September Newsletter

All parents/carers/members who are receiving emails via OSM will have received our September newsletter.
If you haven’t received it, please speak to your section leader so that we can investigate why it hasn’t been received.
For reference, it is also linked here: Newsletter

European Tree of the Year

This year’s UK Tree of the Year winner, the Gilwell Oak, is now competing to be named European Tree of the Year!

This marvellous oak tree is located in the heart of Gilwell Park in Essex, the home of the scouting movement conceived by Robert Baden-Powell. He adopted the towering oak as a neat analogy in 1929 for not only the growth of the scouting movement worldwide, which began with a small trial camp some 21 years earlier, but as a message to young Scouts that big things are possible from modest starts.

Make the Gilwell Oak European Tree of the Year and vote now! Vote Here

Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Support the Co-op supporting us

Did you know that you can help support the Scout Group when you shop at The Co-op?

Through the Local Community Fund, we have been selected to be one of the local good causes to be supported by OUR Co-op.

You need to do two things:
1) Sign up for a Co-op card – you may have this already
2) Select our Scout Group as the local cause that you wish to support

To sign-up go here: Click Here

Census information

All members of the group have been sent an email requesting information for our annual census. This information is used to get a statistical overview of all 500,000 members across the UK. Please complete the form, it takes 20 seconds!
All information is confidential and cannot be accessed at an identifiable level.
If you enter your information incorrectly or have lost your email, we can resend the invitation. Please contact membership@holmeschapelscoutgroup.co.uk if this is required.

Gift Aid

Our Scout Group heavily relies on the income generated from Gift Aid, the government scheme that gives us 25 pence for every pound donated to us, which includes the membership fees you pay.

Parents will be receiving an email to allow you to make the Gift Aid declaration so that we can claim this income without it costing you a penny. You will get one email per child, please complete the form, it only takes a matter of seconds. If nothing has changed, please just update the data so that it is current.

New Term – Subs are due

With the start of a new term means that our termly subs are now due.
The Subs remain unchanged at £35 per child.
Please bring cheques payable to ‘Holmes Chapel Scout Group’ and hand in to your section leader as soon as possible. Please include your child’s name on the back so that we can make sure we attribute the Subs appropriately. We can accept cash, please ensure the money is in a named envelope.
Direct Debits are being trialled this term with the Scouts section and hopefully will be rolled out to all sections for the Summer term.