    30th December 2015

    Network Program  New look program can be found under Network  ...

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