Group News

Fireworks 2021

Oct 05, 2021 8:18:40 AM

Fireworks 2019

Oct 05, 2021 8:18:40 AM

Fireworks 2018

Oct 15, 2018 8:38:26 AM

Our annual Bonfire & Firework display will take place on Saturday 3rd November at Standlake village Hall.

Barn Dance 2018

Feb 23, 2018 7:41:58 AM

Fireworks 2017

Sep 29, 2017 8:47:29 AM

Oxfordshire Gang Show

Jul 13, 2017 7:19:18 AM

Gang Show is Oxfordshire Scouts performing arts opportunity for Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network, ending in a week of variety performances.

Details about the Gang Show Audition Workshops for the 2018 show can be found here. It is in the form of a poster so please could you distribute it far and wide and ask people to pin it up in their Headquarters. I have also included the “Who can join the Gang” information to accompany the workshop info.

Many thanks


Anthony Morris

Show Director

Oxfordshire Gang Show

Our Explorers Make the Front Page

Apr 18, 2017 9:54:15 AM

Our Explorers are on on this time on the water banner!

Firework Display 2016

Oct 24, 2016 2:13:57 PM

1st Standlake and Cokethorpe will be having our annual firework display on 5th November 2016.

Please come and support us!

Ben & Sara Get Married

Aug 07, 2016 8:16:57 PM

On a gorgeous sunny day, Ben and Sara got married at St Mary's Church North Leigh.

Scouts and Explorers were there to provide the traditional guard of honour.

The reception was held at Cogges Manor, which was a fabulous venue and family and friends had a wonderful time, celebrating with the newly weds, amongst those were many past scouts, and present leaders.

1st Standlake & Cokethorpe Sea Scouts and West Oxon Sea Explorers Scout Unit would like to wish the happy couple all the very best for the future.

Congratulations to Our Queen's Scouts!

May 13, 2016 8:6:41 AM

Well done to Kay and Ellie for achieving the highest award in Scouting. It took a lot of work and we are all very proud of you.

Gang Show 2017 Workshops

Mar 01, 2016 10:10:51 AM

If you would like to do next year’s show you need to come to one of the three workshops. You do not have to come to all of them, just one. The dates are as follows:

Monday 7th March 2016 (next Monday), 19.00 - 20.30 at 28th Oxford Scout HQ, Fairlie Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 3SW.

Saturday 30th April 2016, 14.00 - 17.00 at Youlbury SAC, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5HD. This workshop will be at the Gang Show Camp so those of you on the camp will get to do it but you can come and do the Workshop whether you are on the camp or not.

Sunday 16th October 2016, 10.00 - 12.00 at Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington - this is to be confirmed.

If you could let me know which workshop you will be coming to that would help the logistics or if you have decided not to do next years show if you could just let me know that would be useful.

Please come in uniform to the workshop. I have attached a poster containing the information above - if you could print it out and ask your Leader to put it up in your meeting place and encourage others to join us. A challenge for you - bring a friend to the Workshop who hasn’t done the show before. You need to be 8 years old and under 25 years old on Sunday 12th February 2017 and an active member of The Scout Association or GirlGuiding UK to be in the Gang.

Rehearsals will be similar to this years and we hope to be rehearsing at Edward Feild School again but that has still to be confirmed.

Show week is Monday 13th February 2017 - Saturday 18th February 2017 with the dress rehearsal on Saturday 11th February 2017. The first rehearsal will be Sunday 16th October 2016.

Many thanks

Anthony Morris

Show Director

Oxfordshire Gang Show

Firework Display 2015

Oct 28, 2015 8:51:6 AM

Finally off to Japan!

Jul 24, 2015 5:46:7 PM

Rachel has started her journey to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree with the Oxfordshire contingent today.

After 20 months of fund raising, the adventure has started. Thank you to everyone who has supported her.

James Ketchell – Serial Adventurer

Feb 28, 2015 10:1:32 AM

On Thursday 19th February Standlake and Cokethorpe Sea Scout Group, were hosts to James Ketchell – Serial Adventurer ( and also a Scouting Ambassador. Beaver Scouts aged 6 to Explorer Scouts of 17, were treated to tales of James’ travels as he has pushed himself to the limit; Rowing the Atlantic, Climbing Everest and Cycling around the world – the ultimate triathlon.

Leader 1st Aid Training

Feb 11, 2015 5:24:20 PM

Scout leaders are required as part of their training to undertake a first aid course, every 3 years. This usually takes place at Youlbury and is scout run in a first responder style. For 1st Standlake & Cokethorpe Sea Scouts, this can be an issue, as this is a scouting only recognised qualification, if any leaders become RYA or BCU instructors, they require a HSE recognised course. Additionally as we spend 4 months over the summer sailing and kayaking each week, we felt it would also be beneficial to have part of the course directed at water related first aid. ...

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Golden Girl

Oct 16, 2014 11:43:58 AM

A big congratulations to Ellie on achieving her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

It's well deserved and we are proud of you!

Our Jamboree Girl

Oct 13, 2014 5:15:58 PM

Next year one of our scouts will be travelling to Japan to take place in the World Scout Jamboree.

Rachel (and her very supportive family) have the daunting task of raising thousands of pounds so please keep an eye on what they are doing and help out when you can.

This is Rachel's profile from the last Jamboree news letter!

CPCW Winners 2014!

Oct 10, 2014 12:16:3 PM

Congratulations to Amelia, Rachel, Gina, Felix, George and Tom on winning CPCW this year in their patrol "Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.

We are all very proud of you. Hopefully you will be able to impart your expertise to our other patrol who were making a real effort to come last!

More on Amelia and Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (plus photo) at Oxfordshire Scouting :

Fireworks! - Standlake Village Hall

Oct 09, 2014 12:28:52 PM

Congratulations Explorers!

Oct 05, 2014 5:20:17 PM

Kay & Max (far right) have achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

After so many years of effort the group would like to say how proud we are of you both.

Hopefully you will be the first of many!

A Big Thank you to the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust

Sep 26, 2014 11:57:3 AM

We would like to express our gratitude to the Leslie Sell Charitable Trust for their £750 grant towards two Wayfarer trailers.

It takes us a long way towards our total and will benefit the entire group.

Thank you!

Gang Show Auditions

Sep 05, 2014 4:54:31 PM

Why not give it a go?

Auditions Sunday 14th September 2014

Lenny's Paddling Trip!

Jul 22, 2014 11:20:5 PM

You have to see this...

Navy Recognition Retained!

Jul 21, 2014 10:46:28 PM

Barn Dance result

Jun 15, 2014 11:32:7 AM

Thank you to all those that came and supported our Barn Dance on Saturday 26th April. It was a great night out for all the family. We are pleased to announce that we made a grand profit of £1,200 which will boost our much needed funds.

Scout Poster

Jun 10, 2014 3:59:53 PM

Our Submission for the Standlake Historical Society's Photography exhibition.

5000 of our groups best moments!

Ice Scouting!

Jun 05, 2014 11:51:57 AM

The attached is for all Oxfordshire scout groups and money goes towards

jamboree 2015 29th June Oxford ice rink - sole use off scouting of all ages

Please fill in the Group Event Sign-Up if you are interested

Winter Challenge 1st March 2014

Dec 11, 2013 8:33:37 PM

A quick stroll along the Ridgeway for 18 miles (9 for Beavers) - Open to all sections

I didn't know we were in the paper

Oct 14, 2013 3:55:49 PM

Chris quoted in the paper from a while back

Jamboree Roadshow

Sep 02, 2013 6:26:42 PM

Hi All

Our Jamboree roadshow for West Oxon is at Minster Lovell Scout HQ this Wednesday (4th September) at 7:30pm. This presentation will provide you with more information about the Jamboree Experience. We hope to have a participant and parent from the Sweden Jamboree present to relay their experiences.

Please could you send this message out to any scouts or explorers that fit the age requirement (28 July 1997 to 27 July 2001).

(There are other Roadshows in Yarnton, Chipping Norton, Bicester and Grimsbury if one of these is closer to you. You can go to any roadshow you wish and there is no need to book in!). Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Hope to see you there,

Mike, Mel, Alec and Jim

Japan 2015 Jamboree Selection

Jul 23, 2013 7:12:19 PM

From 20th - 22nd September 2013 we are holding the Jamboree Selection camp at Youlbury for the

23rd World Scout Jamboree to Japan in 2015. If any young people in your group are born between 28th July 1997 and 27th July 2001 please can you forward this on and help spread the word.

We will be hosting

'roadshows' in each district at the start of September for young people and their parents/carers to come and learn more about the Jamboree and ask any questions they may have. Dates and locations will be released during August.

By following the link below, you can download the application form which needs to be returned by post. There is also information regarding the application on the webpage as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or join the facebook group 'Oxon Japan 2015' and we will do our best to answer.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Mike, Mel, Alec & Jim

Quiz Night

Jul 18, 2013 12:4:19 PM

Time to put your thinking caps on and join us for a night of fun and games at our quiz night on the 21st September. There will be refreshments, bar, raffle and nibbles. £30 a team, max of 4 adults per team. All happening at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club from 7.30pm.

Please see flyer attached. Tickets available at end of season BBQ on 6th Sept or e-mailing

See you there!

Hazel and the Commitee


Jul 12, 2013 9:46:46 AM Have supplied us with a FREE 8ft x 2ft Banner.

We would like to say a huge Thank you for their support.

If you are a registered charity contact them and they might do the same for you!

And it arrived a day after we approved the proof!

Music Competition

May 17, 2013 8:56:2 AM

Dear Oxfordshire Scouts

We are writing to let you know about an exciting initiative that you might be interested in incorporating into your Scouting activities. From Beavers through to Explorers, Scouts can get involved and be in with a chance of winning an invitation to Westminster Abbey, at the same time as working towards a badge.

Your chance to join a host of VIPS, celebrities and schools at a very special harvest celebration in Westminster Abbey in October 2013!

As part of British Food Fortnight’s campaign this year, we are calling on Britain’s young to create a new anthem for a modern day harvest celebration, and in doing so, have fun and have a chance to make history! We want young people everywhere to get rapping, writing and singing and create a harvest anthem for today: a new ‘We plough the fields and scatter’, a new harvest number one to inspire a new generation. The piece will become the anthem for this year’s British Food Fortnight the winning group will receive an invitation to our special celebration in Westminster Abbey.

How to take part.

· Get together with your club to create the Harvest song, rap or poem, make a short film of yourself and your friends performing it (it may be presented visually as a dance, flash mob, animation, choir etc) and send it to us before the 16th September 2013.

· Entries must be fun, food/harvest related and in good taste but don't have to be professionally made or follow a particular formula. We want people to have FUN celebrating British food and the Harvest during 2013 and to inspire a new generation!

· The competition will be Judged by Professor Paul Mealor and Millie Wastie. Professor Mealor wrote The Military Wives Choir and Gareth Malone's, ‘Wherever You Are’ and his Motet was performed at the Wedding Ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Millie Wastie is the Chairman of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

Further details, ideas from Professor Mealor on writing a composition, inspiration, tips on making a video and rules can be found here: I have also attached a power point presentation that explains it in simple terms and you are welcome to adapt for your own use.

I hope this might inspire your Scout groups to get involved and if you need anything further please do not hesitate to contact us – we can’t wait to see your entries!

The competition is open to any group of young people so please feel free to circulate to anyone you think might be interested.

With warm wishes,


Catherine Tytherleigh

Organiser, Love British Food 2013

Tel: 020 7840 9292



Follow us on Twitter @theBritFFgirls and if you love British food use #BritFF when you tweet!

Love British Food 2012 is sponsored by ARAMARK and is supported by a large family of organisations

Food Fortnight Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee

trading as British Food Fortnight. Company No: 5445469

British Food Fortnight, PO Box 16141, London SE11 4ZH

Easy fundraising for our Scout Sections

May 16, 2013 12:19:38 PM

Please use easyfundraising. This is a really easy way of raising funds for the group without any effort. Over £100 has been raised so far. It is a way of doing your everyday internet shopping. The retailers you buy from will donate a small percentage to our charity. The above attachment explains simply, how to do it.

Raise money for sea scouts, cubs and beavers with

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Please sign up and start raising money now

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It could raise thousands of pounds to pay for new equipment and trips for your children

New-Look Website Under Construction

Mar 27, 2012 3:54:0 PM

New-Look Group website now under construction!

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Explorer Website Updated

Mar 27, 2012 3:52:6 PM

The New-Look Explorer website is now online:

It is linked to this website but can also be accessed from: