Friday, November 28, 2008

Beavers and Cubs over Christmas

The panto is on Wednesday 17th December so there will NOT be a Cubs on the 18th.
There will NOT be a Beavers or a Cubs due to Christmas and New Year bank holidays on 24th/25th December and 31 Dec/1st Jan 09. Beavers will be open on 7th January and Cubs on 8th January as normal.

Christingle Services

Tuesday 9th December: The District Christingle for all Sections to be held at Hoyland's St Andrews church. I'll post more details later.

Sunday 21st December: Our own family Christingle service. All the family are welcome to join us for this one. More details later.

Christmas began this week.....

Beavers and Cubs were all busy little elves this week making Christmas decorations and having fun with a new game, Cotton Ball Caper! Even Scouts enjoyed that one. We also welcomed a few new faces into Beavers this week to make up for the ones we lose up to Cubs - I've warned Blackford Sports to stock up on uniforms!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Beaver Bowling

Our Beaver bowling night was a huge success. There were some tremendous scores and I think maybe we ought to run an inter-section competition as Beavers could give Scouts a run for their money! They certainly bet the Leaders who were pulling no punches either! Ardsley Beavers don't take any prisoners! Wonder if we ought to challenge Hoyland?

panto update

Thank you all for your speedy responses. We need to arrive at the theatre from 6pm in order to be seated and ready for the performance to start at 6:30. Can you send the £5 in to me no later than 5th December please in a named envelope. There are sweets, drinks, icecreams etc available to buy before it starts and during the interval. I'll leave it to your discretion how much money your child takes. Please wear uniform tops or shirts and neckers. I'll let you know the pick up time as soon as I get to know.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Downe 2009 - Update

Less than 250 days to go to next year's Summer Camp!

So far we have more than 30 kids signed up, which is a record at this stage. We still have a few spare places if anyone else would like to go. You need to be a cub, scout or explorer (i.e. at least 8 years old) by camp, next July. Ask for further details, if you're interested.

Some of you have been asking about camp bank cards. These are now done and they will be going out this week - apologies for the delay. The next payment deadline is the end of December, by which time you should have paid at least £85.

The campsite we're going to, Downe, is one of five national scout centres. There's loads to do onsite, and it's within reach of the south coast. We'll start planning in detail after Christmas, but you can be sure of a fun-packed week. Watch this space for further details.

Scouts - Wide Game

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow night, weather permitting, Scouts will be doing a wide game in the woods. So remember to bring outdoor clothing that you're allowed to get dirty! For one week only: you don't need to come in uniform.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Panto Time!

We are taking Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to see Babes in the Wood at the Academy Theatre in Birdwell on Wednesday 17th December. The cost is £5.

Please email as quickly as you can if you would like to go as I have to confirm the number of tickets we need.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ardsley Scouts and Cubs in Swim Away Success

Hi All,

Cubs and Scouts competed in the district swimming gala at Wombwell swimming pool on Saturday 8th November 2008.

Overall it was tightly contested between Hoyland and Ardsley for the overall competition, with Hoyland just pipping Ardsley at the end to win.

However Ardsley cubs relay team picked up first place and a trophy to show their acheivement! [photo attached]

Well done to all the swimmers that took part, we need as many people for next year, no matter what your ability, as the event is always great fun and enjoyed by everyone who joins in.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cubs swimming reminder

Cubs don't forget I need you to bring back your swimming letters so that Akela and I can get the races sorted before Saturday. Please make every effort to join in with this!
Don't forget the church parade on Sunday either - and bring those letters back too please.

Beavers next week

Just a reminder that next week we have the free swim at Wombwell baths on the 8th, No attendance required from Beavers at the Remembrance day service on the 9th, and then the district campfire on Tues 11th followed by Beavers as normal on the 12th. Then the bowling event on the 19th. Aren't we busy Beavers????

Ardsley Beaver Campfire

We are having our own small campfire tomorrow night (weather permitting) in the carpark. We have hotdogs and hot chocolate and will be having a bit of a singsong. Parents you are very welcome to stay and join in.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Beavers District Campfire

Tuesday 11th November is the Beaver Campfire at Darfield. Meet there at 6pm and collect beavers at 7:30 from Darfield Church Hall (next to the Cross Keys pub). Wear uniform. No money necessary. Bring outdoor clothes as weather permitting we will be outside.

Updated 4/11/2008: Darfield have been in need to collect Beavers at 7:15 NOT 7:30 now. Also there will be Pudsey bear chocolates and buns on sale with all proceeds going to Children in Need - if you wish to buy some.

beavers swimming event

On Saturday 8th November, Beavers can use the small pool at Wombwell between 5 and 6 absolutely free! They must have an adult with them. Leaders are not available to be responsible.

Scouts This Week

There will be no Scout Section meeting this Wednesday, due to bonfire night.

Instead we're having a Sleepover this coming weekend. Starting with the District Swimming Gala which kicks off at 5pm at Wombwell Baths. From there we'll be returning to the Scout Hut for a Movie Night & Sleepover. On Sunday morning we'll be attending the Remembrance Sunday Church Parade. So you need to be dropped off at Wombwell Baths at 5pm on the Saturday and picked up from the Scout Hut at 11.45am on the Sunday.

You will need... your swimming stuff, your sleeping bag/mat and washing kit, and full uniform & a poppy for the church parade.

Beavers and Cubs are meeting as normal.

Pumpkin Party - Thanks

We'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone who braved the cold to come to our first ever Pumpkin Party over the weekend. We hope you all had a good time.

Thanks to everyone who contributed buns, fireworks, and pies. And to the adult helpers, without whom it wouldn't have been possible.

Watch this space for details of our next event.