National Young Farmers’ Week 2020

Voting for the Heart of YFC Award will open on 26 October 2020 and the winners for all of the awards will be revealed throughout National Young Farmers Week. We’re voting for Matt Frampton! Good luck everyone!

Find out if you know any more of the finalists – and read more about them HERE.

Read more about Dorset Young Farmers HERE.

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1st Mosterton Scout Group

A message from Group Scout Leader, Susanna Newall –

I recently read an article about people who make ‘apps’ for mobile phones, I-pads and other modern paraphernalia that apparently we all can’t do without.
The most successful ‘app’ builders aim their product very cleverly at their target audiences – not by extolling the virtues of what the app can do – but by how the app makes the user feel.
When I was asked to write about what we do in 1st Mosterton Scouts, I made a big long list of all the amazing activities that we do as a Group every week. After the second page of A4, I thought you’d all be a bit bored by the time you got to the bottom and then I remembered the article I read.
If I was an ‘app’ builder (and as much as part of me knows that would give me massive street cred. with my children, the other part is very relieved I’m not!) I would tell all the children that by joining Scouts at 1st Mosterton Scout Group – this is what you will feel and experience and learn:
Laughter, fear, bravery, awe, tiredness, reflection, curiosity, fright, confidence, concentration, camaraderie, independence, socialising, apprehension, close and long-lasting friendships, courage, tenacity, perseverance, enchantment, accomplishment, love, pride and empathy. Oh – and more laughter –much, much more laughter!
So as much as plate-spinning, light aircraft flying (really!) kayaking, cooking on an open fire, archery, bouldering, tightrope walking and hosting a local radio show won’t help a child pass the next level on a computer game, we can help equip a child with the other important life skills like those above.
We can help them get the most out of the world around them and have the belief in themselves so that they are happy children growing into happy young adults.
That’s what Scouting is all about and I am very proud to be part of such an amazing team of volunteer leaders and supporters at 1st Mosterton Scout Group who give their time freely to teach the children these skills.

We meet every Monday normally and are open to both boys and girls in three different sections:

Beavers: aged 5 ¾ to 8 years inclusive – normally meet 4.45pm to 6.00pm.
Please call Gill on 01308 868419

Cubs: aged 8 to 10 ½ years inclusive – normally meet 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
Please email Cathy on

Scouts: aged 10 ½ to 14 years old inclusive – normally meet 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Please email Chris at

In these current times, we need fresh air, friends and fun – come and join us in 1st Mosterton for all these!

Susanna Newall, Group Scout Leader. 1st Mosterton Scout Group.


Dorset Young Farmers

Dorset YFC is part of The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). This is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.  Established in 1921 NFYFC heads a nationwide body of 662 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) throughout England and Wales dedicated to supporting young people with an interest in agriculture and the countryside.
Their HQ is based at the Stinsford Business Centre in Kingston Maurward near Dorchester and they are a Registered Charity No: 301209.

Local Clubs are:

  • Beaminster Young Farmers – a thriving club for any young person aged between 10-26yrs. They currently have 37 members including, Farmers, Carpenters, Engineers, and people attending School and University.  They do a great deal of fundraising are earlier in the year presented a cheque to Fortuneswell Cancer Trust in the sum of £500.00.
    *They usually meet on alternate Tuesday nights at The Red Lion, 7.30pm – 9pm.
    Contact: Club & County Chairman Matt Frampton HERE
    (County Organiser Tracy Hounsome is currently dealing with all correspondence and Zoom meetings while Matt bravely continues his battle with cancer).
  • Marshwood Vale Young Farmers is another thriving club always usually active. with over 40 members, their club age also ranges from 10-26 years. Every year they raise great amounts of money to a charity which they choose every year. A popular fundraiser is their annual Winter Ball.
    *They usually meet every 1st Tuesday of the month at Broadoak Village Hall for 7:45pm.
    Contact: Club Chairman Tom Turner on 07824 447678, Club Secretary Lindsey Johnson on 07741 470474 or Club Secretary Hannah Bowditch on 07840 984637. Alternatively please

*Meetings cancelled due to Covid-19, Government Guidelines and Regulations.  Zoom meetings are taking place! The NFYFC has produced a full guidance document on what YFCs need to do for organising activities and meetings. NFYFC has made further updates to these Covid-Secure guidelines, which have been prepared with the support of the National Youth Agency. For more information, click HERE.

Orchid: Fighting Male CancerAlthough the Quiz is now over, you can still donate to Orchid Cancer through JustGiving HERE as the clubs continue to show their support to their Chairman. Orchid Cancer fund research, awareness and support to save men’s lives from all types of male cancer.

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