Tuesday, July 31, 2007


All Aboard the Jubilee Venture

On Thursday 26th July our CUBS spent the evening on board the Jubilee Venture, a 41FT Canal Narrow Boat owned by the Wakefield District Scout Council. Our journey lead us from Wakefield to Stanley Ferry Marina and along the river Calder. The Cubs were given the experience of steering the boat and opening locks. We all had a great time and even the rainy weather didn't dampen our spirits. This was a fantastic way to end our Cub Pack meetings before the School Summer Holidays.

We are planning on making this a yearly activity and would love to hear some feedback from the kids and parents, i.e. did they enjoy it? Please send your comments to cubleaders@croftonscouts.org.uk or click on the comment box.

Monday, July 30, 2007

BuyAt webshop commission

We have received a BuyAt webshop commission cheque for £22.35. This brings our total raised from this shop since last September to £198.09. Please tell your friends, relatives and work colleagues about our shop and encourage them to use it too - the shop is open to all!

Some of the recent promotions include:

Sunday, July 22, 2007

News page makeover

Regular visitors to this page may have noticed a few changes over the last week or so. These changes have been made in an effort to make the page more useful, to have more content and to fit in with the overall look of the rest of our website.

Here's a quick guide to the new format to help you to get the most out of it.

The left hand side of the screen now starts with a list of "Labels" which are links to certain categories of blog postings. Hopefully this will help you to find a posting which has fallen off the main page but is still relevant.

Underneath this are the most recent postings, some of which have comments. Click on the COMMENTS link at the end of a posting to see the existing comments or to SEND YOUR OWN COMMENT (which may be sent anonymously).

Most of the recent changes have been additions to the items available down the right hand side. Please take a few moments to try some of them out:

Searches. You can perform a Google search for anything on our website, or on the internet as a whole, using our Google Custom Search. There's also a link to the new EasySearch facility which will help raise funds for us when the system is launched in a few weeks' time.

Shared Items. These are links to items on other websites which may be of interest. The list of items will be altered from time to time to keep it interesting!

Likewise with the Scout Association - Scouting Plus links.

Underneath this is a link to the Crofton Community section of the Wakefield Express website which is likely to be updated weekly.

That's about it - for now ;)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Woolley Edge Cub Camp April 07 - photos

Sorry for the delay, but we've only just got these pictures back from the developer's laboratory!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tree Stomp and Carnival photos

We have added some more photos of recent events to our Photo Gallery. Click on the slideshow above to go to the Gallery.

Tree Stomp Camp.

36 beavers, cubs, scouts and leaders from Crofton attended Bramham Park, Wetherby during the Spring Bank holiday weekend for the Central Yorkshire Scouts 100th anniversary camp. Despite the weather being a little inclement at times, everybody enjoyed activities such as caving, fell walking, abseiling, rock climbing and crafts. A total of around 3000 people attended the camp from all parts of Yorkshire.

Nature Activity.

Crofton Cubs and Beavers spent a Monday evening in June with ranger David Mee at the Heronry Centre, Winterset. They took part in several activities including pond-dipping which was enjoyed by all. A BIG THANK YOU to David for the fun experience.


Crofton scouts ran the well-known tea tent at this year's Carnival event. All sections took part in the parade through the village to the Carnival field.
As well as raising in excess of £150 for funds they also gained 2nd prize in the procession. Thank you to those who supported us and thanks to the Carnival Committee for the tea tent. See you next year!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Look, Mum, I'm on the telly!

The Great British Village Show BBC1
Sun 8 Jul, 6:50 pm - 7:35 pm 45mins

Alan Titchmarsh, James Martin and Angellica Bell are at Nostell Priory in Yorkshire, where they continue the search to find Britain's number one in 15 village show categories. Eight of the top vegetable, cake and craft judges in the country will decide who deserves to win a place in the grand final at Highgrove, where HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will hand out the awards.

Will you hear Akela selling countries for Spin The Wheel while James Martin discusses the prize raspberries?