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Zodiac campers enjoy sunshine… and mud

04.25 zodiac 2Everton Scout Campsite had more than 100 people camping this past weekend with the 159th Glasgow Scouts camping, the local Duke of Edinburgh participants finishing their practice hikes and 86 Scouts and Explorers taking part in the third Zodiac Camp.

The Zodiac Camps have Scouts and Explorers camping out under canvas every month of the year, for a year.

We have now seen three out of the four seasons over the weekends with the sun beaming down all weekend the young people enjoyed archery, abseiling, Swedish log candle making, slippery slide and the Everton Experience making its return to the site after 10 years, with some muddy scouts still smiling as they reached the end of the course.

Another base was hammock and shelter building which led to around 40 Scouts and Explorers sleeping in hammocks or the shelters that they had built. They all wrapped up and quickly got to sleep after a long day.

32nd Cubs cross the Border in year of adventure

04.25 32nd cubs12 Cub Scouts from the 32nd pack spent three days at Great Tower National Scout Activity Centre, in the Lake District over the Easter break. The cubs took part in new activities and challenges to celebrate the group’s centenary and also the Cub year of adventure. An action-packed camp saw lots of high rope activities including the leap of faith and crate climbing as well as water-based activities like Bell Boating. A special treat was in store on the journey home with a stop off at England’s premier tree walk and climb activity centre on Lake Windermere. Everyone had a fantastic time and can’t way to continue the centenary celebrations with even more adventures throughout the year.

Leading the way outdoors

04.25 nfeuThree Young Leader’s from the North Face unit achieved their second mission badge. Marc, Adam and Matthew went the extra mile organising and demonstrating back-to-basics outdoor skills and leadership while away with the 32nd troop. Well done boys.




32nd take Boat, Boot, Bike and Bivouac Challenge

Thirty youngsters from the 32nd Scouts ventured to the banks of Loch Venachar and Katrine to finish the outdoor plus and to find some new outdoor and adventure challenges.

During the adventure, Scouts took the Boat, Boot, Bike and Bivouac Challenge. The troop crammed in sailing on the Sir Walter Scott, mountain biking the shores of Loch Katrine, Bell Boating in Loch Venachar and bivouacking and backwoods cooking nearby.

47th get mechanic badges

The 47th group went to Arnold Clark in Dumbarton to do their mechanic badge, thanks to Iain, Stuart and Alan who made this possible.

5th Westburn go the whole Way

04.25 5thSix explorers from the 5th.Westburn Explorers completed walking the West Highland Way, all 96 miles, in five days over the first week of the Easter Break. Well done to Colin, Donald, Stuart, Ben, Jamie and Sam. Thanks also go to Fraser and Mathew in the support team for all their help.



Patrol Leaders in the lead

04.25 32 -80thDuring the Easter break, Patrol Leaders and assistant Patrol Leaders from both the 32nd and 80th Troops took part in a Scottish HQ-run leadership training event. The event’s aim was to assist young people to take the lead and work with adults as part of the movement’s vision towards 2018. The young people were delighted to be informed during the event that the Chief Scout Bear Grylls will be remaining in post for a further three years. The scouts are ready to return to their troops after the holidays full of enthusiasm and keen to complete their team and personal challenge awards. Many thanks to Terry and Tasha from SHQ for a fabulous three-day event.

FESU quiz night

FESU held a quiz night last Tuesday. The explorers came up with the idea and organised it themselves. A big thank you to all the groups, parents and friends who came along to support.

23rd World Scout Jamboree Wherries Night

There will be a Wherries Night in aid of 70th Scout Group IST Participants.

7.30 pm – Late Friday 8th May 2015

Lyle Kirk, Union Street Building, Greenock

All welcome – ticket price £10

(Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Please contact 01475 791210 for tickets!

Beaver Day

Beaver Day is on Saturday 25th at Everton – leaders have all info. Any last minute queries to Ruth Bennett on