Are you ready for an amazing day out at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry

Saturday 12th March 2011
Coach leaves Preston College @ 9am
Returning to Preston College @ 5pm

Cost £10.00 per person including 4D cinema
Bring your own packed lunch

Booking now closed
Are you ready to put your hiking and map reading skills to the test?

The Bowlander is a 2-day hike, with an overnight camp thrown in too. Teams of 4-6 navigate themselves around the agreed route with support from leaders at checkpoints to ensure they don't get too lost.

The minimum age is 10 ½ the upper age limit is 14 ½ (but only for 2 team members maximum)

All entrants should be capable of a 2 day walk and have their outdoor challenge badge.

If you're interested speak to your leaders about going on the training events.

Training Day : Sat 12th Feb 9:30am - 4pm

Training Weekend : Sat 12th - Sun 13th March

Bowlander Competition : Sat 9th - Sun 10th April



Subs for this term (until Easter) are now due.

Envelopes will be distributed next week - please return these promptly to allow us to meet our commitments for rent and headquarters fees.

Beavers/Cubs £22 Scouts £27.

As a charity, the Scout Group is able to take advantage of the HMRC’s Gift Aid scheme to increase the value of your membership subscriptions. The scheme entitles us to claim back the basic rate of income tax previously paid on that amount (ie 25p per £1). Please consider whether you are able to support us by completing a Gift Aid Declaration.
Every year on 31st January, we have to provide Scout Headquarters with summary information about the membership of our group.

To help the association ensure that Scouting provides effective activities and opportunities for all sectors of society, this year they are requesting additional information around ethnicity and disabilities.

To help us provide this information, a census form will be distributed to all members at their next section night. We would very much appreciate it if you would fully complete this form and return it to Jane Cairns (Assistant Group Scout Leader) in the
envelope provided (via the section your child is in) before Friday 28th January.

Should you have any concerns about this process, please speak to your child's section leader.
We hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas break and wish you all the best for 2011.

May I remind you that section meeting nights will start again week commencing Monday 10th January at the usual times.