AGM 2021

Good evening everyone. It’s our AGM on Monday 21st June at 7pm. This is an important part of our charity’s year and a legal requirement to hold within 6 months of the end of our financial year (31st December) so, for the second (and hopefully final) time we’re going to hold it online and limit it to just the business bits. It should last no longer than 20 minutes, promise! We really need you (parents!) to take part by having a look through the trustees annual report, take a peak at the finances and cast your votes for the bits that need approval or voting. You can see the report and take part here: https://www.11thfolkestonescouts.org.uk/governance/2021-annual-general-meeting/ and we’d really appreciate it […]

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(Not so) Weekly update #32

Dear parents and carers I haven’t written for quite some time as I really haven’t had much to say (I know, very unusual for me!). Zoom sessions have been continuing and I’ve been really pleased to see so many young people joining in on those sessions. We’ve had a few visitors to our Zoom sessions over the past few weeks with one more visit (that I know of!) to come for the Cubs. All that said, I have some good news everyone! We’re allowed back to face to face meetings very soon. From week beginning 19th April – directly after the school Easter holiday, we’ll be back to seeing each other in person. We’ll still be limited to 15 young […]

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SPECIAL CENSUS UPDATE 2021

Dear parents and carers I hope you’re all doing OK with Lock-down 3. It certainly feels different to the last two and will hopefully be the last… let’s hope at any rate. I haven’t written for a few weeks as I need to make sure everyone reads this one carefully. 31st January is the annual census of UK Scouts. This is where we re-register the Scout Group as an official member Group of UK Scouts and record the number of individual members we have, which in turn determines the insurance requirements, etc. From this, we are then billed an annual membership fee per member, which is around £45 each by UK Scouts and Kent County Scouts (Folkestone & Hythe District Scouts […]

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Weekly update #31

Dear parents and carers A very happy new year to you all and I hope you had the best Christmas you could under the circumstances. The leaders met last Saturday, virtually of course, to discuss our plans for the next term and based on the fact we are still, at the time of writing, in tier 4 (although what Mr Johnson is about to say probably won’t change the plans for us anyway) we are unable to return to face to face Scouting. As such, leaders have planned an exciting term of activities based around working towards some of the usual Scouting badges in each section as well as working towards some special limited edition badges produced by Kent Scouts. […]

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Weekly update #30

Dear parents and carers Another week passes and I hope if your young person is a Beaver or a Cub they were excited as my Beaver Scout when they saw their little parcel of things on the door mat today (or maybe last Saturday). If we had your address as of last Wednesday evening, the packs were sent out, so I hope you’ve either got it or it will arrive tomorrow morning! If you don’t get one, please please check your address on Online Scout Manager and update it – the system tells me as soon as you have and records all changes, so I’ll know it’s been updated and be able to get one out to asap. It occurred […]

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