Cubs 100 and Beavers 30th Water Fun Weekend 2016

Jul
12

On the weekend of 9th / 10th July, Southport District Scouts held a special two day event at their District Headquarters, Waterside Lodge, to celebrate the special anniversaries that are happening in the Scouting World this year. On the Saturday, 80 Beaver Scouts attended their 30th Anniversary celebration and on the Sunday, 170 Cub Scouts attended their 100th Anniversary Celebration.

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Scout District Dragonboat Race 2016

Jul
04

Well done to all the Scout Troops that took part in the first District Scout Dragonboat Racing Competition last Friday. The rain held off but the teams were up against some strong windy conditions. Congratulations to the mixed team of the 61st and 62nd troops who came 1st! 2nd place was the mixed team of the 1st Shackleton, 58th and 48th Troops and 3rd place was the 1st Lockhart Troop. The winning team went home with the brand new Trophy for this competition and individual winning medals.

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62nd Cubs win District Sports Day 2016

Jun
27

Congratulations to the 62nd Cub Pack who won this year's District Cub Sports Day. In joint 2nd place were the 61st and 48th Cub Packs and in 3rd were 1st Tigers. Events included straight races, plus the traditional fun type Sack, Obstacle, Egg & Spoon & 3 Legged races. Field events included Basketball and cricket ball throwing. The finale of the day was a relay race involving teams of 6 Cubs for which there was a separate winners Cup. Congratulations go to the 61st Pack for winning that this year!

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Wingding 100 2016

Jun
24

Wingdings is a Bi-Annual County Camp held at Tawd Vale, which is an amazing experience for the Cubs and Beavers that get to take part.Over 1000 Cubs spend the weekend there whilst hundred's of Beaver Scouts visit on the Saturday to take part in the activities. This year's event was made extra special as it coincided with the Cub Centenary year and the Beavers 30th Anniversary. Lots of Cub Packs and Beaver Colonies from Southport District were lucky enough to get places and take part in the adventure (the camping places sold out within a week of them going online).

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61st Win District Cub Dragonboat Racing 2016

Jun
11

This year's District Cub Dragonboating racing was a really good night. 140 cubs took part, having two races each and the fastest times won. It was a really warm evening and the lake was like a mirror for the most of it....perfect for racing. The winning race time was 3 mins 37 secs. Congratulations to the 61st for winning, only 3 seconds faster than the 58th cubs and then the 1st Panthers were in 3rd, only 1 second behind 2nd place ! The winners took home a special medal each as it's the Cub centenary year.

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Cubs 100 - Trip to see the New Jungle Book Film

Apr
27

It was our Second Cub Centenary event of the year on Tuesday 26th April, a trip to see the new Jungle Book film at the Plaza Community Cinema in Crosby. It was a coincidence too good to miss, with Baden Powell using elements of this story when he started Cub Scouting 100 years ago.
500 cubs and Leaders attended from Southport, Formby, Crosby and Altside Districts.
It was a fantastic atmosphere and film. Everyone even clapped at the end!

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St. George's Day 2016 - District Commissioner Report

Apr
25

Well, plans for St.Georges day usually start back in the early autumn with the booking of the bands and consulting with Holy Trinity to arrange dates for our annual service and Parade. This year was no exception, but this year the 23rd April fell on a Saturday so breaking with tradition I settled on the Saturday for our celebrations.

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Leader's Awards Presentations

Apr
01

Congratulations to all of our Southport District leaders / Executive members who were presented with awards for distinguished service to Scouting at last night's County Adult Awards Presentations in Liverpool. The awards included Chief Scout Commendations, Medals of Merit, Bars to Medal of Merits and Silver Acorns. Out of the 30 leaders that attended from across Merseyside almost a third were from our District. Well done everyone!

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Great Escape 2016

Mar
21

Well done to all the Southport teams that took part in this weekend's Great Escape Competition at Tawd Vale....and especially to both the 1st Southport Troops, Lockhart & Shackleton, who came joint 2nd and to the 48th Troop who came 3rd! When you consider that there are over 70 teams from across the County taking part this is an excellent result for our District! The various teams camped at Tawd Vale and spent two days going round various challenge bases on the site which included Scout skills, traversing the river etc, all to test their teamwork and leadership skills.

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Cub Outdoor Competition 2016

Mar
21

Many Congratulations to the 58th Cub Pack, who won this year's District Outdoor Competition, and to the 62nd and 48th Cub Packs who came joint second! The competition took place at the 1st Southport HQ in Ainsdale and involved teams of 6 Cubs, per Pack, being tested on 10 different skill / fun type bases throughout the day. Each base was organised and run by the leaders from each of our 10 packs and included Fire Lighting, First Aid, Map symbols, mini Pioneering, Semaphore, Ingenuity, a water fun game, Bean Bag gauntlet, Stocking football and Welly throwing.

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