Our next pack meeting: Tuesday 1 November
After the excitement of the dark and foggy fields and woods we’re back in the hall on Tuesday. We’ll be focussing on personal safety for the next couple of weeks. We’ve also another 17 badges to present and we need to find out who won the points competition for October.
Skills challenge – work you can do at home
Although we launched our skills challenge sheets during the summer holidays we didn’t get that many back. The good news is that it is not too late to fill one in and it could be an ideal thing to do over half term.
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.
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.
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.