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Dear friends and families

We are looking for volunteers to help in the Beaver Section, the section is growing, and we need the extra help as it is impossible for two leaders to run a great programme as they have been doing.

The job description would be to come on a Wednesday evening for one and a half hours to help and support the leadership. It’s a great opportunity for you to join in hikes, activities visits, camping, and many more activities that the Beavers get up to.

If you’d like to come along and spend an evening with us you are very welcome.

If you are interested, please contact us, Jacquie on 07847335855 (GSL) or Spencer 07986 008329 to arrange a meeting.

Thank you for your support.

Kent Scouts get 'Thank You' from Porchlight.

Amazing amount of money!!!

A Big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this event.

In total 1st Cheriton Group managed to raise a fantastic £1529.55.

Jamboree Fundraising!!

As you may know Folkestone, Hythe & District have been given 5 places for Young People of Scout/Explorer age range to attend the 24th World Jamboree in the USA in 2019.

1st Cheriton have been lucky enough to have two members chosen to attend, Lily Hussey & George Lock.

They have a lot of fundraising to do, which they will require a lot of support from our Scout group, family & friends.

Their first major fund raising event with the other members of the Folkestone & Hythe contingent, was a Gala Dinner and Dance which was held at the Burlington Hotel in Folkestone on Saturday 17th March. The evening was well attended with about 90 guests, who all received a friendship woggle made by the young people. It was an amazing evening with great food, dancing, raffle and great start to the young peoples fundraising journey.

If you feel that you would like to make your own contribution towards their amazing journey of a life time, please click on the MyDonate link.

We have lighting down our alleys and on the field now, thank you to Shepway District Council fund and the lovely people that come and support our Bingo evenings

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Specsavers Folkestone for their donation of High Viz's to our group , they will be very handy when we are out and about with the Beavers,Cubs,Scouts and Explorers.

Today Daphne, Mark and myself went to the Royal British Legion to accept a award given to the group for all the fundraising we have done for the Poppy Appeal.

We were shown around the factory where everything is made from the poppies to the different wreaths for Remembrance Sunday and any other time that they needed around the world.

Thank you all for the great effort and this year we have a challenge to beat.

Jacqueline Wood & Daphne Pascoe receiving a certificate of appreciation at The Royal British Legion Village, Aylesford, on behalf of everyone at 1st Cheriton Scout group that has helped collect over £6,000 for The Poppy Appeal In Folkestone over the last 5 years.

Many thanks for all your hard work.

Certificate was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'lsle.

Congratulations 1st Cheriton Scout Group

Tonight at the District AGM , we were presented with a trophy for the Group with the Largest Growth in the District.

Thank you to all the leadership and helpers for achiving this.

Come and join our adventure and support your Scout Group

We want to invite you to experience the fun and adventure that Scouting offers your children, as well as offering the opportunity to make a difference by helping our Scout Group thrive.

We fully understand that you may not be able to help on a regular basis but we do need your help to be able to run our Beaver / Cub /Scout/ Explorer nights successfully

At the moment, we are looking for help in two sections; Scouts and Explorers, these are struggling as we haven’t got the help needed so we can provide a good program. So if you can spare a few hours on a Tuesday evening to come and get involved with the Explorers we would be very grateful. The same with the Scouts we need at least 2 new helpers to be able to come on a Friday evening.

We could do a parent Rota if possible which means you can make a difference and help without having to do so every week, if lots of parents are on the Rota then your commitment may only be once or twice a month and you might enjoy the activities and events. The more parents we can get involved the more exciting our activities and events can be.

As a helper on the parent Rota you will be asked to assist with hikes, badge work and other activities. You will be guided by Stuart & Paul in the Scout section and Sue and Ben in the Explorer unit and will be a valuable part of the team. You will need to undertake a CRB check.

If you do have any questions, then please come and speak to one of us at the beginning or end of a session or give me a call on 07847335855 or 01303277429.

We are also looking for a maintenance crew. If you think you could spare a few hours a week please contact me on the numbers above.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Yours in scouting

Jacquie Wood

Group Scout Leader 1st Cheriton Scout Group.

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