Ryedale Link Camp

Ryedale Link Camp

It’s been a long weekend for some of our Scouts and Explorers but a fun one. A big thank you to Ryedale District for allowing us to take part in their link camp this year.

A video of the Eskmouth Skit can be found here

Photos to follow.

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A Leader’s Pledge

I will do more than care – I will help.
I will do more than belong – I will participate
I will do more than believe – I will practice.
I will do more than be fair – I will be kind.
I will do more than dream – I will work.
I will do more than teach – I will inspire.
I will do more than earn – I will enrich.
I will do more than give – I will serve.

– By Vickie Struckmann

(Taken from http://www.macscouter.com)

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St George’s Day

A little reminder to all members that St George’s Day is on Tuesday 23rd April, and as is traditional the group will be taking part in the service at Eskdale School on Sunday 21st April.

Please meet up near reception at 10:20am in full uniform (black shoes, navy or black trousers, Jumper/Shirt and necker) so we can be ready to march in at 10:30am. The service is expected to finish just before midday.

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Flamingo Land Trip

Flamingo Land

We have organised a trip to Flamingo land on Saturday 13th July 2013, cost is £30 per person including transport and is open to Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorers and family.

Beaver Scouts are welcome to attend but may need a parent to also attend (due to ratios and low number of leaders able to attend).

Please see Akela for a form.

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Sandsend Beach Clean

Eskmouth Scout Group will be taking part in this year’s Sandsend Beach cleans together with the Marine Conservation Society and other volunteers.

The first date is 13th April and the second date will be 21st September.
Both events begin at 10:30am with volunteers meeting up at the slipway near the Sandside Café in Sandsend. Depending on weather conditions, tides and the state of the beach the clean can take up to 2 hours but usually takes less.
Previous years we’ve taken a pack lunch and enjoyed a few games on the beach afterwards.

Link: Marine Conservation Society – Sandsend Beach

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Active Kids – The ball is rolling

Thank you to everybody that has handed in active kids vouchers so far, as of today our total is 444 vouchers towards our target of 3013.

Keep them coming!

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Gallery moved

I’ve transferred the photo gallery to Google+, main reason was that Photobucket had changed how albums were displayed and it was no longer intuitive for members to find them. I had debated about posting them on Facebook but none Facebook users would have struggled to access them.

The change has also coincided with me going through the old photo albums we had in storage, you’ll see some of them starting to appear on our Google+ page as time goes on, I’ve also added more photos to the existing albums.

If you have photos of Eskmouth Scout Group or know more information about any of the older pictures please let me know.

Our gallery can be found here: https://plus.google.com/photos/110724333762397551944/albums

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Sainsbury’s Active Kids

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Eskmouth Scout Group is taking part in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme, so if you happen to shop at Sainsbury’s we would appreciate any vouchers you have spare.

If your child’s school is also taking part why not support both, give half the vouchers to us and half to the school!

The vouchers will go a long way towards buying new games equipment, cooking utensils and camping equipment.

As a charity we are reliant upon donations and fund raising to purchase most of our equipment, so any vouchers you can provide will be greatly appreciated!

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Parents wanted

We are looking for additional parent representatives to sit on the executive committee (made up of leaders and support staff). This is a good opportunity to find out more about how a Scout group runs, where the money goes and to have a say in what happens in the future. If interested let one of the leaders know.

We will also be starting up a fund raising committee to come up with ideas for fund raising and to help organise events. If you think you know of interesting ideas to raise funds for the group or have some time spare and are willing to help organise fund raising events then please let us know.

The group is looking for a Group Scout Leader (GSL) and will soon be needing a new Chair Person, both positions will need to go through a formal process and be appointed by our District Commissioner, Alan Holmes, but if you are interested in either role please let him know. For job roles please see the Scout Association website (GSL: FS330063, Chair Person: FS330030)

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Can’t Cook, Cub Cook!

The snow may have put some of the Cubs off coming but those that made it had a fantastic time.
The Cubs were broken into three teams and each team had to make two dishes from a particular country.

The dishes were:
Spanish Quick Gazpacho
Spanish Chorizo, Potato & Cheese Omelet
Indian Sag Aloo
Indian Spiced Chicken Balti
Italian Tuna Balls
Italian Turkey Toasties

Despite a few teething problems all teams managed really well and we had some excellent dishes to try at the end. Most of the Cubs tried a bit of them all and the Gazpacho became the food of the brave (or foolish) as it proved far hotter than any of us imagined.

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