Runnymede District Cubs Christingle
Wednesday 4th December 2013
1st/4th Addlestone (St. Paul’s) Scout Group
Fleur de Lys Hall
Drop Off @ 18:45
Pick Up @ 20:30
Please note there’ll be a collection during the evening for the childrens society.
PLEASE CONFIRM TO AKELA WHETHER YOUR CUB WILL BE ATTENDING
BY FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
It’s that time of year again when Cub packs from across Runnymede convene for their night hike.
This year, we’ll be convening at The Victoria Pub, 427 Woodham Lane, Woodham, Surrey, KT15 3QE.
1st Egham will be setting off from here at 7pm prompt.
We anticipate the hike lasting approximately 2 hours – but please note that this is an estimate, as we’re as fast as the slowest Cub!
Please ensure your child has the following on (or with) them:
- Torch (fully charged!)
- Plastic bag (we may collect items en-route!)
- Rugged footwear (no trainers!)
- Warm clothing
District Camp is now less than one week away, so here’s the definitive information all parents need to know.
Dropping off your Cub
All Cubs should arrive on Friday 28th June between 18:00-19:00 in FULL UNIFORM.
Cubs are to be dropped off at Walking Bottom car park, Peaslake, GU5 9RR. (map)
On arrival at the parking site, please follow the instructions of the parking marshals.
Kit will be transported to the camp-site by vehicle for the Cubs.
Once all of 1st Egham is present, we’ll walk up to the camp site (a 10 minute stroll).
Collecting your Cub
Cubs should be collected from Walking Bottom car park on Sunday 30th June between 14:00 – 15:00.
Activities during the weekend
Come on – you don’t think we’re going to tell you beforehand do you!
There’ll be a “tuck shop” open over the weekend, so we’ll leave it to your discretion how much they have on them. (Please do spare a thought for the leaders – if the Cubs are pumped full of sugar, they’re more of a handful!)
All activities will go ahead no matter what the weather (unless it’s deemed dangerous).
Also, there’s a high likelihood of getting muddy / dirty – so leave any designer clothing at home!
For what to put in your Cubs kit bag, please refer to our “Camping Kit List” page.
If you’ve not already completed a permission slip – please emal email@example.com to get a copy which must be handed in when dropping off your Cub.
If no permission form has been completed, you will be asked to take your Cub home.
As SCRAM approaches fast, here are a few additional details:
- Arrival Time: Cubs to arrive no later than 09:30.
- Departure Time: Closing Ceremony will take place at 16:45. Cubs can be collected from site from 17:00 onwards
- All Cubs to arrive in FULL UNIFORM including scarf, without exception
- Cubs to wear trainers (that could get ruined!)
- Pack a waterproof jacket – there’ll be a tent where items can be stored
- Cubs MUST bring a water bottle
- Cubs must bring a PACKED LUNCH
- NO ELECTRONICS, MOBILE PHONES OR ITEMS OF VALUE
- No money will be required as there’ll be nothing to spend it on!
Please be aware, there will be hundreds of Cubs on-site: we cannot make any promises that items that are lost or misplaced will be traceable or will be returned. Hence, if you’d rather not lose it, leave it at home.
The nearest pointer to the whereabouts of Cranleigh Showground is as follows:
I am told that the Showground is quite well sign-posted, however, I have copied the following from another web source:“By car it is most easily reached from the A281 Guildford to Horsham road or the A24 Dorking to Horsham road. From the M25 leave at J9 (Leatherhead), follow the A24 southbound, then the A29, the B2126 at Ockley and then the B2127.”
If you have a Sat Nav, the best postcode reference I have is GU6 7DW.
If you need any more information, please leave a question here and we’ll put up the information we have!
On Sunday 19th May, 1st Egham Cubs will be in attendance at the Pentecost Sunday service at the United Church of Egham, along with the Guides and Brownies.
The service will commence at 11am, and will conclude at 12:15.
It would be fantastic to have a good showing of Cubs for this event, so please do come along (as always, parents are more than welcome to stay for tthe service if they’d like to).
On Friday 24th May, 1st Egham will be joining up with 1st Virginia Water for a sleep over at the VW Scout HQ.
PLEASE CONFIRM WHETHER YOUR CUB IS ATTENDING THIS EVENT BY 10TH MAY.
The (brief) schedule is:
- Friday 24th @ 6.30pm: Meet at Virginia Water Lake car park (off the A30)
- Saturday 25th @ 10am Pick up from VW Scout Hut (Location details below)
More details of the event, as well as the required permission slip are linked below. There is a £3 charge for the event (to cover catering costs) and you must bring the permission slip on the 24th without fail (no permission slip = sleeping at home!)
Friday evening meet at the car park for Virginia Water lake – go up Egham Hill, past Royal Holloway (Straight across at the lights) and the car park is just before the next crossroads (traffic lights) on the right hand side.
Virginia Water Scout hut is off Christchurch Road in Virginia Water, to the rear of Barton Wyatt estate agents, signposted as Trotsworth Hall, postcode GU25 4DL. Park in front of the shops and walk around – please don’t park in the service road!
On Friday 17th May, the silky skills of the 1st Egham football team(s) will be put to the test as we enter the Runnymede District Cub Scouts Football Competition. On the evening, we’ll form up our teams – we have 5 players and 2 substitutes per team.
Please note the following time & location changes:
- The Football Competition will be held at EGHAM LEISURE CENTRE
- The Football Competition starts at 6pm.
The rules of the competition are available below and will be strictly enforced by the event organisers.
Parents are encouraged to stay and support our team in their games through the evening.
Friday 3rd and Friday 10th May will see 1st Egham Cubs take to the Manorcrofts playing fields (adjacent to Egham Railway Station) for some football practice, ahead of the District football competition on Friday 17th May.
Given the unpredictability of the English weather, if it’s raining at 4pm on either Friday 3rd or Friday 10th, we’ll meet in the United Church of Egham hall.
We’ll meet at Manorcrofts playing fields at 7pm as per usual, and Cubs should be collected from there at 8:30. Please dress your Cub appropriately – we’ll be getting them to run around, so t-shirts under their Cub jumpers and trainers (or similar) on their feet! (If your child is wearing studded football boots, please ensure one of the leaders is made aware!)
Cubs are welcome to bring their own footballs, but will be responsible for making sure they have it at the end of the evening.
Please complete the permission slip below for the Football Practice. (Please add “Event Title” as “Football Practice” and “Event Date” as “03-05-2013 & 10-05-2013”)
It’s time to dust off those hiking boots, as we’ll be venturing out for a Pirates Hike on Friday 26th April.
Meeting point will be the Staines Riverside Car Park (just past Debenhams on the waterfront) at 7pm.
We’ll then be hiking along the river and the collection point will be at the end of Riverway (first right turn after Notcutts garden centre) and we’ll be aiming to arrive there at 8:30pm. (There should be sufficient car parking in Riverway. Once you’re parked, walk to the end of Riverway, down the footpath between the houses, and turn right at the end of the footpath where we’ll be waiting)
Please ensure that your Cubs bring the following items with them:
– Water bottle (we’ll have no drinks to provide)
– Suitable footwear for walking
– A waterproof jacket in case the English weather turns!
We’ll need permission slips handed in before any Cubs can participate
Download a Generic Permissions Form
(Copies will be available on the evening for completion)