Sparsholt Car Parking 21st May

This year’s major Fundraiser for 1st Winchester Scout Group is on 21st May with our annual mammoth Car Parking effort in support of Sparsholt College Countryside Day.  It’s a vital day for us, so please get the date in your diaries.  If you plan ahead you can get a family ticket to enter the Countryside Day for FREE whilst parents take it in turns to help out.  We need about 20 adults in the morning and the same in the afternoon.  We also need people to help during a few evenings before the day and we are looking for a person to help Tristan directly in supporting his efforts to coordinate activities.  Could you do this?  If so, put your name and time in our doodle scheduler by following this link

Subs and Direct Debits

Thanks everyone for a really great response to our efforts to get our Subscriptions right.  As you will appreciate, subs are a critical income for us as they pay for vital things such as:

  • Membership of the Scout Association
  • Insurance (against accidents and other things)
  • Badges
  • Pinsent
  • Services at District, County and National levels
  • Leader Training
  • Badges

We pay this out for every child, whether or not they have paid their subs.  So when we get 95% of subs in, it really gives us some spare cash to pay for other things like replacement equipment, new equipment, courses to run new activities, etc.

So thanks again.  We all appreciate your efforts.

Family Fun Day – Pinsent 11th June 1300-1600

We’re trying something a little different this year.  All Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, families, siblings and friends are invited to our Family Fun Day at Pinsent Campsite on Saturday 11th June from 1300-1600.  Please put this date in your diary.  More details to follow.

Working Day – 16th April

There are loads of small jobs to do inside and outside 1st Place this Spring.  Please add your name (email) to our Doodle schedule to help us organise.

Things that need doing include:

  • Painting the sound insulation boards
  • Putting more sound insulation up
  • Completing the Retaining wall
  • Cutting the grass
  • Painting the skirting boards and general patching up of paint
  • TLC to the hedging plants put in last year
  • Clearing of the wood behind the garages (chainsaws needed)
  • A few locks need sorting in doors
  • A bit of vacuuming and potentially a mop of the floor too!
  • Toilet seat re-fixed
  • etc, etc.

Please sign up early.

Race Night a real Winner!

Thanks to everyone who took part in a Night at the Races on Saturday 5th Sept.  It was very enjoyable and we raised approx. £600.  Most of all, thanks to Jo King for organising it and the band of trusty supporters who rallied around to make it happen.  It’s a great feeling when something works so well!  Everyone’s a winner!

Do you know a good cleaner?

If you know of a good cleaning company or professional cleaner or if you know someone who is a good horticulturalist, then they might be interested in bidding for work to maintain 1st Place.  We are tendering for Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance work.  Follow the link to find out more.  Please forward this to anyone who you think might be interested.  We would like to hear from as many as possible.

A Night at the Races – 5th Sept

We’ll be sending out information soon on our big fundraiser which is on Saturday 5th Sept at 7pm.  It will be a really fun night with frills and fillies and plenty of fundraising!  Look out for the books of tickets.  Entry will also be on-line.  £5 per ticket which includes a cold buffet.  Value night out!