The Beaver Colony managed to pick a dry evening for their annual walk on the final meeting of this Scouting year. It was a sponsored walk, raising money for the new hut. At the end the Beavers said farewell and thank you to their leader Carole, who is retiring this summer. Happily Matthew has volunteered to take over the Colony.
Local residents can use Scout Post to have cards delivered to addresses in Broomley, Hedley, Mickley and Stocksfield (with a NE43 postcode). Cards should be placed into the special Scout Postboxes located in the two Post Offices in Stocksfield and we ask for a minimum donation of 20p per card. Collections start on the 1st of December. The final date for posting is 12 noon on the 19th of December.
The cards are delivered by members of the Scout Group. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can collect their allotted cards from Philippa’s house (25 Cade Hill Road) between 3pm and 7pm each Friday.
The Beavers recently had a visit from local folk group the Stocksfield Stompers. It was a great night which the Beavers really enjoyed – they have never been so quiet! We heard music from Northumberland and from Poland which fits in well with the work for the Global Challenge badge. Many thanks to the very talented young Stompers, an inspiration to us all.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders will be joining in the annual Remembrance Sunday celebration on November the 9th, marching in uniform from Stocksfield Station to the War Memorial. Parents are very welcome too! Please wear poppies if you have them.
We will meet in the Railway Station Car Park at 10.30 am, dressed ready to walk to the memorial. We should be back at the car park by about 11.30 am, with refreshments served afterwards at the community centre (SICA).
We hope for an especially large turnout given that this year will mark 100 years since the start of the First World War.