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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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Joint 2nd Place at The Great Escape

Posted on March 25th, 2018 by Colin Ratcliffe

The Great Escape is a challenging competition for Scouts requiring teamwork, leadership, and initiative. Patrols must visit 15 different bases – a challenge awaits them at each. Each challenge is on the theme of ‘escape’ and runs along the lines of a ‘now get out of that / crystal maze’ type theme.

So in 2018 1FG have once again done brilliantly in this County Competition, and finish in joint 2nd place out of a total of 71 teams. A huge BRAVO to our Scouts and big thank you to David and Charlotte for making this another success for 1FG.

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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 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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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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