All posts by David Goodwin

Christmas Bazaar

Saturday’s Christmas Bazaar raised over £700 for the Group, and over £200 towards the group’s Jamboree participants.

Thanks to everyone who supported the event, whether that be showing your support on the day or donating items in the build up to the event.

Panto Ticket Update

The stage is up and the Panto cast are having their first rehearsal on the stage this afternoon.

Remember to get your tickets for Beauty and the Beast. They cost £6 for Adults and £5 for Children.

Ticket Update:
Thursday Evening – Good Availability
Friday Evening – Limited Availability
Saturday Afternoon – Limited Availability
Saturday Evening – Good Availability

Box Office: 01689 859356 / 07810426666 / cdpester@aol.com

Donation to Tools with a Mission

We had a very successful day sorting out the stores after a busy season of camping.

We also had a visit from Tools With A Mission who collected a number of old tools that we weren’t able to take to Kenya in the summer. They are a great charity who collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into trade kits and send them across the world for livelihood creation.

If you have any unwanted tools or sewing machines then take a look at their charity for details about how you can donate them: https://www.twam.uk/

Remembrance Day Parade 2018

Huge thank you to everyone who attended Rememberance Day Parade – many people have commented on how brilliant the turn our was.

Well done in particular to Megan and Oliver Ward whose raised over £100 by selling chocolate poppies. They spent time making them in order to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. The group are proud to have Young People who are willing to give up their time to raise money for worthwhile causes.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. #TwoMinuteSilence #RemembranceSunday

Panto 2019

The group are really excited that the Pantomime Society will be putting on a performance of Beauty & the Beast early next year.
 
The performances will be on Thursday 10th – Saturday 12th January 2019, with tickets costing £6 for Adults and £5 for Children.
 
Tickets are now on sale from Claire Pester. Ask Claire about special offers available for Scouts / Guide sections.
 
Box Office: 01689 859356 / 07810426666 / cdpester@aol.com
 

Group AGM 2018

Our AGM will be held on Saturday 6th October at 11.00am at the Scout HQ.
 
All Young People, Parents, Leaders and Group Supporters are encouraged to come along and find out about what the group has been up to over the last 12 months.

Kenya Expedition

At the end of August, all of the Explorers, Network and Leaders safely returned from an epic two week expedition to Kenya. You can read more about their adventure here, including a summary written by Matthew Higginbottom, one of the Explorer participants.

All of those who went to Kenya would like to thank all of the friends, family and group supporters who helped with the fundraising and expedition preparations. Without your help and support the trip wouldn’t have been possible.

Kenya Expedition Departure

In less than a weeks time, 33 Explorers, Network and Leaders will depart for Kenya.

Its taken over 18 months of organising and fundraising but the trip of a lifetime is now just around the corner. Whilst in Kenya, the expedition team will be spending the majority of the time in Kissi supporting Harambee for Kenya.

Harambee for Kenya started in 2007 after the founders had been helping Kenya Scouts to look after street children. They found that unfortunately the children would go to scouts, change into their uniform for the meeting and then afterwards return to wearing their rags and go back on the streets. The founders felt convicted to set up a safe house to help the street children and were asked to concentrate on boys as they were harder to house with families.

You can keep up to date with the expedition by liking their Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/23rdBromleyKenya2018/

End of Term

All of our sections have now held their final section meetings for the summer term.

Thank you to all of the Young People and Parents for their enthusiasm over the term, but most of all thank you to all of the leaders who give up their time to put on such a great programme for their sections.

Although weekly section meetings stop until early September, Scouting at the 23rd Bromley doesn’t stop all together. A number of sections are going away on summer camps during the time off, and over 30 Explorers, Network and Leaders are jetting off to Kenya in August.

You can follow their adventures at: https://facebook.com/23rdbromleykenya2018/