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November was another action-packed month for the 22nd. The Company Section started the month with a visit to Greenacres Curling Club, which was a new experience for everyone who attended and was good fun, if a little chilly. On the same evening, the Anchors and Juniors combined for some Hallowe'en themed fun, including a spooky ghost walk through the Accord shop next door. Thanks to Alastair Crae and our senior boys for organising that!


The rest of the month was spent in the halls, with a variety of activities across the sections. The Juniors had to adapt their programme slightly as they were confined to the Minor Hall for a few weeks due to the property works. Needless to say, they are really enjoying being back in the Lower Hall and having a bit more space to run around.


The Anchors celebrated Children in Need by making some Pudsey-themed biscuits, most of which seemed to have been eaten before they made it home. Other activities across the sections included speed rock-paper-scissors in the Juniors and the chocolate bar challenge in the Company Section.


We were grateful to have the opportunity to join the congregation in the Remembrance Sunday commemorations. As always, the boys enjoyed being part of the service and were made to feel very welcome.


Christmas is creeping up on us and we're pleased to announce that we'll be running our Christmas Card Delivery Service again this year. Taking inspiration from the weather, we are freezing our prices. Delivery rates are 30p per card or 5 for £1.25! Our delivery boundaries are Gallowhill Road to the north, Crookston Road to the east, Hawkhead Estate to the south and Paisley Cross to the west.   We will be collecting cards at Sunday Break on Sunday 8th and Sunday 15th of December.



Finally, you may have seen our appeal for help with the Junior Section in recent intimation sheets. As mentioned there, Andrew Dinnett has been leading the section single-handedly for most of the session, due to our other Officer in the Juniors having a change in shift patterns at work. Although Andrew has been leading a great programme, it is obviously not sustainable to have one member of staff in a section for any length of time. Believe it or not, next year is the centenary year of our Juniors and we'd really hate to see the section in jeopardy just before we reach that milestone. We'd be very grateful if you would consider whether you, or someone you know, might be able to give us some help. The section meets on Friday nights from 7.00pm to 8.30pm for boys in Primary 4 to Primary 6. Please speak to me or Andrew Dinnett should you be able to help.


More to follow next month, as the adventure continues...


Sure & Steadfast


David Syme