Witney Buttercross Scout Group Coronavirus Policy
In line with the government request to cease non-essential social gatherings and with the Scout Association – all our scouting activities are suspended from Tuesday 17th March 2020.
Hopefully, this short-term measure will mean we can be back enjoying Scouting again soon. We will also look at other ways we can continue Scouting including sending out details of badges our young people can work towards at home. Please keep an eye on this page for future updates.
Your leaders will be in touch about section camps and, in a couple of weeks time we’ll send an update about the big group camp planned for June.
17 March 2020
Welcome to Witney Buttercross Scout Group. With over 400 young people and 40 adults in uniform we are one of the largest scout groups in England. We are based in a former chapel on Marlborough Lane in the heart of Witney.
The current group was formed in 1970 with one Cub pack and one Scout troop. Now we have five Beaver colonies, five Cub packs, four Scout troops and an Explorer unit. Our leaders provide a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities to help young people develop their full potential. For more information about Scouting visit scouts.org.uk
Our scout hut is in constant use, weekday mornings and every weekday evening, often with two section meetings running one after the other. In December 2009, after fundraising, we purchased the Stable Barn opposite our scout hut. We are now raising funds to transform it into a modern flexible space facilitating many activities not available in our area, such as climbing. For further details see the Stable Barn page.