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The Spur

The Spur

March 2018

The Newsletter of Torbay Scouts       Est. 1953

(Registered Charity No: 1027059)

www.torbayscouts.org.uk

SCOUT AERO CAMP

Devon Scouts are pleased to announce that once again we will be joining forces with F.O.G. to host the annual aero camp. We have a limited number of places for older Scouts (12 & 13 yr olds only) to attend this event.

Please note that this weekend is for members of the Scout Section and they will be expected to wear their Uniform during the event, so please ask them to pack it.


The weekend will take place at Bodmin Airfield in Cornwall and the Scouts will work towards some aeronautical badges.
Our air activities and training will be hosted by “Feet Off The Ground”. These are the same pilots who have previously run the event.

The event is open to older Devon Scouts who have not previously attended this event. Please note that being around aircraft is very dangerous and we expect all Scouts who attend, not only be capable of but actually to behave responsibly. There will be a requirement for the young people to carry out some pre-event work.

The cost for the weekend will be £60 per Scout. (Leaders will be charged at £10 per head to cover catering and event logistics.) The Scouts will also get (weather permitting) at least ONE FREE flight. [Note to Leaders: No charge is made for any Aircraft Flights – as per the applicable rules and regulations [ANO] and no flights are guaranteed.]
Unfortunately, with such a popular event we must restrict entries. Each Troop can initially apply for as many places as they like, but in the event of oversubscribing, Troops may have their allocation cut back and the Leader will be requested to make the final choice of participants. Each application should also aim to provide /supply at least 1 Leader to help with the running of the event, but we will consider applications from Troops that cannot supply a Leader for the event. The Scouts need not be from the same Troop – it’s your choice. Priority will be given to Scouts who have not previously attended this event. After the closing date, you will be notified of how many places you have been allocated.
Applications must be on the official form, which is available here and be received no later than 31ST MARCH 2018.


PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE CAMP FEE UNTIL YOU KNOW HOW MANY PLACES YOU HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED!

Many thanks,

Elinor d’Albiac

Camp Admin, Devon Scouts

The Scout Shop                                                                      

For all your terms badges, neckers and uniform the Scout shop  is open, term time inc half term, on Saturday mornings from. 10-00am – 12.00 noon

We are rapidly approaching the end of the financial year, please could all groups with outstanding credit notes come and pay them by the 24 March at the latest.
Please could I thank Ron Edinborough & Mike Starkey for putting up the new notice boards in the Scout Shop.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAST SCOUT SHOP WILL BE SATURDAY 24th MARCH 2018.
WE WILL RE-OPEN ON SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 2018.

Thank you,
Becky Fuller, Scout Shop Manager
scoutshopmanager@torbayscouts.org.uk

St George’s Day

This year we are making our own arrangements with groups and churches to celebrate St. George’s day.
Next year we will endeavour to meet up as a district to collectively parade and celebrate. Until further notice this two year cycle of arrangements for St. George’s day will remain in place

Paul Bailiss Q.M.

District Commissioner Torbay.

If you are holding a group event, please let me know. I have a St. George’s Flag that someone may borrow. (David Johnson, editor).

Footnote from the Editor

Closing date for contributions to the April 2017

Issue of The Spur is Sunday March 25th 2017

Contributions should be e-mailed in Word please to:

spureditor@torbayscouts.org.uk or can be posted to

David Johnson, 11, Boundary Road Chelston, Torquay. TQ2 6LR or by telephone (evenings 8 to 9.30) on 01803 605417

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