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Scout HQ / Wykeham House

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Group Camp next year will be at the County Camp - this will mean a different weekend to the one on which we have traditionally camped. Instead of the May Day bank holiday the camp will take place over the late May bank holiday weekend 22nd-25th May. The County have now announced the venue - Southwell Racecourse, fingers crossed that its drier than last time! The County will be charging £30 for site fees & activities, we will need to charge a further amount for food etc (maybe £30 also - tbc). There will be a Beaver Day on the Sunday & we are looking into the possibility of inviting some older Beavers to camp with us for one night.

Letters will be sent out in due course.

We maintain a waiting list for young people to join Beavers and we constantly monitor this list and look ahead at when spaces will come up. We have identified that everyone on the waiting list should get a place in one of the Beaver Colonies on or close to their 6th birthday. In addition we have a couple of periods in the future where we have gaps in the numbers on the list. One of these occurs in December 2015, another in May to August 2016. If you have a child who will be 6 at one of these times if you put their name our list now we can be fairly sure that a place will be available for them on their 6th birthday.

If you would like to add your child's name to our waiting list please contact the Group Scout Leader - gsl.1stbinghamscouts.org.uk - 01949 875057 / 07890 403448

Saturday's bag packing session at Morrisons, Gamston was very successful. We had help from 45 young people (just 28% of the Group!) - well done to those that attended. We managed to raise £894.40 in just 3½ hours.

We are donating £300 of this to Robin Woodward, the Omega Explorer who has won a place on the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015. This will go towards the £3000 total that he has to raise to be able to attend.

The remaining £594.40 will be added to our building fund.

We have just received a donation of £500 to Group Funds from the DHL UK Foundation (via the parent of an Omega Explorer who works for DHL). We are very grateful for the donation and will add it to our building fund.