Any Scouts want to TRY CANOE POLO?
Tandridge Canoe Club starts fortnightly Canoe Polo on Sunday 18 Sep 2016, 5–8pm at Tandridge Leisure Pool, Oxted. Call Mrs Christine Norris 01883 715902 or click here for details.
Situations vacant….the Group needs a Groundsman, a Quartermaster, a “Bike Sale Champion”, and most of all, an assistant Beaver leader and at least two Assistant Scout leaders. 100% pay rise available for all volunteers!!
In 2016/17 we will combine termly subs and annual capitation to make a combined termly fee of £47/term (Scouts and Cubs) and £42/term (Beavers). The annual fee of £35-£40/head of the past will no longer be charged but is combined with subscriptions. Subscriptions should be paid by MyDonate – not by cheque or bank transfer.
Payments for one-off activities (camps, nights away, special adventure activities etc) can be made on-line directly. We need to reduce massively the number of cheques handled by the leaders and the treasurer.
Further information will be available in due course.
Group AGM and drinks: 7.30pm, Wednesday 21st September, Crown Inn, Old Oxted. At this evening and before we will look at the year behind us and lay out to parents how it will be over the next year. As we grow stronger and more organised, we need to make some changes.
East Surrey District Scouts are starting a search for a new District Commissioner. The DC “manages and supports the Scout District to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the District develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association, so that that the District provides good quality Scouting for young people and proactively supports and manages adults in the District”
The DC is the person to whom the Group Scout Leader is responsible.
Further information is available here:
The Thursday Beaver Colony meetings henceforth will take place at the slightly later time of 1745-1845 owing to changes in work patterns, effective immediately. Beaver parents have been informed by email.
Another email will be sent out in the coming days, dealing with securing the future of Beavers at 1OX.
If there is a Scout or a Cub with a serious and genuine interest in electronics and robotics, some materials for the continuance of a hobby in this area, can be made available. These materials were the property of our late colleague Richard Moore, and are available to the right candidate at the request of Richard’s parents.
It is my sad duty to announce that our great friend and fellow Scout leader Mr Richard Moore passed away in hospital yesterday, aged 27. He had been ill for some years and soldiered on regardless, with great zest for life. Richard was an outstanding example to young people and adults, and was always present when there was hard work to be done. He made a tremendous contribution to the life and work of both our Troops, to us as a Group and to the 1st Tatsfield Scouts, and also to East Surrey District. Only in recent weeks he received a citation from the Scout Association for meritorious conduct in the face of great adversity. Richard was himself a former 1st Oxted Scout and was also a holder of the Queen’s Scout Award – the highest award a uniformed Scout can earn. He served in the Royal Navy, and until only recently was working full time as an air-conditioning engineer. We will all sorely miss our dear friend Richard Moore.