Cub Camp 2014

This year’s cub camp will be held at Kingswood, Hexham. Some of you may know it – it’s often used by schools.

Camp will be from the 22nd to the 25th of August – the bank holiday weekend. We are booked in for a range of fun activities including bush craft, survival skills, zip wire, nature walks, fencing and a scrap heap challenge!

We will be staying in lodges and all  meals are provided. Transport will be via parents’ cars – the address is:

Dukeshouse Wood, Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TP – see this map.

Background image © Bill Cresswell released under a Creative Commons  CC BY-SA 2.0 License

Sunday Afternoon Tea

On the afternoon of Sunday the 17th August, Philippa Harpin will be holding a ‘home-made tea with a stroll round the garden’ in aid of the Stocksfield Scout Hut Fund. Doors open at 3.00pm with last serving at 5.00pm.

Advance Ticket Prices – phone Philippa Harpin on 01661 842302
Adults £5, Children £3

On the gate:
Adults £6, Children £4.

Location
Aston Greys, 25 Cadehill Road, Stocksfield, NE43 7PT

? Update: read about it in the Hexham Courant

Image Source: John Tenniel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

2014 Group AGM

AGM

After a false start in July, the AGM will now be held at the Scout Hut in Guessburn on Wednesday the 17th September, starting at 7.30 pm.

All members of the Scout Group and their parents are very welcome.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes – 9th October 2013
  3. Approval of the statement of accounts
  4. Nomination of Group Chairman and appointment of members of the Executive Committee)
  5. Appointment of sectional leaders to the Executive Committee (with the oral/written consent of the leaders concerned)
  6. To elect a Group Secretary
  7. To elect a Group Treasurer
  8. To elect a Group Quartermaster
  9. To appoint an auditor for the annual accounts
  10. To receive Group Scout Leader’s annual report (verbal)
  11. To receive the following sectional reports (verbal)
    a. Scout Leader
    b. Cub Leader
    c. Beaver Leader
  12. New Hut & Fundraising – progress report
  13. Adult Leaders
  14. AOB

Bring a Parent Night

Cooking bread on an open fire

There was a great turn out at the Cubs ‘Bring a Parent Night’. The visitors were treated to displays of backwoods skills, fed home made soup with bread twists and entertained with traditional camp fire sketches.

  • Pack, pack, pack

  • Meeting the navigation challenge

  • A home-made compass

  • Bright Sparks

  • Comparing compass designs

  • Making bread twists

  • Matchless fire-lighting

  • Preparing the cotton wool

  • Looking for a flame

  • Showing the parents

  • Attending to the soup

  • Sticks in the fire

  • Baking Bread

  • Stories amongst the smoke

  • Toasting the Bread

  • At the drinks station

  • The Gathering

  • Stories amid the smoke

  • Cooking on the embers

  • Campfire stunts

  • Asking for a volunteer


Thanks to Tony Winters for the pictures.

Jumble Sale: Sat 5th July

The annual Scout Jumble Sale will be held at SICA (Stocksfield Community Association) – Mount View Terrace, Stocksfield, NE43 7HL. Doors open at 2 pm.

Note the date – we had to move it from that originally planned (the 28th of June) because of access issues in the days immediately before the Jumble Sale.

Jumble will be collected from local addresses on Friday 4th July from 6 pm. It can also be delivered direct to SICA on Saturday between 10 and 11 am. No computers or large furniture please as these do not sell.
Any queries to Philippa Harpin Telephone 842302.

The Hardest Questions

Close Scrutiny

In the third of our section briefings, tonight we spoke to the Cubs and their parents. Thankfully this time we were spared heavy rain.

We answered a range of questions about our plans for the hut and the surrounding land – parents were keen to ensure that we had undertaken suitable environmental surveys to ascertain the flood risk. Perhaps the trickiest questions came from the Cubs who wanted to know every last detail of the construction!