Congratulations to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders who took part in last year’s fundraising for ShelterBox. As well as raising enough money to buy very nearly three whole shelterboxes, we have earned the much coveted International Partnership Award. This badge is worn the on right sleeve, below any other badges on that arm.
This year the Beavers, Cubs AND Scouts all took part in the annual NESST hike at Walesby Scout Camp.
The Beavers did a 1.5 mile walk with heaps of activities along the way; climbing and caving to name but a few!!
The Cubs took part in their first ever NESST hike, which was a 4 mile walk where they had to put to use their compass and map skills to navigate their way round the walk.
The Scouts did a 10 mile night hike – can’t wait to hear all about it!
Well done everyone, a brilliant day and the weather was certainly on our side. Watch this space for photos!
6th Beeston Scout Group proudly invite you to our annual Christmas Carol Concert on Friday 20th December at 6:30pm in the HQ (doors open at 6pm).
As well as the traditional, well-loved carols, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be all be performing for your entertainment!
The service will include the presentation of the Bethlehem Peace Light. If you would like to take the Peace Light flame home with you, please bring a suitable lantern.
Please also consider baking some cakes for our Shelterbox home-baked cake sale. Don’t forget to bring along some money to buy one of the fabulous scarves we’ll have on sale too.
This year, as every year, Scouts from 6th Beeston will take part in the Remembrance Day Parade and Service to mark Armistice Day.
The parade will arrive at the War Memorial on Middle Street at about 10:45am in time for the traditional two minutes’ silence at 11am. After the laying of wreaths, the parade marches to St John’s Parish Church for a service after which it will march back past the War Memorial to the Royal British Legion on Hall Croft.
For more information on the Scout Memorial Project, please visit tsmp.org.uk
For the second time in three years, our Assistant Scout Leader, Charlotte has donated her long and lustrous locks to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children living with cancer. She is also raising sponsorship for Shine, the charity which works with people living with Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida.
Charlotte acted quickly when she saw a poster in our HQ advertising that Lee Stafford, celebrity hairstylist, would be in Nottingham to promote the September ’13 opening of the Stephenson College Lee Stafford Hair Academy on Maid Marian Way. She contacted Georgina Hunter at Stephenson College to enquire whether Lee might help her.
Lee was happy to oblige and on Saturday 13 July Charlotte took centre stage for Lee’s final styling of the day. Lee cut off her long tresses and held them aloft like a warrior displaying a battle trophy before handing them over for careful wrapping and mailing. He then quietly restyled the remainder of Charlotte’s hair into a very sassy inverted bob.
Charlotte is no stranger to the stage. She was part of the Nottinghamshire Gang Shows, 2002-2008 and following a stay in hospital, worked Front-of-House in 2010. Charlotte also performed in the O2 for the Centenary Festival of Scouting.
Charlotte has grown up with 6th Beeston, joining her parents and older brother and sister on Cub Camps when she was barely a toddler. She has been a Young Leader with both Beavers and Scouts and now enjoys working with the Troop.
Charlotte is looking forward to studying Costume Design at Nottingham Trent University in September modelling her brand new look.
To sponsor Charlotte, please visit: www.justgiving.com/deasphodel
or text CEFK93 followed by £10 (or £5/£4/£3/£2) to 70070.