Week Ending 01.03.14
Farewell to Rev Ian Johnson
The 70th and 59th Groups were sad to be saying goodbye to their Chaplain with the recent departure of the Lyle Kirk minister Rev Ian Johnson. Both Groups thanked Mr Johnson for his support and interest and wished him well in his new charge in Dumbarton. Mr Johnson was presented with a Thanks Badge and a small gift on behalf of all in the 59th and 70th.
Explorer Belt Fundraising
This summer four teams from various Groups and Units across the District will take part in an Explorer Belt expedition to Bavaria, Germany. The 21 Explorers and Networks have been working hard over the past 12 months on their routes, projects and fundraising.
All is going really well and they can’t wait to get out there. The teams have to cover a distance of 100 miles in 10 days while researching a major project of their choice and completing 10 mini projects along the way, five of which they’ll have no prior knowledge of.
When they return home the teams will have to complete a presentation of their expedition and projects and if successful they will receive the Explorer Belt. The teams will be releasing more information shortly so others can follow their journey and support them.
Fundraising efforts are going well so far but the group still has a bit to go. We would like to thank the staff and generous shoppers at Tesco Greenock for their recent support at our bag packing event. A fantastic total of £1422 was raised.
Darroch Explorers visit Kilfinan House
Darroch Explorers spent a fantastic weekend at Kilfinan House near Tighnabruaich. After arriving later than planned on Friday evening and being cramped on the bus, the Explorers settled in to their accommodation by heading straight for the sauna and hot tub. The evening was topped off with pizza and a movie.
The next day was an early rise for breakfast followed by a short drive and some hikes around Portavadie taking in some fantastic scenery. It was then back to the house for a late lunch, and a large tournament of archery, pool and table tennis. And before dinner the spa facilities were in full use again. On Sunday before leaving, the Unit assisted in the gardens by removing some fallen trees and splitting logs for the fires.
70th Scouts Car Wash
The 70th Group are holding a fundraising car wash on Saturday, 1st March 10am to 1pm at Lyle Kirk Newark Street Church. Money raisedwillhelp members of the group who are going to the World Jamboree in Japan and the Blair Atholl Jamboree. Tea and coffee will be available for people tohavewhilethey wait fortheir cars to be cleaned.
5th Quiz Night Fun
The 5th Scout group are holding a quiz night in aid of scout fundson Friday, 7t. March in Westburn Church Hall 7pm to 8pm. Ticket cost £5 and can be bought from Campbell Cairns.
All Leaders Meeting
A reminder that all leaders in the District are requested to attend a meeting in the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on Sunday, 9th March from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Tea and coffee will be served at the end of the meeting. All groups should try to ensure that each of their sections is represented at the meeting and anyone who holds a permit (Nights Away or Activity) is asked to bring the permit with them on the evening for logging.
Thanks to all who came up to Everton and helped with the tidy up and spring clean of the facilities at Everton. Thereare still plenty of jobs requiring to be done over the coming weeks so if you missed out at the weekend there is still ample opportunity to take a turn.