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 gsl@1stbarnhamscouts.org.uk


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 https://smile.amazon.co.uk, 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 smile.amazon.co.uk 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  gsl@1stbarnhamscouts.org.uk

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


WS2017 Scout and Guide International Camp

Wow what a week…… so many stories, memories created and friends made at the Harry Potter themed WS2017 Scout and Guide International Camp, 5th to 12th August at the South of England Showground, Ardingly.

Take a look at our WS2017 photo album to see what our 20 Scouts and six leaders got up to when then joined over 3000 other Scouts and Guides for seven days of activities in the sun, wind, rain and mud!

WS2017 Camp August 2017

Knights and Castle Beaver Camp

Twenty-one 1st Barnham Beavers joined with over a hundred beavers from Arundel and Littlehampton District on the weekend 8th/9th July for a District Camp. The beavers visited Arundel Castle as part of their preparation for become knights!

District Kights and Castle Beaver Camp July 2017

Annual Report & Accounts 2016-17

Today we have published our Annual Report & Accounts 2016-17, ahead of our AGM on Saturday 3rd 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.











Annual Review 2016-17             Report & Accounts 2016-17


JOTT Hike 2017

The sun was out for today’s Jamboree on the Trail hike.
102 beavers, cubs, scouts and family members and nine dogs participated in the circular hike from Eartham Wood, with a choice of long (9 mile approx.) or short (5 miles approx.) routes.

View the photo album here

JOTT Hike 2017