Week Ending 02.11.13
All leaders, Network members and Explorer Scouts not participating in Remembrance services local to their Groups or Units are invited to join the District in paying its respects at the Cenotaph in Greenock Wellpark. Please meet in Shaw Place Greenock on Sunday, 10 November at 1220pm in full uniform. The District will be led by the Leapmoor Scout Pipe Band.
District Explorer Belt Quiz Night
A quiz night will take place on Sunday, 17 November at 6.30pm at 1st Gourock Scout Hall, Drumshantie Rd, Gourock to support all those taking part in next year’s Explorer Belt Expedition to Bavaria.
The quiz is open to all older Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders. It’s an ideal link activity for the older sections and there will be prizes for the winner from each section. It’s a £3 donation for entry which includes juice and crisps, plus there will be a tuck shop with home packing and tea and coffee.
We hope this will become an annual event to raise money for a Scout summer expedition or a worthy charitable cause. Come along and join in the fun, meet friends old and new, plus test your knowledge.
You are welcome to turn up on the night but if you would like to reserve a table or two for your Scouts, Unit, as a Network or Leader team, please get in touch with Mark Gallacher on moc.tenretnitbnull@224rehcallagkram
Congratulations to Kai Milloy
Kilmacolm Scouts’ Night Hike
Kilmacolm Scouts recently ventured out at night for a night and incident hike. Kilbarchan and Birkmyre Explorers ran bases for the Scouts including tent pitching in the dark, drain pipe challenge, stretcher making and team building for candle lighting. Much gratitude goes to the Explorers and their leaders for setting this up. It was a great teaching tool for our new Explorer Unit and fun for our Scouts, who got a good night’s sleep in the hall afterwards.
A Century for the Radio Club
Greenock and District Scouts and Guides Amateur Radio Club successfully made contact with their 100th unique country last weekend. During their weekly club meeting Radio Operator Stephanie McCann (10th Greenock and District Beaver Leader) made the 100th contact with an amateur radio station in Cape Verde (an Island off the west coast of Africa).
It has taken the club more than two years and almost 2000 separate radio contacts to achieve this milestone. The next step is to confirm all the contacts which will allow the club to claim membership of the exclusive DXCC (Distant Contact Century Club).
DXCC is Amateur Radio’s premier award, so well done Stephanie
A Fright Good Time Was Had By All
Across the District Cubs, Scouts and Beavers had a horribly good time this Halloween.
The 70th Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts had a wild time at their party and enjoyed carving some particularly lifelike pumpkins.
The 59th Beavers, Cubs and Scouts had a great night at their Halloween Parties. Nearly 40 beavers, about 25 cubs and 12 scouts had all the usual ghoulish and fun party games and lots of food. The sticky doughnuts on a string were among the many messy but entertaining activities that everyone enjoyed – leaders included. The scouts carved pumpkin lanterns which were put to good use on the way home.