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Scout Post Leaflet Drop

The leaflet drop to promote the Scout Post takes place this week.

Leaflets are sorted into streets and can be collected at the start of Scout/Explorer Scout meetings on Tuesday and Cub and Beaver meetings on Thursday this week.

Alternatively, leaflets will be available on Saturday morning from Brucefield Church Halls at 9.30 am.

We very much hope all families help out and can take a number of streets.

Any questions, please call Gavin on 01501 773519.

Remembrance Day 2021

Sunday 14 November 2021

The annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service returns this year.

This important parade and service takes place on Sunday 14th November 2021. We are assembling at the car park behind Taste Café on Armadale Road at 10.15 am for a 10.30 departure.

After a short service at the Cenotaph we will move to the South Church for the Church service.

The parade will then return to the Masonic Hall for refreshments and a snack.  Proceedings should finish around 1.15 pm. If preferred, parents can collect their children at the end of the parade (around 12.45 pm).

This event has always been considered an ‘optional’ parade for members as it can be a very cold day and the service deals with sombre themes.  However, everyone is very much invited to attend and those that do are asked to wear their full uniform as well as smart trousers. If possible, warm underclothes should be worn.

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Group AGM

Thursday 28 October 2021

The Scout Group’s Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Thursday 28 October 2021, at 8 pm, in Brucefield Church Halls.

Everyone is very welcome and encouraged to come along and hear section reports for the year, see the Group finances, confirm the officer bearers for the year ahead and this year a number of presentations will be made to leaders of the Group.

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Resumption of Meetings

GUIDANCE FOR THE RESTART OF FACE-TO-FACE SCOUT MEETINGS

We are all really looking forward to face-to-face meetings resuming this week.   As with all Scouting activities, keeping everyone safe and well is our priority.  COVID-19 brings extra requirements and therefore things will be a little different from when we last met in March 2020.

We would be grateful if everyone could read the following arrangements and if parents of younger children could discuss these with them prior to meetings:

  1. No one should attend meetings if you have any COVID-19 symptoms – continuous cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell – or generally feel unwell
  2. Entry to halls will be by the front door between the two churches only.  Please do not use the car park entrance
  3. Children will exit the building by the front door leading directly onto the Main Street (blue doors of the original church)
  4. Everyone will be asked to sanitise hands on entering the building
  5. Unless medically except, anyone over the age of 12 is required to wear a face covering indoors
  6. We will try to be outdoors as much as possible – weather dependant of course
  7. Initially, the Scouts will meet from 6.30 – 8 pm and the Explorer Scouts 8 – 9.30 pm, both on Tuesdays. 
  8. Due to building work being carried out at Brucefield Church, the hall normally used by the Cub Scouts is not available at present.  This means that initially there will only be one Beaver Scout colony (from 5.30 – 6.30 pm) and the Cubs will then meet from 6.45 to 7.45 pm on Thursday evenings.

October Holidays

First, it has been BRILLIANT being back! In particular, seeing so many of our young people returning after nearly a year and a half away has been terrific.

Please note that there will be no meetings next week – Tuesday 12th or Thursday 14th October – due to the October school holidays. We return week beginning the 18th.

Have a good holiday please and take care.

Scout and Explorer Scout Meetings are back!

The Scouts and Explorers are due to start back on the 7th of September (this coming Tuesday).  We are going to have our meeting at the Craigs campsite (Broompark, Torphichen, Bathgate EH48 4NL). If the kids can wear old clothes that they don’t mind getting a bit dirty potentially and their necker as well (no need for full uniform), and sturdy shoes and potentially a waterproof jacket (although the weather forecast looks quite nice). We will provide everything else, antibacterial gel and the equipment needed for the night. We will meet at the main car park around 18:30 and the evening will end at 20:30 for pickup. I appreciate that this is short notice and totally understandable if you cannot make it but would be good to see as many of you as possible

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Scouting is back in Whitburn!

Meetings for all sections will resume on the week beginning 6th September.  Scout meetings (for young people aged 10 1/2 to 14) are on Tuesdays from 6.30 – 8.30 pm; Explorer Scouts (14 – 18 year old) meet also on Tuesdays from 7.30 – 9.30 pm; Beaver Scout meetings (5 3/4 – 8 year old) at 5.30 – 6.30 pm and Cub Scout meetings from initially from 6.45 – 7.45 pm both on Thursday evenings. 

All meetings take place at Brucefield Church, East Main Street, Whitburn.   We provide a wide range of fun activities and the opportunity to development many life skills. 

Come along to any meeting, visit our website at www.7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk or contact Gavin Johnston on 01501 773519.

Returning to Scouting

We are planning on resuming all Scout meetings in September. Section leaders have been contacting all those members prior to the pandemic to determine if they intend returning to the Scout Group.

We appreciate that contact details may have changed over the past 18 months, so if you haven’t been contacted and plan returning to us, please call Gavin on 01501 773519 or e-mail johnston_gavin@hotmail.com.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

All the Leaders of Whitburn Scout Group would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and very best wishes for the new year.

We hope everyone is, and remains, safe and well.

Take care please.

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Scout Post 2020

We are very sorry to announce that due to Government and Scout Association COVID restrictions, we are unable to operate our annual Christmas Post service this year.  We know that the Scout Post is a much relied upon service for many in the community and has been since it began in 1985.  We apologise for this but hope people will appreciate that this decision has been made due to factors outwith our control.  

The Post is also our principal fundraiser of the year and the money raised – approx £2500 in 2019 – would be spent on the membership fees to the Scout Association for all our young members. This allows us to reduce the cost of Scouting to our members and help make Scouting, as it should be, available to all.

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