Thursday 19th May, 8pm
The Scout Group’s Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Thursday 19 May 2021, at 8 pm, in Brucefield Church Halls.
Everyone is very welcome and encouraged to come along and hear section reports for the year, see the Group finances and confirm the officer bearers for the year ahead.
Thursday meetings of the Group’s Beaver Scout section resume on Thursday 6th January 2022. Spaces are available for both boys and girls. We meet at 5.30 – 6.30 pm. Beaver Scouts are for children aged between 5¾ and 8 and offers the chance to experience fun, games, crafts, outings, friendship, gain badges and a chance to learn new skills. Simply come along to Brucefield Church Halls, East Main Street on a Thursday night, visit our website at http://www.7thwhitburnscouts.org.uk or call Gavin Johnston on 01501 773519 if you need more information.
The Scout Group would like to thank everyone who used the Scout Christmas Post service last year and to all shops and premises that once again accepted cards and supported the venture.
A total of 4,900 cards were delivered raising over £1400 for Group funds. This compares with 8,100 cards delivered and £2300 raised in 2019 when the Post last operated. All money raised enables us to ensure Scouting is available to everyone by being used to pay membership fees to the Scout Association, provide free camps/outings for our young people and the general running of the Group.
Section meetings for the year have now stopped. It has been absolutely fantastic being back to face-to-face meetings this year, since September. One of the most pleasing aspects has been seeing how many of our young people have returned to us after such a long time away.
You will be aware that in recent days a number of COVID restrictions have been, or will be, reintroduced. At the moment, the Scout Group is planning on meetings resuming for the Cubs and Beavers on Thursday 6th January and Scouts and Explorers on Tuesday 11 January 2022. We will of course keep you informed of any changes. Please note that Cub meeting times will return to 6.15 – 7.45 pm.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped with the Scout Post this year – whether delivering promotional leaflets and/or Christmas cards. We delivered 4,900 cards and raised the fantastic sum of £1,400. This money will be used to pay the membership fees, for all our young people, to the Scout Association.
And thank you also to all Beaver Scouts who raised the terrific sum of £62 for Children in Need. This was part of their Personal Challenge badge and involved filling Smartie tubes.
Finally, please can we wish everyone a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Thank you for all your support in 2021 and we very much look forward to 2022.
Please stay safe and well everyone.
Many thanks to everyone who has offered to help with a Scout Post delivery this year. You should have been informed of your day.
There are still many people who haven’t returned a form and we really need more help. Every member benefits from the money raised and that’s why we’re keen everyone does their utmost to help.
Sunday 12th December @ 12.30 pm and
Saturday 18th December @ 9.30 am.
Cards are all sorted for delivery and we do our best to give people a known area or an area we know that is easy to deliver to.
IF YOU HAVEN’T, PLEASE RETURN A FORM THIS WEEK, E-MAIL ME AT JOHNSTON_GAVIN@HOTMAIL.COM OR CALL 01501 773519 WITH A SUITABLE DATE.
Send a Card and Support the Scouts!
The leaflet drop to promote the Scout Post takes place this week.
Leaflets are sorted into streets and can be collected at the start of Scout/Explorer Scout meetings on Tuesday and Cub and Beaver meetings on Thursday this week.
Alternatively, leaflets will be available on Saturday morning from Brucefield Church Halls at 9.30 am.
We very much hope all families help out and can take a number of streets.
Any questions, please call Gavin on 01501 773519.
Sunday 14 November 2021
The annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service returns this year.
This important parade and service takes place on Sunday 14th November 2021. We are assembling at the car park behind Taste Café on Armadale Road at 10.15 am for a 10.30 departure.
After a short service at the Cenotaph we will move to the South Church for the Church service.
The parade will then return to the Masonic Hall for refreshments and a snack. Proceedings should finish around 1.15 pm. If preferred, parents can collect their children at the end of the parade (around 12.45 pm).
This event has always been considered an ‘optional’ parade for members as it can be a very cold day and the service deals with sombre themes. However, everyone is very much invited to attend and those that do are asked to wear their full uniform as well as smart trousers. If possible, warm underclothes should be worn.
Thursday 28 October 2021
The Scout Group’s Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Thursday 28 October 2021, at 8 pm, in Brucefield Church Halls.
Everyone is very welcome and encouraged to come along and hear section reports for the year, see the Group finances, confirm the officer bearers for the year ahead and this year a number of presentations will be made to leaders of the Group.
GUIDANCE FOR THE RESTART OF FACE-TO-FACE SCOUT MEETINGS
We are all really looking forward to face-to-face meetings resuming this week. As with all Scouting activities, keeping everyone safe and well is our priority. COVID-19 brings extra requirements and therefore things will be a little different from when we last met in March 2020.
We would be grateful if everyone could read the following arrangements and if parents of younger children could discuss these with them prior to meetings:
- No one should attend meetings if you have any COVID-19 symptoms – continuous cough, temperature or loss of taste/smell – or generally feel unwell
- Entry to halls will be by the front door between the two churches only. Please do not use the car park entrance
- Children will exit the building by the front door leading directly onto the Main Street (blue doors of the original church)
- Everyone will be asked to sanitise hands on entering the building
- Unless medically except, anyone over the age of 12 is required to wear a face covering indoors
- We will try to be outdoors as much as possible – weather dependant of course
- Initially, the Scouts will meet from 6.30 – 8 pm and the Explorer Scouts 8 – 9.30 pm, both on Tuesdays.
- Due to building work being carried out at Brucefield Church, the hall normally used by the Cub Scouts is not available at present. This means that initially there will only be one Beaver Scout colony (from 5.30 – 6.30 pm) and the Cubs will then meet from 6.45 to 7.45 pm on Thursday evenings.
First, it has been BRILLIANT being back! In particular, seeing so many of our young people returning after nearly a year and a half away has been terrific.
Please note that there will be no meetings next week – Tuesday 12th or Thursday 14th October – due to the October school holidays. We return week beginning the 18th.
Have a good holiday please and take care.