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Week Ending 28.05.16

Kilmacolm Cubs enjoy annual camp

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kilmacolm cubs 2Kilmacolm sixer and seconder Cubs went to Lapwing Lodge for their annual senior cub camp.

They managed to pitch their Stormhaven tents in the pouring rain on Friday evening, and their efforts were well rewarded when the sun came out mid-Saturday and pretty much stayed for the remainder of the weekend.

The Cubs learned many scouting skills and all were successful in finishing their outdoor challenge award, and their pioneer and backwoods cooking activity badges.

Thanks to all the leaders and parents who made this weekend such a success.

 32nd scouts32nd scouts spend time on the water
12 Scouts from the 32nd Troop spent time on the water this week at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch.

The young Scouts not long moved up from Cubs, enjoyed their first experience in boats after a safety session earlier in the week.

The scouts are looking forward to their next session.


32nd Northface Explorers notch up more Zodiac nights

32nd northface 2Explorer Scouts from the Northface Unit who are not tied up in exam fever spent the weekend at Auchengillan scout camp outside Glasgow and were treated to a spectacular thunder and lightning storm before dinner.

Then they enjoyed some grass sledging, fire making, a camp craft competition and games played all the way up to bedtime.

Beautiful sunshine greeted them the following morning as the Explorers cooked breakfast before headed over to Mugdock Country Park for a walk.

10th Beavers become builders
10th beavers 2Last Thursday, the 10th Beavers became builders and tried their hand at some marshmallow and spaghetti towers and other creations.

All the Beavers had lots of fun attempting to get their towers to stand up with many deciding to make the longest line or biggest shape they could.

Some of the Beavers did, however, manage to make a tower with Laura building the tallest at 25 cms.


10th Beavers visit Scouts in the forest

10th beaversAfter a fun filled day with Beavers from across the district at Beaver Day, the 10th beavers went to visit their Scouts in the forest.

They hiked up to the Scouts whilst eating their 30th birthday cupcakes.

They enjoyed looking around the Scouts camp and had a shot at playing dens in the bivvies that the Scouts had built.

Thanks to Michael, Gordon and the scouts for allowing the beavers to visit and inspiring them for the future.

10th Cubs have talent 

10th cubs have talent10th cubs have talent 210th Cubs showed that they have talent. In an evening run along the lines of TV’s Britain’s Got Talent, they put on a show.

There were lots of acts doing lots of different things including sketches, singing, poetry and dancing.

The acts performed in front of the three judges – David (Young Leader Jack), Aleysha (Cub Leader Mark) and Simon (cub Leader Dan) who even used their red buzzers.

The Cubs that choose not to participate became part of the audience who voted and decided on a winner.

Well done to Lucy who came second and Philip who won.

33rd Scouts’ day on the water

33rd scouts 233rd scouts 4The day after helping at the District Beaver Day, the 33rd Scouts were out on the water working towards their Paddle Power Passport.

The weather played ball for a change and they had plenty of swimming and rescue practice.

The Scouts found the perfect spot to practice their seal launch and some on-the-water games were played along with capsizing drills.

 Kincaid Scout Network awards registration evening

There will be a drop-in session on Sunday, 29 May for anyone of Network age (18-25) who is looking for information or help with any of their awards (Queen’s Scout, Explorer Belt and Scouts of the World).

Meet at 70th Greenock and District Scout Hall, Finnart Street, between 7.30pm and 9pm.

 80th Cubs go international

80th cubs80th Cubs enjoyed international night with food from Pakistan, China and Scotland and practised using chopsticks.

Everyone made a great effort to research Scouting around the world as well as flags and outfits. Their World Challenge Badge is well underway.



Long Service Certificates presented

Beaver day long service awardsmargaret and peterDistrict Commissioner Peter Bennett presented Long Service Certificates during the District Beaver Day.

10-year service awards went to George and Kai McClintock who have attended many Scouting events and provided programme support through their work with the Radio Club.

Margaret Marrs received a certificate for 30 years service with the 1st Gourock Group. The award was particularly appropriate as she has been a Beaver Leader there and the presentation was made on the Beaver Scout Section’s birthday.

 Beaver Leaders Meeting

The Beaver Leaders’ meeting is being held on Tuesday, 7 June at 7.30 in Westburn Church Youth Hall.

All leaders, assistants, young leaders and parent help welcome to come along.