What a great job from the parents and senior Youth last weekend at the All Blacks vs Wallabies game doing one of our precious stadium fundraiser. Looks like there’s another $800 coming our way after a very hectic evening.
I understand we ran out of several lines of drinks – but there were still a few of those plastic hotdogs left…. 🙁
After some sterling work by our Committee grants specialist (thanks Erina) we are the fortunate recipients of:
- $5,000 from Infinity Foundation for our basement projects
- $4,000 from Four Winds for our basement and kitchen projects.
This takes us to $39,000 out of our target $80,000 to do our total hall rejuvenation wish list. Awesome.
An update on the basement project will be up shortly (it’s been cleared and tidied and is now ready for work to begin).
It was a bit of a surprise to turn up at the Hall today for a meeting on the next phase of the rejuvenation project to find the old boys toilet block between us and the community centre being demolished. Some pics below for posterity.
Chris is following up with the contractors to see if there is an opportunity to create a little flat space for us. The land is Council-owned, so any discussions on use would have to be held with them.
Group Leader, Gavin, once again took great pleasure in investing another superleader into the super team at Brooklyn.
Welcome David Thornburrow to the Brooklyn Scout group
It was a couple of years ago when Scouts NZ introduced the new uniform. We’ve taken a gradual encouragement to make the shift – after all they’re pricey and there’s all those badges to sew on!
Looking around tonight, its clear that growing youth and turnover has had its impact and we’re almost entirely in the new uniforms. (Of course, wearing the older green shirts is still absolutely acceptable.)