Friday, March 30, 2007

Scouting and Camping

Ask a Scout member what they do in Scouts and one answer you will probably get is we go camping. Scout members from Young to old, Cubs through to Adult Leaders love Scout camps and the fun and exciting experiences they can bring. Through out the UK we have many scout camp sites available for scouting purposes only, where kids and adults can enjoy the great outdoors in a safe environment. The follow is a useful link to the Scout Campsite directory:

AKELA'S Top Tip: One item I can strongly recommend anyone to invest in for their camping trip is a Camping Sleep Mat. Feeling cold on a night, whilst trying to sleep, is not an enjoyable experience and can leave you feeling negative towards camping. A lot of cold is felt through the floor when camping, and sleeping on the ground. A camping mat will insulate the sleeper from the cold and can make camping a total different experience. When I was a young Scout my Mum and Dad kindly bought me my first Camp Mat, and almost 20(ish!) years later I still have and use the same mat, money well spent, thanks Mum & Dad.
Happy Camping

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

EasyFundRaising - an alternative webshop

Raise Funds For 2nd Wakefield Crofton Scout Group When You Shop Online

If you shop online there’s now another simple, easy and free way for you to support 2nd Wakefield Crofton Scout Group. Best of all you can even save money.

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All you need to do is use the links provided on the easyfundraising site whenever you shop online, and at no extra cost we’ll receive up to 15% of every purchase you make – it’s that simple!

It doesn’t cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds in this way, and you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers give exclusive discounts and savings when you shop using the easyfundraising site.

If you shop online ANYWAY why not raise extra funds for us by using this completely FREE service. And if you register before 30 April 2007 and you could even win £200 AMAZON VOUCHERS in their FREE PRIZE DRAW.


Friday, March 23, 2007

Great British Village Show

From Great British...

I'd hate to miss this program which is due to be screened on BBC1 in "Spring 2007".

The following is from the BBC's Press Office:

The village show is a national institution and members of the British public take huge pride in growing their own vegetables, decorating sumptuous cakes and creating handicrafts.

For many people, being a champion of their local village show is the highlight of their year – but in this new series, entrants now have the chance to be "Britain's No.1".

Presenters Alan Titchmarsh, James Martin and Angellica Bell visit six regional heats in some of the most beautiful stately homes of Great Britain.

Each show consists of 15 categories, from tallest sunflower to longest carrot, and the winner from each class goes through to the grand final. Well-known guests also chat with Alan about their life in a rural area.

The stories of the contributors as they plant their seeds, bake their cakes and make their miniature gardens show just how competitive the village show can be.

Please leave a comment below if you find out when this program is to be broadcast.

UPDATE: This news was sent from the television production company "12 Yard":

"I am very happy to inform that we have a transmission date for The Great British Village Show. It will be shown from Jun 3rd on BBC1. As yet we don’t have a time for it but please check your TV listings."

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Big One - Comic Relief photos

Comic Relief 2007

Regular visitors to this site will notice that our Photo Gallery has been revamped. Unfortunately we've lost the Food Night photos in the transition, but gained a few others! Why not let us know what you think of the new format by leaving a comment below.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Comic Relief 2007

COMIC RELIEF – 3 Challenges In 30 Minutes

We are pleased to advise on Thursday 15th March, at our Cub pack meeting, we will be having a sponsored event for Comic relief. Please read below on the important aspects of this event and what we will be doing.

Comic Relief's Red Nose Day will be The Big One, and a big year for Scouting too as we celebrate our Centenary. Since its launch in 1985, Comic Relief's Red Nose Day has been hugely popular with Scouts of all ages. So popular in fact that The Scout Association has teamed up with Comic Relief to encourage all Scout Groups to take part, and help make Red Nose Day 2007 even bigger and better than ever!

Not only will we be raising money for a fantastic cause, which helps thousands of poor and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa, the event will also form part Join-in-Centenary Programme, an important part of the Scouting 2007 Centenary celebrations.

The Join-in-Centenary Badge, which is part of the special year-long
Join-In-Centenary Programme, encourages Scouts to explore adventure, international friendship, community and the environment among other themes. Taking part in Red Nose Day 2007 is therefore a great way for young people to think about people in need around the world, and show their friendship by fundraising. Part of the Cub Scout promise is ‘to thing of others before themselves’.

What will 2nd Wakefield Cubs be doing?

3 challenges in 30 minutes (whilst wearing a big red nose)

All Cubs taking part will receive a Comic Relief Big Red Nose

1) Centenary Ball Bounce: In pairs Cubs will bouncing, catching and throwing a ball 100 times.

2) Jelly Eating with a difference: using a knife & fork and whilst wearing large gardening gloves

3) Comic Relief Word search: to be completed in the time scale

Please support Comic Relief by sponsoring a Cub, and help them get sponsored by others.