Our next pack meeting: Tuesday 4 October
We’ll be starting off by announcing the winner of the September points competition. Then we’re having a fitness based evening so don’t forget those water bottles. You may also want to bring a change of clothes to include tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt. We’ll let you know the dress code nearer the time but you should still arrive in your uniform top and scarf.
Brazil weekend camp
We hope that those of you that were able to join us for our weekend camp at Stedham had an enjoyable weekend. We were so lucky with the weather until that heavy shower arrived on Sunday afternoon. It will take a few weeks for the photo report to be published so until then please look back at the photos we published during the weekend on Instagram.
Mobile signal permitting we publish pictures on Instagram during our events and sometimes even our pack meetings. See our social media page to make sure you can see them.
Possible delays in presenting badges
Our District badge secretary (who we order badges from) is on holiday until early October. Although we hold a stock of some of the more regularly awarded badges, with them costing 60p each we cannot afford to hold large stocks of them all. We’re sorry if we can’t present you with the badge you have been working on straight away but we’ll make sure that your points will be added to this months points competition.
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.
We’ve put more detailed instructions for this in our “Welcome to the autumn term” post as the link that was sent out by e-mail may not work properly.
Money that you earnt us during the April to June 2016 quarter has now been paid into our funds. We’re really grateful to all that support us this way – you raised another £137 in the quarter. See our fundraising page for more information and how to sign up.
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.
Do you have the skills?
The Skills challenge has a number of skills that are best demonstrated at home. If you are looking for some badgework to do during the holidays 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 in September. We’ve only had 6 in so far.
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.