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Penyffordd Scouts 50th Birthday Fun Day

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Penyffordd Scouts recently held a family fun day to celebrate 50 years of Scouts in Penyffordd Village.

The day, which was attended by over 200 current and past members of the Scout Group, as well as members of the Penyffordd community was a huge success and a brilliant way to celebrate 50 years of exciting adventure. Activities available on the day ranged from Bouncy castles, Archery and Abseiling to more traditional Scout activities such as cooking on an open fire.

Assistant Scout leader Graham Cooper, who helped organise the day said ‘We decided about a year ago that we needed to do something big to celebrate 50 years of Penyffordd Scouts, so all of the leaders got together and started to plan the day. So many local people and companies played a big part in the day, many of whom very kindly donated their time for free to help us have a fantastic day. As a group we do so many amazing things throughout the year and we wanted to give a people a little taste of this on the day, we had children on the day coming up and asking if they could join the group because they’d had such a great day which is fantastic, the day wasn’t just about looking at the past 50 years, but about looking to the future of the group.”

 

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Bistre Scout Group’s flying visit

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1st Bistre Scout group recently enjoyed a visit from members of Wales Air Ambulance. The visit was to help raise awareness of the great things that the Air Ambulance does in Wales and the member s of the Scout group got to take part in quizzes, and meet the Air Ambulance mascot and get some pictures with him.

Scout Leader Tamsin Harrison Royle said ‘The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts all really enjoyed the visit and found out a lot about what the Air Ambulance do, it was great to meet the Mascot too’

“Alyson Winn, Community Coordinator at Wales Air Ambulance, said: “I’m very grateful to everyone at the 1st Bistre Scout Group for inviting me to give a talk all about the work of Wales Air Ambulance.  As a charity, we rely entirely on donations to keep our three helicopters protecting the people of Wales.  It costs over £6 million each year to fund the cost of the service, and each time the helicopter attends an incident it costs on average £1,500.

My role as a community coordinator is to inform people of the lifesaving work Wales Air Ambulance do, and to encourage people to support us.  I also help to raise as much money as possible by attending fundraising events, bucket collections, and selling merchandise.

We’re always looking for people to get involved with fundraising activities. Without the support from the public, we wouldn’t be able to continue!”

Scouting provides a Balanced programme for children from 6 to 17 years old. They do a huge amount of activities throughout the year, from abseiling to white water rafting, along with learning about great organisations such as the Wales Air Ambulance, and with more Adult volunteers to help run the many groups across Flintshire Scouting can continue to provide  a fantastic experience to thousands of children.

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Trinity Fammau Duck Race

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Trinity Fammau are set to hold their duck race fundraiser on Monday 4th of May at Loggerheads country Park,

The event will start at 10am and everyone is welcome to join in with the great bank holiday event.

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Flintshire Cub Swimming Gala

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Seven Cub Scout packs from across Flintshire recently joined together for a District event held at Holywell swimming baths, an evening full of competition, team work and fun.

The Cubs competed against each other at the annual event which this year was attended by over sixty Cubs along with their leaders who helped judge. There were a variety of races, and after a number of very close heats the winners were revealed, this year in joint first were Trinity Fammau and Penyffordd.

Penyffordd Cub Alex said “I swam breast stroke and the relay and I felt delighted at winning overall”

The evening was enjoyed by everyone that took part and it ended with the top three competitors from each race getting certificates, and the overall winning teams got certificates and the much sought after trophy which will be shared between them.

9 year old Penyffordd Cub Luke said “I felt really excited and happy about winning, my favorite bit was getting the trophy.”

 

 

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