Friday, May 29, 2009

summer gala

Thank you so much for the donations we have had so far. This year we have a bouncy castle and crockery smash as well as other stalls and games. Could I ask you to send in any bottles of booze, boxes of biscuits or chocs, toiletries, bags of sweets, good quality books, unwanted gifts etc. We will also need lots of buns, cakes and scones. Please ask your grans, aunties and friends and work colleagues. All monies raised will be spent on your children.
This is our big fundraiser of the year - we need your donations! Please!

And please advertise the event to everyone you see.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Summer Gala

The Gala is only 4 weeks away so could I ask that if you are planning to send any donations for the event that you do so as soon as possible so that we can plan our stalls. See the earlier post for ideas. WE NEED YOU TO SEND DONATIONS! All money raised will be spent on your children. Thanks in eager anticipation.


ps thanks to all those who have already donated.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

half term

Just to let you all know that Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be meeting as usual next week even though it's half term. If you are on holiday then we hope you have a great time! And bring us back a stick of rock!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bear Grylls is the new Chief Scout

Bear Grylls has been announced as the tenth Chief Scout. Bear will help to continue building on Scouting’s success story by supporting those already involved in Scouting and encouraging more adults to volunteer their time.

When asked why he chose to volunteer for the UK’s largest youth movement, Bear said: ‘In short, because I love adventure and I love hanging out with good friends. For me this is what Scouting is about.’ He first got involved in Scouting aged eight as a Cub Scout. Bear attributes this time as part of the inspiration behind his adult adventures presenting TV shows such as Born Survivor: ‘So much of who we are as an adult is formed when we are kids,’ said Bear. ‘What Scouting says to young people is: “it’s okay to go for it in life”.’ See Bear Grylls on YouTube here

Born on 7 June 1974, Bear Grylls will be the youngest ever Chief Scout. The famous adventurer takes over when current Chief Scout, former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan, completes his five year tenure in July.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Last Call for Summer Camp

Just 70 days to go until our Summer Camp at the end of July!

If you haven't already signed up to go - and we know there are still a few of you thinking about it - it's time to make up your mind. We need to finalise numbers at the end of May so that we can start booking activities.

Just to remind you, this year we're camping at at Downe Scout Activity Centre nr Biggin Hill, Kent, from Saturday 25 July to Saturday 1 August 2009. The camp is open to all Cubs and Scouts. The cost of the camp is £195 per person. So far 35 cubs and scouts are going, and we only have a few spare places. The leaders are happy to answer any questions you may have about the camp.

If you would like to go you need to let us know in the next two weeks, otherwise I'm afraid it will be too late. The remaining places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Scouts - District Camp

This week Scouts were given letters about the forthcoming District Camp (12 - 14th June) at Silverwood. The theme of this year's camp is 'Back-to Basics' so there will be lots of traditional Scouting activities, such as backwoods cooking, bivouacing and pioneering.

If you would like to go (Scouts only) please return the reply slip and camp fee by the end of May. If you didn't get a letter you can download one from here.

Beaver Hike Update - It's cancelled!

Unfortunately the deadline for contacting me has passed, with only 2 replies. Therefore I have contacted the organisers to say Ardsley will NOT be attending the District hike.

Monday, May 11, 2009

beaver hike

The District Beaver Hike is this coming Sunday 17th. Please meet at Darfield library on Church Street at 11am wearing uniform and a coat. Bring a packed lunch as well. Collect kids at Darfield Church Hall at 2:30pm. Parents are welcome to tag along. PLEASE let me know by mail, text 07985660966 or tell me in person NO LATER than Weds 13th if your child is coming. Thanks

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cubs Weekend Camp

Apart from a brief, heavy shower the weather was lovely and we all had a great time. Cubs cooked their own bbq and kept the fire stoked with plenty of logs they sawed themselves. We had a sing song round the fire when it was dark after a great time playing in the woods. Look out for a link to more pictures coming soon. We can't wait for Summer Camp now!

Friday, May 08, 2009

contacting Kim

If you wish to email me please use the address as I will be certain to pick this up. Some people are using other addresses that I rarely look at as I don't use them anymore and therefore I have not replied. If you want to phone me then just ask for a business card as all my contact details are on them. Thanks a lot.

Cub Camp Reminder

Just a quick reminder Cubs need to be at Silverwood for 11am Sat 9th and require picking up at 1pm Sunday 10th.


Silverwood Campsite is on the A628 between Dodworth and Silkstone. It's a left turn just after the bend.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

summer gala

The Summer Gala will he held on Sat 20th June. If you have any good quality books or bric a brac, toiletries, bottles of booze or pop, chocolates, biscuits etc to donate we would be most grateful. ALL money made will be spent on the children of the Group to enhance their Scouting experience. Thanks in eager anticipation. Kim

May Subs are due this week

Can I remind everyone that May subs are due this week. Please pay on time - it makes life much easier for the Leaders. Thanks in advance.

Scout Camp - Great Towers

Scouts spent the weekend at Great Towers camp site in the Lake District. We went up on the Friday night, arriving with just enough daylight left to put the tents up and have some supper. On the Saturday we took a couple of dragon boats out on Lake Windermere and chased each other around the lake with the occasional water fight thrown in for good measure. On Sunday we did a bit of rock climbing then headed into Bowness for the afternoon. By Monday the weather had turned and we packed up in a steady drizzle. Still a good time was had by all, and we're already looking forward to our next camp which is the District Camp in June. We do have a few photos which we'll pop on the blog shortly.

Note to parents: Can you please ask Scouts to check themselves for ticks - I've heard from one Scout who has discovered a tick since returning. You can find advice on tick removal here.