19th Cub Pack Win District Indoor Competition

Oct
24

On Wednesday, 19th October at Waterside Lodge 9 teams came together to our annual District Cub Indoor Competition. This year the theme was a Trading Post. The teams started with a number of points and had to buy something from the Shop to make an item they had chosen from a list of challenges. The Judges decision on the items made was quite difficult at times – imagination had to be used quite extensively!! There were 15 Challenges, each listed with a number of points awarded on completion, with the winning team having the most points.

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Beaver Scouts Meet Real Beaver at Martin Mere

Oct
22

Following on from the Southport District Beavers successful bag pack in July, where the Beavers raised £718.64 to help feed the beaver at Martin Mere for a year, those who supported it were recently invited to Martin Mere to present the cheque, go behind the scenes to see the Beaver and to take part in other activities.

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District Beaver Sleepover

Oct
22

Over the weekend of 30th September/1st October 45 Beavers attended the District Sleepover held at Waterside Lodge over 2 days and nights. The theme was Sweden following on from the World Scout Jamboree. As well as activities based around Sweden we also tried Swedish Pancakes which for most of the beavers proved to be the highlight of the sleepover.

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Southport Scouts Achieve 2nd Place in County Cooking Competition

Sep
26

Ten teams, representing various Scout Districts from around Merseyside, competed in the County Cooking Competition Finals at Tawd Vale this weekend.
Southport District were represented by the 1st Southport Lockhart and 55th Southport Scout Troops.
Congratulations to the 1st Southport who achieved 2nd Place, narrowly being beaten by a team from West Kirby.
These top two teams will go on to represent Merseyside in the Regional Finals.

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Reports From The World Jamboree

Sep
26

As previously reported, 3 of our Explorer Scouts formed part of the Merseyside Contingent which attended the World Jamboree in Sweden last month.
Below are reports from two of the Explorers about their experiences at the Jamboree.
You can see more photos and videos at this website http://www.worldscoutjamboree.se/.

REPORT 1

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1st Southport Lockhart win District Cooking Competition

Sep
05

Last Saturday was our Scout District Cooking Competition. Congratulations to the 1st Southport Lockhart Troop who won the competition and go through to represent Southport District in the County Finals. They will be joined by the 55th Scout Troop who came 2nd. The teams had to prepare a Fish meal after being taught how to gut and fillet the fish they were given.

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14th Scout Group Garden for David Bellamy

Sep
01

A combined group of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 14th St James Scout Group recently attended the Southport Flower Show to take part in Bellamys Budding Gardeners. They were given a small plot of land and 1 hour to transform it into a garden display. A number of plants and shrubs were given by the flower show organisers for them to use but they also managed to scrounge and borrow from various stall holders additional garden items to display. Paul Crone from Granada Reports was on hand to commentate on the event and also to attract the public’s attention to their efforts.

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Southport Explorer Meets Chief Scout at World Jamboree

Aug
12

James Bentham, one of our 3 Explorer Scouts who attended last weeks World Jamboree in Sweden, was lucky enough to meet Bear Grylls, the current 'Chief Scout'. Our 3 Explorers formed part of the Merseyside Contingent which attended this event with over 40,000 other scouts from around the world.
You can see photos and videos of the Jamboree at this website http://www.worldscoutjamboree.se/.
We'll hopefully hear more about their adventures when they return.

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Beaver Scouts Help Beavers at Martin Mere

Aug
05

On 5th July Southport District Beavers took part in a Bag Pack at Tesco’s to raise money to feed the beaver at Martin Mere for a year. The event was organised by Lesley Kirkbride, the Tesco’s Community Champion in consultation with the Beaver Scout Section in Southport. Each of the following Colonies took a 1 hour shift :- 1st, 2nd, 14th, 48th, 55th, 58th and 61st. In total 27 Beavers and one cub turned up, along with a number of Leaders and parents, and raised the magnificent sum of £718.64. Well done to all concerned.

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Explorer Scouts train to lead Expedition Camps

Aug
02

On the 25th – 27th July, Southport Explorers camped at Middlewood Scout camp near Worsley. A lovely site usually closed in the week. There were 2 teams camping, away from the leaders, as part of a test for them to receive their camp passports. Three were awarded passports following the camp and hope to go on to organise their own expedition camps quite soon. During the camp a visit to the local Bird Sanctuary brought the rare chance to meet up close and fly some birds of prey.

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