2015 Group AGM

AGM

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Scout Hut in Guessburn on Wednesday the 21st October, 7.00 – 8.00 pm.

All parents are warmly invited to attend the Group AGM – it will be a very quiet meeting if you don’t!
Badges will be awarded to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

This is your chance to talk with the new leaders, find out what’s happening about the hut, meet the man who removed the bees and more!

A walk in the park

The Beavers with Carole

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.

New Badges

Beavers Adventure All The Way

The Scout Association has updated the badge requirements for 2015 and we have switched to this scheme in Stocksfield. (Don’t worry you can still wear old badges and finish any you are working on).

We’ve added details of the new scheme and the publications to support it:

Scout Post 2014

Scout Post franked mail

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.

Putting their feet down!

Watching the band

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.

Remembrance Sunday 2014

Wreath of Poppies

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.

2014 Group AGM

AGM

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

Scout Post 2013

Scout Post franked mail

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. The final date for posting is 12 noon on the 21st of December. All we ask is a minimum donation of 20p per card.

The cards are then delivered by members of the Scout Group. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts can collect their allotted cards from Philippa’s house between 3pm and 7pm each Friday.

Remembrance Service 2013

Scouts carrying flags

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, leaders and their families joined the Remembrance Sunday service at the war memorial in Stocksfield today. As well as the Scout Group, there was the Deputy Lieutenant (representing the Queen), representatives from the Parish Council, the Army, Veterans, the British Legion, the Police and the Girl Guides Association. The service was led by Philippa Harpin.