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

St George’s Day celebrations

110 1st Barnham members today joined with scouts from Arundel and Littlehmapton District Scouts at Littlehampton for a parade and renewal of promise ceremony at the Stage by the Sea.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Eastergate Cubs Launch

Our third Cub Pack, ‘Eastergate Cubs’, is now open!

After much planning and juggling a bursting Barnham Cub Pack last term, on Wednesday 24th April, Eastergate Cubs met for their very first session.

The pack has enabled those children on the waiting list to start, they have been joined by some existing Cubs who have transferred to the new Pack. Whilst small at present, Eastergate Cubs will soon grow as children move up from Eastergate Beavers (our newest Beaver Colony which only opened in June 2018).

A limited number of spaces are available, so if your child is aged between 8 and 10 years and interested is coming along for a trial session, simply complete our join enquiry form (be sure to select ‘Eastergate Cubs’ only).

As the Pack continues to grow, we’ll be seeking additional help for our leadership team, so if you’re aged 18 and over and keen to help us equip young people with skills for life! Contact Mark for more information.

Thank You

This Founder’s Day we’re saying a huge Thank You to our wonderful team of volunteers. 
They generously give up their time to support our 150 youth members to develop skills for life.

Fancy joining our awesome team? contact us by email 


Swimming Gala Success

It was a successful night at the Arundel & Littlehampton District Swimming Gala, with our Cubs ‘A’ Team winning the competition and our Scout team coming in 3rd place.

Full swimming gala results;

1st place: 1st Barnham “A” 🏆
2nd place: 1st Angmering Ecclesden
3rd place: 1st Ferring “A”

1st place: 1st Rustington Alpha 🏆
2nd place: 1sr Arundel
3rd placw: 1st Barnham

Congratulations to all swimmers.
Huge thanks to all the District Team for organising another super event 👍

Photo: 1st Barnham Cubs ‘A’ Team – Winners 2018

Say hello to Eastergate Beavers

After months of planning, an open night and series of taster sessions, on Wednesday 3rd October we officially welcomed our newest Beavers and leaders to 1st Barnham. Together they are ‘Eastergate Beaver Colony’ formed thanks to a group of parents stepping forward to lead the section.

The fifteen beavers and their two new leaders made their promise in front of parents and invited guests before enjoying some games and party food. More photos from the special promise party can be viewed in the album below. 

Kieran, one of the new leaders said; “Since joining I’ve experienced an amazing warmth and friendliness from all the team. Being involved has given me access to a wealth of training opportunities that are well structured and flexible”. 

The Group’s growth plans don’t stop there! With demand for Scouting in the Barnham area at an all time high we are seeking new adults to join our existing teams and in early 2019 we’ll start to form our third Cub Pack to ensure all our beaver scouts can continue on their scouting adventure and learn skills for life. 

Interested in joining our team?   Contact Mark   gsl@1stbarhamscouts.org.uk