As 2019 draws to a close, we look back over another year of expansion of 1st Stoke Golding (St Margaret’s) Scout Group – having now broken through 100 youth members. OK – so maybe we cheated a bit, by adding an Explorer Unit – but we still have near record numbers in all sections. We must be doing something right!
You won’t see the latest information on this website – as that is now shared with parents via our (private) Facebook page.
We end this year on a very sad note, with the untimely loss of our longest standing leader after a battle with cancer. Allan Baker had been a Scout leader here for nearly 30 years – and was also quartermaster and the driving force behind our Soapbox Derby adventures. He was always keen to make and mend things – especially on camps – and would have a go on anything. In his professional life he was well respected for his attention to detail, if not the resulting timekeeping – with many examples of his building work around the village and beyond. Allan will be greatly missed.
Hi All – you might have noticed that there haven’t been many updates here for a while – this is partly due to the webmaster having other commitments, but mainly because our news, notices and other topical information is now communicated via our Facebook page. This is a closed page – specifically for parents of members of the Scout Group, as well as leaders, helpers & other volunteers – which makes it easier to post pictures of what we have been up to and keep everyone updated. You can also ask questions about meetings & events, share information with other parents and maybe post you own photos of our activities.
Please search for ‘1st Stoke Golding (St Margarets) Scout Group’ (or click this here) – and ask to join. If you don’t normally use Facebook, we would encourage you to sign up (even under a pseudonym), put in the minimum of information and lock down the privacy so that you can receive updates & news from the Group!
Now the schools are restarting, so we will restart too.
Scouts will meet on Thursday of this week (7th January), with Cubs and Beavers starting next week – January 11th & 12th respectively. We look forward to the term!
Hi Cubs – It is the District shooting day this Saturday – we will have a slot at 4pm – please see attached Activity Permission & 2015 shooting flyer. Get it back to Mrs Shilladay at school on Friday – or call her/John on 01455 212908.
(This is a very well organised activity – using approved air rifles and experienced & qualified Scout instructors)
As another way to update parents and keep in touch, we now have a (closed) Facebook group. Search for ‘1st Stoke Golding Scout Group’ and ask to join! Or click here
We had a great time bellboating yesterday afternoon. No-one fell in, but we all managed to get wet. How? Did the forecast showers turn up? No – luckily the weathermen were wrong! But we did find another group to have a waterfight with. We think we won…
BELLBOATING THIS FRIDAY between 3 & 6pm – Anyone interested in bellboating? It will be available to Beavers, Cubs & Scouts; at LOPC in Leicester. You will get 90 minutes on the water, cost is £5 – please spread the word & let me know ASAP – please use the contact form for more details.
Summer term already – please remember to pay £15 subs for this half term!
Saturday April 25th is the day for the St.George’s Day Parade in Hinckley. For the first time in many years, our Group is leading the parade, so please ensure your child attends. As an extra incentive (in case the hour of leading the parade is not enough!) we will be having a short party after the parade & church service finishes.
In the evening of May 13th we will be holding a social event for parents & leaders – drinks, nibbles & skittles at the Stoke Golding Club, from 7:30pm. The first half-hour or so will include the Group’s AGM – when you can hear more about what all the sections have been up to in the last year, and plans for the coming year.
The Cubs have two exciting camps in June – as well as the usual County Camp for the older ones, we also have a weekend activity camp for all the Cubs.
The Scouts are hoping to race again in the Soapbox Derby in Hinckley in July.
Finally, after many years of losing our members when they are too old for Scouts, we are working hard to set up our own Explorer Unit to cater for the 14-18 year olds. We really need some more leadership help – please let us know if you would like to get involved.
Welcome to 1st Stoke Golding (St Margaret’s) Scout Group. That’s a bit of a mouthful, so let’s just say Stoke Golding Scouts from now on.
We are part of Hinckley District, in the County of Leicestershire (in the UK, for the benefit of anyone a long way away). We are based in the village of Stoke Golding, with an almost 50-50 mix between girls and boys in all three sections. They start at age 6 in Beavers, go to Cubs at 8, then on to Scouts sometime between their 10th & 11th birthdays.
As with all Scout Groups, we are completely volunteer run – the leaders, helpers and committee all put in their time to make Scouting happen for the young people with no reward except the satisfaction of passing on skills and experiences to the next generation. Please contact us if you would like to know more about how you could help – whether on an occassional or more regular basis.