Cub Scouts

Hi 

Please find details attached for this year’s Promise Renewal event – to be held at Phasels Wood on Tuesday 23rd April following last year’s very successful format.

For this year’s event, we will be trialling online payments direct from parents – this will save a huge amount of time by you and the event admin team, writing out parent’s details and filling in forms!

Please prepare to distribute these forms the first week back after half term and put a note in your diary to be there too. Parents will be asked to accompany young people around the activities but we still need around 50 adults to make the event happen – Jane Harding has agreed to co-ordinate the rota and we’ll send details of how to sign up for to help during half term.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks

Russ

Leaders advanced notice

Arrangements are now in place for this season’s sailing at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth on Thursday evenings between 25th April and 18th July 2019.

Provision has been made for Groups to have an exclusive evening, individuals to have a ‘taster session’, Explorers Cubs and Scouts to gain Staged Activity Badges and experienced sailors to have open practice.

The cost per person per session will be £12 including minibus transport from Hemel Hempstead.

Full details are available on the attached document. A further notice will be posted when on-line bookings ‘go live’.

Any queries please contact me directly.

Colin

 

Hi 

Please find details below and attached for the Swimming Gala. We will assume your Pack/Troop is participating unless you contact Keith to say otherwise.

Hemel Hempstead Sportspace Leisure Centre on

Saturday 2nd  February 2019

Cubs – 6.45 p.m. for a 7.15 p.m. start time

Scouts – 7.15 pm for an 8.00 p.m.’ish’ start.

on behalf of Keith & Andy

Hi 

Please come and join the Jamboree team at our Easter Fun Event. You will experience a variety of indoor and outdoor Easter Themed activities including an Easter Egg Hunt!

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019
ocation: Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £5.00
Wear: Uniform and bring a coat as we will also be outside.

A letter to give out to Beavers & Cubs is attached… please distribute to all young people in your section.

Thanks

Russ

Hi 

Please come and join the Jamboree team at our Easter Fun Event. You will experience a variety of indoor and outdoor Easter Themed activities including an Easter Egg Hunt!

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019
ocation: Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £5.00
Wear: Uniform and bring a coat as we will also be outside.

A letter to give out to Beavers & Cubs is attached… please distribute to all young people in your section.

Thanks

Russ

I’m sure you’re looking forward to the Summer break after a successful Summer term of Scouting. I thought it would be a good idea to drop you a quick email with future dates to note for those of you who like to plan ahead.

Electronic copies of the letters to young people and information for leaders are available from the weblink below each event. Full details will be emailed to you for each event in late August and will be explained at the leader’s meeting on 6th September… but for now, please put the dates in your diary.

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Please find details below and attached for the Swimming Gala

Hemel Hempstead Sportspace Leisure Centre on

Saturday 3rd  February 2018

Cubs – 6.45 p.m. for a 7.15 p.m. start time

Scouts – 7.15 pm for an 8.00 p.m.’ish’ start.

Andy

With Summer term well underway, at last we have some good weather to make our outdoor activities even more enjoyable – let’s hope the sun is here to stay!

 

News

 

  • 1st Hemel Hempstead Scouts celebrated St George’s Day during on an exciting trip to Wales!
  • A training day at Lees Wood was enjoyed by 80 Cub Sixers & Seconders from across the District, taking part in a range of activities that will help them in their roles.
  • At the District AGM we celebrated a year of “even more adventure than before!”, take a look at our video review of the year!
  • Congratulations to the three Network members who attended the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday – a fantastic achievement! – and thanks to all the leaders who deliver the DofE programme in the District.

Forthcoming dates

 

  • 9th June – Cub Fun Evening at Phasels Wood
  • 21st June – Scout/Explorer linking event – details TBC
  • 28th July – District Expedition to Kandersteg
  • 5th September – All Section Leaders’ meeting – just after the Summer holiday, so pop the date in your diary so you don’t forget!

 

Enjoy your scouting!

 

Russ

News

  • 1st Hemel Hempstead Scouts have been ringing the bells for Christmas at St Mary’s Church in the Old Town!
  • 1st Apsley Cubs enjoyed a busy time at their Winter Camp at Well End Activity Centre
  • Last Friday 176 Cubs from across the District celebrated 100 years of Cub Scouts by renewing their promise all together on ice at a Christmas ice rink!

Forthcoming Events

The District Diary is currently being updated ready for all the exciting events and activities taking place in 2017 – keep an eye on the District web page to find out more!

Thanks to everyone for all your support throughout 2016, it’s been a fantastic year.

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year too.

Russ

 

 

News

  • More than 180 Cubs enjoyed an amazing, star-gazing afternoon completing their Astronomers Badge
  • 2nd Hemel Hempstead Cubs spent an evening learning about making Safe Choices, Peer Pressure, Bullying and Safe Adults – all part of the Billy’s Wish education programme.
  • 1st Leverstock Green Kestrel pack did the Mannequin Challenge as part of the Entertainer badge!

Forthcoming events

  • 7th December – Training & Permit Validation Workshop
  • 10th December – Caving day hosted by Complete Outdoors, raising money for Hemel Hempstead District Scouts
  • 16th December – Cub Promise Outing event – there are still places available, contact Maureen Shelley if you have any more Cubs who would like to join in the ice-skating fun!
  • 28th January – District Quiz Night – make sure you put the date in your diary, full details to follow in the New Year
  • Bushcraft 2017 – if you want to learn more Bushcraft skills, it’s time to register for the 2017 programme – email hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com for more information.

Don’t forget to keep sending news and photos of your activities for us to share with everyone.

Enjoy your festive scouting over the next few weeks!

Russ