Event: Billingshurst Show, Sun 26 Jun

This year the Billingshurst Show takes place on Sunday 26 June. The organisers have decided that the theme for the parade should be “Magic” and the parade route is different.

We’ve decided to walk along in the procession instead of trying to decorate a float this year and we would like to see as many of our cubs take part as possible.

The cubs have been busy making cardboard ties and shields which we will finish off on Tuesday night. The cubs will also need to dress as a character from Harry Potter and so cloaks, school uniforms, pointy hats, broom sticks and wands will look great.

This year the parade will set off from Jengers Mead car park and will follow a different route avoiding Station Road. So that means along the High Street, Alicks Hill then straight on past the Weald School before turning into Natts Lane at the mini roundabout. After squeezing under the railway bridge (hope the people with lorries have considered that) we’ll turn left into Lower Station Road and then into the field as usual.

Cubs need to be in Jengers Mead by 11:30am so that we can form up before the parade departs at 12:00 noon. We would like some parents to join Keego and Bagheera walking along with our group – a great chance for them to dress up too

Our stall
Once we get to the field we will be running a stall in the Scout area. Ours is a simple game but we will need parents to run the stall as the leaders will be running activities elsewhere. We’d like the Cubs to staff our stall during the afternoon. See the timetable below to see when your Six is on duty. You should bring your Cub top (t-shirt) and scarf to wear when on the stall. We’ve also been asked to provide a parent to sell group raffle tickets between 3.30pm and 4pm.

Other events
You can find out about the other things that will be happening at the show and also all about the sponsors of the event by searching for Billingshurst Show 2016 on Facebook or following @billishow on Twitter. The Twitter feed includes the running order for the day.

  • A souvenir badge for the show is available. It was designed in a competition at the show last year. The design by former Parbrook Cub Adam Skinner has been turned into the badge for 2016. They cost £2 but cannot be worn on your uniform. If you’d like one please complete and return the order form with your payment or snap one up on the day.
  • Across the group the sections have now decided on the stalls they plan to run on the day. We’d like your donations of items for the stalls. The big blue bucket will be in the kitchen for you to leave your donations in. Our letter to parents gives you more information.
  • The group is also looking for a pitching and striking team who can help assemble the show on the Saturday and clear up on the Sunday. Again there is a flyer with more information.

Weekend timeline

SATURDAY 10am-4pm
Set up the field
The organisers would welcome assistance from about 10am to get the field set up. From 12 – 4 there will be lots of tents to put up. Please let our GSL know if you can help, even for just an hour.
SUNDAY 11:45am
Get onboard
We hope that all the Cubs will be able to join us for the parade. Cubs need to arrive by 11.30am so that we are ready for the start of the parade. We expect the leaders to be there from about 11.15am. Your costume is anything Harry Potter – cloaks, school uniforms, pointy hats, broom sticks and wands will do nicely. Please bring your Cub t-shirt and scarf to wear later when you are helping on the stall.
12 noon
Parade starts
The parade starts from Jengers Mead car park at 12 noon (although we never get away on time). We will be walking in the parade. Parents please bring your digital cameras and let us have your photos afterwards – Jacala is not with us this year so it would be a shame not to have any pictures. Remember the new route via Natts Lane this year.
Parade arrives at the field
After the parade arrives at the show and has been judged we can head for our stall or start to explore the show
Cubs take their turn on our stall
We hope that the Cubs and parents will be able to take their turns on the stall during the afternoon. To avoid crowds of helpers we’ve allocated time by six with Blue six and their parents taking the first turn. If you can’t do your proper slot then please come along when you can. While you are not doing stall duty there is the rest of the show to explore.
1:45pm Red six and their parents turn to man our stall
2:30pm Yellow six and their parents turn to man our stall
3:15pm Green six and their parents turn to man our stall.

We’ve also been asked to provide a parent to sell group raffle tickets between 3.30pm and 4pm

4:00pm Our stall closes
Clear up the field
Anybody who is still around after about 4.30pm would be very welcome to help take down tents and carry equipment back into the hall. Everybody will have had a very long day and many hands make light work

Visit our past events page for a reminder of our Billingshurst Show entries for 2015 (vive la France), 2014 (Brazil),  2013 (Summer Holiday), 2012 (Mr Benn),  2011 (Lion King), 2010 (Kung Fu Panda) or 2009 (In the Jungle Book).