Next pack meeting: 28 March
Our pack meeting takes us to Brinsbury for our Lambing Live evening. Please register on My Scout so that we know you are planning to join us. Details about the evening are on our lambing live page.
The dates for our remaining camps this year are now in the calendar.
- We have heard that there may be gold in them there hills so we are heading off to Nowhurst for our gold rush weekend camp from 9-11 June. This is now open for booking via My Scout.
- Our week long summer camp (with mini-camp option) in mid-August gives us time to explore Europe via Orient Express. We’ll be at Blackland Farm activity centre near East Grinstead. This is now open for booking via My Scout. Note that there are separate entries for the full 6 night camp and the 3 night mini camp. You only need to book on one of them
- In September we return to our favourite site at Stedham in the South Downs for a weekend camp.
We are always looking for more adult helpers at our camps – to transport gear, help with the tent pitching, help in the kitchen ot with activities. If you have access to a van that can transport our gear or are a demon camp fire builder then we want to have you along. All adults that camp have to have Scouting DBS clearance so please let us know in plenty of time so that the paperwork can be completed. Remember that Cubs is not just kids stuff.
Well done to Robin, Elliott, Joshua, Emily, James W and Jasmine for taking part in the group gang show. After months of rehearsals the performances were during half term. The County Commissioner enjoyed the show and tweeted a great picture of the cast. We’re sorry for the delay in presenting some of the badges that you earned but we are waiting for stock to arrive.
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. 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 have finished 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.