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Pine Cone Peanut Butter Bird Feeders

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

This week our Scouts made Pine Cone Peanut Butter Bird Feeders.  What a fantastic and simple idea, and no need to have to handle lard or even make a real mess.

We thought it so good that to encourage the birds in your garden and help them over winter, we decided to share it with the group.  Why not have a go.  Here’s how …..

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Scouts Starts Back from Summer on the 3rd September

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

Dear all 1FG Scouts, hoping you all had a good summer.

Just a quick email to advise that Scouts starts back this Wednesday, 3rd September at the usual time of 6.30pm, please try and get your son there for 6.20ish.

 The parent rota will be back up and running again – although we have lost 3 scouts to Explorers we have gained 5 cubs from Tuesday night so we will be busy again with 32 scouts (if they all turned up at once) and the help given by you over the previous months was both needed and appreciated.

Thanks and see you Wednesday.

Dave, David, Mike, Heather

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Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers 2014 – Thank you

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

activekids2014Thank you everyone, parents, families and friends who have been able to donate their collected Sainsburys ActiveKids 2014 vouchers to our Scout Group this year.  All the vouchers have been counted and in total we got from you 5,810 voucher points.   Coupled with the previous years that we didn’t spend all of, we had a total of 7,731 points to put towards items for the Group.

So with having the new Kitchen we decided it would be a good idea to get some new kitchen equipment, utensils and cutlery.  The order has been processed and we await out new items to arrive soon.  Our young people and users of the group will benefit from this, and we will look forward to hopefully doing as well if not better next year.

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Cycling Evening

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

The Scouts took part in their Cycling Badge with an evening ride as a troop from Leasowe to New Brighton and back again.

There was a half way treat with Chips all round, then a battle with the wind back along the Wirral Coastal Pathway.

Our Two Intrepid Leaders

Our Two Intrepid Leaders

It was a great evening, and thanks to the Leaders and Parents who came along and supported us.

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Wirral Bikeathon 2014

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

10421545_10204361822712355_7187626245485290095_nA group of Scouts, Leaders and Parents took part in this years Wirral Bikeathon to help raise awareness for Leukaemia & Lymphomoa and Beating Blood Cancers.

It was a great day, and everyone had a good ride be it completing the 14 mile or 28 miles course.

Thanks to Dave and Colin for organising and to those parents who looked after and kept up with the speedy and not so speedy Scouts, and to the Scouts for representing the group brilliantly.

Well Done Everyone

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JOTT 2014

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by Colin Ratcliffe

On Saturday 10th May 2014, 30 Young Members and 8 leaders along with many Parent helpers embarked on our day hike as part of our participation in JOTT. The forecast didn’t look great for the day but fortunately only a few showers occurred over the hike with the odd break out of sunshine. We set out from Greasby along the millennium way towards Arrowe Park in high spirits shortly after this photo.


The boys had a small treasure hunt on route with the reward of sweets for the sections as they found the hides. The first hide was for the Beavers to discover and it didn’t take them long to unearth the container. We continued on giving each section Beavers, Cubs and Scouts a turn. Soon we had reached The side of Arrowe Park and where heading towards Irby across the fields. All sections where continuing at a great pace and getting a chance to mix and talk with each other. We grabbed a quick break before entering into Harrock Woods and crossing the fields into Irby. Some very inquisitive Cows made for a more interesting field crossing but didn’t cause any problems.


Soon after we were on the home leg through Royden Park towards our collection point for the day. Some legs were starting to tire as we neared the end but all members of the group had made great progress around the route, bringing us to the finish on time. The Scouts had managed to fulfil some of the Criteria towards the new geocaching badge, the Cubs and Beavers had gained a hike away and a chance to practice the recent navigational skills learnt last term. The Weather had held as we took our final group photo in Royden Park and handed out the Badges to those who participated to mark another successful hike for Jamboree on the Trail, joining thousands of other scouts around the globe all doing the same. We are looking forwards to next year, when again we can participate in this Global Scouting event.

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