After many hours of work by Group committee members and friends, the Scouting Centre and Little Hut are ready for whatever the elements throw at them! They’ve each received two coats of Sadolin preservative which should protect the woodwork for some years to come. Thanks to all those who played a part in Richard’s working parties.
This year’s plant sale will take place over the weekend of17th and 18th July. We are very excited to be hosting an ‘almost-back-to-normal’ plant sale at the Scouting Centre in Northwood Way, Northwood.
Times: Saturday from 2pm to 5.30pm Sunday from 10am to 3pm, but we reserve the right to close early if the weather is poor!
Donations: If you wish to donate any plants, please do try to pot them up in good time and label them clearly. We will arrange for someone to be available at the centre to accept donations as follows: Friday 16th July from 10am to 12 noon and then from 19.30 to 20.30
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Teji Barnes, has been visiting various sections across the District – she’s been to Explorers, our Cubs, 1st Eastcote Scouts and is going to 6th Northwood Beavers next week.
She does a weekly blog which you can view by clicking on the link below; Explorers are at 2.15; Cubs at 12.09.
The Group is supporting the Scout Association Care for Care Homes – 10,000 Acts of Kindness initiative and sent some summer pictures to St Vincent’s Nursing Home. Their manager, Celine, was delighted:
Please pass on our thanks to the scouts and beavers for their lovely art work. I’m sure the residents will be lifted by the wonderful pictures.
We hoped to have regular contact with St Vincent’s with visits from all sections for games, shared learning, singing and helping out, but Covid and the suspension of face-to-face scouting prevented that; getting involved in this project was a logical step.
On 27th May, Passmores delivered and put up our replacement for the old Neal Hut, just inside the main gate. Passmores are the company that supplied the new Scouting Centre, so they match perfectly! It has two opening hatches for serving teas at Jumble, a double door entrance, and it’s slightly bigger than the old one.
For the last two weeks Richard Plume has been up there most afternoons fitting it out with shelves, worktops and electrics, see pictures. Each of the serving hatches has a fold-up/fold-down serving counter; when not in use they fold down completely flat against the wall.
On 13th June, we moved back in all the things that belong there, mainly our tables and lots of Jumble-related equipment. Roll on next year’s Jumble Sale!
Scouts were encouraged to walk a mile or more – and get sponsored by friends and family – as part of the BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief Big Day In on 23rd April 2020. If every Scout hiked one mile it would add up to the equivalent of the 240,000 miles to the Moon.