Hi to parents of beavers, cubs and scouts, and indeed anyone with an interest in scouting in the Meersbook area. We are holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 4th June at 7:15pm. As a registered charity, part of our duties is to hold an AGM where Executive Committee members are nominated / elected / re-elected. There are also reports from the Treasurer, Group Scout Leader, Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader and Beaver Scout Leader. It is also a chance for parents to become more involved in the operational side of Oak Street, e.g. if you’re interested in becoming a Parent Exec Committee Member (kind of like a parent governor), or to ask the Committee any questions.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Copies of the AGM report also provided.
There are a few different things going on tonight…
1. Design a poster to persuade people to stop throwing litter into the Oak Street grounds. Winning designs will be professionally printed and displayed on the outer fence as part of our Public Relations badge. If you want to bring in a laptop (adults permission needed, obviously) then you can link it up to the scout camera and use ICT to create your poster. We do have a range of colouring pencils but you can bring down your own materials as well if you want.
2. We are running a competition in conjunction with a local magazine, Heeley Voice, as part of the Public Relations badge. Our fundraising exploits have already been published in Active8, now it’s time for scouts themselves to become published writers. Tonight (and at home beforehand, if you wish) you will start to write an article. You can choose from two themes: (a) a recount of a recent scouting activity or (b) what it is like to be in Oak Street scouts and what scouting means for you and the Meersbrook Area. I will present all articles on to Heeley Voice who will judge the entries. The winner will be published in the September issue!
3. You will all be ironing your neckers ahead of our visit to Newfield Nursing Home! If you think that sounds boring, we could make it more exciting…
Parents and scouts, please note:
Please bring any Hundall Camp consent letters and any Newfield Nursing Home Visit consent letters with you tonight. If you need a copy of either of these, visit our Letters page.
Full uniform tonight please, especially neckers!
Tonight was going to be climbing but rain is forecast so we’re having a wide game instead.
Image courtesy of Google Maps
- Meet in the car park of the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow Road, at 7pm.
- We set off to the site of our wide game at 7:15pm
- Wear old scruffs that you don’t mind getting muddy / possibly ruined / definitely soaked
- Either (1) bring a complete dry change of clothes to change into at the end or (2) something to cover mum or dad’s car seats on the way back home!
- Pick up is at the Norfolk Arms car park, 9pm.
Yep, this wide game is going to be pretty a-maze-ing…
We’re having a camp! A back-to-basics one, at that. Cooking your own breakfast. Big hike in the Peak. Camp fire. We’ll either sleep in the bunkhouse, in tents or in shelters you build yourselves. Click here for the programme, kit list and consent form.