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    Are you planning a District Sunrise event?

    Just thought I'd see what hints and tips us planners could share

    I made the mistake last year of asking what was being planned, and found myself with the task!

    Here's what we've come up with so far:

    What Scouting means to me

    In the run up to our celebrations we're launching a great competition - open to all youngsters and adults curently involved in Scouting in Cromwell District. The result will be a lasting memento for generations to come. Tiles are being decorated, prizes on offer, by all members from Beaver age to adults. The results are then being put up in our District Scout HQ as a permanent fixture


    Tuesday 31st July 2007

    Open to Scouts, Explorers and for them to bring along all their friends - We're lucky to have secured the services of Starlite Roadshow to run a gig at the Burgess Hall in St Ives, with 5 local bands with a mixture of musical tastes. The event will be from 7.30pm to 11.00pm.

    There will be the option to camp overnight or to just attend the gig. For just £10 youngsters can enjoy an evening meal, the gig, camp supper and breakfast. For those who just want to enjoy the gig tickets are a bargain £5, which includes a free drink.

    Wednesday 1st August 2007

    We are planning one of the biggest parties Cromwell has ever seen. The event is aimed at all current and former Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and other Scouting adults to come along with their whole family and enjoy. Local dignatories will also be invited to join in on this amazing day in Scouting history, as will local media.

    At 8.00am the formal start to the celebrations will be a Promise Ceremony in St Ives town centre. Then everyone will head back to Copley for breakfast before the remaining fun and adventure begins at 9.00am (covering Copley, Holt Island and Nobles Field), with a formal closing ceremony at 12.30pm.

    The vast majority of the fun is all for free, although families will be able to make a donation should they wish to do so. Just to give you an idea of what will be available here's just a few - Sedan Chair races, Raptor Foundation, St Ives Majorettes, Teddy Bear Zip Wire, Edible Knots,Crockery Smashing, Slippery Pole, 3 Bouncy Castles, Ice-cream Van, RSPB, Sock Trail, Face Painting and much, much more.

    Portable Promise Pack

    So that no-one misses out we have also put together a Portable Promise Pack, so no matter where a youngster or adult may be on the day they'll still be able to take part. There are even prizes on offer in certain categories for those who do.

    So folks - any suggestions of things to add / be aware of? What are you all planning?
    Louise

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    Portable promise pack :- good idea

    we have 300 Cubs Sleeping in York Minster

    about 100 Beavers Sleeping at the York Minster Song School

    Scouts leaders have been asked to do there own thing??????

    so i am off on a summer camp in the lake district!!!!

    it has been said that they want the Cubs Beavers Scouts to link hands around York Minster

    i do believe that our DC has some idea up his Sleeve and knowing him it will be something good

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    [QUOTE=John Simpson;39500]Portable promise pack :- good idea

    Well if anyone wants to "borrow" ours you're welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Just thought I'd see what hints and tips us planners could share



    Wednesday 1st August 2007

    We are planning one of the biggest parties Cromwell has ever seen. The event is aimed at all current and former Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and other Scouting adults to come along with their whole family and enjoy. Local dignatories will also be invited to join in on this amazing day in Scouting history, as will local media.

    At 8.00am the formal start to the celebrations will be a Promise Ceremony in St Ives town centre. Then everyone will head back to Copley for breakfast before the remaining fun and adventure begins at 9.00am (covering Copley, Holt Island and Nobles Field), with a formal closing ceremony at 12.30pm.

    The vast majority of the fun is all for free, although families will be able to make a donation should they wish to do so. Just to give you an idea of what will be available here's just a few - Sedan Chair races, Raptor Foundation, St Ives Majorettes, Teddy Bear Zip Wire, Edible Knots,Crockery Smashing, Slippery Pole, 3 Bouncy Castles, Ice-cream Van, RSPB, Sock Trail, Face Painting and much, much more.
    I thought you might like to see our poster (and we have a double sided DL flyer with details but too big a file to load here) - loud and lary just like me. The idea behind the sunrise picture is based on shouting to the world about scouting, having a party and of course sunrise as we start the dawn of a new century.
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    Sunrise here in Scotland will be very early, even on 1st August. We are taking the Explorers up one of the Ochills late on 31 July, and carrying a teepee tent (or more if we have the numbers), sleeping until just before sunrise, seeing the real sunrise, then going to our ES HQ for a fry up and change into formal uniform to join the rest of the Area on the Esplanade of Stirling Castle for 8.00am.

    Should be magic!

    Nick ESL Aquila ESU Stirling and Trossachs District

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    Our district is planning something, we also thought about trying to get the church to do a special service on the nearest sunday about scouts and 100 years and sunrise blah blah and getting our kids to church parade but not sure how to sell this to the father

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    Well I'm organising Sunrise for Beauvale District here in Notts. We are having a community outreach day at IKEA Nottingham! Fun starts at 8am with the formal ceremony, followed by breakfast in store and then a day of activities for IKEA customers. We have decided to focus the day on celebrating our successes and adult recruitment, two areas that are in dire need of attention!

    Climbing tower on the carpark, scavenger hunts around the store, prize draw to help raise funds for activities after August. Massive thanks to the management at IKEA for supporting us so well!

    Quite handy the next WSJ is in Sweden!

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    Our district is planning a mass renewal in the centre of the town followed by some activities throughout the day.

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    We are also having a ceremony in the town centre, but the Leaders will be down at Phasels' Wood as we are having our summer camp with the Scouts that week. Looks like they have a packed day of activities set up for the scouts, so should be good.

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    Maybe the Scouts in West Lothain may be able to see you from a distance they are going to be on top of Cockleroy hill , near beecriags its the highest point in West lothian from and can see from the mountains in the west to the hills in in east. all the way to the mouth of the forth on a good day.and maybe get a link up from the WSJ site. See www.WestlothianScouts.org.
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    Stratford start the night before with a night hike for the Explorers and network etc.. stoping at the activity site for the next day. get up at 5.30 to see the sun rise!

    scouts and cubs, sleepover at other scout hut, walk to activity site for 8am.

    all renew promiss at 8am, breakfast then on to activities on and off the water.

    the Newbold leader team are going to 'roll' in to the new century Sea Scout style with an Eskimo roll as close to 8am as we can get!

    oh and also celebrate my 24th!!!

    Jess.x
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    Splash! build team 2007!!!!

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    We still haven't had any details about what our District is doing so I don't expect there to be much of a turnout.
    To get more kids we need more adults - are we getting the message yet?

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    Our district is doing something but we're going to our county one at Great Tower and making a camp of it: http://www.greattower.org.uk/sunrise/index.htm
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    we are all meeting on a green in the town with a marquee for each group / unit in the district! we will all get bacon sarnies and tea/coffee and also invite members of the public to join us

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    We are having a group camp. We are all arriving on the Tuesday night,renewing our promises together on Wednesday morning, the Beavers are going home that evening and the rest of us go home on the Thursday. The district is doing a promise renewal in town, but as there will be 78 of us at Drumhill and as we are one of the biggest groups at the moment don't I really think there will be a great turn out... ( does that sound bitchy?)

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