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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 Cubs Celebrate their 100 Years

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe


1FG Cubs spent a fantastic weekend camp at our HQ to celebrate the 100 Years of Cubs.  We enjoyed a movie night with hot chocolate and marshmallows, two nights of sleeping in our tents, a trip to
Liverpool via Bus, Ferry and Train together with a visit to the Museum learning about space and how to get there as well as all the wonderful things to see and do.

Cubs take over Liverpool







We invested a Cub and a new Cub Leader at the Pier Head.Lisa gets invested



We ate McDonalds as a treat for Lunch, we visited Willy Wonka’s in West Kirby and took the Toxic Waste Challenge.  We had a huge campfire and sang songs old and new ….. we ventured out onto Thurstaston common and we had a Party BBQ to finish it all off. 100 Years 1FG Cubs








The sun shone down on us every day. It was a truly brilliant adventure and camp.


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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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1FG Success at District Orienteering 2016

Posted on March 6th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe

1FG District Orienteering 2016Many congratulations to all our 1FG Scouts and Young Leaders for their success at the District Orienteering Competition on Saturday 5th March. Our teams did wonderfully in winning 1st place in the Senior Team event, 1st place in the Combined 25 event and 1st place in the Explorers event. All our young people can be very proud and certainly did their best.

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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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Cubs take 3rd Place at District Cubs 5-a-side Competition 2016

Posted on January 24th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe

3rd Place Winners 5-a-side 2016

The place, Leasowe Recreation Centre, 23rd January 2016 ….. what a competition, and a fantastic result of finishing overall 3rd after winning the 3rd place playoff. We are so proud of all the boys, they played brilliantly and in the spirit of scouting, fair and like true sportsmen.
Everyone did their part and they were a wonderful team to watch and be with, and they represented 1FG Cubs impeccably. Please join me in congratulating them.
Thanks to our supporting fans (Mums and Dads), and to Tony Lowry for his coaching and advise to the team.

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Monday Cubs Update

Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Colin Ratcliffe

Hello All Parents of Cubs who attend 1st Frankby Greasby Royden Pack on a Monday Evening.

As you were informed towards the end of 2015, the Group sadly said goodbye to both Steve and Tom as Cub Leaders.  We started our search for replacement Leaders and volunteers to help run the pack, but it is with regret that I have to inform you so far we have been unable to appoint any replacements due to the lack of response to our notices both at the Group and District.  We will continue to keep looking, as it is our intention to retain Monday Cubs as an offering at the Group.
We are however conscious that in the interim we want the Monday Cubs to still be able to enjoy Scouting with our Group, and to this end we would like to offer them the opportunity to come along to Tuesday Pack for as long as they would like or until we replace the Monday leaders and get that pack back up and running.  We appreciate that this may not be possible for some if you already have other commitments.
There is also a change with Tuesday Pack, with myself and my wife Lisa taking over, due to commitments with the previous leaders not being able to give as much time as they would have wished. So it’s a new for us and hopefully the start of a great adventure for all.
We are both looking forward to taking on the challenge, and meeting up with the Cubs next week and starting to get to know them.   We are aiming to have a well balance programme in place, which will include badge work, activities, fun, games and adventures.  I want us to get out and about more, with hikes, bikes and games / activities away from the hut.  More details will be forwarded to you when the programme is complete for this term, so that you can see what we have in store.
We will be getting to grips with all aspects of the pack, including ensuring that record cards, badge achievements, personal details and subs payments are up to date and correct.  We would also love for parents to get involved with the Cubs, maybe helping out a couple of evenings a year.  We will look at pulling together a parent rota so that Mums and Dads can lend a hand and have some fun along the way.
Do any of you use Facebook?  We have a private 1FG Cubs page that only members of the group can view (this is NOT a Public Site so only you and not Friends of or non members can see it’s contents).  It’s a fantastic way to let you see what your Cubs will be getting up to, and is used successfully with similar pages for our Beavers and Scouts.  It is our intention to utilise this for both informational and visual notifications (along with emails), so please do let me know if you would like to join the site so we can add you in.
There are two events coming up that I would like our pack(s) to get involved with.  These are District run events and are open to all Cubs in the pack so it would be great if you could let me know as soon as possible if your Cub would like to take part ………
23rd January, 2:00pm  – The 5-A-SIDE Football Competition, held at Leasowe Recreational Centre  (minimum number of 5, but if more come forward then possibly two teams or share the players in one team)
21st February, 12:00pm – District Cub Swimming Gala, held at Leasowe Recreational Centre (minimum number of 4 (there is also a relay race along with individual races).  Your Cub must be able to swim at least one length of the pool. There are two age categories – Under 9.5yrs and under 11 yrs)
Of course we would also appreciate some parental support with both these events if nothing else but to cheer on those who take part if we can get the teams together.  BUT …. if there are any keen Football Coaches or Swimming Coaches amongst the parents of the pack, then your help, support and advice would be gratefully received.
So, if you have any queries, questions or concerns, please do come back to me.  It would be great if you could let me know if your Cub would like to come along and join us, and also don’t forget to let me know if your Cub would like to partake in the above events as soon as possible also.

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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)




We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

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