Next pack meeting: Tuesday 27 November
We have made some small changes to the programme for the rest of the term. It is up to date in My Scout and you can download the updated version.
We start our Christmas 3-pack on Tuesday. This will run for the next 3 weeks with each six doing a different Christmassy activity each week.
New leaders wanted
Our current leader team will be standing down at Christmas. We had hoped to be able to spend this half of the autumn term handing over to the new team that will run Parbrook Cubs after Christmas. Sadly we have not found those people yet. If you would like to be part of the team starting the new chapter for Parbrook Cubs please see our new leaders page for more information.
Report from our camps
Have a look back in our reports to find out what went on in our week long trip to Downe in Kent, at Stedham in the South Downs and on our other camps and expeditions.
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.