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.

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!

#TheLongHaul Total

The final tally of what we raised on The Long Haul is TBC, but will run into several thousand pounds.  Please continue to ask people to donate – ask all your work colleagues, show them the video.  It’s inspiring enough to make people donate!