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1st Bispham Beavers
1st Bispham Beavers
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There’s no place like.... a tent for young Beavers

In preparation for future camps 1st Bispham Beavers recently tested their skills in building their very own tents from scratch.

The youngsters used small bamboo poles with strong string and plastic sheeting to add as cover and they had to see who came up with the best design.

They created some very interesting wigwams, triangular and square tents, just before the wind and rain set in.

The Beavers had some really good fun, but with a sense of purpose and working together.

They also used their individual skills to make the shelter be able to stand up, so the young people could actually fit inside it!

Some of the designs ended up a little lob sided, but others came together and in fact all the Beavers were able to enjoy sitting or kneeling in their own accommodation.

Roll on to Cubs, Scouts and Explorers where they will have the opportunity to put up some real tents such as Force Tens and Soup Kitchens for their future camps.

What an absolutely brilliant start to their Scouting camp adventures!

For more information about how to join Scouting, visit http://blackpoolscouts.org.uk/

Summer travels on horizon

Blackpool District Scouts is being impressively represented across the world over the next few weeks with our young members going as far away as Mongolia, Beijing, Romania, and to Iceland.

It should be a really exciting time with lots of adventure, meeting their peers from different cultures, discussing their ways of life, and social networking.

Have a great adventure to all going travelling this summer!

Awards honour Explorers

Blackpool District Scout Council is delighted to acknowledge the achievements of a number of its Explorer Scouts and Young Leaders who obtained either the Chief Scout Platinum Award or Young Leaders Award – or both!

The celebration evening, at the Salvation Army Citadel, Preston, also included the Chief Scout Diamond Award presentation.

The presentation was made in the presence of the County President Gail Stanley JP DL, County Commissioner for West Lancashire Scouts Steve Moreton, Executive Members of West Lancashire Scouts, Local District Commissioners, along with proud parents, family, and leaders.

The opening thought for the day and what it meant to achieve the award was set out by Daniel Barber, County Explorer Forum Chairperson for West Lancashire, and one of the recipients from Blackpool District.

The presentation of the certificates and chief speaker was Gulwali Passarlay – a 22-year-old renowned author, publicist, and Afghan refugee, who is also a Politics Major at the University of Manchester.

Congratulation to all from Blackpool District, we are very proud of you!