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Brucefield Church Parade – Sunday

The Brucefield Church Parade and Service takes place this weekend.  We are gathering at 10.15 am on Sunday in the Bowling Club’s car park.  From there we walk to Brucefield Church for the service and walk back to the Bowling Club arriving around 12.15 pm.

 

We ask that parents make a real effort to have their child there.  Please look smart – full uniform, school trousers and shoes would be brilliant!

 

We appreciate that parades may perhaps not be as exciting as a camp or outing to Polkemmet or the Science Centre but they are part of being part of the Scout Group.  Please do your best to attend.  Many thanks in anticipation.

 

Any issues, please get in touch.

Subscriptions Due

Just a reminder that Subscription payments are due Tuesday 9th May 2017 for Scouts and Explorer Scouts and Thursday 11th May 2017 for Beaver and Cub Scouts.  Please make any cheques payable to “7th West Lothian Scout Group” and return all payments along with a completed form.

 

Any problems, please speak to your child’s section leader.

  

Cubs and Beavers at Polkemmet

The sun is shining so we are on for Polkemmet Country Park tonight!

 

We’re meeting at 6 pm at the play area next to the Visitor’s Centre.  Please wear uniforms – that way we can spot you!  Juice and crisps will be had!

 

See you there!

AGM Postponed

Please note that the AGM due to take place on Sunday 7th May is, unfortunately, having to be postponed.  A family bereavement has delayed the production of our accounts.  The Council Elections requiring us to take the Beavers and Cubs to Polkemmet Country Park on Thursday 4th May also meant we thought it would be too soon to head back to Polkemmet for a Sausage Sizzle as part of the AGM.

We will of course let you know the new date of the AGM as soon as we can.  Many thanks.

Community Celebration Event

The Scout Group attended the Whitburn Community Development Trust’s “Community Celebration Event” on Saturday along with many of the town’s other voluntary organisations to promote what we do.  It was a busy morning and well attended by the public.

Beaver Scout Trip – Glasgow Science Centre

We are planning to take the Beaver Scouts to Glasgow Science Centre, on Saturday 27th May 2017.  This outing will be paid for with money raised by the Scout Post and therefore free of charge to parents/guardians.

 

The bus will depart from Brucefield Church at 9 am on the Saturday morning and we intend returning to Whitburn at approximately 4 pm – traffic dependent.

 

For insurance purposes, the Beavers are required to wear their normal Thursday night uniform – ie sweatshirt and necker.  The kids should also bring with them a packed lunch – preferably in a rucksack/school bag.

 

There is of course the obligatory gift shop at Science Centre that the Beavers may wish to visit.

 

Letters and consent forms will go out this week.  Please can they be completed and returned by Thursday 25 May 2017.

Beavers and Cubs to Polkemmet

The church halls are being used for the Local Council Elections on Thursday 4 May 2017.  Therefore,  we are once again planning to take both the Cub and Beaver Scouts to Polkemmet Country Park on that evening.

 

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.

 

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.  We will post any updates on our website and Facebook page next week.

 

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the parade yesterday.  Everyone looked very smart, the sun shone and the service was good.

We could have perhaps had a few more bodies in attendance and we look forward to seeing more people coming along to the forthcoming parades in Whitburn over May and June.

Many thanks!

'Aside' Post | By on 24th April 2017

REMINDER: District Parade

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The West Lothian District Parade takes place tomorrow – 23 April 2017.

The bus is leaving Brucefield at 1.30 pm and we expect to be home around 4.30 pm.

Everyone is asked to make a real effort to attend!  Please wear full uniform, including school trousers and shoes.

Look forward to seeing as many there as possible!

(For parents thinking about coming along, the parade leaves from Lowport Primary School around 2.30 pm, along the Main Street to St Michael’s church beside Linlithgow Palace.)

Group News

The Scout Group hopes everyone had a great Easter holiday.

 

We are now gearing up for what is a busy term between now and the summer and want to make everyone aware of a number of items:

 

  1.  Meetings resume tonight – Tuesday 18th April – for Scouts and Explorer Scouts and for Beavers and Cubs on Thursday 20th April.  We look forward to seeing everyone again!
  2. Spaces are available within all sections so if you know anyone who you think would be interested in the terrific range of activities the Scout Group offers, please tell them about us!
  3. The annual District Parade takes place this Sunday – 23rd April – in Linlithgow.  The bus is leaving Brucefield Church at 1.30 pm prompt and we expect to be back at around 4.30 pm.  We would like to see as many attending as possible and ask that full uniform is worn including smart trousers and shoes please.
  4. Letters will be going out this week giving information about a) the Brucefield Church Parade and Service taking place on Sunday 15th May and b) for this term’s Subscription payments.   Payments are due by Tuesday 9th May for Scouts and Explorer Scouts and by the 11th May for Beavers and Cubs.
  5. The first Scout camp of the year is taking place over the weekend of the 19-21st May and the Cub Scouts are camping the 26-28th May.
  6. The Beavers are going to Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 27th May.
  7. Due to the Church Halls being used for the Local Elections on Thursday 4th May.  The plan is, weather dependent, for the Beavers and Cubs to head to Polkemmet Country Park for the night.

 

Letters and consent forms will be issued shortly for the camps and outings.  Please return them as soon as you can.

 

We’ll be posting updates and reminders for many of the above items on the website and Facebook page.  Please check regularly and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to speak to any of the leaders or contact us at info@7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk.