1st Southport & 48th Southport through to County Camping Competition Finals

Jun
13

This year's District Scout Camping Competition took place at Tawd Vale Campsite this weekend. Congratulations to the 1st Southport (Lockhart) Scout Troop who won the competition overall and 48th Southport for coming in second place. Both teams will now represent Southport in the County Competition on the weekend of 1st July.
The teams camped on there own and were judged over the weekend for their Site set up, Cooking skills, lighting and maintaining a camp fire, making camp gadgets, general hygiene and running a wet / dry weather programme of activities, amongst other skills.

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62nd Cub Pack Win District Dragonboating Competition

Jun
11

Last night 142 Cubs entered our Annual District Dragonboat Racing Competition. 9 teams spent the evening racing on a very Sunny and calm Marine Lake, with the quickest two teams competing head to head in the Final. Congratulations to the overall winners, the 62nd Cub pack, to the 2nd place team, a combination of the 19th & 58th Cub Packs and to the 1st Southport for coming in Third.

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Southport Scout & Guide Gang Show quoted as 'Fabulous'!

Jun
05

Southport's Scout & Guide Gang Show ended its run last night. Although having a smaller cast and venue than usual, the audience in the evening performances gave the cast of 15 Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides and Explorers standing ovations and described the show as 'Fabulous' and 'Brilliant'.
The cast rehearsed and performed at the 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Headquarters where everyone pulled together to build a stage from scratch, provide lighting and sound to put on a show that the Children and Production Team can be very proud of.

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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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