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Week Ending 23.08.14

Welcome back to Scout Notes

I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer whether they were involved in Scouting activities or not. This year will be packed with exciting adventures for Scouts from every section and group – please don’t be shy about sharing your experiences with the rest of Greenock & District through Scout Notes.

Join the adventure

Greenock & District Scouts would be pleased to welcome new recruits – boys and girls for all sections.

The sections are:

Beaver Scouts – ages five years nine months to eight years.

Cub Scouts – ages eight years to 10 years six months.

Scouts – ages 10 years six months to 14 years.#

Explorer Scouts – ages 14 years to 18 years.

Adults – Network, Leadership Roles or Scout Active Support.

For more details about meeting time and places visit: or email moc.loanull@kconeergstuocs.

Gang Show 2014 rehearsals kick off

That time has finally arrived to put on the dancing shoes, gargle the throats and take the stage as the first rehearsal for Gang Show 2014 takes place on Sunday 24 August at 2pm in the Lyle Church Hall (Union Street Building).

All Scouts, Explorers, Network Supporters and Leaders welcome. Please have soft shoes and £ 1 subscription. For those not yet auditioned please let the producer know on arrival. A tuck shop will be on site.

The Cub and Beaver cast rehearsals will start in mid September, details will be announced later. We look forward to a good turn-out of an enthusiastic cast. Producer Kenny Wilson can be contacted by tel 638742 if required.

Sacre bleu – 85th in France

Scouts and Explorers from the 85th Inverkip & Wemyss Bay attempted a standing camp in a foreign location for their first time this summer and pulled it off with huge success at one of France’s national camping grounds in Jambville in the North of the country.

They mixed traditional skills with sightseeing and some of the activities in Paris and surrounding areas.

A visit to see the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris was something to remember as the group caused a stir among the other tourists and locals with their uniform kilts as they watched a huge military parade.

Radio Club at Blair Atholl International Jamborette

 The Radio Club were just part of the contingent from Greenock & District that took part in this summer’s event in Perthshire. Here’s a picture of them in action.