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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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Trooping the Colour – London!

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Three Skips, One ASL, One Young Leader and a gaggle of Scouts go to London!

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Our Clwyd Contingent set off at 5am on Saturday and headed off down South.  Dez SL of 1st Rhuddlan Scouts, was joined by Graham SL and a young leader of 1st Halkyn Mountain Scouts, Simon SL and Matthew ASL of 3rd Prestatyn Scouts, and scouts from 1st Halkyn Mountain, 3rd Prestatyn and 1st Carmel.

We had front row standing room at Horse Guards and eagerly anticipated the arrival of the guard regiments and their bands. They arrived with pipes and drums playing and we were treated to a truly British spectacle, and when Prince Charles heard we were there, he decided to come down to see us too!

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After Horse Guards we went to see Aunty Lizzies house…but she was out, so we decided to go and see Dave….but he was out too! We concluded that the only option was to go on a hike.  On our travels we saw the houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster, and the London Eye before taking a breather in Waterloo Station.

Fed and watered, we carried on to the the Imperial War Museum, London Bridge and the Tower of London.  Due to the Tower Gardens tube station being closed, we had to execute a daring race to Euston station, jumping on the train with less than two minutes to spare.  We were tired, our feet were sore and more importantly we were out of sweets; but we’d had a fantastic time!

Huge thanks to Des for organising the trip.

Written by Simon Williams, SL, 3rd Prestatyn.

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New Group at 1st St Matthews Buckley

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This new Beaver Scout section met for the first time on Friday, before the half term break. 13 new Beavers, both boys and girls, were recruited and played parachute games with Sue Lloyd and her support team. Meanwhile several adults were identified as wanting to help, including one new leader. More work still to do, but a good start to a new project.

Anyone wanting to join Scouting at St Matthews as an adult leader should contact Mark Winson by email mark@scoutswales.org.uk

3rd Prestatyn and 1st Rhyl Scouts visit council chambers!

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3rd Prestatyn Scouts invited scouts from 1st Rhyl to join them in visiting the Prestatyn Council Chambers as part of their Scouts Wales Democracy Challenge Badge.  They were met by local politicians, Llyr Gruffydd Assembly Member for North Wales, Linda Maraca Town Councillor, David Turner Ex. Mayor who represented various levels of government and Ceri Morgan who represented the Assemblys’ visitors team, all who encouraged them to engage in a lively debate on whether the voting age should be lowered to 16.  Their views were then taken to the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff to be included in the national survey.

Simon Williams

3rd Prestatyn Scout Leader