Spy school weekend camp
Our last weekend camp of the year takes place at Stedham from 21-23 September. More details are available on the spy school page. The weather is looking increasingly tricky so do make sure you pack for the expected conditions including wet weather and cold nights.
Camp is still on and will run to the timings we have previously stated. However, Cubs will no longer be sleeping in tents. We are sorry that this will change the experience of the weekend but wanted to still go to Stedham rather than divert the weekend into our own hall. Having said that, we are still expecting the weather to be cool, wet and windy at times so please make sure you have your welly boots, warm clothes and a waterproof coat. Waterproof trousers are not required.
Next pack meeting: Tuesday 25 September
Following on from our spy school camp this weekend, our village treasure hunt on Tuesday takes us out and about as teams compete to get the code to open the safe. We will be meeting at Jengers Mead car park at 6.30pm – unless it is very wet in which case you should look for new instructions. We asked for extra helpers so that we can have 2 adults per six – thank you if you are one of our volunteers.
Don’t forget to download the printable version of the programme.
New leaders wanted
Our current leader team will be standing down at Christmas. We are hoping that we will be able to spend the autumn term handing over to the new team that will run Parbrook Cubs – but first we need to find those people. See our new leaders page for more information.
End of term at Nowhurst and other past events
We haven’t got room at the top of the screen to advertise all our past events. If you want another chance to remember our end of term meeting at Nowhurst in July then pop along to the “Reports” tab and have a look at the photos.
We have noticed that not everybody is using our Easyfundraising site when shopping online. If you are ordering from retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and M&S but not clicking through from from www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/parbrookcubs then you are ditching our donations. The biggest earners are holiday bookings so make sure you click through before making those big purchases.
Why bother? Because is is painless fundraising and we use the money raised this way to keep camp fees down for everybody, whether they have raised money for us or not. See our fundraising page for more information.
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.
Don’t forget that the Guides are collecting used postage stamps. A box is in the kitchen at the hall. Since January 2017 this has raised £32 for group funds
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.
On Google calendar in your browser (not the app) click on the down arrow next to “other calendars” on the left of the page. Select “add by URL” and paste the link into the box – http://tiny.cc/parbrookprog gives you our weekly meetings shown in green on the calendar opposite. That’s only half the story as you’ll also need our events 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.
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.