Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Leaders.

Meetings resume week commencing 5th January.

(For Scouts attending the Sleepover this coming Saturday, so far arrangments are as per the permission to camp form, but please check the Blog before you come for any changes.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christingle Church Parade this Sunday

Just a reminder that it's the Christingle Family Service and Church Parade this Sunday (21 Dec). We'll be meeting from 10.00am on Sunday morning, and expect to finish around 11.45am. All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are expected to attend, in full uniform please. Parents are welcome to stay for the service, which will be the usual mix of traditional carols and burnt sultanas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Panto Tonight!

Just a reminder that it's the Panto tonight.

Oh yes it is!

You need to be at the Academy/Take2 Theatre in Birdwell for 6.15pm latest. You can drop off any time after 6.00pm. The car park at the theatre is usually fairly chaotic so don't leave it to the last minute.

Please make sure you personally hand over your child to Kim.

If you haven't already paid for your Panto tickets please bring the money with you tonight.

For those not attending the Panto, a reminder that there are no beaver, cub, or scout meetings this week.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

spare panto tickets

I have 3 spare tickets to see the panto. If you haven't already booked to go or if a parent wants to join us please let Kim know asap.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Scout Section Notices

Scout Section Meetings Over Christmas

Please note, tonight (10 Dec) is our last normal Scout Section meeting before Christmas. Arrangements over Christmas are as follows:-

17 Dec – Panto* at the Academy/Take2 Theatre, Birdwell
24 Dec – No Meeting
31 Dec – No Meeting
07 Jan – Back to normal

* I’m afraid if you haven’t already booked your Panto tickets it’s too late.

Christingle Service – 21 Dec

Scouts will be attending the Christingle family service on Sunday 21 December. Please be at HQ in full uniform for 10.15am latest (HQ will be open from 10am). The service will finish at approx 11.45am

Xmas Sleepover – 27/28 Dec

We’re organising a Sleepover for 27/28 December. Depending on numbers this will either be at HQ or in the Lodge at Silverwood. The cost is £12 each. Scouts will be given details tonight and we're looking for email confirmation by the end of this week if you want to go. Permission to Camp forms will be sent out by email next week.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Australian Damper Bread

Last night the Cubs tried their hand at a spot of baking (well I think that’s what you call it) using an age old recipe for Australian Damper Bread.
In colonial Australia, stockmen developed the technique of making damper out of necessity. Often away from home for weeks, with just a camp fire to cook on and only sacks of flour as provisions, a basic staple bread evolved. It was originally made with flour and water and a good pinch of salt, kneaded, shaped into a round, and baked in the ashes of the campfire or open fireplace.
As you can see the kids enjoyed getting their hands and uniforms dirty.