This term has seen lots of Duke of Edinburgh
preparation work, culminating in a snowy Easter
weekend on Exmoor. Despite best hopes given by the
weather forecast, snow-covered bogs became a
surprising problem to face. Continue reading “Explorer News (Issue 93)”
This term we took part in the district Chilly Goat
camp, we had a night hike from Hillingdon back to
Northwood via Ruislip, we went swimming, we went
climbing at Brunel University and we did some
cooking. We walked to the top of the Hogs Back in
snow and we did a session on disability awareness. Continue reading “Scout Update (Issue 93)”
Another busy term is coming to an end, one which
saw us hand out over thirty badges earned by the
Cubs this term. Continue reading “Cub Catch-Up (Issue 93)”
The Beavers have had a very busy time this term.
They have completed their International badge and
also their Disability Awareness badge, learning
how difficult it is to push a wheelchair up steps,
down ramps and on bumpy ground and also how to
sign their names and find their way without sight. Continue reading “Beaver Blog (Issue 93)”
I have written about easyfundraising several times
in the past; this is my final plea for everyone who
ever buys anything online to please make the
effort to register. Continue reading “‘Easyfundraising’ IS What It Says!”
Here it is, YOUR latest newsletter bringing you up to date with YOUR Scout Group. You will find a Jumble Sale poster on the last page – if you have a printer, please print a copy and post it in your window or on any notice board to which you have access. Thanks.
Click here to download First News Issue 93.
Phase 1 of the New Hut Project started this morning. Hillingdon Council has given us permission to extend the width of the site by 8 metres on to the Hogs Back Open Space. Our contractors have begun the process of moving some of the existing fencing and adding in extra sections to enclose our new, larger compound.
Over this coming weekend, a team of volunteers will be starting the task of moving some of our equipment from the hut to storage locations around the neighbourhood. We aim to have most of our equipment moved off site by Jumble time, so that we can start major works immediately after.
….. we launched our £100k appeal!
We have amazed ourselves by our own success; the total to date is £88,800 with more in the pipeline. For example, we are one of the Mayor of Hillingdon’s charities of the year and her term of office doesn’t end until May. And don’t forget our very own Quiz Night this coming Saturday, 3rd March which will add more to the coffers.
Keep on fund-raisng!
We received two early Christmas presents in the form of donations towards the New Hut Appeal . The first was on Wednesday 20th December; Andrew Retter, a Director of Fassnidge Trust, presented a cheque for £1,000 from the Trust at the Group’s December Committee Meeting. In his address, Andrew said that most of the charitable work done by the Trust is directed towards the elderly, but they also reserve some of their funds for especially deserving Youth Projects. Andrew has a long association with 1st Northwood Scouts.
Then on Saturday 23rd December, One Stop, the grocery store in the centre of Northwood, presented a cheque for £2,000 as part of the Carriers for Causes scheme. The cheque was presented by Karishma Mehta on behalf of the store, and was accepted by Mike Bennett, Group Scout Leader.
We’ve had another busy term. We did pioneering Continue reading “Scout Update (First News 92)”