District News

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 share the following information with your Scouts/Explorers/Network members…

Scouts/Explorers/Network – Have you entered this years Pinewood Derby?

Pinewood Derby is a great fun event for scouts which has been going now for 30 years!

It has been one of the most popular events with most Troops taking part. and ideal as a winter time activity.

 

To enter you purchase a simple kit which costs £ 5.00 (wood, wheels, axles) from which you make a car or vehicle of some sort and then they are raced on a special track to see which car goes the fastest. Cars are raced in groups, the fastest cars from each group race in a final.

There are prizes for the best looking cars, split into age groups, and for the overall fastest and runner ups. Spectators are welcome on the day. The event will finish around lunchtime. Snacks and drinks are available but you can bring your own.

 

This years event takes place at Apsley HQ, Durrants Hill Road on Sat morning 23rd Feb, which is ideal as scouts will have the whole week of half term to finish their car.

 

A full set of rules comes with the kit but you can get a good idea of last years event by looking at the download at www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/pinewoodderby. Not only are there pictures but a guide as to how to build your car and template as well.

 

If you wish to enter and have not made arrangements with your scout Leader you can enter here www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/pinewoodderby and arrangements to get a kit to you will be made.

Any questions email pinewood.derby@hemel-scouts.co.uk

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

I have attached details of our forthcoming “Family Quiz Night” being run to raise funds to help our seven participants going to the World Scout Jamboree in the USA later this year.

PLEASE ALSO CIRCULATE THIS TO YOUNG PEOPLE / PARENTS IN YOUR SECTION/GROUP.

These evenings are always great fun – and this year’s quiz has been put together to be very family-friendly.

A ploughman’s supper is included within the ticket price – there will also be a bar serving alcoholic, hot and cold drinks at very reasonable prices.

Please do try to put together a team (up to 8 people) and enjoy the evening!

Thanks

on behalf of the Jamboree fundraising team

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

Hi  and Happy New Year!

As we begin another Scouting term, here are a couple of reminders as you look to plan your activities this term:

 

All Sections Leader’s Meeting

  • Date: Thursday 3rd January
  • Time: 7.45pm (for 8pm start)… 9.30pm finish
  • Venue: Hobbs Hill Wood School

As well as an update on forthcoming section events, we’ll be discussing ideas to improve support you deliver weekly programmes and update you on progress on the suggestions put forward at September’s meeting.

 

Dates for forthcoming events

All forthcoming events are listed at www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/diary – letters for young people and explanatory notes for leaders can be downloaded.

 

Scout Shop opening dates/times

The Scout Shop will be open every Tuesday from 8th January to 2nd April (excluding 19th February for half term). Opening times are 7.00pm – 8.30pm.

If you wish to order badges, please email Linda using shop@hemel-scouts.co.uk.

 

Look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening.

Russ

From Pete West & family

Mum’s funeral will be on 28th December

11.145am – St. Mary & Joseph Catholic church, Boxmoor

1.20pm – West Herts Crematorium

2.30pm – Boxmoor Village Club

Please let us know if you’re planning to attend to help with catering.

Thank you

Pete

Hi

Here’s a round up of recent activities from our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hemel-scouts):

To add your group’s events to the Facebook page, please email dc@hemel-scouts.co.uk to be added as a contributor to the Facebook page.

 

Dates to note:

  • 11/01/18 – deadline for YP RSVP for Emergency Aid Badge Day
  • 18/01/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Emergency Aid Badge Day

 Forthcoming events (www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/diary)

Happy Scouting

Russ

Hi

You may already have seen in your Scouting+ emails from Gilwell that the Nights Away Notification form was updated in September but I have had some old versions sent to me, so I have attached the new form again for everyone to keep on file.

Locally, we have also created an online version, which can be submitted via the URL below:

www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/nights-away

Thanks

Russ