Archive for July, 2010

Volunteer Appeal.

We are always ready to welcome new adult volunteers to the group be it as a Leader, Helper or to help with the running of our building by being an Executive Committee Member. We also welcome help on a “one-off” basis. If you feel you can offer a little of your time to help us provide a valuable resource for the young people of Gilberdyke and the surrounding villages please do not hesitate to contact us!


We would be particularly interested in volunteers who can contribute to the running of the group in the following ways:

Cleaning – volunteers for a hour or two each week during term time to help keep the headquarters building looking spic and span.  Time would be to suit individual(s).

Fundraising – we have ongoing fund raising efforts coordinated by out Executive Committee. 

Equipment – we have a lot of camping and other equipment and keeping on top of it all is an ongoing challenge.  Volunteers are needed to help with the preparation and maintenance of our camping equipment.

Specialist Services – Builders, Electricians, Gas Plumbers and the like are all regular attendees when we need jobs doing.  These professional services can cost a lot of money, which in turn has to be fund raised.  Donation of TIME from such specialists would be very welcome.

Adult Helpers – where would we be without our regular adult helpers at each section meeting?  Certainly not in a good place!  We always need additional adult help beit on a regular weekly basis to assist with the running of each sections meetings or on a more ad-hoc basis to assist with one off events and activities.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to help with any of the above, or feel you can help in ways not mentioned please contact us and let us know.  Either contact the relevent section leader or our Group Scout Leader, Barbara (

Peter Colley

Gilberdyke Strawberry Fair

We would like to thank those people who supported our fundraising tombola at Gilberdyke Strawberry Fair.  A staggering £232 was raised which will go to much needed funds.  We have recently been purchasing activity and camping equipment.  Special thanks must go to those who setup the tombola and helped on the day running the stall.  Thanks also to the organisers of the Strawberry Fair.

District Beaver Fun Day


On the 26th of June Gilberdyke beavers met at our scout hut and we went to Tablers Wood near Snaith.  We were all given name tags and met up with other beavers from our district.  We stood around the flag pole and had opening ceremony .

Then we got with a partner and stood in a line and then we were all split up up into 11 groups so we mixed with beavers from other groups.  Then we went to do our activities towards our outdoor challenge badge.

1.  Icing tracking signs on a biscuit

2.  Cookink marshmallows on sticks over candles.

3.  Parachute games.

4.  Face painting.

5.  Assault course

6.  Pioneering.

7.  Treasure hunt, looking for 30 containers of stones.

8.  Finding leaves.

9.  Circus skills.

10 . Put up a tent and take it down.

11.  Knot tying

12.  Tug of war.

We were allowed cold drinks all day because it was a very hot day.

Then it was time for tea we all had to take a healthy packed tea.  Gilberdyke beavers and leaders all sat together under a tree in the shade to eat our teas.  After tea we all put jumpers on and we went into camp fire circle.

All the groups took it in turns to sing a song we sang I’m a little Beaver, short and stout, here’s my tail and here’s my snout, if you pull my tail, then you’ll hear me shout, hey im a little beaver cut that out.

We all had a fantastic day of fun and all the beavers achieved their outdoor challenge badge.