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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


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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Wirral Scout & Guide Christmas Post

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

Scout Post LogoIt’s been a massive undertaking once more, but I can report that the Wirral Scout & Guide Christmas Post has been a great success both from a District and from a 1st Frankby Greasby perspective.
I would like to once again Thank each and everyone of you for getting involved with the selling, sorting and delivery.
As a Group, we are able to contribute to the overall money raised for the Charities this year a grand total of £2,391.56. This is a fantastic amount done with your support along with Greasby Library, Bargain Booze and Sportsville, our supporting outlets.
It only remains for me, the Leaders and Executive Committee of our Group to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the very best and see you in 2015.

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