A ‘Frozen’ Fundraiser

Eastleigh Explorer Scouts are holding a Movie Night to help them raise funds for their trip to the 2015 Haarlem Jamborette.

They would like to invite Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from across the District to come and watch Disney’s Frozen at the HQ of the 1st Eastleigh on Saturday 13th December.

With the evening starting at 6:00pm, there will be an interval where you can have a drink and a snack, and the evening finishes by 8:30pm.

Because the evening is being held to raise funds for the trip to Haarlem, there will be a small charge of £3 (plus £1 for a raffle).

More details of the evening can be found in the attached Letter. So that the Explorers have an idea of who is going, they would like each group and section to fill in the Form, and return that with either the cheque or the cash for those wishing to come along.

You can find out more info by contacting Matt Rogers or any of the Explorer Leaders who are helping Matt organise the evening.



Planting for the future

The 8th Eastleigh Scout Group came together on Saturday 15th November to plant 420 saplings for the Environment Partnership Award.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and parents all helped out, with the trees being provided by Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council and the Woodland Trust.

All 420 saplings were planted in under an hour which has to be some kind of record!

My thanks go to everyone who turn up and helped out. It was fantastic to see so many of you there!



“Pedalling for Pudsey”

Last Saturday, Eastleigh Scouts held a sponsored cycle ride with ‘Cycle4All‘ to raise money for this year’s BBC Children in Need appeal.

Despite the very wet conditions, a route was setup around Fleming Park, and all 22 of the Cycle4All bikes were in use by groups of Scouts in a relay format.


The event raised over £240 for Children in Need, and a clip of the event made it into the BBC South Today video roundup.


Well done to everyone who helped organise or took part in the event.


Can you volunteer?

Do you live in Eastleigh? At a loss for something to do in your spare time? (Obviously this rules out anyone already in Scouting!) I really need to find someone to take on the role of Chairman of the 4th Eastleigh Scout Group and help me to establish it in its new home at The Pavilion on the Park next year. Any takers (or if you wish to volunteer someone else!) please get in touch. We also need more help with our Beaver Colony – free uniform can be provided!

Dick Whittington, Group Scout Leader, 4th Eastleigh

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