Sunday, December 7, 2014

Portcullis Camp 2015

Some info regarding Portcullis 2015.

Camp Date: 22nd - 25th May 2015

Camp Location: Monmouth Showground

Cost: Beavers (Saturday AM - Sunday PM Only) : £10.00
          Cubs (All Weekend): £20.00

          Scouts (All Weekend): £20.00

          Explorers (All Weekend with one day offsite activities): £20.00

          Network, Leaders & Other Adults: £5.00

Numbers and payment due 28th February 2015.

Groups / Districts are responsible for organizing any transportation and food.


SL, 22nd Newport (Christchurch)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The DCs bit December 2014

I must start by thanking everyone from the district who sent their condolences, cards and messages during the sudden and unexpected passing of my Dad. I know my mum, brothers and sister, not forgetting Sally, Geraint, Lydia and Sharleen gained a great deal of comfort and strength from your words and prayers at such a raw emotional time for us all. 

Newport District once again shows that true family spirit that makes Scouting in our district something very special.

I look forward to getting back out with as many of you all as possible during the Christmas period and the Scout Post so don't feel uncomfortable saying “Hi”.

A bit late but well done to the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts plus all who supported the laying of the wreath at the Civic Centre for those Scouts who gave so much during world war 1 and later conflicts.

I know a number of sections must have been good in the last year as I have had a message form a Mr S Claus.? But he wouldn't say which group?  So let's all be good and support each other during this very full on time called Christmas.
When we are working hard with the Scout Post we can still find the time to give support to others in the Scouting way by supporting the FOOD BANK which sadly we seemed to have forgotten lately.

So simply by asking our membership to bring with them a tin or dry product along to your Scout Post sorting or when the post is transported to Fred's shed then simply leave it with the SAS who will put it away and then I can take it over to the food bank.

PLEASE ASK YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO BRING ITEMS SUCH AS TINNED MEAT/fish, UHT milk, cartons of juice, sugar, pasta, rice, pasta sauces, jams etc.
Come on Newport let’s do what we do best, helping others!

Happy Christmas / Nadolig Llawen


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Message from Kath ADC Cubs

Hi everyone,

I’ve now heard from the majority of the groups in regards to our district Cub meeting.  Whatever date I plan it’s never going to fit with everyone as we have groups running every night of the week – fantastic for Cub scouting in Newport District but not so great when it comes to arranging meetings!!!

With that in mind I propose the following:

Ø  1 and only meeting of 2014 on Friday 28th November at 6.30pm.  Venue: 6th Newport HQ, Bank Street, St Julian’s.  This is straight off the M4 and is the road that leads to the Glebelands.  If using Sat Nav its NP19 7HF.

Ø  We have only 1 group who meet on a Monday and only 1 who meet on a Friday.  With that in mind I suggest we run 6 meetings next year alternating between a Monday and Friday.  That way I can do a quick visit/phone call with the group who misses out on the meeting and everyone else has a good chance to attend.  The suggested dates I have in mind are

o   Friday September 18th

These are only proposed dates and will be discussed/finalised at our next meeting on 28th November.

Can you please let me know if you are able to attend the meeting – I’ll bring the cakes!

Kind Regards

Kath Lewis
ADC Cub Scouts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Funeral Arrangements

The funeral arrangements for Polly's father, David Pollard

Tuesday 25th. November
14:30 at St Marys Church Malpas
 Cremation at Croesyceiliog at 15:30
followed by a buffet at the Malpas Unionist Club (Malpas Road next to the Harvester)

Gone Home

Monday, November 17, 2014

Road Safety Week

Regards Kath Lewis

Message from ADC Cubs

Message from Kath Lewis

For those of you who aren't aware I've taken up the role of ADC Cubs and am e-mailing you all as an introduction to say hello.

I'm keen to get the ball rolling in regards to meetings, activities etc. but at present I don't have everyone's contact details and am starting to compile a spread sheet with this info.  Can you or the relevant person please send me the following details?

 *         Group:
 *         Cub Scout Leader/Main contact name:
 *         Contact telephone number:
 *         Mobile number:
 *         E-mail address:
 *         Address (if you would prefer information to be posted to you rather than e-mail):
 *         I am happy to receive information via the following (please delete as appropriate): e-mail, landline phone, mobile phone, text message, post.

I would like to hold the next district cub meeting in November and am flexible on dates (suggestions below).  Can you let me know which dates you could make:
 Thursday 13th November
 Friday 14th November
 Monday 17th November
 Thursday 20th November
 Monday 24th November
 Thursday 27th November
 Friday 28th November
 I'm also open to weekend meetings if people would prefer

 In the meantime if you or your cub leaders need to get hold of me you can e-mail me on this address or call me on 07909 680972.
 I'm looking forward to meeting you all and taking on the challenge.

 Kind Regards

## sorry for the late entry - Baz ##

Water Activities

The 13th Frostbite White Water Weekend

Friday January 30th – Sunday Febuary 1st 2015
This event is a real challenge for experienced Scouts and Leaders. It’s an event to introduce paddlers to moving water, utilising a high level of expert supervision and coaching.

Open to paddlers with at least their two star award and proven experience on white water. The organisers reserve the right to refuse lesser qualified/experienced paddlers to attend, on safety grounds. Proof of qualifications will be required. Further training and assessment for NGB awards may also be available, by prior arrangement.