Christmas Post 2019

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Thank you to everyone who made this another successful year.

The Scout Post has raised £1,428.45 for 1st Swindon Sea Scouts.

Sales of stamps were bustling at Morrisons with 3,832 stamps sold, sorting was frantic and confusing at times at Stratton (especially for those not being experts in Swindon streets!) and deliveries of 5,079 cards kept in good order in Haydon Wick by Catharine and Carl 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 11p and for every card delivered we received 17p.

Stamp selling therefore raised £421.52, deliveries raised £863.43 and we recieved £143.50 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 2020!

Chiristmas Post 2018 – how did we do?

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Thank you to everyone who made this another successful year.

The Scout post has raised £1,737.95 for 1st Swindon Sea Scouts.

Sales of stamps were bustling at Morrisons with 7,499 stamps sold, sorting was frantic and confusing at times at Gorse Hill (especially for those not being experts in Swindon streets!) and deliveries of 4,712 cards kept in good order in Haydon Wick by Catharine, Alli and Carl 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 £749.90, deliveries raised £801.04 and we recieved £187.01 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 2019!

Christmas Post 2018

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Christmas Post 2017 – how did we do?

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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!

AGM Friday 16th June 2017 at Bowmoor Lake.

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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.

                  

 

Christmas Post 2016 – how did we do?

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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!

Christmas post 2015 – how did we do?

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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

Working with Swindon College

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The Wick's Community Challenge Certificate

The Wick’s Community Challenge Certificate

Students from Swindon College on two different courses came together in 2013 to help renovate part of The Wick.

Eight students on Building Craft Occupations and Wood Trades courses carried out the work. Areas which were improved included the main door and entrance area, the outside signage, kitchen and toilet areas including the floors, walls and units. Please see below some of the photos of the work carried out. We are very appreciative of the help and support from Swindon College

Link to article in Swindon Link magazine
Wick and College 1 Wick and College 2

Defense Academy Sailing Club Supports local Sea Scouts

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Wg Cdr Tom Whittingham, Chairman of the Defense Academy Sailing Club, recently arranged for 2 of the club’s Laser 2 dinghies to be donated to the local 1st Swindon Sea Scout Group.

The Scout Group, headed by Stephen Iles, sail at Bowmoor Sailing Club and were thrilled with the donation that will considerably boost their capacity to develop the sailing abilities of the 1st Swindon Sea Scouts, Swindon Explorer Sea Scouts and Black Pearl Network – indeed the boats were put to use immediately as part of a 24 hour sailing marathon.

The boats were handed over to Stephen Iles, Richard Iles and Richard King at the Defence Academy on 12 Jun2 by Wg Cdr Tom Whittingham, Cdr Sarah Johns (Athletics Union Secretary), Sqn Ldr Andy Mockford and Lt Col Steve Williams.

From Defense Academy News

Network Rail provide Highvis

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First Swindon Sea Scouts has received a package of orange high visibility clothing, part of a project by Network Rail to donate over 1600 pieces of surplus kit to organisations such as scout groups, schools and railway heritage groups.

Robbie Burns, Network Rail’s Western Route Director, said, “This scheme will not only benefit the First Swindon Sea Scouts, but also other charities, and will avoid the needless waste of vital safety equipment.”

Rail workers across the West Country have been collecting their surplus kit, including high visibility vests, jackets, body warmers and coats that were no longer needed, as the company has gradually introduced its own branded equipment.

Bryan McGaw, Explorer Leader for First Swindon Sea Scouts, said, “It’s great that organisations such as Network Rail are able to put old kit to such good use. We have already used the donated jackets and vests as part of cycle training.”

From Railway People