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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14th & 55th Southport Scout Group trip to Kandersteg International Scout centre, Switzerland

Sep
10

On the 20th of August at 5.30am twenty four scouts and eight leaders from the 14th & 55th Scout Groups set off on an adventure that would lead them to some of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland and give them insights into the world of tying your own shoe laces (some of the leaders found this difficult).

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1st Southport International Trip to Switzerland

Aug
24

This August, 29 Scouts and leaders from 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Scout Group went on an International trip to Adelboden, Switzerland. It was a fun filled week with activities galore, wonderful weather and glorious views. Some of the activities they took part in included white water rafting, abseiling into deep gorges, abseiling off bridges, zip wiring, tobogganing, chocolate fondue tasting, visiting the International Scout centre at Kandersteg and a trip up to the highest viewing platform in Europe, on the Jungfrau (over 11,000ft above sea level).

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Joint Merseyside & Isle of Man County Patrol Leader Weekend

Jul
17

Scout Patrol Leaders from various Troops in Southport attended a PL weekend at Tawd Vale Campsite last weekend. This was a joint County Camp aimed at bringing together Scouts from Merseyside and the Isle of Man. The aim of the weekend was for the Patrol Leaders to complete the Scout Survival Proficiency badge, which everyone did through a number of bases. The bases consisted of Shelter building, sun and hydration issues, axe and saw, edible plants, first aid and distress signals. The camp was enjoyed by all. Well done to everyone involved.

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Southport Beavers Water Fun Day

Jul
17

45 Beavers from 4 Colonies recently enjoyed some fun activities at Waterside Lodge. The 14th and 55th Colonies attended the morning session and the 48th and 58th Colonies attended the afternoon session. They all partook of Bell Boating, Kata canoeing, Archery and a power boat ride which included landing on the island to toast marshmallows. All the Beavers had a very enjoyable day and the weather couldn’t have been better.

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Great Escape 2013

Jul
08

Southport Teams entered the County Great Escape Competition this weekend and the great news is 1st Southport Lockhart Troop came 3rd out of the 77 teams and the 48th Air Scouts won the Team Spirit Trophy. The teams had to go to various bases around Tawd Vale County Campsite and take on the various challenges that were set...which as you can see from the photograph sometimes involved getting wet and muddy! Well done to everyone that entered.

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