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St. Luke’s Scout Group wins the lottery!

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by admin

BLF_hi_big_e_lrg_pinkThe Group is jumping for joy as we have recently heard that The Big Lottery Fund has granted us almost £10,000 to renovate our headquarters. The HQ that opened in 1961, is in need of a new roof, windows and wooden cladding on the outside walls. This grant from The Big Lottery Fund will enable us to transform the building back to it’s former glory and ensures the future of a community hub for Scouting in our local area.

For over 60 years, our successful Scout Group has actively engaged and supported young people from our area in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. Our young people enjoy what they do and have fun, taking part in activities indoors and outdoors. They learn by doing & take responsibility in new and challenging activities.

Our fundraising team have been working hard over the last two years to help raise extra funds for the Group to provide it’s young people and volunteers the resources and means to participate in Scouting activities, camps and weekly meetings. This grant is a huge boost to us.

Commenting on the award, Group Scout Leader Gavin Mills said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Big Lottery Fund, especially on our HQ’s 55th anniversary and we are confident the renovation project will ensure that there will be Scouting in our local community for many generations of young people to come.”

About the Big Lottery

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

Since June 2004 The Big Lottery Fund has awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

For further information about the work of The Big Lottery Fund, take 3 minutes of your time to review this short video below:

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Become a Group Exec parent rep!

Posted on March 13th, 2016 by admin

Would you like to get involved with the decisions that make your child’s Scout Group run? Do you have skills from work that you could bring to our Group? Then becoming a Group Exec Parent Rep maybe the role for you!

Group Executive Committee meets around 4 to 6 times a year and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Leaders, Fundraising Committee rep and Section parent reps. The committee is an integral part of our Group and extends support to the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment and that of the Charity Commission. The committee is responsible for:

    The maintenance of the Group’s property and equipment
    The raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance
    The insurance of person, property and equipment
    Assisting with the recruitment of leaders and other adult support
    Organising social events

Being a parent rep you would:

    Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
    Be the voice of your Section parents at executive meetings
    Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Group
    Help the Group develop as it grows

We currently have parent rep vacancies for Tuesday Beavers, Thursday Cubs and Friday Scouts. If you’re interest and can help, why not apply for the post? It looks great on the CV too!

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Get earning Badges!

Posted on January 16th, 2016 by admin

Hey, you don’t have to rely on being at a Beaver, Cub or Scout meeting to be able to gain Activity Badges, you can gain them at home as well!

All you have to do is simply hover your mouse over your Section above (Beavers, Cubs or Scouts) and click “Activity Badges” which will take you the UK Scouting website with all the badges on. Choose the badges you want to do and when you’re finished just bring in what you have done to your meeting and talk about it. Simple huh? You can do the Staged Activity Badges too, so what are you waiting for, get choosing and fill your left arm full of badges.

Click below to meet Harry, a cub from Bolton, who has gained all 41 cub badges, who’s up for beating his record?
A Cub Scout from Bolton, England, has earned what’s thought to be the most badges of any Cub in the country. 10-year-old Harry has been awarded 41 activity …


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Like our new website?

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by admin

Welcome to our brand new website!

Fresh looking and easy to navigate your way round, you’ll be able to keep up to date with all the news within your Group and unit, and discover new ways you can get involved to help your Group grow as we move into a new decade of Scouting.

The site is still in it’s infancy and great plans are afoot, so come back over the coming weeks as we bring more on-line.

Don’t forget we are now on Facebook and Twitter as well, accessed from the home page, so give them a visit too.

If you’re only discovering St Luke’s Maidstone Scouts for the first time, have a browse around and see how you can get involved.

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