Downslink Explorers – Quiz Night 6th July

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Agricultural Show Parking 30th June 2019 – free Show ticket – food vouchers withdrawn – sorry

We still require a few volunteers to help with the afternoon shift from 12 noon to 2.30pm or later after 2.30 until clear up. Plan your show visit around a few hours parking cars. Helps our Scout funds as well. Contact Dave at dcsjls@googlemail.com or text on 07973 229052

Tom Worsfold Memorial Hall

Cranleigh Scout Executive Committee have decided to name their HQ as the Tom Worsfold Memorial Hall at a short ceremony at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st May in recognition of his 40 years of service to the Scout Group and village. The renaming by Davey Worsfold will be followed by our AGM and refreshments.

Please notify any interested villages who would like to be present especially those who knew Tom and remember him fondly. Please assemble on the green by the Scout Hall – parking is free after 7pm. (Tom would like that ! )

Colin Desmond GSL and Dave Saunders AGSL for Cranleigh Scouts.

Fund Raising Events

Thanks for those who helped on the Mabac Run in March. The Scout group have received a generous £1000 donation for providing four water stations for the very appreciative runners.

The next opportunity to help raise funds for the group will be on Sunday 30th June where we attend to the car parking for the Cranleigh Show. Two hour slots from 10am you may well be rewarded with a complimentary show ticket. Email Colin or Dave to express your interest. Children under 14 years not permitted to assist – Show rules.

Water Stations for MABAC Runnners 31st March 2019.

Our Group receives a considerable amount of funds by providing 3 water stations for the 15/21 mile road race on 31st Sunday March –  Race Starts 9am    Mothers Day and clock go back as well.
It’s a great family activity – poring water into cups and handing to grateful runners as they plod bye. Take my word it’s really good fun – water action and smiles.
Anyway please volunteer by email to dcsjls@googlemail.com or pick up a flyer at the HQ next time picking up kiddos. Thanks Dave Saunders AGSL and Colin GSL.

Tommy’s 1918 Saint John’s Gospel

At the Village Remembrance Day Service the local churchs together group handed out a number of a souvenir Gospel tracks which the Tommy’s were given during the Great War. Many people failed to get a copy as they were quickly all given out. We now have a few available and they are in the lobby of Scout HQ in the box labelled gift aid.   Please help yourself.   DS

Cranleigh Backpack – Winter Newsletter

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Cranleigh Backpack - Winter 2018

11th November – Remembrance Day Parade.

All Beaver, Cubs and Scouts to meet at the Scout HQ in Village Way at 9.45pm in full and proper uniform.

Poppies and metal lapel badges will be available – donations to Poppy Appeal.

To parade to the War Memorial for Centenary Service – collect from Legion/ Sports club Car Park after 11.30am

Thank you Colin and Leaders.

Tom’s Funeral

Tom Worsfold funeral will be at St Nicolas Church at 1.30pm on Wednesday 21st November.

Followed by internment at the cemetery and a wake at Cranleigh School dining hall.

All are welcome please wear Scout uniform as applicable.

Tom Worsfold – A Great Scout

Tom Worsfold

30/09/1934 – 1/11/2018

Cranleigh Scouts are sad to report the death of Tom Worsfold aged 84. Tom was latterly Assistant Scout Leader with Cranleigh’s Baynards Scout Troop and formerly; Quartermaster, Group Scout Leader, Vice Chair Cranleigh Executive as well as a Member of Guildford East District Team and Guildford East Scout Active Support Unit.

Tom has been the backbone of support at Cranleigh Scouts for almost 40 years, first playing an active role in the reconstruction of the Scout HQ and then helping to maintain it as a hub for local Scouts for 34 years. Tom had an unrivalled reputation for being able to “fix things” or, if necessary, construct them from scratch. Forever resourceful and having a vast supply of useful bits in the boot of his car, Tom fulfilled his unofficial role as Quartermaster always ensuring Scouts had the camping equipment they needed even working late into the night to ensure it was available.

Not only would Tom make or repair essential equipment he would transport it to their campsite and help set up camp. As recently as July this year, he could be found hammering in pegs for the patrol tents on Group Camp.  He was always there helping with the camp set up and telling us we’d put the tents up/down incorrectly!

Tom started his long association with Cranleigh Scouts as a Member of 1st Cranleigh Executive Committee becoming Vice Chair by 1984. Although preferring a backroom role he stepped up to fill the vacant GSL position from 1989 to 1999 and helped oversee the amalgamation of 1st and 2nd Cranleigh Scout Groups in 1996. Tom then moved back to his preferred role as Quartermaster but still helping out with Scout Troops and remaining a Trustee of Cranleigh Scout Group ever since.

We are immensely grateful for his sustained and dedicated support for Scouts over so many years. Not only has he always made himself available to help Scouts he has worked tirelessly to help the local community in Cranleigh and deprived communities in Eastern Europe, he will be greatly missed by all those he has befriended over the years.

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