The Parish of the Nativity of the Lord

17th Reigate Scout Group

https://17threigate.org

St Joseph’s Reigate 17th Scouts like all of us have had a challenging few months but have worked well to continue both ‘actually’ when allowed, and ‘virtually’, always in an engaging and fun way for our youngsters. Covid has impacted on numbers and revenue but a key feature moving into 2021 is, unsurprisingly, resilience. At times of adversity the young people and adults keep smiling, find new ways of doing things and continue to enjoy Scouting! They are always looking for more help and it is extremely rewarding. For more details see: www.17threigate.org or email: 17th.groupscoutleader@gmail.com


THE 17TH REIGATE SCOUT GROUP has been around for 100 years and during that time the group has gone from strength to strength. There have been times when the group was at the point of closure through lack of leaders but somehow it has continued. Perhaps it is by the grace of God that the 17th survives.

The Scout Group began in 1915, having being approved its formation at the District Scout Council on March 5 1915. Father C M Westlake, the then Parish Priest of St Joseph’s became the first scoutmaster with Cubs meeting on Wednesdays between 6 and 8.15pm and Scouts on Thursday between 7.30 and 9.30pm. They met in the large room of the hall on the south side of the old St Joseph’s Church in Brighton Road. Subscriptions at that time were 1p a week for Cubs and 2p a week for Scouts.

Over the years Scouts have come and gone, Cubs grown up and Beavers introduced. There have been many leaders, helpers and friends associated with the Group who have helped bring Scouting to all the young people. Today we have four Sections made up of Beavers (6-8 years old), Cubs (8-10 years old), Scouts (10 – 14 years old) and Explorers (14 – 18 years old). There are over 120 boys and girls in these four sections. Cubs meet on Tuesdays and the other three sections on Fridays during school term time at the Scout Centre at St Joseph’s. Please follow the link to the 17th Reigate Scout website for more details and contact information.

‘Squirrels’ a new section is starting, aimed at introducing 4-5 year olds to the scouting adventure. They will meet on Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm. If you would like your child to join or could offer to help send an email: 17th.groupscoutleader@gmail.com


HELP NEEDED
Since our Centenary celebrations and opening of our new Scout Centre in 2015, the Group has continued to grow in strength. We have opened a second Beaver Colony, a second Cub Pack and are now planning for our second Scout Troop. Our numbers based upon the latest census have 161 young people enjoying Scouting making us the second largest group in Reigate District. We are introducing new activities such as fencing, archery and kayaking to continue to provide opportunities. Our success is down to the fantastic leadership team but we need more help to make the Group even more successful. We need more assistance across all the sections and this could be as little or as much time as can be provided. It needn’t be with the weekly meetings as we also require support in the background whether that be on the Group committee or just helping with activities. No prior Scouting knowledge or experience is needed. If you can help or would like more information please feel free to talk to any leader, or contact Tony, GSL email tonyj477@sky.com or phone 07872 617940.

Get in touch

Parish Office
122 Ladbroke Road
Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LF
01737 761017

Email: Click Here

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm

Thought for the week

Jesus’ command to the disciples …… provides the Church with her mission – the mission that the Lord calls us to continue today and, indeed, throughout history. Make disciples of all the nations. Baptise. Teach.

 
Bishop Richard Moth

17th Reigate Scout Group

 

MISSION
To continuously support the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord, and actively foster Filipino fellowship and understanding among its members and other nationalities. This is to promote unity and cohesiveness in any church activities, using the parish facilities.

VISIONS
We believe in pakikipagkapwa and diversity, where people from different cultures treat each other with respect; and where individuals can realize their full human potential regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, colour, gender and sexual orientation.
We stand for paninindigan, where social, cultural, political and economic rights are respected; where relationships are based on equality; and where people actively work for a just society.
We believe in bayanihan, where people know their neighbours and work collectively in building strong communities.

GOALS
To align our group’s activities according to the Parish’s own objectives in strengthening and finding ways by which we call to live out the teachings of Christ in our daily life at home and at work.
Invite a greater number of Parishioners to be actively involved in our Parish life, sharing our faith with the children through our Parish schools and Day-Care Nurseries.
To foster a deeper understanding of the Filipino diaspora, history, cultural roots and identity by helping out the bereaved, assist immigrants and low income Filipinos to access services and resources and to know their rights.
To encourage Filipino Youth involvement, both in parish and community activities.

Contacts:

Dennis Nelson Ong (Chair) : 07894 346500 Email: dnong09@yahoo.co.uk
Catalina Segers (vice chair) :01737 773960 Email: csegers@ntlworld.com
Alma Trozado (Secretary) : 07879 633140 Email: alma.trozado@yahoo.co.uk

Group Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/354138418017728/

Get in touch

Parish Office
122 Ladbroke Road
Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LF
01737 761017

Email: Click Here

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 3.30pm

Thought for the week

Jesus’ command to the disciples …… provides the Church with her mission – the mission that the Lord calls us to continue today and, indeed, throughout history. Make disciples of all the nations. Baptise. Teach.

 
Bishop Richard Moth