It’s Reached The End Of The Line

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The 11th Rotherham Scout Group has actively supported children and young people of Kiveton Park, Wales and surrounding villages for many years.

We operate on an entirely voluntary basis, with no mainstream funding. After over 40 years of service, the current scout headquarters building, behind St. John’s rooms in Kiveton, has reached the end of its useful life despite lots of loving care, attention and repair! We are having a big push on fundraising to replace the building.

Can you help?
We have a grand summer raffle taking place and tickets are on sale throughout the village. We are also recycling cartridges and mobile phones. We are collecting pennies (1p’s and 2p’s) as well in the hope of making a mile of pennies before Christmas, so if you can help by saving your loose change for us, we would appreciate it. If you work for a company that supports local youth projects perhaps you could pass them one of our appeal letters? For more
information contact us.

We have been busy over the summer – dodging the rainclouds whilst trying to get outdoors as much as possible! Archery, windsurfing, shelter building, fire craft, leather craft, recycled art, pond dipping, canoe polo, kayaking, bug hunts, Olympic crafts and games and so much more besides. We have been celebrating the Jubilee; planting trees at Kiveton Woodlands as part of a Jubilee Wood, scouting and guiding had a big camp and party at Walesby over the Jubilee weekend and we had further celebrations at our Big Picnic in Kiveton Woodlands for all the group. The Cubs held a competion to design a Birthday card for Queen Elizabeth. Emelia Hollingshead was the winner and posted her card to the Queen. In return she has received a lovely card back from her Majesty. The scouts recently took part in a county 24 hour challenge event and we won! Tasks ranged from pulling a Landrover to shaving a foam beard off a balloon. This year we entered 2 teams in the Shenington 24 hour pedal car challenge event and both teams completed in good times. Seven of our scouts move on to the Wales Explorer scout unit in September and have been joining in activities with them over the last couple of months: wide games, stream scrambling, cooking, film making and more.

6 of the Explorers recently took part in a 24 hour event at Gilwell Park – mud sliding being one of the activities!! The Explorer Scout group (14-18years) are looking for an additional leader so if you have some time to spare (it doesn’t have to be every week), if you enjoy the outdoors, have a wide interest in all things and enjoy being active, then why not give it a try? Please contact us to find out more.

Tickets will soon be on sale for our family barn dance taking place on Saturday 6th October 2012 at Kiveton Village hall. The Ceilidh band Big Stuffed Fish – is coming to play for us. This should be an enjoyable family night out – so please put the date in your diary and tell your friends.

Already we are looking forward to getting back to a full programme after the summer break.