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OFF – Polkemmet – Meet at Brucefield Church as usual

As expected last night, the weather means we will not being going to Polkemmet this evening.  Cubs and Beavers should go to Brucefield Church at their usual times and we will revert back to our usual Thursday night programme.

Beavers and Cub Scouts – Polkemmet Country Park

It’s looking like the weather is once again going to thwart a visit to Polkemmet.

 

Should there be a sudden change or the weather forecasters are wrong then the plan is for the Cubs and Beavers – from BOTH Beavers groups – to be dropped off at Polkemmet at 6 pm and collected once again at 7.30 pm.  We intend gathering at and departing from the car park nearest to the adventure play area – close to the park’s Visitor Centre.  Parents may of course wish to consider sharing transport if convenient or if transport is an issue, please contact one of the leaders and arrangements will be made to get any kids to and from Polkemmet.

 

Everyone is asked to wear their normal Thursday night uniform but wear sensible outdoor footwear and a jacket may be useful depending on the weather.  Drinks and a snack will be provided during the evening.

 

If the weather is, as expected, poor then we will revert back to a normal Thursday night programme with the same meeting times at Brucefield Church Halls.  Updates will be posted on the Group website and Facebook page and if in doubt please contact one of the Section Leaders.

Whitburn Gala Day

Many thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday and took part in the Gala Day procession.  And thank you to parents and guardians who encouraged and perhaps cajoled their child(ren) to be there.

 

We had a great turnout and many people of the town commented on it which is just brilliant.

 

THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

Whitburn Gala Day

We will be gathering in Brucefield Church Car Park at 10.15 am and everyone can be collected from the top end of King George V Park (Park View/Bog Road end) at approximately 12 noon – look out for the Group’s flags.

 

We ask that full uniform – Scout shirt or jumper, necker and smart trousers and shoes – be worn and please note that we will provide ponchos in the event of poor weather and juice too.

 

Whilst appreciating that some Beaver and Cub Scouts in particular may be walking with their school or other youth organisations on the Gala Day we would very much like to see as many people walking with the Group as possible.

 

Attendance at Sunday’s Civic Week Parade and Service wasn’t very good sadly so an improved turnout at the Gala Day would be great.

 

PLEASE DON’T WAVE AT US – COME AND WAVE WITH US!

Songs of Praise/Civic Week Service

The annual Songs of Praise/Civic Week Service takes place tomorrow (Sunday 18 June) as part of Whitburn Civic Week events.

 

We are gathering in Whitburn Bowling Club car park at 2.15 pm for the parade leaving at 2.30 pm.  We walk to Whitburn Academy for the service and should be back at the Bowling Club for around 4.15 pm.

 

We ask that full uniform – Scout shirt or jumper, necker and smart trousers and shoes – be worn.

 

As a Group, improving parade attendance remains one of our ongoing aims.  We would very much like to see as many members attending as possible.

Gala Quiz

Well done and thank you to the Cub Scouts and Scouts who came along to the Gala Quiz on Thursday night.

 

It was great evening, with great questions and lots of fun!

 

At to top it all, the Cubs won the Junior Round!  Congratulations!

 

Gala Day Uniformed Organisations Quiz Night – Cubs Teams

This Thursday is the Uniformed Organisations Quiz Night at Brucefield Church.  All Cubs should be at the church for 6pm, the quiz starts at 6.15pm.

 

Date:           Thursday 15th June 2017

Location:    Brucefield Church – McMartin Hall

Times:         Junior Event 6pm for 6.15pm start (prompt).  Quiz Master Cathie Farren

                     Senior Event 7.15pm for 7.30pm start (prompt).  Quiz Master Gordon Johnston

Tickets:       No tickets will be issued this year.

Cost for entry will be £1 for adults, 50p for children and is payable on entry.

(Participants and Leaders do not need to pay)

Beavers and Cubs Cancelled Tonight

Unsurprisingly, if you’ve been or looked outside today, we are going to have to cancel our planned evening at Polkemmet Country Park tonight.    Please don’t go to Polkemmet.

 

It’s rained most of the day, is still raining and the forecast is for more rain sadly!

 

As mentioned in an earlier post, with the church halls being used for the General Election today we have no alternative meeting place.

 

Cancelling any of our meetings really is a last resort.  We’re sorry to disappoint everyone.  But, we’ll be back to normal meetings at Brucefield next Thursday.  Keep dry in the meantime please!

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Beavers and Cubs to Polkemment… Again!

Once again the Church Halls are being used for voting – this time the General Election on Thursday 8 June 2017.  We are therefore heading back to Polkemmet Country Park – weather dependent!

 

We ask that the Cubs and Beavers – from BOTH Beavers groups – are dropped off at Polkemmet at 6 pm and collected once again at 7.30 pm.  We intend gathering at and departing from the car park nearest to the adventure play area – close to the park’s Visitor Centre.  Parents may of course wish to consider sharing transport if convenient.

 

If transport is an issue please contact one of the leaders and arrangements will be made to get any kids to and from Polkemmet.

 

Everyone is asked to wear their normal Thursday night uniform but wear sensible outdoor footwear and a jacket may be useful depending on the weather.  Drinks and a snack will be provided during the evening.

 

As with other outings to Polkemmet, if the weather is poor then sadly the evening will have to be cancelled as no alternative accommodation is available to us.   Please do not go to Polkemmet if the weather is not suitable for being outdoors.  Please use your own judgement and if in doubt, contact me on 743288 AFTER 4.30 PM ON THE THURSDAY EVENING.

 

We will also post updates on the website and Facebook page on Thursday afternoon.

 

Busy weekend…

The Cub Scouts are camping at Torphichen and the Beavers are off to the Glasgow Science Centre this morning.

 

Bus is leaving at 9 am.  Uniform, packed lunch and some money should you wish to visit the gift shop is all that’s needed.   They’re due back at Brucefield at 4 pm – M8 traffic dependent.

 

Have a great weekend everyone – long may the sun shine!