The Scout Group will be supporting the Liss Village Day at Newman Collard playing field 12 – 4.30pm on Saturday May 20th, the Greatham Festival 3.30pm – 9pm Saturday 1st July and the Liss Forest Fun Day 2 – 5pm Monday 28 August.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents, please visit the Fundraising section of the website to sign up for as many sessions as you can to lend a hand with setting up, cooking, serving and clearing away.
Liss Forest Fun Day takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August, 2pm – 5pm at Liss Forest recreation ground. There will be lots of stalls, and fun and games for all the family.
The Scout Group has been invited to provide the barbecue, which should be a good fundraising opportunity for us. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and parents please sign up for a slot or two to help with setting up, cooking, serving and clearing away, so we can support the Fun Day organisers making the event a success. The sign up sheet is on the ‘Fundraising – Volunteers Needed’ page of the website.
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers a long with some brave parents looked like they had been dragged through a ditch backwards on Saturday morning.
After sleeping out on on the West Liss Playing field overnight the group embarked on the community week project of clearing the ditch along the north side of the playing field. Despite the torrential rain the job was completed in just under 3 hours.
Fantastic news about the 23rd World Scout Jamboree! Marcus and Ollie have passed a grueling selection test at County level and have been selected to go to Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. To give you an idea of how difficult this was there were over 15 candidates at District level. With this in mind to have two from 1st Liss Scouts selected is a fantastic achievement. They will now form part of a much bigger UK contingent.
Although they will have moved on to Explorers at the time of the trip there is a very strong connection with 1st Liss Scout Group. Both of them have been very committed at Scouts. This dedication has been rewarded by them being able to represent not only Liss but the UK as a whole at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. Obviously this is going to cost a small fortune and although we cannot fund them directly there will be numerous fund raising events being held for them, including a sweet sale at Liss Junior School. I would like to think we could all support them for this once in a lifetime trip.
In return for your support at these events the lads have offered to come back to 1st Liss Scouts and tell us all about their adventures on the other side of the world at the Japan Jamboree! In addition to this the two will be providing regular updates on here about the training and meetings required. This is necessary to get to know their fellow contingent members before the 3500 Scouts and Leaders go to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree on the other side of the world.
For further details on the 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan have a look on Facebook here. After 2015 the next Jamboree will be held in 2019 in North America. It is policy of the UK Scout Association that every Scout is given the opportunity to attend one World Scout Jamboree in their lifetime.
Many thanks to the parents and supporters for your help with setting up, serving and packing away at the barbecue – and please pass on my thanks to your beavers, cubs and scouts for their excellent work too. The takings from the day will go towards much needs new equipment for the Group and we already have our eyes on some new tents and ropes.
While the burger flippers were flipping burgers, Lee and the scouts built a demonstration pioneering project.
A big thank you to the customers, staff and managers at Waitrose in Petersfield who were so generous in giving donations and helping the group raise much needed funds towards the new Scout Hall in Liss.
On 18 December Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Parents and Leaders, contributed their time to the bag packing at Waitrose with some of the Scouts doing additional shifts so we could cover as many tills as possible. There were no reports of broken eggs of squashed fruit.
All the the leaders received complements about how smart everyone was and that that customers were pleased to see the Scout movement was alive and well in Liss. They were also please that so many young people were actually involved in raising funds for the new hall.
After a long evening counting Jane has added up all the boxes and £976.13 was raised for the group funds.
When the money form the bag packing is added to the £136 that was raised at the Liss Christmas Fair, fundraising has gone well this month. But there still a long way to go to raise the funds we need for the new hall.
The West Liss Pavilion and Scout hall is a project being led by Liss Parish Council, more information is available on the Parish Council Website.
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This weekend was a valuable weekend of fundraising with 2 of the groups tents out on loan for an event in Hawkley.
With a team of willing parents we managed to get both of the marquees up in 90 minutes on Thursday evening, just in time to watch the sun set and on Sunday both tents were down and the site was cleared in less than an hour.
The Sunday team is pictured below, we also had help from a friendly Norwegian who was visiting. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the Thursday evening team, next time.
This is probably the last time big the tents will be out this year but there will be plenty of opportunities to help next year.