Beavers Cubs Scouts Explorers

Meetings Resume

Happy New Year to All!

Scout and Explorer Scout meetings started back on Tuesday and so do Beaver and Cub Scouts tonight.

We currently have spaces for new people within our Scout Troop (Tuesdays, 6.30 – 8.30 pm for young people aged 10 – 14 years old), the Explorer Scouts (Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9.30 pm for young people aged 14 – 18 years old) and within our second Beaver Colony (Thursdays, 6.45 – 7.45 pm for young people aged 6 – 8 years old).

We currently have a waiting list operating for our Cub Scout Pack (Thursdays, 6.15 – 7.45 pm for young people aged 8 – 10 years old) and our first Beaver Colony (Thursdays, 5.30 – 6.30 pm for young people aged 6 – 8 years old). Please get in touch through the website, our Facebook page or by contacting Gavin on 01501 773519 if you’d like placed on the waiting list.

All our Sections deliver the Scout Association’s dynamic and fun programme providing young people with the chance to develop a wide range of crucial life skills through fun activities and experiences.

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Wood Badge Award

Congratulations to Neil Brodie, one of our Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders, who was awarded his Wood Badge at the final Beaver Scout meeting of the year. It was presented by District Commissioner Neil Rowland.

Gaining the Wood Badge signifies that Neil has completed all his training to be a fully-warranted leader. Neil deserves considerable praise for all the time and hard work he has given to achieve this award. Very well done!

REMINDER: Pantomime

Buses for tomorrow’s pantomime outing to Jack and the Beanstalk at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, will leave Brucefield Church at 1 pm for the performance starting at 2 pm.

We hope to be back at Brucefield for approximately 5.15 pm.

We ask that all Beavers, Cub Scouts and Scouts wear full uniform.

We have a few tickets spare so if anyone would like to come along please contact Gavin on 01501 773519 or through our Facebook page.

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Christmas Holidays

All Scout Group meetings have now finished for the year.

Scout and Explorer Scout meetings will resume on Tuesday 7th January 2020 and Beaver and Cub Scout meetings on Thursday 9th January 2020.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2020.

Although of course we’ll see many of you on the 30th December for the pantomime outing! We’ll post a reminder nearer the time.

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Scout Post 2019 Results

2019’s Christmas Post is complete! 8137 cards were delivered this year raising the over £2300 for Group Funds.

Thank you so much to all families who helped with delivering cards. We had a few rather wet and wild deliveries this year, but it didn’t deter us.

We would also like to thank those shops who collect cards from the public. Their support is invaluable and hugely appreciated.

Scout Post – Final Delivery

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped out with a delivery this year. The weather has not been particularly kind so everyone’s attendance and efforts so far are very much appreciated.

Saturday is the final delivery and the weather forecast is looking better. If you have helped with a delivery, you’ve done your bit – thank you. If you haven’t, please come along to Brucefield Church at 9.30 am on Saturday. If anyone wishes to help again then you certainly wouldn’t be turned away!

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Pantomime – Last Call

We still have a few spaces left for the Pantomime on Monday 30th December.

Jack and the Beanstalk at The King’s Threatre, Glasgow. Bus departing Brucefield at 1 pm for the show starting at 2 pm. We anticipate being back into Whitburn around 5.15 pm.

We just need a completed Consent Form and £13 to secure a place. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Any questions, please speak to any of the Leaders.

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REMINDER: Beaver and Cub Scouts at Bathgate Cinema

Due to Brucefield Church being used for the General Election tomorrow, Thursday 12 December 2019, the Beaver and Cub Scouts will be going to Bathgate Cinema to see a private showing of The Addams Family.

The bus will depart Brucefield Church at 5.30 pm and we intend being back at the Church for approximately 8.10 pm. The cost is £5. The Group will be subsiding the cost of the cinema ticket and is paying for the bus.

Anyone not yet returned a form can still join us. Please just come along with a consent form and £5 tomorrow night. We’ll have some spare forms incase anyone needs one.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Beaver or Cub meetings at Brucefield for those not wishing to go the cinema.

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Winter Zodiac Camp 2019

An intrepid and hardy group of Scouts and Explorers turned up at the Craigs on Friday night for a Winter Zodiac camp.  Despite a week of horrid weather and heavy rain, expert planning meant that the Friday night was relatively warm and dry(ish).  Despite very damp and soggy firewood, the campers soon had a fire started using flint and steel. They had a warm evening around the fire toasting marsh mellows and cooking cheesy nachos. 

The challenge for this Zodiac Camp was to sleep in a bothy and Jock’s Hut Bothy was the ideal accommodation; even though the Scouts complained about sharing the bothy with spiders.  The leaders had no such luck and had to sleep in a tent.  At least there were no spiders.

In the morning, challenge completed, square sausages were cooked up for breakfast. Camp was packed up just before the rain returned for the rest of a very wet weekend.

We all look forward to the Spring camp in hopefully warmer weather and more daylight hours.

The Zodiac Camp is open to all Explorers and Scout over the age of 12.

REMINDER: Pantomime

Please can Consent Forms and money for this year’s pantomime – Jack and The Beanstalk at The King’s Theatre, Glasgow on Monday 30th December be returned this week – Tuesday 26 November for Scouts and Explorer Scouts and Thursday 28 November for Beavers and Cub Scouts. 

Also, any adult(s) wishing to come along then please indicate on the reverse of the Consent Form.  Please note that spaces are limited and children will be allocated first then adults, on a first come, first served basis.

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