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New Roof appeal update

Thank you very much for all the generous contributions for our new roof campaign. We’re well on the way to our target.

Many individuals have contributed as well as the following organisations:

Andrea’s Café
Berkshire Masonic Trust
Costain
Immortal Fitness
Jump In
Louis Baylis TrustWhy the advertiser is special
Maidenhead Lions
Maidenhead Round Table
Maliks
Mattel
Toys R Us

Prince Phillip Trust
The Co-operative
The Pinkneys Arms
Wallys Toy Shop

New Roof Appeal

We’ve had the current building since 1972 so it’s done well to last 43 years. Through this time thousands of young people have been through the group and given them skills of teamwork, leadership, self responsibility and many others to prepare them for adulthood. I’m sure many people will have fond memories of your time in the hut. Unfortunately it’s now got to the point that the roof is starting to leak and we need to raise some money to fix it so it will last another 43 years!

We’ve got some quotes and it’s coming out as about £17,000 in total. We are trying to get donations of materials and labor to reduce this but we will still need to raise around 10,000 to complete the job.

There are lots of ways you help.

  • Spread the word to anyone else who might be able to help
  • Ask any contacts who might be to provide building materials
  • See if your employer will provide matched donations donations as part of the corporate social responsibility policies.
  • Donate via JustGiving. A proportion of donations through this site will be matched by Vodafone
  • Apply for any funds you know of. We can help prepare applications
  • Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

Family Camp

This year’s family camp took us to Youlbury in Oxfordshire. It had every activity you could think of from high ropes to archery to orienteering. To top it off Baghera organized a fantastic Japanese gameshow.

Thanks very much to Mark and all the other leaders for running the camp.

Click the image for more photos:

Campfire

Scout Survival Camp

In September the Scouts went on survival camp. In addition to having to build fires and cook from themselves, they learned about making traps, water purification and how to use an axe and saw. They also made an expedition into Windsor by train to go on a treasure hunt.

A patrol cooking their dinner

A patrol cooking their dinner

Cub Camp

Pirate Ship
It was all hands on deck for the Beavers and Cubs at the 19th Maidenhead, Ship wrecked at Walter Davis Scout Camp site, for a full weekend of pirate stories and adventure. They had Neckers tied into bandanas, and bags of energy to do anything piratey. There was Scrub the decks mop hockey, A Jolly Roger Zip line,and Ship building, and and if that wasn’t enough to shiver your timbers, the Booby trapped treasure hunt sorted Pirates from the Cabin crew. A great day was had by all.

For photos see here.