IW ScoutFest

IW ScoutFest @ Dick & Dom’s Great Wonderfest

(More to come shortly.)

New poster (added 26/6/19)

Great Wonderfest have released a new poster:

Download the high resolution version here.


Dick & Dom announce an amazing competition (added 21/6/2019)

Dick and Dom at Great Wonderfest have launched an AMAZING competition for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Simply send us an email telling us;

  •   Why Dick and Dom should visit your unit
  • What Scout or Guide skill you would show them

The 5 most original replies will each receive a family weekend camping ticket AND will meet Dick and Dom at IW ScoutFest on the Isle of Wight 1st to 4th August 2019!

Send us (or ask a parent to send us) a mail with your name, group and section name, why Dick and Dom should visit you and what skill you would show them to:  DickandDom@isleofwightscouts.org.uk Entries close on 7th July.

 Full details can be found at www.isleofwightscouts.org.uk/scoutfest


GirlGuides are welcome too! (added 19/6/2019)

Isle of Wight Scouts’ friends in GirlGuiding Isle of Wight asked if they can join in the fun of IW-ScoutFest too and Dick and Dom said YES!

Our friends in GirlGuiding Isle of Wight asked to join in with Wonderfest while
we were both working at the  Isle of Wight Festival. When Dick and Dom said YES they immediately wanted to tell their friends…..

… leaving us to play with their PR equipment…

Our friends the Girl Guides? Every Scout has 40 million friends in virtually every country in the world.  OK let’s add the Girl Guides too – now we’ve got 50million friends! That includes 3,000 on the Isle of Wight and over 1 million in the UK.

And now they’re all invited to the Isle of Wight ScoutFest at Dick and Dom’s Great Wonderfest, here on the Isle of Wight 1st to 4th August 2019. And of course the free entry offer not only applies to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts but also Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to find out more look at  https://greatwonderfest.com/2019/05/scoutfest-at-the-great-wonderfest/  and follow the link  for full conditions.

We’re working on a range of activities which we’ll be telling you about in a few days, so watch this space!

We’ll also be announcing an amazing competition where one lucky Beaver, Cub, Scout, Rainbow Brownie or Guide can win family tickets for themselves and their friends!

For more information visit www.isleofwightscouts.org.uk/iw-scoutfest and https://greatwonderfest.com/2019/05/scoutfest-at-the-great-wonderfest/

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Hi Everyone – Welcome to our IW-ScoutFest at Dick and Dom’s Great Wonderfest page.

IW-ScoutFest will be a Festival within the new Great Wonderfest which will be held at Duxmore Farm (off the Downs Road, PO30 2NZ) on the Isle of Wight from Thursday to Sunday, 1st to 4th August 2019.

Great WonderFest is hosted by TV presenters Dick and Dom (in da bungalow). With an amazing line-up of artists, bands and DJs including The Vamps, Sigma, Example, Busted, Conor Maynard, Mista Jam and Becky Hill… I’m not going to name them all, see the poster, below.

Isle of Wight Scouts have been invited to run, well, basically a Scout Family Camp in a separate field within Great Wonderfest.

Adults will have to pay for tickets, but parents can bring Beavers, Cubs and Scouts FREE! Go to www.greatwonderfest for full terms and conditions.

Scout families can camp in a separate campsite. This is a family campsite so not all adults will have been DBS checked, but only Scout families will be allowed in this area. Note that each Scout entering on a concession ticket must be accompanied by an adult. The offer is not open to groups of Scouts accompanied by a leader. Many of the Scouts helping run the activities will be camping in this area, and you’ll get plenty of opportunities to meet new friends.

·        When you arrive we will be offering a Sherpa service if you need help to get your kit from your car to the campsite (for donations).
·         We are looking into providing some cooking facilities using kit from our Scout Groups.
·         You can either camp for the 4 days of the Festival, Thursday to Sunday, or for the whole week, Monday to Sunday. You can take the opportunity to explore the Island (we’ll set up some links with our favourite places to visit) or simply get away from home…

We’ll be running several zones within the camp (all subject to confirmation):

·         The games zone will  feature favourites like giant Jenga and Connect 4 and our giant Twister.

·         The challenge zone will feature individual challenges like pop-up tent packing and team challenges like patrol tent pitching and packing. There will be camp wide challenges, like Where’s Sid? And loads more fun

·         The media zone will feature an opportunity for you to help us write stories about the Festivals and let us copy your photos for the gallery.

·         The skills zone will feature (possibly) Archery and Tomahawk throwing, Nerf shooting and a bombing run.

·         We’ll be running some more Scout activities like mini-pioneering, watch this space for details.

There will be a small charge for some of the activities, and we will be grateful for any donations for use of other equipment.

Presenters Dick and Dom will be helped on the stage by members of the Wight Rovers Media Team (of all ages) who will be running round taking photos and video, interviewing people, hosting campfire singing sessions and generally getting in the way.

Ex-Scout Dick, from festival hosts Dick & Dom, is very keen to get involved with the Scout side of the Festival. He said, “It’ll be great to have the Scouts at the Great Wonderfest. I used to be a Cub and a Scout so I know how important it can be to learn about the great outdoors. Not only can they develop their Scouting skills, but they can also party at The Great Wonderfest – festival badges all round!”

Dom missed out on being a Scout, but he’s still pretty excited about being an honorary Scout for the duration of the camp!

We’re hoping to rope in a few local celebrities and VIPs to visit the camp too.


Booking tickets for IW ScoutFest at Dick & Dom’s Great Wonderfest is easy:

To redeem your ‘scouts go free’ offer simply…

  • Go to  http://bit.ly/2Yr6ZEM
  • Enter “scoutsgofree” in the promocode box
  • Select the number of “Scout – Adult Weekend Camping Tickets” you wish to purchase (7 day and 4 day campsite options)
  • Go to the next page and select the number of “Scout – Child Weekend Tickets” you wish to redeem.
  • Complete the booking

Ts & Cs : This is a family offer and at least one adult ticket must be purchased in order to redeem the Scouts Go Free offer for your child.

See you soon

MaC and the team!
(If you’re an IW Scout leader and you want to join the team, please mail me).

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