Welcome back to 2nd Bracknell Foxes We're pleased to announce that our new Cub pack, Foxes,
will open this term. It is based at Crown Wood school and
will meet on a Thursday evening from 4.30 to 5.45 (before
the Bisons Beaver Scout meeting). It's nice to see the name
back in use - we had a Foxes pack, run by Mang and Jacala,
until it closed with low numbers in the summer of 1999.
Bag packing We've arranged to pack bags at Sainsbury's Bagshot Road
store on Saturday 11 May. This will be a group event and
more details, including a chance to book your slot, will be
sent out by your leaders.
Active Kids vouchers We're collecting Active
Kids vouchers. Get one for every £10 spent at Sainsbury's
until 22 May.
District Parent & Child Camp : 20-22 September The District are holding their annual parent & child
camp at Earleywood in September and 2nd Bracknell Scout
Group are looking to attend this year. The theme is “British
Traditions & Cultures”. Camp fees are £10 per head, plus we
need to provide our own food & beverages which will cost
approximately £10 per head (subject to final menu and
numbers attending). If you are interested in attending this
camp can you please
complete the reply slip and hand it to your leader with
your camp fee payments of £10 per head. The clsing date for
replies is Friday 17th May 2013. We will confirm separately
details once all replies have been received.
Changes to 2nd Bracknell's website After 11 years of faithful service we plan to retire
this website during the summer. During the next few months
we'll be thinning out some of the older content as we decide
what information is still required. Now that the group uses
the OSM software, most of the communication with parents and
our members is via e-mail and as a result the usefulness of
the section pages on this site has dropped off, e.g. no
Spring term programmes except Beavers this year. We'll be launching a new 2nd
Bracknell website that takes content automatically from OSM
- meaning that the leaders only need to update things in one
place. We'll keep you posted as the new site develops.
Thank you We have been fortunate to have received some significant
donations recently and are very grateful for the support
from the wider community:
‘3’ (the telecoms company) have given us a donation of £500.
This was through their Community Fund 12 Days of Christmas
where 12 employees nominated a charity so thanks for
thinking of us.
Minibus We are pleased that
Cambridge Coachworks have very kindly agreed to
service Barry’s Bus free of charge. Their support is much
appreciated as we can use the money saved to help provide a
fuller range of activities for our young people.
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Barry's bus Barry Smith was Akela at 2nd Bracknell for over 30
years. You can see our
to him online and him in action via our Past Events page. When he died in 2005 he left the group some money
which we used to buy a minibus.
Barry's programme was always full of trips out with small
groups to the seaside and museums so we think he'd approve.
We've now changed our minibus but kept the link with Barry
by calling it "Barry's Bus II".
If our group isn't already using
it we are happy to hire our minibus to other local Scout or
Guide groups. For more information please complete our
Thanks to around 75% of the group that have registered their
Subs payments for Gift Aid we claimed £1751 in 20011/12. It's easy money for us so if you haven't
registered for Gift Aid please see the
Gift Aid e-note. For more
information or to check whether you have already registered
please contact our
Treasurer. If you are supporting our
Easyfundraising then don't forget to tick the Gift Aid
box in your account settings. That way, all the commission
that you earn us will count as a Gift Aid donation, worth
We are always
to receive offers of adult support - whether
on a regular or occasional basis. If you would like to help
please contact your leaders or see our "Join
Us" page. You can get involved at whatever level
you want - from one night a term to becoming a uniformed
leader and helping every week. We also have vacancies behind
the scenes on our Group Executive Committee.
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in touch We've made it easier for you to remember the e-mail
addresses of the leaders. We hope that the
2ndbracknell.co.uk web address is straightforward and easy
to remember. You can e-mail the leaders @
2ndbracknell.co.uk rather than having to remember their
complicated addresses. If you can't remember the correct
address you can go to our Contact
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