The Woggle

October 2005

Contents This Month
GSL Update Raise the Roof
The Camping Continues Quiz Night
Photographs of your children 100 Club
Harvest Festival Gift Aid
Remembrance Day Service Book Sale
Group Camp 2006 Fireworks Night
Xmas Post Diary of Events
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GSL Update

Wow, what a month. Over £9000 for our Raise the Roof fund, camping and expeditions, a great Quiz night and lots of badges presented

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Raise the Roof

During the past 3 weeks we have received donations of £2000 from The Hedley Foundation, a charitable trust, £5000 from Hampshire County Council, £1000 from Rene Day, a long term supporter of the group, £350 for the loan of our equipment to Hampshire Scouts and raised over £1000 at our quiz night. Our total is now £31000 and we are in the final negotiations to ensure the roof gets replaced during November 2005.This is an incredible achievement by all concerned.

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The Camping Continues

Since the last edition of “The Woggle”, the cubs from Jupiter Pack have been to camp and members of the Explorer’s have completed 2 day expeditions towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and their Platinum Chief Scouts Awards

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Quiz Night

What a brilliant evening. 21 teams took part, our largest attendance ever. Once again Billy Ault, a former Scout and leader with the group prepared the questions and was our question master and was supported by Anne and Claire for marking and scoring. In the meantime Mandy, Fiona and Jo were busy in the kitchen preparing Chilli, Jacket Potatoes, Cheese, Tuna & Salad in order that the competitors could replenish their brain cells at half time.

In the end the quiz winners were ACE (for the 4th time) who narrowly beat the “Racqueteers” into 2nd place. Many thanks for everyone who took part and helped to make a profit of over £1000.


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Although not a legal requirement, we are following good practice as identified by the Child Protection agencies in giving all parents the opportunity to ask that their child’s photograph not be included in any of our reporting.
Photographs have always been an important part of our memories and being able to capture activities and achievements for our history and to inform others. We would very much like to maintain this tradition, but I know that some people are not comfortable with photographs appearing on web sites or in newspapers
Typical examples are pictures from camps and fun days or when unusual activities are taking place on meeting nights or when someone receives the top award of their section or some other important recognition.
We are in the process of putting up a gallery of “scouts in action” on our web site and also like to report achievements on our web site, in “The Woggle” and in the Hayling Islander.

The link below will take you to the online form which you only need to complete and submit if you DO NOT wish any photographs of your child(ren) to appear in any of our communications.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact either your leader or Ian Hawke.

Click Here for the online form

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Our 100 Club

If you have not yet joined our 100 club, then this is your last chance. The first draw will take place at our Fireworks Display on Saturday 5th November and each month thereafter. We have had to make some changes and there are now 41 prizes throughout the year ranging from £25 to £100.

The profit of £1200 will be the last part of our main fundraising for “Raise the Roof” this year.

Please help us by joining and perhaps getting your families and friends to join in as well. Forms are available on the web site and in the HQ.


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Harvest Festival

Many thanks to the Beavers and Cubs who joined in with this years service

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Gift Aid

Forms have been sent out to those of you who have not previously signed up for this. PLEASE, PLEASE take the time to read the letter and fill in the form. This allows us to reclaim 28p for each £1 you pay in subs from the Inland Revenue and we do not require any personal information, nor do you have to take any other action.

Click Here to link to the online form

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Remembrance Day Service

Sunday 13th November
Mengham Car Park 10:15
End at The British Legion Hall at 12:15.
All Scouts & Explorers

We will shortly receive our invitation to join this years Remembrance Sunday parade and all Scouts and Explorers are invited to join us in Uniform.

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Book Sale

Saturday 26th November
URC Hall Mengham
Time: 10:00 to 14:00

Once again Mark and his team are in the process of sorting the many thousands of books for this sale. If you have never been along to see what is on offer then perhaps the fact that people come from all over Hampshire and surrounding counties will give you an idea of the scale and quality of books on offer

Help Required

This year we would also appreciate some additional help on the day, so if you can offer us just 2 hours of you time to help us maintain our fine tradition please contact your leader or myself

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Group Camp 2006

June 30th to July 2nd 2006 at Shedfield. More details soon but please put the dates in your diaries NOW.

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Fireworks Night

Saturday 5th November
Northwood Farm
Northwood Lane
£5 for a family ticket
Hot Dogs, Burgers, hot & cold drinks will be available.

Fire lit at 7:00pm
Fireworks from 7:30pm

We will once again be holding a fireworks display for members of the Hayling Scouts, Hayling Guides and their families

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Xmas Post

I will be sending out a letter shortly with more details on this, but please book the two Sundays before Xmas, for a couple of hours to help us deliver the mail.

The proceeds from this years Xmas post will be used to subsidise the activities at our Group Camp next year, so everyone benefits!

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Diary of Events


5th Fireworks Display
13th Remembrance Day
14th Leaders Meeting
23rd Exec Meeting HQ
26th Book Sale


11th Christmas Post
18th Christmas Post
19th Leaders Meeting
25th Xmas Day!!

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