On Saturday 21st January, Cubs and Scouts took part in the annual swimming event held at the Magnet Leisure Centre. The Cubs swam first in the afternoon, qualifying for most of the finals from their heats. And the Scout gala was held later that evening. Both teams came home with an abundance of certificates, in both individual and relay events. Jason and Hawkeye represented the group in the leader races. Fantastic effort from everyone who took part.
During a cold weekend in February the Cubs camped out for a full weekend of Skills training. The Cubs spend two nights sleeping out in their tents; learn First aid, Fire lighting, Navigation, , and even tried cooking a boiled egg in a paper cup! All of the teams showed great comradery and team work throughout.
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.
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