Bring a Parent Night

Cooking over wood

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.

Thanks to Tony Winters for the pictures.

The Hardest Questions

Planning

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!

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.

Cub Camp 2013

Crate Stacking

These photos capture the experience better than words can

  • Topping out the climb!

2013 AGM

AGM

This years Group Annual General Meeting will be held at the Scout Hut in Guessburn on Wednesday the 9th October, starting at 7.30 pm. All members of the Scout Group and their parents are very welcome.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes – 27 June 2012
  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
    Mrs Helen Schooler has agreed to be nominated
  7. To elect a Group Treasurer
    Mr Ben Mitchell has agreed to be nominated
  8. To appoint an auditor for the annual accounts
  9. To receive Group Scout Leader’s annual report (verbal)
  10. To receive the following sectional reports (verbal)
     a. Scout Leader
     b. Cub Leader
     c. Beaver Leader
  11. New Hut – progress report
  12. Fundraising

Gang Show

Hadrian District Scouts Gang Show 2014

The stage is set as Hadrian District Scouts plans to hold its second Gang show in February 2014. Following on from last years success, the District is keen to hold a bigger and even better show. We want youngsters & leaders from all sections and groups to take part in the fun.

If you’re interested, please contact your section leader and let them know.

Ending on a High

Silhouette of Scouts on a zipwire

For the final meeting of the year, the Cubs went to Broomley Grange Adventure Centre. Under the watchful eye of the Centre’s instructors, Stocksfield’s cubs tested out the assault course and this zip wire.