Scout newsletter 20th Nov 2021

Dear Parents,

1. The next Scout Meeting will be on the 27th Nov at the Yermasoyia Scout hut from 3pm to 5.30pm. All Scouts attending must present a negative rapid test result taken not more than 24 hours before the meeting or a valid Safe pass. The gate for the Yermasoyia Scout hut will be closed on Saturdays, access to the Scout hut can only be by foot. If arriving and the gate is open, please don’t drive down.

2. 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.

3. Due to the change in weather Scouts 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.

4. Patrols have been given a film project that must be completed by 4th Dec. Patrol Leaders will arrange meetings with their Patrols outside meeting times to complete the task. A 53rd Leader will be present at these meetings. It is the Patrol Leaders reasonability that all their Patrol and 53rd Leaders are informed.

5. This year’s sponsored Walkdown on Saturday 12th March and is open to Parents, Friends of the 53rd, Leaders and Explorers over 16. Those wishing to take part must let us know in the next two weeks so that Sponsor Forms can be handed out. There will be training Hikes, the first will be on the 12th December.

The Walkdown Hike will start at Troodos Square on the Saturday 12th March. We will leave the Scout Hut at 5.00 am by Car and head for the Square where we will start at 6.00am. The total distance of the hike will be 42Km and will finish at Germasoyia Dam around 5.00 pm. Those interested please contact Skip.

Yours in Scouting

Richard Vlamis

53rd Group Scout Leader