Over 270 Cubs from all around Maidenhead took over a screen at the cinema on Thursday 21st April for a private screening of the new Jungle Book Film. Heather Hague who has organised the trip said “ The Cubs are celebrating their 100th Birthday year and this year is billed as the wildest yet!” Cubs was originally based on the Jungle Book Story back in 1916 as Baden Powell was a good friend of Rudyard Kipling.
Last term Cubs from our pack worked on their on their own animation project with help from the Three Discovery Centre. As a Big Birthday Surprise the 3 minute video which retells the story of Scouting was played in the cinema before the feature film, and the Cubs involved will also see their names credited on the Big screen.
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:
Berkshire Masonic Trust
Louis Baylis Trust – Why the advertiser is special
Maidenhead Round Table
Toys R Us
Prince Phillip Trust
The Pinkneys Arms
Wallys Toy Shop
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
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:
The Cubs took part in a Japanese themed Sleepover Last week, to share and join in the Jamboree taking place next summer. Scouts from Maidenhead and Slough came down to support the programme, making Fake sushi, Origami peace cranes, and Fish banners.
Well done to Jake, Barney, Lucas and Caiden for signing off on their Martial Arts badge. It was a great addition before bed to show and tell their Kit and Japanese martial arts interests the rest of the pack.
After little sleep… Saturday morning concluded with a Japanese style tea party, and reflection before more games and home time.
The whole evening was in support of Bagheera who is heading off to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan next summer as a member of the International Service Team.