It has been our practice for the last few years at this time to collect some money to gift to a charity of our choice. This year the Group Leader Team have chosen Galloway Mountain Rescue.
Galloway Mountain Rescue provides a 24/7 search and rescue service from their base in Newton Stewart. They are a team of unpaid volunteers from across the South of Scotland who are on call to assist injured or lost walkers, climbers and other visitors to the western communities of Dumfries and Galloway – an area we have many of our activities in.
So – what can we do?
Your child will by now have received a tube of Smarties. The first task is the easy one – eat the Smarties!! Then with the help of friends/neighbours/relatives/work colleagues etc. fill the tube with 20p pieces.
Please be sure to return the tube – hopefully filled to the brim! – not later than the week ending 19th December to your child’s Section Leader. Please sellotape the tube at each end and also make sure your child’s name is clearly shown.
Early next year those who support the project will receive a specially commissioned badge to wear on their Uniforms throughout 2015.
I hope you will feel able to support this very worthwhile project. With over 200 members we should be able to send a significant gift to the Galloway Mountain Rescue.
Group Scout Leader