Founder’s Day Awards

Awesome news this week as we discovered our very own group leader, Karen Maddocks, was awarded the prestigious Medal of Merit by Scouts NZ.  Special Service Awards recognise an outstanding contribution made by an adult to Scouting. Great news, Karen, well deserved and we’re all delighted for you! 

We must also give a great big BRAVO to Glyn Wilman on achieving the Chief Scout Award, and Holly Darton for the attainment of Queen’s Scout. Great to see!

Happy Campers Group Up

 

Group photo camp

Phew, what a weekend!  But didn’t we all have a blast?! Everyone is recovering from our awesome group camp that saw our Keas, Cubs, Land and Air Scouts come together helped with fab catering by our Venturers and overlooked by our intrepid leaders.

We made shelters in the bush,  played water games, built stuff, played games, performed hilarious skits at campfire, tried to get some sleep and finished in style with our founder’s day waterslide.

What are you waiting for?! Contact us to find out how you can join in!

 

 

Come Fly With Us!

It’s official! You heard it here first! Our Air Scouts will take to the skies in March with Gliding Manawatu.  Naturally it’s not all about the flying, to take part they MUST attend the lesson on theory of flight on 15th March at the ATC Unit in Paraparaumu.

An email will be sent out shortly with further information.

 

Fee Increase

New Zealand currency

We have received final confirmation today regarding the fee increases from National Office. Our committee met on Wednesday night and have agreed the following:-

Fees for Keas, Cubs, Land and Air Scouts – $80 per term

Venturers – $55.00 per term

Leaders members – $15 per term

Committee members – $50 per term

There are further increases planned for the next two years.

There is an option to pay a weekly amount throughout the whole year to reduce the impact of the increase, however this is by arrangement only and obviously the later this is set up the greater the amount required to meet the full amount. Anyone wishing to take this option must contact us in person to arrange this. 

If you are unable to pay fees, please let us know as soon as you can.

We understand that this is a significant increase and would like to assure you that we are doing what we can to cover our costs with fundraising and applications for grants. If you can help us in any way we would appreciate you getting in touch!

Don’t forget to let us know if your Scout is attending our Group Camp and National Mudslide on 17th – 18th February at Tatum Park. This will cost $30.00 per Cub / Scout and we need numbers as soon as we can to help with planning. If you’ve not had your invitation please let your leaders know.