Saturday, September 27, 2008

GiftAid generates £800 for scout funds

We received confirmation today that our most recent GiftAid claim, relating to subs payments made in the year ending 31st March 2008, has been accepted by HM Revenue & Customs. This has resulted in a payment direct to Group funds of a massive £800.27.

This highlights just how important it is that the Group maintains an up to date register of Gift Aid Declarations. If eligible, a parent will normally need only complete a declaration form once, as it may remain valid for six years.

If you are a parent of one of our beavers, cubs or scouts and can't remember whether you have filled in a Gift Aid form, please get in touch with David Brown, our treasurer, who will be able to check for you.

Monday, September 22, 2008

AGM - Thursday 25th September 7:30pm

You are cordially invited to Crofton Scout Group's Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 25th September at 7:30 p.m. - Venue: Shay Lane school.

A full account of the financial year's income and expenditure will be presented, along with reports of the activities of each of the Sections.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Leeds Half Marathon feedback

We have received a letter from Sean Kachmarski, Event Coordinator for the 2008 Gaz de France Leeds Half Marathon, thanking us for our support at this event. He says he has received a number of positive letters and emails from runners commenting on the quality of marshalls and drinks stations as well as the support and encouragement they received from the volunteers.

Crofton provided a team of 21 willing volunteers, including young people, parents and leaders, for which the Group will be rewarded with a payment of £150 for Group Funds.

Many thanks to all those who gave up their Sunday morning to help at this event.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Play Area Association

We are sorry to learn that Crofton Children's Play Area Association has dissolved through lack of support. However we are grateful for their kind donations of £75 to Crofton Beavers and an equal amount for our Cubs section. A condition of these donations is that they be used to directly benefit these two sections of our Group.

The Beaver Leaders are planning to use their money to provide a trip for our Beaver colony during the half-term break in October.

The Cub Leaders have yet to decide how best to use their donation.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Help wanted this Sunday morning

Message from Chris, our Group Scout Leader (GSL):

I have volunteered the group to run 2 feed stations and a few marshall points on the Leeds marathon this Sunday the 7th September, the group will be paid between £110 and £150 for doing this so it is a good fund raiser.

I have done this for many years and have had a lot of fun as well as raising money.

The feed stations are near Lawnswood school and in Horsforth they need to be manned from 8 45 am until midday so I think we will meet at the Weavers Green pub car park between 8am and 8.10am

If you could send a reply if you are able to help to gsl AT (e-mail address on Contact page) that would be great.

We need about 20 people for this and it is a good opportunity to help the group fundraise as well as have some fun