Christmas Post 2017 – how did we do?

Thank you to everyone who made this another successful year.

The Scout post has raised £1,831.19 for 1st Swindon Sea Scouts.

Sales of stamps were bustling at Morrisons with 8,168 stamps sold, sorting was frantic and confusing at times at Gorse Hill (especially for those not being experts in Swindon streets!) and deliveries of 5,003 cards kept in good order in Haydon Wick by Catharine supported by members of the Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorer sections, leaders, parents and carers.

Working with the other groups in Swindon North District and Swindon Ridgeway District for every stamp we sold we earned 10p and for every card delivered we received 17p.

Stamp selling therefore raised £816.80, deliveries raised £850.51 and we recieved £163.88 in donations.

The 1st Swindon Exec and all of the members of scouting in Swindon would like to thank Morrisons for allowing us to sell stamps again and everyone for their help and time in supporting the sales of stamps, sorting of the envelopes and delivery of all of the cards.

This now just leaves us to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you all in 2018!

Fun Day 2017 – Bowmoor Lake

Fun Day 2017

Join us for camping and sailing

This year it’s on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July.

The day is supported by the Scout and Explorer sections, all water based activities are led by qualified instructors at our base at Bowmoor Lake.

Badges available include nights away, hikes, outdoor challenge and water sports.

Friday night is Fish & Chips and Saturday night is a traditional camp fire and songs. During the day on Saturday and Sunday there is a mixture of water and land based activities.

Please see your section leader for full details.

AGM Friday 16th June at Bowmoor Lake.

NOTICE

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

1st Swindon Sea Scouts
Group Council


To be held at Bowmoor Sailing Club GL7 3DT

Friday 16th June 2017 at 18.30

Dear Friends of 1st Swindon Sea Scouts

Please click here for a letter of invitation to our AGM from Jason Cripps our Group Chairman.

In order to ensure the continued good governance of the 1st Swindon Sea Scouts and to comply with Charity Commission Law and the requirements of the Scout Association, the Executive committee is serving notice of this year’s Annual General Meeting.

We are inviting all those involved and supporting 1st Swindon to attend and hope that you will be able to support the event. We expect the formal business to last no more than three quarters of an hour.

Following the formal business and awards we will enjoy a variety of circus activities and a BBQ.

We look forward to seeing you there.

                  

 

Newsletter 2017

February 2017

1st Swindon Sea Scouts

Sailing towards a better future

Please click here for the latest Group Info Graphic.

2016 marked another good year for 1st Swindon and already each of the sections are in full swing after the New Year, heading towards Easter and are working hard to achieve more badges, enjoying activities and preparing for the upcoming years events.

The Leaders, Adult helpers and Executive are all working hard to do everything we need to to ensure all of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers have an enjoyable, fulfilling and successful 2017 in scouting.

The Group continues to grow in numbers with full sections and the success of our annual events – Regatta, Les Barnes, Fun Day etc. also continue to grow in reputation and attendance year on year.

We are seeking more volunteers to take on roles that are required to support the Executive and Leaders in running the group efficiently. We will post up in the The Wick any vacant roles.

Plans for extending The Wick continue to move forward, although funding is the greatest and most immediate need we do have our plans fully approved.

As you can see from our info graphic all of the sections had many achievements, exciting activities and events to be proud of during 2016.

Our AGM will be held at Bowmoor Lake on the 16th June and we look forward to seeing you there.

Please feel free to reply to contact myself using [email protected] with any comments, ideas or if you wish to volunteer in support of the group in anyway.

Kind regards

1st Swindon Executive

Christmas Post 2016 – how did we do?

Thank you to everyone who made this another successful year.

The Scout post has raised £1,946.60 for 1st Swindon Sea Scouts.

Sales of stamps were bustling at Morrisons with 10,116 stamps sold, sorting was frantic and confusing at times at Toothill (especially for those not being experts in Swindon streets!) and deliveries of 5,500 cards kept in good order in Haydon Wick by Catharine supported by members of the Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorer sections, leaders, parents and carers.

Working with the other groups in Swindon North District and Swindon Ridgeway District for every stamp we sold we earned 10p and for every card delivered we received 17p.

Stamp selling therefore raised £1,011.60 and deliveries raised £935.00

The 1st Swindon Exec and all of the members of scouting in Swindon would like to thank Morrisons for allowing us to sell stamps again and everyone for their help and time in supporting the sales of stamps, sorting of the envelopes and delivery of all of the cards.

This now just leaves us to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you all in 2017!

Newsletters


 

Our first 2016 newsletter is available for download here (pdf).

We also have been working on our infographic showing you the group activities (click to enlarge).

info graphic

2016 Info graphic

Beaver and Cub Fun Day at Bowmoor 2016

Join us for camping and sailing at our annual Fun Day at Bowmoor Lake.

In 2016 it’s on Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July.

The day is supported by the Scout and Explorer sections, all water based activities are led by qualified instructors.

Badges available include nights away, hikes, outdoor challenge and water sports.

Friday night is Fish & Chips and Saturday night is a traditional camp fire and songs. During the day on Saturday and Sunday there is a mixture of water and land based activities.

Please note that this is the same weekend as the RIAT at Fairford so there will be great views of the planes flying overhead as well.

Please see your section leader for full details.

Christmas post 2015 – how did we do?

Thank you to everyone who made this another successful year

The Scout post has raised £2224.54 for 1st Swindon Sea Scouts.

Sales of stamps were bustling at Morrisons with 10,082 stamps sold, sorting was frantic and confusing at times at Shaw Ridge (especially for those not being experts in Swindon streets!) and deliveries of 6,151 cards kept in good order in Haydon Wick by Bryan supported by members of the Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorer sections, leaders, parents and carers.

Working with the other groups in North Swindon District and Swindon Ridgeway District for every stamp we sold we earned 10p and for every card delivered we received 17p.

Stamp selling therefore raised £1081.20 and deliveries raised £1045.67.

We also received £97.67 from donations whilst selling the stamps.

The 1st Swindon Exec and all of the members of scouting in Swindon would like to thank Morrisons for allowing us to sell stamps again and everyone for their help and time in supporting the sales of stamps, sorting of the envelopes and delivery of all of the cards.

Happy New Year!

This now just leaves us to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you all in 2016!

2016 happy new year

Scouts Christmas post info 2014

Scouts Christmas Post 2014

Post your Christmas cards for just 30p!

The North Swindon Scout District supported by the local Scout groups including 1st Swindon are offering their special Christmas postal service again for 2014.

With this wonderful service, the general public can deliver their locally addressed Christmas post to designated points, where a stamp will cost just 30p, and let the Scouts do the rest!

Using the Scout Christmas Post

Stamps will be available during November and December for 30p each from designated selling points.
These locations will also have special Scout Post letterboxes – be sure only to use these, not Royal Mail boxes. If you post your cards in a Royal Mailbox the recipient will have to pay a £1 surcharge and that’s no use!
The Scouts will then sort the cards and deliver them on and after Saturday 20th December in time for Christmas. Locally, 1st Swindon will be delivering cards on Sunday 21st December as a group exercise.

1st Swindon Sea Scouts – Selling stamps

Members of 1st Swindon are selling the stamps at Morrisons in Haydon Wick at the following times and dates:
Friday 6pm to 8pm 28th Nov, 5th Dec 2014 and 12th Dec 2014
Saturday 9am to 6pm 29th Nov, 6th Dec 2014 and 1

Fire works at Lydiard Park

fireworksWe have another opportunity to support the event organised by 1st Purton and Lydiard Scout Group. This year the evening takes place on Saturday 2nd November.

Parents and Leaders with 1st Swindon can volunteer to help run parts of the event and by return the group will receive a % of the overall takings of the event. It is expected a volunteer could earn £24 for just helping on the evening, extra payments are available for Saturday morning set up and Sunday morning clear up.

It is a fun way to spend the weekend and you might also get to see the fireworks for free!

The arrangements for this years event are contained in the letter below. Please note that new volunteers must attend a day light briefing on Sunday 27th October

If you would like to help please complete the form and return to a Leader via email as soon as possible.

Fireworks volunteers letter 2nd Nov 2013

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