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Scout Section District Cooking Competition 18th March 2017

4 Jan 2017

King Alfred District Cooking Competition:
Saturday 18th March 2017
We are looking to hold a District Cookery competition on Sat 18th March 2017. Each scout group in the district is invited to enter one team. 4th King Alfred’s will be hosting the competition at District HQ.
Over the next couple of months 4thKA will be holding a bake off between …

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 …

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; …

Aqua Camp

4 Apr 2014

Aqua Camp is a County event open to all Scout Troops in Oxfordshire. It sets out to provide both beginners and the more experienced Scouts with the opportunity to:
* Take part in a wide range of water activities, which they may not otherwise have access to
* Experience a large Scout section event, with the chance to meet hundreds of other Scouts
*  Enjoy …

Gala results

17 Mar 2014

A great Gala was held for Beavers and Scouts on 15th March. Thanks to Sylvie Lagden for taking over the reins this year and ensuring things went “swimmingly”
The results were:
Beaver Gala:
1st Place – Grove Silver Beavers
2nd Place – 1st KAs River Otters
3rd Place – Joint: 1st KAs Sea Otters & 1st Stanford in the Vale
Scout Gala:
1st Place – Grove Sealions Sharks
2nd Place …

County Awards Day – 10th May 2014

29 Jan 2014

The County Awards Day will be held on 10th May 2014 at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre. This day of celebration will be open to all young people and adults who have gained top awards (e.g. Chief Scout’s Award, DofE etc.) since September 2012 and who have not already attended a County celebration event. Award recipients will also be invited to …

Cooking Competition

14 Oct 2013

The District Cooking competition was again a great success, with teams from

1st Watchfield & Shrivenham,Grove Seagulls, 4th King Alfred and 1st King Alfred cooking up some wonderful food in a 3 course meal.
The judges Dave and Greg thought they were all marvellous and thanks to them for sparing the time.
The winners were Shrivvy Chefs, closely followed by B.A.N.G from Grove (3 …

CPCW Winners!!

12 Oct 2013

King Alfred District entered two teams this year, Swifts from 1st Watchfield & Shrivenham and Alfreds All Stars from the 4th King Alfred. Both teams did really well, with the Swifts coming 1st! Winning the event out of the 37 teams from across the county. Very well done to them. Full results are available here

Japan beckons Frances

12 Oct 2013

Well done to Frances Ward from the 1st King Alfred for being selected to join the Oxfordshire contingent going to Japan in 2015. She did  particularly well this year as over 170 people went to the selection camp and Frances is the only Scout from King Alfred district.
Please support all the fund raising events that the family will be involved …