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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1st Southport Beaver Night Hike & Sleepover

Mar
15

1st Southport 'Willow' Beaver colony held a night hike and sleepover last Saturday. 17 Beavers ventured over the sand dunes in Ainsdale, climbing the highest one to look at the view over Ainsdale and the hills beyond and then into the darkness of the pinewoods. It's now known as the Toad walk due to the numbers that were found on one stretch of pathway by the lake...The Beavers had to walk in single file and manoeuvre their way through them for that short section. Then it was back to their HQ to set up an indoor tented village, watch a film and then sleep.

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1st Southport Lockharts win District Lord Derby Challenge 2016

Mar
08

Congratulations to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop whose teams came 1st and 2nd in this year's District Lord Derby Competition! They were closely followed by the 14th Scout Troop who came 3rd. The teams had to go round bases where they were tested on their Scouting skills. Well done to everyone that took part!

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Shining Stars Easter Appeal

Mar
03

As part of her 'Personal Challenge' Badge Sacha Pursall, from the 55th Southport Cub Pack, has set up an Appeal called the 'Shining Stars Easter Appeal' in memory of her two brothers who sadly passed away due to ill health. Sacha started up her appeal when she was 9 and as part of her fund raising is asking for donations of Easter Eggs,Toy's,Game's, Books and money to go to Zoe's Place Baby Hospice and Claire House Children's Hospice. She also has a donation station in Tesco's Kew store (where she is pictured with her brother, Stephan) and this is there until the 20th of March.

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Cubs 100 - Blackpool Party

Feb
13

On Saturday 6th February, 182 of our Cubs and Leaders ( 3 coaches full) descended on Blackpool Pleasure Beach to join 8000 Cubs from the North West to celebrate the Centenary of Cubs. This was the first major event of our Centenary year and the first time in the Pleasure Beach's history they had closed the park to the Public for a private Party to take place. It was wet and cold but this didn't deter us and loads of fun was had by all.

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New Scout Group to be opened - 40th Southport Crossens

Feb
12

Southport District are re-opening the 40th Southport Scout Group in Crossens! As any of you who had a long wait for a place for your child will know there is a real need for this at that end of Southport. All they need now is a team of enthusiastic adults to get things off the ground. Please share far and wide and lets see who we can find!

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District Scout 'Frostbite' Camp 2016

Feb
01

Well done to our Scout Troops that braved the cold and wet weather at this weekend's 'Frostbite' camp at Scarisbrick Hall. The troops cooked and ate outside and some braved building their own shelters and spending the night in them! Brilliant effort and teamwork all round!

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2016 - Cub Centenary & Beaver's 30th Anniversary

Jan
08

We're back after the Christmas break and 2016 is set to be a fantastic year for the Cubs and Beavers as they celebrate their 100th and 30th Anniversaries. Lots of events are planned for Southport District including extra special water fun days and a massive County Camp for both sections and also, for the Cubs, taking over a cinema to see the new Jungle book film, taking over Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a special ' Promise' party at the end of the year! It's going to be a year to remember!

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