Scouting from home

While face-to-face Scouting is suspended due to the coronavirus, we will be sharing a range of suggested activities for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to give a go at home. So to avoid hearing ‘I’m bored’ every 30 seconds, encourage your child to learn new skills and have some fun in #TheGreatIndoors.

Parents of 1st Barnham Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, keep an eye on your emails or head over to our Scouting from home pages.

We’re banking on you!

We're banking on you. Volunteer treasurer advert

Could you be our next volunteer treasurer?
Ideally you’ll have some book keeping experience, however our current treasurer will show you the ropes and ensure a smooth hand over.
I’ll need 2 or 3 hours per week to undertake admin from home, respond to emails and process payment. Plus occasional trips to the bank and 3 or 4 evening committee meetings per year.
Interested? Contact Mark

Chichester Dragon Boat Challenge 2019

Back again to defend our title!
With 1st Westbourne Scouts and 12th Chichester Scouts providing excellent competition in today’s Chichester Rotary Dragon Boat (Youth) Challenge.

After the heats, 12th Chichester and 1st Barnham had the two fastest times and so went through to battle it out in the final. After a very tight race and with less than half a second between them, 1st Barnham did it, retaining the winning title for another year. You can view all the scoreboard resultshere.

The challenge is not just about a fun day out, it’s a fundraising event for CancerWise and charities supported by the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory. We are proud to say that this year our Scouts raised a total £390 in sponsorship.

Dragon boating
Chichester Dragon Boat Challenge photo and videos

Stedham Group Camp

225 camper nights, 168 badges achieved, 96 bananas, 70 young people, 37 volunteers, 12.6 kg of chicken, 10.5 kg of minced beef, 30 tents, nine World themed challenge bases, three amigos, a 3.30am wake up! and so much more adds up to one awesome Group Camp.
Click to view event photo album

Exclusive Rolls-Royce Visit

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Phantom and Ghost Scout Troops we organised an exclusive visit to the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood. Our thanks to the team at Rolls-Royce for organising a superb evening, the badges and subsequent press coverage.

Rolls-Royce Press Release 30.04.2019 – copied below


More than 50 boys and girls from the 1st Barnham Scout Group received their unique Rolls‑Royce patrol badges during a specially arranged visit to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood.

Based in a village close to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, 1st Barnham Scout Group is divided into two troops, 1st Barnham Phantom and 1st Barnham Ghost, named after two of the company’s most celebrated models. Their new patrol badges, featuring the cars’ names and outlines stitched in gold thread, were designed by the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team, and made to official Scout Association specification.

In place of their regular evening meeting, members of both troops visited Rolls-Royce for a special event. The Scouts took part in team activities, games and quizzes around the themes of manufacturing, design and engineering. They also enjoyed a full tour of the manufacturing plant, where they met Associates working on the production line and saw cars being built first hand. The evening culminated in the presentation of their new badges, which now take pride of place on their Scout uniforms.

Mark Guy, Group Scout Leader, 1st Barnham Scout Group, said: “Our Scouts are incredibly proud of the link with Rolls-Royce; it’s something absolutely unique and special to them. These badges mean a tremendous amount and we’re very grateful to the team at Rolls-Royce for making this possible for them. The Scouts really enjoyed their visit to the manufacturing plant, and seeing the cars being built has given their troop names and new badges even more meaning.”

Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Heritage and Philanthropy, said, “We’ve been involved with 1st Barnham Scout Group for a number of years and it’s always a pleasure to welcome them to the Home of Rolls-Royce. We are conscious that these boys and girls are the designers and engineers of the future, and it’s our privilege to play a part in encouraging their interest in manufacturing and STEM subjects as potential career options.”

Chichester Observer: Rolls-Royce celebrates partnership with Barnham Scout group by presenting bespoke badges