The Woggle

The Newsletter of the 3rd Hayling Scout Group
April 2007

GSL's Update

Top Awards for Daniel and Karl
Daniel Wallage and Karl Ward of Jupiter Cub Pack were both presented with their Chief Scout's Silver Awards by Nigel Vallette the District Commissioner for Havant Scouts.

Just a few days later, Nigel was back again to present the same award to James Hooker and Reece Chapman of Saturn Cubs.

On each occassion, Nigel praised the Cubs on their achievement and thanked the Leaders and Parents for their support and help.

These bring the total of top awards presented in 2007 to 23, a fantastic achievement. See our Roll of Honour on the website for details.


Alan & Rob to meet the Queen
Last month we reported on Alan Oakes and Robert Venus receiving their Queen Scout's Awards and that they will be attending the St George's Day Service at Windsor Castle.We have just found out that the parade will be inspected by Her Majesty the Queen - what an honour for Alan & Robert!

100 Club Results
The winners for the April draw of our 100 Club are Avril Keyes, Jill Edmeades and Dennis Doney. Your cheques are already in the post!

Beavers and Cubs meet Mayor
16 Beavers and Cubs from Hayling joined others from Havant at the Civic Offices for a special meeting with the Mayor of Havant. All those attending were holders of the Chief Scout's Bronze or Silver Awards and were presented with a special certificate to recognise their achievements.

The afternoon ended with refreshements for the Beavers, Cubs and their parents and friends.

Indian Supper another Great Success
Many thanks to those of you who joined in with our Indian Supper evening recently. Fifty Five people sampled and really enjoyed the food prepared by the Desai family.

We are very grateful to the Desai family for giving up their time to prepare and cook the food, to Clive Allgood who organised a quiz, to Explorer Scouts Shona, Kathryn, Zack and Joe for their help and to Ciara Jamieson-Good for organising the event.

The evening raised £350 profit towards our centenary celebrations.

£250 received from ACE
A BIG thank you to the Association for Charitable Endeavours (ACE) who gave us a donation of £250 from the 2006 Paris to Hayling Bike Ride. This is in addition to sponsoring the Explorer Flag reported last month.

We really do appreciate this continued support and endorsement of our aims and goals for the young people of Hayling Island.


New Faces

Our Group Executive Committee is responsible for the provision of the facilities and equipment required by our Leaders to run full and exciting programmes for our young members. They also have a very specific role to work with the leaders on developing Scouting on Hayling Island.

At our last meeting in March it was great to welcome two new faces to our team. Gill Condron, the mother of a Cub in Saturn pack volunteered to take on the role of Group Secretary and Helen Pickles who has a son in Redwood Beavers has joined our willing band of Parent Representatives. Thank you to Gill and Helen for all they are about to do!

15 attend Annual Rhodi Camp
15 Explorers and Leaders spent 3 days in camp at the Broadstone Warren Scout site in East Sussex. Each year we help the Warden at the site by cutting back a quantity of Rhododendrum in readiness for the summer camping season. This means a few days chopping and sitting round roaring camp fires - what more could young people ask for!!. Whilst at camp they also had a go at Pot Holing, Climbing and Abseiling.

Parents Evenings
My thanks to all of the parents and friends who attended the evenings organised by Saturn and Jupiter Cub Packs. Both evenings ended with the presentation of Badges, but it was great to see you all joining in with the activities and food.

Just to prove my point - we are all teenagers at heart!


St Georges Day Service
This years service will take place at St Francis Church, Riders Lane Havant starting at 6:15. Separate letters have been sent to all parents.

Weekenders Collection
Linda our Redwood Colony Beaver Leader is an agent for Weekenders and has offered to run a demonstration of their Spring and Summer collection. Why not come along for a cup of coffee and have a look with no obligation to buy. If you do purchase any items however Hayling Scouts will receive a commission.

See our website or call Mandy on 92462786 for details.

Book Sale Teams
Many thanks to those of you who have already responded to our appeal for help with the management of our Book Sales. We will be contacting you shortly with details.

Our next sale is on Saturday June 2nd and we will also be contacting our sales teams for their help on the day.

Centenary Camp

Date: Saturday 25th May to Monday 27th May 2007.

You will shortly be receiving more details on this special celebration camp including a request to pay the outstanding fees.

The programme is looking great and of course those attending will receive their Centenary Camp badge for their Centenary Neckerchief's.


Sunrise Day
Sunrise Day is our offical 100th Birthday. The Scouts and Explorers will be in camp and for the Beavers and Cubs we have a day of activity and fun planned. More details in the next couple of weeks.

Langstone Harbour Walk
The annual walk organised by the Lions Club will take place on Sunday 20th May. This year all sponsorship money raised will be used to offset the costs of the Camps and Activities taking place as part of our Centenary celebrations. Details and Sponsorship forms will be sent out later in April.

Diary Dates

16th Leaders Meeting HQ
23rd St Georges Day Service
28th Weekenders Clothes Collection

20th Lions Langstone Walk
23rd Group Dev Meeting HQ
25th Centenary Camp

2nd Book Sale URC Hall
11th Leaders Meeting
13th Annual Awards Evening
16th Gunnell Trophy - Scouts

1st Sunrise Day our 100th Birthday

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