All leaders and executive members from the group send their best wishes for the festive period and the new year. In particular Jenny & Sandra, our Group Scout Leaders, would like to say:
“Congratulations to all the sections on another successful and active Scouting year. Thank you to all the supporters and parents for their continued support. We wish everyone a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.”
Huge thank you to everybody who supported our Christmas Fair today. We raised over £550 for group funds, which will help maintain the facilities and enable us to put on brilliant activities for our Young People.
The group are sad to learn that former scout leader John Senior passed away this week.
John led the Scout Troop in the 1960s and 1970s, and then held many roles in the group and district. He was also awarded the Silver Acorn which is presented to those who give over 20 years of specially distinguished service.
You, your family, and your friends, are cordially invited to our very own Christmas Carol Service.
Date: Friday, 20th December Time: 7.00 pm Place: St Augustine’s Church
Afterwards there will be wine and festive refreshments in the Garden Room
This is one of the special occasions in the year when the families, friends and supporters of the Explorers Scouts, Cubs, Brownies, Rainbows and Beavers of St Augustine’s can all get together. So do bring along all the family and neighbours to enjoy the children’s very own service and kick off a very happy Christmas.
A retiring collection will be taken in aid of Bromley Brighter Beginnings (helping local families in financial hardship) Uniforms and awards will be worn, and it is hoped that all our boys and girls will participate.
On Friday evening, the Scout Troop spent some time exploring their chosen charity; The Hygiene Bank.
In their groups, the Scouts discussed what items they all use to keep themselves and their possessions clean. They then had to identify which were the most important 5 items to them. The Troop then heard from the leaders, some of the facts and statistics around poverty and how it affects hygiene standards in the UK.
A shopping bag of hygiene products was then placed on a table and the Scouts had to guess how much it all cost and then each group was given a different budget to identify what items they could and would buy for their group.
As a whole Troop the Scouts then discussed what they’d learnt and what they may do going forward before sorting the donations we have received so far.
An incredibly insightful evening that challenged our young people’s understanding of some important social issues.
There is a large blue crate in the HQ for any donations you may want to make.