Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Camp - Kit List

For those of you camping at the weekend, I've drawn up a kit list which you can download by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Party Update

Our debut Halloween event is only days away!

We don’t want to give away too much of the programme, but here's an idea what to expect:

Please arrive on the Saturday night from 6pm, ready for a 6.30pm start.

The event is completely outdoors, and due to the weather recently, we recommend wearing good outdoor footwear, as it may be wet and muddy. It's also been extremely cold these last few days, so coats (waterproof!), hats, gloves and the like may be desirable. If you can manage all that and fancy dress, there will be a prize for the best costume.

Food will be served around 7.30pm. The menu includes: Pie & Peas, Soup & Roll, plus an assortment of home baking treats. Tea, Coffee and Squash will be on hand to help wash it all down.

After food has been served, parents and guardians will be offered a short break as the Scouts run an activity involving all members the younger sections.

Hopefully, we’ll be capping all this off with a bit of a campfire.

If you would like to bring along some fireworks, we’d be extremely grateful and happy to set them off for you. No sparklers please!

The event will conclude around 9pm.

You should receive your tickets at the section meetings this week, however don’t worry if your child can’t make it – you’ll be given them on the night.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Yours Spookily,

All the Leaders at 36th Barnsley (Ardsley) Air Scout Group

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Contact Details

Please let us know if you have changed your address, home or mobile telephone numbers since your child joined the Group. There will be a contact details update letter coming your way this week.

Cubs Update

Swimming Gala Nov 8th - PLEASE make every effort to attend. The more Cubs who swim - the more points we can gain and maybe we can win this year.

Church Parade Nov 9th - again, PLEASE make every effort to attend. It is our most important service of the year as it shows our respect for all the Scouts who have died in war as well as service personnel.

Last week Cubs helped our Pumpkin Party preparations by making ghosts to hang in the trees at Silverwood. I think they'll look quite effective in the dark with torchlight. Our Scouts and Leaders have been working really hard, and still are, to make this event one to remember. More spooky fun this week.......

Beavers Update

Swimming Gala Nov 8th - Beavers will be able to have a free swim during the gala as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Not a Leader I'm afraid. Details to follow

Church Parade Nov 9th - Beavers are NOT required to attend this service due to the solemness of the occasion.

Campfire Nov 11th - Beavers are invited to attend the District Beaver Campfire. Meet at Darfield Church Hall just before 6pm. Parents are welcome to stay or can collect children at 7:30. Full uniform please and a coat as we may hold this outside if the weather permits. No money needed and refreshments will be given. Watch out for the letter and reply slip coming your way this week.

Bowling Nov 19th - you already have details of this. Please let Kim have your meal requests asap.

We invested Hannah, Ciera, William and Joseph into our Group this week after the older Beavers helped Ed and Ethan build a fire in the carpark. Everyone then helped to keep it going by collecting sticks from the churchyard.

Leaders figured this was a more appropriate activity then the one all the media are saying we want to do! Don't believe all you read or hear. Our response to any questions will be as it always would be should one ever be asked (never in my experience) "ask your mam."

Spooky activities this week......

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cubs Bowling Night

Sorry for the delay blogging this but last week Cubs had a great night out at the bowling alley as a fitting finale to the Fitness Challenge activities undertaken lately. Speedy almost had Akela beat but just lost out on the last bowl. It was too noisy to hand out badges at the venue so we did that tonight along with investing our 2 newest recruits, Chris and Robert. We also welcomed Joshua, up from Beavers this week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pumpkin Party Letter

For those of you who wanted a Pumpkin Party letter, click here to download one.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Beavers Bowling Night

Following on the success of the Cubs event I have booked a session for Beavers. This will be on Weds 19 November at 5:30. As I haven't been able to plan a sleepover due to work commitments I am going to use some of the money put by for Beavers from the Summer Gala to pay for both the game of bowling and a meal and drink. Watch out for the letter coming home this week. I'm still planning to have a sleepover in the new year when the weather gets warmer though.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cross Country

Any Scouts wanting to go to the Cross Country this Sunday and in need of a lift: if you can get to the Scout Hut for 11.30am we'll get you up to Silverwood. Drop off will be about 3.30pm.

If you're making your own way there, registration is 12 o'clock, estimated finish is 3 o'clock. Silverwood is on the A628 between Dodworth and Silkstone.

Don't forget, if you fancy camping over at Silverwood tomorrow (Saturday) night, Richard is organising a camp. See earlier post here.

The cross country competition is open to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (separate races), but the camp is only open to Scouts.

Hopefully, one way or the other, we'll see you all up at Silverwood this Sunday. The more turn up the better our chances of winning.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Cross Country

This one is for Scouts only folks.

If your entering the Cross Country on Sunday, you're invited to stay over at Silverwood Saturday night. We'll be covering the camp fees and food, although feel free to bring some goodies to share around the fire!

If you want to take us up on the offer, drop me a line at: ASAP.

I'll then send you the details and relevant information.

Halloween Camp - PTC Form

Apologies to Scouts, but I intended to give out Permission to Camp forms for the Halloween Camp tonight.

Have no fear though, you can download one from here.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Church Parade

Thought I'd do a short post to say thanks to all those who turned up for Church Parade on Sunday.

Thanks everyone!