County support & resources
Oxfordshire Scout County owns several items for use at events and other large activities. These items are available for loan during periods when they are not used for County events.
The process for booking equipment is outlined here.
The equipment is managed by County Quartermaster who can be contact here.
A full list of what is available to hire from the store can be downloaded here.
To make a booking download the booking form, complete and return it to our QM here.
We have a climbing wall for recruitment and fundraising events for Scouting within Oxfordshire. If you have an event, you would like to attend with your Group to aid in the recruitment of adults and young people, please do get in touch by completing the online form here.
There are a number of factors to consider booking our wall, here is a handy FAQ to support your Scout Group or unit in making the decision to book.
Our Discovery is available to use for a donation towards the running costs. It is capable of towing our climbing wall and comes with insurance and breakdown cover.
To book the Discovery please contact our QM here.
If you haven’t used the Discovery before you will be required to complete a drivers check, along with a licence code from the DVLA website, which can be accessed here. Download a copy of the drivers check form here. Both documents will need to be sent to our County Administrator here.
Minibus and trailer grants
Moving young people or kit around is often a key part of taking your group away or even a task done on a weekly basis. We recognise that there is a license required to do this and as time goes on the number of licenses that qualify is diminishing. We can support you to undergo the test for a minibus or trailer license if required to make Scouting in your area happen. Full details of the grants we offer for this can be found here.
HQ & Training Centre
The home of Oxfordshire Scouting is our Training Centre and Headquarters, formally the swimming pool in Blackbird Leys (behind the Community Centre).
Download a directions map to our County HQ here.
Our online store is currently closed for the festive season and will reopen in the new year.
We have an excellent range of casual Oxfordshire Scouts clothing that can be purchased and worn by anyone. View and purchase the range here.
Oxfordshire County Scout Council Grants
Great governance is a priority for Oxfordshire Scouts. We often get asked about grants and financial support available to our volunteers, below is what we offer: