Week Ending 20.04.13
32nd at Auchengillan
Cubs from the 32nd enjoyed an exciting day trip to Auchengillan Scout Camp in Glasgow. The Cubs took part in many different activities such as grass sledging, water walkers and inflatables. They had a great time getting muddy and having lots of fun and luckily managed to avoid the rain. A big thank you to all the staff at Auchengillan for being so accommodating.
First Class First Aider
A Port Glasgow Explorer Scout has shown first class skills by becoming a first aid trainer.
Shaun MacKenzie, from the 47th Group, successfully completed his teaching qualifications for both First Response and Full HSE First Aid wiih the outdoor element.
The Scout Association’s vision for 2018 is that young people are fully included in all we do so Shaun’s qualification means that he can now take First Response training in the District.
The training on offer will be of the same quality as that offered externally before but will be more affordable for groups as it is local it has no transport costs attached. Shaun has already delivered training to some of the leaders in his own group and all report that this was excellent.
The next First Response course for adult Leaders and young leaders will take place at Finnart Street HQ on 27 April from 10am until 4pm. The maximum amount of participants is 12 per course and these will be given out on a first come first served basis. The cost for the course is £8 per person which includes books and certification.
Those interested should e-mail Assistant District Commissioner Training Shirley Cairney on moc.liamgnull@yenriaC.yelrihS.
5th show the Way
The tradition started in 2005 and every Easter since the Group have headed north to undertake the walk.
This year, nine Scouts and Explorers completed the walk in five days, averaging 20 miles a day in very cold but sunny weather. Quite an achievement! They met many other walkers along the way and exchanged stories about sore feet and the weather.
Jack led this year’s team of walkers to Fort William, and along with Scott, Colin and Donald this was their fourth time. Well done also to Scot, Stuart, Reef, Jamie and Ben for also completing the walk this year. Ben completed the walk for the first time and was given his W.H.W. badge at the end of the walk. Reece and Sam managed two stages of the walk – a creditable 40 miles.
The event would not have been possible without the help of the support team of Stuart, Mathew, Fraser and Campbell. A great achievement and effort from all concerned
Easter fun at Everton
The Cubs made Easter cakes and decorated eggs to roll as well as taking part in an egg hunt as well as a range of fun outdoor activities.
Young leaders Ross Wylie, Cameron Cairney and MacKenzie Watters also completed Mission 2 of their Young Leader training planning and running a full outdoor programme for the Cubs.
BSA Jamboree 2013
With less than three months to go before the two leaders and three participants set off on this summer’s trip to Connecticut and the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree, the Contingent badge has now been released.
Designed by the young people themselves the badge features the flags of Scotland and the US with the American flag showing 26 stars to pay respects to the 26 victims of the Connecticut school massacre.
Proceeds from the sale of this badge will form the major portion of the Contingent fund raising effort – badges will be available from any of the leaders or young folks attending priced £2. Please help with the fundraising by getting a badge for your camp blanket or collection.