Clubs and Societies

This page is designed to introduce many of the clubs and societies that are based in Onslow Village.

As at the last count (14th January 2008), there appear to be 24 clubs and socities in Onslow Village. For a small area, that seems pretty good going to me, and doesn't include any of the clubs and societies related to Onslow Infants and Queen Eleanors!

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2nd Onslow Village Brownies

Girls between the ages of 7 and 10 can belong to Brownies.

Brownies work in smaller groups called sixes.  As well as taking part in games and activities Brownies follow a programme called the “Brownie Adventure” and for the older girls the “Brownies Adventure on” which prepares them for moving up to Guides when they turn 10.

Brownies are able to work towards a number of badges and also to take part in Brownie Holidays.

Brownies also have a practical uniform consisting of a range of brown & yellow coloured shorts, trousers ,tops & hoodie .

Some details regarding the Brownies may be found at the Girlguiding Guildford Division website.

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3rd Onslow Village Brownies

Some details regarding the Brownies may be found at the Girlguiding Guildford Division website.

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5th Guildford Scout Group

The 5th Guildford Scout Group meets at the Scout Hut which is located at Onslow Recreation Ground. There are Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts, and they meet at the following times:

Beaver Scouts  (6 to 8 year olds) meet on Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
Cub Scouts (8 to 10 year olds) meet on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Scouts (10 - 14 year olds) meet on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

If you would like further details about getting involved, then you can either email them at [email protected] or ring them on 01483 451580. There is an answerphone on this line, and they will call you back. There is a little more detail about Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts elsewhere on this page.

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Beaver Scouts

A Beaver Scout Colony has both male and female members who are aged between 6 and 8 years.

Beaver Scouting is about:

- Having fun
- Making friends
- Keeping the Promise
- Sharing
- Making progress
- Using a variety of groupings

 

These underpin all that is done in the Colony. Using a variety of methods, Beaver Scouts are guided to:

- Learn about themselves
- Get to know people
- Explore
- Care
- Be creative

Leaders are encouraged to approach each of these areas in a variety of ways by including activities sometimes close to the Beaver Scouts' own experiences, sometimes based in the local community and sometimes introducing them to issues in the wider world.

Details of Beaver Scouts may be found at the Surrey Scouts website.

If you would me to add details about the Onslow Village Beaver Scouts , please drop me a line.

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Cubs

A Cub Scout Pack has both male and female members who are aged between 8-10 ˝ years old.

Cub Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, community and collecting. Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. Sometimes they will be able to go camping with the rest of your Pack.

Cub Scouting is about:

- Having fun
- Making friends
- Enjoying lots of activities
- Keeping the Promise
- Trying new things

Through the many different activities, Cub Scouts will:

- Learn about themselves
- Get to know people and learn to work together
- Explore their community
- Personal development

Details of Beaver Scouts may be found at the Surrey Scouts website.

If you would me to add details about the Onslow Village Cub Scouts , please drop me a line.

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Church Hall Playgroup

If you would me to add details about the Church Hall Playgroup, please drop me a line.

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Curtain Raisers

In 1965 a group of local enthusiasts performed a one-off show for a local school to raise money for new stage curtains. They had so much fun that they decided to put on a show on a regular basis and in 1968 the Curtain Raisers were born. Onslow Village is still the home of the Curtain Raisers, who aim to put one performance per year in Onslow Village Hall. Full details of the society may be found on the Curtain Raisers website.

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Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The Guildford Decorative and Fine Arts Society have monthly arts lectures in the Village Hall on the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 8pm.

If you would me to add to, or amend, these details about the Decorative and Fine Arts Society, please drop me a line.

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Onslow Village Guides

Girls aged between 10 and 14 can belong to Guides.

Guides work in small groups called patrols.  Guides take part in a number of activities and can work towards badges and challenges called “Go for It!”.

Guides can also go on camps and holidays. Guides also get the "international opportunities", this may be from a local Guider taking a group abroad, or after a selection process they are able to represent the Region or County.

The Guide uniform is also a practical one which allows the girls to choose from a selection of navy tops & a hoodie with their own “home bottoms”.

Some details regarding the Onslow Village Guides may be found at the Girlguiding Guildford Division website.

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Guildford Harmony

Guildford Harmony is a women's chorus made up of ladies of all ages, from differing backgrounds who all have a passion for singing in harmony. It was founded in 1980 with only 9 members under the direction of Dave Smith. Guildford Harmony rehearse at the All Saints Church Hall, and full details of the society may be found on their website from the link to the right.

If you would me to add to, or amend, these details about the Guildford Harmony , please drop me a line.

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Guildford Holiday Fun

Guildford Holiday Fun is a group of volunteer Mums who organise activities for kids (age 5-13) during the Easter and Summer holidays. Full details may be found on the Guildford Holiday Fun website.

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Guildford Travel Club

Founded in 1966, Guildford Travel Club has about 160 members who all have a passion for travel and The Earth. The Club meets on alternate Tuesdays from October to April for lectures, illustrated by slides projected onto an 8 foot screen at Onslow Village Hall. In addition to their regular meetings, a series of informal lectures is presented as ‘Members Evenings' in members' own homes throughout the season, for the showing of slides, discussion and the exchange of ‘Travellers Tales' about their own widespread travels. Full details of the club may be found at their website from the link to the right.

If you would me to add to, or amend, these details about the Guildford Travel Club , please drop me a line.

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Mothers' Union

The Mothers' Union members support family life where there is a need within their own communities. We are involved in a great diversity of activities from worldwide literacy development to parenting projects in the UK.

If you would me to add to, or amend, these details about the Mothers' Union , please drop me a line.

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Onslow Football Club

Onslow FC supplies competitive football to the youth of the community surrounding Surrey University and was set up 20 years ago. They now cater for age groups from under 8's to under 18 year olds and men's, and the teams include AFC Onslow, Onslow Athletic and Onslow Athletic 'A'.

Onslow FC oversees organised Sunday football matches throughout the season, at the end of which there are end-of-season presentation nights. Training and home matches take place both at the Varsity Centre off Egerton Road and at Onslow Rec.

Onslow FC have teams competing in the Tadworth, The Surrey Primary League, Surrey and Hants Border Football League and the Aldershot and District Football League.

Onslow FC are always on the look out for enthusiastic new players, and if you're interested, you can get in touch with them via the Onslow FC website.

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Onslow Recyclers

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Onslow Village Garden Club

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Onslow Village Residents Association

The Onslow Village Residents Association (OVRA) is a group of volunteers who work to promote a community spirit through the publication of a newsletter and by arranging social events and talks through the year.

If you would me to add to, or amend, these details about the Onslow Village Residents Association, please drop me a line.

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Onslow Village Tennis Club

Onslow Village Lawn Tennis Club is located in the heart of Onslow Village by the Recreation Ground and Arboretum, on the western edge of Guildford.

It was formed in 1922, the same year that The All England Lawn Tennis Club moved to its current site in Church Road, Wimbledon. The Club originally consisted of three grass courts and Members had to cope with the problem of cows from a neighbouring farm wandering over to graze. These days there are four well-maintained all-weather courts and the word 'lawn' in the full name (Onslow Village Lawn Tennis Club) simply refers to the type of tennis played at the club. Full details of the club may be found on the Onslow Village Lawn Tennis Club website.

Getting to the club is straightforward from both the A3 and A31 if travelling by car, or on the Number 18 bus that does a circuit of Onslow Village.

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Rainbows

Some details regarding the Rainbows may be found at the Girlguiding Guildford Division website.

Girls aged between 5 to 7 can join Rainbows.

Rainbows take part in games and activities as part of the Rainbow programme called the "Rainbow Jigsaw".

Rainbows have a practical uniform consisting of red jogging bottoms, polo shirt and a red hoodie.

If you would me to add details about the Rainbows, please drop me a line.

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Scouts

A Scout Troop has both male and female members who are aged between 10˝-14 years old.

Scouts will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, camping, music, exploring, community and collecting. Scouts also get to go activities like canoeing, rock climbing.

Scouting is about:

- Having fun
- Making friends
- Enjoying lots of activities
- Keeping the Promise
- Trying new things

Through the many different activities, Cub Scouts will:

- Learn about themselves
- Get to know people and learn to work together
- Explore their community
- Personal development

Details of Beaver Scouts may be found at the Surrey Scouts website.

If you would me to add details about the Onslow Village Scouts , please drop me a line.

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Sunday School

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All Saint's Toddler Group

All Saint's Toddler Group is a group of local parents/carers who meet in the church hall on a Friday morning.  Children from birth to school age are welcome.  Refreshments are provided by the Mothers ' Union.  Anyone is welcome to attend on an ad-hoc basis. The contact phone number is 01483 533979.

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Village Hall Playgroup

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Welcome Club

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