Another weekend packed with fun, challenge and adventure held on the Chatsworth estate. The lads and dads took part in a cycling challenge, a rugby challenge, non stop cricket, built ballistas, built a large camp fire, air rifle shooting, peg and wine bottle challenges and so much more.
The highlight for many on Saturday night was watching the England Wales Rugby match on a large screen sat around the camp fire!
And a big thank you to all the leaders who made the weekend possible – and the the family of Fred May (Former Group Chairman) whose legacy was spent on a new gate into the field.
For more photos, visit the GALLERY
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[singlepic id=14073 w=320 h=240 float=none]On Saturday 13th of June 2015, around 40 members of Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorers ran a charity fund raising car wash, to help the Scouts in Nepal. in 6 hours we raised nearly £900, which is absolutely fantastic. A HUGE thank you to all who helped! And check out the gallery for more pics.
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What a fantastic night and what a fantastic effort. We made impromptu stretchers, rescued the casualties (though at least one suffered severe neck injuries during the evacuation!) and evacuated them to safety in an arduous trek through Burbage valley.
In addition, the boys have raised an amazing £343.90 + Gift Aid for Shelterbox and their work helping the people in Nepal. You can see the work Shelterbox are doing on their news page here.
The JustGiving site is still open for anyone still wanting to donate.
Don’t forget the group is also holding a car wash on Saturday 13th (details on the previous post), head down to help or get your car washed 🙂
We’re sure that you’re aware of the earthquakes and resultant humanitarian disaster from the images and reports in the media. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless with entire villages destroyed and a risk of further fatalities is high with shelter, food and clean water key priorities.
Our Beaver Scouts are taking part in a fundraising activity on Thursday May 21st to raise funds for Shelterbox.
Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
So far, more than 2,600 shelter kits and almost 500 UN specification tents have been distributed by Shelterbox to families in a variety of areas including the capital of Kathmandu, and the districts of Dhading and Sindhupalchok. Each tent will provide vital shelter for a family whose home has been destroyed, while shelter kits contain the vital items to enable families to create temporary shelters and start repairing their damaged homes.
Our Beaver Scouts have sponsor forms and a JustGiving site has been created for anyone wishing to donate to this worthy cause.
Assistant Beaver Scout Leader
Unfortunately tonight’s cubs has had to be cancelled, due to the fact I went and got married this weekend, and I am not going to be back in time!
Please can you pass this message on to anyone who might not see this!
Normal service will resume next monday!
I hope you all understand.
I completed the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April in 3:45:13 to raise money for The Scout Association. You can see how much I’ve raised and still sponsor me through my fundraising film or my VirginGiving site. What an amazing experience!
(Your rather sore, but very happy Membership Secretary).
It is with great sadness we report the passing of Jim Buckley. Jim was a member of the 20th Sheffield (Ecclesall) Scout Group for over 70 years as a Wolf Cub, Scout, Rover and Leader.
He became Group Scout Leader in 1961, a position he held for over 30 years and on retirement became Honorary GSL and continued to support the Group until ill health prevented him.
It is impossible to say how many young people have had so many opportunities because of Jim’s decades of service. We will all miss him.
The picture above is the traditional Scout tracking sign which means gone home.
Jim’s funeral will be held at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Tuesday 31st March at 10.00am.
Family flowers only, donations to the Woodland Trust – more details will appear here when we have them.