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Each year 1st Lightwater Scouts, Explorers and many affiliated helpers come out in all weathers to transform the Jubilee Field (behind All Saints Church) into a spectacular fireworks display and uniquely themed bonfire event. Complete with BBQ food and refreshments, music and treats making for a great family night out.

All proceeds are invested back into future bonfire events as well as supporting Lightwater Scouts to maintain their facilities.

What has been built before?

The unique theme of the bonfire is chosen by our Supporters committee each year and usually celebrates an anniversary or something symbolic that’s happened that year. The Scouts get busy in the run up to the event making various props for it. The bonfire became themed many decades ago, when Lightwater Scouts took over the running of the event. Here are some from the archive…

2012 Bonfire – Queens Diamond Jubilee – A Crown

2013 Bonfire  – Anniversary of the first summit of Mount Everest

2014 Bonfire – A candle with hundreds of poppies to mark 100 years since World War 1

2015 Bonfire Video – 50 years of Lightwater Scouts Birthday Cake

2016 Bonfire Video – Anniversary of the ‘Great Fire of London’

2017 Bonfire Video – 50 years since the first colour television

Schedule

6pm – Gates open & BBQ starts
7pm – Bonfire Lit
7.30pm – Firework Display
There is an entrance fee (for those over 5) and a family ticket is available, further info on pricing is available at the time of the event.

(No Alcohol Allowed)

Helping Out

If you’d be interested in supporting your local Scout Group with any of the following – even if its for 30mins, then please ask your leader or contact us here. You don’t have to be part of Scouts to help us out – thank you!

SATURDAY

8.30am – 2.00pm Kit to field,

Erect tents/shelters,

Electrics power & lights,

Bonfire build

People required: 30+  

 

 

}Scouts, under supervision

5.30pm – 8.30pm Entry gate staff 15 Plus staff to take the cash.
5.00pm -8.30pm Marshalls to patrol field, cash points etc. 40+ (Please bring a good torch)
8.30pm Clear field after event,

kit back to Scout HQ

Guard fire until extinguished

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SUNDAY

2:00pm Sweep field, clear bonfire remains. 10 Bring rake/Shovel /Gloves

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