Last week, the Beavers wrapped up warm for a traditional campfire, complete with plenty of games and of course, songs!
In keeping with tradition, on Remembrance Sunday, November 10th, representatives from the 2nd Uxbridge Scout Group joined the local community and other groups for a special service at St Margarets Church. As with previous years, it was great to see such a large number of people attending to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
Simeon Keenan, our Scout Leader and Nicola Gilbody, our Cub Scout Leader (Akela) were both invited to the Hillingdon Borough Volunteer Awards last Tuesday 17th November held at Uxbridge College Hayes campus. They both received Volunteer Awards from the Mayor of Hillingdon Cllr. George Cooper. Congratulations and well done to both of them.
2nd Uxbridge (St Margarets) Scout Group is a thriving Group providing Scouting in North Uxbridge. It is one of the largest Groups in the County and meets at Gatting Way, off Park Road in Uxbridge, Middlesex. The Group regularly enters District competitions such as the coveted Stilwell Shield camping competition for Scouts, the White Trophy for the Cubs and the CARQ for Beavers. We are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 60! If you would like to join the Group email GroupScoutLeader@2ndUxbridge.org or just come along one evening.
Stephen Leighs Group Scout Leader
Beavers 6 – 8 years Thursdays 6.15pm to 7.45pm
Cubs 8 – 10 1/2 years Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Scouts 10 1/2 – 14 years Fridays 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Explorers 14 – 18 years Mondays 8.00pm to 10.00pm
As is traditional, on remembrance Sunday representatives from the whole of 2nd Uxbridge Scout Group joined the local community and other community groups for the remembrance service at St Margarets Church. Due to this year being the 100th Anniversary of the breakout of WW1, a parade was arranged from the RAF base, through the town centre and on to the memorial at Marjacks Roundabout. It was great to see such a large number of people out to honour our fallen service men and service women.
This years Family Camp was held over the weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th June 2012. Although there have been some changes amongst the Leaders everything was much as it usually was. Mark and Chris did a great job organising the camp and we had a very good new team running the catering. Thanks very much to everyone who helped make the weekend such a success.
We had another very successful Family Camp over the weekend of the 26th, 27th and 28th of June at Bears Rails Scout Camp in Windsor Great Park. We had glorious weather for all three days and everyone had a great time. We also held our Annual General Meeting at the camp and special thanks go to those people who volunteered to help to run the Group.
Family camp is always a very popular event and this year was no exception, over 160 people camped despite the wet weather. The traditional Saturday evening camp fire was replaced with a bingo session inside and the rain did not help the hot air balloons but they still flew as you will be able to see. This was the first year that we had wet weather in about 10 years ! Everyone took part in the various events that were laid on and all seemed to have had a good time.