Scouts message Autumn 2015

I hope you have managed to find some sunshine over the summer and have all enjoyed some sort of well deserved break.  The Scouts have had a successful summer break with several sailing and kayaking sessions having taken place and a number of our older Scouts having a fantastic trip down to Bournemouth and staying on board the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus.

 

Below is our outline plan for the coming term (as ever this is subject to change – we will advise in good time where this happens).  Unless otherwise specified, all regular Friday evening sessions are at Gordon League Rugby Club in Hempsted at the usual times 6:30pm to 8pm.

 

Subs will be due on or before 4 September please.  Subs for the coming term are £24 for the first child and £20 for the second and each subsequent child.  Our preferred method of payment is online using our bank details as follows – Sort Code: 40-37-60 Account 90023132 ref gift aid payers name and what the amount is for.

 

  • 4 September – at Gordon League – fitness badge and athletics.  Please wear trainers and jogging trousers or similar.
  • 11 September – at Murray Hall – Dave has already issued a message about this but please let me know if you need a reminder.  Normal session time 6:30pm to 8pm with an overnight session following straight on for those staying.  Bring along a tin can – no sharp edges and the wider and shorter the better.
  • 18 September – at Gordon League.  Emergency Aid session.
  • 25 September – Geocaching – location to be confirmed.  Watch this space!  Scouts will need to wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes.
  • 2 October – we will be camping at Tewkesbury Sailing Club from the evening of 2 October to Sunday morning 4 October.  Full details to be sent out very soon.  There is no regular session at Gordon League this evening.
  • 9 October – Communicator badge.  Scouts can bring their mobile phones if they wish (Scouts are to take personal responsibility for their phones – 15th Gloucester Sea Scouts will accept no responsibility for loss or damage).
  • 16 October – Global issues.
  • 23 October – Hike – this is likely to commence from Robinswood Hill car park but this is to be confirmed.

 

Other events for your diaries:

  • 5 September – Gloucester Day Parade (Sailing cancelled) – see earlier message.
  • 19 September – Sailing at Tewkesbury.
  • 24 September – AGM and presentation evening (message regarding this has been sent by Michelle Vaughan).
  • 27 September – Baggage Area at Cheltenham Half Marathon.  Early morning start to around mid-day 1pm.  Participants will be sought soon – please let me know if your Scout would like to take part.
  • 17 October – JOTI/JOTA – sleepover at Murray Hall.  Details to follow in due course.
  • 8 November – Remembrance Day parade and service.

 

And finally, the leaders have been considering how we can improve our fundraising to ensure we can continue to provide a quality Scouts section and associated activities.  We will let you know of any plans as we go but in the meantime I would like to arrange another ‘Cash4Clothes’ run…

 

Cash4Clothes are a clothes recycling and collection centre based in the heart of Gloucester. We buy your unwanted clothes, pairs of shoes, hats, handbags, baby clothes, belts etc. from you for 50p per kilo. The majority of the usable and wearable clothes collected are sent to places such as Africa where they are used to help local communities.

The clothing must be clean and wearable.

Please note that we do not accept duvets, pillows, cushions, and items which are wet, dirty, ripped, or stained.

 

So please start to look in your wardrobes for unwanted, usable and wearable clothes – I will let you know when I would like you to bring these along to an upcoming session.  Many thanks

 

Andy

15th Gloucester Sea Scouts

Recent changes 19th June 2015

Hi All,

Our Scout Leader, Stew, has decided to take a break from Scouts. We will very much miss him but are pleased he will be around for Sailing.

Going forward the Scout team will be led by Andy Elliott. He will be taking over as from this Friday and I hope you will give him as much support as you would give Stew. Andy’s number is 07877 211600.

The Water Activities team has decided to lower the age for Sailing and kayaking to include 9 year olds that can swim 50m. In the coming weeks we will be emailing parents of eligible age cubs to see if they would like to join in. All cubs over 10 years old will be invited to join whether or not they can swim 50m.

Kev will be dealing with all of the administration for the Water Activities team and will be sending out invites and taking in payments. These will not be taken on the day of sailing anymore as it is incredibly busy as it is with the activities, parents will be invited to pay their donation into the bank or at the Scout/ Cub hall the week before.

If you have any questions regarding this or anything else please let me or Kev know.

Shell Vaughan
Group Scout Leader – 15th Gloucester (St Peter’s) Sea Scouts
ACC Inclusion Gloucestershire
07963 603725

St Georges Day Parade 25th April 2015

Dear all – below are the planned timings for next weekend’s St George’s Day parade. Please note that this is a full uniform event – no trainers or jeans. Please wear dark school trousers and shoes. Coats will only be worn if it is raining at the time the parade leaves Spa Rd so please ensure Scouts are suitably attired to keep warm underneath their jumper!

Rehearsal will be held on Saturday 25th April 2015 10.00am – 11.00am at Gloucester Cathedral (earlier than past years due to a wedding at 1pm) . Note that this is only for our flag bearer.

Parade & Service will be on Sunday 26th April 2015 3.45pm Assemble Spa Road (Dog Leg) 4.15pm (Prompt) Parade moves off 4.35pm Parade arrives at Cathedral 5.00pm Cathedral Service starts 6.00pm Service finishes

The Parade moves off & Service start times are Precise – The other times are approximations

Their is limited parking in the general area of Spa Rd – please bear this in mind when planning arrival times.

We are 100 Years Old!

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in celebrating our 100th birthday at our Centenary service Friday 23rd May 2014 at St Peter’s Church, London Road, Gloucester from 6.30pm.

The evening will commence with a service at 6.30pm, followed by refreshments in the Church Hall.

Additional information about the event, together with details about how to get to the venue at St Peter’s Church, are available on request from duckserberus@yahoo.com or 07912 026834.

Lottery Grant secured

We applied for a lottery grant a while ago and have just found out that the lottery are giving it to us. We have applied for camping equipment and buoyancy aids so check back here often for updates on how we have spent the money.

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