AUTUMN TERM 2016
Monday 12th Sept: Beavers & Cubs start back
Tuesday 13th Sept: Scouts start back
See below for Beavers and Cubs programmes of activity for the term - subject to change. You can also find the letter for Beavers District Sports Day on 8th October (needs to be returned by Monday 26th Sept).
FUNDRAISING UPDATE: on July 11th, Beavers and Cubs raised the amazing amount of £780 through our Sponsored Sports. We are delighted to say that Barclays Bank has matched this through their community programme, so the grand total is now £1560 - FANTASTIC WORK, MANY THANKS TO BARCLAYS!
We have had a busy Autumn Term, with magic tricks, circus skills, Hallowe'en party and Remembrance activities, as well as trying our hand at democracy. As we approach Christmas, details of the last three meetings are as follows:
MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - Christmas craft activities and carol singing practice
MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER - Carol singing for the residents of Maclay Court, St Fagans Road, Fairwater; Beavers & Cubs, full uniform please - 6.30-7.30pm.
MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER - Christmas Party for Beavers and Cubs at Treetop Golf (St David's Centre - www.adventuregolf.com); see below for letter. 6.30-8.30pm, cost £5 per child.
First meetings back: Beavers and Cubs on Monday 18th April; Scouts on Tuesday 19th April.
BEAVER AND CUB BAKE-OFF, COMBINED WITH GROUP AGM - MONDAY 25th APRIL, 6.30-8pm. This is a family event, with cakes to judge, buy and eat, plus activities and the Group AGM. siblings are welcome to join in activities while parents attend the AGM. PLEASE SUPPORT US!!! See the poster below for more details, as well as the letter with more details.
Beaver and Cub programmes for the term are available below. Please note, these are subject to change!
AND THE RESULTS OF THE CAKE N' BAKE ARE IN:
Many thanks to ALL the Beavers and Cubs that brought entries - they were all delicious and enjoyed by everyone afterwards! Also thanks to Jess and her colleague from Jaspers Tea Rooms for tasting everything and making the really difficult decisions. Prizes went to:-
Large cakes: Oliver & Ryan
Cupcakes: Harry & Lucy
Biscuits: Tom C, Thomas & Osian (for his brownies!)
Pastry: Ty & Gwen
OVERALL WINNERS: Best decorated - Oliver; Tastiest - Ryan
Even more importantly, we raised £133.92 for Elinor Rainey's work with the SoundSense Foundation, helping orphaned children in Romania this summer.
No meeting next week for Beavers & Cubs - Bank Holiday Monday
Monday 9th May - Beavers as normal; Cubs at Axminster Tools (Culverhouse Cross) 6.30-8pm - NOTE DIFFERENT TIME!
UPDATE, ON 17TH MAY 2016:
A copy of the Beaver's Noah's Ark Trip letter is attached below.
Cubs are off to Afon District Cub Camp this weekend (20th-22nd May) at Miskin Mill. NO CUB MEETING ON MONDAY 23RD MAY! Next Cub meeting on Monday 6th June.
The final meeting of term on 11th July is a joint one between Beavers and Cubs, 6.30-8.30pm, with an attempt to do 10 different sports (sponsored), plus cakes, hotdogs and arts and crafts for sale! ALL FAMILY WELCOME! We are raising money to continue refurbishing the Scout Hut and to buy camping equipment. See below for poster & sponsorship form.
FIRST MEETINGS OF NEW YEAR:
Monday 11th January for Beavers (6.15-7.15pm) and Cubs (7.00-8.30pm)
Tuesday 12th January for Scouts (6.30-8.30pm)
BEAVERS & CUBS - see below for this term's provisional plans.
Update, as at 8th February 2016
1. NO BEAVERS TONIGHT, DUE TO BADGE DAY ACTIVITIES LAST SATURDAY
2. CHANGES TO CUB PROGRAMME: DOWNLOAD UPDATE DOC
3. CUB CAMP LETTER - HAS TO BE RETURNED WITH £10 DEPOSIT BY 29TH FEBRUARY 2016
***Update, as at 19th February 2016***
1. Cub Programme - more change - visit to B & Q on Monday 29th Feb, 6.30-7.30 (Culverhouse Cross)
2. Special meeting times on 7th March, for Circus Skills Training (normal subs plus £5 per child)
Beavers and Cubs start back on Monday 7th and Scouts on Tuesday 8th September - looking forward to seeing you all then!
Cubs and Scouts had a great camp 11th-13th September, not too much rain! Enormous thanks to our GSL for putting it all together and his ceaseless work across the weekend.
See below for the Beaver Colony's Winter 2015 plans & the schedule for Cubs for the rest of term.
Having had a fantastic visit from Lee Alder and his guide dog Trident, 1st Llandaff Cubs are all set for an evening of blindfold sponsored events on Monday 5th October, 7-8.30pm. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded below. Let's raise as much as we can to support Guide Dogs as part of Scout Community Week and the A Million Hands campaign.
UPDATE - we raised in the region of £300 - congratulations to everybody, great job.
BEAVERS NOTICES - AS AT 4TH OCTOBER 2015
Please see the letters below about the visit to the Fire Station on 5th October (6.30pm) and the District Hallowe'en Party.
Cubs - Day of the Dead
Cubs had a great evening celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead on 2nd November
Cubs: Day of the Dead - 2nd November 2015
Our Day of the Dead altar, with photos of loved ones & their favourite food
Wrapping the best Mummy competition - not strictly a Day of the Dead activity:
Cubs: Guide Dogs for the Blind - visit on September 22nd 2015
Trident with his owner Lee, his daughter and a lucky Cub, getting to stroke Trident!
ACTS OF REMEMBRANCE
Both Beavers and Cubs will visit the Llandaff War Memorial during their own meeting times on Monday 9th November to pay their respects and hold a short service of remembrance. Please send Beavers and Cubs in full uniform with coats and torches, if possible.
All members of 1st Llandaff are invited to take part in the Llandaff Remembrance Day act of worship and letters have been given out to pass to schools for permission to attend on the morning of 11th November.
CHRISTMAS EVENTS FOR BEAVERS AND CUBS, JOINT ACTIVITIES:
MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER: CAROL SINGING AT MACLAY COURT (St Fagans Road, Fairwater), 6.30-7.30pm - song sheet attached below to practise! Beavers and Cubs have been invited to sing Christmas carols to the residents of Maclay Court retirement home on Monday 7 December. Please wear uniform and meet at 6.30pm at McLay Court (St Fagans Road, Fairwater, CF5 3BP). Pick up at about 7.30pm.
See below for our activity in Summer & Spring 2015
Meetings start again on Monday 20th for Beavers & Cubs and Tuesday 21st for Scouts.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PATROL REPRESENTING 1ST LLANDAFF SCOUTS IN THE DISTRICT COOKING COMPETITION - SECTION WINNERS - FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT!
Please see below for the draft termly activities for Cubs. Confirmation of which Halfords session your Cub can attend will follow VERY soon! A parent-helper rota will be up on Monday 20th, so please sign up to help with at least one session this term.
VERY IMPORTANT: GROUP AGM WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 27TH APRIL, 6.45-7.15PM IN THE SCOUT HUT. ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ARE ASKED TO ATTEND, TO DISCUSS FUTURE GROUP ACTIVITIES.
CUBS AND BEAVERS ARE GOING ON A TREASURE HUNT AT ST FAGANS ON SATURDAY 16TH MAY. DOWNLOAD LETTER BELOW.
UPDATE FOR MONDAY 15TH JUNE: CUBS
Weather permitting, Cubs will be holding a joint sports meeting with 1st Rhiwbina at Llandaff Fields, meeting at the car park off Penhill Road (near the children's playground). The meeting runs 6.30-8.30pm. Wear necker, uniform jumper and tracksuit trousers. If the weather is bad, we will be relocating to their Scout Hut (text Akela for details).
Section meetings begin again on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th January.
See the attached term events (Spring 15) for information - lots of exciting things for the Pack to do! Don't forget to sign up to help too!!!
18.01.2015 - CHANGE OF DATE
The trip to Woodhouse Park Fun Day will be on Sunday 21st June, not the Saturday.
26.01.2015 - CUBS, DON'T FORGET....
Wellies, coat and torch for our Llandaff Ghost Tour - please be on time, so we can leave the Hut at 7.15 to meet our Guide!
See the attached term events (Beavers Spring 15) for information - working towards Health & Fitness and Air Activities badges. Visits include Fairwater Library to learn about flight and Techniquest for their Experiment badge.
CUBS & BEAVERS: MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY - VISIT TO FAIRWATER LIBRARY, FAIRWATER GREEN. MEET AT THE LIBRARY, 6.15-7.30PM. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD, IF YOU HAVE ONE!
MARCH UPDATE (posted 12th March)
Please vote for the 1st Llandaff Beaver and Cub entries for the Hobbycraft Easter bonnet competition before March 20th, at Hobbycraft (Leckwith Road). If we win, we get Hobbycraft goodies!!!
NO BEAVER MEETING on Monday 16th due to Techniquest visit, 5pm on Tuesday 17th (for those who signed up and paid!). Cubs happening as normal.
16th March UPDATE
Beaver's District Badge Day - 2-4.30pm, Saturday 21st March at Pontcanna Scoutbase (by the Electricity Club)
CUBS BAKE OFF - Next Monday, 23rd, Cubs should bring cakes, biscuits or scones they have baked to the meeting (as part of the Chef's Badge). Parents are invited to join us at 8pm to buy cakes and enjoy them in the company of other parents, leaders and Cubs, to raise money for Shelterbox.
Monday 23rd is the last meeting of this term. We start again on Monday 20th April.
See below our activity from Autumn 2015
IT'S AUTUMN TERM!
Beavers & Cubs start again on Monday 8th September (6.15pm for Beavers & 7pm for Cubs); Scouts will meet on Tuesday 9th September 6.30pm.
Thank you to all the parents who have agreed to be occasional helpers - we will have a chat with you at the first meeting to organise how you would like to help this term.
Some diary dates for you:-
The Badges that Beavers and Cubs will be doing this term include the Global Challenge Badge and the Air Activity Badge. We hope to have a visit from an airline pilot, the Dean of Llandaff Cathedral and Scouts who are going to the Japanese Jamboree, plus lots more.....
All details correct as at 07/09/14
LATEST UPDATE ON TERM PLANS (as at 08/09/14)
Monday 22nd September: Elis, 1st Llandaff Young Leader and brother of Hefin and Mabli (both Cubs), is fundraising to work with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) from November. To help him towards his target, we are holding a cake bake sale in the cross-over between Beavers and Cubs (7-7.15pm). Please bring cakes/biscuits to contribute and then buy up other people's creations to take home or feed to your Beaver/Cub!!
Monday 29th September: Tesco at Culverhouse Cross has started a new initiative to invite local community groups to the store to take them round to explain how the supermarket works, where stocks come from, etc. Brown Beaver, Margaret, has been very keen and organised for Beavers and Cubs to visit. These visits will take place on Monday 29th September as follows:-
- Beavers - meet at 6pm for a 6.15-7pm visit at Culverhouse Cross Tesco - by the Tesco Direct desk, just inside the entrance to the left
- Cubs - meet at 7pm for a 7.15-8.15pm visit at Culverhouse Cross Tesco - by the Tesco Direct desk, just inside the entrance to the left
IF YOUR CHILD HAS AN ALLERGY TO ANY FOODSTUFFS, PLEASE TELL YOUR SECTION LEADER.
Please could parents with completed CRB checks confer with leaders so that we can ensure enough adults to take the children around such a busy environment.
Update on Act of Remembrance (3rd November)
Monday 10th November - whole group Act of Remembrance at Llandaff War Memorial. Please bring rainproof coat, hat, wellies and a torch. Beavers arrive at 6.15 to Scout Hut; Cubs and Scouts arrive at 6.30 (6.45 latest, please). All finished and ready for pickup at 7.30pm.
Act of Remembrance - 10th November
We had a great show of support from the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts tonight, with a very damp visit to the War Memorial. Special thanks to Dafydd for reciting "In Flanders Fields" and to Adam for coming to play the Last Post - very atmospheric indeed. Well done to all who took part for your patience and thoughtfulness in the downpour!
Akela goes to China!
......sadly not on Scout business! However, Zoe will be away from 17th to 27th November. Plans are in place for all meetings to run as normal, with help from other Leaders in the group. The GSL, Alun, will be supervising the Techniquest visit. Please try to avoid texting or calling Zoe while she is away - there is an 8 hour time difference so you might end up calling her in the middle of her night!!!