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Gloucester District Beaver Fun Day ~ Sunday 8th July 2018

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by Darren

Beavers from all over Gloucester spent a very hot and fun-filled day at Murray Hall Scout Centre. Throughout the day, Beavers took part in a variety of activity bases. Activities included: badge making, marshmallow toasting, team challenges, paper aeroplane making, water games and, a definite favourite, the bouncy castle. During the day, all Beavers also carried out three science experiments and therefore achieved their Experiment activity badge. The day rounded off with a final water relay and a hot dog snack. It is safe to say all Beavers went home tired out after an exciting day of activities! Thanks go to Vicky Minty and Natasha Allen for organising the event.

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Arrangements for the 2018 St Georges Day Celebrations

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by Darren

Arrangements for the 2018 St Georges Day Celebrations

Dates & Times – Rehearsal will be held on Saturday 21 st April 2018
11.00am – 12.00 noon at Gloucester Cathedral
Parade & Service will be on Sunday 22 nd April 2018
04.15pm Assemble Kings Square.
04.30pm (Prompt) Parade moves off
04.45pm Parade arrives at Cathedral
05.00pm Cathedral Service starts
06.00pm Service finishes
The Parade moves off & Service start times are Precise – The other times are approximations

Rehearsal

Can you please ensure that the young people you choose to be your Group colour bearers will be able to attend the Saturday rehearsal – this is the only way we can attempt to ensure that the Service will run smoothly on the Sunday. Full uniform should be worn by all taking part in the rehearsal and Group colour bearers should remember to bring their carrier in addition to their flag.
Would rehearsal participants meet at the Cathedral. Parents of the youngsters taking part in the rehearsal are welcome to remain during the rehearsal. The rehearsal is not expected to last for more than 1 hour.

Parade

The Parade will assemble at Kings square. (Please advise parents that there is parking in the general area). The Parade will be marching in Groups led by District Officials &; District colours. All Group colours are to be carried at the head of their respective section, with 2 escorts for each flag.

Dress Code

this is a high profile event and therefore – Correct uniform should be worn. Leaders will you please impress upon all your young people -No Jeans or Trainers. Scout & Explorer shirts to be tucked in and not worn outside trousers / skirts. Top coats will only be worn if it is raining when the parade moves off from Kings Square. It is important to wear a tee shirt or similar under their uniform for
warmth

Service

The celebration in the Cathedral will commence at 05.00pm, and finish between 06.00pm & 06.15pm. Leaders are requested to space themselves amongst their group for the duration of the Service and to endeavour to ensure that the noise level is kept to a minimum. Parents and friends will be admitted to the Service provided there are spare seats, after all those taking part in the parade are seated. Please let me know if any young person or leader is in a wheel chair or problems walking up the step please let me know as they can use the disable access into the Cathedral

Collection

Will all section leaders please arrange for monies to be collected at Kings Square, prior to departure. Polythene bags will be distributed for this purpose at the assembly point. It would assist the collection in the Cathedral, if the bags could be passed to the person sitting in the end seat next to the aisle prior to the collection taking place.

Dispersal The Group Colour bearers will be dispersed outside of the West door of the Cathedral, but section leaders will be responsible for the safe dispersal of their youngsters, following the Service.

Please make every attempt to attend this high profile event – This is one of only a few events where we get a chance to show the district as a whole.

If you have any queries concerning the above:-Please contact Andy Tucker 07976810518 or Email: andy.r.tucker@gmail.com

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Scouts To The Rescue

Posted on March 6th, 2018 by Darren

Scouts helping in the local community!

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Longlevens Scout group were due to be camping at Cranham Scout centre last weekend, but due to the ice, snow, and unpleasant weather they couldn’t go ahead with their fun filled weekend of camping.

Not letting their weekend go to waste, the Longlevens group scout leader Iain Morris received a call from Cathy Williams, the local counsellor, asking for anyone available to help clear the snow in the local community. Iain then put the message forward to his scout group, where he had many responses from willing volunteers from scout groups, including the cubs that had had their camp cancelled.

That morning a team of twelve cubs, scouts, even a beaver scout, along with supportive parents, wrapped up warm and grabbed their shovels, to help clear the snow and ice off the main public footpaths around the Holy Trinity Church. They also cleared snow from around the shops in Longlevens including the local chemist and the doctor’s surgery in Church road.

After helping to clear the street in Longlevens several leaders with four by fours helped the local nurses get to and from work so they could care for the people that are in need. The leaders drove to Stroud District health centre in Stroud and then took the nurses back to the snowy areas of Stroud that they couldn’t access with their cars or public transport.

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District Cub Quiz

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Darren

Gloucester District Cub Quiz

On Saturday 27th January was the annual District Cub Quiz held at Hucclecote Scout Hut.

A great time was had by all the Cubs who repressed their packs from all over Gloucester.

Many thanks to Heather and her team for organising another great event and to Naomi for being the ‘Quiz Master’

After the scores were counted one of the teams from 11th Gloucester (Hucclecote) scored the most with 51st Gloucester (Lonsdale) coming a close second.

 

 

 

 

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Please Vote For us

Posted on October 24th, 2017 by Darren

Hi all, we need your help to raise some funds so we can get a disabled toilet and washing facilities at Murray Hall.

After you have voted please share this post and ask youe friends, relatives, work colleagues in fact everyone you know to vote as well

Many thanks

 

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Please Help District HQ

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by Darren

During ​the 16th and 17th September

@ Murray Hall

​The new path for an emergency escape route from the main hall to the car park is going to be widened, suitable to take a vehicle, and finished off with concrete.

We need help to cut back the weeds and sort out some of the borders so there ​is ​room for th​is to happen.

Any help would be gratefully received, gardening tools and loppers could be handy.

If you can help please Contact the Murray Hall Maintenance team @ maintenance.team@gloscouts.org.uk

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