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Week Ending 21.03.15

Silver Chief Scout Awards for 59th Cubs

03.21 - 59thCongratulations to Evan, Jack, Scott and Jennifer of the 59th, who achieved their Chief Scout Silver Award on Thursday night. Over the years they have proven themselves top Cub Scouts and we wish them all the best as they continue their adventures into Scouts.

Joint camp for Darroch Explorers, Westburn Explorers, 73rd Scouts and 1st Gourock Scouts 

03.21 Lochearnhead28 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from four groups had a great weekend of activities including hiking, archery, backwoods cooking, prussicking, wide games and a quiz night in the historic old main station at Lochearnhead.

Gang Show visits

Our Gang Show Producer Kenny Wilson and some of the production and business teams attended the Stirling and Aberdeen Gang Shows last week.  They were treated to two excellent performances and received a first class welcome with grand hospitality.

Both shows thanked Greenock Gang Show for continued support and help along with expressing their appreciation of our own show. It was pointed out that many friendships through emails, Facebook or meetings at national camps have been formed by our cast members and adults through Gang Show activity. Long this may continue.

47th get self defence

21.03 - 47thJames Watson Martial Arts came along to the 47th group to teach some self-defence.

Superheroes in Kilmacolm
03.21 - 42nd 2Kilmacolm Beavers had a superhero activity last week. Each lodge designed their own super-beaver with an identity, super powers and life-size drawing showing costume. They really let their imaginations go to town – one was able to stun their enemy by banging the beaver tail on the ground. Another had rocket shoes for super-fast transport.

70th Cubs get wet for Comic Relief

This week instead of making their faces funny for money, the 70th Cubs decided to clean up with a sponsored face splash for Comic Relief. Having come up with their own fundraising ideas the previous week the cubs unsurprisingly voted to be pelted in the face with wet sponges. A wet and wild night followed where everyone got thoroughly soaked, leaders included, and the cubs managed to raise almost £200 for Comic Relief. Well done to all involved.

Sleepover for 1st Gourock Cubs

03.21 - 6th230.21 - 42nd1st Gourock Cubs had a fantastic sleepover in their Scout hall last weekend after a trip to Glasgow Science Centre. As well as enjoying all the activities in the Science mall, the Cubs paid a visit to the planetarium.

Later, a chip tea was wolfed down by all, before tents were put up inside the hall – easier said than done!  A little sleep was had before breakfast and a trip to Cornalees to do some Geocaching. A number of very tired Cubs were then picked up on Sunday. Well done to the six Cubs who gained their First Night Away.

Celtic Connections Jamboree fundraising badges

Celtic Connections, the local unit attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan next summer, have launched their fundraising badges which are now available to buy from unit members. Special permission has been granted to wear the badge on uniforms and are priced at £2.00 each. Money raised from badge sales will go towards unit costs for activities, travel and training weekends. www.facebook.com/23rdWSJUnit65

 Pioneering competition

The pioneering competition will be held at Everton between 1st and 3rd May 2015.

All groups should have information via their group scout leader. If you require more information and would like some help teaching pioneering at your group, please email alan.newbigging1@nullbtinternet.com.