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Archive for September 2013

Annual District Church Parade – Linlithgow

This year, the annual District Church Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 6th October in Linlithgow.  As with previous years, a coach has been booked to transport everyone to Linlithgow to take part in this important Church Parade and Service.  Members of all sections are encouraged to attend as this is the best opportunity in the year to show off to the District the size of our Group.

All members should report to Brucefield Church at 1.20pm on the day to allow the bus to depart no later than 1.30pm prompt.  As we are in full view of the general public, it is important that we are all smartly turned out. (Cubs and Scouts please wear dark school trousers and shoes if possible.)

We intend to return to Brucefield Church at around 4.50pm.  This time is a best estimate. (It will very much depend on the length of the service.)  There is a possibility that there will be a few spare seats on the bus.  If any family members wish to join their son/daughter, please speak to a Section Leader or contact me separately for details.  Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis. A letter with consent form has been sent out, if you have not received the letter, please ask for a copy from a Leader as soon as possible.   We require this consent for your child to attend. Thank you for your co-operation.

Chippy Hike

On Thursday, the Pack took part in a chippy hike as part of the Scottish Cub Challenge Badge (they had to walk the same distance as the height of Ben Nevis – 1344 metres). They also took the opportunity to decide on the best chips in Whitburn. This accolade went to the West End Fryer.

Cub September Report

Cub Section Report September 2013
We currently have 25 Cubs in the pack with 5 having recently moved up from Beavers.
Two are Scout age and will start linking with the Scout troop after the October holiday.
Since the last report, the pack has been camping at The Craigs. Twenty seven Cubs attended and, despite the terrible weather, the majority had a great time, even if our hike to Cairnpapple was a wash out. The games in the Jubilee shelter and the chippy dinner made up for things.
The Pack took part in the Brucefield Church parade, Civic Week and Gala Day parades, and although we had a reasonable attendance at these we could do better. We took part in the Civic Week Quiz, but didn’t manage to continue our recent winning streak.
The Pack worked hard to gain the Communicator badge, which involved learning semaphore, morse code and how to use a mobile phone amongst other things.
The Pack has started working on the Scottish Cub challenge badge, which will probably keep them occupied until Christmas.
We are looking forward to the Group camp at Auchengillan next week, where Gavin and George have organised some great activities and, hopefully, steak pie. We also have the District Parade to look forward to in October.
Thanks once again to Paul, Steven and Neil for everything they do throughout the year and a warm welcome to Explorer Scout Mark McGuire who has recently joined us.

Young Leader Training

Progress is being made with the Young Leader Training Award.  The next module (module C) examines how we deal with challenging behaviour.