Archive for September, 2010

Tesco Bag Pack 25 Sept 2010

Well done to everyone who helped raise funds at the Tesco Bag Pack on 25 September.  Thanks especially to the Parents who turned out for us.  These bag packs are an important part of our fundraising and help to not only provide equipment etc, but also enable us to subsidise Camps and keep weekly Subs at their current low rate.  We raised £383 today, but could raise a lot more with the full support of all Parents and Sections.  Thanks to Paul for arranging everything for us and providing a great lunch and thank you Tesco!

Cubs Programme Autumn 2010

This is the Programme we will follow this Winter term.  We will try to complete all the activities stated and their associated badges, but not necessarily in the order shown. ALL Dates and Activities are subject to change without notice.  Some of these activities will also count towards part of the Creative and Global Challenge Awards.

Cubs Programme Autumn 2010
9-Sep-10 Pre camp checks. Last Outdoor games. Badge work ideas. Weekend Camp.
16-Sep-10 Code breaking. Problem solving. Recycling
23-Sep-10 Recycling
30-Sep-10 DIY badge
7-Oct-10 DIY badge
14-Oct-10 Artist Badge
21-Oct-10 Ghoulish goings on. Fancy dress Halloween Party.
28-Oct-10 HALF TERM 22/10 to 1/11
4-Nov-10 Bonfire Night
11-Nov-10 TBA
18-Nov-10 Water / Poverty / Other Cultures
25-Nov-10 Water / Poverty / Other Cultures
2-Dec-10 Chef badge
9-Dec-10 Xmas decoration making
16-Dec-10 Christmas Party

School closes Tues 21 Dec

Inkjet Cartridge Recycling *Update*

This afternoon I spent an hour or so sorting through the inkjet cartridges that have been donated to us for raising funds through recycling (cash for old rubbish!).  By using a selection of carefully selected recycling partners we maximise the value of each cartridge by sending each off the the most profitable partner. 

Imagine my surprise when I totalled up the value of the cartridges to be £105.85.  This is a very good way that we can raise funds for our group.  The payment for cartridges varies from 10p to £4.50 (yes for an empty cartridge!).

If you have some empty cartridges that you could donate to us for recycling, they can be left in the following places:
•Gilberdyke Newsagents collect on our behalf
•The collection box in the Scout Hut entrance hall
•or contact us and we can arrange to pick up a quantity. (

We are able to recycle Cannon, Dell, HP and Lexmark inkjet cartridges.  Unfortunately we are not able to recycle and Epson, Kodak and Brother cartridges.  If you have a different manufacturer’s cartridge which is not listed please let me know and I will determine if we can recycle it. 

Thanks for your support with our fundraising efforts.

Peter Colley.
Scout Leader.