Brickfield’s Big Build
We are currently fundraising to replace our old wooden Scout hut with a new Activity Centre and HQ. To read more about our vision and progress, please click here, or to donate to our Wonderful fundraising page (which is specifically for the Big Build project), please click the button below.
Information about our forthcoming fundraising events can be found on our Group Facebook Page (www.Facebook.com/1stCFScoutGroup). Here is a selection of our current fundraisers:
We have been making and selling vegetarian/ gluten free sweet cones that are ideal for children’s parties, wedding favours or as stocking fillers. Our sweet cones are £1/ cone. If you would like to purchase any please email GSL@1stchandlersfordscouts.co.uk.
Badge Sewing Service
Our GSL will happily sew badges on to uniforms or camp blankets in exchange for a suggested donation of 50p-£1/ badge. All donations are being put towards our Brickfield’s Big Build Project. Please email GSL@1stchandlersfordscouts.co.uk if you would like to use her expert sewing service!
The Great Woggle JOGLE (www.wogglejogle.co.uk)
From July 9th 2023 until early September a Cub (9 years old), a Scout (11 years old), an Explorer (14 years old), a Leader and a GSL will be walking/ cycling the 1650 km from John O’Groats to Lands End – an adventure we have named ‘The Great Woggle JOGLE’. We are making this journey to fundraise for Children in Need and for Brickfield’s Big Build. All donations raised will be evenly divided between these 2 causes. We would love for this to become a national adventure, with Groups from across the country joining us for as much or as little as they are able.
How can you get involved?
Would your Group, families from your Group or other local youth groups (e.g. Guides/ youth groups/ schools) like to join us on our journey for an hour or two, a full day or a couple of days? Please consider raising sponsorship if you join us to help make this a fantastic fundraising event.
Does your Scout HQ/ campsite (or even home) sit on our route and would you be willing to host us by letting us camp or stay on your land/ in your HQ?
Are you able to look at our proposed route through your local area and sense check it. Local knowledge is worth so much and we would be very grateful for your help!
Would you consider sponsoring our adventure?
Can you spread the word about this epic journey for us? The more people who know about it, the more amazing it will be!
Would you like to buy a ‘The Great Woggle JOGLE’ badge for your uniform or camp blanket, or a ‘The Great Woggle JOGLE’ woggle? The badges have been approved by the Hampshire County team and can be worn on uniform for 6 months either side of the event.
The Mini Woggle JOGLE (https://wogglejogle.co.uk/index.php/the-mini-woggle-jogle/)
During our adventure we will be covering 1650km or 1000 miles by foot and by bicycle. We are very aware our epic journey does not pass through our home county, meaning it will be a challenge for families and young people from our local area to join us. We have therefore created ‘The Mini Woggle JOGLE’ – a circular route around Chandler’s Ford and Eastleigh that covers 100th (16.5km or 10 miles) of our total distance.
The route starts and ends at our Scout Hut on Brickfield Lane (SO53 4DP) and passes near several of the Scout Groups and Guide centres in our locality.
There will be 59 checkpoints for you to find, each with the name of a place we are visiting during our journey and a picture acknowledging our kind hosts in each location.
The Mini Woggle JOGLE will be launched on 1st July and will remain until we return from our journey at the beginning of September. We will be walking the route on 1st July and would love for as many people as possible to join us. If you are unable to make this date you are welcome to complete the route any time over the summer. Why not invite your family and friends to join you.
If you would like to be sponsored for completing The Mini Woggle JOGLE we have set up an event page on Wonderful.org to allow you to create your own fundraising page. Wonderful passes on all donations without charging any fees and in our opinion is therefore truly wonderful! 50% of everything you raise will go to Children In Need and 50% to #BrickfieldsBigBuild.
If you have any fundraising or build ideas or questions or if you would love to help in some way please do not hesitate to get in touch.
All donations gratefully accepted
Like all Scout Groups, we are a registered charity, and are always looking to find ways to ensure we can raise funds to provide excellent opportunities to all our Scouting Family. There are a number of ways you can contribute, without needing to do bob-a-job (unless of course you want to volunteer for that!).
Easyfundraising is a fantastic website, whereby every time you shop online at selected websites, you earn cashback for us. These include John Lewis, Amazon and Ebay, and if you install their browser plugin it would be added on automatically without you noticing.
Give as you Live
Give as you Live generates charitable donations from your everyday shopping. Their retail partners value your loyalty and they enable their “thank you” to be a donation to our Scout Group. Shop at over 5,500 stores via the website, and you’ll raise funds for us.
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We use Paypal for our donations. Paypal is commonly used for online purchases but also allows you to donate online to us. They don’t deduct any fees or charges, so we get every penny! Please check our page for our current fundraising events.
However, if you would like to Donate to us now, please click the button below or scan the QR code and you’ll be redirected to Paypal!
Gift Aid: Your donation confirmation from Paypal will include a link to allow you to register for Gift Aid. It takes just a few moments and once it’s done Gift Aid will automatically be applied to your donation and to any future donation to any charity. Gift Aid means that 1st Chandlers Ford Scout Group can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give… and it won’t cost you any extra!
Want to suggest an idea or offer a donation?
Do you have an idea for a fundraising event that you think could help us? This could be something we run at our hut, an event we attend, or even perhaps you want to do something yourself and get sponsored to raise money for us. Perhaps you have items that you could donate for use in raffles or similar, or maybe your company could help in other ways. No matter what, we’d love to hear from you and how you think you may be able to help.