Ronnie the reindeer has counted up all the pennies and he’s amazed and delighted to announce that our Christmas Fair raised a whopping £1375!!
It was a tremendous day and we are so grateful to everyone who helped in any way to make this happen and support us. Whether it was organising, donating goods, setting up, manning a stall or simply turning up and spending – thank you all so much.
Our little scout hut was full to bursting, the queue for santa lastest all afternoon, Kenny’s live music was awesome and we reaffirmed that community spirit is alive and well in Clifton and in our scout group. Thank you all.
1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Apologies for absence.
3. Acceptance of minutes of Annual General Meeting held June 2016
4. Receive the Annual Statement of Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2017
5. Group Scout Leaders Remarks.
6. Approve the Group Scout Leaders nomination for Group Chairman
7. Elect Group Secretary
8. Elect Group Treasurer
9. Group Scout Leaders nominations to the Group Executive.
10. Elect members to the Group Executive.
11. Appoint the Groups Independent Examiner.
12. District Commissioners Remarks.
13. Request for parent support at section meetings and notification of possible section closure if support is not forthcoming.
14. Date of next Group Executive meeting. (Tuesday 5th September, 7.30 pm, at The Group HQ)
15. Closure of meeting.
During 2016, 100 years of the cub scouts section has been commemorated in many ways. We finished off our own celebrations with two exciting events – the regional Cubs 100 flag parade at Flamingoland and the district Promise Party held at York University.
We were watching the forecast all through the week and whilst it was a cold day it didn’t rain. That’s not to say we didn’t get wet though!
We started the day by parading the 1st Clifton, Atlantic and Pacific pack flags around the park with groups from all over the North East region, much to the excitement of a rhinoceros that was charging around its paddock.
We met back at the start point where the giant necker was suspended from the masts of the pirate ship. This necker is made up of signed individual neckers from groups throughout the Region.
We spent the rest of the day following the zoo trail. After being nominated for his commitment to Cubs activities James Byatt from our Atlantic pack was lucky enough to be chosen to represent North Yorkshire feeding the Meerkats. Being in the enclosure having meerkats walk all over him was an experience I suspect he will remember for a long time.
To finish the day we went to the Sea Lion show, where we renewed our Cubs promise, and were thrilled by the skills of the sea lions. Lots us were on the front row and several Cubs were part of the show when they got soaked by Clive the sea lion. After the show we went to see the sea lions in the back pool. Not wanting us to feel left out the other sea lions seemed to take joy in soaking the rest of us stood watching!
A thoroughly enjoyable day. Special thanks to Kathryn Surtees for helping out with driving the minibus.
The Promise Party was a national celebration that included a Promise renewal and was held on 16 December 2016 at 7.16pm (19:16) to commemorate the official registration date of the Cub Scout section.
We all had a fantastic time at the University, what a great way to end the year and celebrate all the activities we’ve enjoyed in this centenary year and everything we enjoy about being cub scouts.
As Sea Scouts we enjoy many activities on the water and teach all our members to understand the importance of doing these safely.
In October we held our annual water activity day to give our younger members a taste of the various different boating activities we offer and it was great to see so many families on the river having fun during the day.
All those who took part were asked to make a small donation to help us support York Rescue Boat – another local organisation promoting education and awareness of safety around our rivers.
A few weeks later, two representatives from York Rescue visited a scout section meeting and were presented with a cheque for £100 from the donations collected. Thank you to all our families for contributing and helping us to show our support to our community.