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Week ending 02.12.17

33rd Beavers sparkle!

The 33rd Beavers enjoyed a very messy glittery session this week making Christmas cards and hanging decorations. There were lots of alternative looking reindeers and snowmen as well as some very sparkly Beavers.








Bouncing Cubs

On Thursday night 30 cubs from the 59th went along to the new trampoline park in Greenock, Elev8.
There was a foam pit, basketball courts and even some dodgeball which the cubs quickly decided was there favourite part of the night.
Cubs rounded off the night with a hot dog and a drink. Thank you to all the staff for providing a great night of fun.






Get your Christmas trees from Kilmacolm scouts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

And it’s also the time you should be thinking about buying your Christmas Tree and having your cards delivered by Kilmacolm Scout Group.

This Saturday, they will be selling a new range of Christmas Trees of all sizes from a new supplier. The trees are top quality Nordic Pine with soft, non-drop needles.

They will be on sale from the Scout Hall on Barr’s Brae, Kilmacolm, between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 2 and Saturday 9 December.

Other Christmas goodies, such as wrapping paper, baubles and Santa hats will also be on sale. We might even stretch to a cup of tea or coffee if you have time.

Also, each Christmas, the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers provide a Christmas card postal service for the community of Kilmacolm.

The cards can be posted into special post-boxes located in The Cross Café and Kilmacolm Community Centre between the Friday 1st and Friday 15th December for a small donation of just 30p per card.

All the cards will be hand posted over the weekend of 16/17th December.

Winter skills course

 Greater Manchester East Scouts invite all UK adult Scout leaders and helpers to the annual winter weekend.

The course is split into a few groups:
1. Those just wanting to go winter walking who have limited experience and would like to learn what is involved
2. Experienced winter hill walkers who want to just go for a walk / climb with other experienced people
3. Further skills sessions for those wanting to advance their knowledge, or to show them what’s needed for a winter hillwalking permit.
4. Those who want to be assessed for a winter hillwalking permit.
The cost for 4 nights is £140, or £35 per day. This is full board and includes bunkhouse accommodation and all food. We need a non-refundable £20 deposit with your booking.

The course will be held at the Hertfordshire Scout Centre – Lochearnhead Station. See their website for details

Activities on the hill are weather dependent. We will aim to do full winter hill days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and a shorter day on Sunday to allow for the long journey home. You must be prepared for long and strenuous hill days carrying a heavy sack. We may have to climb to 700m just to reach the snowline before starting any of the skills workshops, it is therefore important that you are fit and used to hillwalking.
If you are interested in coming on this meet, please download an application form and kit list either from the files tab in the GME Scouts – Activities Forum Facebook Group
and return it to