The Newsletter of the 3rd
Hayling Scout Group
100 Club Draw
Another Successful Fireworks Night
Jan passes lifeguard qualification
The Great Escape
Top Award for Saturn Cubs
Three Cub Scouts from Saturn Pack have completed their top award of the Cub section, The Chief Scouts Award (Silver). To gain this award the Cubs had to complete various challenges and projects, including the Outdoor Challenge, for camping skills, the Caring challenge, including a project over 2 months based on caring for others, The Fitness challenge to show a steady improvement over 6 weeks and a personal challenge – something new to learn.
The photograph shows Brynmor Day, Max Thomas and Harrison Notter with Nigel Vallette the District Commissioner for Scouts who presented the awards.
Book Sale Saturday 26th November
Our next second-hand book sale will take place at the URC Hall, Mengham on the 26th November from 10:00 to 14:00.
There will be over 5000 books to choose from, fiction and non fiction, all sorted and ready for your perusal and purchase.
Once again Mark and his team have done a great job with the preparation, despite not having access to the HQ in the past 2 weeks.
Good Progress on our New Roof
Work started on our roof on the 31st October, and after just 2 weeks much has been achieved. Anyone walking past the HQ will see the security fencing and the scaffolding, but what cannot be seen are the three new trusses (see photo) inside the HQ, the stripping of the plaster board, exposing the corrugated sheets and the removal and partial replacement of the flat roof.
From the 14th November, work will start to replace the pitched roof with the modern membrane. If you have access to our website, you can see more details and photographs of the work being completed.
Roof Fund Nearly £32,000
Our fund which started in May 2005 has nearly reached £32,000, and has given us sufficient confidence to instruct "Roofline" to proceed with the work.
Whilst I was always positive about reaching the target this year, this is still a remarkable achievement. The final cost of the work will be slightly less than the original target of £35,000, but we are continuing with our efforts to cover the difference and also to rebuild our key funds.
Remembrance Day Parade
We had another good turnout for this years parade - thanks to all who joined in. Special thanks to Robert Durrell our flag bearer and to Liam Holden for laying a wreath on behalf of the Scouts of Hayling.
Meetings continue all over Hayling
Although our HQ is out of action (see Roof Report) our sections have continued to meet at various locations on Hayling. St Andrews Church Hall, The Billy Line, Hayling Firing Squad, Hayling Fire station, the beach, The Hayling School have all seen our young members in action.
The Camping Continues
We may be well into November, but for the Scouts and Explorers the camping season continues.
On the weekend of the 18th November they are planning
the annual "Rhodi bashing camp" in West Sussex, where with the
full permission of the camp warden, they cut and burn as much rhododendrum
as they can achieve. This is great fun for those involved and also a worthwhile
service for the campsite. Just to add to the challenge the Scouts are
planning to build bivouacs from natural materials and sleep out in them
All parents should receive a letter detailing our Xmas postal service. This service, running for the 22nd time this year, is important for three reasons:-
The activities fund is a separate fund held within the Group, solely for the activities for the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. The money raised this year will go towards sponsoring the activities at our Group Camp in 2006.
Therefore PLEASE will all of you help us to deliver on the two Sundays before Christmas. Details are provided on the separate sheet.
Diary of Events
26th Book Sale
30th Back in the HQ (I hope)
11th Xmas Post
18th Xmas Post
25th Xmas Day