Scouting Snapshots

Warriors taste the delights of York trip

Monday, 6th March 2017, 10:37 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:47 am
Scouts' trip to York

4th Blackpool Cubs took a step back in time when they met up with Royal Scotsman and Vikings.

A week last Saturday, West Lancashire County Cub Team, based at our County HQ, at Waddecar Camp site, Nr. Goosenargh, organised a trip to York for all youngsters aged between eight and 10.5.

Cub Scouts and their leaders from eight districts across West Lancs, including Fylde, Wyre, Chorley, Lancaster, Morecambe, Preston and South Ribble, descended on York.

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Lorraine Howe, leader with the 4th Blackpool Cub Pack, based at the Cherwell Centre, Chepstow Road, Grange Park, said: “A big Cub Scout umbrella was over York on Saturday when 4th Blackpool cub scouts joined other cubs from West Lancs to visit York.

“4th Blackpool’s first stop was the national train museum.

“They were lucky enough to have a ride on a steam train, the flying Scotsman no less!”

“Next stop was a Viking reenactment of a battle.

“The Vikings were no match for 4th Blackpool who hollered back at the Vikings when they did their battle cry.

“The Cubs learnt all sorts about the Vikings and got to try on helmets and blew the battle horn.

“Once at the chocolate tour, the Cubs got a history lesson on chocolate and sampled chocolates from past and present.

“The last bit of the tour entailed the Cubs making their very own chocolate lollipop.

“These kind of trips give 4th Blackpool the opportunity to experience things they wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to do.

“We can’t thank the West Lancs Cub team enough for organising such a fantastic trip.

“All the Cubs enjoyed the day from start to finish.”

From planning to a pizza feast

Young people aged over 14 gave up their Saturday to embark on a training day to enhance the skills they use when assisting with the Beaver and Cub sections each week.

The day course was held at St John Vianney’s Parish Centre, Glastonbury Avenue, Marton, and was led by Annastacia Bartlett, Beaver Scout Leader at the 44th Blackppol Scout Group and Young People’s Explorers Trainer and Co-rordinator.

It is the first part of the training module young explorer leaders fulfil on the road to becoming a fully fledge leader.

The group discussed how they can #Youth Shape their sections programmes and were treated to a lovely order of pizza!

Heady heights of the


Blackpool District Explorer Scouts Unit had a challenging evening on the climbing wall at Blackpool Sports Centre.

The youngsters, aged 14 to 18, braved the wall, with some even reaching the roof!

There are three Explorer units in Blackpool district: Monday evening (Tiger Unit) based at 5th Blackpool HQ, corner of St Warburga’s Road/Newton Drive, Wednesday evening (Tensing Unit) based at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Caunce Street, Blackpool, and Frid evening (Hudson Unit), based at 1st Staining HQ, Staining Road, Staining.

All units run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Beaver Scouts from the 45th Blackpool Scout Group also recently visited the Blackpool Sports Centre to try their luck at balancing skills on roller blades.

The group managed to stand and even move!

, even though probably marginally well done to everyone.