Monday, February 25, 2008

Cubs' Christmas Party

These pictures were taken at the Cubs' Christmas Party.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the easy way to earn £79

We are now in receipt of our third cheque, for £79.92, from our EasyFundraising webshop. As some of you will remember, this shop pays commission quarterly, posting a cheque a month or so after the end of each quarter. This payment results from purchases made between October and December 2007. Many thanks to all who have contributed towards this by using the shop in the run up to Christmas.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers are back!

From 14 February 2008 to 4 June 2008, every £10 you spend with Sainsbury’s will earn 1 AK08 voucher. In Sainsbury’s Local stores you’ll get 1 voucher for every £5 spent instore. You can earn vouchers at Sainsbury’s supermarkets, Locals, Centrals and petrol stations and when you shop online at Sainsbury's.

Once again Crofton Scout Group shall be pleased to collect Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers should you wish to donate them to us - please pass your vouchers onto a Leader.

Last year we exchanged your vouchers for play and sports equipment mostly for use by the Beavers and Cubs. This year's catalogue has some interesting looking tents which could be a useful addition to our inventory!

Read more on Sainsbury's website here.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Webb Ivory nets group over £200

Our 2007 Webb Ivory campaign raised a total of £209.86 for Group Funds, so many thanks to you if you ordered something from the catalogue.

A special thank you also to Squirrel for all her hard work processing the orders and distributing the goods.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Easysearch tally almost £5

Here are the results of the first 19 weeks of use of the EasySearch web search engine by Crofton Scout Group supporters. So far the total monies raised for the Group in this way has reached £4.93.

Come on, help us make it to £5.00 !!

If you're not already with us, check out Easysearch here.

For further information, see the post announcing the launch here.

Cubs news

This term's Cubs Newsletter has been published with a few dates for your diaries and an update on what the cubs are up to this term.

You can read the new Cubs Newsletter here or follow the link from the top of the Cubs page.

If you are new to the area and want to see what you missed last year, our 2007 Cubs Calendar has now been moved into the Newsletter Archive.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Scouts take 1st & 2nd Place

Crofton Scouts take 1st & 2nd Place in MetroRun

On Saturday 19th January Crofton Scouts entered two teams in the Scout MetroRun held by Pontefract & Castleford Scout District. The Metro Run is a simple idea, visit and pass as many train stations within the Metroline area (West Yorkshire). A total of 11 Scout teams took part and 4 Explorer Scout teams.

Scouts - Metro Run January 2008

With a total of 38 stations visited by one team and 37 stations by the other, Crofton Scouts took victory in 1st and 2nd place. A lot of planning went into the event by our scouts, they had to study the timetable to allow them to call at as many station as possible between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm. Their planning and hard work paid off as they had a great day out, jumping on and off trains, and they had the added bonus of a great victory.

Well done Scouts.