Post by Hugo the Elder on Mar 7, 2019 11:01:23 GMT
Most of you know me from this place, but what most won't know is that I am also a Cub Scout leader working with kids 8-10yrs old.
It's something that I'm very passionate about and it's both challenging and rewarding and provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to enjoy adventure, danger, fun and a greater awareness of their local communities.
I hope no one minds but I would like to share a link to my Just Giving page.
Post by Hugo the Elder on Mar 7, 2019 13:42:56 GMT
I am grateful for every penny we can raise, even if it's just the cost of buying a pint but I would by no means want anyone to feel obligated in any way!!
There are a lot of needy people in the world and I understand how difficult it is to make ends meet at home!
If you can't give, maybe just share the link if you think it's something worthwhile.
A bit of background, I've been volunteering with my local scout group for nearly 5 years now. First as a parent helper with Beavers then as an Assistant Cub Leader before taking over as Group Cub Leader last Autumn.
Since taking over I have been involved in getting our cub pack more interested in community work and they have attended the Memorial Service, they have made a collection for and been visited by our local food bank and they also dug a local community sensory garden for our local community center.
They were actually nominated for a BANES community volunteer young team of the year award for this.
I will also be getting them involved in our local litter picking events now that the weather and light has improved.
Scouting is a brilliant place for kids to get off their Xboxes and actively do something more positive.
I live abroad in Bratislava, Slovakia. Last year we unfortunately lost our friend as he was protecting on of our friends on a night out from a guy hitting on her. He was beaten & killed. Henry was from the Philippines & his poor family didn't come from much money.
I made a GoFundMe page to raise money for Henry's family. In the end I had to stop the page because it got too popular (press & tax concerns) and direct people to another charity's page. In total my campaign made £14,000 and altogether we raised about £25,000 - enough for his family to buy a house in the centre of Manila.
From that moment on, I've really appreciated the work some people do for others & just how important these pages are to people, families & communities.
Have you tried contacting Michael Eavis? After every Glastonbury festival there are hundreds (several hundreds actually!) of perfectly good tents left behind which our local cubs/scouts get to have for free. This years festival isn't far off so it may be worth a shout.