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Week Ending 18.06.16

32nd Beaver Colony party in the castle for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

 32nd beavers 332nd beavers 224 Beaver Scouts from the 32nd Colony spent several hours last weekend inside Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Starting in the grand hall, the Beavers had a full guided tour of the Castle and learned about its long history.

They then dressed up as kings, queens and knights having made their own crowns and tiaras the previous week.

After lunch, the Beavers went on a hike along the boardwalk to Parklea and discovered some interesting history of Port Glasgow.

The day was finished with Lee and Jamie being invested, then all sang Happy Birthday to our patron Queen Elizabeth and everyone finished off with some birthday cake and apple fizz.

Thanks and farewell to Cameron

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cameron cairneyCameron Cairney has been one of the Young Leaders at 85th Inverkip Cubs for some time now.

However, it’s time for him to move on his Scouting career as a Network Scout when he continues his studies at Stirling University later this year.

Cameron has been a real asset to the group, contributing to the running of the pack, developing programmes and being the brains behind some fantastic camps.

The Group will miss Cameron and the time and effort he has committed to over the years but they wish him well in his studies.

His legacy of imaginative programmes will be enjoyed by the Cubs for years to come.

85th Leaders and Ardgowan Explorers get blisters for charity

caledonian challengecaledonian challenge 2A group of 85th leaders and Ardgowan Explorer leaders raised a fantastic sum for Scottish charities last weekend by completing the Caledonian Challenge.

The team walked 54 miles from Garelochy near Spean Bridge to Strathfillan near Tyndrum in under 24 hours to raise more than £2700 for Foundation Scotland.

Two of them managed the distance in less than 20 hours.

The leaders would like to thank Jimmy Law, a veteran fundraiser and driving force behind the team for leading them on the walk. Donations can still be made at http://www.caledonianchallenge.com/teams/85thScoutLeadersAndTheJudge

Fun at District Centenary Cub Camp

Covered in mudSumoCubs from all over the district spent a fun weekend together at Everton last weekend for the District Centenary Cub Camp.

The weekend was action-packed with wide games on Friday night, a massive water fight after the bases finished on Saturday, and campfire on Saturday night.

The Cubs took part in a number of different bases, including grass sledging, a muddy assault course, geocaching, slippy slide and backwoods cooking during Saturday.

camp fireslippy slideAnd then had a mini carnival on Saturday night with various stalls and activities, including a coconut shy, human fruit machine, toss the caber and many others.

It was a fun filled night with popcorn, candyfloss and slushies for all.

All the Cubs that went along had the chance to design their own cubs100 T-shirt that had been specially made for the event.

Thanks to the all involved in the planning committee that managed to put together an amazing weekend. And also, thanks to all the Scouts, leaders, parents and helpers that helped throughout the weekend to make it such a memorable event.