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Archive for June 2019

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 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.

REMINDER: Whitburn Gala Day

Tomorrow is Whitburn’s big day! It is also a day to show Whitburn how big Scouting is in the town. A fantastic number of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers come along to weekly meetings, outings and camps. We need them to come along to tomorrow’s Gala Day too!

We are meeting at Brucefield Church Car Park – behind the church – at 10.15 am. We will head down to Whitburn Academy around 10.30 am to form up for the procession. Everyone is asked to wear full uniform, including smart trousers and shoes. The weather forecast is looking good so the already-purchased ponchos won’t hopefully be needed. Juice and some sweets will be provided and everyone will get a chance to carry the flags. It is the Gala Day after all!

The children can be collected at the top end of King George V Park – Park View/Bog Road end – around 12 noon.

Please don’t wave at us – come along and wave with us!

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REMINDER: Civic Week Songs of Praise Parade and Service

The parade and service to mark the start of Whitburn’s Civic Week takes place tomorrow, Sunday 16th June.

We are meeting at Whitburn Bowling Club at 2.15 pm for the parade leaving at 2.30 pm. We intend returning to the Bowling Club at around 4.15 pm.

All Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorers are asked to wear full uniform, including smart trousers and shoes. A collection for charity will be taken during the service.

Parade attendance has been disappointing this year so far. We would love to see as many of our young people attend the Songs of Praise Parade and Service as possible to show Whitburn just how strong Scouting is in the town.

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THANK YOU – Uniformed Organisation Quiz

Many thanks to the Cubs, Scout and Explorers who came along to the Gala Day Uniformed Organisation Quiz on Thursday.

They all did brilliant! But, a special “Well Done” needs to go to the Cub Scouts for winning the Junior Round!


The Uniformed Organisation Quiz takes place today, Thursday 13th June 2019.

The Junior Section quiz, which the Cub Scouts will be taking part in, starts at 6.15 pm. The Senior Section quiz starts at 7.30 pm and will involve a team of Scouts and Explorer Scouts.

If your child has been asked to take part, please encourage them to come along and represent the Group and, if possible, please come along yourself and support your child, the Scout Group and the event itself.

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REMINDER: Beaver Trip to East Link

The bus is departing Brucefield Church this morning at 9 am. We intend returning at 5 pm.

Uniform, packed lunch, jacket and, should you wish to visit the shop or perhaps feed the animals, some money.