Silloth Scouts Shine!

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Silloth Scouts Shine!

13 February 2015

This past Tuesday (10th February) marked the success of 8 months worth of hard work with the official opening of a brand new Scout group in Silloth.

Andrew Stanley, the Scout Leader said, “It’s great to be back on the map and stronger than ever. We had a great evening with the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts welcoming them into the worldwide Scouting family. We’ve enjoyed varied activities since September and everyone is really looking forward to getting outdoors and enjoying the coming spring and summer”.

Cubs & Scouts Investiture

Silloth Scouts held a fantastic celebration to celebrate the opening of the group and reward the hard work of the local volunteers that had been working towards this day. The group is now able to provided the young people of Silloth with access to the amazing opportunities that Scouting provides. Since the first open evening in July 2014 the group has established a successful Scout group with 45 youth members that are supported by 5 Leaders. The group offers places for girls and boys aged 6-14 and so far they have enjoyed a varied programme including making of exploding volcanoes, building towers with spaghetti and marshmallows as well as making lava lamps.

The Beaver Scouts will be attending their first sleepover in March and the Leaders have lots more adventure in store for the rest of the year!

Beaver Scout, Eva Henderson, aged 7 said, “I like Beavers as it is fun and I learn new things. Last night I was proud to get my badges and make the promise”.

The group all made their promise during the celebration which officially welcomed the young people into Scouting. The members also received their Group necker which is in keeping with the neckers that were previously worn by Scouts in Silloth. The celebration also drew a large crowd of supporters from local community including Tony Markley the Mayor of Silloth. In addition there was good attendance from Cumbrian Scouts keen to welcome them all to the movement. 1st Silloth Scouts are keen to be at the heart of the local community and were very happy and grateful to all who attended.

 

The new Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all did an amazing job throughout the evening showcasing the fantastic group which they have become in such a short space of time. They also wish to pass on their thanks to those that have supported them on this journey.

For more information about the group and how you could get involved, contact Alison via email alison.beard@scouts.org.uk or on 01946 821811