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Santa Float – Friday 17th December

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Just a reminder that on Friday 17th December we will be supporting the Ilkley Round Table by helping with their Santa Float.

The meeting will start earlier at 18:30, but will finish at the normal time of 21:15.  Please meet at the Scout Hut.  As we will be outside, please come prepared with warm clothing and waterproofs.

No uniform is required, and if you want to get in the festive spirit with a Santa hat, or something similar, then please do.

This will be the last meeting of 2011, there will be no Scouts on 23rd December.  Therefore, we wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Scouts will restart on Friday 6th January 2012.

THE BIG CAMP 4th to 7th May 2012

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THE BIG CAMP is a West Yorkshire County Scout event planned for the weekend of 4th to 7th May 2012.  It is set to be the largest County event for over 10 years, and there are some fantastic activities planned.

Please click on the link below to open a letter about the camp.  For more information about the camp, visit the web site at

The Big Camp Letter 1

Please note, spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  So, get your forms back as quick as you can.

2012 Summer Camp in Holland

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On Friday, all Scouts were given the first circular about next year’s summer camp, which will be held in The Netherlands as the guests of our Dutch friends.

Please click the link below to see a copy of the circular.

2012 Summer Camp Circular No 1

Unfortunately, the circular was not made available to the Scouts when it should have been, and therefore, the closing date has been extended.  The closing date for camp will be Friday 13th January 2012.  We must have firm entries then in order to begin making the necessary transport arrangements.

If you are able to return the form and deposit before then, it would help greatly with our planning.

In order to answer any questions you have, I would like to invite you to attend a short parents meeting at 20:30 on Friday 13th January at the Scout Hut, where we will be on hand to tell you as much as we know about camp.  In the meantime, if you have any burning questions, please ask a leader.

You will see that there is a new page on this web site for Summer Camp 2012 where all circulars, forms and other information will be stored.

Important Programme Changes

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Please click on the link below to see a notice containing details of important programme changes between now and the end of the year.

Notice December 2011

If you have any questions, please ask a leader.

Fund raising – Saturday 17th December 2011

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This year we have again been able to get permission from Tesco to raise funds for the Troop by packing the bags for their Christmas Shoppers.

In previous years this has been a hugely successful way of raising money, but need the support of Scouts and Parents.  Please click on the link below to open a notice giving all the details, and form to complete to volunteer.

Tesco Bag Packing Fund Raising Activity Notice December 2011

If you have any questions, please ask a Leader.

4th November 2011 – Bonfire

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Please see the notice below inviting all Scouts and their family to a bonfire at the Scout Hut on Friday 4th November.

Please click on the link below to open the invite.

Bonfire invitation

We look forward to seeing you there.

Half Term Holiday

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With many of the schools on half term holiday next week, there will be no Troop meeting on Friday 28th October.

We hope you all enjoy your time off, and of course Halloween, and look forward to Scouts re-starting on Friday 4th November.  That meeting will be a bonfire for the Group and their families, and more information will be posted about that soon.

Equipment amnesty

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At Scouts we have many different items of equipment which are used on things like hikes, expeditions and activities at the headquarters.

Recently, an audit of our equipment has found that there are some items missing, mainly compasses.  It could be that they have been taken by accident, for example left in a coat pocket or in a rucksack.  We ask that you take some time to check and see if you have any Scout compasses (or other equipment) and return it to the next meeting.

No one will be in trouble if they return an item, and there will be a box on the table in the entrance hall where they can be placed.  We would just be grateful for some of the compasses coming back, as they are quite expensive to replace.

Thank you for your assistance.