100 Club – October 2016

The winning number in our 84th 100 Club Draw was:


AGM & Celebration of Achievement Event 2016

We are pleased to announce that Bella is our Scouter of the Year and has been presented the “Jean Smith Award” in recognition of this achievement.

This was very well deserved and not only comes for her enthusiasm for Scouting but as the youngest person with no parents present on our international camp in France that she took all in her stride.

Many congratulations Bella.

The Grey Beaver Colony Beaver Scout of the Year Award was won by George, the Purple Colony Award was won by Bella, the Purple Cub Pack Award was won by Ashley, the Grey Cub Pack Award was won by Erin, the Grey Scout Troop Award was won by Nathan, the Purple Scout Troop Award was won by Natasha and the Explorer Scout of the Year was Nathan.  All of them have shown outstanding commitment to their Sections and are well deserved winners.

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In addition at the event Natasha and Kayleigh received their Chief Scout Gold Award and Daniel received his Chief Scout Diamond Award.

Daniel was also presented with his Young Leader Belt as was Anna, Saul and Nathan.

Before the awards were presented, guests were entertained by each Section giving a presentation on their last 12-months of activities.

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The afternoon was rounded off with a barbeque for everyone that attended.

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

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Beavers County Akeema Shield 2016

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Following the success in the District Competition, Purple Beaver Colony represented Rossendale in the County Competition.

Activities included stilt walking, crisp tasting, the Twister memory game, ping-pong balls into class jars, hoopla, box & broom and a dressing up sack race.

Two complete rounds of each were completed against six other District representatives.

The team finished in 3rd place which was an excellent result.  Well done to them all.

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

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Beavers Akeema Shield 2016

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Congratulations to Purple Beaver Colony on winning the Rossendale District Akeema Shield Competition.  Grey Colony were commended for doing their best.

Four other teams representing the 5th, 21st, 40th and 45th Rossendale competed against each other in a variety of challenging events – the Twister Memory Game, Box and Broom, ball along the tube challenge, Archery, Skipping and Hockey.

Two complete rounds were completed before the winners were announced.

Purple Colony will now represent Rossendale in the County Akeema Shield Competition,

More photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook Album.

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100 Club – September 2016

The winning number in our 83rd 100 Club Draw was:


Cubs 100 Adventure Camp

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To celebrate the centenary of the formation of the Cub Scout Section, 53 Cub Scouts from the 38th Rossendale took part in the East Lancs Adventure Camp at Bowley Scout Campsite.

Sleeping in “Little Bowley” and the “Tepee Village” the Cubs witnessed an exciting opening ceremony on the Friday night which finished off with a fantastic fireworks display.

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On Saturday the Cubs had a choice of activities which included the zip wire, climbing, leap of faith, crate stacking, a variety of inflatables, skateboarding, grass sledging, a water slide, the “Escape Room” and for most the highlight – the quad bikes.

A “jungle” party was held on the Saturday night following the campfire and cutting of the special cake.

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On Sunday there were a variety of carnival activities for members to try out.

All members did the Group proud with their conduct over the weekend.

Happy birthday Cub Scouts everywhere!

More photos from the weekend can be found in our Facebook Album.

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Grey Colony RAFT Foodbank

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Grey Colony Beavers have been working on their My World Challenge Award part of which is to work with an organisation in their community.

The RAFT Foodbank was chosen and the Beavers arrived for their evening armed with provisions.

As well as picking items ready for distribution the Beavers were given the opportunity to undertake some harvest related worksheets.

Thank you to RAFT for their hospitality. We hope our donations are put to a good use which we are sure they will.

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

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France 2016 International Camp

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Our 4th international camp in France started in the early hours of Saturday 20th August when two coaches containing 80 members left the Rossendale Valley at 2:30 am bound for Dover.

Making the rather choppy cross-channel ferry crossing we arrived at the campsite in Ardres, northern France in time for lunch.

A number of land-based activities were laid on for our members in the afternoon.

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Everyone was split into a total of six Groups for the activities which included stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, katakanu and rafting.  Land-based activities included climbing, archery, fencing, night-line and the high ropes (crate stacking and leap of faith).  Everyone was given the opportunity to participate in every activity during the course of the week.
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The traditional walk to the local ice cream shop took place on the Sunday and Monday evenings.  We were pleased to see the neckerchief donated to the shop owner’s 2-years ago was hung in pride of place for all to see.
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For most the highlight of the week took place on the Tuesday with a visit to Disneyland Paris.  Leaving the site at 7:00 am and returning the following morning at 3:30 am.  Despite the long-day everyone had a throughly good time and came away from Disney armed with gifts for their families.
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A visit to the local market took place on the Thursday followed on the Friday with the “Star Challenge” testing the members on many of the skills they had learnt during the week.  A campfire and awards ceremony was held on the Friday evening to finish off the camp.

With thanks to the Leaders without it would not have been possible to run the camp and a big thank you to all the members who did us proud with their behaviour whilst away.

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For more photos from the camp view our Facebook Albums:

Land Based Activities – Album 1

Land Based Activities – Album 2

Water Based Activities


Ice Cream Shop

General Album (includes travel and market)

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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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