Kirkhill Cub Scouts

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Welcome back!

Now that the clocks have gone forward and with the lighter evenings,the programme for this term will be a mix of in-doors and out-doors activities.

Firstly, Cubs will start back on Tuesday 28th April in the Community Centre at 6:30 pm. There will be a short parents’ meeting about the PGL Camp, followed by a Games Night.

PGL Camp

We will be going to PGL Dalguise for camp on the weekend of 1-3 May. The bus will be leaving from Kirkhill Primary School at 4:30pm. Cubs should be at the school by 4:15pm in order to load their luggage into the trailer. A suggested kit list was circulated but it can be found by following this link. Cubs should travel in uniform. Please be aware that eating and drinking is not permitted on the bus.

The bus will return to Kirkhill Primary School on Sunday 3 May at approximately 8:00pm, although this timing is subject to change.

Term Programme

We are hoping to complete some of the badges that we started last term as well as some new ones. At the end of last term, when we were at Abriachan with the Cubs from the Crown Scout Group, we were very pleased to present Sam Macdonald with his Chief Scout’s Silver Award, the highest award a Cub can achieve. Hopefully, there will be a few more Cubs receiving this award this term.

We have been asked to help the National Trust for Scotland to produce a new banner for the visitors centre at Culloden. This will require the Cubs to visit the battlefield and examine the flora and fauna there and then draw what the found. The banner will then be produced from their drawings and used to decorate the educational area. It is planned that we will be visiting Culloden on 13 June. More details will be available nearer the time.

As you may be aware, Kirkhill Church has a new minister, Dr Jonathan Humphrey. We would like to extend a warm Scouting welcome to Dr Humphrey and his family. It is hoped that he will be coming to visit us some time this term to see what the Cubs get up to.

Term Fees

Term fees are due on the first week back. These are £20 for existing Cubs and £25 for new Cubs, to cover investiture. These can be paid either using the online system or in cash or by cheque, if you prefer. Be aware that the payment system may send out emails even if you have paid manually. In that case, you can ignore the request for payment.

Parent Helpers

Finally, thank you for your support over the year. If you would like to help out with the Cubs, either as a uniformed leader or on a more irregular basis, please ask any one of the leaders. It is both rewarding and enjoyable and a role we would recommend to anyone.

Contact

E-mail: kirkhill.cubs@hotmail.co.uk
David Hendry (Leader): 831114,
Dave Knox (Assistant leader): 831500
Antonia Macdonald (Assistant leader): 831112

Activity Calendar – Summer 2015

Date Time Activity/Badge Venue Comments
28th Apr 6:30 Games Night Community Centre Parents’ Meeting about PGL
5th May No Cubs
12th May 6:30 Naturalist Badge/Scientist Badge Community Centre Walk in the locality.
Waterproofs & boots
19th May 6:30 Geocaching TBC Details to follow
26th May 6:30 Games/TBC Community Centre
2nd Jun 6:30 Disability Badge Community Centre
9th Jun 6:30 Animal Carer/Kite Making Community Centre
13th Jun 10:00 NTS Banner Culloden Visitors Centre Details to follow
16th Jun 6:30 Beachcombing Rosemarkie Beach Details to follow
23rd Jun 6:00 Sausage Sizzle Abriachan Details to follow
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