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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.

Beaver Trip to East Links

The Beaver Scouts are going to East Links Family Park, near Dunbar on Saturday – 1 June 2019.

The bus is leaving Brucefield Church at 9 am and we intend returning at approximately 5 pm.

Beavers are asked to wear their uniform, bring a jacket and a packed lunch. There is a gift shop that the children may wish to visit.

Anyone wishing to go who has not already returned a consent form, please do so on Thursday. If a consent form is needed or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to any leader on Thursday.

Beavers and Cub Scouts at Polkemmet

Due to the halls being used for the European Elections on Thursday (23 May 2019), Beaver and Cub Scouts will be going to Polkemmet Country Park for the 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.  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 a jacket may be useful depending on the weather.  Drinks and a snack will be provided during the evening.

If transport is an issue please contact one of the leaders and arrangements will be made to get any kids to and from Polkemmet.

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.   Please do not go to Polkemmet if the weather is not suitable for being outdoors.  Please use your own judgement and if in doubt, contact Gavin on 743288 AFTER 4.30 PM ON THE THURSDAY EVENING.  We will also post any information on our website and Facebook page.

Brucefield Parade and Service

Takes place this Sunday. We are gathering at Whitburn Bowling Club at 10.15 am for a 10.30 am departure. We hope to be back at the Bowling Club around 12.15 pm, after the church service.

Everyone is asked to wear full uniform and a collection will be taken during the service.

We know everyone’s busy. We know parades and services are perhaps seen as a less exciting activity compared to many other things we do. But, they are part of what we do, part of being a Scout, and we ask that everyone makes a real effort to attend. We thank parents for helping (and perhaps cajoling) their child to do so.

Attendance at the District Parade at the end of April was disappointing across the Sections. An improvement would be brilliant and appreciated. Many thanks.

District Parade – Linlithgow

Many thanks to those who came along (and to parents for cajoling and helping their child be there!) to the annual District Parade on Sunday, 28th April, in Linlithgow.

Attendance was below expectations, but those who did attend represented the Scout Group terrifically well.

Letters go out this week for our next parade, the Brucefield Church Parade and Service which is taking place on Sunday 12th May. We would love if more people could make the effort to attend this parade where possible.

Cub and Beaver Scouts Ready to set off

Return from Easter

Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer Scout meetings have resumed after the Easter break!

This is a really busy term for us with outings, parades, camps, Gala Day activities along with weekly meetings.

We start this weekend with the District Parade in Linlithgow on Sunday, 28th April – along with Scouts from all over West Lothian. The bus is leaving Brucefield Church at 1.30 pm and we hope to be back for 4.30 pm.

We ask everyone wears full uniform – jumper/shirt, necker, trousers and shoes and please make a real effort to be there. Parades are perhaps not the most exciting activity we do – but they are an important part of what we do. Thank you.

Letters also went out this week for this term’s subscriptions. We ask that subs for Scouts and Explorers are paid by 14th May and the 16th May for Beaver and Cub Scouts. Thank you.

Finally, our AGM is taking place on Thursday 9th May at 8 pm. All Officer Bearers have kindly agreed to remain in post, so they will be reappointed at the meeting, section reports will be given and the Group finances discussed. It shouldn’t take much longer than 30 minutes and everyone is very welcome to attend.

Please keep visiting the website for information and updates on upcoming events.

Beaver and Cub Scouts are Back!

Beaver and Cub Scout meetings start back tonight – 10th January 2019.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back after the Christmas break and are always happy to see new faces.

Beaver Scouts are for young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There are two meetings on a Thursday evening: 5.30 – 6.30 pm and 6.45 – 7.45 pm. Cub meetings also take place on a Thursday from 6.15 – 7.45 pm and are for young people aged between 8 and 10 1/2 years old. We meet at Brucefield Church, East Main Street, Whitburn.

Simply come along or call Gavin Johnston on 01501 773519 for more information.

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Scout and Explorer Scout Meetings Resume

We look forward to welcoming back all our Scouts and Explorer Scouts tonight for a new year of fun and exciting Scouting.

New faces are always welcome! Scouts are for young people aged between 10 – 14 years old and meet on Tuesdays between 6.30 and 8.30 pm. Explorer Scouts are for young people aged between 14 – 18 years old and meet also on a Tuesday from 7.30 – 8.30 pm. All meetings take place at Brucefield Church, East Main Street, Whitburn.

Simply come along to any meeting, visit our website at or contact Gavin Johnston on 01501 773519.

The Scout Troop enters a new chapter this year as Zack Renwick takes up the reins of the Scout Troop from Graeme Brown. Both Graeme and Zack will work together over the next few months as the transition takes place. We wish Zack, George, Peter and the entire Scout Troop the best of luck over the year ahead. Graeme has no intention of disappearing and will still be very much part of the Group.

2018 Scout Post

Our annual fundraising Scout Post ended on the 22nd December with the final delivery taking place.

9392 cards were delivered and £1968 raised this year.  This compares with 11,022 cards delivered and £2182.27 raised in 2017.    The money raised helps to pay for each members capitation fee to the Scout Association and the general running of the Scout Group.

We would like to thank those who used the service to send cards, everyone who helped with collecting, sorting and delivering the cards and especially all the shops who accept cards and support the Post.

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REMINDER: Pantomime – Sunday 30th December

The buses for tomorrow’s pantomime outing will depart Brucefield at 12 noon. We hope to arrive back at Brucefield, after the show, at approximately 4.15 pm.

All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers are asked to wear FULL UNIFORM.

Everyone may wish to bring a snack and perhaps some money as the theatres often sell merchandise.

Any questions, please contact Gavin on 01501 773519.