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Week ending 09.05.15

Royal Windsor Parade for Greenock Queen’s Scouts

A group of six Queen’s Scout Award holders travelled to Windsor Castle to attend the annual service and parade to celebrate their achievements in gaining the Scout association’s top award.

This is the culmination of many years’ hard work and effort on the part of the young people. They have had to undertake many challenges covering physical activities, skills, service projects, hiking and residential trips together with camping and various other Scouting challenges.

On the morning of the parade they were put through their paces to bring their marching skills up to scratch by members of the army so that they were in perfect order for their royal march past in the afternoon.

During the parade the members were inspected by and chatted with HRH the duchess of Kent, Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, and Wayne Bulpitt, the Chief Commissioner for the UK. The young people were a credit to Greenock and District Scouting and their Groups and families. Also attending the parade as parade section organisers were Marie Claire Davidson from the 73rd and Sara McCaig from the 70th

Photo: Left to right, Natalie Donald 32nd, Scott Renfrew 70th, Michael Speirs 6th, Declan Bolster 6th, Nathan Beck 70th and Kerrie Munn 32nd.

No loose ends at Pioneering Camp

 Scouts and Explorers from all over the District got together this weekend for another of their Zodiac Camps, but this time it was also a Pioneering Camp. With so many people out under canvass for two nights, the heavens were obviously going to open.

However, the damp weather didn’t put the participants off their activities. Pioneering continues a long and proud Scouting tradition of being able to work with knots, lashings, blocks and anchors to create just about anything.

This weekend the young people learned to tie various knots, made models, used levers and pulleys to pull a car, and created a monkey bridge. They also enjoyed proud traditions of a water fight and a water slide. The competition winners were the 70th A, with 73rd in second place and 70th B runners up. 16 teams of 4 took part. Thanks to Alan Newbigging for pulling the event together.

10th Beavers and Cubs have eggstremely late egg rolling fun

On Thursday at their section meetings Beavers and Cubs enjoyed some rather late egg rolling fun. Beavers and Cubs decorated their eggs before rolling them down the hill and smashing them into pieces.

 Cub leaders meeting

There will be a Cub leaders meeting on Tuesday 12th May at 7.45pm in District HQ where arrangements for Cub camp will be among items discussed.

 23rd World Scout Jamboree Wherries Night

There will be a Wherries Night in aid of 70th Scout Group IST Participants.

7.30 pm – Late

Friday 8th May 2015

Lyle Kirk, Union Street Building, Greenock

All welcome – ticket price £10

(Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Please contact 01475 791210 for tickets!