We have been busy fundraising recently with an extremely well attended Quiz in Hoxne raising over £600 and a Cake Stall at Hoxne Produce Market raising over £110. Thank you to everyone that supported us and especially Quiz Master Jenny Hall and the various bakers. Another event was a weekend Bag Packing at Morrisons, Diss where donations exceeded £1,750. Some of our Scouts helped at another of Jenny’s quiz nights and raised nearly £100 of donations from grateful participants. Additionally, one of our Beavers raised around £750 with a sponsored Pentathlon Challenge.
We ran a successful Grand Draw at the Gang Show in Mid-December. Main prizes were a barrow of booze, a luxury hamper, £50 Tesco voucher, and Family Swim Pass as well as many smaller prizes. Thank you to everybody who bought tickets or donated a prize
These funds will go towards the new Headquarters development. We continue to research and apply for grants to fund the main expenditure, although progress is slow we are beginning to have some success.
On the Scouting front, in January, we are limited by the weather and dark evenings, however we have a full programme of activities and plenty of Scout skills to brush up on and plans to make for summer activities.
Some of our Leaders are attending the Norfolk County Scouts “Big Weekend” at the beginning of February. This is a weekend in Great Yarmouth getting together with colleagues from across the county in formal and more relaxed sessions to learn from each other. There will be practical sessions intended to help with programme delivery, workshops, discussions and more formal sessions. There is also the opportunity to try some team building at crazy golf, pedalos, ten pin bowling and sandcastle building
Just a reminder that our new Warriors Beaver Colony started last autumn at Goodwin Hall, Saturday mornings 9.30 to 11.00. The Beaver Colony is for children aged 6-8 and provides a range of exciting and engaging activities helping your young ones to start learning basic Scout skills whilst making lots of new friends. Any new members are most welcome to attend where they will meet our Leadership Team and other Beavers as well as having lots of fun games to start their Scouting adventure. If you would like your young person to give Beavers a try either come along on a term time Saturday morning or please contact the Group Scout Leader; Andrew Aalders – Dunthorne 07908262623.