Cub News

5th/9th AGM - 24th October


5th/9th Chelmsford Scout Group invites you all to our group AGM this coming Saturday 24th October, 1pm 'till 3pm, at our HQ.

There will be refreshments available during the AGM, and we would love to see as many of you there as possible.

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Jumble Sale! 30th May


Hi everyone!

5th/9th Chelmsford Group are holding another Jumble Sale at the Scout Hut on Saturday 30th May, 10am till 3pm.

We are inviting you all to share this to anyone and everyone as the money raised is greatly appreicated by the group. It enables us to continue the refurbishment of our hut, as well as provide activities for the young people. Please show your support, and spend a few pennies!

Although we have a lot of jumble already, we will take more if you have some to offer, but this would need to be done before the Jumble Sale itself. Lauren (Assistant Cub Scout Leader), and Cheryl (Group Treasurer) will be at the Scout Hut on Friday 29th May from 10am till around 4pm sorting through the jumble, and will accept any donations then.

Please come and show your support for us, as we continue to improve the resources available at our scout hut.

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Vote for us!


5th/9th Chelmsford Group has been successfully shortlisted in the Aviva Community Fund Project!

We are applying for funding to help us continue the refurbishment of our Scout HQ, to make it a better, and more accessible place for the young people. So far we have gutted and rebuilt our kitchen, and we're just about finished in refurbishing the ladies toilets.

We are hoping to raise some money from the Aviva Community Fund so that we can continue the work around the hall to improve the mens toilets, the leaders room, the camp stores, andd hopfully over the 6 week summer holiday, the main hall.

All of your help is greatly appreciated, so please, click on the following link, register, and cast you votes for us. You're not going to be spammed with emails, but once you have registered, you can cast up to 10 votes!

Thank you for all of your continued support for our growing group!

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Megacamp 2015 - 5th-7th June


There is a camp coming up in June called Megacamp. It will just be for a weekend (5th/6th/7th), arriving onsite on the Friday evening, and to be picked up Sunday afternoon. Total cost for the event will £50 per person.

I have had a list of some of the activities,
Along with the usual activities onsite at Skreens like Air rifles, archery, climbing, abseiling, bouldering, cannoing, caving, body zorbing and a few others, there will also be additional activities like; backwoods cooking, fire lighting, water walking, bungee trampoline, go karting, gyroscope, planetarium, It's a Knockout, as well as some live stage shows from the Essex Police Dog Training School, and possibly a visit from the Essex Police Air Support Unit!

Either way, there will be so many activities for everyone to do, and its looking like a fantastic weekend to be involved with!

The location of the camp is only just down the road at the Skreens Park Activity Centre, Skreens Park Road, Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4NN.

If you're interested in wanting your child to attend Megacamp, I will need a £10 cash deposit on this Tuesday 14th April, and then I will give you a copy of the healthforms which I will need back in the following week on the 21st April.

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Happy New Year - Starting Dates/Times for 2015!


Happy New Year and welcome back everyone following a relaxing Christmas break! (Hopefully!)

All sections are starting back next week, 13th January 2015. We as a group decided this 1 week later due to how the term dates started this year, and it also gives us as Group Exec members and Leaders to get together before hand and plan any group wide events.

Just in case anyone forgot, the start times for each section are below.

Beavers - 17:15 to 18:15
Cubs - 18:30 to 19:45
Scouts - 19:45 to 21:15

All sections are meeting in the hut on the 13th January 2015, unless you've been told otherwise by your section's Leader.

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Group AGM


Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on Saturday! Not only did we manage to complete the business part of the evening quickly, but our short quiz round when down very well!

Despite a small delay with the BBQ, I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and in doing so, we managed to raise nearly £200 of much needed funds to help us complete the transformation of our toilets.

We also celebrated 5th/9th's 10th Anniversary and our DC, Rob Lyon gladly cut our anniversary cake, which rapidly disappeared!

Rob also made presentations to our Assistant Cub Scout Leader Lauren Hull, the Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service, for her services to both our group, but also being the Scout Leader at 24th Chelmsford Scout Group. We were also presented a letter and signed photo of our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls to congratulate the group of the transformation we have achieved over the last 12 months.

Without our community, the group would not be in the fantastic position we are in today. From all of our leaders, and group exec, we thank you for your continued support!

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Group AGM


I'm sure by now you've all seen the posters around the hut advertising our groups AGM.

Just a reminder to everyone really that our AGM is on Saturday 5th July @ 18:00-20:00 there will be a BBQ on the go as well as presentations for the kids. We would love to see as many of you there as possible.

See you soon!

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Skreens Park - Rafting


Next weeks meeting, on the 17th June, the Cub's are going rafting at Skreens Park Activity Center. We will be meeting at Skreens Park for 18:45, so that we have time to get down to the lake for 19:00 which is when the session is booked.

Pick up will then be approximately 20:15 in the Skreens Park car-park.

An email will be coming round shortly for anyone who does not know where or how to get to Skreens.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

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Jumble Sale


We're having a jumble sale to raise funds for vital work that we need to carry out on our Scout Hut.

We have lots of things for sale, including:
Clothes; Books; Bric a Brac; Games and Toys.

You'll find us behind Saint Andrews Church on the junction of Melbourne Avenue and Chignal Road.

FREE tea and Coffee will be available.

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Cubs Go Caving


Next week’s meeting on the 20th is going to be held at the Skreens Park Activity Centre in Roxwell. This is a slight change from what we said last week, but this is due to availability.

The Cubs will be running/crawling through the caving simulator that Skreens have. It will be dusty, so anyone who suffers with asthma MUST bring their inhalers with them. You will also ideally want to wear clothes that you do not mind getting grubby/dusty/dirty as well as sturdy, strong shoes.

Parents, you are all more than welcome to stay for the duration, we will be aiming to meet at Skreens Park for 6.45pm, and pickup will be around 8.15pm.

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