Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Day 13: Scout post

First up, I just want to say: Hathi, who runs The Boy's Cub pack, is AMAZING! She puts so much time and energy into fun activities for the lads, helping them to earn badges (which I then have to sew on, ho hum....) and generally making sure they really enjoy their weekly meetings. I want to say a big thank you to her for that :-)

Each year, we're asked to sell Scout stamps, which enable local people to send Christmas cards cheaply to other local people. Nearly all the money raised goes to charity, and people save on the cost of using Royal Mail - bonus! Then we're asked to give up a bit of time one weekend to deliver cards to a few streets near us. We did our stint on Sunday. It was pretty cold, but last year it rained, so it was definitely an improvement on that!



I used a pretty envelope I'd been hoarding as the base for this page, and just layered some offcuts of paper and card, an Elle's Studio number, and some lovely felt scalloped ribbon from Shimelle's kit. I also added one of the actual stamps! The pic is of The Boy delivering to one of the houses - I tried to pick one that had been decorated but there weren't many, sadly, and you can hardly see the wreath on this one - oh well....

I plan to put a little map showing our delivery area, plus a few details of the scheme, inside the envelope. When I have more time. But that's another page pretty much done - I'm currently up to date, even though I'm posting these late! Let's see how long that lasts, huh?!

12 comments:

Amy said...

Gosh Mel, you think of such great ways to present your pages - always using interesting materials and adding such dimension and character ... I love seeing what you come up with each day!

We are the exact opposite in terms of weather - again :-)

MagicLady said...

What a FANTASTIC idea - might have to pinch that one for our cubs next year LOL.

Gorgeous layout too :)

JO SOWERBY said...

that's such a g8 idea and puts the cubs at the centre of the community. i love the use of the envelope and also that pic is cute
jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

What a great page....and a great idea....all scout groups should pinch it.
And finally we have sun...freezing cold,yes....but sun!

Sian said...

Absolutely beautiful page..I love what you've done with the envelope. Sounds like a wonderful scheme the scouts have going

JO SOWERBY said...

thanx for ur lovely comment mel. my nan and grandad lived at viney hill not far from lydney and i even went to school for a few moths in yorkley. i loved the forest and the vicarage they lived in. the area is still so unspoilt.
jo xxx

Clair said...

This is going to be such a good album. Can't wait to see how it looks when it's all put together :)

Deb said...

What a great way to document this activity. I love that you used one of the stamps on your page, and that the base is an envelope. Very clever!

It's fun to read posts like this. No such activity would be done in the US -- well, at least not in the city that I live in (near Phoenix, Arizona).

Maria Ontiveros said...

Interesting post. I agree - very different than here in the U.S.
What a cool and interesting idea - we might actually be able to do something like that in our little town.
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love how you did this page! it looks so neat! Our scout troop is doing a Cookies for Santa drive, which collects kid favorite food for the local food pantry instead of the usual canned goods.

Miss Natz said...

Lovely page Mel.

We have that Scout mail in Lewes too. I cannot imagine my Guides doing it though!!

Liberty :) said...

I love this! I'm glad you didn't do a "Quote Kate" on this page!! I love that it was an envelope once upon a time. I have lost my real scrap mojo :( I still have my digital one! Think I'll spend a little while together finishing some pages etc. might make me feel better!!