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Week Ending 16.12.17

Christmas and New Year Greetings

On behalf of Greenock and District Scouts the District Commissioner wishes to pass on his thanks to all leaders, helpers and parents for all the volunteer hours freely given to Scouting in 2017. Thanks also to all kindred organisations and to members of the Inverclyde public for their support of Scouting in 2017 and best wishes to you all for a Happy and Prosperous 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.

32nd Pull off a real Christmas Cracker

Scouts from the 32nd Troop spent the weekend in the Capital last weekend, celebrating Christmas in style at Edinburgh Castle and the Christmas Markets.

The scouts were noticeable on the Royal mile with their uniforms and Santa hats! They worked their way through Scottish challenges, learning a bit about their national heritage while visiting some of the city’s most notable attractions. They even fitted in a panto.



On Sunday morning, they scaled Arthur’s Seat to take in a winter view and remember an old friend. The weekend had that real old Christmas feel and it even snowed.








Biking at Bo’ness

Scouts from the 85th Inverkip & Wemyss Bay spent last weekend cycling around Bo’ness and Falkirk to cover parts of their Outdoor and Scottish Challenge badges.

The group cycled along the canal path into the Falkirk Wheel where they took a barge trip up and down the wheel before cycling on to visit the Kelpies.




They paid a visit to Blackness Castle before finishing on Sunday. A huge thankyou to everyone at the 3rd Bo’ness Scouts for making it possible by opening their Scout hall to host the group for the weekend, and for helping out with local knowledge.





33rd enjoy Christmas Camp

 They had their annual Christmas Camp at the weekend. They enjoyed sunny but cold conditions with everyone having a good time.

The Beavers and Scouts hiked up to Everton on the Friday night while the scouts set up their tents. Then the Beavers played a game outside before getting ready for bed and settling down to watch a film with some supper.





Cubs, Beavers and Scouts enjoyed various activities including archery, grass sledging, and crafts in the lodge. Some Scouts helped with the archery and grass sledging, while others went to do some fire lighting and then some went on to complete their master at arms badge.

Everyone enjoyed Christmas dinner before presenting GSL Paul with a gift and cards as he has left for new adventures. He will be missed at both the group and Everton.






GSLs Meeting

There will be a meeting of GSLs on Sunday 8th January 2018 in District HQ from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Please try to ensure all Groups are represented.