3rd Davyhulme(Lostock) Scout Group.


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    The Bugle
                           

October 2015


For those who have recently joined the group, “Welcome”.
This is our group Newsletter, one way we have of keeping everyone informed
about what we have been up to and what we have planned. Why ‘The Bugle’? Bugles
were used in the army to give orders and for fifty years our Scout Group had a bugle
band (now a full wind band). The bugles still come out and in a few weeks we
will lead the Remembrance Day Parade in Urmston and play the Last Post and Reveille
at Davyhulme war memorial, something we have done for many years.


Powell Cub Pack won the Barbara Hughes Memorial Trophy with Baden taking third place.
One of our cubs joined the 1st Flixton team so that they could enter
and they came second so we had members in 1st, 2nd and
3rd place! On the same day, the Ashton Trophy competition was held and Baden
came 2nd and Powell took 3rd place. These competitions
are held in great esteem within our District as they are a good indicator of
how well Cub packs are being run. There are 9 packs in our district so these
results reflect very well on both the Cubs themselves and the leaders. Well done
to all who took part.

The Band won a Silver Award in the Concert Class at the
recent Greater Manchester Marching Band Championship. This was hosted by our group.
Many thanks to Bill and his team for their hard work, the best contest of the
year according to comments from the participants. Next year we are planning on
entering a band in the Marching and Display Class as well as the Concert Class.

Both the Beaver Colonies are now full so we now have a
waiting list for Beavers. Powell Pack (Wednesdays) is also full but there are
some spaces in Baden Pack (Mondays) and a few in Scouts and Explorers.

There has been a lot going on over the summer. The Scouts went to Tolmers, an international
campsite in Hampshire and Hannah Ferber went to the World Jamboree in Japan.
All had a great time, meeting Scouts from all over the World. The
best-travelled member of the group was Scruffy, Avro Beavers’ mascot, who went
with Hannah to the Jamboree and on return, straight to China with Jim and
Heather.

Simon F, Claire R and Darren have recently gained their Wood Badges. This is the
adult training needed to become a leader, giving them the skills to undertake
their roles. Michele and Al have completed theirs and we look forward to their presentation.
Simon has also taken on the role of District Explorer Scout Commissioner. With
Claire F being the District Scout Leader, we have good representation at
District level.

Sadly, Simon A and Dave have resigned as Scout Leaders due
to Simon’s work as he has to work in Holland more and Dave is doing his final
year of his degree. They will continue their Scouting in Liverpool. I have
thanked them for their hard work with the Scouts. They have taken them on some
great activities which the Scouts really enjoyed. Angela Yarwood is now helping
Darren with the Scout Troop with Claire F and me helping as needed. If anybody
knows anyone who would be interested in helping - running games, passing on
skills etc. please get in touch.

Tracey Outhwaite has also left the Group but is still running the District Recorder
Group which meets at Dyson House. I would like to thank her for all her hard
work and congratulate her on her 25 years’ service award. With Tracey leaving,
her roles have been taken on by other band members. Debbie Gilpin is now
looking after the Junior Band, Ashleigh is looking after the Senior Band, Gemma
is conducting the Senior Band and Simon F is in overall control.

In September, the band once again played at the Gilwell Reunion.
This is the spiritual home of Scouting and the Reunion is a get-together of
leaders from all over the country and even abroad. It’s a great event which we
enjoy taking part in. We played for the Chief Scout Commissioner’s afternoon
‘Pimms on the lawn’ in front of most of the 2,500 who attended the weekend
event. The band also played at Linnet Clough Scout Campsite’s stand in the
evening where the audience enjoyed a sing-along.

‘A Million Hands’
TheScout Association has teamed up with several organisations to raise awareness
through our members about four big social issues chosen by young people and to
build long term relationships in communities.  The four areas are Dementia, Disability, Mental
well-being and Clean Water and Sanitation. Some sections have already begun
working on their chosen project and the others will be starting soon.

100 years of Cubs and 30 years of Beavers
Scouts
The Cub section started as Wolf Cubs (Junior Scouts) and was based around the
Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling who was a friend of Baden Powell. Next year is
the 100th anniversary and lots of different events will be held in
order to celebrate. Watch this space.

The Beavers are also 30 years old and are running a competition
to design a commemorative badge (see you’re Beaver Leaders for details).

The Group is holding a Bonfire on Friday 6th
November starting at 6.30pm with the fire being lit at  7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Please do not bring
your own fireworks as there will be a display. Free to members, £1 donation
from guests please.

Please make sure your child’s leader has your current
contact details (e.g. change of mobile number) in case of emergency.

Please also check the lost property. Several coats have
been left hanging in the hallway for a long time so we will be having a
clear-out and selling any unclaimed ones or sending them to a charity shop at
the end of November.

Most of the sections have their own Facebook page, one of
the ways they use to keep in touch with parents and members. We also have the
Group website www.3dscouts.btck.com.

 

Thanks,

Jim Field

Group Scout Leader

 






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