Family Fun Day, Badge Presentation, BBQ, AGM, Camp Prep…Sat 13th June 2015

2015 Annual Report

This year we will be holding our Annual General Meeting, Family Fun Day, and Barbeque on the afternoon of Saturday June 13th, 2015.

Everyone is very welcome to attend. In particular, we will be taking the opportunity to combine the AGM with a badge awarding ceremony (for all badges earned between now and then), and starting preparations for summer camp.

The programme for the day is as follows:

12 noon – 2 pm Kit check for Scout camp – anyone attending summer camp (and their parents) is particularly welcome and needed as we begin the process of checking our equipment ahead of the summer camp. Bring a packed lunch!
2pm – 4pm Games on Mountbatten Park, including tug of war mini-field gun running obstacle course and bouncy castle – everyone is very welcome
4-4.45 AGM – All parents of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in the group are members of our Group Scout Council and invited to attend our AGM. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are also invited to attend. We will keep the formal part of the day as short as possible!
4:45 – 5pm Badge presentations for beavers, cubs and scouts
5pm – 6:30pm Barbeque – please ‘bring and share’ food and drink for the barbeque, the scout group will provide sauces and cake.

 

This annual event is a great opportunity to hear more about the workings of the Scout Group. Its also a chance, if you’re interested, to get more involved – we need people to help with maintenance on the scout hut, administrators who can help us apply for grants, people to help publicise the group and its activities, and representatives to sit on the Group’s Exec Committee. As well as this, we are always looking for new leaders – did you know, we have enough children on our waiting list to open up another Beaver Colony, if we only had enough adult volunteers?

Its fine to just turn up on the day, but to give us an idea of expected numbers, please email sl@nbscouts.org.uk.

Printable Version… Invitation to 2015 AGM

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Explorer Unit restarting Easter 2015 in North Baddesley

Great news….We will be restarting  a new Explorer Unit based at North Baddesley Scout HQ straight after the Easter school break, led by Debs and John Morris, . They will meet on Friday evenings at 20:00hrs starting 24th April 2015. Do let us know if you are aged 14 years to not quite 18 and would like to join us. gsl@nbscouts.org.uk.. For more info about what Explorers get up to around Romsey take a look here http://romseyscouts.org/sections/explorers-14-18/

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St George’s Day Parade – Sun 26th April 2015 – 1:30pm to 4:15pm – Romsey

Parents Letter St Georges Day 2015

St Georges Day Leader Info 2015

St George is the Patron Saint of Scouting and each year all Members of the Scout Movement celebrate St George’s Day by renewing their Scout Promise together. We join with Scouts from across the Romsey District in Romsey Town Centre and after the service form a procession past the Mayor of Romsey and other dignitaries.

All Members of the Group should attend and I am asking parents to make sure they keep this date free.

Please assemble on Abbey Green outside the front of the Abbey at 1:30pm. Look out for the green marker post with “15th Romsey” on it – or other members wearing our Group Scarf.  Pick up is from the same place (NOT Lortemore Place Car Park).

This year the procession through the streets will be before the Abbey Service and in the opposite direction to last year’s route. The procession will move off at 2.00pm and follow the route: Church Place -­‐ Church Street -­‐  Portersbridge Street -­‐ Latimer Street -­‐ The Hundred -­‐ Market Place -­‐ Church Street -­‐ Church Place. We will enter The Abbey and be seated ready for 3pm. The salute will be taken in the market place during this procession and there will be no procession after the service so if parents would like to line the streets and watch, they should do it after drop off, not before pick up. At 3pm the procession moves into to The Abbey following instructions from the organisers. The service lasts about 45 minutes. Pick up is from Abbey Green about 4:15pm.

Each section will carry their section flag and Leaders will be choosing suitable “flag bearers” and escorts for this before the parade. The flag bearers will need to attend a rehearsal beforehand at The Abbey from 6.00pm until 8:00pm on Friday 24th April. Flag bearers will receive more details nearer the time.

Uniform: Full uniform should be worn, including Scout trousers/skirts and belts. Group scarves should be ironed and neatly rolled and shoes should be clean. Outer garments should not be worn (unless the weather is cold or wet) – so extra layers should be worn underneath. If the weather is particularly bad the procession will be cancelled. (Explorers should wear their Yellow and Black District Explorer Scarves).

Parents may attend the service if they wish but can you please remain outside the Abbey until the Scout & Guide members are seated.  It is regrettable, but there is limited seating in the Abbey. Section Leaders will be glad of some extra help with supervising the youngsters- particularly the Cubs and Beavers where they need 1 adult for every 6 youngsters. Please discuss with your child’s section leader if you are able to help. Entrance to the Abbey for parents will be via the rear (South) Door and limited seating available towards the back of the Abbey.

Toilets are situated at the bus station (behind Boots) and in the church rooms.

Collection: There will be a collection during the service going to an appointed charity.

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Quiz Night – Saturday 7th February 2015 – Scout HQ – 730pm start

North Baddesley Scout Group is holding a fundraising Quiz Night on Saturday 7th February 2015 at the Scout HQ, Queens Ride, North Baddesley.  It starts at 7:30pm. Funds raised by the quiz will help subsidise our camping activities.

Come and enjoy this ‘not too serious’ quiz. (How could it be with our previous Cub Leader Ian Housego as Quizmaster!) Everyone is welcome. The quiz will have questions in each round that appeal to both adults and older children.  There will be games available in a side room for younger children.

To join in the fun, please return the form (printable letter at link below). The cost is £2 each or for a little more we can serve you with Chicken, Fish or Sausage and Chips during the interval if you choose. Money can be returned to Beavers, Cubs or Scouts evenings.  Alternatively, you can send it to me, John Evans (Group Scout Leader) at 73 Ringwood Drive, North Baddesley, SO52 9GR. If you have any questions please catch me on john.evans@ampfieldelectrical.co.uk or 07770 385881.

Don’t forget to bring your own drinks and nibbles in case you get peckish before the chips arrive.  Its also worth bringing some pound coins if you’d like to enter the true or false prize round or the raffle

Table size is up to 8. If you come along as a smaller group, don’t worry, we’ll be able to put you into a team with others on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Quiz Letter 2015 Feb

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Steve Knightley Folk Evening – NB Village Hall – 7:30 for 8:00pm (doors 7pm) – Thu 5th Feb 2015

Steve Knightley

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to Steve Knightley and his team for coming to North Baddesley. That was easily the best gig ever in Baddesley and we raised £750 to help us subsidise our summer camp too!  Thanks to everyone who came along and supported  us. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

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Sorry – Tickets now SOLD OUT

We are pleased to announce that Steve Knightley (of Show of Hands Fame) will be performing for us at North Baddesley Village Hall on Thursday 5th February 2015 as part of hisAbout us Grow your own Gig Tour.  This is a fundraising event organised by North Baddesley Scout Group.

There will also be a licensed bar kindly sponsored by Flack Manor Brewery. What a fine combination, excellent music and superb beer!!

Tickets are now available at £16 each.

Doors 7:00pm Performance starts 8:00pm.

For tickets please phone on 07770 385881 or email gig@nbscouts.org.uk.  Please send cheques payable to 15th Romsey (North Baddesley) Scout Group with a stamped, self addressed envelope and your contact details to Steve Knightley Gig, 73 Ringwood Drive, North Baddesley SO52 9GR

Steve Knightley on You Tube

Steve Knightley Biography

Steve Knightley Poster A4

Steve Knightley on Facebook

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Christmas Bag Packing Fundraiser – Sainsbury’s Lordshill – Sunday 21st Dec 2014 – 10:00 to 13:00

Thanks for John Darby for organising this and all who helped.  Thanks too to Sainsbury’s and Customerers. Superb effort. £358.32 raised.

Sainsburys Supermarket Bag Pack Sun 21 Dec 2014

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Remembrance Day – Sunday 9th November 2014

Remembrance Day Service will be held with arrangements much the same as in recent years. This year is the centenary of the start of the First World War and the service will reflect this.  Details in letter…..

Parents Letter Remembrance Day 2014

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Group Quiz Night – Sat 11th October 2014

A big thank you to everyone who supported our quiz night, hope you enjoyed it. We made about £300 towards our funds.  We are very grateful to supportive local businesses who helped out with raffle prizes too, please do support them:

  • Loré Hairdressing – £10 gift voucher
  • Draper Tools – Garden shears/secateurs set
  • Romsey Rapids – 2 child swim voucher
  • Luzborough House – 2 x £10 gift voucher

 

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Family Fun Day – Sun 13th July – 11am to 4pm

Gladiator Jousting, Junior Sumo, Toe to Toe Boxing, Bouncy Castle, Tug of War and lots more

North Baddesley Scout Group is holding a Free Family Fun Day on Sunday 13th July at the Scout HQ, Queens Ride, North Baddesley.  It starts at 11am and runs until 4pm

We will have Gladiator Jousting, Junior Sumo Suits, Toe to Toe Boxing, Bouncy Castle, Tug of War etc etc. If its hot bring a water pistol, towel and spare clothes as there will be wet games too.   

Everyone is welcome so do bring your friends (but please note that it is a family event and parents will be responsible for the under 18’s that they bring). Suitable for all ages!!

If the weather is wet we will still be there but the fun will need to change slightly as we’ll move inside!

It is FREE (but there will be a bucket for donations and a couple of pounds per person would be welcome) and you don’t need to book. It would however be helpful if you can email John Evans on gsl@nbscouts.org.uk or text me on 07770 385881 so we have an idea of expected numbers.

Don’t forget to bring drinks and a picnic too and perhaps some change for a raffle.

Latest details will be on our website at www.nbscouts.org.uk

Thanks to K ing Of the Castle for their support. Have a look at their website to see what is coming! www.kingcastle.co.uk

Volunteers to help set up are welcome from 10am!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Woodland Maintenance Day – Sunday 22nd June 2014 – 11am to 3pm

Looks like we have a  great day weatherwise so we are hoping to make the most of it with outdoor work (Dancers will be using the HQ). Do bring tough boots and some loppers if you have any.  We’ll be there approx 11 till  3pm but please come along when you can and give what ever time you are able to.

We are hoping to do woodland management around Mountbatten Park mostly Ivy Cutting.

Here is what we have agreed with North Baddesley Parish Council . Scouts can help with. In rough priority order

  • Kill ivy growing on trees by cutting ivy stems away for approx. 300mm = 1 foot band at approx. waist height (or whatever suits) so it dies back. This will kill Ivy so it dies back and reduces windage on trees and give tree better survival chance (less windage, more light). It will also help tree surgeons to more easily establish which trees are dead and are to be removed. Leaders to check trees are secure before letting kids near them. Prioritise those around Scout HQ building.
  • Clear bushes away that will encroach on all-weather path or road or well establish mud paths to field
  • Thin out ground cover but leave intact along boundary with Broadlands barbed wire fence.
  • Wash height barrier (Jim reminding NBPC re padlock welding issue)
  • Not much we can do to aid drainage or repair road as needs heavy machinery. Could clear mud build up from sides of roads. Don’t fill holes alongside road though as these are there on purpose as water sinks.
  • Not much we can do in the way of planting until some professional tree clearance done.
  • Leave any Japanese knotweed alone but let NBPC know where we find any. It needs to be properly treated. Pulling it up just spreads it. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/wildlife/130079.aspx

Hope to see you soon.

 

 

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