Archive for November, 2010

Where are we?

Will Scouts be able to tell north from south on monday when we start the Navigator badge?

Blackpool Tower

Scouts visit Blackpool…..

Blackpool Tower
Scouts visit Backpool Tower 2010

On Saturday 06 November 2010 Gilberydke Scouts went to Blackpool for the day.  Setting off very early in the moring, almost before the sun was up, a minibus from South Cave Car and Van Hire was to be the mode of transport for our adventure.  We arrived in Blackpool at 11.00am and headed straight for the Tower.  Over the next few hours the Scouts investigated the attractions in the tower complex and enjoyed a visit to the tower circus, which was a requirement for one of the activity badges being undertaken this term.  The time spent in the tower was excellent and there was certainly a lot to do.  Before we knew it time was up and we needed to be off in search of some tea.  The Scouts had chosen a “Fish and Chip supper” as an “must have if you are at the seaside” tea.  Thanks to Coral Island Fish Shop for their speedy excellent service, not an easy task when tea is ordered for 17!  A walk along the Prom to view the illuminations, a visit to the gift shops and a short spell in the amusements meant it was soon time to board the minibus for the journey home, but not before driving the whole length of the illuminated promenade to take in the whole of Blackpool Illuminations (well it would be rude not to!).

All in all an fantastic time was had by all.

I would like to thank Ken, Debbie, Linda, and Fiona for coming on the trip as leaders and adult support.

Peter Colley.
Scout Leader.

Bonfire Night

Wow!  What a great night we had at the joint Beaver and Cubs Bonfire Night Party!  Warm weather, no rain and a fantastic turnout made the evening a huge success.  I counted about 75 people in the HQ.  Everyone seemed to have a great time and everything went perfectly thanks to a great team effort.  Thank you to all our usual helpers and special thanks to Adam.  Most of all, thank you to all you wonderful Parents for supporting us, it really makes it worthwhile and we couldn’t do these events without you.  Several people have told us they really enjoyed themselves, which is what Cubs and Beavers is all about!  Many thanks to Mrs Dower for the photos.  If anyone has any more photos, please do let us have them.  Thanks, John.