1st Southport Panther Cubs win District Sports Day 2015

Jun
16

Last Saturday approximately 100 Cubs from all 10 Southport Cub Packs took part in the Annual Cub District Sports Day. Cubs took part in various track events including running,relay race, sack, obstacle, egg and spoon and the three legged race. As well as the track events there were also field events including cricket ball throwing and basket ball shooting. The Team Relay Race and Trophy was won by the 61st Southport. The overall competition was won by 1st Southport Panthers. Runners up were the 58th Southport and third place the 62nd Southport.

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District Cub Water Fun Day 2015

Jun
08

Around 120 of our Cubs attended our Annual District Cub Water fun day yesterday (split over a morning and afternoon session). The cubs had a go at Kayaking, Canoeing, rafting, Bell boating, Kata Canoes and Sailing. The end of each session ending with a mass water battle between all the craft. Even our District Commissioner joined in and almost sank a boat! It was a fabulous day. Many thanks to all the leaders and instructors for helping to organise and run it.

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61st Cubs win the 2015 District Dragonboat Competition

Jun
08

Well done to the 61st Cubs who won this years Dragon boat racing competition. They were closely followed by a combination of the 58th and 19th cub packs with the 2nd cub pack in 3rd place. Over 135 cubs took part forming 8 teams each having 2 races in tough gusty weather conditions. Well done to all the cubs that took part, the Explorer scouts who helped crew and put the buoyancy aids on, the helms, safety boat crews and all the other land based instructors / leaders.

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Bar to Silver Acorn

May
20

Congratulations to Ian Butler (61st Scout Group) who was presented with a Bar to his Silver Acorn (one of the top awards a leader can receive in Scouting) by our District Commissioner at tonight's District Wet Night.

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1st Southport Win Regional Lord Derby Competition

May
18

Huge Congratulations to 1st Southport Lockhart Scout Troop who represented both Southport District and Merseyside County Scouts in the 'Regional' Lord Derby Competition and won! Bispham Hall Campsite hosted this weekend's event where 9 teams represented various Scout Counties from all over the North West. The competition is designed to test each team's Scouting skills and the Regional Competition included Tent erecting, Shelter Building, Knot skills, mini pioneering to make camp gadgets and building a fire on water, amongst others.

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Scavenger Hunt 2015

May
14

Teams from the 48th Scout troop, 1st Southport Lockhart Troop and the 62nd Cub Pack took part in the 2015 Scavenger Hunt around Liverpool last Sunday to raise awareness for 'Shelterbox'. They competed against other teams from all over the North West using their map reading skills to find and complete various tasks set them around the city.

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St.George's Day Parade 2015

Apr
27

Many Congratulations to everyone that organised and turned out for our Annual St.George's Day Parade and Service yesterday. Around 500 District members marched from Waterside Lodge to Holy Trinity Church in glorious sunshine showing Southport what Scouting is all about. When we arrived at the Church we rapidly filled it leaving standing room only at the back.
The Service took place accompanied by Marshside Band ending with the Presentation of Awards, some farewells and welcoming new faces to some of our District Roles.

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Great Escape Scout Competition 2015

Mar
30

This year's County 'Great Escape' Competition turned out to be one of the largest (75 teams entering) and wettest and muddiest. A number of our Scout Troops entered the competition being set challenges both physical (traversing rivers or raising flag poles on a raft in the middle of a flooded quarry) and skill based. They were also joined by some of our Explorer units who were there to help run bases or just enjoy the experience. Despite the weather everyone lad lots of fun.

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58th Cub Pack Win the District Cub Competition 2015

Mar
24

On Saturday 21 March 60 Cub Scouts from across Southport invaded the Botanic Gardens to take part in the Annual Cub Scout Competition. This year the competition was in two parts the first being an observational quiz around the gardens which lasted an hour and consisted of some 15 questions and took in all corners of the park. The second part of the competition was back at the 62nd Headquarters were each team had to light a fire in a biscuit tin and boil enough water to make a cup of hot Chocolate for the judges to drink.

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District Beaver Sleepover 2015

Mar
16

Over the evening of 13th/14th February 18 beavers attended the District Sleepover held at Waterside Lodge. The theme was Jamborees.

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