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Week Ending 09.12.17

10th Beavers have a monster night

10th Beavers had a brilliant St. Andrew’s night meeting this week. The Beavers played some Scottish versions of their favourite games before splitting off into their lodges.

The Beavers made Loch Ness monsters out of paper plates. Then they decided their monsters should be multi-coloured as no one had seen one to know for sure.

The night ended with Irn-Bru and shortbread. This ticked off a few bits for our thistle challenge badge which we will complete in the new year.

70th Scout Group Christmas Post Service 

The 70th Scout Group and Finnart Explorer Scouts, in partnership with St. John’s Church Gourock Youth Organisations, are offering a Christmas post delivery service covering postal addresses in Gourock and the West End of Greenock (area west of Nelson Street and Lyle Hill to the river).

Stamps and collection boxes are available at 70th Scout HQ, Finnart Street (at meeting times), Hall’s Newsagent, Finnart Street and Lyle Kirk, Westburn Church and St. Mary’s RC Church.

Last collection will be at 10.30am on Sunday 17th December and stamps cost 30p. Cards will be delivered as soon after 17th December as possible.

70th Cubs create a blockbuster

70th Cubs had a shot at being Hollywood directors last week by writing, filming and staring in their own blockbuster film trailers.






The Cubs had a great time thinking up themes for their movies and acting them out before all watching the results with a film show on the big screen at the end of the night. Thanks go to Steven and Alistair from Three Mobile for providing the technology and tuition on the evening.





10th enjoy winter camp

10th go for 10 again. For the second year in a row the 10th completed their camping season with a winter camp at Everton. 18 scouts and 3 explorers camped out in the woods.

This was the third year the 10th have been aiming for their Zodiac awards amongst other awards.

After this weekend’s camp, 3 scouts have successfully earned their gold Zodiac award, 10 their silver and another 12 gaining their bronze award.

During the year the scouts have camped in Everton, Lapwing lodge, Loch Goilhead and Arran. Adding 17 nights away and 4 hikes away in the process. A great achievement throughout the year by all of the scouts.

New faces at 33rd Beavers

A great wee night was had by all at the 33rd tonight. Many congratulations to our five new Beavers – Olly, Daisy, Aaron, Jack and Fiona – who were invested and officially welcomed into the colony.

A big well done to all the other Beavers who received a variety of well-deserved badges. They have all worked very hard and I’m sure it won’t be long before we are giving out some more.




Festive Fun for Beavers

The Beaver section had a great turnout at their annual Christmas party tonight.

Almost 150 Beavers joined in with games such as pass the parcel. They also had a mammoth snowball fight. Just before we left for home Santa Claus arrived bring gifts for everyone.

As always this was a great night had by all. Thanks to leaders and parents who support these events.










1st Gourock’s Senior Citizen’s Dinner

1st Gourock’s annual senior citizens dinner was a great success.

The group exec put on a lovely meal which was served up by the scouts.

Followed with fantastic entertainment from the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, accompanied by the wonderful Kenny Wilson.