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Week ending 30.05.15

Finnart’s Colour Explosion

05.30 finnart Finnart Explorers had a colourful night last Tuesday. With a powder paint fight, all had great fun and we are still trying to get paint out of our hair and the hall grounds.

10th Cubs and Scouts Go to Everton

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At the weekend 10th Cubs and Scouts had a fantastic time camping at Everton. 11 Scouts made their way to Everton on Friday evening before being joined by 17 Cubs early on Saturday morning.

Scouts enjoyed an action-packed weekend; they went hiking, putting into practice their map and compass skills that they had been working on over the past few weeks in the hall, completed their model maker’s badge and learned how to properly use optics and binoculars to spot objects and targets from a distance.

Cubs had an equally exciting time at camp. For many this was their first camping experience and this did not faze them at all. They enjoyed getting extremely wet and muddy during the Everton experience and doing some orienteering. After dinner they played some wide games along with the Scouts before toasting marshmallows over the campfire.

The camp was rounded off with badges being presented to the Scouts on Sunday morning before they headed off home happy but tired.

Thanks to Alan Newbigging for taking the time to join us on camp and getting the Scouts through their model maker’s badge and to the parent helpers – Louise, Chris, Susan and Catherine – who made sure the kids ate well throughout the weekend.

47th Pick Up Some Litter

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05.30 47th 2This Monday night the 47th Greenock and District group spent a very productive evening litter picking and pushing the over-ground turf back along the cycle path in upper Port Glasgow. Beavers, Cubs, scouts and a lot of very helpful parents managed to fill 10 bin bags with rubbish. Thanks to everyone who turned out.

This follows on from a brilliant family fun day at Lapwing Lodge on Sunday 17th may. The group enjoyed sumo wrestling, archery and woodcraft among other fun activities. To finish off our year the group has organised a trip to Fun World for all sections and a trip to Air Space for the scouts.

Kilmacolm Cubs Enjoy Lapwing Laughs

05.630 42nd 305.30 42nd 2Seniors Cubs from Kilmacolm have spent a weekend learning super skills at a special camp. Sixes and Seconders from the 42nd set up camp at Lapwing Lodge, in Renfrewshire.

The Cubs learned how to pitch their own tent before a weekend of great fun that involved high ropes, archery, backwoods cooking, raft building, and a campfire.

The Cubs also designed their own camp flags and learned how to make flagpoles by binding poles together.

The weekend was completed when Regional Commissioner Stephen Allan visited camp to present Wood Beads to Leaders David and Helen Nawrath.

The weekend was blessed with sunshine and a great time was had by all. Thanks to all the Leaders for a super camp.

Water Great Effort From Kilmacolm Cubs

05.30 - 42nd 1Kilmacolm Cubs have shown they have bottle after raising more than £250 for Oxfam.

The Cubs had heard a talk from mum Jackie Morris about the work of Oxfam and how many countries are affected by unclean water. The youngsters decided they wanted to do some fundraising and came up with the idea themselves of filling an empty water bottle.

A huge number of coins came back and after a couple of hours counting the big pile, £251 had been raised.

Some of the Cubs then visited Oxfam in Glasgow to hand over the cash. The tremendous effort will go towards their Global Challenge Badge. Thanks to everyone who helped raise such a huge sum.

32nd Group Centenary Camp Was A Huge Success

 Last weekend with a mixture of heavy showers and sunshine, the 32nd Group held their Centenary Camp at Auchengillan Scout activity centre, on the outskirts of Glasgow.

05.30 32nd 405.30 - 32nd 1More than 130 young people and adults attended this once-in-a-century event with the Group Executive and friends on hand to provide the catering for the army of Beavers, Cubs, Scout and Explorers who took part.

The activities were plentiful ranging from raft building and other water activities, hill walking, climbing, abseiling and the famous group It’s A Knockout event on the Saturday evening.

Twelve Beaver scouts slept over for one night and the Northface Explorer scout unit walked part of the West highland way before an educational visit the Glengoyne Whisky  Distillery

05.30 - 32nd GaryActing District Commissioner Stephen Allan visited the group on Sunday and spoke to many of the young people over lunch before presenting AGSL Gary McEachran with his Wood Badge. A massive thank you to all leaders, helpers and parents who made the camp a success for all of the young people.



10th Beavers Visit Pets At Home

05.30 - 10th 110th beavers had a great time at Pets At Home on Thursday. They looked at all the different types of fish before taking part in a colouring competition. Later, they got to see a rabbit, and each Beaver got a chance to hold it. They learned what the rabbits eat and measured out the amount of food for each bunny they had met. The evening was rounded off with a hold of a bearded dragon. Thanks go to Kelly and Mark from Pets At Home for delivering a great workshop.

 85th Invite Feathered Friends To Group Camp 

05.30 - 85th 205.30 - 85th 1 The 85th held their annual Group Camp last weekend at Everton with all sections taking part in a weekend of activities and badges. The highlights of the weekend included the now famous Everton Experience, getting in the thick of dissecting bird pellets, and a chance to meet with the owls who came to visit with their owners from Owl Magic. The slimy slide helped make sure everyone got wet or muddy. The 85th would like to thank the other Groups in the District who provided equipment, facilities and their time to help make the weekend such a success.

33rd & 57th Greenock and District Awards

05.30 - 33rd 1Dylan Bell has received his Chief Scout Bronze award. Dylan has worked really hard to get this award and should be really proud.




70th Visit Glasgow Science Centre

05.30 - 70th cubsA party of Cub Scouts from the 70th Pack went along to the Glasgow Science Centre Youth Organisations’ evening on Friday and night and had an evening of fun activities including a visit to the Fantastic Forces Show and the Planetarium. Thanks to all the leaders who helped organise the visit and the transport.