Week Ending 18.05.13
Great Weather for Ducks
Leaders were cooking slice, bacon and burgers in their marquee: just what was needed on such a wet and miserable day.
The eight Scouts doing their Entrepreneur Challenges had organised a Hook-a-Duck and Wet Sponge activity. This was great fun, muddy and really wet. They are well on their way to achieving this excellent award.
Meanwhile six Scouts also volunteered with the pony club helping get the site organised, marshalling and fixing fences.
The Group is extremely grateful to all their supporters from the community. All they need next year is some sunshine!
A total of 12 Cubs and 23 Scouts were all aboard for a weekend of adventure with each section participating in tailored programmes. The Cubs took part in activities to complete the Cub Outdoor Challenge and Water Activities Badge while the Scouts gained their Adventure Challenge taking part in activities such as rock climbing, kayaking and boating.
The rain certainly did not put the young people off from having the time of their lives.
Patrol Leader Camp
Twelve of Kilmacolm’s senior Scouts attended a Patrol Leaders’ training camp at East Barnaigh, near Kilbarchan, Renfreshire.
Scouts are now in a better position to help younger Scouts at summer camp. Sites were all laid out properly, tents and dining shelters precisely erected, gateways constructed and meals expertly cooked.
The Troop is very grateful to Kilbarchan Scouts for their permission to use this site and the leaders for their efforts.
District Parade Details
This year’s District Parade and service of celebration of the family of Scouting, will once again be held at Westburn Parish Church in Greenock on Sunday 2 June.
The service will be led by primarily by some of the young people, with the assistance of the Rev M. Coull and Father J. Morrison.
All Groups should be in position within the grounds of the Waterloo Road set (former Greenock Academy building on Madeira Street, Greenock) at 2pm
The parade will be accompanied by the Scouts’ own Leapmoor Pipe band, Largs BB pipes and drums and members of the former Inverclyde Pipe Band, courtesy of Treasurer Duncan Luke. Police Scotland will also be in attendance.
There will be a collection during the service, to be sent to Gilwell Park as part of Scout Community Week
This year the parade will be joined for the first time in many years by the Chief Commissioner of Scotland Graham Haddock, who will take the salute along with District Commissioner David McCallum and local MP, Iain McKenzie.