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St George's Day - Tues April 23 2019

posted 16 Apr 2019, 11:21 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers   [ updated 16 Apr 2019, 11:23 ]

All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in full uniform, from across the district will meet at 6:30pm at St Mary's RC Church, Derwent Street, Blackhill for the annual St George's day service.

Annual meeting - Tuesday September 25th

posted 23 Sep 2018, 12:03 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

We will hold our AGM on September 25th from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

There will be refreshments available and a slideshow from 6:15pm.

Each section will update on their achievements.  We will also update you on the running of the group and elect the group executive committee for the year ahead.  It is an opportunity for you to learn more about what the group does for the children and ask any questions you have.

The venue is the Scout HQ at Constance Street, Consett DH8 5DU.

This meeting takes the place of all section meetings in the week.  No Scouts on Friday 28th

Many thanks and we hope to see you there

Autumn restart

posted 3 Sep 2018, 09:57 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

Sections meet in term time only, so Beavers and Cubs restart on Tuesday 11th September.  Note Beavers start time will be 18:30 rather than 18:00.

Welcome pack

posted 9 Feb 2018, 10:13 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

Check out our updated welcome pack under Resources, Forms & Welcome pack for more information about the group, and to hopefully answer any of your questions.

Spring 2018 term & section restart dates.

posted 4 Jan 2018, 15:04 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers   [ updated 4 Jan 2018, 15:06 ]

Hope all members have had a great Christmas.  Term time for most restarts on Mon 8-Jan so Beavers and Cubs restart on 9-Jan and Scouts on 12-Jan.

Helping chat

posted 4 Oct 2017, 07:16 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

If you want to have a chat about helping, please come along during one of the Scout sessions on a Friday.  We prioritise those who ensure we can run each section.

AGM - Tuesday 19th Sept 2017 6:30pm

posted 11 Sep 2017, 12:23 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

We will hold our AGM on September 19th from 6:30 to 7:30pm, with refreshments until 8pm.  Each section will update on their achievements, new members will be invested and badges presented.  We will also update you on group finances and elect the group executive committee for the year ahead.  It is an opportunity for you to learn more about what the group does for the children and ask any questions you have.  If you can help scouting in any way please discuss with one of the leaders.

We are particularly looking for helpers / leaders for Beavers and a chairperson.

Many thanks and we hope to see all members and parents there.

Family Quiz & Tombola, for all sections, families, anyone interested in joining

posted 28 Jun 2017, 13:38 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

All welcome – mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents.

Quiz is £1 a person, max 5 in teams.

Bottle tombola

Tea / Coffee / Juice

Pleas support your child in scouting via this fund raiser.

Annual census, capitation payment and gift aid reclaim

posted 29 Dec 2016, 13:26 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

In January each year we complete a census return for our group, which includes section numbers, age profiles and other demographics.  We also pay capitation fees of about £45 per member to support scouting nationally, in the county and in the district.  Capitation is our largest outgoing each year and we pay it and other bills from members monthly subs.  As a charity we can claim gift aid on monthly subs donations and typically try to reclaim gift aid at about the same time we pay capitation.  Sometimes we need to check gift aid records and may contact parents / guardians via the OSM system.

1st Blackhill Scouts AGM - Tuesday 27th Sept 2016 6:30pm

posted 19 Sep 2016, 15:18 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

1st Blackhill Scouts AGM - Tuesday 27th Sept 2016 6:30pm

Dear Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and parents,

In place of section meetings next week, we will hold our AGM on September 27th from 6:30 to 7:30pm, with refreshments until 8pm.  Each section will update on their achievements, new members will be invested and badges presented.  We will also update you on group finances and elect the group executive committee for the year ahead.  It is an opportunity for you to learn more about what the group does for the children and ask any questions you have.  If you can help scouting in any way please discuss with one of the leaders.

Many thanks and we hope to see all current and prospective members and parents there.

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