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Week Ending 16.05.15

Explorers Take to the Hills
05.16 32ndA group of 14 Explorer scouts from the Northface Explorer Unit and their leaders (plus unit mascot Barney) took to the hills last week on an evening’s hike to Cornalees Nature Reserve and the Loch Thom area

Leaders Make a Splash

Over the past weekend, four leaders, Sara McCaig (70th), Paul Laverty (33rd), Michael Sinclair (10th) and Gordon Sinclair (10th) all successfully passed their RYA Powerboat Level 2 Award. Their training course saw them take the helm of two RIBS and travel from Largs Marina over to Cumbrae to practice boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving, coming alongside and man overboard. They even managed to navigate themselves to the Ritz Cafe for ice cream. Sunday was a different story, with gale force winds gusting they managed out of the marina to practice manoeuvring but came back into the marina to finish the morning off.

Thank to instructors Sandy and John from the 29th Glasgow Scout Group for delivering the course.

1St Gourock Scouts at Gourock Highland Games

05.16 6th1st Gourock Scouts braved the wind and rain at the Gourock Highland Games on Sunday to serve lunch and cakes to honoured guests and the public. The scouts had a great pitch to see all the events while the rain poured down. Tea and cakes where served to all with smiles and enthusiasm from our young Scout Leaders and Executive Committee.  While a team of trusted exec and parents provided lunch in the YAC club for all the judges and guests.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the weekend a wet, but wonderful, success, with great donations of home baking and catering skills aplenty. Hopefully everyone will all be dried out in time for next year!

Wherries Night for Switzerland

There’s a Wherries night in aid of Summer camp Switzerland 2015 for 73rd and 5th scouts at Westburn Church Hall on Friday 22nd May 7.30pm till late. Tickets are £10 and include light supper of pie and peas. Tickets can be ordered from Ross Munro

Beaver Leaders Meeting

There will be a Beaver Leaders meeting on Tuesday 19th May at 7.45pm in District HQ where among items to be discussed is the Good Turn