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6th Beeston

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Last Autumn (2008) The Beavers, Cubs and Brownies sent off for Mini Pots of Care kits from Marie Curie Cancer Care.

In October, we unpacked our boxes, rehydrated the compost and had great fun getting dirty planting the bulbs. We had to look after them very carefully.

At the Carol Service, in December,  the monies raised from donations for the refreshments, were forwarded to Marie Curie Cancer Care, you can see their thank you letter from Marie Curie here.

In early March, we decorated the pot covers and took our treasured daffodils home for our families to enjoy.

Thank You, Joe!

Although this website has had a makeover, almost all the content on it was created by the former webmaster, Joe Chamberlain.

As well as running the site, Joe has served the Group for many years as treasurer, secretary and bookings secretary and played a critical role in the acquisition and construction of the new HQ.

Now that Joe is standing down from these roles, the Group would like to express their appreciation for the huge and lasting contribution he has made.

NB. Joe will remain our treasurer until the end of the Group’s financial year, after which he will formally stand down from all roles, although we very much hope and expect to still see Joe around the Group!

AGM & Summer Event 2008

The AGM and Summer Event took place at the headquarters on Sunday 6th July. The event was well attended (despite the weather). The Groups Annual Report and Accounts were presented at the AGM and everyone was entertained by the Bezerkaz Circus who put on a Circus Skills workshop! Stuart Stanton, District Commissioner, South West Notts Scout Association presented Richard Needham, Cub Leader, with the Chief Scouts 20 years service award and Lucy Kemp, Assistant Beaver Scout Leader, with the Medal for Meritorious Conduct. See the “photo” section of the web site for pictures of the day.

HQ Opening Ceremony – 10th May


The new building was officially opened by Sir Andrew Buchanan, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire on Saturday 10th May. The photos of the event are available in the HQ Opening Ceremony Album. The event was also attended by Councilor Brian Wombwell, Mayor of Broxtowe and his wife Christine. Colin Tucker, Group Chairman, gave a speech before inviting Sir Andrew to unveil a commemorative plaque. A prayer written by the cubs section was read out by Joel Price.

New Scout Headquaters

6th Beeston HQ from Middle St

We have moved, it’s official! A big thank you to all those who were involved with the move into our new HQ over the weekend and as from Monday 9th January we are fully operational, however the surrounding area is still a building site so would everyone please use the Middle Street entrance. The external doors are locked electronically and entry is gained by pressing the call button on the keypad to the right of the door, someone will then let you in. These doors are fire doors and can only be opened from the inside.