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Week Ending 24.05.14

 Scout Get Outdoors Success.

Last weekend a total of 83 Scouts from eight groups gathered together for a training/fun weekend of Scouting Skills and fun entertainment.

There were Scouts from 5th, 6th, 10th, 33rd, 45th, 59th, 70th, 73rd, 85th present and ready to Get Outdoors and have some fun.

After arriving on the Friday night in fine weather and setting up their camps they kicked the weekend off with a wide game, the intention was to tire the Scouts out so Leaders could get an early night in preparation for a very hectic weekend. Sadly that backfired.

The rains came during the night and stayed with us until Sunday but in no way did it dampen the Scouts’ enthusiasm for the task in hand. With motivation and encouragement from the Leader team, the Scouts grabbed the bull by the horns and got stuck in.

Throughout Saturday and battling whatever the Everton weather through at them the camp participants, were shown how a competition camp is constructed and were given hints and tips in all aspects of how it should be tackled. And despite the weather, all erected camp sites remained standing until Sunday.

After tea the fun began. On offer was abseiling overseen by Alan Fielding, archery looked after by Barry and Ross, block printing organised by Campbell and the slippery slide, which you’d have thought with the weather conditions this would have been avoided. But no, this was the all-time favourite. Even the leaders took part.

Once everyone got themselves dried and cleaned up they headed down to the camp fire where David Storey got them all singing and dancing. The poor soul lost his voice.

It was then supper time and bed – and an early night. Sadly the rain got the better of us all and after striking camp sites all headed for home. And despite the conditions, not one word of complaint or any moaning! All wet, tired but very happy after a fantastic weekend.

 Backwoods cooking at the 70th

 The 70th cubs began work on one of the brand new cub activity badges this week with some backwoods cooking. After getting a good campfire going, the cubs prepared eggs in potatoes and mixed up the dough for breadsticks that were then cooked on the embers of the fire along with sausages on a stick. The cubs all tucked into the feast and are now looking forward to the next step of cooking over the fire with billy cans to complete the badge.

 85th Scouts care for the Hospice

 Scouts from the 85th Inverkip & Wemyss Bay spent the weekend helping Ardgowan Hospice raise funds at the new B&Q store in Port Glasgow’s opening weekend. The group was delighted by the chance to help the Hospice in their efforts. They also earned community service hours which contribute towards their own Scottish Challenge badge, as well as their Community Challenge.

While they were there, they took the chance to help promote the Hospice’s Sunset Walk fundraiser which takes place in Greenock on the evening of Saturday 24th. Thanks to all customers who contributed to a very successful weekend.

 1st Gourock Beavers’ mini highland games

 1st Gourock Beaver Scouts enjoyed a mini highland games evening after the recent games in Gourock Park.

They tossed the caber, hurled haggis, competed in the tug of war (wearing an assortment of kilts) and enjoyed juice and biscuits in the refreshment tent.

A great night for all, including leaders who got fully involved in all activities and, unlike the big event, Beaver Scout mini games had sunshine throughout.

 Wherries night

 A Wherries night has been arranged for Saturday 14th June 2014 in the Masonic hall in Gourock (over 18s only) tickets cost £10 per person and includes a light supper of a pie/ There will be a raffle on the night that is the final fundraiser to support the 21 explorer scouts and Networkers that are going to do their Explorer Belt expedition this summer in Bavaria. To book tickets or to donate raffle prizes, please email Ross Munro at ku.oc.liamtohnull@dr37stuocS.

 47th table top sale

 The 47th Greenock & District are holding a table top sale in Saturday, May 24th of May. From 10am to 1pm, in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Port Glasgow.