Wednesday, September 30, 2009

bowling night for cubs

I have arranged for Cubs to go to Barnsley Bowl, Carlton on Thursday 22nd October. Meet there at 6:45 for a prompt 7pm start. Parents are welcome to stay and watch or collect Cubs at 8:15. It will cost £6, which includes chips and a drink. If you don't want chips and a drink then it will cost £4. Money payable to Kim no later than 15th October please. Please wear uniform.

Monday, September 28, 2009

This Sunday - Harvest Festival Church Parade

It's the Harvest Festival Church Parade this coming Sunday, 4th October at Christ Church, Ardsley. We hope all beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers will attend. We'll be meeting at HQ from 10.00am; the service starts at 10.30am. We expect to finish at 11.45am approx. Please come in full uniform and bring a contribution for the collection.

Our friends at the church go to a lot of trouble to involve us in the service and make it child-friendly and fun, so please come along and show your support.

Parents are welcome to stay for the service.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Edale Camp - Permission to Camp form

If you didn't get a PTC form, or managed to lose it, you can grab one here.

Please try to email and let us know if you're coming:



panto update

The panto outing is to be held on WEDS 16th DECEMBER. Please let me have your £5 as soon as possible, but no later than THURS 22nd OCTOBER. I am afraid that I must confirm my booking then so if you are late getting your money to me then I cannot guarantee you a place at a later time. I will confirm the times etc nearer the event.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I am trying to organise our pantomime trip to the Academy Theatre at Birdwell. It is Mother Goose and promises to be as funny as the last one as it is the same company. I am trying to get seats for Weds 23 December and need to know as quickly as possible how many I need. They cost £5 each. Could you please let me know as soon as you can if your child will want to go. I just need a rough idea of numbers at this time.


Beavers made the most of the beautiful weather this weekend walking and playing in the woods. After settling excitedly into their bunkrooms and getting changed we went for a walk in the woods finding pine cones and the occasional acorn before collecting armloads of wood for our evening campfire. We played a game of Whacko! at some point as well. Tea was a huge success of hotdogs, onions, loadsa pizza and salad with fruit salad and yoghurt for dessert. Then we got warm jumpers on and our torches and headed down to the fire for a rousing singsong before having fun with glowsticks in the dark. Back up to the main hall for a disco and musical games then getting into PJ's for supper, which was hot chocolate and biscuits. Bed at 10pm with the last sleepyhead admitting defeat around 01:10am. Bliss! Until 06:10 when Beavers started to wakeup. After packing bags, getting washed, teeth brushing etc. we enjoyed a hearty breakfast of cereals, juice and toast before having a few minutes peace in the campsite chapel for what's known as a Scout's Own. Next we headed off to see the wild pigs and sheep but I think they must have been scared of us because they were hiding! So, back up to the woods to play again then back to base for squash, crisps and biscuits. Then a brilliant set of games with the parachute and then I'm afraid everyone started to flag. Well. we had packed an awful lot of activity into such a very short time. Fortunately, parents started to arrive to take everyone home.
So, a huge success. On behalf of parents and children I would like to thank Sara and Charlotte (our new Cub Leader) for all their hard work as well as thanking Anita, Adam, Robyn and Marie from Darfield for their hard work too. We put an awful lot of time and effort into this weekend and hope the children enjoyed it as much as we all did! All the children from both groups were brilliant! A credit to us and to yourselves! Here's to our next one!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beaver kitlist

Just a reminder: Medication: Any medication must be handed to the Camp Leader on arrival. Please ensure your child’s name and exact dose are clearly marked on the container.

What to take: Beavers will need a sleeping bag, activity clothes, change of underwear and socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, towel, and a torch. We will supply cutlery, etc. Please arrive at the campsite in beaver uniform. Also bring a coat.

See you at Silverwood at 2pm

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Edale Camp 10th October

We're running a lightweight camp in Edale, up in the peak district for one night on 10th October.

The camp is only open to those aged 13 or over on 10th October.

More details can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Squirrel Wood Arrangements

Just a quick recap of the arrangements for this weekend's Patrol Camp for Scouts. The venue is:-

Squirrel Wood Scout Camp
The Abbes Walk
South Yorkshire

Leaders are aiming to get there for 6.30pm tonight (Friday), so please don't arrive before then. I'm not sure which site we've been allocated so, if in doubt, report to reception and they will point you in the right direction.

Remember to bring your Permission To Camp Form with you. I will have a few spares with me just in case. If you haven't already paid in full please bring the balance of your camp fee (£15).

You can download a Kit List from here. Please dress for the weather conditions and make sure you have at least one complete change of clothes. Strong boots or shoes will be required for axe and saw work. Usual rules apply as regards penknives. No mobile phones please.

Pick up from Squirrel Wood on Sunday at 2pm.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


I am really very sorry about this but unfortunately the Wetlands Centre are unable to accommodate us on Saturday due to a lack of their staff. Please pass this on to anyone you know. I will try to arrange a visit for us later in the year or early next year. Once again, I apologise for having to cancel it.