District Cub Dragonboat Competition 2014

Jun
07

It was Southport District's Annual Cub Dragonboat Racing Competition last night. 130 Cubs took part forming 8 teams of approx 18 cubs per boat. Each team had two timed races, one in each boat and against different teams. There were also 2 Network / Explorer scouts in each boat to help paddle the boats to the start and shout encouragement to the Cubs during each race. The team with the fastest combined times won the competition. The weather, which had threatened rain and gusts earlier in the week, turned warm and gave a gentle breeze to help push he boats along as they raced.

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District Cub Camp May 2014

May
23

Nearly 90 Cubs and Leaders arrived to brilliant weather at Forest Camp in Cheshire last Friday. The weather was fantastic from start to finish and enabled us to have our meals outside, enjoy the activities and take home dry tents!

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1st Southport Lockhart's win 'Shelter Box' Scavenger Hunt - Liverpool

May
12

Whilst the District Cooking competition was going on,1st Southport's Shackleton & Lockhart Scout Troops also entered teams in the North West Region 'Shelter Box' 'Scavenger Hunt which Lockhart Troop WON! The whole event was to raise awareness for ' Shelter Box' with teams of up to 6 Scouts going round Liverpool City Centre all day collecting clues and completing challenges. The winning team also featured on North West Tonight (See picture). Well done to Everyone!

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District Scout Cooking Competition 2014

May
12

It was the District Scout Cooking competition this weekend which took place at the 19th's headquarters.The teams of Scouts were given mystery ingredients (including fish, which had to be gutted) and asked to create a meal. They also needed to build a fire and put up a shelter to cook under. Many congratulations to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop whose two teams came 1st and 2nd and to the 2nd Southport who were third. Well done to everyone that took part!

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St.George's Day Parade - Windsor

Apr
28

Whilst the rest of Southport District were parading yesterday a few Scouter's from Merseyside County were invited to Scouting's special St.George's Day parade which takes place in Windsor Castle in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent. Amongst these was Laura, one of the 1st Southport Leaders, who was there because she had been awarded the Chief Scout Commendation last year. During her time there she also got to meet our Chief Scout (Bear Grylls).

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St.George's Day Parade 2014

Apr
28

Well done to everyone who turned out for yesterday's St.Georges Day Parade. The weather remained good and everyone looked smart as they paraded along the new route to Holy Trinity Church. At the Church service, various awards were given out including Long Service and D of E Awards. James Hardman from the 2nd Southport Scouts won the Walter Broadbent Trophy and the 62nd Cub Pack won 'Pack of the Year' closely followed by the 48th pack in 2nd place and the 1st Southport Panther Cub Pack in 3rd.

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62nd Cub Pack Win District Outdoor Competition

Apr
28

Congratulations to the 62nd Cub Pack who won yesterday morning's District Outdoor Competition. The Cub teams were tasked with building an oven and then preparing, cooking and decorating some cakes. These were then judged by Chris (DC) and Nathan (ADC Cubs).8 teams entered the competition and they were scored on their teamwork, the quality of their ovens produced, the tidiness of their work areas, the presentation and (although it was interesting for both Chris and Nathan!) the taste!

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Southport Success at Great Escape Competition 2014

Apr
14

All 10 of Southport District's Scout Troops competed at this weekend's County 'Great Escape' Competition at Tawd Vale Campsite. Out of the 75 teams from around the County that entered; Southport District managed to win the best themed Patrol (2nd Southport Troop), the trophy for Best Patrol Spirit (1st Lockhart Troop) and 3rd Place overall went to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop.

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Equinox Challenge - Delamere Forest 2014

Mar
30

A few Scout teams from Southport District competed against 400 other Scouts (forming approx 60 teams) from various other Districts at this weekends Equinox Challenge. Many Congratulations to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop who gained a fantastic 2nd Place! The Scouts were tasked with finding their way to various checkpoints around Delamere Forest, using compass bearings, whilst avoiding teams of older Explorer Scouts who were out hunting for them.Well done everyone!

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District Cub Atkinson Sleepover

Mar
30

Around 140 of our District Cubs took part in a sleepover at the 'Atkinson' last weekend. They watched 'Night at the Museum' before eventually falling asleep on the Friday evening and then the next day took part in lots of activities including Backstage tours and performing songs on the stage. A brilliant time was had by all!

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