Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beavers Visit Build a Bear Workshop

Well what an exciting half term adventure for our beavers!
16 Beavers, leaders and some willing parent volunteers (thank you by the way!!) ventured into South Yorkshire to visit the Build a Bear Workshop.
What a night with a difference, we got to choose our bear, fill a heart with love and stuff to go inside our bear.....stuff him with soft fluffy stuff making him soft and cuddly or big and strong, and dress him our her in a fantastic outfit. We also named each of our bears and were given a birth certificate.....and best of all we got to bring our new best friend home, squirrels new friend is Florence Fudge the cuddly nurse bear. I hope you all have fun with your new friend.
Thank you to all the beavers who were brilliantly behaved and so polite....a credit to the group.
A big thank you to Kit and Badger for organising such a fun night out.....can we go again?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Subs payment arrangements

We are delighted to welcome our new Assistant Treasurer, Hilary, who will be looking after the collection of subs from now on. Hilary will aim to attend Beaver, Cub and Scout pack meetings in the early part of each half term to collect subs directly from parents, thus giving the Leaders more time to get started with the evening's activities.

It would be helpful if parents could remember to send subs in with their child to the first meeting of each half term. Just a reminder that the preferred method of payment is by cheque made payable to "2ND WAKEFIELD CROFTON SCOUT GROUP" with your child's / children's name on the back. Alternatively cash in a SEALED ENVELOPE, again CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.

Camp fees will continue to be paid via the Section Leaders.

In the new year we shall be looking to introduce an electronic payment option, possibly spreading the annual subs across twelve equal monthly payments (of £6.50). Details to follow.

Holland Camp photos and more

From 2008 August Holland Camp

Skip has sent me a large number of photos which can now be seen in the following Albums in our Gallery:

  • 2007 Night Hike

  • 2008 Narrowboat

  • 2008 August Holland Camp

  • 2008 September - Aldwark

  • 2008 September - Climbing

  • 2008 October - Survival camp

  • 2008 06 District Camp (new photos added)

What's been happening this term?

Its been a busy and fun start to the Autumn term and we now look forward to Winter term.
The Beavers had a creative time at the District craft event making lots of sticky mess and are soon off to Meadowhall to visit the Build a Bear Factory with each Beaver hoping to come home with a new furry pal.
Three of our Cubs who took part in the Live 07 event at the O2 arena last year enjoyed a fun day out & BBQ organised by the County team to thank them for all their hard work and commitment last year.
The Cubs have also been busy with the wardens from Anglers Country Park building bird houses.
Thanks to the team at Wakefield fire station for showing our Beavers and Cubs around this term. Fun night had by all.
The Scouts have been learning essential Emergency Aid skills and will complete their learning with the final session concentrating on CPR, completing their Emergency Aid Badge. Thanks to Helen from the St Johns Ambulance. A few of the older scouts braved the autumnal nights on the district survival camp. Well done Guys!! Rather you than Squirrel who likes her warm cosy bed!!!
New members, young or old, are always welcome to join the group. Please direct enquiries via our section leaders or Group Scout Leader who can be contacted using the information from our ‘contact us’ page.