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St George's Day Brass Band Concert

Brass Band Concert given by the 2nd Rossendale Scout Group Band (The Band playing for the Windsor Parade in the Castle on the 24th April)

23 April 2016 at 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Garrison Church, Windsor. SL4 3AX

Tickets: £10 available from the Scout Shop (or on the door)

Organised by SE Berks Scout Active Support Unit


Volunteers required

We are looking for volunteers to fill various roles in the District to help more development of Scouting in South East Berskhire.

If you would like to assist us, or you know someone who would be good in any of the roles, please contact the District Commissioner of the District Seretary in the first instance. Details below.


District ChairmanAssist the District Commissioner in the effective operation of the District

WINGS came to Earleywood

Earleywood was delighted to host a number of groups from “WINGS 2014 Help-It!” Programme on the 4th and 5th August 2014.

On each of these days we had one party in the morning and a one after lunch. In total there were 180 scouts came to work for us.




Each party was accompanied by 2 members of the WINGS team and also a number of the groups brought their leaders with them.

WINGS  had organised a splendid collection of tools and so we were able to set to on a very wide range of tasks suitably equipped.


The groups showed a massive degree of enthusiasm and got on with the tasks in a happy and friendly way requiring only the minimum of supervision.

We had a mixture of nationalities visiting us, but it was especially noticeable how the enthusiasm was ingrained in all the scouts independent of where they came from.

The teams cleared a massive amount of holly and much other rubbish from all over the site, much of which we burnt on day one, creating the hottest fire we can remember witnessing.  Significant areas were grubbed up and leaf mould cleared.

Additionally, preparation work was carried out for the followibng weekend when the plan was to dig and complete a new soak-away.

The teams moved the crates which were to form the soak-away and also all the pea gravel that was to be used to bed down the pipe.  This made the task on Saturday 9th August much easier and helped us to complete it in one day.

It is a pity that we will have to wait another 5 years to welcome some WINGS scouts back to Earleywood. There is no doubt that a group of enthusiastic scouts like these will always be welcome to help us at Earleywood.

Chris Hills, Gerald Hill

Message from our New District Commissioner - Steve Richards

As we hit July, I've had some time to look back on my first two weeks as District Commissioner for South East Berkshire.  It was great to see a good number of friendly faces at the AGM on the 17th June, thank you all for coming to see me being Invested by our County Commissioner, Hamish Stout.

For those of you who were not there, here is what I said after I'd been Invested: