Sat 3rd Dec 11:45 – 16:00 

Once again, we have been asked to help at the SVP's Party for the parish's older people. We are looking for scouts and invited cubs to help by: assisting people into mass and social centre; serving drinks and food; and playing bingo on behalf of the less able.
This is really appreciated by the people that attend and is a great opportunity to support the community.
Meet outside Church at 11:45am - Collect from the social centre at 4pm
Wear full smart uniform

Fri 24th - Sun 26th Feb @ Great Tower - £35.

Join together with 100+ other Scouts from across Preston for an action packed indoor weekend. There's a wide variety of activities to try: conquer your fear of height's on the wall; test your building skills when crate stacking; practice your aim at archery. Something for everyone and not to be missed.

Places limited, book online now.

Fri 13th - Sun 15th Jan - £30

An indoor weekend at Guy's Farm and a second chance to enjoy all the fun of Christmas. Plenty of activities to try and an ideal first scout camp if you’ve not been away with us before. Always a fun relaxed weekend, with another Christmas Dinner to look forward to.

Places limited, book online now.

Next week we are having a joint Scout night on Thursday 1st December and are going Ice Skating to Cleveley's Ice Arena.

Meet: at the annexe at 6:45pm
Return: to the annexe 9:30pm (traffic permitting)
Cost: free admission - drinks and snacks up to you
Wear: no uniform, warm clothes and gloves
Transport: Hoping to get a minibus but will still need parents to help with transport

Book online - so we know you are coming


Our last Church Parade of the year, Sunday 13th November, is also Remembrance Sunday and the young people are asked to make an extra-special effort to attend.

Everyone should be in full smart uniform including scout or school trousers and school shoes (not trainers). Don't forget to wear a poppy.

Cubs and Scouts who are reading should meet in Church at 9:45am for a practice, everyone else should meet in the Annexe at 10am.


Shop2fundraise is excited to announce that the The Scouts have chosen to partner with shop2fundraise to enable all scouts and their supporters to raise funds for free.

Natasha Milsted from the Scouting Association stated 'The Scout Association is happy to announce that we have recently joined up with shop2fundraise, to help local groups fundraise while saving their supporters money thanks to the great deals and offers available on the shopping portal. We are excited about using this fundraising portal and the benefit it will provide to local Scouting across the UK.'

One of the main attractions of shop2fundraise is that it offers fundraising that doesn't cost supporters a penny in fact using shop2fundraise's voucher codes, supporters can actually save money!

Scout groups can activate their accounts now by visiting shop2fundraise.co.uk

Shop2fundraise is simple to use, it's free and enables supporters to raise meaningful sums of money for their chosen cause without spending a penny extra!

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th December
@ 1st Broughton Scout Hut (next to the Marriott Hotel)

£15 including meals and activities. Places limited, book online now.

First Beaver Sleepover?

We know that a first sleepover can be a daunting experience (sometimes more so for parents than for the Beavers). We will have a parents evening beforehand to provide you with all the information you need including menus and contact information.

You are also very welcome to contact any of the leaders to ask any questions you have now. If you’re unsure or have any reservations please speak to us and we’ll do our best to help.
Friday 14th October, 7:30PM in the Annexe

We're combining our AGM with a free hot pot supper and social night. The plan is that we will provide the hotpot and some music, you bring a bottle (and a glass) and everyone has an enjoyable evening.

Five reasons to come along:
  • learn what your children have been doing for the past year
  • have your say in how the scout group is run
  • meet the leaders informally and ask your questions
  • enjoy a social night
  • free food
I look forward to seeing you all there



Friday 21st October - £7



We're taking the Beaver Scouts to experience Blackpool Illuminations. With a display featuring over 500 scenic designs and features, there is something for everyone, consisting of almost every kind of light display you can imagine: lasers, neon, light bulbs, fibre optics, searchlights and floodlighting.


A sparkling night is guaranteed!


Book your place online now to ensure you don't miss out.
7th - 9th October 2011 @ Bispham Hall - £30


The Chariot Race is an extremely popular event held every year at Bispham Hall, normally during the first weekend in October. The weekend is attended by groups from all over the UK. The Event is open to all Scouts aged up to 14 years on the day of the race.


The basics of the race are that each team competes in Saturdays' qualifier, with the highest placed 20 teams for Scouts, and the highest placed 8 teams (depending on entrant numbers) for Explorers going through to Sundays' final. Each team must have their own chariot and it must complete the course, but not necessarily in one piece! The racing takes place over a cross-country style course with some obstacles thrown in for good measure, the most intimidating of which is the dreaded pond!


You can Book Online now if you would like to be in the Chariot Race.
2nd - 4th September 2011 @ Waddecar - £30


Just as you thought the school holidays was all but over, the Scout Troop is having a weekend of fun at Waddecar. There'll be plenty to do over the weekend: build on the skills you learnt on your outdoor challenge weekend; cook your own meals; light fires; try pioneering; raft building; badger's warren, archery and much more. This event is just for us, so expect to get a good go at everything without the need to queue.


Let's finish the Summer on a high note!


You can Book Online now if you want to join the fun.
Are you ready for adventure?


We are organising a caving trip for Scouts to Ingleton, Yorkshire. Come and experience discovery, exploration, challenge and pure beauty. Transport and equipment will be provided (you will need wellies) and the trip will cost about £10.


We're still choosing a date so let us know what would suit you and we will get back to you soon. Whenever we go, places will be limited, so get your name down early.


Evening trips (1 group of 6): 5pm - 10pm approx
Saturday trip (2 groups of 6): 9am - 4pm approx


Exact details to be confirmed






Please note the dates below for your diary, any minor changes, joint nights etc will be notified during the year.
Term Dates Half Term Notes
AutumnMon 10/9/12 to
Thu 20/12/11
Mon 29/10/12 to
Fri 2/11/12
Th 15/11 Elections
SpringMon 7/1/13 to
Thu 28/3/13
Mon 18/2/13 to
Fri 22/2/13
SummerMon 15/4/13 to Thu 18/7/13Mon 27/5/13 to
Fri 31/5/13
Mo 6/5 Bank Hol



36 Scouts, aged 14 to 18, from West Lancashire have arrived at Manchester Airport to fly off to the World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. The Scouts from West Lancashire will join 4,000 other Scouts from across the UK and 34,000 others from nearly every country in the world for two weeks of activities, fun and making new friends in the most truly international event on the planet.

The UK Scouts are flying to Denmark for three days in which the capital, Copenhagen, will be taken over by the Scouts getting to know each other, seeing the sights and taking part in activities, before they travel to the Jamboree site in the South of Sweden by coach.

As well as being a fantastic opportunity for young people, the event is an amazing chance for adult volunteers to take part in activities and learn new skills that they can use in other aspects of their life.

The World Scout Jamboree will include seven days of activities, with modules based around global development, quests, people and the environment. One of the key elements of the programme will be using the natural environment as a learning tool, demonstrating both its vulnerability and what individuals can do to better protect the world we live in.

Sam, 17, from Skelmersdale said “I can’t believe we are actually here about to go! I have been counting down the days until we leave and finished packing two weeks ago. The people I am going with have become my closest friends and I can’t wait to make friend with Scouts from all over the world!”

Jess, 17, from Lytham added “I can’t wait to try all the activities they have got planned. I’m most looking forward to meeting new friends from across the world. I’ve never met anyone from Sweden before, I’m going to try and make 100 new friends, because if not at the World Scout Jamboree, then when?”

Chief Scout, Bear Grylls said: “While lots of people know that Scouting is all about adventure, they often don’t realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this. Over the course of the Jamboree Scouts will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. That is why Scouting is one of the greatest youth movement on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it.”

You can follow them and the Jamboree on YouTube or Flickr
West Lancashire Cub Scouts,
Outward Bound Adventure Day

Great Tower Scout Camp

Saturday 24th Sept 2011, 10.00am – 4.00pm

(This event is for invested Cub scouts over 9 years old only!)

Due to the popularity of this event for safety reasons it may be necessary to limit numbers for certain activities. Bookings will be taken on first come first served basis. So please ensure that you book early and before the closing date to secure your places!

Archery, Shooting (Authorisation form required), Pioneering, High Ropes challenges, Assault course & Low ropes course, Backwoods cooking, Pond dipping, Mini golf, Games, Scavenger hunt, Nature trails, Wild Birds, Mountain biking orienteering and many more!

Day Cost - £15.00 per Cub

Book Now - Deadline 12th August

We are now able to take payment for this event through BT MyDonate using a debit card, to book a place and pay online please go to:


Alternatively if you would prefer to pay by posting a cheque please call 01772 978150 for details.

Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th June

Departing lunchtime for a picnic and afternoon of fun at Great Tower near Lake Windermere. After a hearty explorer’s tea and a real campfire, there’s still time for more activities before bed. Then settle down for the night in a comfortable wood cabin. Saturday we’re off to South Lakes Wild Animal Park for the real safari experience. Returning home tired and happy, just in time for tea.

£30 per person - book now, only 20 places.

Please send your payment (cash or cheque, payable to 7th Fulwood Scout Group) in a clearly marked envelope.

Cotswold Outdoor and The Scout Association have teamed up to offer in-store discounts to Members.

  • 20 per cent off in April 2011*
  • Year-round discount of 15 per cent*

The Scout Association has chosen Cotswold Outdoor as its recommended outdoor high street retailer for all things outdoors. Our shared enthusiasm for adventure makes this the perfect partnership.

And with our extensive kit list and staff expertise, you can't be better prepared than by making a visit to Cotswold Outdoor.

Come and see us at one of our 60 stores

More about Cotswold Outdoor

* Terms and conditions

Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and excludes delivery charges. To obtain the discounts, leaders will need to show their appointment card, while Scouts will need to bring along their Scout scarf.


i.Scout, Why don't you? - West Lancashire Scouts is providing fun, challenge and adventure to it's 11,000 members everyday, We find out from Anthony, Georgia and Gemma why Scouting is more popular than ever.

World Wide Waddecar 2011

Beaver Scout & Cub Scout International Fun Day

Saturday 2nd July 2011 10am – 4pm

Come along and join our fun packed event which is aimed at linking Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts. The day covers elements of the Global and International parts of the programme with lots of fun thrown in as well!

Places will cost £10 per person including transport. To book your place complete the form below. Bookings must be paid for by 5th May so we can make our booking with the District. It will not be possible to accept bookings after this date.

We hope you can join us!

Family Camp
8th - 10th July 2010
@ Bowley Scout Camp, Great Harwood

Bring your family to experience the scouting adventure in a fun-packed weekend under canvas.



Update 4th April - Congratulations to all 7 scouts attending who worked really well over the weekend and have all attained their Outdoor Challenge. Look out for pictures on the website soon.

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April @ Bispham Hall £30

Our newly invested Scouts are invited to join us on this fun weekend. This is a chance to learn some new camping skills and attain your Outdoor Challenge Award, the first on your way to your Chief Scout Gold Award. The cost will be £30. I look forward to seeing you all there

Parental help will be needed with transport - particularly towing the trailer. Let me know how you can help.
Although St George's Day itself isn't until 23rd April, our Parade this year will take place early on Sunday 10th April.

This is the one occasion of the year when all Scouts in the District parade together and:

Everyone is expected to attend

Meet on the covered market at 10:15am to parade to the Guild Hall for a religious service. During the service there will be a collection, to be split between Scouting in Preston and a charity nominated by district leaders. After the service young people will return to the market. Please make leaders aware you have collected your child.

Please ensure that your uniform is of the highest standard, with:
  • New Badges - sewn on your uniform (especially the membership badges).
  • Old Badges - removed (Preston Centenary badge and Zodiac Challenge)
  • Neckerchiefs - washed, ironed, nicely rolled, with a woggle.
  • Scout trousers
  • School shoes (no trainers)
I'm particularly keen to see everyone wearing navy blue Scout activity trousers - tracksuit bottoms, etc are not part of uniform. If you do not have a pair yet:
  • the "official" Scout brand can be purchased from Bang Bang;
  • we have a few second hand ones available (more welcome);
  • second hand ones may be available from shops or ebay
  • similar looking alternatives may be available from outdoor shops
If money is an issue, please talk to one of the section leaders in confidence as the group may be able to help through our links with the parish SVP.



You are invited to gather with all Scouts from West Lancashire at Waddecar on the 13th to 15th May 2011, for the biggest annual gathering of Scouts in the North of England.

In recent years the Rally has grown in popularity - this year bookings must be submitted and fully paid by the Friday 8th April or it is highly likely they will be declined. Book early to avoid disappointment!

The camp fee is £30. This fee includes all camping fees, activity costs, food and the Rally badge. We will have a number of new activities this year as well as many of the old favourites from previous years. Why not get practising: Volleyball, Tug-o-war, Sedan chair building, Twist making, cake cooking and chess... a little practice might help a lot... We'll also be holding the County Rally show, where those who make it through the auditions get to perform to a packed marquee. Get rehearsing!

Don't forget everything you do at County Rally contributes to the many awards on offer in the programme leading to YOUR Chief Scouts Gold Award, so what are you waiting for?



Our annual family bingo in aid of the Scout Group will again take place during February half term.

Thursday 24th February 2011
@
St Anthony's Parish Centre
Doors open 7pm
Eyes down at 7:30pm


Please support your Scout Group by coming along for a fun night out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Older Cubs (9 and over) are to be invited to a Camp at Waddecar which is being held on the first May Bank holiday weekend (30th April to 2nd May 2011).

Those camping will take part in a range of activities towards badges especially Camping, Outdoor challenge, Naturalist.

On the Saturday afternoon we are holding the Pack of the Year Competition so a number of younger Cubs will be needed on site.
These younger Cubs (8 yr olds) who come up to the site for the competition will be able to stay for tea and evening campfire, leaving Waddecar at about 8pm. Sat. evening.

Look out for your letter soon.
If you can play chess and would enjoy playing in the District competition, speak to your Akela NOW. We can enter up to a maximum of 4 cubs from each pack, so don't delay - book your place today.

The Competition is on 19th February at Broughton HQ.

The 5 winning Cubs from District competition will be invited to play in the County Chess Competition which is held in our Annexe every year - this year it is on 12th March.
We currently have a joint Eagles and Hawks team that plays in the District Cub League on Saturday mornings.

We won the runner's up trophy in December, which we hope to retain at the end of the season in April, but now WE NEED MORE PLAYERS.

If you would like to play, please speak to your Akela.

Cost is £2 per Cub per game


Very well done to both our cub packs who took part in the District First Aid competition last weekend.

They had to tackle a number of challenging bases, including:
  • Open an airway
  • Minor & Major cuts
  • Burns & scalds
  • Put a casualty in the Recovery position
  • What to do at the scene of an accident
  • How to get help
  • Dangers in the home
Both teams worked well with the Eagles finishing 2nd and the Hawks 6th in the District.
Many thanks to everyone who has donated prizes so far.

We still need some more prizes and it's not too late to send your donations in. Please hand these in to section leaders over the next couple of weeks.

Our annual family bingo in aid of the Scout Group will take place during February half term.

Thursday 24th February 2011
@
St Anthony's Parish Centre
Doors open 7pm
Eyes down at 7:30pm

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Our first church parade of the year is on Sunday, 13th February.

Please make every effort to attend in full smart uniform including scout or school trousers and school shoes.

Meet in the Annexe at 10am.
With the New Year now upon us it's time to remove a number of old badges from your uniform. These are

  • The Zodiac Challenge &
  • Preston Centenary badge

Please can you remove these as soon as possible and ideally before February's Church Parade.





Are you ready for an amazing day out at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry

Saturday 12th March 2011
Coach leaves Preston College @ 9am
Returning to Preston College @ 5pm

Cost £10.00 per person including 4D cinema
Bring your own packed lunch

Booking now closed
Are you ready to put your hiking and map reading skills to the test?

The Bowlander is a 2-day hike, with an overnight camp thrown in too. Teams of 4-6 navigate themselves around the agreed route with support from leaders at checkpoints to ensure they don't get too lost.

The minimum age is 10 ½ the upper age limit is 14 ½ (but only for 2 team members maximum)

All entrants should be capable of a 2 day walk and have their outdoor challenge badge.

If you're interested speak to your leaders about going on the training events.

Training Day : Sat 12th Feb 9:30am - 4pm

Training Weekend : Sat 12th - Sun 13th March

Bowlander Competition : Sat 9th - Sun 10th April



Subs for this term (until Easter) are now due.

Envelopes will be distributed next week - please return these promptly to allow us to meet our commitments for rent and headquarters fees.

Beavers/Cubs £22 Scouts £27.

As a charity, the Scout Group is able to take advantage of the HMRC’s Gift Aid scheme to increase the value of your membership subscriptions. The scheme entitles us to claim back the basic rate of income tax previously paid on that amount (ie 25p per £1). Please consider whether you are able to support us by completing a Gift Aid Declaration.
Every year on 31st January, we have to provide Scout Headquarters with summary information about the membership of our group.

To help the association ensure that Scouting provides effective activities and opportunities for all sectors of society, this year they are requesting additional information around ethnicity and disabilities.

To help us provide this information, a census form will be distributed to all members at their next section night. We would very much appreciate it if you would fully complete this form and return it to Jane Cairns (Assistant Group Scout Leader) in the
envelope provided (via the section your child is in) before Friday 28th January.

Should you have any concerns about this process, please speak to your child's section leader.
We hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas break and wish you all the best for 2011.

May I remind you that section meeting nights will start again week commencing Monday 10th January at the usual times.