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3rd Davyhulme (Lostock) Scout Group

         The Bugle

                                     

January 2018

I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and is looking forward to a great new year. 2018 will be our Group’s 75th anniversary and we have a lot planned to make the year a great one, more on that later.

First a big thanks to Claire who has stood down as acting Cub Scout Leader of Baden Pack as well as AGSL. She has done a sterling job building the pack back up to full strength. She is returning to her District role. Shahid will be taking on the role of Leader at Baden Pack (he has been assisting at Powell Pack) with David as assistant, Hannah and John as Young Leaders and myself helping. Sue Irlam, who used to be the Akela at Powell pack, will be helping in the short term in her role as District Cub Scout Leader.

We also have a new leader helping with Scouts and Explorers, Darren O’Connor. Darren started his scouting in 3D before moving to Stretford where he has held several roles include DC. He has been helping for some time now and has already made a big improvement to the Troop’s weekly meetings. We also have a new instructor at band. Ian Temple-Heald is giving brass and percussion lessons so we now have all instruments covered as Tracey teaches woodwind.

The Group will have a great representation at the next World Scout Jamboree. This is to be held over three countries, USA, Canada and Mexico, with the main camp in the US. Simon has been selected as one of the four unit leaders for Greater Manchester West. Callum O’Connor is attending as an Explorer Scout and we also have Elena Wood and Jemma Rust who are Explorers in Sale but play in our Band. If that’s not enough, Becky Shaw and Jemma Williamson have also applied to attend as staff helping to run the Jamboree and have passed the first phase of the selection process. We could be sending six to the 2019 Jamboree. Daniel Easden, who is an ex-band member, is one of the four other leaders taking the GMW unit and Cathy, Ian T-H’s wife who also used to play in the band, is one of the leaders taking the troop from North Manchester.

One of the first things we are planning in the New Year is a recruitment campaign “Bring a friend to Band”, to help swell the band’s ranks.

We have a few spaces in Scouts and Explorers now that we have more help.

We would also like to get more adults involved in the day-to-day running of the sections. This could be as a section leader, an assistant or someone who helps from time to time.

We will need more adults to help run the Group camp we are holding in the spring at Linnet Clough Scout Camp, with help needed to organise the event, set up camp, cook for the Beavers and Cubs and run activities. Date to be announced.

We are holding a contest to design a badge to mark our Group Anniversary. See your section leader for details.

We will also be holding another “3D’s got Talent” some time in May so if your child has a talent let’s see it please.

 

Jim Field

GSL








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