PACK PROGRAMME – Summer 2017 Programme
Welcome back, hope you all had a good Easter and the Easter Bunny Came, Please find below the Summer Term Programme. Our aim this term is to work towards Our Outdoors Challenge badge and the fact we will have Family Camp and District Camp in this term those attending will be well on their way to earning this badge, we have also factored in some of the work into our normal pack nights. During this term we will also be earning the Chef Badge with “Cub Come Dine with me !” , Local Knowledge Activity Badge and the Finishing of the Photography Activity Badge.
As we all know we still like some more Uniformed leaders so if you know of anyone who is over 18 and are interested in helping out we would love to talk to them.
Also don’t forget we have moved our Pack Nights to a Monday 19:15 – 20:30
Summer Term Programme
Sunday 23rd April
St Georges Day Parade 15:00 – 16:00
Meet at the Town Hall for 14:30
Monday 24th April
Our Outdoors – 1.5 Shelter Building – 1.7 Country Code – 1.9 – Camp Basic 1st Aid
Friday 28th – 30th April
Monday 1st May
Bank Holiday – NO CUBS
Monday 8th May
Our Outdoors – Camp Gadgets 1.6
Monday 15th May
Local Knowledge (Activity Badge)
Meet in town TBC
Monday 22nd May
Cub Come dine with me 1 (Planning)
May Bank Holiday – no Cubs
Monday 5th June
Cub Come dine with me part 2 (Cooking)
Sunday 11th June
Cub Adventure Day
Monday 12th June
World Faith Visit (Venue TBC)
Monday 19th June
Orienteering Venue TBC
Sunday 25th June
Monday 26th June
Monday 3rd July
Hike – Route TBC
Friday 7th July – 9th July
District Camp – Details TBC
Monday 10th July
No Cubs Recovering from District Camp
Monday 17th July
Water Night (Last Night of term)
With the Cubs Leadership Team being reduced in size its ever more important that we have your support as parents. If you can look at the above plan and offer your support to any of the dates by attending on the night then please let me or John know.
I would like at least 4 adults in attendance on each of the nights.
We welcome any parents who would like to assist on any evening, especially trips or hikes and nights away. If you would like to assist on an evening please either speak to me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the coming year we are aware that some leaders will be moving on, so as a Group we are looking for new leaders to take over.
All visit forms for this term are on the Groups Website. Please return with payment, we now accept parentpay preferably as one payment for all activities by the date on the Permission form.
Leaders who have organised pack visits have been spending an excessive amount of time outside of meetings in their administration through non return or loss of forms prior to the event. In future a designated cut-off date will be given and any late forms will not be accepted. We will not accept forms at the visit site.
Collecting Cubs after Pack Meetings
At the end of the meeting all Cubs must be collected from the Church Hall. Could parents please come into the hall foyer to do this. The car park is very busy at this time, Cubs leaving, Scouts arriving and other people arriving for regular church activities. Due to this Cubs will not be permitted to leave without an adult.
Pack Meeting times
Parents please note that the normal pack meeting times are 19:15 – 2030 hrs. Outside these times leaders are not responsible for your children. The hall is used by Beavers prior to Cubs, so can all Cubs and Parents please wait till the Beavers have left the hall. Please confirm with a Leader before leaving your child. Any amendment to these times will be promulgated.
Contact and medical information
It is very important that we maintain an up to date list of parents contact details and other medical and dietary information on the cubs. If any of your or the cubs details change can you please let me or another leader know; either in person on a Pack night or by email.
A reminder that Subs for the new term are now due. The subs are £30 per cub in addition to this we have also included the costs of the Cub activities that have been planned for this coming term on ParentPay, we would appreciate if you pay for the subs and activities your cub will be taking part in as one payment using ParentPay. By paying as one sum we don’t incur multiple transaction costs.
If you have any questions about ParentPay then please contact our Group Treasurer – Craig Alderson via email email@example.com
If you are a UK tax payer would you please consider completing a gift aid form so the group can reclaim funds from the Revenue and Customs against the fees. If you have not completed a gift aid form please see or email me or see the Group treasurer, Craig Alderson.