100 Club – February 2017

The winning number in our 88th 100 Club Draw was:


100 Club – January 2017

The winning number in our 87th 100 Club Draw was:


Grey Pack Snow Tubing

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Rossendale Ski Slope was the host on a cold January evening for Grey Pack.

The cold weather did not seem to bother the Cub Scouts who quickly warmed up as the pulled their snow tube up the slope only to return in a fraction of the time.

The evening was rounded off with hot chocolate and marshmallows.

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

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Purple Troop St. Anne’s Winter Camp

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What does it take to run a winter camp for 24 Scouts?

Well for starters, 152 sausage & bacon, 100 slices of toast, 78 wraps, over 5 kilos of breakfast cereal, 960 grams of cheese, 10 kilos of bolognese sauce, 112 pieces of fruit, 72 pints of milk, over 4 kilos of vegetables, 40 litres of fresh fruit juice, approximately 9,300 baked beans, lots and lots of yummy cake and probably 2 hours of sleep!

Friday evening started with the first of the weekend’s fire activities, marshmallow “Smoores”.

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Following little sleep the Scouts were treated to a full English breakfast before splitting into three groups for the mornings activities which included fire lighting and paracords.  A games session then followed.

Smaller groups of four then prepared and cooked a Teriyaki chicken with stir fry vegetables and rice lunch.  All coped with this well.

Fully refreshed, the Scouts then walked the 1.5-miles from the Fylde District Scout activity campsite into St. Anne’s centre.  Here the Scouts were tasked with the mission of identifying a number of items from A-Z and pricing these up in local shops with no more than a £100.00 budget.

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Following a pasta bolognese tea the Scouts then used a backwoods cooking technique to cook fresh fruit complete with marshmallows and chocolate on the fire.  This was followed by campfire songs and free time.

On Sunday morning the Scouts were tasked with designing bin-bag clothes and then parading them on the “cat-walk”.

A balloon chair challenge caused great amusement as did the design a car with vegetables that followed.

The hardest task of the weekend, packing and tidying the dormitories preceded the close of camp.

For more photos from the weekend view our Facebook Album.

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100 Club – December 2016

The winning number in our 86th 100 Club Draw was:


Cubs 100 Promise Party

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Members of Grey & Purple Cub Packs numbering 37 from the Group joined over 70 other Cub Scouts from Rossendale at the District Promise Party.

At precisely 19:16 the Cubs renewed their Promise to mark the day 100 years ago the Cub Scout Section was formed.

Games were played, food was eaten and the cutting of the birthday cake rounded off this momentous occasion.

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

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Purple Troop Grip & Go

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Purple Scout Troop went up in the world when they visited Grip & Go at the Adrenaline Centre in Haslingden.

Tackling the various climbing walls all with a different degree of difficulty, nothing seemed to faze the youngsters.

Combined with a session in the Laser Tag area a fantastic evening was had by all.

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

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Beavers Rotary Shoe Boxes

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Purple Colony Beavers have been working on their My World Challenge Badge with one of the aims being to help people in far off countries.

With this in mind a collection of gifts from the Beavers were donated to the Rotary International Shoe Box Appeal.

Packing boxes for girls and boys and stating a suitable age range the Beavers worked hard at their task.

The result was 22 boxes all ready for children less well off than themselves.

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Bowley Santa Experience

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Christmas came soon for members of Grey & Purple Beaver Colonies when they visited the Santa Experience at the Bowley Scout Campsite.

Armed with a plastic carrier bag the Beavers made their way through the winter wonderland collecting items on the way.

The first stop was the Polar Express where a photo-shoot was in order.  Following this the Beavers decorated a wooden present tag before making their way to Postman Pats post office to write and post a letter to Santa.

Entering “Frozen” land the Beavers met up with Olaf and completed a jigsaw puzzle before moving on to Santa’s toy shop.  Here they helped fix some broken toys.

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A warm welcome awaited them in Mother Christmas’s kitchen where the Beavers decorated a ginger bread tree.

A talking Rudolph greeted them in the next room where the inquisitive Beavers had lots of questions to ask especially about his red nose!

Father Christmas himself awaited the Beavers in his lounge where all names were read out from his book of children and everyone went away with more goodies for their bag.

See Facebook for more Grey Colony and Purple Colony photos.

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Purple Troop Manchester Airport

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Members of Purple Scout Troop spent a fascinating evening at the Manchester Airport Visitor Centre.

The tour started by a look airside at the landing and taking off aircraft.  The Scouts were given an explanation about the process and were keen to ask questions.

Moving in to the warmth of the Concorde hanger the Scouts were delighted to board the fastest passenger airliner in the world.

The history of the aircraft was presented by the tour guide.  Many of the Scouts finding some of the facts hard to believe.  They were fascinated to learn that seat 1a for example was reserved for the Queen.  Michael Jackson was another regular who flew the entire journey with a blanket over his head!

Moving off Concorde the Scouts boarded the body of a DC-10 aircraft.  Here not only did they learn the history of the aircraft, but they also were given the chance to portray many aviation jobs, such as pilots, firemen and policemen.

The evening will contribute to their Air Spotter Activity Badge.

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

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