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October Holiday – No Meetings

Due to the school holidays, there will be no Scout or Explorer Scout meetings on Tuesday 15th October. Similarly, there will be no Beaver or Cub Scout meetings on Thursday 17th October.

Meetings will resume on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th October for the respective sections.

Have a good break!

GROUP CAMP – 13th – 15th September 2019

Due to a serious power outage at Bonaly Scout Centre, Edinburgh, the Group Camp this weekend will now be taking place at The Craig Camping and Training Centre, Torphichen.

OTHER THAN THE CHANGE OF VENUE, ALL OTHER ARRANGEMENTS REMAIN THE SAME.

We were very much looking forward to going to Bonaly and had an exciting programme planned for the weekend. Due to the extremely late change to the venue, we will now have to make a number of changes to the activities we do and apologise for this. However, we feel it is better that we go ahead rather than cancel the camp.  

Cubs, Scouts and Explorers should be at Brucefield for the bus leaving at 6 pm tonight and will return again at 4 pm on Sunday afternoon.

The bus for the Beavers will leave on Saturday morning, 14th September at 11 am and return again at 4 pm.

Bag Packing Total

Many thanks to the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, parents and leaders who came along and helped with the bag packing at B & M’s, Bathgate, over the summer holidays.

The fantastic sum of £918.85 was raised! A terrific boost to Group Funds.

Thank you also to Louise for organising the event.

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Scout Group Meetings Resume

Welcome back! All of us at Whitburn Scout Group hope everyone has had a terrific summer holiday.

Scout and Explorer Scout meetings resume tonight, Tuesday 21 August.

Beaver and Cub Scout meetings start back again on Thursday, 22 August.

We look forward to seeing everyone back and any new faces are always very welcome.

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 6.45 – 7.45 pm and Cub Scout meetings from 6.15 – 7.45 pm all on Thursday evenings.  All meetings take place at Brucefield Church, East Main Street, Whitburn. 

We provide a wide range of 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.

HELP NEEDED: Bag Packing

Many thanks to the leaders, parents and all our young people who have already volunteered to come along to the fundraising bag packing over the weekend at B & M’s, Bathgate.

We still need more people to help, particularly on the Saturday but also Sunday morning.

The times are as follows:

Saturday

Scouts: 10 – 11.30 am or 11.30 – 1 pm

Explorers: 1.00 – 2.30 pm or 2.30 – 4 pm


Sunday

Cubs: 10 – 11.30 am or 11.30 – 1 pm

Beavers: 1.00 – 2.30 pm or 2.30 – 4 pm

It’s not crucial people come along to their Section slot; whenever you can help, your help would be appreciated.

If you can help, please come along or contact Louise on 01501 773519 or at louise.burton21@googlemail.com.

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Bag Packing Weekend

Just a reminder that we have bag packing booked at B&Ms in Bathgate, next weekend, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August.

We’d appreciate a bigger turn out this year from the kids, and parents, if possible to show the public who actually benefit from the money collected.

Thank you to those parents who have already signed up their child and/or themselves! Each section has a time slot so please have a look below and contact me on 01501 773519 or via the Group’s Facebook page if you can help out at any of them. If you can’t make your child’s section time then please come along to another time slot.


Saturday

Scouts: 10 – 11.30 am or 11.30 – 1 pm

Explorers: 1.00 – 2.30 pm or 2.30 – 4 pm


Sunday

Cubs: 10 – 11.30 am or 11.30 – 1 pm

Beavers: 1.00 – 2.30 pm or 2.30 – 4 pm

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REMINDER: Beavers and Cubs at Polkemmet

The Beavers and Cub Scouts are holding their final meeting of the session at Polkemmet Country Park tomorrow, Thursday 28th June 2019.

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.

Everyone is asked to wear their normal Thursday night uniform but wear sensible outdoor footwear and with the weather forecast looking good, perhaps applying some sunscreen prior to arriving at Polkemmet would be recommended.  Drinks and a snack will be provided during the evening.

As mentioned, the weather forecast is looking very good so it looks unlikely we’ll need to revert to a normal Thursday night programme with the usual meeting times at Brucefield Church Halls.

REMINDER: Scouts and Explorer Scouts at The Craigs, Torphichen

The final Scout and Explorer Scout meetings of the session will both be held at the The Craigs Camping and Training Centre, Torphichen, tomorrow, Tuesday 25th June.

Both sections are meeting at 6.30 pm and finishing at their usual times – 8.30 pm for Scouts; 9.30 pm for Explorers.

For those unfamiliar with site, it is located on the outskirts of Torphichen, West Lothian- just off the B8047 road. The postcode is EH48 4NL.

Any issues, please contact Zack or Paul.

REMINDERS – Bag Packing and Group Camp

Last week letters went out promoting our annual bag packing fund raising event at B & M’s in Bathgate over the weekend of 10th and 11th August.

We are just asking that parents and their child come along for a small part of each Section’s designated half day.

Please get in touch with Louise on 01501 773519 or at louise.burton21@googlemail.com with when you can help.

The money raised during this event helps us reduce the amount we need to request from parents. Please get involved.

Letters and consent forms also went out to Cubs, Scouts and Explorers regarding the Group Camp in September. Please return these as soon as possible.

We’ve asked that these be returned for the first week in September.

If anyone missed these items, please speak to any leader.

THANK YOU – Gala Day

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Gala Day on Saturday. Turnout, particularly from the Beavers, was terrific. Thank you to parents for bringing our young people along and possibly cajoling where necessary!

The flags are now away until their next outing for Remembrance Sunday in November.