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.

The Dcs Bit for November

DC Bit November 2014

Well the clocks have gone back and the evenings are dark and by the time we get home it’s sometimes difficult to turn around and go back out into the cold wet of winter and make that journey to the Scout HQ but we do and when we get there the fun of scouting kicks in and the energy of the young people takes over and so the magic of scouting ensures we are all the warmer and better for making the effort.

So cheers everyone and thank you, for me this is the hardest period of the scouting year, trying to provide a fun and active programme plus supporting the Scout Post and all the other activities like the school shows and parties etc.

I have had the pleasure of attending the District Scout Camp at Woodhouse Parc. Seeing the fun and energy of the Newport gang show and with entertainment in mind the 1st Rogerstone Band on TV (for all the right reasons) in 'Casualty'. Well done.

I know that this year Remembrance Parades will mark the 100 years since the start of the 1st World War. So it’s  all the more important for our membership to learn more about, why, when and who this war effected and how it shaped the years ahead.

Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible before Christmas but please send me notes of what you’re doing to ensure that where possible the District and myself can give you the support and help you require.


Editors note: Sorry for the late inclusion of the DCs message I received it a couple of weeks ago but due to a bit of a mis-hap I’ve only just uploaded it onto the website.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An invitation from Community Learning and Libraries

From Community Learning and Libraries - Newport City Council

I am writing to invite you to attend one of our Community Saturdays at Newport Central Library. We want to encourage the use of the library as a community resource by inviting groups, council departments, clubs and societies to meet our library customers to promote their activities and services. This is a great opportunity for your service to meet a wider range of potential clients and to informally promote your services. We would like to invite your group to visit Newport Central Library to promote the services within the community. We will support your group by displaying a collection of books related to your service, and provide a table and display board for any materials you wish to promote.
Community Saturdays will take place on the first Saturday of the month, between 11am and 3pm.  You can choose to do the whole day or between 11am and 1pm or 1pm to 3pm.
If you are interested in taking part in our Community Saturdays and would like more information please do contact me or complete the form attached.
I look forward to speaking to you soon.   
Yours sincerely,
Tracey Paddon
Community Learning and Libraries