Rolleston Scout Group

Rolleston Scout Group News 2001

Winter 2001 News

The group has had a reasonable year, the boys have all enjoyed their various events, the last scout camp for the year being held at Walesby in Nottinghamshire and they had a great time. Fund raising is down this year due to the Tulip Festival being cancelled because of Foot and Mouth and of course this year for the first time in about twenty years we have not held a bonfire night. It seemed quite strange not being involved with bonfires and burgers this year.

We are desperately short of Leaders, is there anyone out there who could help please?

Were you a CARNIVAL PRINCESS? The Scout Group wants to hear from you.

Our carnival next year is rather special - it's our 25th Carnival, so as it is the Queen's Golden Jubilee it will be a Silver and Gold Carnival. We are going to reintroduce our Carnival Princess for this Carnival - so any young girls out there who would like to become the Carnival Princess "watch this space". We would also like to hear from any previous Carnival Princesses perhaps they could get in touch with the Group and let us know what they are doing now. There will be the Fancy Dress Parade as usual and the various stalls, but we hope to make it a bit more special next year and of course, it is at the beginning of Rolleston Festival so I know you will give us your support as usual. The date is May 26th 2002. We are also short of a lorry for the parade so if anyone has got one, or has access to one we could borrow, we would be very grateful.

We are holding a Christmas Bazaar this year on Saturday November 24th which will have various stalls and we hope you will support us as usual. The last Car Boot Sale this year will be held on Sunday November 25th at 10.00am, there is no Car Boot Sale in December, but we start again in the New Year on the last Sunday in the month.

It now remains for me, on behalf of Rolleston Scout Group, to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

M.A. Smedley, Chairman.

Autumn 2001 News

At the moment the Scout Group is taking a well earned summer break, apart from the scouts who are going to their summer camp in the Lake District in three weeks time. They need this to get over their Survival Night, which I am pleased to say they all managed to survive and they all said they enjoyed it.

The cubs had a successful camp the other weekend at the HQ together with the Byrkley Chalet Group.

All the sections during the year have done well and in September, of course, the new uniforms come into force. However, until a beaver or cub goes up into another section the old uniform may be worn. We are always short of leaders and helpers so don't be afraid to come forward if you think you can help in some small way!

We had another successful Carnival and for all those who supported us, We thank you very much. I would also like to add my thanks to all the helpers who gave their time and they seemed to enjoy themselves too! The Car Boots and Rummage Sales are doing well and our next Car Boot will be the last Sunday morning in September.

Please note that this year we are not holding our annual Bonfire Night due to the incident last year. I don't think anyone in the Group would like to go through that again, let alone the boy who was injured, and I cannot see the Group holding them again in the near future either. It is a shame really because we have held Bonfire Nights for the last twenty years, they were always popular in the village and this was our first accident. So, no more Bonfire Nights.

Now, don't forget, if you need a marquee or require a hall for a special occasion please get in touch. The number to ring for marquees is 543194 and for the HQ it is 814582.

Margaret Smedley, Chairman

Summer 2001 News

The Group have had a successful year so far and at the moment are preparing for our biggest event of the year, our Carnival, and I am sure you will give us your support as in previous years. The theme this year is "Medieval" so watch out for swords, wimples, knights etc.

The Car Boot and Rummage Sales are going quite well and we thank you for your support. Unfortunately, due to the Tulip Festival being cancelled this meant that we could not do the catering as in previous years and this means that our fund raising will be down this year.

The cubs had a fantastic evening at the District Swimming Gala. Fourteen packs took part and Rolleston won the shield for the overall winners and they also won the Pack Relay Trophy. Nine cubs took part and they all came away with a medal. Congratulations!

The scouts are planning their summer camp in Cumbria and are all looking forward to this very much.

The beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be changing to their new uniforms as from September 2001 onwards. Any existing member will, of course, be able to keep their current uniform until they leave that Section.

As usual, we are always looking for new leaders, so if there is anyone reading this who would like to come and help please don't be shy.

Don't forget we have Marquees for hire, please contact Graham Jacks on 543194 and he will give you the dates when these are available. Bookings for the HQ should be made to June Webb on Burton 814582.

Our A.G.M. is to be held on Wednesday evening 27th June 2001 at 8.00pm in the HQ - everyone is welcome.

Margaret Smedley, Chairman

Spring 2001 News

2001 is now in full swing and our Car Boot Sales have begun again. These are held on the last Sunday morning of the month, 10am until 12 midday, with the exception of August and December. Our Carnival this year is to be held on Sunday 20th May beginning with a fancy dress parade as usual. The theme this year is Medieval so get sorting those costumes! The Scouts have been busy gadding about. They had a great time in London visiting the London eye, saw the dome and all the various sights, including the London Dungeons, H.M.S. Belfast and the Science Museum. They are going on a survival weekend to Drum hill, Derbyshire, camps in Windermere, Cumbria in the summer and Blackpool in the winter. Cubs and Beavers are doing well. There are now 87 members in the Group including leaders. As you are probably aware there has been a change in uniform. The leaders now have stone washed shirts with navy trousers. Scouts and Cubs navy trousers and green tops, Beavers turquoise shirt.

Headquarters the car park needs re-tarmacing urgently so if there is anyone out there who would come and give us a cheap and cheerful quote we would be interested. Also Marquee bookings are now being taken by Graham Jacks on 543194 or mobile 07768 047 332

M.A. Smedley (Chairman)

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