The Autumn session starts this week with Beaver, Cub and Scout sections all starting back after the long summer break. The section leaders have all completed their programme plans, with activities and badges to achieve for all our young people.
Inside the hall we are completing an exercise to check and tidy all of the tents and other equipment, ready for the new session. We hope to upgrade the hall toilet facilities during the October holidays.
Upcoming activities include:
- 2nd September – A sponsored coastal walk from Kirkaldy to Aberdour to raise funds for Maggies.
- 16th September – A beach clean at Seafield Beach as part of our community involvement.
- 9th November – Another of our successful Party Plan nights at Torbain Church Hall.
If you have a young person who would like to join any of the sections, please contact us at an early stage. The current waiting list looks several years ahead. If you let us know early it will allow us to plan ahead, and avoid having to turn people away. Beavers and Cubs are both over-subscribed at the moment, but things can change.
We are always looking for adult participation, and this could happen in various ways. Eg. Do you have skills or specialist knowledge which you could use to teach a badge topic, say First Aid, Fire safety, knowledge of Trees and their wood, Outdoor Cooking, Approved leader’s permit in any outdoor activities.
Do you have access to any place of interest through work, to arrange a visit?
Can you help with fundraising?
Would you like to find out how to volunteer as a leader?
Would you like to join our 50/50 club and win some money?
We have been fortunate enough to be nominated as one of the causes members can support for the Co-op Local Community Fund and we need you to spread the word so 115th can get lots of backing.
How it works
From now until October next year, every time Co-op members shop at the Co-op 1% of what they spend on selected own brand products and services goes to the Co-op local fund.
Members in our local community will be able to choose our cause and give their 1% from the 12th of November.
How can you help
You can help boost the amount of money we will receive by:
- Joining the Co-op, if you are not already a member go to www.coop.co.uk/membership
- Shopping in the Co-op where possible, as this will really help raise money and promote our cause.
- Getting Co-op members and friends and family in our local area to back our cause when they are out shopping.
- In return we will keep you up to date on how much our cause has raised and any events we have planned.
We are a great team at 115th with a dedicated team of Leaders, Executive and Committee Members, plus support from parents, “background” helpers and Kirkcaldy District Scouting but there is always room for more. Our Group Committee meets once a month to hear what the Sections are up to and deal with all the everyday decisions which need to be made to keep the 115th Group running and our hall maintained. It would be fantastic to see some “new” faces coming along to these meetings, whether to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes or to put forward suggestions for the future. The strength of the 115th relies on input not just from Leaders, but from everyone who sends their child along to experience Scouting. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 29th August at 7.30 pm in the Scout Hall and you are cordially invited to attend.
Our Annual General Meeting is this Sunday, 18th June at 2.00pm. Held at Torbain Church.
Join us for an afternoon of presentations, celebrations, surprises and laughter, followed by a campfire and barbeque.
Well it was maybe pretty wet over the weekend, but looks as though the Cubs still had a great time. Plenty of compliments on their behaviour and manners so well done to them all. Thank you to all the Leaders and Explorers for giving up their weekend to take the Cubs along to this event.
Check out our facebook page for more photos!
For those of us “old” enough to remember, St. George’s Day used to mean a joint Guide/Scout parade from the Town Square to St. Brycedale Church (and on one occasion the ABC Cinema). No parade this year, but a reminder that there will be no Section Meetings next week as the service is at Linktown Church at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 25th April. Full uniform should be worn, with school trousers/skirt and shoes, together with money for charity collection. Parents are most welcome to stay as there will be plenty of presentations to 115th Fife .
What a fantastic weekend the Beavers had at the new Sir Garth Morrison Lodge. Such lovely weather enabled them to enjoy so many outdoor activities from fire lighting and den building to putting up a tent, stargazing and a scavenger hunt. We made wind socks, cooked “smores” on the bbq, played a wide game to find Snow White’s dwarfs and enjoyed a real outdoor campfire with cubs who were also staying at Fordell. According to the Beavers, the highlights were the smores and bunk beds !! We hope everyone enjoyed the experience and we can’t run these events without a lot of help so a mega “thank you” to everyone who gave up their weekend – all our Beaver Leaders and Young Leaders, Laura and Edyta from Cubs, Alex from Scouts, and a special thanks to our Kirkcaldy DC, Dick Cook, for taking charge in the kitchen. We also had a visit from Claire who is part of Scout Scotland SHQ staff so please check out Fordell, Scout Scotland and our 115th Fife Scout Group facebook pages for lots of photos – 115th Beavers are going viral again !!!
Our Cubs paid a visit to Chapel Nursing Home last week and entertained the residents with some campfire songs.
Great time had by the Scout team on Saturday. Well done to Matthew G, Jonathan, Rikki, Aiden and Finlay for taking part in the competition. They were third overall which was a great result considering they had to play a few back to back matches and no substitutes to give any of them a breather !!
Despite lots of enthusiasm, 115th Beavers were not winners at the Baden Powell Trophy today. They definitely had lots of fun taking part in everything from hockey to archery, putting up a tent, quizzes, knots and craft. Check out our facebook page for all the photos https://www.facebook.com/115thfife . Thank you to our team for coming along and hope they enjoyed the afternoon – their behaviour was first class and a credit to the 115th.