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Irthlingborough Scout Group Remembers

Scout Group members held their traditional Service at the Scout Memorial before attending the Annual Town Parade and Service. Scouting laid a wreath and respectfully remembered those who had made the Supreme Sacrifice for King, Queen and Country.

Afterwards the Scout Active Support Unit served Teas and coffee on Parsons Green in aid if the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and plan to hand over a cheque for £122.

Thanks to all who attended, supported the event and to Fr.John for his words at the Scout Memorial.

September Cub Camp 2014

September 26-28th saw 15 Cubs and their Leaders heading to Overstone for a weekend camp.The theme of the camp was 'Superheroes'with the Cubs dressing up as 'Superheroes' and the Leaders as 'Supervillains'!

A Wide Game started the activities and events concluded at 9-30 pm, preparing the Cubs for a full next-day of activities.

Saturday was a very busy day with the Scout Leaders manning the activity bases.A fry-up started the day then on to the bases ,Fire and Cooking, building the Bat-Cave and learning how to purify water.

The Joker (Jay),Bane (Lance), Harley Quinn (Lisa) and Loki (Luke); Cub Leaders Penguin (Fred), Cat Woman (Karen) and one of the Flying Monkeys (Amber), comprised the creative characters.

The Bat-Cave looked awesome!

Dinner and Campfire followed, led by Fred, a story from Tony Knott and the traditional toasting of marshmallows.

Cubs were soon asleep to then woke up to a hearty breakfast, fun on the Assault Course and off to the Chapel for 'Cubs Own'.

The Cubs reflected on the Law and Promise and thought about the fun and friends we had camped with.

Thanks must go to our very supportive Scout Leaders, our dedicated Cub Leaders and to Tony Knott for being our Permit Holder.


Outing to Chatham Docks

On 12th October 14 Cubs and their Leaders went to Chatham Historical Docks as part of the District Outing.Meeting at 7.15am, the Cubs set off on the 3 hour journey to Chatham.

First 'port of call' was the Smithery to see the collection and exhibits and then on to HMS Gannet, an 1878 Victorian Sloop.The Cubs went below decks to see how the sailors lived and worked.The essential lunch followed and after this the Cubs visited the 1944 Destroyer HMS Cavalier,going up to the Bridge,tried out the Captain's Chair,looked around the Galley, Crews' Quarters and saw the big guns.

The Cubs had a chance to ring the ship's bell!

After some recreation in the play area the Cubs visited the gift shop.

Later they went to the Ropery and were shown how to make a rope - and brought their handiwork home!

Cubs then visited the RNLI Lifeboat Station and saw examples of lifeboats throughout the ages.

Finally, the Cubs went aboard HMS Ocelot, a 1962 Submarine, passing through each compartment seeing how the sub-mariners worked and lived in such cramped conditions.

The Cubs returned home tired but had a very enjoyable and interesting day.


Carnival 2014

Success for all the Group at the Annual Town Carnival.

Cubs and Beavers received the Carnival Shield for the Best Float called 'CIRCUS' and the Scouts won a Special Silver Cup for their smart turnout in supplying change to the onlooking crowd, delivering the cash in the 1914 Trek Cart!

Our own Scout Active Support Unit again offered tea, coffee and confectionery at the event and made the staggering sum of £250.00 for Group Funds.

They then took the opportunity to present a £75.00 cheque to the Royal British Legion which represented proceeds from sale of refreshments at the World War 1 Commemorations at the Cross on August 2nd.

Thanks must certainly go to all the Leaders, Supporters and Helpers who made Carnival Day a great success for Scouting.

Charity Head-Shave

This is why I shaved off all my hair!

Well the simple reason for shaving off my hair is because I wanted to do something to help others who find themselves in my Grandmother's situation, dying or ill and those who need help and care.

What Cransley Hospice did for my Oma (Grandmother in Dutch) was incredible and they went out of their way to keep her safe and happy.This is what they do for all their patients.

We were able to visit her whenever we wanted to and could stay over at the Hospice.

As it would have been a waste to discard my hair, I donated it to the Little Princess Charity to make wigs for children who lose their hair through Cancer.

All my hair was gone in one hour of cutting and trimming.........

My sister cut off the first locks of my hair - very worrying!

In memory of Ann Hoogervorst, a wonderful person, daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.

Special thanks to Helen Wainwright and Clare Kearns-Gray for their time and expertise in preparation, cutting and the final wet-shave.

Thank you for the £300 raised so far......


If you want to give, then go to "JUST GIVING" at 'arends losing the doo' page

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