Monday, April 30, 2007

Money Matters

A few financial updates for you. Firstly, thanks to all those parents who have filled in a Gift Aid Declaration for us. Our first claim, which relates only to subs payments made up until April 2006, has been accepted by HM Revenue & Customs and has resulted in a payment direct to Crofton Scout Group funds of £200.85.

Also, we have received a BuyAt webshop commission cheque for £38.58. This brings our total raised from this shop since last September to £175.74. Please tell your friends, relatives and work colleagues about our shop and encourage them to use it too - the shop is open to all!

Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers are still being issued until the end of May. If you're not already passing yours in to a local school, please remember that Crofton Scouts are collecting these too. At latest count we have 545 vouchers.

We have also applied for a grant from the UKVillages Community Kitty in the hope that we may be able to purchase a new Burco boiler for use on camps and at events.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007



2nd Wakefield Cubs have been given a once in a life time chance for up to three lucky Cubs to take an active part in Live 07 at the O2 Arena (previously know as the Millennium Dome) in London towards the end of the year.

LIVE 07 is the festival of scouting to be held on Saturday 24th November 2007. It promises to be a fantastic showcase of everything which has made our centenary year special. Part of the programme will see 300 Cub Scouts taking part in special item to celebrate the fun and adventure which Cub Scouting represents. The Cub Scouts will be taken from Central, South and West Yorkshire.
More information can be found at:

The production team for the event is based here in Yorkshire and they are looking for up to three Cubs from each pack in the three counties to get involved.

What Skills do the Cub Scouts need?
The most important thing is that they are confident youngsters who can listen to and act on instructions. They will be taught to sing a song in the item but they do not need to be strong singers. They are particularly interested in youngsters who can confidently roller blade or do gymnastics. The chosen young people will need to be still in the Cub section in November.

What will taking part in the event involve?
There will be a small number of rehearsals for the event , which the Cubs will need to attend. The first one will be on the 15th May 6.30 – 8.00pm.
The evening will be used to give the Cub an idea of what is involved and also give the parents information about the project.

For the event itself, it is planned to provide coach transport down to the Arena for the cast of 300 along with supporting adult volunteers. The funding for this to happen has to be raised, and therefore a small amount of fundraising might be required

What happens next?
If you’re Cub (from 2nd Wakefield Crofton) would like the chance to be in the cast, please e-mail your interest to or phone your section Leader by the 20th April, and asked they are put forward for consideration. At this date the Cub Leaders will then select three Cubs from the list, and this decision will be final. We wish we could select all of our Cubs, but unfortunately we can’t. Parents wishing to attend or any member who hasn't been selected will be able to purchase tickets very soon, see the above link for details.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Centenary Celebration

Millennium Square, Leeds

A Centenary Celebration will be held to bring together scout members from the whole of the Central Yorkshire County on Sunday 22 April 2007.

We are parading from Woodhouse Moor into Millennium Square, Leeds; where the event will be held. Wakefield District have been asked to lead the parade, this is a great opportunity for us to, yet again, show the other members of Central Yorkshire County how great Wakefield District is. As this is a celebration young people are encouraged to bring along whistles, etc. for the parade.

The District has agreed to pay for the cost of transport to and from the event. Buses/coaches will leave from, and return to a selected location in Wakefield. Please ensure you have contact your section leader to confirm your Childs attendance ASAP, as the coaches have to be booked. More information i.e. meeting arrangements will be released at the section meetings before the event.

It is very likely 2nd Wakefield will be at the front of the parade, so let’s have a good attendance for this 100 year celebration event, and let’s shout about who we are.

We want your e-mail !!!!!!

2nd Wakefield Crofton Scout Group would like to become more efficient in the way we keep in touch and communicate events to our members. We would like to (were possible) send the majority of communication via E-mail or through this web site. This will provide many benefits to us all:
· Keep up to date with events
· Save Time
· Reduce waste paper
· Help the Environment
· Save on phone calls
· Faster communication

Please help us by forwarding your e-mail address to the relevant section Leaders.
See Contacts page.

We will not pass your details on to any third party companies, and it will only be used within the Scout Group for Scouting purposes.