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

Disney

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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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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