Category Archives: News

All news items from the 23rd Bromley Scout Group.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our GSLs:

“At the end of another very successful year for the group we would like to thank all the leaders, helpers, parents and young people for their on going support, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.”

Panto Ticket Update

Tickets for the Pantomime are selling fast – book yours soon to avoid disappointment!

The Saturday afternoon performance is now SOLD OUT!

As things stand there are:
– Approx. 40 tickets remaining for Thursday Evening
– Approx. 4 tickets remaining for Friday Evening
– Approx. 4 tickets remaining for Saturday Evening

To book your tickets click here.


 

Christmas Carol Service

On Friday 15th December we held our annual Group Carol Service in the Church. Thanks to everyone who came to support the event.

The collection raised £170 which has been very kindly donated to the upcoming Kenya Expedition that the group are organising.

Christmas Fair Success

Saturdays Christmas Fair raised just shy of £550 for the Scout Group, as well as £110 towards the Kenya Expedition. The hall and the garden room were both packed with an array of stalls – from side shows, festive crafts, book stalls and brick-a-brac.

Thanks to everyone who supported the event – it enables us to continue to give our Young People life changing experienced.

Panto Help

The cast and crew have been working hard over the last couple of months to get ready for the upcoming Panto. There are two upcoming days that we could do with some additional help…

Next Saturday, 9th December we’re after many willing hands to help for a couple of hours to help put up the Panto stage. Work usually starts around 8/8.30am and carries on till around lunchtime – if you could come down and lend a hand that would be brilliant.

On Thursday 21st December there will be a working party to help paint and prepare scenery. If you are free to help anytime between 1pm and 4pm then it would be much appreciated.

Any questions please email Claire Pester on cdpester@aol.com.

Kim Pack Visit RAF Hendon

On Saturday 25th November Kim Pack visited RAF Hendon on a trip organized by the Bromley District Youth Events Team. In a fun packed day they saw over 100 aircraft and even got to watch a 4D movie. They all also earned their Air Activity Stage 1 Badge – well done!

Thanks to the Youth Events Team for organizing another fantastic event.

Christmas Fair

On Saturday 2nd December the Fundraising Committee will once again be organising their annual Christmas Fair.

The HQ will be packed with festive stalls to get you in the mood for Christmas. These will include Side Shows, a Tombola , Gift Stalls, Toy Stalls, Sweet Stalls and much much more.

You are encouraged to wear your Christmas Jumper – there will be a small prize for the best Christmas Jumper on show!

Come along from 12 Noon. Entrance 30p adults and children are FREE!

Remembrance Day Parade

The leaders at the 23rd Bromley were delighted to see so many Young People from all sections at our Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday 12th November.

The church was packed with people all ages, gathered together to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The names of those from the parish who lost their lives in the great wars were read out, as were the words from John Edwards “When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today”.

Thanks to everyone who came along, there were over 50 people from the group in attendance – you all looked very smart and did your sections proud.

Love In A Box

The group are delighted that the Explorer Unit and Spitfire Beavers made up a total of 24 ‘Love in a Box’ gifts for the Mustard Seed Relief Mission.

This week they will start a long journey to their recipients in Eastern Europe so that they arrive in time for Christmas.

Thank you to everyone who donated items – your generosity is much appreciated.

 

New Online Gift Aid Form

Free funds for the Group!

We have now added an online Gift Aid form to our website, so its now even easier for you!

As a special dispensation the Inland Revenue allows Scout Groups like ours to claim back the income tax that you have paid on donations you make to Scouts. This covers the subs you pay at the beginning of each year as well as other genuine donations.

Currently the Group gets a rebate of just under £1000 per annum. But this could over £2500 if every parent (who pays tax at the standard rate or more) signed up for Gift Aid.

Only one tax payer per family needs to sign up – and this one application will see their child right through their Scouting life – from Beavers to Explorers (even Network).

If you haven’t signed up (or can’t remember) please fill in the new Gift Aid Form which can be found here.