Kirkhill Cub Scouts

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Happy New Year

We hope that you had a great time and wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014.

Cubs will start back on Tuesday 14th January at the usual time of 6:30pm in Kirkhill Community Centre. As per usual, this will be a games night.

Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa
The programme for this term is below but one event we want to highlight is the Up Helly Aa evening on Tuesday 28th January. You may recall that we held a similar event in 2012, culminating in burning a model longship and toasting marshmallows around the embers. This year, we are extending the welcome to the entire Kirkhill community and will have Hot Dogs, Tea, Coffee and Juice on sale. Remember to bring some money for the refreshments. Festivities will start at 6:00pm for both Cubs and Beavers.

Toilet Twinning

All proceeds from the Up Helly Aa will go towards Toilet Twinning. This innovative project aims to reduce the number of young children dying because of poor sanitation and dirty water by bring decent loos to parts of the world where facilities are lacking,

Parent Helpers

Because we are expecting to have 23 Cubs this term, we would be grateful for some parent helpers to volunteer to stay for a Tuesday evening. We would prefer not to have to organise a rota but we would appreciate some help. In particular, we would be grateful if a number of you could be around for the Up Helly Aa event on Tuesday 28th January.

New Leader

We are delighted to announce that Antonia Macdonald will be joining us as an Assistant Cub Scout Leader. We all welcome her into the Kirkhill Cub Scout Group.

Founder’s Day

Founders’ Day is celebrated on February 22, the birthday of the founder of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, who was born in 1857 and, coincidentally, also of his wife, Olave Baden-Powell, who was born in 1889. There is usually a church service held in Inverness to which all the Inverness District Scouts and Cubs are expected to attend. More details to follow.

Term Fees

The subs for this term are £20, due on the first day of term. The fee for new Cubs to the section is £25 for their first term (the extra £5 covers investiture).

This term, we are continuing to use the new payment system which allows us to collect payment on-line. You will receive an e-mail explaining what you will need to do. If you do not feel comfortable using this method, please feel free to pay in the usual way.

As usual, we would be grateful if you could pay this as early as possible. Thank You.


David Hendry (Leader): 831114,
Dave Knox (Assistant leader): 831500

Activity Calendar – Winter/Spring 2014

Date Time Activity/Badge Venue Comments
14th Jan 6:30 Games night Community Centre
21st Jan 6:30 Up Helly Aa Preparation Community Centre
28th Jan 6:00 Up Helly Aa Playing Field
by Community Centre
*** Wrap up warmly ***
4th Feb 6:30 Global Challenge Award I Community Centre Green Planet
Remember your money boxes for the Archie Foundation!
11th Feb 6:30 Global Challenge Award II Community Centre International Scouting
18th Feb - *** No Cubs *** - Mid-term Break
22nd Feb TBD Founder’s Day TBD Details to follow
25th Feb 6:30 Global Challenge Award III Community Centre International Charity
4th Mar 6:30 Shrove Tuesday Community Centre Pancakes!
11th Mar 6:30 DIY Activity Badge I Community Centre Tools
18th Mar 6:30 DIY Activity Badge II Community Centre Making Items
25th Mar 6:30 Collectors Activity Badge Community Centre Display
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