Kirkhill Cub Scouts

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Welcome back!

This term we have a varied programme which will see us making a couple of visits in Inverness as well as visitors coming to speak to us in the hall.

Firstly, Cubs will start back on Tuesday 4th November in the Community Centre at 6:30 pm. As is usual, this will be a games night but we are hoping to have a visit from the District Commissioner, Brian Lamond, and the Assistant District Commissioner for Cub Scouts, Jane Scott.

Remembrance Sunday this year is on 9th November and there will be a parade at the war memorial in Inverness at Cavell Gardens on Ness Bank. This will start at 2:00pm and should last about an hour. Further details to follow. While the Cubs will not be parading, it would be good if there was a sizeable presence from Kirkhill Cubs and we would ask you to come along with your Cub, if at all possible. Attendance at this parade counts towards the Promise Challenge Award.

On Tuesday, 11th November, we will be in the Community Centre at the usual time, completing two badges which were started last term. Those who did not get a chance to finish their DIY badge will be doing that while the remainder, who still have to complete the Pioneer badge, will be doing that. Additionally, we will be having a visit from Allana at the ARCHIE Foundation to present her with a cheque for the money we raised with our small change boxes.

We are having a joint session with the Beavers on the 18th November as we will be playing host to a visit from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. They will be coming to talk to the Cubs and Beavers about the work that guide dogs do, how they are trained and other things that can help to make life better for the blind and visually impaired. This will allow the Cubs to work towards their Disability Awareness badge and we will be asking the Cubs to prepare for this the week before. We will be meeting at 5:30pm at the Community Centre and will be finished at 7:00.

As another part of the Promise Challenge Award, we will be visiting the Inverness Mosque to hear about the culture and beliefs of the Islamic community. This has been arranged for Thursday 27th November and, as a result, there will not be a meeting on Tuesday 25th November. Further details to follow.

We will be visiting the Police Station in Burnett Road on Tuesday 2nd December as part of the Community Challenge Award. Further details to follow.

At the end of term, we will be holding the annual Beaver, Cub and Scout Christmas Party on the 9th December. As usual, this will be fancy dress and there will be a prize for the best costume. Further details to follow.

We hope that your Cub is looking forward to all of this. As usual, we expect the Cubs to be on their best behaviour, especially when we are out and about or have visitors in.

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.

Advance warning

As an advance notice, if your Cub will still be with us up to the end of the Summer Term, we are planning to go to PGL at Dalguise in Perthshire in May. We have been there a couple of times before and everyone who has been there has thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some photographs of our last visit there on the Past Events page of this website. There are a number of activities available over the weekend and, while the details have still to be worked out, the cost will be in the region of £100. This will include travel to and from Dalguise, accommodation and meals as well as the activities. In the past, we have split this across three payments and we intend to do so this time. Full details will be available nearer the time.

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.


David Hendry (Leader): 831114,
Dave Knox (Assistant leader): 831500
Antonia Macdonald (Assistant leader): 831112

Activity Calendar – Winter 2014

Date Time Activity/Badge Venue Comments
4th Nov 6:30 Games Night Community Centre
9th Nov 2:00 Remembrance Parade War Memorial
Details to follow
11th Nov 6:30 DIY/Pioneer Badge Community Centre
18th Nov 5:30 GDBA Visit Community Centre Note changed time!
27th Nov TBC Mosque visit Inverness Mosque Details to follow
2nd Dec TBC Police Station Visit
TBC Details to follow
9th Dec 6:00 Xmas PArty Community Centre Details to follow
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