53rd News
53rd St Barnabas Scout Group  Cyprus
Latest News:
The minutes from the last Parents
meeting can be found on the Parents
Due to the bad weather on Troodos
this weekend there will be No trip to
the snow on Sunday.
The 53rd cannot accept any more
new members.  Anyone wishing to
join the group will have to go down
on the Sep 2020 Waiting list.  
The Calendar Page has been
updated for January 2020.
Last updated on  16.02.2020
60th Celebration Sunset Cruise
Next Saturday 22nd February the 53rd will be
holding the Cub, Scout and Explorer meetings in
the grounds of St Barnabas Anglican Church.  
This is the birthplace of the 53rd way back in
1958.  The meetings will start at 2.30pm and
finish at 3.45pm. At 4.00pm we will have a
Church service especially for the 53rd Scout
Group for Thinking Day which can be attended
by family and friends. We expect the Church
service to end at 4.45pm and the meeting at
Above: The 53rd on Summer Camp, Dhekelia 2019.
Photo of the Week:
53rd Explorers on their Miandros
One project. This year's theme:
People with mobility problems
getting around Limassol.
Picture of  February.
53rd Explorers build two towers at
the Yermasoyia Scout hut during
their meeting.
24th WSJ USA 2019
53rd Scouting Trips Abroad
KISC 2019 District Trip
53rd Gets an Award from Afis Cyprus.
On Tuesday 12th Nov the 53rd received an Award for the most batteries, by
weight, recycled by a Scout Group at the 10 Year Celebrations of Afis Cyprus.
The 53rd first started collecting batteries for recycling in 2013.  This initiative is
still ongoing and we are still collecting batteries in order to help Afis reach their
goal of 90 tons for the year of 2019.  Thank you to everyone who has helped us
so far.  Please remember to continue to bring your used batteries for recycling
in order to help them succeed.
Making the World a better place, 53rd for SDGs.
In the next two months the 53rd will be introducing the Sustainable
Development Goals, SDGs, to all our members and Parents. The
SDGs are an aggressive, but achievable group of objectives that, if
attained, will make the world a much better place. The 17 goals
seek to end poverty, ensure food security, make access to
healthcare universal, protect the environment, and much more by
1) Newsletter 15th Feb
53rd KISC Trip Summer 2021.
We are delighted to announce that in the Summer of 2021 the 53rd is planning
a trip abroad to  Kandersteg International Scout Center (KISC) in Switzerland
leaving 13th – 25th  July ( final dates to be announced once the participating
numbers are known ).  The trip will be open to 53rd Leaders, Explorers and
Scouts of ages 10 and above. The cost of the trip is estimated at €1600 per
person. Anyone wishing for any further information about 53rd  KISC Trips
please visit the 53rd Trip Abroad page.  There will be a presentation about our  
KISC trip on the 29th Feb at the Moutayiaka Scout hut at 5.35pm.
Jambowlree 2020.
53rd Scouts and Explorers will be taking part in this year’s unofficial Jambowlree  
World Scout ten pin bowling Competition. The competition will be held in May so
that gives us enough time to practice our Bowling skills.

On Mondays the 53rd has a bowling team that play against other teams in the
Famagusta Friends Bowling League.  Any parents wishing to join the 53rd team are
welcome. Games are played at the Galatica Bowling Centre from 7.00pm – 10.00
pm. Contact Skip for more info.
1) Newsletter 8th Feb