Latest News & Next Meeting

MEET TIME CHANGE…. as from 25th Feb meetings at the Grove will start at 7.45pm and finish at 9.15pm! ALSO… DON’T FORGET to bring a suitable clean tin can on which to cook your teeny weeny minuscule pancake.

UNIFORM.. There have been an increasing number of occurrences where young people turn up to meeting in either branded or ordinary clothes. THIS IS NOT PERMITTED. Uniform or ‘i-scout’ clothing is required at most meetings. There are a few occasions where we specifically request that uniform should not be worn, and it is on those occasions, and ONLY those occasions, that we permit plain clothing for those who do not have an ‘i-scout’ outfit. Please make sure you dress correctly at meetings!

Tuck Shop... the tuck shop is returning… bring some cash if you wish to buy… sweets and cans. Unfortunately we can’t let you buy unless you have the money, as this causes considerable extra work!

IMPORTANT…. PLEASE READ! Tenzing must now pay £250 each year to the Grove Church for the use of the premises. This is in addition to capitation (insurance and scout membership) and termly subs (has to purchase all our weekly activity resources) The Morrisons bag pack in Dec raised just over £50 towards the premises cost. The bi-annual gang show and grand raffle take place this term. We are collecting raffle prizes to be made into luxury hampers. Please donate luxury items, for such hampers as ‘female and male pamper hampers’, ‘chocoholics hamper’, ‘international food’ themed hampers etc. We need this to be a big success and his will only be possible with generous donations. (No alcohol) Please send donations by 11th March. Each young person will be sent home with two raffle ticket books to sell to friends and family. Raffle tickets are £1.00 each or £5.00 for a book. If each young person sells all their raffle tickets that would fund our premises for one year! Raffle ticket stubs need to be returned by Wed 18th March. If you think you can sell more than your two books please DO ask for more. We really do need this to be a massive success.

Requests for pre-loved Explorer uniforms are high at present. Can you help by donating uniforms you no longer need? When you leave Tenzing, please consider donating your old uniform!

Want to do some fund raising? (2020 Sponsored Walk letter)

NEXT MEETING

Wed 19th Feb. NO MEETING – HALF TERM

Tue 25th Feb. Grove Scouting Leader Meeting and Social. Meet at the Grove at 7.15pm. Make sure you let Simon/Louise, the new GSL team, know if you intend to take part.

Wed 26th Feb. 7.45-9.15pm. The Grove. Uniform or ‘i-scout’. Mini Pancakes… a day late!!! NEVER MIND… they’ll still taste good. (led by Jiv) Tiny weeny minuscule mini pancakes…. made on the top of a tin can using a tea light! AND do they bug you? You will need to bring a suitable tin can on which to cook. Watch here to see what we will be doing so you bring the right things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWmJswLCRfY  Instructions here… for leaders and young people! https://www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/programme.php?action=view&id=18256  LAST NIGHT TO BOOK AND PAY FOR HAG DYKE…. see below for more information and the health forms you need to return with your balance. You can send donations for the hamper raffle tonight. Investing LW, MP & SE tonight… you need to be in uniform to be invested.

CAMPS…

Fri 27th – Sun 29th March. District Hag Dyke Hostel, near Kettlewell. Indoor heated accommodation in bunk beds, all meals from Fri supper to Sun lunch included, a range of outdoor and indoor activities…(exact programme dependent on weather!) You will need to arrange your own transport (please get together and car share) to and from Kettlewell. This invite is being put out to all the Explorers in the District… 36 is the max number the hostel can accommodate. A £10 deposit is needed asap to secure your bunk… with the balance paid before the end of Feb 2020.  More information here. (Hag Dyke) Places booked for DN, LH. SM …. Here is further information about the camp (Hag Dyke MORE INFO) the kit list (Hag Dyke KIT LIST) and the health form (Hag Dyke HEALTH FORM) you need to complete and return with the balance by the end of Feb.

OPAL 2020 …. final payment of £75 due by the end of  March 2020.  Please see ‘Commitment Agreement’ and contact Helen if you have any questions. Passports.... need to have a minimum of 6 months to run after our date of arrival back in the UK next summer. A colour photocopy of your passport was required in Jan clearly showing the date it is valid until. If you will be 18 years old before OPAL 2020 departure you will need a DBS. If you are a Young Leader and intend to continue in your role Keith Whitham at 9th (7th will have someone too) will be able to help you with this. You will need to submit a DBS to Helen asap… to be able to travel. No DBS… no trip for over 18years… and there is no way round this.

REMINDERS…

Programme survey….. Most popular were the food/creative/Horsforth ‘out & about’ nights. We have booked Bramhope Campsite during the summer term to use the giant ball and the go-karts. We have booked Simon Hewitt to lead air riffle shooting at Hunters Greave in the summer term. Axe throwing is booked with Simon Taylor. At present the night canoeing will have to wait! But we do hope to have sourced some rabbits for skinning!

COMING SOON….

Sun 19th April. District St Georges Day Celebration AT BRAMHOPE CAMPSITE… NO CHURCH PARADE. This new format is intended to be more enjoyable, even exciting!!!!! If you didn’t attend Remembrance Parade you are expected to be at the St Georges celebration. Further details asap!

A REMINDER….. WHAT WE EXPECT IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF TENZING…..We provide a superb and extensive range of challenging activities during the year on Wednesday nights, plus some additional weekend activities and camps. Leaders work extremely hard on your behalf… and give their time as volunteers. In return we ask that you ALWAYS treat property, premises, leaders and each other with respect.