The Cubs and Scouts had a fantastic time this evening canoeing, kayaking and Stand-up Paddle-boarding at The Anderton Centre. We're really lucky to have such a great water sports facility on our doorstep and the Cubs and Scouts are already looking forward to their next visit!
Coming up in July and August are two Sailing taster evenings for the Cubs so watch this space for updates about our budding sailors #skillsforlife
Scouting is youth led and several times a year the Cubs have a "Pack Forum" to discuss camps and activities they would like to prioritise. This evening we took advantage of the sunny weather and had a pleasant walk from White Bear Marina to Frederick's Ice Cream Parlour. The Cubs enjoyed a cornet in the sun and came up with some fantastic ideas, including:
Climbing wall / bouldering
Factory tour (industry / chocolate!)
A zoo trip
Football stadium tour
Skiing - Chill Factore
Dogs home - Dogs Trust
Food tasting night
Speed boat ride
A trip to Heysham Power Station
We'll certainly be able to incorporate some of these ideas into the programme next term so watch this space.
Also, making her debut appearance this evening, was Pip the Pup who is joining ASJ Cubs as an Assistant Leader! Pip works at a secondary school as a therapy dog and is a hypoallergenic breed, so is perfectly suited to the being a member of a Cub Pack. Pip will attend on suitable evenings throughout the year.
The ASJ Cubs had a fascinating tour of the Da'watul Islam Mosque this evening for their World Faith Badge. A big thank you to Mubeen for his time and making it such an enjoyable trip!
Ten budding Cub sailors hit the water this evening at Fishmoor Reservoir in Blackburn and had a two-hour sailing taster session for their Stage One Sailing Badge. The Cubs all said they had great fun on their catamaran-like "fun boats", which provided the stability for them to pick up some speed and gain confidence without capsizing. Eden, our Young Leader, and Cub Scout Matilda went one step further and took out a Pico sailing dinghy, which was very impressive considering the wind speeds that evening!
A big thank-you to Ray, Tom, John and all the other Splashu volunteers for making this special experience for our Cubs!
ASJ Scouts love a challenge and that's what they got, setting up camp in the relentless rain! Thankfully it brightened up on Saturday evening and despite the weather our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts had a fantastic time playing, canoeing, shooting, making model boats and orienteering!
Congratulations to Eden, Lewis, Dan and Josh for successfully passing their interview and being granted the Chief Scouts Gold award, the highest award in scouts. Well done guys!
There is a proposal to develop a new community facility at King George’s playing field Adlington. It will consist of new changing facilities for users of the football pitches, a community building with communal entry area and kitchens plus a large hall. Anderton Scout Group, Brownies and Adlington Ranger Guides along with Adlington Junior Football Club, as potential users, have been afforded the opportunity to make comment about the proposal. There is also a unique opportunity for the proposal to be a community led initiative, whereby you as the community are given the opportunity to comment on the need for such a facility and also positively affect the design and usage of the community building and its
The proposal is for the building to be utilised during week day evenings and weekends by the young people but the facility will be available for the community at large during the day time. It would be really appreciated if you were able to take a few minutes of your time to look at the following questions and give us your comments? In this way you can affect the community provision and use of this
This evening our Cub Scouts had a great time having been give exclusive access to Chorley Library to work towards their Book Reader Activity Badge! A huge thank-you to Samantha Ratcliffe for preparing a fun-filled evening of games, songs and activities to really bring the library to life!
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