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Biscuit Wrappers for Rainbows

I am doing some fund raising for Rainbows Hospice, and I wondered if the Cubs and Beavers would all be able to help me with it please?
Biskitty Challenge is a biscuit wrapper recycling initiative with the aim of raising £1000 for Rainbows who support children and young people with life limiting conditions throughout the East Midlands. These are biscuit wrappers which would normally just go into the bin. I wanted to thank Rainbows for the care and support they have given my daughter Chloe and our family through some very difficult times. I am looking for groups who would be prepared to take part in our challenge.

This is how Biskitty Challenge works:

Collect the plastic biscuit wrappers of any sweet biscuits; any brand of biscuit count, even supermarket own brand. Examples are Custard Creams, Digestives, Bourbons, Hobnobs, and biscuit bars such as Penguins. Not savoury, cereal bar or cake, nothing with a silver lining, paper of foil. Outer wrapper and inner wrappers both count for chocolate biscuits bars like Penguins, and also wrappers from biscuits commonly given out with tea and coffee.

Once you have a box full, I can provide the group via email with a pre-paid postage label, and then they can be sent off for recycling to a company called TerraCycle who then make household items with the plastic. We can exchange 2.4g for 2p. One wrapper weighs approx 2.4g, so 100 wrappers is 240g and is worth £2 which is sent straight to Rainbows.

I can provide you with protional material if required. Is this something which your group would possibly be interested in supporting please?

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,

Alison Birkin






NRA/NSRA, BISLEY, Brookwood, WOKING, Surrey

17th – 19th October 2014

 Come to the National Shooting Centre for Scouting’s own weekend of Target Shooting


Shoot on Bisley’s world-famous ranges


Air Rifle shooting – and much more!

  •  Entry Includes these competitions:
    • Air Rifle at 6 yards, using highly accurate pre-charged air rifles
    • Air Pistol at 6 yards, using highly accurate pre-charged air pistols
    • Field target air rifle
    • Reactive target air rifle knockout


  • Also available (Rifles supplied)
    • The Summer Biathlon (Run and Shoot) 
    • Small-bore rifle at 25 yards
    • Full bore rifle at 300 yards


  • Competitions for those with their own air guns:
    • Standing Air Rifle at 10 metres (“Sporter” and “Open” classes)
    • Three-position (Prone, Standing & Kneeling) Air Rifle at 10 metres
    • Vintage Air Rifle
    • Own Rifle (“Spring-gun” type) at 6 yards
    • Own Pistol
    • Advanced Field Target


  • Camp activities will include Jamboree on the Air, Jamboree on the Internet.


 Entry Fee of £19.85 includes main event entry, camp fees and activities.

Entrants are responsible for their own catering.

Various snack bars will be available on the Camp.


contact Peter Waters 01256 763410 


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The County Office and Equipment Department will be opening at our new permanent premises  and we would announce the following dates and times :

The Office will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 17th April and will re -open at 09.00am on Monday 28th April

The Equipment Department  will close at 6.00pm on Thursday 17th April and will reopen at 1.00pm on Tuesday 29th April

Therefore please ensure that you purchase anything for St Georges Day Services before the 17th to avoid disappointment.

Our new address from the 18th  April

9 Oak Spinney Park

Ratby Lane

Leicester Forest East




County Scout Team

I am pleased to announce that over the last few months we have increased the County Scout section leadership team, Jon Borzacchiello, Helen and And Hickinbotham have all agreed to come on board to help lead and support the Scout section throughout the County.

We will be focusing on offering a number of County events throughout the year, holding regular County Scout forums, supporting District events, and getting out to visit as many troops throughout the county as possible.

Jon, Helen and Andy all offer a wealth of knowledge and experience and a very diverse scouting skill set, I am very pleased to welcome them on board and with their help I am sure that we will see the County scout section go from strength to strength !!

 Yours Jonny Kitching. A.C.C.(scouts)



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