At the District Cub carol service the Cubs collected £150 for School in a Bag and Felpham Monday Cubs added £60 from a recent Bring and Buy sale. The Rotary Club matched the money raised and last monday £500 was presented to Luke Simon of the School in a Bag charity. School in a Bag was created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each bag contains pens, pencils, paper etc. The bags cost £15 each and so far 34,500 bags have been sent all over the world. Shortly Cubs will be packing the bags and as each bag is numbered will be able to track the bags and hopefully make contact with the children who receive them. For more information www.schoolinabag.org
On a cold dark January evening there were three shining lights of success.
Adam Shea, Liam Vass and Jacob Blunt all achieved the Chief Scout's Gold Award.
To complete this award they had to complete a number of challenges ranging from helping the local community to participating in adventurous activities and of course camping!
They have been helped in completing this from their supporting cast of fellow Scouts at 11th Bognor Regis Rocks Troop and of course the adults that give up their time to Scouting. Their leader, Chris Summerfield, has said that evenings like this are the reason why we do what we do. Everyone is very proud of the guys and they are proving to be a brilliant example and benchmark for the other Scouts in the troop.
Ally McCaffrey, the District Commissioner of Bognor Regis and District Scouts, who presented the awards said, I am very honoured to present these awards - by this achievement, these three Scouts have demonstrated the hard work, commitment and most importantly, the fun and enjoyment that Scouting offers to young people!
Their success has been recognised by The Bognor Regis Observer who have run an article congratulating them. They are pictured with their celebration cake, which was delicious!
All in all well done guys!