Welcome to the 1st Cheriton website. Here you will find news and information about events for the whole of the 1st Cheriton Scout Group. For information on the sections within the Group please select an item from the menu.


Come and join our adventure and support your Scout Group

We want to invite you to experience the fun and adventure that Scouting offers your children, as well as offering the opportunity to make a difference by helping our Scout Group thrive.

We fully understand that you may not be able to help on a regular basis but we do need your help to be able to run our Beaver / Cub /Scout/ Explorer nights successfully

At the moment, we are looking for help in the Beavers and Scout sections, it is struggling as we haven’t got the help needed so we can provide a good program. So if you can spare a few hours on a Wednesday afternoon or a Friday evening to come and get involved with the Beavers or Scouts we would be very grateful.

We could do a parent Rota if possible which means you can make a difference and help without having to do so every week, if lots of parents are on the Rota then your commitment may only be once or twice a month and you might enjoy the activities and events. The more parents we can get involved the more exciting our activities and events can be.

As a helper on the parent Rota you will be asked to assist with hikes, badge work and other activities. You will be guided by the leaders in the section and you will be a valuable part of the team. You will need to undertake a DBS check.

If you do have any questions, then please come and speak to one of us at the beginning or end of a session or give me a call on 01303277429 or Email 1stcheriton@gmail.com for more details.

We are also looking for a maintenance crew, looking after the hut. If you think you could spare a few hours a week please contact me on the numbers above.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Yours in scouting

Jacquie Wood

Group Scout Leader 1st Cheriton Scout Group.



Our first collection of crisp packet has been made.

We have collected about 4,600 packets since September 19, raising £46.00 for KSSAA so far.

A BIG Thank You to all those that have supported the collection and please keep them coming in.

Please do your bit to support the Air Ambulance ?

The Scout Section are supporting the KSSAA by collecting empty crisp packets and would the other sections to help them.

We have decided set a target of 10,000 crisp packets. This would provide enough fuel ONLY to enable the air ambulance to fly from its base in Redhill Surrey to Folkestone and then onto a London hospital.

It would be really helpful if the packets could be emptied of crisp crumbs and flattened and perhaps laid flat in an empty sliced bread bag or cereal box.

So lets continue collecting.

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Kent Scouts get 'Thank You' from Porchlight.

Amazing amount of money!!!

A Big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this event.

In total 1st Cheriton Group managed to raise a fantastic £1529.55.

We have lighting down our alleys and on the field now, thank you to Shepway District Council fund and the lovely people that come and support our Bingo evenings

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Specsavers Folkestone for their donation of High Viz's to our group , they will be very handy when we are out and about with the Beavers,Cubs,Scouts and Explorers.

Today Daphne, Mark and myself went to the Royal British Legion to accept a award given to the group for all the fundraising we have done for the Poppy Appeal.

We were shown around the factory where everything is made from the poppies to the different wreaths for Remembrance Sunday and any other time that they needed around the world.

Thank you all for the great effort and this year we have a challenge to beat.

Jacqueline Wood & Daphne Pascoe receiving a certificate of appreciation at The Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford, on behalf of everyone at 1st Cheriton Scout group that has helped collect over £6,000 for The Poppy Appeal In Folkestone over the last 5 years.

Many thanks for all your hard work.

Certificate was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'lsle.

Congratulations 1st Cheriton Scout Group

Tonight at the District AGM , we were presented with a trophy for the Group with the Largest Growth in the District.

Thank you to all the leadership and helpers for achiving this.

1st Cheriton Scout Group 2020— Registered Charity No. 303384