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1FG Scouts Claim 1st & 2nd in West Wirral Challenges

Posted on January 10th, 2019 by Colin Ratcliffe

Our 1FG Scouts took part in the West Wirral Scout Challenges during 2018, and we were delighted to be awarded 1st Place Troop for the Challenges and 2nd Place for the Wirral 3 Peaks.  The Troop took part in many activities and adventures throughout the year, including a 12 mile hike incorporating the 3 peaks from Bidston Hill to Calday Grange via Thurstaston Common. We are very proud of their achievement. Bravo 

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St Georges Day 2018

Posted on May 27th, 2018 by Colin Ratcliffe

A fabulous morning was spent by 1FG Beavers, Cubs and Scouts walking out to Little Eye with the rest of West Wirral District Groups for a Scouts Own renewal of our Promise and some investitures, before heading back to West Kirby for an inter-group Sandcastle Competition.  We created our own Sand Dragon, and came Joint 1st Place. Bravo everyone.   The weather was kind to us, and overall with well over a hundred Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, along with Explorers and Leaders, we made a lasting impression to the public who saw us.


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West Wirral Gangshow 2018

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Colin Ratcliffe

The West Wirral Gangshow is performing its 2018 performance at the Gladstone Theatre, 8th – 10th March. We once again have 1FG cast and members of the production team involved with this show, which promises to be a fantastic production. Please book your tickets now. 

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1FG Take Part in West Wirral St Georges Day

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Colin Ratcliffe

We had a fantastic turn out for the West Wirral District St Georges Day Parade and Picnic from Royden Park to the Wirral Country Park at Thurstaston. Together with other groups from around the district, we walked to Thurstaston with flags flying where we had a picnic and a Fire Breathing & Tricks show. Thank you each and every one of our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Young Leaders and Leaders who were able to attend on the day. 

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1FG Scoop the top prize ……

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe
IMG_3412This evening at the West Wirral District AGM, 1st Frankby Greasby were awarded with the Presidents Trophy, including a cheque for £200 (and special badges for all our section members). This is a huge honour for me as GSL as it represents us as been recognised as the Best Group in West Wirral. It is down to you all that we have achieved this, and I’m so delighted for each and every one of us, including our Young Leaders, Young People and Parents.  Thank you so much for your continued support, time and energy you put into our Group and Sections week in and week out.  We have a fantastic programme, activities and opportunities and our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are all benefiting from whats on offer at the group, district and county levels.
I was so proud to represent the Group in receiving this award tonight, and once again I thank you all.  BRAVO!

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West Wirral Gangshow 2016 Best of British

Posted on February 7th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe

Best of British Gangshow

The West Wirral Gangshow is back this year, with 4 performances from the 7th – 9th April. This years theme is “Best of British”, with a variety of songs, sketches and acts to be presented at the Gladstone Theatre by Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides and Leaders from across the District.  Please show your support and get your tickets ordered as soon as possible.


As a Group, 1st Frankby Greasby’s own Group Scout Leader, Colin Ratcliffe is taking part and our Assistant Group Scout Leader, Pete Ledson is once again one of the Directors of the show.

2016 Gang Show “Best of British” Ticket Order Forms

Tickets for the Gang Show “Best of British” at the Gladstone Theatre from the 7th – 9th April 2016 are now on sale.

To book your tickets, download and complete the booking form below, returning along with payment* and a stamped addressed envelope to:–

Gang Show Tickets, 10 Dodd Avenue,

Greasby, Wirral, CH49 1RR, Tel: 07954 520 655

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Gangshow Ticket Booking Form

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Extra adults urgently needed at 1st Frankby Greasby Scout Group (Cubs Section)

Posted on November 12th, 2015 by Colin Ratcliffe

1FG Cub Leader AdvertWe urgently need extra adult volunteer leaders NOW as we have already lost a couple of our Cub Leaders and at the end of the year we will be losing another.  We may be forced to close one of our Cub Packs.


With an ever growing waiting list for boys and girls to join our Scout Group, that’s the last thing we want to do.


Our Scout Group has now grown to over 100 young people meeting on four nights of the week. Our Cub Packs meet on a Monday and Tuesday evening and have over 40 Cubs aged 8 – 10 ½ between them. Consequently, we need MORE adult volunteers to lead and run activities for our Cubs.


With lots of support and training available we’ve written a ‘Job Advert’ to tell you what it’s all about – you might be surprised. Please read on!






What do they do?

As part of the Cubs Leader team – plan and deliver an exciting, interesting balanced programme full of fun, challenge and adventure to the boys and girls in our Cub Packs.

  • Our Leader team in the Cub section provide boys and girls aged 8 – 10½ with an opportunity to have fun and learn new skills while taking part in many adventurous activities and weekend camps. Providing everyday adventure is what we do!
  • Volunteering looks great on your CV and a recent impact report told us that 80% of external organisations said that Scouting has benefited their organisation.
  • Volunteering is both fun and rewarding, allowing you to feel empowered and giving you a sense of pride.
  • No Experience is required.

What we will provide

  • Fun, Friendship and Adventure
  • On-going support and mentoring within your new role
  • On-going training including nationally recognised qualifications like First Aid and Safeguarding at no cost to you
  • Opportunities to expand your personal skills and qualifications
  • Full membership to The Scout Association
  • Access to excellent equipment and facilities
  • An activities budget
  • Local district and county organised events
  • Practical and online resources, help and advice for planning future activities, adventures, trips and programme ideas
  • Behind the scenes admin support and support from the Scout Group’s leader team, executive committee and charity trustees plus The Scout Association
  • An opportunity to make a positive contribution to our local community and provide life changing opportunities to the young people in it.
  • The opportunity to gain professional qualifications and add memberships of professional organisations such as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM ) to your CV
  • Insurance – as a member of The Scout Association you would be insured while on Scouting events

Plus District, County & National support

  • West Wirral District – annual programme of district run events, social events, support and training opportunities etc.
  • Merseyside County Scouts – informative website, county events, support and training opportunities – and social events
  • And from The Scout Association:

◦             a telephone support and information service

◦             a full colour, 80 page magazine six times a year

◦             six special supplements each year for your specialist area

◦             on-going training and development

◦             a dedicated and daily updated website with thousands of

downloadable resources to help you in your role

◦             discounts on a range of outdoor gear and other offers

◦             social and activity days for adult volunteers

◦             national and international Scouting events

◦             national press, PR, marketing, lobbying and campaigning for all Scouting

  • and much, much more.


And did you know…?

You’d be joining over 100,000 other adult volunteering in UK Scouting right now including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Bear Grylls, Julia Bradbury – and that includes over 190 adult members in the West Wirral District running 16 Groups with over 900 young people.

  • The number of volunteers working for Scouting is bigger than the combined workforces of the BBC (24,000) and McDonalds (67,000) put together.
  • Volunteering in Scouting can provide opportunities for travel and adventures throughout the UK and internationally – like the World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015

Adults volunteers must be aged 18 or older, ideally existing Mum’s and/or Dad’s of 1st Frankby Greasby young people.

A criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required.

To find out more or to discuss any volunteering opportunity further, please contact Colin, Group Scout Leader at …….


1st Frankby Greasby Scout Group, West Wirral, Merseyside

Tel: 07813 590413 (mobile), 0151 677 4566 (home)

Email: [email protected]



We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

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St George’s Day Parade to Hilbre Island 26th April

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by Colin Ratcliffe

11178231_10206221404076663_2235736941426514136_n (1)More than 300 cubs, scouts and beavers including our own took part in a St George’s Day parade from West Kirby to Hilbre Island on Sunday.

Carrying flags representing the 17 scout groups that form West Wirral scout district, the young people paused at Little Eye to learn about St George and receive a blessing before walking out to Hilbre Island for a picnic and to play games.

The explorers re-enacted the story of St. George in front of the Beavers and Cubs with a full fire breathing dragon they had made themselves.

During the stay on the island, the scouts renewed their promise and three Scouts were invested whilst surrounded by the whole District.

Coinciding with the London Marathon, Colin Ratcliffe, GSL  1st Frankby Greasby Scout Group, was running a 30 mile route which took him to every Scout HQ in West Wirral to raise money for his Scout Group. At this time currently have £400 sponsorship pledges.


His visit to Hilbre Island marked the just over halfway point of his journey and a large cheer went up from the Scouts as he arrived.

Deputy district commissioner, Phill Richardson said: “It was fantastic to see so many young people join the parade and clearly enjoying the adventure.”

Deputy district commissioner Liam O’Malley said: “The weather was fantastic and all the young people were a credit to their groups and district.

“It’s great to see so many out enjoying the fresh air, and it’s days like this which remind me why I volunteer as a Scout Leader!”


It was a truly memorable day had by all, and the welcome which greeted me (Colin) as I got onto the Island was something I will remember for a long long time.  I am so proud to be GSL of our Group and when I saw you all, it was just a brilliant feeling and I congratulate each and every one of 1FG Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as well as Leaders and supporters for turning out in large numbers to represent the Group in a fantastic way.  Well done.


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