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1st Lightwaters ‘Big Dig’ – WW1 trench

The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1, when a treaty was signed on Armistice Day. 1st Lightwater Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are learning what it was like by digging a replica World War 1 trench at our HQ. We started in June 2018 and aim to finish in time for Remembrance Day. Its a tough dig! But that helps us remember what our soldiers went through and leads us to discuss the importance of remembering all wars.  We will update this page with progress as the year continues…

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Beavers at Bazzaz 2018

Bazzaz is Surrey Scouts’ triennial event for Beavers and in 2018 it opened its gates to Rainbows for the first time at Merrist Wood. It was a day of exciting activities under the theme of ‘Animal Magic!’ Our Beavers had an amazing time.

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Campfire Ashes – World Scouting

1st Lightwater Scouts are very proud to look after and pass on ashes from over 350 campfires in more than 50 countries, going back to 1933!

Ashes  taken  from a campfire  are sprinkled  into the flames of  the next campfire. The next day when the ashes are  cold,  they are stirred and taken along to mix with the next campfire.  It  is  traditional  that only  those  present  at  the  ceremony carry away ashes from that  campfire. It is our wish that this tradition continues and we spread the World Fellowship  of Scouting. Come and join our Campfire!

See the journey our ashes have taken by clicking here


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