Jo Osbourne Guide Guider writes:
Kirkheaton Guides has 24 guides, 2 yound leaders and 4 adult leaders.
We do the following things – camping, cooking, arts and crafts, street dance, international evenings including music and food from around the world, canoeing, archery, high ropes, sugar craft and chocolate work.
We have just been on a fantastic PGL adventure holiday and celebrated our Centenary Close at Bradley Wood – over 550 Rainbow, brownies, guides, rangers and leaders from our local Ramsden division attended.
The BIG favourite with Kirkheaton guides is the BIG GIG – this is a guiding only pop concert – we saw JLS, Pixi Lott, Alexandra Burke, Chipmunk and many more all at Wembley Arena.
Kirkheaton Guides is very successful in helping guides achieve the highest award for the guide section the Baden Powell Challenge – 10 challenges from 5 zones and a residential adventure. We also undertake to train young leaders to a point of recognised qualification.
We also provide some community service and have provided emergency food aid for local people via the Welcome centre, Lord Street and bag packed at Sainsbury’s.
We have a waiting list in operation, application forms can be collected from the Headquarters during guiding hours.
Karen Dewhirst Tel 341314 Guides – Wednesday
Dalton Beavers [for 6 - 8 year olds] – meet on Wednesday night at their headquarters – the Parish centre at Kirkheaton. On reaching 8 years they are encouraged to move on to Kirkheaton Cubs [8 - 10.5 year olds] based at their headquarters on Moorside Road, Kirkheaton. For information about Dalton Beavers contact Sandra Broadhead on 01484 302644 or click here to visit their website
Jean Beverly Tel 606074 Rainbows – Monday 5.30 – 6.30pm
Sarah Clarke Tel 516641 Cubs – Tuesday 6.30 – 8.00pm
YPS Youth Club – Thursday 6:45 – 8:45 on Thursday nights at the Parish Centre. Run by Kirklees Only 50p per session
There is also a number of clubs for children organised by the two churches in the village.
See the Parish Church website for details of Krash Kids [ 7 - 11 years] and Friday Thing [11 - 14 years] on Friday evenings at the old junior school.
Pilots is a non-uniformed group for boys and girls age 7-11 who meet at the United Church on Mondays at 6.30pm until 8pm during term time. Adtivities include craft, sport and fund raising. All are welcome.
Contacts : Julie Wolfenden 01484 310020
Kirkheaton Youth Football Club
- runs teams for the Under 7s,8s, 9s and 10s