Welcome to the new 1st Burnmoor monthly newsletter where we will keep you up to date with group news and upcoming events.


Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday (10th of November) we will be commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. 

We will meet at the Scout Hall at 10:15am then parade to the cenotaph in Fence Houses for the remembrance service. Family and friends are invited to follow the parade and join us at the cenotaph.

Members are required to be in full uniform including smart black/grey/dark blue trousers and clean black/brown shoes/boots.

Following the service we will parade to the Burnside Social Club where refreshments will be served in the function room for all members, family and friends.


#BUILD Skills for Life

We're still looking for volunteers at 1st Burnmoor, if you have the time to help, if it be once a week, month or year we'd love to hear from you. Please Click Here for more info. 


The Big 90th Anniversary Tree Plant

We’ve been making huge changes to our grounds over the last few years and we’re ending the year of big changes by adding 195 trees creating new hedges and fantastic spaces. 

Please join us on the 30th of November 10:00-13:00 and be apart of this fantastic project which will suck up 27 tons of CO2 by time we reach our 100th anniversary.

Take note of which trees you and your family plant and watch them grow over the years as our grounds develop and the group grows with them.


Launch of the SASU

September saw the launch of our Scout Active Support Unit, the SASU will offer various support to the group to make it fantastic for our Young People, for more info Please Click Here.


Growth of Beavers 

Our group have been growing from strength to strength in recent years and now we've made the decision to grow our Beaver colony from 24 to 36 members, we will achieve this by running the section in two half's. We've be able to make this happen with the help from 4 new adult volunteers who all started out with the 4 week challenge as apart of #BUILD, why not try the 4 week challenge yourself!


Thank You Npower 

Recently we had a team of Npower staff doing work in our grounds, they all worked very hard and did a fantastic job. Thank you from all our members. 
Can your place of work help us too? There's lots of jobs to do so if your company offer volunteer time please think of us.


CO-OP Foundation

We have been selected to be one of the charities that the CO-OP Local Giving Foundation 1% donation goes to for the next 12 months. It is a massive opportunity for us to raise a significant amount of money. But we need your help......

Please can we ask you to pick 1st Burnmoor Scouts as your new local cause, if you're not already a member it's quite and easy to sign up. It will really help us to raise money for our Hall renovations.

Please could we also ask everyone you know, ask all your friends and family, colleagues and neighbours to choose us, it is important we get as many people as possible to choose us.

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Venator Together Fund

HELP!!! It just takes a second or two. Please vote for us to win a share of £10,000!

We’re excited to have the opportunity to win a share of £10,000 from Venator’s Bright Ideas Fund! Support 1st Burnmoor Scout Group and help us win £250 by voting for us at:

https://www.venatorcommunity.com/together-fund-voting/projects/?project_id=153

The top 40 applicants with the most votes will win. Get voting by 29th November 2019 – and don’t forget to ask your friends and family to vote for us too – every vote counts!


Christmas Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for our annual Christmas raffle, please see members for your tickets.

Do you or your employer have a prize you could donate? All donations are greatly appreciated. 


Grants

We have been awarded over £500 from the Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust to fund us the cost of crate stacking equipment. Another activity to soon be arriving in our adventure grounds. Great news and well done to the SASU fundraising team.


Thank You

Thank you to all our volunteers for making 1st Burnmoor the fantastic group it is and continuing to give young people amazing experiences.