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. Last year we sent £1000 to UNICEF. The year before funds went to Shelter Box (£1200) and prior to that we sent £1600 to Scouting in Malawi. Scouts (all Sections) who contribute wear a special (limited to the 28th only) Badge on their Uniform during 2013.
The Scout Promise:
On my Honour I Promise
Do to my Best to
Do my duty to God and the Queen
to Help other People
And to keep the Scout Law
This year the Group Leader Team have chosen a charity closer to home and we will support the Troon Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Few among us need to be told what the dedicated and mainly volunteer crew of the Lifeboats and in particular the “Jim Moffat” do to “help other people”. They deserve our support.
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 2013.
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 RNLI.
Group Scout Leader