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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Success for Southport District in the County Camping Competition!

Jul
04

After finishing 1st & 2nd in our District Camping Competition the 1st Southport (Lockhart) Troop and the 48th Scout Troop went on to represent Southport in the 'County' Camping Competition this weekend, competing against other District winners from throughout Merseyside.
Huge congratulations to both our Troops as the 1st Southport won the Competition overall with the 48th Scouts gaining second place. Formby District came in 3rd. Well Done!

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Beaver Water Fun Day

Jun
29

50 beavers recently attended the District Beaver Water Fun Day held at Waterside Lodge in two sessions; morning and afternoon. The activities on offer were bell boating, a power boat ride and archery (not in water). The beavers were split into three groups within their sessions, and were given the opportunity to partake in all three activities.

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Scouts Experience White Water Kayaking

Jun
28

On Sunday 26th, Mike and myself took a group of six Scouts and one Leader out to Burrs Country park, near Bury, for their first taste of White Water Kayaking.
What a great day, the sun was shining, there was enough water to challenge the Scouts and lots of fun was had by all.
We managed two trips of the circular route with lots of playing at each rapid. Within the group everybody did really well and the confidence could be seen growing as the day passed.

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1st Southport Cubs win District Sports Day for Third Year in a Row

Jun
20

Last Saturday, Southport District held their Annual Cubs Sports Day Competition. The forecast thunder showers gave way to a Sunny afternoon where the cubs enjoyed Sports events such as Running, 3 Legged, Sack, Obstacle, Backward and Relay Races as well as Cricket Ball and Basket ball events. Congratulations to the 1st Southport (Ainsdale) Cubs who won both the Relay Cup and overall Shield for the third year in a row, and well done to the 48th Pack who came 2nd and the 19th Pack for coming Third.

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Southport District Explorer Scouts Summer Programme gets off the Ground

Jun
13

Southport District Explorer Scouts have been hard at work planning their Programme of Activities for the next 3 months. They are looking forward to First Aid Courses, Crazy golf, Go Karting, Hikes, Camps and Climbing to name a few.

Each term it seems they want to rise higher which was proved at this weeks meeting; a pioneering competition to build the highest tower with 3 designs constructed, all the teams including some of the leaders managed to get at least 10 ft off the ground, achievements all round.

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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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