July news update

1. Group AGM – Tue 14th July 7.30pm at the scout hut, Green Lane

Please do try and come along to this meeting if you possibly can – we expect it to last around 30 minutes to 1 hour at most. Group members are also very welcome to attend and can even bring their parents along too!

Whilst there are some formal and legal requirements that must be dealt with during this meeting it is also an opportunity to find out what the Group and our young people have been up to over the last year and to meet and get to know the Leaders, Committee and other parents. You will shortly be receiving an email from the Group Treasurer containing various reports, accounts and other information summarising the Group’s year. Please take the time to read these documents even if you are unable to attend the meeting so that you can appreciate all that the Group has acheived this year and how our children have benefitted.

2. Volunteer support brainstorming session

Immediately after the AGM, for anyone who is able to stay on and join the discussion, we will be looking at all the tasks that the Group needs to cover to be able to run well and doing some brainstorming to work out how we find and recruit volunteers to help with these tasks. Everyone is welcome to attend – the more ideas the better!

3. Children’s University

The Group has recently registered as a ‘Learning Destination’ with the York branch of the Children’s University scheme, enabling our members to use time spent working towards badges as credit towards their CU Passport. Information about this can now be found on our website in the section Things to Know / Children’s University.

4. Scout news

Reports and photos from the recent HMS Bristol trip and York Canoe Race can both be found in the Scout News section of our website.

5. Marquee help needed

We have another date that one of our marquees has been hired out (a bonus for Group funds!) and we will need a few volunteers to help put it up and take it down. If you are able to help with this please send an email to support@yorkseascouts.org.uk or speak directly to Peter Swann. Thu 16th July 7pm and Sunday 19th July 10am – meet at the Scout Hut at those times in both cases.

Finally, thank you very much to everyone who turned out to help put up marquees for the Apollo festival only to find we had been let down by the organisers and they only required 1 of our 3 marquees. Still it was our largest one they needed and the many hands made the job so much quicker and easier. Thank you.

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