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Adult Appointments Committee
25th September 2019

Group Scout Leaders, Assistant Group Scout Leaders, Group Chairs and District Team,
29th September 2019

SuperCub
12th October 2019

Adult Appointments Committee
30th October 2019

District Exec Meeting
19th November 2019 20:00 - 22:00

Adult Appointments Committee
27th November 2019

District Exec Meeting
8th January 2020 20:00 - 21:30

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

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

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

Latest News

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  • 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 executive committee, and supporting youth-shaped Scouting in your group. Alongside a choice of workshops that reflect your role, we are looking forward to sharing news of some big projects that are on the horizon too! We are excited to be holding our conference at Stowe House and Landscape Gardens, which will allow us to explore the National Trust site as part of the day. Further details will follow, but for now please save the date, and we look forward to welcoming you to Stowe House on Sunday 29th September. ...

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 2019 Jamboree Roadshow.

    14th July 2017

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  • Chipping Norton fundraiser.

    8th July 2017

    Jungle Book. ...

  • Looking for new GSL's

    23rd June 2017

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  • District AGM

    14th June 2017

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  • 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

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  • St Georges Day 2017

    30th April 2017

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  • 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

    I’m 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

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  • 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  ...

  • Horley Camp Site Help

    12th December 2015

    We are looking for help this Saturday to take down the marquee. If you can help even for a couple of hours, please let me know or see you then. We will be on site from 9am...... ...

  • Good News from Horley Cmp Site

    30th November 2015

    A busy day for Skanska, 230 tonnes of road skalpings, 6 workers, 2 supervisors and a photographer.......... We now have a new look track. Thanks Jo. ...

  • Access for Scouts Night Hike Saturday 14/11/15

    14th November 2015

    We have just found out that the road through Heyford park is closed on Saturday due to the road being resurfaced, all people coming to the night hike need to arrive from the Bicester end of Heyford. ...

  • Photo/video permissions

    9th November 2015

    You need to obtain permission from parents/carers for use of photos/videos of the young people. The wording on any form should read: On occasions, photographs, videos and audio of Scouts taking part in activities may be submitted to the local newspapers, the Group, district or County...

  • Chess Comp Adjudicator

    12th October 2015

    We are hoping to run a chess competition for the cubs on 28th November 2015, 2pm at 7th Banbury HQ, Banbury. We are looking for 1 or 2 people who know about chess to adjudicate on this event. If you would be able to help please let me know ASAP Thanks Claire ...

  • Banbury Scout Shop

    12th October 2015

    Great news the scout shop (at the side of 6th Banbury scout hut, Banbury Academy) will be reopening on MONDAY 12th OCTOBER 7pm-8pm. This will be for uniform only to begin with please continue to order badges from Ken until further notice. ...

  • Appointments Committee

    5th September 2015

    The next Appointments Committee meeting for new leaders or leaders wanting to change roles is Wednesday 30th September at Horley Scout camp site. please email Paul at alisonpl9@aol.com to book a time slot. There will also be training advisors there to sign off training And Ian Bushrod to welcome...

  • Parking for Beavers and Cubs Fun Day

    14th June 2015

    Just some quick information re parking at Banbury School for next weekend. Can you let all your leaders and parents who are going on the trip know that we have been asked to park our cars by 6th Banbury Hut. Thank you Claire ...

  • Applying for District Loan or Grant

    2nd June 2015

    Applying for District Loan or Grant form now available under adult support.  ...

  • Hill Walking & Rock Climbing Weekend

    29th May 2015

    Hill Walking & Rock Climbing Weekend  for details see Scout section ...

  • Help required for St Georges's Day

    26th April 2015

    We're now recruiting a team for our St.George's Festival of Scouting at Heyford Park. (Sun 26th April) If you would like to be part of this amazing celebration and join our event team then please get in touch. Message me or email me: dc@northoxfordshirescouts.org.uk ...

  • Japan 2015 Easter Egg Hunt

    29th March 2015

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  • Go Outdoors discount for Scout Groups

    24th February 2015

    Go Outdoors discount for Scout Groups ...

  • Swimming Gala Results

    9th February 2015

    Swimming Gala Results news  Cub Results Scout Results ...

  • Beaver and Cubs Tesco Farm to Fork badge

    21st January 2015

    Hello My name is Sue Evans, I am the Community Champion and Farm to Fork Trail Guide at Tesco Bicester 2 Pingle Drive. I am emailing you to make sure you are aware of the new badge available to the beavers and cubs through Tesco. We will welcome the beavers and cubs from around Bicester and...

  • Winter Mountaineering Patterdale 2015

    13th January 2015

    Winter Mountaineering Patterdale 2015  The course will convene on the evening of Friday 20th February 2015 at Patterdale Hall and we return to Oxfordshire on the following Sunday. For more information see County website ...

  • County Awards Day - 9th May 2015

    21st November 2014

    County Awards Day - 9th May 2015 The County Awards Day will be held on 9th May 2015 at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre. This day of celebration will be open to all young people and adults who have gained top awards (e.g. Chief Scout's Award, DofE etc.) since April 2014 and who have not already...

  • Program Update

    21st November 2014

    Over the last four years we have asked more than 12,000 members to tell us what they would like to see in an updated Programme. The results are in and with your help we have refreshed the Programme to make sure that what we provide reflects the needs of today’s young people and the communities in...

  • Calor Gas Recall

    29th October 2014

    Calor Gas Ltd is issuing a product recall with immediate effect on all 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured between 2008-2011 inclusive. All such cylinders must be returned to a local CalorLite® stockist immediately. details on http://www.calor.co.uk/recall ...

  • Disability Discrimination

    10th October 2014

    You may have picked up on a story that made the national press about an out of court settlement made by TSA on disability grounds. The Mail picked it up: ...

  • Young Leader Training

    8th September 2014

    The Young leader scheme consists of 11 modules A- K, plus 4 missions. On completion of all modules and missions the Young Leader will be awarded the Young Leader Belt. Module A - Prepare for Take Off of the Young Leaders' Scheme must be completed within three months of becoming a Young Leader....

  • Adventure Starts Here

    Adventure Starts Here

    12th June 2014

    Click the link below to see a free publication that you can hand out to potential adult leaders when you hand out an AA form! It is a quick ref guide to the wonderful world of scouting. Download a copy ...

  • New Activity Badges

    7th April 2014

    New Activity Badges for Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts ...

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