Wednesday 29 October 2014

Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday


On Wednesday 5th November the Group will be holding its Bonfire and Fireworks at the Scout Hut. The evening is open to all Scout Group members and their family. The fire will be lit at 6:30pm with fireworks starting at 7:30pm.

Entry will be by donation. Hot drinks, hotdogs, burgers and soft drinks will be on sale from 6:30pm.

In preparation for the bonfire we will be cutting a few hedges back, cleaning up the hut and building the bonfire on Sunday 2nd November between 9am and 12pm. If you can spare a couple of hours to help please come down.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday is to be held on the 9th November with a service at St John's Church in Furness Vale and wreath laying at Whaley Bridge War Memorial.  For both parts you need to be in full uniform (shirt, necker, smart trousers and shoes). This year you will also receive a Remembrance Day badge which can be worn on your uniform (if you have not received your badge please see your section leader on bonfire night).

Arrangements are slightly different for the sections so please read the information below carefully.

Beavers & Cubs - We are asking that the Beavers & Cubs attend only the wreath laying at the war memorial in Whaley Park. The Group will meet at the Entrance to the park on Buxton Road at 12pm. (Please note we may be slightly late returning from Furness Vale). We should be finished by 12:30pm.

Scouts & Explorers - We are asking Scouts & Explorers to attend both parts of the morning. We will meet at 10:30am at St Johns Church, which is located on the left of the main road as you leave Furness Vale heading towards New Mills.  Following the service we will return to Whaley for the wreath laying. You will need to arrange your own transport to and from Furness Vale.

Parents - Please ensure a Leader is present before leaving your child at either part of the morning. 

Yours in Scouting

Stephen Sidebotham
Group Scout Leader
1st Taxal