Bideford Scouts deliver Christmas greetings

09:36 03 December 2013

The first year the Scouts delivered greetings they had to brave snow and ice.

The first year the Scouts delivered greetings they had to brave snow and ice.

Archant

Last posting date is December 11 for hand-delivered Christmas cards and greetings in the Bideford area.

SCOUTS in the Bideford area are preparing for a busy season as they deliver local Christmas cards and greetings to the community.

Stamps go on sale in a variety of outlets for people to buy for 25p each, then cards can be posted in a number of special post boxes.

The boxes are emptied on a daily basis and sorted by scouts, parents and leaders from the 2nd Bideford Scout Group, 1st Edgehill and Torridge Scout Group and Torridge Explorer Scout Group.

The youngsters, accompanied by an adult, will then deliver Christmas cards to addresses in the local community, up until Wednesday, December 11.

Last year the scouts delivered more than 6,000 cards in the Bideford, Northam, Appledore and East-the-Water areas.

The black post boxes, which are election boxes donated by Torridge District Council, are marked with ‘Scouts Christmas’ and are available in outlets around the area.

Outlets selling stamps and hosting boxes this year are: Watsons Newsagents, High Street Bideford; Moreton Park Londis Stores, Bideford; Coldstream Stores, Bideford; Krazy Price Cards, Bideford; Best One Discount Store, East-the-Water; E R Jones, Northam; Westward Ho! News; Appledore News; F Heard Butchers, Westward Ho! and Spar at Blights Motors, Bideford.

0 comments

Other News Stories

11 minutes ago
Fire engines2

Three fire engines were called out to Hobbs Hill this morning (Tuesday).

Read more
Volunteers and trustees from the NDCCCT handing over the cheque for £300,000.

Final cheque for £300,000 from North Devon Cancer Care Centre Trust brings Chemo Appeal to its fundraising total.

Read more
Katy Quick with two of the young girls she met in Palestine.

Science teacher Katy Quick spent a week visiting children in the West Bank and is now fundraising for Edukid.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:12
The loss of Zebedee has hit staff at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park hard.

Staff distraught as long term resident Zebedee dies aged 29

Read more
Yesterday, 15:14

Fire fighters called out to assist with unstable scaffolding on Arlington Hotel.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:24

Developers seek to turn part of the pub into housing with new application

Read more
Yesterday, 11:35
Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

Region can expect strong gusts in exposed and coastal areas through tonight (Monday) and tomorrow.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:36

Fire fighters received reports of a boiler exploding at Swimbridge property on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:04
The proposed hotel in Westward Ho!

Councillors will once again be deciding the fate of the luxury £3million development proposals for Westward Ho!

Read more
Yesterday, 09:57
Computer

Join us on Wednesay evening (April 1) for your chance to grill the Torridge election candidates from 7pm-9pm.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder