The 6th Beeston Scout Group, supported by the Magellan Explorer Scout Unit and Trent SN Network Scouts, have raised an amazing £1739 for the ShelterBOX charity.
Colyn Kemp, Group Scout Leader at the 6th Beeston said “Conscious of the plight of others less fortunate than ourselves, and as part of our commitment as Scouts to ‘help other people’ we decided to do something about it.
“We contacted ShelterBOX – a charity that supports people who have lost everything as a result of a man-made or natural disaster. They distribute ShelterBoxes that contain the bare essentials to house families, keep them warm and fed, (free from mosquitoes) and includes tools to help them rebuild their lives. The boxes even include crayons, books and sometimes a cuddly toy for children. It was the perfect choice of a charity for our young members to help.”
We would like to invite all young members, parents, volunteers and supporters to attend our Annual General Meeting.
The AGM will be held between Beavers and Cubs at 6:30pm in the Scout HQ. In advance of the meeting, you can read the Annual Report and Annual Accounts (2013-2014) by vising our Reports and Accounts page.
The fundraising last year raised £1675.81 which bought two ShelterBoxes outright and contributed to two more. They are all now in the warehouse waiting to be sent to four families who have lost everything. Of course, we don’t know when or where the next disaster will strike, but it’s good to know that we are living up to our motto of “Be Prepared”. To track our Shelterboxes, please visit the ShelterBox website and search for box numbers 5954, 5955, 5956 and 5957.
Once again, many thanks for all the time, energy and generosity given by so many people for this worthy cause.
I’m not sure about the liturgical implications, but we were just a few days into Lent when the Scouts found themselves cooking pancakes. After a serious safety briefing from Trev, we got straight on with the cooking. Some Scouts needed lessons in striking matches, some needed reminding that it wasn’t necessary to be constantly poking a pancake with a spatula to make it cook, while others proved to be very competent with a frying pan and a bit of batter.
From Monday 17 February, we will lose vehicular access to the car park for an indeterminate period (several months, I would expect). We will still have pedestrian access from Middle Street, but please take extra care when coming to the HQ as bollards and fences will have moved!