53rd News
53rd St Barnabas Scout Group  Cyprus
Latest News:
The Calendar page has been
updated for the next two months.
The latest minutes of the Parents
meeting can be found on the Parents
On Sunday 27th October the 53rd
Parents Committee will have drinks
and snacks for Parents at the
Moutayiaka Scout hut starting at
6.30pm. while they wait for the
Lantern March to finish.
On Saturday 26th Oct there will be a
Parents Meeting at the Yermasoyia
Scout hut. The meeting is open to all
Parents of 53rd members. This
meeting will be from 5.45pm -
Last updated on  17.11.2019
60th Celebration Sunset Cruise
The next Cub Meeting will be at the Moutayiaka
scout hut. The Explorers and Scouts will have
their meeting at the Yermasoyia Scout on the
23rd November 2019 at the normal times 3.00
pm to 5.30pm.

The Yoga classes start every Tuesday at the
Moutayiaka Scout hut from 6pm to 7pm for
Parents and friends of the 53rd. The cost is
€5euros every session and the class will run for
two months. Everyone is welcome.
Above: The 53rd on Summer Camp, Dhekelia 2019.
Photo of the Week:
53rd Leaders at the 23rd CSA
Wood Badge Reunion on
Saturday 16th Nov.
Picture of  November.
53rd Cubs having fun at the
Riverland Bio Farm on the 9th Nov.
24th WSJ USA 2019
53rd Scouting Trips Abroad
KISC 2019 District Trip
K1.5 Assault Hike 13th October.
This year over 70 Explorers and Scouts successfully completed the
K1.5  hike. The 53rd would like to Thank all who sponsored our
members raising much needed funds. The K1.5 assault hike is a
14kms hike starting from Saittas and finishing at Troodos square.
The hike is a great introduction for new scouts, great practice for older
scouts and Explorers, preparing them for further hikes to come in the
Troodos mountains. This is a sponsored hike in order to raise funds
for the running of the group.  It is one of our major fund raisers.
1) Newsletter 16th Nov
2) Letter to Parents
The 53rd Christmas Dinner Dance.
On Saturday 7th  December we will have our next main fund raiser the Annual Christmas Dinner Dance for
Parents which will be held at CETI Locale at 8.00pm. The cost of the tickets will be €35 per person. This price
includes buffet dinner, free local drinks, music and entertainment.  This event is open to all Parents, their
friends and families. Tickets can be bought from the Groups Chairman and Parent Committee Members.
53rd Lantern March 27th Oct
On Sunday 27th October the Cubs, Scouts and Explorers took part in the
Lantern March in celebration of the 28th Octobers OXI Day. The March started in
the  Yermasoyia Village at 6.30pm, escorted by the Yermasoyia Municipal
police, and finished at 7.30pm at the Scout hut in Moutayiaka. Our Marching
band, who has been preparing of this event the last two months, played all the
way. A big Thank you to all our members who took part.
1) Newsletter 9th Nov
2) Christmas Sweets order  from
the 280th Scout Group.
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 2030.