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Validation Drop In 29th January 2017

19 Dec 2016

Join the Training Team for breakfast at District Headquarters, Springfield Road on Sunday 29th January 2017 from 10:00 – 12:00 and have some of your modules validated.  Email: fiona.stovold072@btinternet.com to let her know you are coming!

Fond farewell and AGM

6 Jun 2016

King Alfred District had their AGM tonight at DHQ. Sitting amongst the section leaders from the groups within our District, were our County Commissioner, Phil Earl and Deputy UK Commissioner Tim Kidd! Tim talked about scouting after a supper of fish and chips! 

We also said a fond farewell to Paul and Gill Sharpe, who stepped down tonight from their 8 …

Fun and Skills at District Patrol Camp

16 May 2016

Scouts from all over the District got together for a Patrol camp at Youlbury over the May day weekend.
This was a chance for Scouts to camp in self-contained Patrols and meet other Scouts for a weekend of activities, learning campcraft skills, games, challenges and most importantly had FUN!

It didn’t matter if they were relatively new to camping and wanted to …

Well done Faringdon Beavers

15 May 2016

Congratulations to Falcon Beaver Colony, Faringdon. Who won the first ever County Shelter Box Challenge in Oxford today, for the Beaver Scout section. They also won the most challenge points too! The winning Beaver Colony, Falcons, from 1st Faringdon Scout Group, King Alfred District, pictured here with Nathalie Soanes, ACC Beaver Scouts.
Also happy birthday to Madeline! What a great birthday present!!

The …

St George a winner again

23 Apr 2016

This years St George celebration was different again. Groups hiked in from all directions to Uffington Castle by White Horse Hill. We had reenactments,  poems, an investiture and of course we all renewed our promise.      
An added bonus, Phil Earl, our County Commissioner, surprised Gill and Paul (DC and DDC) by turning up to present them with a …

Massive Congratulations Colette

18 Feb 2016

Massive congratulations to Colette Morgan for earning her Queens Scout Award. Very well done on working hard and gaining the highest award in Scouting.

Beaver District Hike

30 Dec 2015

District Beavers and their families were out on the rescheduled District Hike. Today the weather was much better. So a circular walk from Badbury Clumps, above Faringdon, stopping at the tithe barn in Great Coxwell for lunch and a quiz, courtesy of the NT! All YP had a great time! I am sure that we should have had a prize …

Another great year

14 Aug 2015

The District AGM in July highlighted another great year for KA District. A quick formal bit was followed by the ever popular fish and chip supper and then an interesting talk by Alison on communications. A talk that includes the two Ronnies four candles sketch was always going to be good!
Some of the events that happened over the year included …

Winter challenge

27 Feb 2015

Just under 1000 Scouts from across Oxfordshire took part in the County Winter Challenge on Saturday 7th February.  The Winter Challenge being an 18 mile and a 9 mile hike along the Ridgeway. All the Scouts were up before the sunrise on Saturday to be at Fox Hill to start their hike.
This year the hike took part in cold temperatures, …

Challenges completed

17 Nov 2014

Two presentations took place on Saturday 15th November at the King Alfred District headquarters in Springfield Road, Wantage; both celebrating fantastic scouting achievements.
Firstly, the thirteen scouts that took part in the 43rd Stuart Rae Challenge, gave a presentation of the whole challenge from beginning to end. They Informed us of the requirements and badges needed to qualify for the challenge; …