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Where can you go for a china smash, create your own fashion show, or play table tennis on a Friday evening? The answer is 'simples'! Youth group @ BBC!
The group is for anyone aged 11 up (School years 7+). Most weeks are set up with different 'zones', so you can choose what you get involved in. You can either go upstairs to The Upper Room and play on the Wii or snooker table, or have a game of table tennis downstairs. If the weather is nice, go into the garden and sit and chat, get the swingball out, or use the basketball hoop. 

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Alternatively, you may want to join in our group activity (as shown below). If you'd rather just come and sit quietly, you're allowed to do that as well! Sometimes we'll go out swimming or bowling. Other weeks are just different!
 
The low down:
  • Friday evenings
  • From 5 pm - 7pm (unless the 'diary' below says something else)
  • At Bovingdon Baptist Church (use Apple Cottages entrance)
  • Hot chocolate mountains / chips at some point during the evening. If you need food or drink, just ask!
  • Parents need to sign a consent form each year
  • You don't need to pay for the regular evenings down at church, but can give a donation if you want to

We want this to be your space. All we ask is that you respect one another - to encourage each other, value other people's opinions, and think about how you can help everyone have a great time. The more we invest in the group and each other, the better the group will be.

Diary 2017

In the event of snow, we may decide to abandon the programme and have a snow ball fight instead!

January

(Schools start back 4th Chesham, 5th Ashlyns, Hemel, Kings, St Clem)

6th     Supersized Pictionary, and other board games (including chess, cards, Pass the Pig, Dobble, Bananagram)

13th   Teddy sweat shop! Bring down your teddies and any spare material you have, and we will make clothes / superhero costumes for them!!!
20th   Nerf gun war - go on, guess what we're doing this week! Bring your own Nerf guns... Quiet space upstairs for those not wanting to join in!

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Chocoholics paradise Easter's nearly here, so lots of fun with chocolate fountain with healthy fruit and other stuff to dip, making chocolate bowls etc... 

February

3rd     GROG - can you survive an alien invasion? A torch is dismantled and the parts hidden. Can the team find the parts, reasemble the torch, and use it to evaporate GROG before he gets them? If we get time we can also play 'Everybody's it', 'The blob', and other indoor games.

10th    Beauty and pamper evening (foot spa, nails, hair etc), and egg drop - create a parachute you can use to drop an egg off a high place,

11th   Saturday - Soul Survivor Celebration: Please text Andy if you'd like to come. Meet BBC @ 5 pm. Bring money for a MacDonalds on the way there. We'll drop you off at home around 9.30 ish.
Half term is Monday 13th - Friday 17th

ONEL!FE Conference - details out soon

17th    No meeting - Panto at Chesham Methodist Church

24th  
Banners and pancakes! Join us for pancakes! Make the batter, cook your own, add yummy fillings, eat. We're also going to make a youth group banner for the Upper Room...

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March

(Term ends 30th Chesham, St Clem, 31st for Ashlyns, Hemel, Kings)  


1st    Lent begins

3rd    Cake bake - making Fairtrade cakes for the Fairtrade Fortnight service.

5th    Sunday - Fairtrade Fortnight - cake sale at church

10th   Rush trampole park, High Wycombe: Leaving BBC at 5 pm PROMPT! Parents will need to book an hour long session, starting at 6 pm, which costs 10. You will also need to purchase RUSH Non-Slip Socks, which cost 2, but can be used in the future if you visit again. A WAIVER NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED on the Rush High Wycombe website. Please let Andy know you are coming so he can make sure we have enough spaces in cars to take everyone. We will drop everyone back home by 8 pm.

17th   'Would I lie to you?' People tell us stories about themselves - but can the group guess whether they are true or not?

24th    Karaoke - sing your little hearts out...

26th   Mothering Sunday

31st   No meeting - YOUTH GROUP CANCELLED!

April

(Term starts 18th for Chesham, Ashlyns, Hemel, Kings, St Clem)

If weather is nice, we can ignore the programme and go to the park and play rounders instead

7th   No meeting

14th   Good Friday - Walk of Witness 10 am at St Lawrence churchyard

        No meeting

16th   Easter Sunday

21st   3 food challenge prepare a 3 course meal using only 3 and a trip to the CO-OP

28th    Angry Birds catapult evening - revisiting our huge catapult, launching small (toy) animals at stacks of boxes. Such fun... Twister for those who want something a bit more gentle.            

May

(Bank Holidays 1st & 29th May)

5th    Bowling at Garston Hollywood Bowl (WD25 7JZ) - Please return consent form by 3rd March. Meet 4.50 @ BBC. Bring 7.50 for 2 games, consent form, plus cash for a drink. We'll drop off at house after, 8.30 ish.

12th   No meeting

19th   Car wash - please bring a change of clothes down if you want to wash cars... Anyone can bring their car down, the youth group will wash it for them. Raising money for Home Mission.

26th   China smash - our annual smash

Half term Monday 29th - Friday 2nd June
June

2nd     No meeting

Saturday - Soul Survivor Celebration: Please text Andy if you'd like to come. Meet BBC @ 4.45 pm. Bring money for a MacDonalds on the way there. We'll drop you off at home around 9.30 ish.

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9th    Ice cream creations and chin videos

16th    Water fight and bottle rockets (if weather is dry). Need towel and change of clothes. 

23rd   Where's Wally? Pictures of our stripy friend stuck around the village - can you find them?

30th   Silly Olympics -the very competitive event based on the now defunct website. Compete in Silly Olympic sports such as pea pushing (with your nose), pasta javelin etc... See if we can beat last year's records.

July

(Term ends 14th St Clem, 19th for Chesham, 20th Kings, 21st Ashlyns, Hemel)

7th     Swimming at Aqua Vale, Aylesbury. Leaving church 4.45 pm, cost 2.90. Returning by 8 pm, we will drop off at home.

14th     Chipperfield Common - meet at church or at the common

21st    Our summer 'end of term' BBQ

28th   Join us at Friday @ 5 (church open for families - under 11s must be accompanied by an adult, 5 - 7 pm)

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August

Tuesday @ 10 (meet at Andy's house, 10 am Tuesdays)

Friday @ 5 (church open for families - under 11s must be accompanied by an adult, 5 - 7 pm)

 Summer Sundays (in the Upper Room, every Sunday, 10.30 am)

September

(Term starts 4th & 5th Kings L & St Clem, ? Hemel, ? Ashlyns, ? Chesham G)

1st    

8th     BBQ - a relaxed start to the new term... Mug painting for the new year 7s. Followed by the 'pull apart game' (lads join arms, girls have to pull them apart) and 'Shuffle your buns'.

15th   Kite flying (& egg rolling / catching) at Ivinghoe Beacon - check with Andy if it looks like it might rain. Bring your own kites. Meet 5 pm at church (please get there on time). We'll drive in convoy. Back 7.15 ish.

22nd   Anarchy ball - a game with very few rules, lots of running, and even more mud. Can get a little rough as well (it's in the name!). We'll play on the field behind the school (unless pouring with rain). Those who prefer something a bit more gentle, we'll take the Frisbee as well.

29th    Ready, steady, cook no recipe, just you and your ingredients! We'll provide everything, you just need to get into teams and cook...


October

6th    Fashion show - we'll supply loads of old clothes and several people with sewing machines... teams rip up clothes and make something new and magical! Then your model will do the catwalk... Meow!

13th   Film night @ The BBC Multiplex - would you like to coordinate which films we're watching? If so, chat to Andy. We'll supply popcorn, you can bring films. All films must be either U, PG or 12s.

20th    The Great Berkhamsted Chip Shop Challenge - we jump into cars, drive to Berkhamsted, locate the best chip, then return wiser (and fuller!) Meet at BBC normal time.

Half term week - Monday 23rd - Friday 27th
27th    No meeting at the church today - Chesham Methodist Players are performing


November

3rd    Portraits - Everyone playing gets a pencil and paper, picks a name out of a hat, and draws that persons portrait. Once completed, the group show their pictures, and everyone tries to identify whose portrait it is!
Conker fights... collect your conkers and prepare your prize fighter!

If there is still time, we'll play 'Hunt the sock', the game where 2 teams hide their sock and the other team tries to find it. Finally, we'll play sock wars!

10th   Tearfund's Big Bake is back - raising money to support the work of No Child Taken, an organisation that protects children from the growing slave trade across many countries. Did you know a child is trafficked every 30 seconds? Do something to help! Bake, buy and eat - the high calorie way to change the world (cakes will be sold on the night, Saturday night at the quiz night, and on Sunday morning).

Also, caption game - get into teams and come up with captions for a host of silly pictures, or
'Adverts' We'll give you a random object. Persuade us to buy it in a 30 second advert...

17th    Swimming - Aqua Vale, Park Street, Aylesbury, (HP20 1DX). Meet 4.45 prompt at church, or 5.25 pm at Aqua Vale reception. Pick up 7.15 from reception. Depending on numbers, we can give lifts, and will drop off at home afterwards. May need a parent to help as well. Cost 2.75. Consent forms back by 6th November please.

24th    Torch dodgeball * Bring your own torch - A mix of dodgeball and bulldog, with the added dimension that the only light is from torches! Followed by opposite arm dodgeball - playing with your less dominant arm! Then 'Cat and Mouse', where the cat tries to get your tail!

Also 'balloon defence' - big piles of balloons, two teams, points for capturing or bursting opponents balloons!


December   
(Term ends 19th Kings L, 20th St Clem, ? Chesham, ? Hemel,  ? Ashlyns)

1st    Human battleships... two teams lying down, throw cushion over barrier and see if you sink your enemies battleship! Winning team can sail away happy :) Followed by a game of sardines (to keep the aquatic theme going).
St Albans Sleep Out - sleeping outside St Albans Abbey again with hundreds of other people, raising money for homeless charities. Leaving BBC soon after 8.00 pm, we'll drop off home 7 - 7.30 am Saturday morning. Ask Andy for an information pack if coming. Also see www.abbeysleepout.org.uk
8th    Putting up Christmas tree decorations, followed by... candle making
Saturday 9th - The Bovingdon Live Nativity. Reenacting the Christmas story as we walk between St Lawrence and BBC. Was a fantastic success last year - real donkey and sheep walking down high street with Mary and Joseph. Evil King Herod spotted outside Library!
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15th     Progressive supper: Our annual youth group Christmas meal on the hoof! Eat 3 courses - a Turkey roast with all the trimmings - at 3 different houses... Come in posh frocks, or fancy dress! 


22nd    Our annual youth group London visit...
Last year we walked 2 miles, taking in the 'sights of the lights' at Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square (Lego Shop), Covent Garden, China Town, Regent Street, Carnaby Street... finishing for an hour at the worlds largest toy shop - Hamleys.

Meet 3.30 pm at Chalfont & Latimer tube station (as school finishes early on last day). Discount price 4.30 for tube - give to Andy with consent form. Bring a snack for journey, and money for a MacDonald's (probably eating around 7 ish). This is not a shopping trip, so don't need much money (just bring 5 for a souvenir at Hamleys).

We get back to Chalfont & Latimer tube at about 10 pm. We may have spaces in our cars, so if lifts are a problem, give us a call...
  
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Christmas
Saturday 24th - Community Christingle - beautiful candlelit service. 4.30 pm for mince pies

Sunday 25th - Christmas Day service - a short service with everyone together, bring your pressies to show off, starts 10.30 am
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