Back to Basic for Cubs
The 12 Cubs and one Scout from Kilmacolm braved horrendous weather conditions to learn about some Scouting basics.
The quality of the tents was put to test as heavy rain and winds battered the campsite for most of the weekend but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the youngsters who had a great time. They even managed to cook the breakfast bacon over an open campfire – a first for many Cubs.
Thanks go to all who made the weekend possible.
Fundraising Bag Pack
Cubs and Scouts from the 47th Group have been raising funds by bagpacking in Tesco Port Glasgow. Thanks to the great efforts on the day, an impressive £776.62 was raised. The Group would like to thank all the Cubs and Scouts who took part but also the public for being so generous with their donations.
Do 1 Thing!
Scout Community week is fast approaching, between 3 and 9 June.
During that week thousands of groups up and down the UK will be taking part in all types of community activities such as tree planting, rubbish clear ups or revamping a green space. This work counts towards the Community Challenge and other awards, promotes Scouting and of course helps the community in general.
If you are planning a project to run during that week, please let us know in order that our local MP Iain McKenzie can attend to support you, if he is free.
So far one group will be spending two days at the Wellington Street allotments to move some earth and do some general tidy work. Another group will be busy collecting food stuffs from a local supermarket on behalf of the Inverclyde food bank.
The collection from this year’s District Parade will be sent to UKHQ as a Community week donation. This will support a very special cause; to assist young people and adult volunteers with disabilities to enjoy the Scouting that others take for granted here in Greenock and District.
Across the UK, successful projects last year included:
Grow 1 Thing – planting trees and bulbs or growing a herb garden.
Make 1 Thing – making bird boxes, hanging baskets.
Clear 1 Thing – clearing litter in public places, beaches, or clearing overgrown areas.
Remember during 3 to 9 June, DO 1 THING!
Retrospective Checking of PVGs
Leaders who have received a PVG form for completion are asked to return the completed form to Eleanor Ross, Appointment Secretary as soon as possible.
Scout Headquarters have sent a reminder requesting the return of outstanding PVGs.
Scout Notes on the Radio!
You’ve read every word but now you can hear Scout Notes every week on the radio!
Local radio station Inverclyde Radio is putting the Notes on the radio on a Friday afternoon – and some of our young people will help read the Notes out.
You can listen to Inverclyde Radio via www.inverclyderadio.com and if you miss the broadcast you can catch up by going to the Listen Again Page on http://www.inverclyderadio.com/Listen/listenagain.html