Next pack meeting: 21 February
It may be half term and final gang show rehearsals but we’ll be holding our usual pack meeting in the woods. Meet us at the country end of Daux Road (opposite end to the station and Tesco) at 6.30pm wearing your uniform top and scarf. Dress appropriately for the weather and the mud – welly boots, woolly hats and torches are definitely required. We will head for the woods, stopping on the field to view the stars if the night is clear. Once in the woods we can play a wide game in the dark. We would welcome some additional adults to come with us. Note that in the event of a very wet evening then we will cancel – please check Twitter for updates.
Pack meeting: 28 February
Early warning that our meeting will take place in Pulborough on 28 February as we will be visiting Tesco. Normal meeting times apply and you will need to wear your uniform as usual.
Swimmer badge validation sessions
We’ve now got two sessions – 4 & 18 March. Please see the swimmer badge page for more details and how to register.
Painless fundraising – don’t forget us when you shop online
In the July to September 2016 quarter our easyfundraising raised Parbrook Cubs funds £84 – just by our supporters doing their normal shopping online. That’s why we call it painless fundraising. With the sales in full swing make sure that you click through from https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/parbrookcubs/ when you shop online. The money we raise is used to subsidise our camps and expeditions.
As we are now at the end of the Cubs centenary year it is time to remove those special badges from your uniform and move them to your camp blanket. This includes Sussex 100 camp badges.
Skills challenge – work you can do at home
The challenge has a number of skills that are best demonstrated at home. If you are looking for some badgework to do then download our home skills sheet, demonstrate the skills and get them signed off. We’ll do the paperwork if you bring a signed sheet in to Cubs.
Get our dates in your calendar
As you may know, we use a system called OSM to manage your badge records. The system includes details of our programme each week and you can now have that as a feed which you can use in your own online calendar, such as google calendar. It is an .ics file via a rather scary link so we’ve shortened it. Just paste this into your calendar – http://tiny.cc/parbrookprog and you’ll get the events shown in green on the calendar opposite. That’s only half the story as you’ll also need our calendar to pick up things shown in blue, like group events and our camps – http://tiny.cc/parbrookcal.
Reports from past events
Google has changed the way it displays our photos. Click on the photo album icon on our reports pages to take you to the gallery. You’ll then see a map and all the photos displayed. Click on a photo and then in the top right of the screen a white “i” to open the info window which includes our captions. You can then scroll through the photos with the arrow keys or by clicking on the arrows at left and right of the screen.
Be a fundraising hero at Caffe Nero
The people at Easyfundraising have introduced another way to raise money. Just register your credit or debit card on the EF site and when you use it at certain retailers, including Caffe Nero, Officers Club and Blue inc you’ll earn us commission. So easy, why not?
Arriving at the hall
We try to provide a Cub leader at the hall by at least 6.15pm. However, the Beaver leaders have asked that Cubs arriving early wait outside the hall until their meeting has finished. Please note that in the gap between Cubs and Beavers, you need to remain responsible for your children – we cannot expect the Beaver leaders to look after them as they are clearing up the hall in preparation for our meeting. For child protection reasons, it is not acceptable to leave one Cub with a leader in the hall on their own so please stay with yours until another adult arrives.