100 Club – August 2016

The winning number in our 82nd 100 Club Draw was:


Purple Troop Bowley Hike

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Twenty members of Purple Scout Troop completed their hike weekend by hiking from Loveclough to Bowley Scout Camp Site near Great Harwood.

The 11-mile hike took approximately 8-hours to complete.

On arriving at the campsite, the tents were pitched and following tea they chilled around the campfire and played games.

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A shortened return leg of the journey was completed on the Sunday.

Well done to everyone who took part.

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Summer Parties 2016

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The summer term was rounded off with a number of parties across each Section.

Grey Colony Beavers had a Beach Party themed meeting.  Many of the Beavers dressed for the occasion.

Activities included a bouncy castle, an obstacle course, a bean bag throwing game and an egg and spoon relay.

See their Facebook Album.

Purple Beaver Colony had a super hero / Disney themed fancy dress party.

The bouncy castle proved to be a top attraction but the horse-shoe throwing game and apple bobbing was also a top hit.

Following supper, the evening was finished off with a water relay game before a prize was awarded to the most original boy and girl fancy dress outfit.

See their Facebook Album.

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Purple Pack Cubs had an evening of fun at Runamok, Haslingden on the hottest day of the year!

Despite the heat everyone had a great time!

See their Facebook Album.

Grey Pack Cubs finished off the summer term with a fun evening involving space hoppers!

A series of relays were held involving the over-sized balloons that at times proved difficult to handle!

Following a hot-dog supper their mental as well as their physical ability was tested with a giant sized connect four game.

See their Facebook Album.

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Most end of term parties end up with a feast to celebrate the coming break.

Purple Scout Troop members were in for a shock when on the menu were locusts, buffalo worms, garlic chapulines, mealworms, silkworms, sago worms as well as the more conventional butter beans, kidney beans, spaghetti, jelly worms and chocolate raisins in the Sections very own Bush Tucker Trial.

Most of the Scouts were willing to try the delicacies.

View their Facebook Album.

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100 Club – July 2016

The winning number in our 81st 100 Club Draw was:


District Beaver Scout Outdoor Activity Day

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Beaver Scouts from across Rossendale came together for an outdoor activity day at Cribden House School, Rawtenstall organised by Olly’s Woodland Learning.

The Beavers worked their way around a number of bases taking part in leaf identification, cooking on a fire, building stick towers, fire-lighting, mud painting (any excuse to play in the mud!), putting up a tent, a scavenger hunt, making “dens” for Lego characters, making friendship bracelets and collecting firewood for the end of the afternoon campfire.

Thank you to all those involved in organising the event everyone had a great time!

For more photos from the day, view our Facebook Album.

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Purple Pack Olympics

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With each Six representing a different country, Purple Pack held a mini-Olympics competition.

The Cubs took part in an Egg & Spoon Race, Bean Bag Target game, a Sprint Relay an Obstacle Course and the Long Jump.

The eventual winners were White Six representing Japan.

The evening was rounded off with a barbeque for the members and their parents before Diana White performed her last duty as “Akela” by investing some new members.

In various forms Diana has served the Group for over 40-years.  An incredible amount of time. She has been a role model to hundreds of Cub Scouts who have passed through the Section.

The good news is that Diana has agreed to be available as an “occasional helper”, but she will not be attending Pack meetings on a weekly basis.

The Group would like to wish Diana all the best in her “retirement”.  No “thank you” can be big enough!

For more photos from the evening, view our Facebook Album.

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Crawshawbooth Family Fun Day

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Kids in RossendaleWith a big thank you to Members & Leaders from across the Group who helped out at the Crawshawbooth Family Fun Day.

Leaders dressed up as Disney & Marvel characters and the Young Members helped raise money on the side-stalls.

Coronation Street star, Sam Aston (aka “Chesney”) came along to lend his support to the event in aid of Kids in Rossendale.

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Tesco FareShare

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Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were all too willing to help when the Group were asked by Tesco Haslingden if we could help with their FareShare initiative.

Assisting in store to hand out promotional leaflets and to collect donations, the Scouters were well received by Tesco’s customers.

FareShare is an organisation who save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people.

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Beavers Pets at Home

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Beavers_Pets_at_Home_2016_1 Members from Grey & Purple Beavers Colonies spent an interesting evening at Pets at Home, Rawtenstall as part of their Animal Friend Activity Badge.

The Beavers were given the chance to meet up close a number of animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamster’s and a gecko.

Inquisitive by nature the Beavers had lots of questions for the store staff.

More photos from Grey Colony can be viewed here and Purple Colony here.

Thank you to Pets at Home for giving the Beavers this opportunity.

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Grey Troop Orienteering

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With thanks once again to Pendle Forest Orienteers for running a fun evening of orienteering at Marl Pits Sports Centre.

The 29 Scouts from Grey Troop spent the evening following their maps to find the hidden markers around the grounds.

For more photos from the evening, view our Facebook Album.

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