I would like to thank everyone in any role, helping with this year Gang Show, a great effort put in by all.
Nuneaton District Scouts and Guides got together again for our annual Gang Show in the past week with a cast of 80 young people of all ages (a few older members too) and mixed ability, got up on stage and entertained a very enthusiastic audience with their singing, dancing and sketches.
The gang was wearing some brand new costumes this year for the opening numbers of black and silver velvet shirts they looked great
A great feature was a duo of a scout and a guide singing “Anything Guides can do…scouts can do better”. Which appeared later as an acknowledge friendship in our joint venture
The running sketch was very funny based on ‘Open all hours’ with reference to modern mobile and electronic tablets, very clever and funny too.
‘Sounds of the 80’s’ ended the first half of the show.
A personal highlight for me was the ‘Fun house’ clown dance, some great moves and costumes giving it a real impact.
The gang return after the interval in more new outfits of bright & colourful sparkling hoodies in a Glee style piece with high energy and action with a range familiar of songs.
The finale of the evening ended with an harmonious version of the Queens Jubilee song ‘sing’ and of course a Nuneaton show avourite ‘these are the times we shall dream’ about and ‘Crest of a wave’ a great finale and some excellent singing.
Well done Gang, another brilliant show.
The return of the District swimming gala was a success with more teams entering than before and around 300 spectators over the course of the evening too. Some small changes added a fun element, with a fancy dress race and swimming with inflatable crocodiles proving to be a challenge. The main event is of course the swimming races and the winning group was 11th Nuneaton. Thanks to Kev Haynes and the core team for arranging everything and a new format on which to build.
The district scout 5 a side football I understand was also well attended the winning team being 11th Nuneaton, thanks to Mark & Chris for organising again this year.
This week is the opening of our District gang show and I wish the gang and production team all the very best for this week and I know they will be working very hard.
Our next large event to look forward to is our District camp and the core team met a couple of weeks ago to check through the final arrangements. All the information has been sent out to GSL’s to cascade across the sections. Final number should be in for the end of March.
Congratulations to 1st Nuneaton Attleborough as they celebrate twenty five years, of being in their ‘new’ building (not bad for a group 106 years old). Talking of buildings our thoughts go out to 15th Nuneaton as a malicious fire was set in their storage unit which was a near miss for their building; Chris is in talks now with the insurers.
Finally 11th Nuneaton commenced clearing their building in readiness for their new build which hopefully starts a little later in the year.
Sam Marshall is the District Commissioner for Nuneaton District.
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