A summer of Scouting!

Scouts don’t stop over the summer! We keep on going with hundreds of young people getting stuck into adventures. From camping to kayaking, trips across the Country and beyond. Keep an eye out for a post all about our international adventures soon!

Under their own steam, Scouts plan their camp!

Doing their own thing, four Scouts from 24th Blackpool based at Holy Cross Church got stuck in organising their own camp under the stars at Mowbreck Scout Campsite in Kirkham. From route planning to researching what train to catch, together they built their own plan, decided their menu, and kept to a budget!

On the big day… their train to Kirkham was cancelled with the next one in 12 hours! Thinking on their feet they rang their Scout volunteer and together worked out a different route to the campsite. Arriving a Mowbreck Campsite, they set up camp and slept under the stars in hammocks! The Scouts were smiling all the way through and looking forward to doing it all again soon.

A Scottish adventure for Scouts at Unity Academy

Scouts from 57th Blackpool based at Unity Academy headed up to Scotland! Mia, one of the Scouts said “I attended camp for the first time in Edinburgh. We stayed at Forth Lodge in Bonaly. It was very enjoyable, and we got up to lots of fun! We attended Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Military Tattoo, The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, Bobcat Alpacas, Dynamic Earth, The Choclatarium and enjoyed a few performances from The Fringe Festival! I think my favourite parts of camp was The Royal Military Tattoo and getting to cuddle Jubilation the alpaca, who got her name after being born on the late Queen’s Jubilee, she was very cute.”

“Thanks to one of my camp mates Jubilation was invested in Scouts and even borrowed a necker. What I enjoyed about The Tattoo was the carnival performers who were on stilts and the violinist who had dancers too! I also very much enjoyed the street performances from the fringe festival, there was lots to see!”.

Scouts making the most of the summer!

Young people from 51st Blackpool Scouts over at St. Stephens on the Cliff in Bispham haven’t stopped Scouting all summer. From a summer camp at Bradley Wood in Yorkshire, a stroll along the beach, a water games night and cooking chocolate orange cakes at Mowbreck Campsite.

Beaver and Cub Scouts from 24th Blackpool at Holy Cross Church headed over to Fairhaven Lake to get splashing about in kayaks to work towards their paddle sports badge. Only one capsized!

A camp full of adventure!

Scouts from 7th Blackpool, based at the Freedom Centre on Mereside were joined by Scouts from 23rd Blackpool, based at St. Mary’s Church Hall headed over to Bowley Scout Camp near Blackburn for a week of adventure.

They hiked, did archery, highland games, swimming, balanced on high ropes at Go Ape, headed over the Leeds Armoury and did some traditional Scouting skills.

Supporting the RNLI with a fantastic performance!

The cast of Blackpool Gang Show headed down to the RNLI Blackpool open day on 27th August to perform songs from this year’s show and entertain passers-by on the promenade.

What is Gang Show? An extravaganza of song, dance and comedy from Blackpool Scouts and Guides. Over 100 young people aged 5 and upwards will perform a truly entertaining variety show. Friends, family and school pals should all come to enjoy!

Make sure to book your tickets to see this year’s show at the Grand Theatre from 25th – 28th October now.

Sam the Cub Scout learns a new skill

Sam from 5th Blackpool Cub Scouts, who are based at their own headquarters on St. Walburgas Road, got stuck into a new skill after going on camp this summer. Sam, age 8, said “I’ve had a brilliant time at Cubs so far. When we went to camp I enjoyed going to Crocky Trail and climbing the rock wall. At first I was scared but I was brave and the second time was a lot more fun. I can’t wait for the next one, I’ve made some great new friends. Over the summer, Cubs took me skating but I clung to the edge most of the time. I came home and have been practicing ever since. Thank you to my leaders for finding me a new hobby.”

A huge thank you goes to all our fantastic volunteers who make these events happen, with their hard work our young people have the opportunity to gain new skills and master existing ones.

Why not get stuck in yourself? There’s always room for more.