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

Posted on May 28th, 2015 by SJWSL3rdPrestatyn

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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

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Bistre Scout Group’s flying visit

Posted on May 14th, 2015 by gra173

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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St Georges Day celebrations in Ty Mawr Country Park

Posted on May 3rd, 2015 by Karen Knight

This year over 125 Beavers and Cubs from Llangollen District met up in Ty Mawr Country Park for a ‘Buzzing’ afternoon to celebrate St Georges Day. They learnt all about Bees, how they are in danger of extinction and why we need to take care of them. The afternoon kicked off with a huge District picnic followed by the renewal of our promises.

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The Beavers and Cubs then took part in Bee themed activities which were split into 4 zones. The activity zone had a Bee relay to carry pollen under their chins and lots of Bee games to play.

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We were lucky to have the South Clwyd Beekeepers along to run another zone which included an informative DVD explaining all about Bees & what they do. They also bought along an observation hive with real Bees, another educational hive and Beekeeping outfits for the Beavers & Cubs to try on.

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The next zone was a craft zone making Bee badges, antenna head-wear, pollen flowers which had somewhere for Bees to stop for a drink and somewhere for leaders to practice their face painting skills!

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The final zone was split into sowing seeds to attract Bees & finding & identifying Queen Bees in the bug wood.

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A very ‘Buzy’ time had by all!!

 

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Trinity Fammau Duck Race

Posted on April 30th, 2015 by gra173

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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Tesco shows Cubs how to eat healthily

Posted on March 27th, 2015 by admin

Tesco are inviting Beavers and Cubs to spend some time in one of Tesco’s stores for a Farm to Fork Trail, to gain hands on experience to learn all about where their food comes from

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Beavers and Cubs get to see behind the scenes of a Tesco bakery, taste some different types of cheese and learn how to gut a fish. There are also fun and engaging activities to support Beavers and Cubs on their Farm to Fork food discovery journey.

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1st Bistre Cubs are amongst lots of local groups to have visited their local Tesco. Leader Tamsin Royle said, “We sampled bread ingredients, sampled some cheese, touched some fish, froze in the freezer and found some fruit from around the world.”

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At the end they managed to invest 5 new members, Harriet Hopwood, Lucas Jones, Evan Smith, Joshua Round and James Webb on the escalator!

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To book your Beavers or Cubs on a trail, register at The Tesco Eat Happy Project website. You can then search for your local Tesco store. Just enter your postcode on the Farm to Fork page to see what’s nearby and then request a visit. You will be contacted by your local Farm to Fork Trail Guide who will arrange for your Beavers or Cubs to come into store for a food adventure.

 

 

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Chester Gang Show is here again!

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by Moz Morris

This year Chester Scouts are once again back in the King’s School Chester and their amazing Gang Show will be performed in the new Vanbrugh Theatre. The facilities in this new auditorium are truly fabulous including tiered seating and an impressive stage, supported by a very high standard of installed sound and lighting equipment.

So we invite you all to join us yet again to see the show and to discover what this venue has to offer. If you haven’t been before then why not give it a try?

The video below shows what we have in store for you if you come to a Chester Gangshow.

 

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Bee helpful… and have a Wild Weekend!

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by Moz Morris

Bees and butterflies need our help and Keep Wales Tidy are calling on people to take action – big or small to help improve conditions for our little friends the pollinators.

Are you a community group, school, charitable organisations or local authority? Do you want to help pollinators and make improvements to your local environment? Why not apply to Natural Buzz and get up to £500 of National Garden Centre Voucher to help you carry out a small project to benefit pollinators.

The Natural Buzz campaign aims to increase food for pollinators from flowering plants such as wildflowers and hedgerows. Not interested in planting flowers? Why not get the children involved in building bee hotels!

Projects must take place on publicly-accessible land or on school grounds and result in the creation of a new wildlife habitat, even if that habitat is just in pots or borders.  The Grants Committee meets once a month and when the vouchers are gone they’re gone.  The scheme closes in May 2015 so ACT NOW!!

You can download a copy of the application form from the Keep Wales Tidy website. Here you will also find the criteria, our terms and conditions and items you can apply for.

For application queries please contact wild@keepwalestidy.org

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Chopstick Christmas

Posted on December 31st, 2014 by Moz Morris

Clwyd members of the Golddiggers World Jamboree Unit have joined thousands of other Scouts from across the UK eating their Christmas lunch with chopsticks.

The social media event reached over half a million people on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #chopstickchristmas and raised the profile of the 3,000 strong UK Contingent to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan this summer.

Bethan Morris, 15 from Llangollen, said “It was a good way to get us thinking about Japan and for other people to learn about it. In Japan there are going to be situations that are going to be challenging, and I for one certainly found eating Christmas dinner with chopsticks a challenge but I kept going and did it”

Alex Harrison, 16 from Flint, said “Eating my Christmas dinner with chopsticks was fun and a bit challenging. It got people’s attention encouraging them to question what we are doing and want to know more!”

These young people and their leaders will be heading out to Japan next July to begin their adventure exploring Tokyo, before heading, via bullet train, to the Yamaguchi Prefecture where the Jamboree will take place – giving the unit the opportunity to learn tremendous amounts from other cultures, living with 30,000 people from all over the world.

They will be contemplating themes such as peace, unity and worldwide friendship, as well as discovering the negative effects of world conflict on innocent people by visiting the Hiroshima Memorial Park. The unit will then complete their Japanese adventure by spending three days fully immersed in the culture, living with Japanese families in the beautiful Mie Prefecture, learning to live by Japanese customs, before returning to the UK to share their experience with their supporters.

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