Friday, February 27, 2009

Help Required at Beavers

I will be shorthanded next week on 4 March at Beavers. Could I ask parents if anyone would be able to help out please. If yes, then let Kim know by emailing to asap.

Beavers District Campfire

Please meet at Wombwell Scout Hall at 6pm. Parents are welcome to join in the fun or collect their children at 7.30. This event to take place on Wednesday 25 March. Wear uniform please.

Mothers Day Parade

We will be having a Church Parade on March 22nd. This is a family service. Usual times and details.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Date for Your Diary

We will be holding a Beaver Sleepover weekend on 19th/20th September with our friends at Darfield. Just make a note in your diary for now.

Beaver Quiz

Thanks to everyone who turned up. We didn't win but didn't come last either. We had general knowledge questions, picture questions, musical scores to identify and feely bags. Oh, and don't forget the pancakes!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Church Parade - Thanks

Can I just say a big thankyou to everyone who came to the Church Parade this Sunday for helping to make Roger's last service so special. It was great to see so many of you there.

Beaver Quiz - Directions

The Beaver Quiz (tomorrow evening) is being held at Hoyland Scout Hut, which is on Market Street. See previous post for further details, times, etc.

The quickest way, from Ardsley, is via Blacker Hill. From Stairfoot roundabout, head up Hunningley Lane (B6100), towards Worsborough. As you head down into Worsborough Dale, at the crossroads, take a left turn onto Station Road. Keep on Station Road which narrows and twists as it dips into the valley, and rises the other side through the wood. Eventually you will arrive at a T-junction. Turn right onto Wentworth Road. Keep following Wentworth Road for approximately 1 mile, through the woods and Blacker Hill, eventually arriving at a T-junction. Turn right onto Wombwell Road (B6096), past the ambulance station on the left. Market Street is the second turning on the left.

The Scout Hut is set back from the road about 1/3rd of the way along Market Street on the right-hand side. It is approximately opposite the Greenside Lane turning on the left. If you get as far as the garage you've past it.

Here's a Google Maps link.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

beaver quiz event

Looks like we might have a good turnout of Beavers for this event. Please meet at Hoyland Scout Hall for 6pm on Tuesday (24th) and collect Beavers at 7:30. Wear uniform please. No money needed. If you need directions watch the blog tomorrow as I'll get Ian to write directions.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Church Parade this Sunday

A reminder that there is a church parade this Sunday. We'll be meeting at the Scout Hut from 10.00am, and expect to finish at approximately 11.45am. This is a special service to mark the retirement of our Vicar, Roger Evans, so we'd like a good turn out from Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Parents are very welcome to stay for the service, which starts at 10.30am.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dome/Sleepover – Saturday 21 February

This Saturday the Scouts are going swimming and ice-skating at Doncaster Dome. We’ll be catching the X19 bus, so you need to be at the Scout Hut for 9.00am. If you miss the bus, too bad!

Later on Saturday we’ll be returning to the Scout Hut for a Sleepover. This will be followed by the Church Parade on the Sunday morning, which is part of the deal: No church parade, No Dome!

Pick up from the Scout Hut at approximately 11.45am on the Sunday morning.

You will need:

1) A day bag with your swimming gear and a packed lunch (make it a good one – the next meal will be pizzas at about 8pm). Wear casual clothes. If you have a bus pass bring it with you, just in case.

2) Bring your sleeping bag and your uniform (preferably on a hanger!) separately; you will be leaving these in the Scout Hut.

Permission-to-Camp forms will be given out at Scouts tonight. You need to bring this with you on the Saturday morning along with £12 to cover costs.

If you can’t make it to the Dome, you can still come to the Sleepover and Church Parade. We should be back at the Scout Hut by 7pm.

Beaver Farm Trip Photos

Sorry it has taken longer than expected, but I've now uploaded my photos from the Beaver's Cannon Hall farm trip.

You can view them by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Mint Day Out!

“A Mint Day Out!” as one Beaver put it.

As the song goes… Oh, What a Perfect Day! Beavers met up bright and early for a smashing visit to the farm. We fed pigs, goats and sheep, llamas and donkeys to name a few and had lots of giggling as the animals licked the food off our hands. We even got to see a lamb being born. Amazing! When asked how we could tell it was a boy lamb one of the Beavers piped up “because it’s got short hair!”

We played in the adventure playground and on the zipwire for ages and had hot chocolate in the café. After our packed lunches we went back round the farm to check on the newborns and another go in the playground before strolling down through the snowy parkland to the frozen river. We fed the ducks and geese with bread and then played in the snow for ages before heading back to the shop with just enough time for ice cream before parents arrived.

I’ve ordered the Explore badges so should be able to hand those out at Beavers this week as well as investing some of the children.

Kim and Sara (with help from Ed, Ethan, Rich and Ian)

p.s. Photo's will be posted soon!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Scout Sleepover - 21 February

There will be a Sleepover for Scouts only on February 21. We'll be meeting at 9am on Saturday morning and catching the bus over to Doncaster Dome for a day of skating and swimming, before heading back to the Scout hut for a sleepover. Watch out for more details this week.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Cubs Meeting - 5th Feb 2009 - Cancelled

Due to weather conditions, there will be no Cubs tonight (5th Feb).

Should you know of anyone without access to the blog, could you please pass along the message.

Sorry for the inconvenience, Cubs will be running as normal next week.

Best Regards,

All the leaders.