Our group joined with 500 other Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from around Maidenhead in the annual St George’s Day celebration, The Beavers, Cubs Scouts and Explorers split into their sections and took part in outdoor games before me making their promises.
Thank you for supporting in good turn out
Cubs will camp for a week over Half Term 24 Cubs from the 1st and 19th Maidenhead will join with 1000 Other Cubs from around the UK at Gilwell park in Essex for a week long adventure, The Wild West themed camp takes place over half term, and our Cow Boys and Cow Girls will take part in Climbing, caving, caving, and Ariel run, as well a day trip to Whipsnade Zoo.
in preparation for the week away the Cubs have held practice camps, built their own wagons and have even designed their own badge and flag.
The camp is now less than a month away! keep up to date via twitter with the Hashtag #cubjam
Cubs Took part in the annual Swimming Gala at the Magnet Pool. Our Team of speedy swimmers did a great job at representing the group, and made it into the finals for many of their races, Including the Relay race, and 3rd place in the Leader race!! Well done to everyone who took part.
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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Thank you to those who came to St Gerorge’s Day parade. We had a walk to Braywick park followed by lots of fun games and challenges.
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.
Thank you all those who attended the remembrance day parade on Sunday. It’s important for us to remember those who gave their lives in the past to give us the freedoms that we now have.
As you can see from the photo, we had a great turn out.