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Parent's Evening

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We are very pleased to announce a parents night at Burnside Church for all sections on Friday 24th October 2014. The purpose of the evening is to allow the leaders to report to the parents, with an update on what each section has been getting up to over that last year, with a little help from the youth members. In addition we will report on the up and coming programme and some Group events. The evening will start for all sections at 7:00pm and finish at 8:30pm.

New programmes & times

With the new Scouting session well under way, be sure to check out our programmes. Also, a reminder about the new times for each section:

Beavers - no change 6:30 to 7:30
Cubs - 6:15 to 7:30
Scouts - 7:00 to 9:00
Explorers - 7:00 to 9:00 (every second week)

Summer Camp photos now online

This Year’s Summer camp was held at the start of August at Gilwell Park. We simply could not have asked for better weather - glorious sunshine the whole week (until the very last night that is). An action packed week included plenty of on-site activities such as high ropes, raft building, rifle shooting, gauntlet run and the 3G swing. The explorers went on an overnight expedition whilst the troop went on a light hike in Epping Forest. We ran Volleyball, Danish long-ball, Come Dine with Me, capture the flag, a super last night campfire, and we even had our own open air cinema. The highlight of the week though was our day trip to London. We visited some of the sights, went to the London Dungeon, saw Wicked, and finished the evening with stunning night time views from the London Eye. All the photos can be found in our Gallery.

Beavers gain brand new camping skills award

Ever more Beaver firsts. This weekend we presented the first Camp Craft Beaver activity badge. This is a badge that was just released in April. Huge congratulations to Jack Morris, Cameron Finlayson, Gavin Kelly, Calum Walke, Billy MacLeod and John Dunn.

First ever Chief Scout Bronze Awards

Cheif Scout Bronze
We are very pleased to announce that the first ever Chief Scout Bronze awards at the 185 have been gained. Congratulations to Jack, Cameron Finlayson, Gavin and Rairidh. It's an amazing achievement for these Beavers, and we hope that they will be the first of many more to come.

Beavers are 2014 Football Champions

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The 185th came 1st and 2nd at this year’s District Beaver football (a first win of trophy since 1998) with one point between each team. 185 Orange managed to get the top spot, closely followed by 185 Green, and so a trophy for the whole colony returns back to Burnside. Well done to all the players, to the parents for their support and encouragement, and for Manager Stuart guiding the teams to victory!

There are a few photos in the Gallery

Fundraising Quiz night - hosted by Sean Batty

The Kandersteg fund-raising committee are pleased to announce more details of our upcoming Quiz night. The evening will be hosted by STV personality and meteorologist, Sean Batty.

Date: Saturday 31st May
Time: Doors Open at 7pm, Quiz starts at 7:30pm
Location: Burnside Church Main Hall

Tickets are £5, available from any leader on a Friday night, or from members of the fundraising committee.

Why not bring the kids? Childcare will be available not the night for £2, including a goody bag.

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Cubs are helping Burnside Bloom

Burnside in Bloom
The cubs are doing a bag pack to help raise funds for Burnside in Bloom. They are a local community group who provide and service the planters, hanging baskets and Christmas tree in Burnside.

All 185 Cubs are invited to come along and help out on the 8th of March at Tesco Burnside. More details from the Cub Leaders.

Race Night - 15th March - Don't miss out

The Kandersteg Fundraising Committee are hosting a Race Night on Saturday 15th March.

Its going to be an amazing evening, with lots of chances to enjoy a “flutter”. Tickets are available on Friday nights only £5.

Whitefield Bowling Club
Croft Road

Racing Starts at 7:30pm

Please see a Leader, or one of the Fundraising Committee for more details, to buy tickets, or for Tickets to sell to family and friends.

Programmes for the new session now online

The new 2014 session programmes for Beaver, Cub and Scout sections are now on the website. Lots of stuff going on as usual, including some great camps, expeditions and visits for all sections.

Photos from Christmas Camp now online

The joint Beaver and Cub Christmas Camp held at the Allander Chalet at Auchengillan seems now to becoming an annual event. The Beavers and their parents joined the cubs for one night. The weather may have been pretty shocking, but a really great time was had by all. Thanks to the leaders, parents and cook team for putting on an excellent programme. The photos can be found here in the Gallery.

Fundraisng update

The Kandersteg Fundraising committee has been hard at work planning and running a series of events to help towards the costs of our 2015 expedition to the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland. Here is a couple of updates:

Wreath Night

A huge thank you to all those that attended, and to the Scouts, Neil and Jamie for their help in clearing up. It was an excellent evening with over 40 people attending. We raised over £400 - a tremendous result!

Sainsbury’s bagpacking

Our annual Christmas bag packing event was more successful that ever this year, with almost £2600 being raised on Christmas Eve. Well done and thank you to all those that took part, and a massive thanks to the Sainbury’s team and all of their very generous shoppers.

Coming up

Stay tuned for information on our next two events, the Bake Sale and Race night.