Well done to the dozen brave members and parents who turned up on Saturday for the work day in Jubilee Woods.
Despite horizontal rain and gale-force winds, we managed to clear a good length of ditch, using the hazel we felled as material to build a boundary fence to try and stop the cows munching the trees.
As it turned out, and despite Kaa’s intrepid claims to the contrary, there was such a thing as the wrong weather as proceedings were curtailed early because of the risk of venturing deep into the woods in such high winds. Apologies to anyone who may have turned up in the afternoon to find the site deserted.
Jubilee Woods is looking good now and we hope to use it for camping trips this year – in somewhat better weather.
A year of Scouting culminated in a Christmas cracker of a Carol Service last week.
The hut was packed with parents, Explorers, Scouts and Cubs, all singing their hearts out. Meanwhile, our Beavers did themselves proud with a great nativity play.
Looking back on the past 12 months at 1st Broughton Gifford & Holt Scout Group, Kaa says: “Many thanks to all parents and helpers for making 2015 such a great year. The hall is looking the best it’s been in years, all the tents are finally renewed and we’ve got some great memories of camps, expeditions, slapping paint around and cooking chips!
To build on our explosive fundraising performance at the bonfire night, our group took a stall at this year’s Melksham Christmas Fair. The stall did £150 of brisk business with eager Christmas shoppers. Thanks to all those who donated goods for us to sell.
A bonfire-night bonanza saw our group raise £753 through our catering tent and the sale of glow sticks at the Broughton Gifford firework display.
Thanks to those parents that helped (hope the smell of chips has finally gone) and thanks to the Explorers for selling the glow sticks.