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1st Clevedon Scouts Christmas Post 2017

Posted on November 26th, 2017 by Mike_Provis

1st Clevedon Scout Group runs a local Christmas Card postal service for Clevedon residents each year. The money raised from this event is often in excess of £1000, which  helps to  keep the Scout Group running and to maintain the various activities we offer all our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Many businesses in Clevedon support us each year by selling our Scout Christmas Stamps and having one of our Scout Christmas Post Boxes in their shop. Throughout December the Scout Group collects, sorts and delivers Christmas Cards, and this is where we need to ask you and your children for help and support.

For this fundraiser to be a success this year we need help in the following way

CHRISTMAS POST BOXES AT LOCAL RETAILERS

Christmas Post Boxes and Stamps are being delivered to the retailers that support our service. There are approximately 20 venues across Clevedon, details of which can be seen in the following images and will be posted on our facebook page soon:

Christmas post list 2017

Christmas post list 2017

Christmas post map 2017

Christmas post map 2017

HELP TO COLLECT THE POST FROM THE RETAILERS

We would be grateful for volunteers to collect the Christmas Cards from the retailers and drop them to either the Scout Hall or a member of the Christmas Post Team. The following dates are the collection dates:

  • Monday 4th December & Monday 11th December
  • Friday 8th December & Friday 15th December

HELP SORT THE POST

The upstairs meeting room becomes our sorting office from the beginning of December. Here the Christmas Cards are franked and then sorted into their delivery round. This years sorting dates are:

  • Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th – Scout Hut and post sorting room open from 6pm
  • Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th – Scout Hut and post sorting room open from 6.30pm
  • Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th – from 9.30 am

SIGN UP TO A DELIVERY ROUND AND HELP DELIVER THE POST

A board will be placed in the entrance hall on Monday 27th November, where you or your son/daughter can sign up to a Christmas Card delivery round. The Christmas Cards will be sorted into the delivery rounds and available for you to collect from the sorting room on most nights that there is a Beaver, Cub or Scout Meeting taking place.

How do I sign up to help out? – Members of our Christmas post team will be available to answer questions and take your details at the Scout Hall when meetings are being held during the week beginning Monday 27th November.

Please help us to make this another successful year for the group and offer a great service to the people of Clevedon that support us.

Thank you from your Beaver, Cub & Scout Leaders

Christmas Team Contact Numbers

Nikki Hetherington on 07981 733850, Dorcas Gall on 07969 171302 & James Wootton on 07762 660063

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1st Clevedon in Remembrance Parade

Posted on November 13th, 2017 by Mike_Provis

At 2:30pm on Sunday 12th November 2017 1st Clevedon Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers took part in the Clevedon Remembrance parade, organised by the Royal British Legion. We marched in full uniform with 2nd Clevedon Scouts, Guides/Brownies and many other groups including war veterans.

The march to St Andrews Church was brilliantly led by The City Of Bristol Pipe and drums band.

All of the Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers looked very smart in full uniform, marched brilliantly and were impeccably behaved on the day – a credit to the group!

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The Scout Hut gets a Makeover

Posted on October 28th, 2017 by Mike_Provis

1st Clevedon Scout Hut has had somewhat of a makeover thanks to a community minded local company (PB Design) and some of the leaders and exec committee. 14 hours of painting on the Friday followed by another session on the Saturday saw the main hall, the entrance hall the stairwell and the landing spruced up so it’s now looking and smelling nice. All in time for the birthday party that was booked in for the Sunday.

Here’s a sneak preview of what it looks like now – in 360 degree loveliness courtesy of Google (use your mouse or finger to move it around):

The Scout group would like to say a massive thank you to the army of volunteers from PB Design that gave up their time and worked so hard to complete the work:

The PB Design Team

The PB Design Team

Also a big thank you to the Clevedon DIY Centre for their support and to everyone that helped with the clean up the weekend before – and boy it did take some cleaning! As they say – it’s all in the prep work, so without your help the painting couldn’t have happened.

The coming weeks should see new notice boards, cleaned flags and plaques put back up along with some other exciting additions in planning. So let us know what you think.

We’d like to attack the toilets next so if you feel that you could help in anyway then please let us know – pass your details on to one of the leaders or contact us through the website.

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Beavers Fun on the Water

Posted on July 4th, 2017 by Mike_Provis

The 1st Clevedon Beavers got the chance to have lots of water when having some Kayaking and Canoeing training on the amazing Clevedon Marine Lake, courtesy of the Clevedon Canoe Club and Marlens. We’re so lucky to have a facility like this on our doorstep!

The Beavers absolutely loved it with most of them staying dry, but a few going for a dip and most important of all coming back up with a smile on their face and getting straight back on the horse, or rather the Kayak. They did amazingly well considering they are all between 6 and 8 years old.

The sessions was brilliantly run by 3 of the canoe club’s instructors and a big thank you goes to Steve and Ali for helping to organise it all.

This was the first time we’ve ever done anything like this with the Beavers, but it’s safe to say that we will be doing it again next year as it was a huge success! 🙂

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1st Clevedon Beavers 400 mile challenge

Posted on January 21st, 2017 by Mike_Provis

1st Clevedon Beavers as a group are taking on the challenge this term of walking the equivalent distance of Clevedon Pier to the Eiffel Tower in Paris – a cool 400 miles.

They will be doing this over 3 walks with each Beaver clocking up approximately 8 miles, for which they will be raising sponsorship for a fantastic local charity called the Springboard Opportunity Group. It’s all part of the Beavers working towards their World Challenge and Community Impact Activity badges.

Formed in 1986, Springboard is the only organisation of its kind in the North Somerset area and has worked with thousands of children and their families and now provides a vital service for over 100 children and their families every week. They work with a wide range of children with additional needs including those with autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities.

Their mission is to give the best possible start in life to children under 5 by providing specialist early learning and interventions and offering support and friendship to their families.

Please take a look at our JustGiving page for more information:

http://www.justgiving.com/ClevedonPierToEiffelTower

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Scout Christmas Post 2016

Posted on November 17th, 2016 by Mike_Provis
1st Clevedon Scout Group runs a local Christmas Card postal service for Clevedon residents each Christmas to raise invaluable funds for the group.
 
Various businesses in Clevedon support us each year by selling our Scout Stamps at 25p and having one of our Scout Post Boxes.
 
See images below for details of these businesses and their locations…
 
Stamps will be on sale from 28th November.
 
Our service will be promoted in the local press so watch out for details.
 
The Scout Hut upstairs meeting room is transformed into our “Sorting Office”. Here the collected Christmas Cards need to be franked and sorted into the delivery rounds by our wonderful volunteers.
 
Please note that Friday the 16th of December will be last collection day from outlets selling stamps.
List of Christmas Post Box locations

List of Christmas Post Box locations

 
Map showing Christmas Post Box locations

Map showing Christmas Post Box locations

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1st Clevedon in Remembrance Parade

Posted on November 17th, 2016 by Mike_Provis

At 2:30pm on Sunday 13th November 2016 1st Clevedon Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers  took part in the Clevedon Remembrance parade, organised by the Royal British Legion. We marched in full uniform with 2nd Clevedon Scouts, Guides/Brownies and many other groups including war veterans.

The march to St Andrews Church was brilliantly led by The City Of Bristol Pipe and drums band.

All of the Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers looked very smart in full uniform, marched brilliantly and were impeccably behaved on the day – a credit to the group!

>> Read "1st Clevedon in Remembrance Parade"


Family Fun Day – Sat 10th September

Posted on September 5th, 2016 by Mike_Provis

1st Clevedon Scouts are holding a family fun day at the Scout hut this Saturday (10th September) between 11am and 3pm so please come along, have some fun and find out some more about your local Scout troop.

Everyone is welcome to come along and there will be lots of things to do.

  • Inflatable assault course and bouncy castle – £3 wristband gives child unlimited play!
  • Candyfloss and popcorn
  • Music
  • Cake sale
  • Blackberry picking
  • Bring a picnic!

Fingers crossed for the weather….

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Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

Posted on February 1st, 2016 by Mike_Provis

1st Clevedon Scouts are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers in 2016 so please save them and drop them off at the Scout hut whenever you can.

The earlier a child learns to eat well and keep active, the more likely they are to live well too. That’s why your support for Active Kids can make such a difference to children’s futures. So collect as many vouchers as you can to help us to get our hands on some exciting new sports and cooking equipment and experiences for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

It’s easy to collect vouchers for Active Kids 2016. Simply shop in Sainsbury’s stores and online at sainsburys.co.uk and you will earn Active Kids vouchers on your shopping.

In Sainsbury’s Locals, you will get one voucher for every £5 you spend. You’ll notice these vouchers are larger than the ones you receive in Sainsbury’s supermarkets and have a photograph on them.

In Sainsbury’s Supermarkets you’ll receive 1 voucher for every £10 you spend. So if you spend £40 you’ll get four vouchers, but what’s new is that they’ll all be printed on one piece of paper. These vouchers are white and smaller in size, with no photograph on them.

Once you’ve collected your vouchers, bring them in to the Scout hut and deposit them in the box in the hallway.

If you’d like to see what great equipment and activities we could order, take a look at this year’s catalogue.

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Christmas Scout Post 2015

Posted on January 24th, 2016 by Mike_Provis

The 2015 scout Christmas post was a huge success thanks to a combination of busy scout members, willing volunteers and of course the festive paying public.

Temporary racking was setup in the scout hut to help sort out all of the post into defined postal rounds. Busy volunteers beavered away at sorting out all of the collected letters with our special Christmas stamp, ready for yet more willing volunteers to pick up and deliver around Clevedon.

A total of £XXX was raised which will go towards the new kitchen which is being installed early 2016.

Our deepest gratitude and a huge pat on the back to everyone involved – hope to see you again next year.

The build up to the event was covered by the local paper/website North Somerset Times – take a look here

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