Explorer Newsletter 20th Nov 2021



Dear Parent

1. On Saturday 27th November the Explorers will be helping at the St Barnabas Church Christmas Fete. Those Explorers taking part must be at the Church at 8.00am in full Uniform where they will be volunteering to help the St Barnabas committee set up and remove stalls for the Church Fete and help with refreshments for the stall holders throughout the fete. A snack will be provided by the Church committee during the fete. All Explorers attending must present a negative rapid test result taken not more than 24 hours before the meeting or a valid Safe pass.


At 1.30pm the Explorers taking part in the afternoon meeting will leave the St Barnabas Church by cars driven by Leaders and go to the 285th Scout hut in Nea Ekali, the location of the Explorer Meeting. It is important that Explorers let us know, via Explorer messenger Chat, who needs transportation so we know numbers.


2. The Explorer Meeting on the 27th November will be held at the 285th Scout Group in Nea Ekali at 2pm to 5pm. Location will be posted on the Explorer and Parents Messenger Chat. All Explorers attending must present a negative rapid test result taken not more than 24 hours before the meeting or a valid Safe pass.


3. Regarding the 53rd Christmas Dinner Dance:

- Please can all ticket books be returned (sold or unsold) by Saturday 4th Dec so sold ticket slips can be entered into the draw. Should anyone like more lottery ticket books they will be available during the next meeting.

- Tickets for the Christmas Dinner Dance can be bought from Leaders during the Meetings. The last day to get tickets will be Wednesday 1st Dec.


4. Due to the change in weather Explorers can wear the winter top which is the 53rd Grey Fleece. Anyone wishing to order the 53rd Grey Fleece please let Skip know before 4th December. The cost is €25 and must be paid before the 4th December. The Scout shop does NOT have the 53rd Fleece in stock.


5. On Saturday 11th Dec the Explorers will have the chance to take part in a 6 hour First Aid Course in English (First Aid at Work). The course will start at 8.00am and finish at 2.00pm at the Moutayiaka Scout Hut. The course will cost €20 to be paid a.s.a.p. This is an Adult course with a written test and a certificate from the UK.


Yours in Scouting
Richard Vlamis
53rd Group Scout Leader.