International Jamboree in Japan 2015

Jan
06

Max and Robert from the 48th Southport Scout group and Sam from the 1st Southport Scout group have been chosen to represent Southport District and attend the World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015. The 3 boys with help from their fellow Scouts, family and friends held a bag pack at the very busy Sainsbury's Southport store on New Years Eve. Thanks to the very generous shoppers they raised a fantastic £801.29 which will be used to fund their exciting trip.

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District Beaver Scout Sleepover

Jan
06

Over the weekend of 7th/8th December 57 beavers attended the District Sleepover held at Waterside Lodge over 2 days and nights. The theme was Christmas. As well as all the activities on offer we also tried to have a traditional Christmas Dinner (11 turkey crowns along with all the trimmings) which was enjoyed by all the Beavers and Leaders.

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62nd Cub Pack's Swimming Gala Hat Trick!

Nov
18

Huge Congratulations to the 62nd Cub Pack who won last Saturday's District Swimming Gala for the third year in a row!
Well done to the 19th Cubs who came 2nd and the 1st 'Panther' Cubs who came 3rd. The teams had to compete in straight races, fun races and in a team relay race.

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48th & 1st Panther Cubs win Indoor Competition

Oct
31

Congratulations to the 48th and 1st Southport Panther Cub Packs for coming joint 1st in last nights District Indoor Competition. Each Pack entered a team of 6 cubs which went round various bases taking on challenges based on an International Theme. The winning teams were closely followed by the 62nd and 58th Cub Packs. Well done to everyone who competed and to the leaders who organised the various bases.

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Merseyside Scouts Officially Record Breakers

Oct
22

Its Official! Merseyside Scout Council have announced that the 1,238 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders that attended the Chief Scout visit at Festival Gardens last May and took part in the Longest Handshake Relay are officially World Record Holders. Well done to everyone that took part from Southport District!
To see the Official website follow this link http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1/longest-handshake-relay

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Chariot Race - Bispham Hall 2013

Oct
16

Well done to 1st Southport Shackleton Troop whose A team came a respectable 13th out of 45 in this years Chariot Race at Bispham Hall. Having made it through the heats on the Saturday, they posted a time in the Sunday morning Finals of 10 mins and 24 seconds. Their B team came in 28th. The Chariot race has been taking place for 35 years and involves Scout teams from around the Country pushing their chariot (and rider) around a 'Cross-Country' style course which includes mud holes, ditches, wading through swimming pools, climbing over rope nets and negotiating uphill gradients at the end.

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1st Southport Lockhart Troop wins County Cooking Competition

Sep
30

This weekend was a busy weekend for County competitions! The day after the Lord Derby Finals it was the County Cooking Competition. Again, 1st Southport Lockhart Troop and the 48th Troop represented Southport competing against 19 teams from other Districts in Merseyside. They were tasked with preparing, cooking and presenting a meal after being given the ingredients...a Rabbit and a Pigeon. The cooking had to be done Backwood's style i.e. in tin foil on an open campfire. Huge Congratulations to Lockhart Troop who won this competition overall!

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County Lord Derby Finals

Sep
30

Many congratulations to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop who came second place on Saturday at the County Lord Derby Finals at Tawd Vale. The competition is based on various Scouting skills and the teams earn their place in the finals by competing at District level. They were competing alongside the 48th Scout Troop who were also representing Southport District. Well done everyone!

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District Beaver Scout trip to Gulliver's World

Sep
30

On Sunday 29th September 43 excited Beavers enjoyed a day out at the Jamboree weekend for Cubs and Beavers at Gulliver’s World. For the end of September the weather was beautiful (unlike our last day out when we were all freezing) allowing all of us to go round the theme park without the need of a coat.

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Chief Scout's Commendation For Meritorious Conduct

Sep
30

Huge congratulations to Laura Monahan (Gobbo), a Scout Leader with the 1st Southport Lockhart Troop who has been awarded this Commendation for her part in saving a small child's life earlier this year.

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