The first ever, 1st Egham Camp is coming!

I am pleased to invite all of 1st Eghams Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to our first ever Group camp.
All the details are in the attached document, including the sign up forms and paperwork, and we’re hoping that, with your support and assistance over that weekend, it will be a success!
We need to know by Wednesday 20th September in order to be able to purchase sufficient food, so please bring the forms and monies along to Beavers in the Hall (Tuesday from 18:00 – 19:00) or drop them off at Shere Khan’s house (details can be supplied if you email me!).
If you’r able to assist over the weekend, please see which shifts you could help with here.
If you do have any questions before signing up, as usual, please do speak to one of the section leaders or myself and we’ll be only to happy to assist.

Wishing all our Scouts a SUPER SUMMER

Yes indeed, we’ve wrapped up Scouting for 1st Egham for the Summer break, but rest assured, the Leaders are not stopping for long! During the Summer, we’ll be planning our Autumn schedules, getting the cupboard organised (long overdue!) and generally making sure we’re ready to kick off again in September.

We’re intending to start meetings again week commencing September 8th 2014.

Hoping all our Scouts and their families have a truly enjoyable Summer and we look forward to hearing all about it when we return.

Ready, Steady, GO to the Magna Carta Day Fair

Preparations are in full swing for the 1st Egham (United Church of Egham) Scout Group stall at the Magna Carta Day fair in Egham High Street on Saturday 14th June 2014. A wide selection of hand made cakes and sweets will be available for purchase from members of the 1st Egham Beaver colony and Cub pack.

We remain optimistic for good weather, given the drenching we got at the Egham Christmas Fair!

Active Kids Vouchers

It’s time to start collecting again!

Last year, you managed to collect 5,874 vouchers, which was superb, but this year, we want EVEN MORE!

So, please tell your friends, neighbours, relatives and colleagues to collect the vouchers and then put them in the collecting box in the Church. (Please make sure it’s the one marked “1st Egham” – there’s more than 1 in the Church!)

It’s been quiet around here

But that doesn’t mean we’ve not been busy!

Firstly, we’ve been drying out from the Egham Christmas Fair, which was a great day for fund-raising and raising the profile of our group within the local community, We raised over £200 from all the cakes, sweets and goodies we had.

In addition to this, our Cub pack has been growing in numbers with new starters and several of our Beavers moving up, whilst our Beaver pack goes from strength to strength.

Beavers: Emergency Aid Day

On Sunday 17th November, 13 Beavers from the 1st Egham colony attended the Emergency Aid (stages 1 & 2) day at 1st/4th Addlestones Scout HQ. A great day of administering first aid, learning about hazards and treating wounds was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

As the colony with the most participants there on the day, it was a fabulous showing for 1st Egham and it was wonderful to see such enthusiasm from our Beaver Colony. Many thanks to Kanga (our leader) and Akela (from 1st Egham Cubs) for running the bacteria and wound dressing station (and ending the day covered in glitter). Many thanks to all who made the day happen, and here’s hoping for plenty more.

Beaver Colony update

The below communication has been distributed to our Beaver parent community and all members of the 1st Egham (United Church of Egham) Scout Group executive committee.

Dear Parent,

I am writing to you to inform you that Karen Robson, the 1st Egham Beaver Scout Leader, has announced she would like to take a sabbatical from Scouting, with immediate effect. 

Whilst Karen takes some time out, we do not want our Beaver Colony to suffer. To that end, Michaela Keferova (one of our Assistant Cub Scout Leaders), has volunteered to step in as interim Beaver Scout Leader. Whilst Michaela takes the reins, the District Leadership team will do what they can to support her, but can only do so temporarily since they have their own colonies to run. I would, therefore, be most appreciative if any parents who are able to offer any assistance each week, contact our Acting Group Scout Leader (Andy Sainsbury-Brown).

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in Scouting

John Neale
Chairman, 1st Egham (United Church of Egham) Scout Group