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Week Ending 21.02.15

Goal-den day for Scout football competition

The scout football competition was this weekend at All Saints Primary School in bright sunshine. The final was contested between the 70th A and 73rd A teams. With the winners being the 70th A after scoring the golden goal in extra time. Well done to all
The explorer competition was run alongside the scout competition and was organised by all the explorer leaders of the participating units. Five units were represented and all competed strongly for the trophy. A great turnout of units. The final was contested between Terranova and Westburn units. Terranova were the worthy winners.
Thanks to all who helped out and to the troops who supported the event – see you again next year.

A yen for things Japanese at the 80th

Three local members of the Celtic Connection Jamboree Unit ran a Japan international night
at the 80th Group for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts this week.
After learning about Japanese customs, language and scouting the young people made Shinto prayer cards, hachimaki headbands, candied sushi, ate with chopsticks and started a District Japanese banner.
At the end of all that they manage to sell some of their Jamboree Unit badges. Well done and many thanks to Paula, Ellie & Ciaran

Sub Zero Camp for 32nd Troop

40 hardy scouts and their leaders from the 32nd Troop spent the weekend in almost freezing conditions under canvas along with 500 other scouts at Clyde Region’s annual winter camp event at Auchengillan.
The Troop took part in many new activities including the ‘rodeo reindeer’, ice skating without ice, water zorbing, forest laser tag amongst traditional skills such as backwoods cooking and bivouac making, with the assistance of the Royal Marine Commandos, who were on site to assist all weekend. Evening events to keep the cold out included a ceilidh and film show, all topped off with hot chocolate and a hog roast supper.

Great leaps for Ardgowan, Darroch and Finnart Explorers

60 Explorers and leaders from Ardgowan, Darroch and Finnart Units spent an enjoyable evening at Airspace in East Kilbride last Wednesday. Airspace has more than 100 interconnected trampolines and includes activities such as Air Bag, PowerJumping, Slam Dunk, Wall Ramp, Shoot Out and of course Freestyle Jumping.
All explorers enjoyed this outing, which saw them undertaking flips, trampoline dodge ball and one of them even managed to complete the wall ramp. However, this jumping exercise did tire out a few of the leaders.

Rocket science for Quarriers Scouts

The Scouts spent an entertaining evening recycling Irn-bru bottles and corks into their own rockets. Then with the help of a bike pump they were launched towards outer space. The Eagles’ rocket went furthest.

Cub leaders meeting

Cub leaders meeting takes place on Tuesday 24th February at 7.45pm in District HQ, Finnart St, Greenock.
Cub camp meeting is at 11am – 12 noon on Saturday 21st Feb in 70th HQ, if anyone wishes to help put a programme together.

Good Turn stamps

If any Beaver colonies still have stamps for the Good Turn please arrange for delivery to Ruth ASAP so a handover can be arranged.

Website

The district’s website is now back up again at http://www.greenockanddistrictscouts.org/.