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Pantomime: We have booked a block of tickets to see Aladdin at Alloa Town Hall on Saturday 14th January at 5pm. These are available to Beavers and Cubs on a first come first served basis. To book a ticket please return you slip with £7 per child by 16th November at the latest.

Remembrance Sunday: Sunday 13th November is Remembrance Sunday and we will be joining with the services at Clackmannan War Memorial, then the Church. All children are asked to attend in smart uniform (ie school trousers and shoes). We will meet at 10.20am at the War Memorial in time for the wreath laying service at 10.50am. We will then make our way to Church, and children should be picked up from the Lychgate at approx 12.15pm.

Torchlight Walk: The Beavers District Torchlight Walk will be held on Saturday 19th November. This is a family event, and children must be supervised by an adult during the walk.  This year we are walking from Menstrie Scout Hall to Alva Scout Hall. The charge for this is £1 per Beaver, which includes a hot dog, drink and a glow stick.  Please note that although siblings are very welcome to attend, we are unable to provide ‘goodies’ for them.  Please confirm numbers for this by Wednesday 9th November.

Clackmannan Scout group will not be participating in the Scout Post this year.

Annual Census/Capitation fees will be due at the start of the 2012. We don’t  know how much the fee will be yet but it is normally in the region of £26. This provides insurance for undertaking Scouting activities and also helps with some District events. Exact amounts will be confirmed as soon as we receive the information.

NEWS FROM THE HALL COMMITTEE:

The groups have been back in our refurbished hall for little over a month and we are delighted to be home. Thanks are particularly due to Eion McLean of the Hall Committee who liaised with the Insurers to make sure the jobs were done as promptly as possible and to a high standard, he was ably assisted by volunteers Chris & John.

The Committee’s funds have almost disappeared as some of the refurbishment costs were not covered by insurance. We now need to raise funds to help meet the regular expenses.  Unsurprisingly our insurance premium has increased following the claim, and we now need in excess of £250 per month just to keep the hall insured, warm and lit.

The committee are therefore running a jumble sale and coffee morning on 26th November from 10am – 2pm and we need your support please.

You can help by:
• having a clearout and donating jumble, bric a brac and toys for sale
• supply some home baking
• help ‘man’ a stall, or volunteer to help in the kitchen
• donate prizes for the raffle
• join our 50/50 prize draw (first payments due in February 2012)
• coming along on the day to support us
• help set up the night before the sale
• remember to tell your friends and neighbours about the sale

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