Rolleston Scout Group News 2017


Winter 2017 News

2017 to date has certainly been one of the busiest and developmental years in the Scout Groups recent history. We constantly try to improve opportunities and the activities for all our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and I have to say we have achieved so much.

All sections have been out and about taking part in so many camps, activities, badge work, it would simply take to long to tell you so Iíve listed a few.

7 day Scout camp in Essex, 5 day Cub camp in Essex, 6 day Scout camp in Northumberland, Group camp (HQ Rolleston) comprising of 180 on camp, Carnival, Rollestonbury, Fire station visits, Air Ambulance visits, Beavers at Clip Ďn Climb, Cubs and Scouts at Alter Rock, Buddhist centre visit and thatís really not scratching the surface.

Rollestonbury was again our biggest event and we must be getting good as we had not one complaint. We do try to minimise the impact that this event has on the village so can I just say thank you to the village for putting up with the noise. This year the concert made over £14,500. This is a massive amount of money so thank you. This profit, and more made from previous events, is now very visibly being put back into the group to improve the activities we can provide for the group onsite and as Iím sure many of you would have seen by now the new building is well on its way to being completed. The MAC (Multipurpose Activity Centre) is not just a stage for Rollestonbury. It will have inside it a multi pitch climbing wall, a 32 meter bouldering wall, an air rifle range and an Archery range inside it too. This project has been three years in the making so I would like to say thank you to all the people who have helped me on this project over the years, especially to the parents and leaders who turned out on a cold and wet October weekend to lay the block and beam floor.

Over the next few months we are refitting the toilets and getting the felid and compound area ready for next yearís activities. We have lots to do as in brick laying, fencing and general sorting out so if you fancy helping out the please get in touch.

This year for our events we have been using Ticket Tailor (and on-line ticket system) and from 2018 this us how all your event tickets will be sold. Gate tickets may be available on the day but not guaranteed.

Dates for you diaryís next year, Carnival May 20th which is adopting a Circus theme, Rollestonbury 14th July line up to be announced in the new year and yes the gin bar will return, and Bonfire night Saturday 3rd November.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you are interested in getting involved at any level with the group the please remember, We donít want Bear Grylls, we just need you for one or two hours a week or when you can fit it in #flexiblevolunteering.

Yours in Scouting
Graham Jacks 07768047332
grahamj0124@gmail.com


Summer 2017 News

The year so far has been packed for all the sections, with the Beavers working hard on badges and more recently Easter based crazy activities. Cubs have been to visit the Air ambulance, made pots for Motherís Day and are currently practicing for their summer hike. The Scouts have also been training hard including badgework, Iím a Scout get me out of here, weekend (which yes did include many bush tucker trails and some very gruesome tasks), bowling and a session at Oxygen in Derby.

Itís not very often the whole group is together at the same time in fact its only Carnival, Remembrance Parade, Group Camp and St Georges day parade in Burton when it happens but I must say itís a very proud moment when you see the Group all turned out in full uniform as they were for the St Georges Day parade in April. St George is also the patron Saint of Scouting and itís on this day that all Scouts, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders reaffirm their Scout Promise to do their best.

This year Rolleston Goes to Battle! Yes, we are at war. The carnival which this year is to be held on Sunday 21st May will be home to the House of Oxford. This is a medieval re-enactment group who will be setting up a medieval village at the HQ for you to explore and complete with a full scale medieval battle I think it could be noisy but certainly great fun. Also appearing at the Carnival is Tropical Inc. This is a company which brings the weirdest and wildest animals to you, including snakes, spiders and a very special guest. They will be performing in the arena and doing meet and greet sessions in the marquee all day.

ROLLESTONBURY will take place on Saturday 15th July and this year headlining are JUMP. This is a fantastic showband from the local area but havenít played at a large venue in the area before. They will be supported by Almost Olly, a great tribute act to the cheeky Olly Murs, You really are in for a great night.

For all up to date information regarding the Group, Events of the year and ON-LINE Tickets please visit the Website www.rollestonscouts.org.uk or simply just google Rolleston Scouts

Graham Jacks


Spring 2017 News

Rolleston Scout Group 207!!!!

207 Rolleston Scout Group and indeed Scouting is never about numbers it is all about giving our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders the best possible experience of fun, achievement and pride we possible can but I can confirm that in January we annually submit our census to London HQ and we have 182 children in the group and 25 leaders making that 207 uniformed members of 1st Rolleston Scout Group. This is (I think) a first for the group and shows another annual increase since 2006.

I am immensely proud of this achievement and you should be too but this does not happen by accident or overnight. It takes a great deal of work and effort by leaders past and present so I would like to take this opportunity to say well done team.

The keen eyed amongst you may be aware that we are in the process of building at the HQ. This is the MAC. It is a Multipurpose Activity Centre (MAC) for short that is to be sited in the field to the rear of the HQ. This addition to the Group is to house an indoor 5m high multi pitch Climbing wall, Air Rifle range, Indoor bouldering wall, an outdoor permanent Stage for our events and increased storage for our increasingly growing group. It is scheduled to be opened at this yearís Carnival so fingers crossed the weather doesnít hold us back.

This year Rolleston Goes to Battle! Yes, we are at war. The carnival which this year is to be held on Sunday 21st May will be home to the House of Oxford. This is a medieval re-enactment group who will be setting up a medieval village at the HQ for you to explore and complete with a full scale medieval battle I think it could be noisy but certainly great fun.

Talking of noisy ROLLESTONBURY will take place on Saturday 15th July and this year headlining are JUMP. This is a fantastic showband from the local area but havenít played at a large venue in the area before. You will be treated to a great night so save the date and more info very soon.

For all up to date information regarding the Group and the Events of the year please visit the Website www.rollestonscouts.org.uk or simply just google Rolleston Scouts

Many thanks
Graham Jacks
Grahamj0124@gmail.com 07768047332

Future Events

ē Carnival Sunday 21st May Medieval Mayhem
Join the House of Oxford for a day of Medieval life and Battles. Complete with a medieval village to explore. Bigger arena, more fun and action. This is one not to be missed. Adults (Over 14) £4, Children £1, Under 5s Free

ē Monday 29th May
Official stall at the annual TRANSPORT FESTIVAL. Attractions at HQ include Quality refreshments, Lorries, cars and campervan arena

ē Rollestonbury Saturday 15th July
JUMP Headline this yearís concert. More info to follow very soon

ē We are possible holding another concert Saturday 9th Sept but this is to be confirmed

ē Bonfire Night Saturday 4th November Show performed by International firework Champions PYROTEX


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Last updated: 13 November 2017