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The following articles were authored by Gavin

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 www.7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk 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.

Scouts and Explorers on Holiday

Scouts and Explorers are now on holiday following on from last week’s “Film and Food” evening.  They will return on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

Beavers and Cub Scouts are on for the final time this year on Thursday.  Usual time, usual place!

Scout Post 2018

2018’s Scout Christmas Post is well underway!  Cards started to be collected in shops on the 1st December, the first sort took place on Thursday 6th and a delivery went out on Sunday 9th.

 

Many thanks to those who came along on Sunday.

 

If you were unable to attend or haven’t as yet put yourself down to help with a delivery, please do.  We need your help.  Deliveries are due to take place on:

 

  • Saturday 15th @ 9.30 am
  • Sunday 16th @ 12.30 pm
  • Saturday 22nd @ 9.30 am

 

Please phone Gavin on 01501 773519, e-mail johnston_gavin@hotmail.com or simply turn up on the day.

 

Beaver Outing – Glasgow Transport/Riverside Museum

With this trip due to take place on Saturday – 17th November – please can we ask that anyone wishing to go return consent forms this evening please.

 

The bus is departing Brucefield Church at 9.30 am and we anticipate returning around 3 pm.

 

All Beavers are required to wear their normal Thursday night uniform, bring a packed lunch and, should they wish, some money for the obligatory gift shop.

Scout Post Forms

Please can we ask that Scout Post rota forms be returned today, 13th November by Scouts and Explorers and on Thursday 15th November for Beaver and Cub Scouts.

 

The Scout Post is the Group’s major fundraising event of the year and also a much relied upon service by many in the local community.

 

Every member benefits from the Scout Post.  The money is used to pay our membership fee to the Scout Association and to help fund the Group for the year ahead – reducing what we need to ask parents to pay.

 

Because all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers gain from the Post we ask all families to help with one delivery.  Cards are already sorted, we try hard to give people delivery areas they know and will always provide as much help as possible.  It really is simple!

 

Many thanks for your support!

Remembrance Parade and Service

Many thanks to everyone who came along to yesterday’s Remembrance Parade and Service and to the parents for helping their child be at this important event.

Everyone in attendance was incredibly smart and represented the Scout Group as well.  Thank you very much.

 

Letters

A number of letters have went out over recent weeks.  These have been in relation to:

 

  1. Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service taking place on the 11 November 2018
  2. Our annual Pantomime outing to the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, this year to see Aladdin, on Sunday 30 December 2018
  3. The annual Scout Post fundraising delivery service during much of the month of December and asking for families to assist with the delivery of cards
  4. FOR BEAVER SCOUTS ONLY – the proposed outing to the Riverside/Transport Museum in Glasgow on Saturday 17 November 2018.

 

If you didn’t receive any of these letters then please speak to a leader for a copy.

The pantomime and Beaver outings require a completed consent form returned by those wishing to attend.  We ask that all families do their upmost to help with the Scout Post as every member benefits from the money raised.

We’ll post updates and reminders closer to the time of events.

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WANTED – A Scout Leader

Our current Scout Leader, Graeme Brown, intends stepping down from the role due to increased work commitments.  We are therefore looking for someone to take on the position of Scout Leader.

 

Graeme very much intends remaining part of the Group and helping wherever and whenever possible – including with any possible transition.  In addition, whoever we hopefully find to take on this role, would be joining the existing and established team already at the Scouts and would receive all the support myself and the Scout Group can provide and is needed.  The person will in no-way be on their own!

 

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can make a regular, weekly commitment and take on all aspects of running the Scout Troop along with George Campbell and Peter McGuire.

 

I therefore ask that you consider taking on this role or alternatively ask that you please give some serious thought to anyone – family member, friend, work colleague – who may be suitable or willing to become part of the Group’s leadership team.

 

Volunteering is a very worthwhile experience.  Meeting nights can often be busy but they are always fun.  It’s a chance to gain new skills, boost your CV perhaps, meet new people and put something back into our community.

 

If you would like more information or just to have a no obligation chat please contact me.

 

Adding to the current leadership team is vital to allow the Scout Group to continue providing the excellent Scouting experience we currently do.

 

Thank you in anticipation for your support.

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