1ST BRABOURNE & SMEETH SCOUTS & GUIDES
PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR ‘HOUSEHOLD WASTE PAPER’ WITH US – DOOR to DOOR COLLECTIONS by our SCOUT & GUIDING VOLUNTEERS –
on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
To help ensure we do take away your papers, please consider;
- Placing them in a prominent place so that they are visible. (Some of our helpers do not live in the village and so may not know all of our local roads).
- Placing the papers at the roadside so that we definitely can’t miss them, even better to place them with someone else’s papers to make a bigger pile to see.
- If you have any difficulty in getting the papers put out please let me (Ian Plowright – 01303812251) know and I can ensure we come right up to your house or even knock on the door.
- Please ensure the papers are out by 09:00 hrs on collection days (always the second Saturday of every month)
Please remember we take birthday wrapping paper, birthday cards and any other paper based products and card (hard card preferably like the card used for cereal boxes) as well as any TV Guides, newspapers, magazines, books, directories etc. We don’t have much room for large corrugated cardboard boxes, whether they have been flattened or not. Please use small cardboard boxes (like the ones that take reams of photocopier / printer paper) to put your newspapers in as these are the most efficient way of collecting your papers, are just about the right weight for a Guide or Scout to lift and can go straight from collection vehicle to skip.
For those in outlying parts that bring paper to our skip in the playing field car park, please do so BEFORE 10.15 a.m. after which the skip is locked and we’ve all packed up. On NO ACCOUNT must paper be left beside our skip after that time. Thank you to all the Villagers who donated their papers in April!
WE CAN ALWAYS FIT IN MORE PAPER BASED WASTE SO PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING YOUR PAPERS TO US. THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR MONTHLY DONATIONS TO OUR WORTHY CAUSE
HQ HIRE – SCOUTS AND GUIDES HEADQUARTERS.
Our well-appointed premises are available for hire, when not in use by our own units. The headquarters is particularly suitable for those special occasions: children’s birthday parties, christening receptions or for local association meetings in comfortable surroundings. Please contact our Letting Officer: Anne Mapley on 01303 812769 for further information.
We currently have the following Unit meetings at our HQ. If you wish to find out more about any particular Unit please contact the Leader as shown below. We are always looking for more people to help with the running of the Units, so if you would like to talk about becoming a Leader or Assistant Leader or simply helping at any of our meetings please talk to Julia Adams or Jon Rose.
Leader: Jean Hodgkin 01303 812747
Meetings: Wednesdays in term time 5.00pm to 6.30pm – Girls aged 7 to 10 years.
Leader: Julia Adams
Meetings Wednesdays in term time, 6.45pm to 8.30pm – Girls aged 10 to 14 years.
Sadly the Ashford District Senior Section no longer runs from our HQ. Any girls aged 14 to 25 wishing to join the Girl Guide Movement should register their interest via the Guide Association webpages.
Leader: Andrea Poynter 01303 812119
Meetings: Thursdays in term time 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm and is for boys and girls aged 6 to 8
Leader: Katherine Davenport 01303 812265
Meetings Fridays in term time 5.30pm to 7.00pm – Boys and Girls aged 8 to 10 years.
Group Leader: Jon Rose 01303 814742 Meetings Fridays in term time 7.30pm to 9.15pm – Boys and Girls 10 to 14 years.
B&S Mountbatten Explorer Unit
Leader: Heather Hale 01233 631416 and Matt Hedges 07743 452740. Meetings are normally held on Fridays from 7.30 / 8.00pm onwards but sometimes meetings are during the week in association with Ashford District Explorers. Youth, male and female aged 14 to 18 yrs.
In other news from the Scouts and Guides:
The Scouts and Guides Management Committee held their AGM on Wednesday 16th May at the HQ. The three main officers for the Scout and Guide Charities were re-elected and so we are extremely pleased that Bev Waller remains as our Secretary, Steve Loader as our Chairman and Jim Noble as our Treasurer. The whole Group would like to thank these three for their hard work over the past year and for “stepping up” again this year. Overall the accounts are in a very good state and these fund some excellent activities for the children that are our members in Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts. As always the unit membership is high and in general with a good waiting list, so there is always a demand for Leaders or Helpers. If you are not sure then come along to a unit meeting for one or two weeks and see how much fun it is.
Newspaper collection in June will be on Saturday 9th June. We have had a couple of houses missed over the past two or three months so please make sure you leave the papers, catalogues etc. for collection outside in a place that can be seen from a car driving in either direction before 9:00am on 9th June. We are getting help from some new Scouts and Guides and their parents and sometimes they don’t know the roads in the village or where papers are normally left so it will always be best to put them where they are easily seen. Finally, thank you to everyone who donated papers in May. The skip was stuffed, literally, full.
Over the Late Spring Bank Holiday our Scout packs joined in the Ashford District Camp at Godinton Park. Our Scouts camped from Friday to Sunday and the Cubs and Beavers camped from Saturday to Sunday. There were lots of activities to do on both days and another massive THANK YOU goes to the Leaders and Helpers who not only cooked fantastic meals like Beef Bourguignon for 80+ children and adults they also helped organise the games and activities for the two days. BRAVO!