Beckworth Bob-A-Job Bingo Week

Dear all, just a gentle reminder that this half-term holiday it’s Bob-A-Job week, so please, no hiding when the cubs, scouts, brownies and guides come knocking. This week, in addition to the usual door to door protection rackets, extortion and black mail, the children will be trying to raise vast amounts of money playing a game of their own invention, bob-a-job “doorstep” bingo. I am unclear of the rules but am told it should be lots of fun. I must also stress that due to the childrens’ ages this falls outside of the gaming laws so please treat it as a bit of fun (i.e. there’s no come back back if you don’t get full house). So please give generously, as the children want to build a soft- play area (to be named in honour of their leader Lord Bob Geldof) with the proceeds.

Thanks Tony Grimsby, Group Scout Leader


(Above) Head of the Worlds’ Scouting Movement, Bob-A-Job Geldof, looking forward to having a ball-pool named after him

D-Day Re-Enactment This Friday

Dear all, just a reminder that this Friday the scouts and guides will be re-enacting, in real time, the D-Day landings. It’s seventy years to the day of this historical occasion and in remembrance regional scout leader Sir Bob-bob-bob-dib-dib-dib Geldof has trained his “troops” to perfectly act out the Allie’s beach landing on the school playing fields (weather permitting). It’s only taken 6 months rehearsing, but the boys and girls are now word perfect. The Beckworth & Crewbury Historical Re-enactors will be enthusiastically playing the Germans and it promises to be a moving day out for all the family.

See you “on the beaches.” Thanks Tony Grimsby, Group Scout Leader


(Above) The Patron Saint of Scouting, Sir Bob- D-Day Geldof

Scouts On Parade

Dear all, just to say that this Sunday the scouts and guides will be marching to and from the church in memory of local celeb and scout founder Enoch “Baden” Powell. It’s two hundred years since Mr Powell started the scout movement in his garden shed and in celebration we are honoured to have head of the scouts Bob Gedof leading the parade.

See you Sunday. Thanks Tony Grimsby, Group Scout Leader


(Above) The Patron Saint of Scouting, Sir Bob-A-Job Geldof

Lost Woggle


Thank you to all who have been utilising the skills of our scouts and guides this bob-a-job week, but i must remind you there is a thin line between gainful employment and exploitation. Also, please keep an eye out for a lost woggle. If found please return the scout hut or pop through my letter box. Yours Tony Grimsby, Group Scout Leader

Don’t Forget Bob-A-Job

Dear all, please remember next week is Bob-A-Job week, and the cubs, scouts, brownies and guides will be calling door to door seeking gainful employment for money. I must stress that payment is required for all works carried out. We want to avoid last years fiasco whereby the whole of The Beckworth Brown Otter troupe was misappropriated for 10 days at a local sweatshop, and only found thanks to the bravery of the fire brigade. We are still awaiting payment for the troupe’s time and work completed pre-blaze. Still, wanting to find a silver lining amongst the debacle, all 33 boys did get their sewing and fire safety badges.

Thanks Tony Grimsby, Group Scout Leader

Burnt Down factory

(Above) The scouts good work goes up in smoke