Southport Scouts interviewed on radio Merseyside

Feb
13

Well done to Adam from 1st Southport Lockhart Troop and James from the 48th. They were on Radio Merseyside this morning being interviewed by Tony Snell about Scouting and they did us proud! You can listen to the show again if you missed it, on their website. The interview is about 1 hour 50mins in.

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Kayaking Whilst Marine Lake being refilled

Jan
12

Some of our Scouts and leaders took advantage of the Marine lake being refilled to practice their White Water Skills today. Great Fun! More pictures and videos on our facebook site.

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Chief Scout to visit County Big Adventure Weekend in May

Jan
03

Please see the message below from County for Leaders regarding 'The Big Adventure Weekend'

We are very excited to be able to inform you that our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, intends to visit the North West Region by helicopter as part of his ‘Bear in the Air’ series of weekends, next year. We will be holding two very special events, which Bear plans to visit.

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62nd Cub Pack win District Swimming Gala

Nov
11

This years Cub Swimming Gala took place last night at Formby Swimming Pool which consisted of serious events such as straight freestyle races to fun events such as lilo racing so less confident swimmers could also take part. Congratulations to the 62nd Cub Pack who achieved the double by winning the Relay Trophy and Overall Competition for the second year in a row. Second and third places in the Relay went to the 1st Southport (Panthers) and the 19th Cub Pack. Second and Third in the overall Competition went to the 1st Southport (Panthers) and the 61st Cub Pack.

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County Young People's Awards Day

Nov
11

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Merseyside County attended the County Young Person's Awards Day yesterday, 10th November. The County Commissioner presented them with the highest awards that can be earned as a Beaver, Cub or Scout ; The Chief Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. One family attending (pictured) ,from the 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Scout Group, had a Beaver, Cub and Scout who had all achieved the Chief Scout award for their section within the same year.

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48th Cub Pack Win District Indoor Competition

Oct
23

Congratulations to the 48th Cub Pack who came first place in this years Indoor Competition. They were closely followed by the 2nd and 55th Cub Packs who came joint second.
The competition is skills based and this year took the form of a quiz in which the cubs were tested on their Scouting & General knowledge as well as there being a practical round which included tieing a Reef knot etc

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48th Scout Troop win County Cooking Competition

Oct
05

Congratulations to Southport's 48th Scout Troop who won the County Cooking Competition last weekend.
They beat teams from around Merseyside who had each qualified for the competition by competing in their own District versions of the event.
Congratulations also to the 1st Southport Lockhart Scout Troop who were also representing Southport and came in second place.
Well done to everybody.

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New Cub Pack Formed in Ainsdale

Sep
10

Due to large numbers on their waiting lists a new Cub Pack has been formed at the 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Scout Group and they held there first meeting tonight, bringing the total No. of Packs in the District to ten. As there are now two Cub Packs in the same Group they will be called the 1st Southport 'Tiger' Pack and the 1st Southport 'Panther' Pack.(The new Monday night Cubs being the Tiger Pack). There are 12 Cubs in the Pack with more due to join in the next few months.

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District Scout Cooking Competition

Sep
02

Southport District held their Scout Cooking Competition at Tawd Vale Campsite yesterday. Congratulations to the 1st Southport Lockhart Troop whose teams came 1st and 2nd. They were closely followed by the 48th Scouts in 3rd place and the 2nd (Kew Woods) Scout Troop who came in fourth. The winning teams will now go on to represent Southport in the County Cooking Competition in a few weeks time. Well done everyone.

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Try some ‘wild’ camping at Southport District's HQ

Aug
24

In the article below it mentions the National Citizens Service at Waterside Lodge. After their residential week at Waterside Lodge they had to plan and complete a community project and because they had enjoyed the week with us so much they wanted to help Waterside as part of the project. We set them the task of clearing the campsite on the island and making it useable. They got stuck in and completed the task brilliantly. Clearing a large area, cutting back the access path so you can actually get to the site and re-concreting the flag pole.

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