Angry Birds AGM

Today’s Angry Birds AGM was a flying success, even if we do say so ourselves.

What better way to liven up our Annual General Meeting, than make some modroc ‘angry birds’ (prepared during Beavers, Cubs and Scouts over the last two weeks), insert bird into a catapult and fire it at a wall of cardboard boxes! Watch the birdie fly in the slow motion video below.

View the full photo album here
*** No actual birds were harmed in today’s event 🤣


Chichester Dragon Boat Challenge

Today our two teams, the Ghost Riders and Phantom Quad, competed in Chichester Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge. Joining us in the junior competition was a team from 12th Chichester Scouts, their first year in the event.

After the heats, Ghost Riders and 12th Chichester 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 a second between them, Ghost Riders did it, retaining the winning title for 1st Barnham for another year. You can view all the scoreboard results here.

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 £656 in sponsorship.


Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18

Today we have published our Annual Report & Accounts 2017-18, ahead of our AGM on Saturday 16th June. Limited printed copies of these documents will be available at the AGM, parents of members and supporters are encouraged to review these documents prior to the meeting.

Petworth Cub Camp

Over the weekend of 1st to 3rd June Barnham and Walberton Cubs camped at Petworth Scout Hall.

The weekend was packed with traditional scouting activities; tent pitching, hiking around Petworth Park, fire lighting, backwoods cooking, campfire, tracking and team challenges.

Take a look at what they got up to in our photo album.


Scout Survival Camp

This weekend Scouts from Phantom and Ghost Troops hiked from Warningcamp to Furzefield Scout Campsite, Angmering. On arrival the scouts had to build a shelter (using a limited number of supplied resources) these were to be slept in over night and cook their dinner on the fire.

Despite the threat of stormy weather, the scouts were not put off and the short showers were a good test for the shelters. This morning the scouts prepared their breakfast,  again one element needed to be cooked on the fire.

Our plans for a new Beaver Colony

We have some exciting news!

For some time our Barnham and Walberton Beaver Colonies have been running at maximum capacity – both have a waiting list of children already of age waiting to join – in particular Barnham Beavers where spaces are allocated for the next 18 months!

So our solution to this challenge is to open a third beaver colony.

On Wednesday 6th June we will be holding an open evening for those on the waiting list and anyone else interested in joining (must be 6 years old by September) or volunteering with the new colony.

It will be called ‘Eastergate Beaver Colony’ and meet on Wednesdays at St Philip Howard School, Barnham. Once fully established this group will offer a similar programme of activities to the other two colonies, with a number of joint activities throughout the year – like Barnham and Walberton Beavers already do.

Interested in your child joining? Please complete our join enquiry form and select ‘Eastergate Beavers’

Interested in volunteering? Contact Mark


JOTT Hike 2018

Despite the grey and drizzly weather, we had a fantastic 100 members and parents from 1st Barnham and 2nd Felpham participate in this afternoon’s  Jamboree on the Trail hike.

With the weather forecast not looking too great, everyone did the 7km circulate route from Whiteways car park, west along the South Down Way, then return to the start via the Monarch’s Way. 


Amazon Smile


We have enrolled in the Amazon Smile giving scheme. Start each shopping session at the URL, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of your eligible purchases.

You’ll need to search for ‘1st Barnham Scout Group’ when visiting for the first time.

Shop online else where? Start your shopping session at The Giving Machine to raise free donations for 1st Barnham (2000+ participating retailers).

Can you build a den?


Building dens is a real treat when you are a child, and even more fun when you are an adult!
We need you to come along to Beavers or Cubs and support our young people.
Not just to build dens, but help do map work, craft, walking, camping and make stuff from bits of wood (we call that pioneering).
What we need is an extra pair of hands to help the leaders provide these fantastic activities.
Interested? Contact Mark

Arundel Hike-Over

Over the weekend of the 23rd/24th September 22 Cubs ventured out into the South Downs for a hike-over.

Walking 6.5 miles on the Saturday, stopping over at Arundel Scout Hall and 2.5 miles on Sunday the cubs all took the lead for part of the hike and put into practice their navigation skills.

View a few photos from the weekend here

Cubs Arundel Hike-over Sept 2017