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Jordan’s ‘youth travels’ to discover Scouts’ ambitions

Blackpool Scouts’ Youth Commissioner Jordan Shuck is on a tour of the district to hear the views of the movement’s young people.

Recently he visited the 53rd Blackpool Cub pack, based at St. Monica’s Church Hall, off Preston New Road, where the youngsters welcomed him to their recent Monday evening meeting to discuss # Shaped Youth Programme

Following the traditional opening of their Cub Pack Meeting called “ Grand Howl” along with the ceremony of Breaking of the Flag and Scout Salute, the youngsters aged from eight - 10.5 were invited to meet Jordon.

Jordon encouraged the youngsters to write down all their ideas they had for future activities they would like to do at Cubs in the space – and outline shape of a human body .

Ideas discussed included archery, visiting The Slime Factory, visiting a pet shop, shooting, fashion shows, and axe throwing.

Jordan said: “At the 53rd Cub Pack, we had a great time coming up with ideas that the Cubs could do on their meeting nights, and within the District.

“I also introduced the idea of Peer Leadership to the Cub Pack, to encourage the young people to develop their team work and leadership skills.”

Ultimate golden seal of approval

Blackpool District Scout Council was once again very proud to see two of its members from the Scout Section receive the prestigious Gold Award.

Rueben Bond, of the 5th Blackpool Scout Troop, and Ben Wilson, of the 6th Blackpool Scout Troop, both aged 14 years attended the award ceremony at The Chorley Woodland Centre, along with 50 other recipients who attended from all over West Lancashire Scouts.

The Awards this year were presented by Kester Sharpe, Deputy Chief UK Commissioner, along with Rob Millington, Assistant County Commissioner Responsible for the Scout Section, in West Lancashire Scouts.

Beavers have a brush with the long arm of the law for badge

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Beavers from 1st Bispham enjoyed a trip to their local police station in Bispham village.

A spokesman for the 1st Bispham Beavers said: “We had a little stop at the police station, which meant we’ve all earned our navigator stage 1 badge.”