Thanks to Taylors of Tickhill and NISA;  the Scout Group, Explorer Unit and Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
have been given £200 raised from loose change deposited in collection boxes by the shop tills. This will be
shared between the sections.Taylors have confirmed that the pictures taken in the shop have gone viral on
Twitter. Not sure what that means but both Taylors and NISA are very happy with the results and have
promised that the next set of donations will be given to Scouts and Guides. 
Well, March’s Jumble Sale was somewhat unique. Winter struck with a vengeance and we had to contend
with cold winds and snow. Unfortunately, the weather dissuaded many of our regular shoppers from making
the journey from afar and it also deterred some of our donors. Nevertheless, even though our tables were
lightly laden with donated goods and there were just a few gallant buyers we managed to clear about £200
and Cancer Research benefitted from the remaining items.  Whilst this wasn’t the best result we have ever
had we maintained the friendly, happy atmosphere which many people say is the best part of our jumblesales! 
Our next planned jumble sale will be in October 2018.
Several of our Beavers are getting older, reaching 8 anyway, as are we all! This means that we will be
transferring a number of them to Cubs over the next 3 months. Doing this will create a number of spaces in
the colony which we aim to fill for the September start up. We look forward to receiving enquiries about joining
.Remember, we are open to all boys and girls provided they are aged between 6 and 8 when they join. We 
do not intend operating a waiting list unless applicants outweigh places available. We will not create any lists
for youngsters who are under 6. This has proved to be almost a complete waste of time as, by the time a
youngster attains the age of 6, quite a few families have moved from the village or their children have other
commitments on a Thursday evening

Tickhill Gala is in the offing and it is now time to consider whether you are willing to enter a float in the gala
procession. Entry is free, lorries can be provided. All you need is the imagination to decorate a lorry and turn
it into something “magical”. If you and your friends wish to enter a float please contact tickhillscouts@aol.com
to register your interest.  
As it gets closer to the scouts’ and explorer scouts’ visit to Croatia, their last fundraising effort – a grand 
Fashion Show at the Tavern – takes place on Wednesday 9th May. All the tickets have been sold but it may
still be possible to get a cancellation by contacting tickhillscouts@aol.com
The cubs worked really hard to make a poppy memorial for the Remembrance Day service on November 11th

We rounded off 2018 with a series of events both jointly with the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows as well as 
just by ourselves.
The Beavers colony attended Winter Wonderland at Hesley Scout Activity Centre on a very wet and windy 
Saturday afternoon. Despite the weather all those who attended had a fantastic time taking part in many
activities designed to challenge and entertain even the most demanding 6 – 8-year-old. Not to forget the
adults too.

Our annual Scout & Guide Carol Service was held on December 10th in St Mary’s Church. This was a rathe
 special event as we were able to make an overdue presentation to Clare Carr – the Brownie leader. Clare
has, single handed, organised this service for over 15 years. Each service is unique and enables members
of both the Scout and Guide movements in Tickhill to partake in every aspect of the event. The Scout Group
decided to honour Clare with a silver Thanks Badge as a token of their appreciation of her hard work. 


It was also pleasing to see Jo Morrison – one of the Phoenix Explorer Unit leadership team – receive both her
Queen’s Scout Award and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from our District Commissioner – Graham Harrop -
 at the same service. 

A couple of days later, at our leaders Christmas meal, I was able to give Peter Ogilvie - the scout group
chairman – his 25-year service award and Scott Adgar – scout leader - his 10-year service award. I have
already had the pleasure of giving Rachel Bramall – beaver leader – her 5-year service award in front of the
Beaver Colony.

As we enter 2019 we look forward to growing the scout group by recruiting both adults and youngsters to join
in with the aim of delivering “Skills for Life” for all our members.