1st Harwell Scout Group Update
We would like to thank everyone who used the Scouts’ Postal Service this Christmas. Whilst our Scouts delivered many cards both to and on behalf of residents the total number again fell significantly from last year. It is therefore with sadness we have taken the decision not to offer this service next year. We apologise to our loyal supporters but hope you can understand that there is considerable time spent by volunteers for what has become a tiny reward.
On a more positive note, our next event will be our Annual Quiz Night on Saturday 23rd of March. It would be great if a few more teams were to enter. Booking is not essential however pre-booked teams will be guaranteed a reserved table. Please contact us if you would like to book your team.
This term our Youth sections will be working hard towards gaining new badges and setting their plans for camps and events to take place during the summer term when the usual cocktail of Water Sports and Land activities will all be on offer.
Nationally Scouting continues to be very popular and this is the same here in Harwell so if you are within the circulation of this broadsheet and want your child to join Beavers when he/she reaches the qualifying age PLEASE get their name on our waiting list. If you leave it until after they are old enough it may be too late! Our Cub Scouts and Scout sections are currently full however still get in touch as someone may move on. Anyone new to our village where children have previously been Scouts elsewhere would be given priority.
The former Sports Pavilion on Harwell Recreation ground is now getting quite frequent use by our various groups. The facility provides an ideal base for specialist meetings and activities. As time passes the community will see more activity around this building. We also anticipate soon announcing a development fund appeal as we are planning to create improved facilities including a new Kitchen and better access for those with reduced mobility. Should anyone be skilled in Plasterwork, Electricals or Plumbing and be willing to support local Scouting using these skills then we would be very pleased to hear from you, the tasks are quite small to those who know what they are doing.
Our capacity to grow as a Group depends entirely on our Volunteer Leaders. Should you be inclined to explore how you might assist PLEASE get in touch. The only pre-requisite is you have some spare time and are prepared to give it a go.
For all enquiries call Brian on 07736 691426 or contact us.
Group Scout Leader