1st Wargrave Scout Group

Scouts Village Christmas Post 2016


Once again 1st Wargrave Scouts are providing a community service to the village, and raising funds for the Troop, by delivering local Christmas cards. We rely on the participation of as many Scouts as possible to deliver the cards. It is an opportunity for the Scouts to contribute to their community, appreciated especially by the older folk.

Collection boxes will be at:

  • The Library, Church Street
  • Victoria News, Victoria Road
  • The Chemist, Victoria Road

Cards will be collected from Saturday 3rd December to Thursday 22 December.

Costs are 20p per card, reduced to 15p per card for Senior Citizens. (Royal Mail charge 64p for First Class and 55p for Second Class post).

All Scouts are invited to come to the HQ on the allotted “sorting days” to help stamp and sort the village post.  The Scouts will sort the cards at the hut on

  • Friday 9th December at 4.30pm
  • Friday 16th December at 4.30pm
  • Friday 23rd December at 10am

Each sort will last about three-quarters of an hour (probably less for the first and last and more for the middle sort). Parents are welcome to stay and help too! After each sort, each Scout will get a bundle of cards to deliver over the weekend.

Scouts will deliver cards during the weekends of 10-11th and 17-18th December and after the final collection on Thursday 22nd December.

We have allocated roads for each of the Scouts, trying to choose roads close to home for the younger boys and girls. Older Scouts may be given cards for roads further from their home, but still within Wargrave village.

If Scouts are not at the sort, their bundle of cards to deliver will be brought round to them. If your child cannot do his/her delivery, please would you let Helen Vonka know in advance, so their road(s) can be reassigned.  Helen can be contacted via email at: subs@wargravescouts.org

Please support the local Scout Group in this fund-raiser and important community service. Residents are asked to restrict cards to those that are required to be delivered to within the village only. Any cards addressed outside the village will not be delivered. Cards can only be delivered within the central village area, cards will not be delivered along the country lanes around village. Than you for supporting the Scout Group.