Week Ending 22.02.14
Gone Home Ronnie Mackay
Greenock and District Scouts lost one of its former District Commissioners with the passing away last week of Ronnie Mackay.
Ronnie had been a valued leader for many years serving in various roles with the 5th, 6th and 59th Groups.
As well as serving as District Commissioner from 2003 to 2006, Ronnie was actively involved in leader training and the Greenock Gang Show for many years.
The thoughts and prayers of the District are with Margaret and the family at this sad time.
85th Go Camping In Aberdeen
As well as pioneering, they tried out shinty, and had a go at Scottish baking, everyone contributing a tray of shortbread or millionaire’s shortcake for dessert at the Burns Supper on the Saturday night.
Another four Scouts notched up the final thing they need for the badge by camping in their 4th different Scottish region, and will be awarded with their Scottish Challenge at their next meeting.
85th At The Green Gym
Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Scouts mucked in with the volunteers at the Green Gym in Inverkip’s Daff Glen to help improve the pathway there.
The group who are working towards their Community Challenge badge built some steps while others helped repair railings.
They’ll be helping out again at the next event when stretches of the path will be strengthened with gravel. Anyone can volunteer to help out at the next Green Gym by emailing Eileen at ku.oc.oohaynull@ccbwi.
45th Tie Knots and Make Stretchers
Brave volunteers were carried around and points allocated for the best stretcher.
Congratulations to the Eagles who won and to all the groups for great effort. No scouts were dropped during this exercise!
70th Take A Hike
On the way the Scouts experienced all weathers from sunshine to heavy wind and rain with a snow and hail shower at the top of Dunrod.
It was a great day and another tick towards the Hikes Away and Hill Walker activity badges.
33rd Enjoy A Muddy Camp
The 33rdScouts spent the weekend at a very muddy Everton on what was their first camp of the year.
The camp was to be a training camp for the Hardie Webster Trophy but essentially became a survival exercise with the Scouts facing deep sticky mud, freezing temperatures, driving rain/snow and hail. The sun did make a couple of welcome appearances over the weekend as well.
A great time was had by all with three of the Scouts spending their very first night in a tent, a true baptism by fire.
Radio Club Helps Guides To Celebrate Thinking Day
Members of the District amateur radio club assisted Girlguiding Renfrewshire with their annual Thinking Day on-the-air event last weekend at South Newton campsite.
Using the special call sign GB0GGR, contact was made with 17 different countries including the USA, and Algeria. Contact was also made with 14 different Guide and Scout Special Event stations from all over the UK.