Raising Money


Through-out the Group’s existence our Executive Committee has overseen a large and diverse number of fundraising activities. The following list, which hopefully as we reflect on the past will prove inspirational for the future, is not exhaustive. If you know of anything more or have an idea to try please contact us

Shows and Concerts 1947 – 1961

1st Cuffley Group BP Scouts 1947 Scout Show Programme

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Bag packing at local supermarkets 2010 – present (last undertaken Christmas 2016) 

Cuffley Scout Group Christmas Bag Packing M&S Brookfield Farm Cheshunt

Bob-A-Job Week (later known as Scout Job Week) 1949 – 1992

Cuffley Scout Group Cub and Scout Bob A Job Week. Scout Job Week.

Scout Job Week, also known as Bob-A-Job Week was launched nationally as a fundraiser in 1949.  The scheme, which ran for just over 40 years, saw our Cub and Scout members offer to complete tasks such as gardening, shopping, dog walking and shoe polishing in exchange for a payment, known colloquially as a ‘Bob’ ; that is 1/- (shilling) or 5p (pence).

Sponsored events 1990 – present

Local Karate Club Instructor Alan Chaston ran the 1998 London Marathon as a joint fundraiser for a Multiple Sclerosis charity and our Scout Group. 

Cuffley Scout Group, Karate Club, London Marathon, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Fundraising

In 2010 Chris Ward raised more than £3k towards the construction costs of our Explorer meeting place; the Alan Ward Annexe.

Cuffley Scout Group. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Fundraising,


Car boot sales (parking, set-up, selling & admin) 2010 – present 

1st Cuffley Scout Group Elm Court Car Boot Sale Mutton Lane Potters Bar 

Car boot sales (catering and vending) 2010 – present

Elm Court Car Boot Sale Potters Bar Cuffley Scouts catering Cuffley Scouts vending Elm Court Car Boot Sale Mutton Lane Potters Bar 

Vehicle parking for the Northaw Point-To-Point  2010 – 2017

Management of parking for more than 3000 cars used to attend the annual May Bank Holiday Point to Point races.

Carol singing 2015 – present

Cuffley Scout Christmas Postal Service 1982 – 2007

Cuffley Scout Christmas Postal Service

Cuffley Scout Stamps for Christmas Post.

Collectable ‘souvenier’ sales mid 1980’s

Cuffley Scout Group Lledo Van featuring Cuffley Headquarters

In the mid 1980’s seventy five limited edition Lledo View Vans, bearing pictures of the Cuffley Scout HQ, were sold as collectable souveniers.   

Jumble sales 1969 – present

Cuffley Explorer Unit Jumble Sale Team

At a recent sale we celebrated 50 years of raising money and providing a recycling service to the local community.

Since the late 1960’s members of the Scout Group’s Executive Committee and other volunteers have worked tirelessly to accept, check and sell-on donations of clothes, books, games, toys and all kinds of household objects. 

Over the years whilst our approach to recycling and selling has remained consistent we have observed several changes in things people consider buying. In the early years the many buyers focussed on the acquisition of clothes and basic household items ‘to make ends meet’. More recently, with the establishment of bargain hunting TV shows and selling channels such as Ebay, Gum Tree and Car Boot sales, finding and purchasing sought-after toys, games, books, bric-a-brac and antiques to sell-on has become highly popular.

Northaw and Cuffley Village Day 2016 – present

 Northaw,Cuffley,Parish,Village,Day,Scouts,Climbing Wall,

Quiz nights 2012 – present

Tamashas (summer events with floats and stalls) 1960’s – 1980’s

Treasure hunt by car (X Marks The Spot) 2009 – present





Cuffley Scout Group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop, Explorer Unit

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