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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: 1stfrankbygreasby@live.co.uk

Website: www.1stfrankbygreasby.org.uk

 

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.

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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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St Georges Day Parade & West Wirral Scout HQ Marathon 26th April 2015

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by Colin Ratcliffe

Further to a notification from Phill Richardson, ADC West Wirral, there has been a change to the usual St Georges Day Parade and Church Service planned for this year.  Phill has notified us that ….

 

This years Parade will be different. We will meet in the usual place at Orrysdale Road at 10:30 for an 11am start, but then we will then march from here and turn right out onto Grange Road, following the road and then left onto Dee Lane and down on to the Beach where we will then Parade and walk out to Hilbre Island to celebrate St Georges Day with a picnic and activities on the island before walking back to the Marine Lake and being dismissed about 2:30pm.  

 

As many of you will know, Colin Ratcliffe, 1FG Group Scout Leader was invited to take part in the Virgin London Marathon 2015 on behalf of a Liverpool School for Visually Impaired Children and who are in partnership with Merseyside Scouts.  Unfortunately the plans fell through due to an administrative error, so he is unable to take part, however, undeterred by this unfortunate set back, Colin has taken on a challenge to coincide a ‘marathon‘ run with the St Georges Day Parade, and incorporate as part of the route running onto Hilbre Island whilst all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers are there.  The run, which is to be called the West Wirral Scout Hut Marathon and is 28.6 miles in total  will visit every District Scout HQ in West Wirral and will be on behalf of 1st Frankby Greasby. He will shortly be putting up a JustGiving page to raise funds for the Group to help buy new equipment.

Here is a plan of the proposed route (click to enlarge), which starts and finishes at West Wirral HQ, Royden Park. There are 16 Group HQs along the route.  Look out for more information coming through and how to support him in his challenge.

2015 West Wirral Scout HQ Marathon

 

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Please Slow Down

Posted on February 4th, 2015 by Colin Ratcliffe

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Following an incident which took place a mid January, when one of our parents cars was damaged by a pot hole which was ineffectively filled with rubble, we have been in discussion with Royden Hall who own the driveway and car park to the side and rear of their hall, which the Scout Group uses to access it’s HQ by kind permission.

The incident has highlighted an issue with the speed that cars come through the car park and driveway when dropping off and picking up for section meetings.

Please can we ask that in future we limit the speed of traffic to NO MORE THAN 5 mph thus preserving the driveway and any further issues with Royden Hall.

As a Group we have offered to help with maintaining the driveway, and we can help ourselves by conforming to this ruling.

Thank you for your understanding and support in this matter

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