Wednesday, November 25, 2009

EasyFundraising Competition

The EasyFundraising on-line Christmas Advent Calendar Competition offers a chance to win a different prize every day in the run up to Christmas. Follow this link for details.

Monday, November 23, 2009

News from the exec ...

It was a productive exec meeting that was held recently – the committee continues to support the scout group in many different ways but our priority last week was fundraising.
The family fun night has been postponed, so don’t forget to put 13th March 2010 in your new diary and be ready to buy tickets for a great family night out (complete with hot supper) when they go on sale in the New Year. It really will be a night that children from 1-100 years can enjoy and it not only supports Crofton scouts, it helps to support Crofton Community Centre also. Any unwanted gifts (including that scarf you never wanted!) will be gratefully received as raffle prizes for the big night.
We are holding a charity stand in the Ridings Centre on Sunday 6th December, where we are hoping to raise awareness of both the group and the fledgling district-wide explorers section and raise some invaluable funds. We hope to promote some Christmas cheer also and remind Wakefield that scouts is a place for children (and adults) of different ages to experience activities that they may never have had a chance to try (often in weather that they’d never imagine!), build supportive friendships and have fun :-). This activity will be followed on 21st December by bag packing at Morrison’s, on Dewsbury Road. Older cubs and scouts will be braving the Christmas crowds (with adult supervision and support), learn a life skill ;-) and help busy shoppers be a little less stressed in the run-up to Christmas ...
So lots to support as you can see and don’t forget to have a good ol’ clearout, fill up your charity bags and leave a bit of room in the house ready for the arrival of a special person, on Christmas Eve who I am sure would join with me in saying, “Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas explorers, scouts, cubs, beavers and helpers” ...
…and even Santa needs his helpers and so do we – in adult form and in uniform or not! (Reindeers and fluffy beards welcome – it’s amazing how creative a scout can be!) Until next time/next year, have a happy and peaceful December and if you want to help at any of our fundraising events or join us as an adult helper, don’t hesitate to speak to one of the leaders or email via the links on this webpage ...
Crofton Scout Group Secretary

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cub Calendar 2010

Details of Cub (and some Group) Events though until December 2010 have been added into our Calendar. Please check with Akela for further details.