November is a long way off, you might well be saying to yourself, but it is never too early to be thinking about fire safety. Remember November 5th, the roaring heat of the fire on your cold cheeks, piping hot baked potato in your hand, the hiss and bang of colourful fireworks exploding in the blackness of the night sky – there is nothing like the magic of Guy Fawkes Night.
Last Bonfire Night there were over a thousand recorded injuries, and since the firework most likely to cause harm is in fact the unassuming sparkler, everybody taking part in Bonfire celebrations needs to be aware of the dangers of these and other popular fireworks. So, whether you will be attending a public bonfire and fireworks display, or having fireworks in your garden, it is important that everyone in the family follows the fireworks code. Log onto www.dti.gov.uk/fireworks to view the fireworks code.
To encourage young people to think about the importance of safety during the Bonfire season, Chubb is offering Scout Groups across the United Kingdom the chance to win some money to put towards a water-themed outdoor activity or equipment. This could range from the purchase of a canoe, a day out at a water theme park, or sailing instruction on a lake.
To enter the competition Groups can design an informative poster about enjoying Bonfire celebrations safely. The poster should include both text and graphics, and should be conceived by the Scout Group as a whole (not individuals).
The fantastic prizes are as follows:
1st prize - £400
2nd prize - £100
All entries should be sent to:
Fiona Brennan, The Marketing Department, The Scout Association, Gilwell Park , Chingford, London, E4 7QW
Remember to include the Scout Group name, full postal address and contact telephone numbers. The closing date for entries is 29th September and the winners will informed by 6th October 2006. The winners will be announced on www.scouts.org.uk and on the sponsorship pages of www.scoutbase.org.uk in October and will feature in the Dec/Jan issue of Scouting Magazine.
Since the launch of the Chubb Fire Safety Badge in January 2004, it has proved to be one of the fastest growing and most popular Scout badges, with a staggering 31,108 Scouts completing their badge over the last two years. Visit the sponsorship section of www.scoutbase.org.uk or click here for some help, advice and resources for the Chubb Fire Safety Badge
COMPETITION RULES & RESTRICTIONS
- The Scout Group name, the Leader’s name, address and telephone number should be included with every entry.
- Entries will only be returned if they are accompanied by an S.A.E.
- Entry to the competition grants free reproduction rights to The Scout Association and Chubb Fire – the winners will be credited.
- The winners will be notified by 6th October 2006
- The winners will be required to promote the prize.
- Entry to the competition is open to Beaver Colonies, Cub Pack and Scout Troops in the United Kingdom only.
- The prizes are not available to employees of Chubb Fire.
- Chubb Fire accepts no responsibility for any injury or loss caused by the chosen activity.
- Chubb Fire reserves the right to refuse entry into the competition, on any grounds.
- The judges’ decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into.
- Chubb Fire reserves the right to alter prizes to an equal or higher value.