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Report: Bag packing 2014

Cub Scout Law
Cubs Scouts always do their best,
think of others before themselves and
do a good turn every day.

At Christmas the shops can be very busy and shoppers become increasingly frazzled. We like to do our good turn by helping the Budgens shoppers pack their bags on the two Saturdays before Christmas. We were pleased that 11 of our Cubs were able to take part and a special mention to Lauren and Lily who both did double shifts.

  • Saturday 13 Dec, 10 to 11.30 – Lily, Aiden, Adam P, Lauren
  • Saturday 13 Dec, 11.30 to 1 – Jim, Ethan, Lily
  • Saturday 20 Dec, 10 to 11.30 – Grace, Craig, Lauren, Olivia
  • Saturday 20 Dec, 11.30 to 1 – Isabella, Alex

Although this is not about raising money, we do have collection buckets for donations.

funds

This year we collected £237 in week 1 and £210 in week 2 – making a grand total of £447. Our total was a little down on previous years because we only packed at the rear checkouts, thus missing the shoppers at the front of the store. The money we raise stays with Parbrook Cubs where we use it to subsidise our subs and camps, reducing the costs that you have to pay. Those that were able to help us will get a thank you from us in the form of a Subs discount in January.

We’re grateful to Budgens for continuing to let us help out their customers at Christmas. Thank you to all the shoppers who donated and well done to all our bag packers and helpers. All the Cubs that attended got extra points for the December points competition and it also counts towards their Promise challenge.

We have a few more pictures in our
Bag packing gallery
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Event: bag packing

Cub Scout Law
Cubs Scouts always do their best,
think of others before themselves and
do a good turn every day.

At Christmas the shops can be very busy and shoppers become increasingly frazzled. We like to do our good turn by helping the Budgens shoppers pack their bags. Although this is not about raising money, we do have collection buckets for donations and last year collected over £520. The money we raise stays with Parbrook Cubs where we use it to subsidise our subs and camps, reducing the costs that you have to pay.

Because we cannot cope with all our Cubs at one time we have split them up by six. We have also divided each day into 2 sessions although Cubs can swap between the groups and can arrange to do both sessions if they particularly want to.

When: Saturday 13 and 20 December, 10am to 1pm

Where: Budgens supermarket, Billingshurst. Meet us at the rear checkouts

Who: We hope that all our Cubs will be able to take part but we cannot cope with them all at once. We’ve divided each week into two sessions and have allocated a six to each of them. However, you can do the session that is most convenient to you as long as we get all of them covered. We need 4 Cubs per session. Let us know by returning the reply form. It’s all online – no paperwork required.

  • Saturday 13 Dec, 10 to 11.30 – yellow six – Lily, Aiden, Adam P, Lauren
  • Saturday 13 Dec, 11.30 to 1 – green six – Jim (+Mel), Ethan, Lily
  • Saturday 20 Dec, 10 to 11.30 – red six – Grace, Craig, Lauren (+Matt)
  • Saturday 20 Dec, 11.30 to 1 – blue six – Isabella, Alex

We’ll update the guest list as the forms come in.

Adults: Raksha and Jacala will be manning the checkouts on both days but we would welcome an additional adult to help out in each session if it gets busy

Wear: You should wear your uniform. If you have a Christmas hat then you can wear that too.

Points: All the Cubs that help out in our bag packing sessions will earn points for their six which will go towards our December points competition.

Quarterly donations, Apr-Jun14

Our Easyfundraising donations for the Apr-Jun14 quarter have now been paid – another amazing £82 for our funds (and £5.50 in gift aid for 1st Billingshurst). It takes the amount earned through our online shopping to a record £305 and we’re only half way through the year.

It looks as if 2014 will be a record year for our painless fundraising with more of you now supporting us than ever before. We hope that the find & remind toolbar will make it even easier for you to raise money for us this year. After all, if you raise it then we’ll give it back to you via our Parbrook Cashback.

See our fundraising page for the annual totals and more information about our painless fundraising.

Quarterly donations, Jan-Mar14

Our Easyfundraising donations for the Jan-Mar14 quarter have now been paid – an amazing £223.43 for our funds (and £39.61 in gift aid for 1st Billingshurst). We earned more in that quarter than in the whole of 2013 – partly helped by Jacala’s holiday which earned us over £100 from his flights and hotels.

It looks as if 2014 will be a record year for our painless fundraising with more of you now supporting us than ever before. We hope that the find & remind toolbar will make it even easier for you to raise money for us this year. After all, if you raise it then we’ll give it back to you via our Parbrook Cashback.

See our fundraising page for the annual totals and more information about our painless fundraising.

Quarterly donations, Oct-Dec13

 Our Easyfundraising donations for the Sep-Dec13 quarter have now been paid – another £45.01 for our funds. However the total raised in 2013 was £100 less than we raised through our online shopping in 2010. We hope that the change to Easyfundraising will make it easier for even more of you to raise money for us in 2014. After all, if you raise it then we’ll give it back to you via our Parbrook Cashback. See our fundraising page for more information and annual totals.