District Cub Camp 2011

Jun
01

On the weekend of 20th / 22nd May, at Dunham Park Scout Camp site at Altrincham, we held our annual District Cub Camp. Five Cub Packs attended, 17th, 23rd, 48th, 55th and 58th , with a total of 60 on camp, including leaders. The weekend was fine for the majority of the time so the weather didn’t stop the Cubs having a great time enjoying activities such as, the climbing wall, archery, fire lighting, camp gadgets and making cheese toasties and chocolate bananas on the barbecues and the fire.

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Our Scouts need more Instructors!

May
26

As previously reported, this season’s WET NIGHTS have proved to be immensely popular! Over 50 Scouts are regularly attending and recently we recorded 66 !

There is a full range of activities available and, for many, a chance to obtain a qualification.

BUT Waterside Lodge has become a victim of its own success! We are now short of Instructors (especially Kayak) to allow all those attending to follow their choice of activity.

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District 'Wet Nights' as Popular as Ever

Apr
21

Last night marked the beginning of this season's District Scout 'Wet Nights', which take place on the Marine Lake, from our District HQ, 'Waterside Lodge'.

48 Scouts, from the various Scout Troops around our District turned up, in the glorious sunshine, for their chance to take part in the various Water Activities on offer, with the aim that, by September, they will have earned some form of qualification in either Sailing, Kayaking and Canoeing, or Bell boating.

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Success for the 48th & 58th at the St.George's Day Presentations

Apr
18

Congratulations to the the 48th (St. Peters) Air Scout Troop and the 58th Southport (Holy Family) Cub Pack who were winners in this year's 'Troop of the year' and 'Pack of the year' awards which were presented during our Annual St.George's Day Service at Holy Trinity Church yesterday. The service followed a District parade from Waterside Lodge (Marine Lake), through Southport Town Centre, to the Church.

The Official Award Results were :-

Pack of the Year :-

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1st Southport (Lockhart) win at The Great Escape

Apr
04

Congratulations to both of the 1st Southport (Lockhart) patrols with an incredible joint first place in the Patrol Spirit category. This is awarded to the Patrols considered by The Great Escape base judges to be the most polite, well-mannered and who work best as a team.

1st Southport (Shackleton) patrol came a very commendable 4th out of 71 in the overall competition, just one point behind the second and third placed teams.

The Southport teams were placed as follows:-

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55th Scout Troop through to Lord Derby Regional Finals

Mar
30

The 55th Scout Troop and the 1st Southport Lockhart Troop went on from their success in our District Lord Derby Competition to represent Southport at the County Lord Derby Competition at Tawd Vale campsite on Saturday 19th March.
The 55th Southport came 2nd out of the 12 teams competing and will now go forward to the Regional Finals. Lockhart Troop came in a creditable 4th.

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Beaver's Celebrate their 25th Birthday with a District Fun Day

Mar
24

50 of our Beaver Scouts recently attended the District Beaver Fun Day held at Waterside Lodge on 19th March. The date started with a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” in recognition of the Beaver Scout Section being 25 years old.

The children were then split into two groups, with one group doing a variety of craft bases, and the other group learning circus skills. After an hour and following a drink and a piece of the 25th birthday cake the groups swapped round.

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Cub Outdoor Competition One of the Closest in Years

Mar
22

This years District Cub 'Outdoor' Competition took place on Saturday 19th March at the 62nd Scout Group's Headquarters.
Nine of our Cub packs entered teams who spent the day in glorious sunshine taking part in nine fun based 'It's a Knockout' style challenges ranging from mini assault courses and firing mini catapults to Egg & Spoon racing games.
It turned out to be one of the closest fought contests in a while with just over 20 points separating all the Cub Packs at the end of the day.

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Lord Derby District Competition

Mar
22

On Saturday, 5th March,Southport Scouts entered teams in the Annual District Lord Derby Competition held at our District Headquarters, Waterside Lodge.
The teams braved the cold weather to take part in various Scouting challenges laid on for them by District Leaders.
Congratulations to the 55th Scout Troop, who were overall winners, and to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop whose teams came in 2nd and 3rd.

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Equinox Challenge Success

Mar
21

Congratulations to the 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Lockhart troop who achieved 3rd place overall and were 'Out-of-District' winners in the recent 'Equinox Challenge' in Delamere Forest, Cheshire.
The teams had to use map and compass to navigate their way around the Forest gaining points when they found bases whilst at the same time trying to evade the teams of Explorer Scouts hunting them down.
Other Southport Scout teams that entered this competition were 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Shackleton and the 48th Air Scout Troop.

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