The Newsletter of the 3rd
Hayling Scout Group
Happy New Year
100 Club Draw
Xmas Post raises just under £1000
Subs for 2006 to 2007
Standing Order for your Subs
All we need from you is a signed form which olny contains name and address and no other financial or personal details. We will shortly be sending out a form and more details to those of you not yet signed up.
Thanks to Mel Cole
Although most of you will not have had any contact with Mel, over the past few years she has been the person responsible for collating all of your subs payments and passing the details and money onto our Treasurer. Mel is now standing down and on behalf of the Executive, the Leaders and in particular the treasurer I would like to thank Mel for her help with this important role. My thanks to Karen Wells for agreeing to take over.
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Our Next Event - Something New
Fancy trying some authentic Indian recipes, then why not book your place at our next event which takes place at the HQ on Saturday 11th February.
We decided to try something completely different for our next event, and when an Indian family have offered to prepare a range of dishes for us to sample this seemed like a great idea.
All you have to do is to:-
You will also be able to see our new roof!!!
Places are strictly limited to 100, so please do not delay, book your place now by calling Ian Hawke or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Next for the HQ ?
Even after a remarkable 2005 and our new Roof, we still have much to do.
In the middle of January we will see the damaged interior ceiling in the back corridor replaced and then we will start on our next programme to improve both the safety and security of the HQ.
We have identified the improvements we would like to see introduced but unlike the roof we will not need to start a massive fund raising programme. We will do the work as we are financially able to.
Items for change include:-
This remains one of the main training focus areas for Scouting and in 2005 we estimate that the group did over 500 hours service, which does not includ things like the Xmas Post or other fund raising events.
Group Activity Weekend & Camp
Date: Friday 23rd June 2006 to Sunday
25th June 2006
This years event will be a camp for the Cubs, Scouts & Explorers and a day visit on Saturday 24th June for the Beavers.
Our organising team have meetings arranged, to complete the list of activities, but already booked for the Saturday are the Climbing and Abseiling Towers, the Archery, Water activities and some surprise items.
The cost for those camping will be about £25 to cover food, some activities and camp fees (The activities fund / Xmas Post will cover many of the activities) and for the Beavers day visit about £8 to £10.
As this is an official Scout camp site, shower and toilet facilities are available and provided as part of camping fees payable by all attendees.
You will receive more details in the coming months and also the normal forms to complete, but please make a note of the dates in your diaries now, for what I know will be a great weekend for all concerned.
Did You Know
One of our Explorer Scouts spent last summer in the Himilayer Mountains as part of a Hampshire Scout Expedition and training plan to climb Everest in 2007. More details next month.
100 Years of Scouting
In 2007, we will be celebrating 100 years of Scouting and I know that plans are already in place to make this a year to remember. The next World Scout Jamboree will also be taking place next year in the UK, when over 30,000 Scouts from all over the world will take part.
Diary of Events
23rd Child Protection Training
4th Beaver Chief Scouts Award presentation at Mayors Parlour
13th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane
10th Leaders Meeting, Bacon Lane
23rd to 25th Group Activity Weekend