Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wakefield Children and Young People’s Plan

The Youth Development & Support Service would like to try and encourage as many young people as possible to get involved and say what’s important to them.

For anyone interested, there is a link on their website (Wakies World) home page to an online questionnaire to help shape the Children and Young People’s Plan.

The Wakefield Youth Development & Support Service currently provide approximately three quarters of the funding to cover the cost of hiring school premises for our pack meetings.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Every little helps....

...but this is a huge help.

Well done to all who took part in the Tesco bag-packing session at Hemsworth last weekend. This raised a massive £600 for the Group.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

AGM raises funds for Group

Thank you to all who attended the AGM on Thursday evening. We hope you enjoyed the beetle drive, cakes and squash, the proceeds of which amounted to £52.80.

The Year End Accounts for 2009/10 as presented at the AGM are available for download here in our Public Folders section.

A cheque for £120 was also handed over to the treasurer from Bag2School, so again, many thanks to all those who have helped with this scheme.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cubs vacancies

We have vacancies in our newly formed Monday Cubs section. For details please contact Alison.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

June exec meeting minutes

The minutes from the exec meeting held in June have been published. Please follow the Public Files link on the right and then go to Minutes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We're Back! Group website has a new look

Welcome to the new look Crofton Scout Group website. The old static page website has been replaced with a new blog format.

Please bear with us as we make a few adjustments to the look of this website over the next few days.

Please note that the old e-mail addresses are no longer active. If you wish to contact anyone in the Group, please feel free to use the following e-mail address and I shall forward your query to the relevant person:

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

GiftAid payment 2009/10

We have received payment from HMRC Charities regarding our 2009/10 GiftAid claim. Including gift aid transitional relief and interest this amounts to £1,224.71, clearly demonstrating what a vital contribution to Group finances this benefit represents.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Easyfundraising cheque

We have received a cheque for £17.74 from easyfundraising. It's the funds that our supporters have raised between Jan 1st and March 31st 2010 by shopping and searching via our easyfundraising links.

Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for 2nd Wakefield Crofton Scout Group! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Comet, iTunes, eBay or HMV, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!

So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.

How much can you raise?
Spend £100 with M&S online and you raise £5 for us. £100 spent with Amazon raises £2.50, £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on. There's over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Young people from all of our Sections have this year raised over £380, half of which is being donated to the CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA charity with the remainder being used to boost Group funds. The Beavers' Mr. Men challenge raised £68.19 for the charity, whilst the Cubs and Scouts Cheeky Monkeys supplied a further £123.37.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all the friends and relatives who have supported these schemes and given donations. Alison will distribute the certificates when they are received from the charity.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

We're collecting Active Kids

Once again this year we are collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers.