Happy birthday Cubs! Though we have been partying hard all year, today is the day to truly celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts.
What’s on today
Cubs will be everywhere today! Don’t miss us on national breakfast TV and on Facebook Live with Reuters at 8.35am. We are in the Telegraph this morning, and then this afternoon on BBC Newsround. It’s a jam-packed day in the lead up to the big event tonight.
What’s on tonight
At 19.16, we’re asking all our members, both young people and adults, to renew their Promise. Make sure you share your Promise Party photos with the Movement by tagging them with #Cubs100 on social media, and sign up to Thunderclap to help broadcast our message worldwide. Using this Twibbon on your social media profile photo is a fun way to show your support.
This year’s District Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26 October at 8.00 p.m. The venue will be the 4th/6th Leigh-on-Sea Group headquarters at The Cabin in Barnard Road.
Essex International Jamboree – the largest ever joint Scout and Guide camp in the UK – has become even larger! We are giving a Junior Jam opportunity for Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows.
Junior Jam has been created especially for our younger sections, who are warmly invited to enjoy a full day of Jamboree experiences with their friends and leaders. Just choose whether you would like to come along on either Sunday 31st July or Monday 1st August.
For just £20, all the young people will receive their own scarf and badge before joining in the EIJ Experience Trail. They will then enjoy a full day of exciting activities. These activities include climbing, abseiling, bouncy castles, low ropes, crystal maze, crafts and many more.
Leaders can attend for just £10 each. More information and how to make a group booking, go to www.eij.org.uk/juniorjam
Please note: Junior Jam is for groups (Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows) with their leaders to do a structured day of activities, not the opportunity to go and meet up with groups that are at EIJ. No bookings for individuals will be taken. Your booking will only be secured on receipt of full payment and accompanied by your reference number which will be sent to you on receipt of initial booking form
A very Happy Christmas to everyone from the District Executive and District Teams. Have a fantastic time!
The Annual Meeting of the District Scout Council has been arranged for 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th October 2015 in the Cabin, Barnard Road, Leigh, SS9 3PH.
Belchamps has a great range of events over the coming Scouting year with something for every section. We are trying to offer leaders some great easy additions to their programme.
Kicking off in September with some 24 hour sleepovers a great easy way to get the section together for and overnight event. In October we have our first ever Jamboree on the Air where you can talk to other Scouts from around the world followed by our creepy camping weekend when the centre turns eerie.
In November it’s the annual Firework display with 2 displays this year one for the younger children with less bangs and the main one with our usual 20 minutes of spectacular fireworks. There is also the giant Bonfire and some fabulous light shows from Pluto jugglers.
In December we have our annual Christmas sleepovers and the fun spectacular day on the last weekend before Christmas with the centre lit up in its normal winter wonderland.
In January and February its 2 nights for the price of one on all of our buildings, with badge weekend in January and Winter Camp in February, its a busy couple of month.
March see’s more Sleepovers plus Mud Mania; the new tough mud style challenge. We’ve got lots of training courses running in March and April too, including rifle shooting, Archery, campfire leaders and Fencing. And in April its the second year of Survive Belchamps.
For a free events guide call 01702562690 or email email@example.com
Essex Scouts – Looking Forward to Wintac?
Wintac will be back on 13th – 15th November at Skreens Park Activity Centre.
A weekend of winter fun for the Explorers, the event this year will feature more activities on Saturday, including a Music Bar with a dancefloor and playstations, 3 tin tucker trial, bushcraft skills and bushcraft craft barn. There will also be a Leaders’ Retreat and evening programme.
Bookings now being taken. £35 each. £30 early bird. £16 catering (including pudding). £10 per leader. Early bird close 15th October. Closing date 29th October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For reasons outside of our control, the District AGM scheduled for 1st July has had to be postponed. We apologise for this, and will announce the revised date (which is likely to be early September) as soon as we know it.
I am really delighted to advise you that our UK Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, has been reappointed in this role until 2018. He will use this time over the next few years to continue to be an amazing ambassador for Scouting, highlighting the life changing opportunities we offer young people and to express our thanks to you, our adult volunteers, who deliver everyday adventure to nearly half a million young people across the UK.
Bear has made such an incredible contribution to the Movement since taking on the role of UK Chief Scout in 2009 and has really helped us to expand Scouting within Britain’s local communities. He is already looking forward to congratulating the latest young achievers of the Queen Scout Award at our ‘Day of Celebration and Achievement’ event at Windsor Castle in late April and taking part in an action packed weekend of Scouting activities in East Midlands region of England during May.
UK Chief Commissioner
The Scout Association
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