Wingding 2014 - Beaver Scout Visit

Jun
26

60 excited six to eight year olds and 12 tired adults could only mean one thing, another Beaver outing. This time it was for our biannual County day out (Wingding) at Tawd Vale. 4 Colonies met at Waterloo Road Recreation Ground, Waterloo Road, at 7.45 am, to catch the coach to Tawd Vale whilst one colony made its own way there.

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58th Cubs win District Sports Day 2014

Jun
16

It was District Cub Sports Day on Saturday. Another fun filled event with the Sun shining on us. Congratulations to the 58th Cub Pack who won overall, closely followed by the 1st Panther Pack and the 61st. The 61st also won the separate Team Relay Trophy. A big thanks go out to Nathan (ADC Cubs) and his team of organisers / Judges for their hard work.

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Silver Acorn Award

Jun
13

You don't have to be in uniform to help run a Scout Group or a Scout District and be recognised for your work...Here is Sam, our District Treasurer, receiving the Silver Acorn Award from our County Commissioner at last nights District AGM. Congratulations Sam!

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District Cub Dragonboat Competition 2014

Jun
07

It was Southport District's Annual Cub Dragonboat Racing Competition last night. 130 Cubs took part forming 8 teams of approx 18 cubs per boat. Each team had two timed races, one in each boat and against different teams. There were also 2 Network / Explorer scouts in each boat to help paddle the boats to the start and shout encouragement to the Cubs during each race. The team with the fastest combined times won the competition. The weather, which had threatened rain and gusts earlier in the week, turned warm and gave a gentle breeze to help push he boats along as they raced.

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District Cub Camp May 2014

May
23

Nearly 90 Cubs and Leaders arrived to brilliant weather at Forest Camp in Cheshire last Friday. The weather was fantastic from start to finish and enabled us to have our meals outside, enjoy the activities and take home dry tents!

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1st Southport Lockhart's win 'Shelter Box' Scavenger Hunt - Liverpool

May
12

Whilst the District Cooking competition was going on,1st Southport's Shackleton & Lockhart Scout Troops also entered teams in the North West Region 'Shelter Box' 'Scavenger Hunt which Lockhart Troop WON! The whole event was to raise awareness for ' Shelter Box' with teams of up to 6 Scouts going round Liverpool City Centre all day collecting clues and completing challenges. The winning team also featured on North West Tonight (See picture). Well done to Everyone!

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District Scout Cooking Competition 2014

May
12

It was the District Scout Cooking competition this weekend which took place at the 19th's headquarters.The teams of Scouts were given mystery ingredients (including fish, which had to be gutted) and asked to create a meal. They also needed to build a fire and put up a shelter to cook under. Many congratulations to 1st Southport Lockhart Troop whose two teams came 1st and 2nd and to the 2nd Southport who were third. Well done to everyone that took part!

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St.George's Day Parade - Windsor

Apr
28

Whilst the rest of Southport District were parading yesterday a few Scouter's from Merseyside County were invited to Scouting's special St.George's Day parade which takes place in Windsor Castle in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent. Amongst these was Laura, one of the 1st Southport Leaders, who was there because she had been awarded the Chief Scout Commendation last year. During her time there she also got to meet our Chief Scout (Bear Grylls).

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St.George's Day Parade 2014

Apr
28

Well done to everyone who turned out for yesterday's St.Georges Day Parade. The weather remained good and everyone looked smart as they paraded along the new route to Holy Trinity Church. At the Church service, various awards were given out including Long Service and D of E Awards. James Hardman from the 2nd Southport Scouts won the Walter Broadbent Trophy and the 62nd Cub Pack won 'Pack of the Year' closely followed by the 48th pack in 2nd place and the 1st Southport Panther Cub Pack in 3rd.

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62nd Cub Pack Win District Outdoor Competition

Apr
28

Congratulations to the 62nd Cub Pack who won yesterday morning's District Outdoor Competition. The Cub teams were tasked with building an oven and then preparing, cooking and decorating some cakes. These were then judged by Chris (DC) and Nathan (ADC Cubs).8 teams entered the competition and they were scored on their teamwork, the quality of their ovens produced, the tidiness of their work areas, the presentation and (although it was interesting for both Chris and Nathan!) the taste!

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