- Penyffordd Scouts have received £1800 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.The funding boost from People’s Postcode Trust will enable more members of Penyffordd Scouts to take part in a variety of water activities throughout the year.People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 55p from every £2 ticket goes to support good causes across Great Britain and internationally.Andrea Dixon, Group Scout Leader of Penyffordd Scout Group said ‘The grant has been a fantastic help to the group and means that more young people than ever can try canoeing. The new equipment has been well received by the Scouts who all love the bright colours.”Adventure is at the heart of Scouting and Penyffordd Scouts have always taken part in water activities as part of their varied programme.13 year old Scout Sammy Bakewell said ‘The new equipment is great and much more comfortable than the old stuff, I really enjoy canoeing with Scouts and cant wait to do more in the future”
A 9 year old boy recently helped give care to an elderly gentleman who had collapsed on the street, thanks to the first aid skills he had learnt in Cub Scouts.
Ethan Davies, from Penyffordd was out shopping with his parents when they heard a woman shout for help. As they went to look they found an elderly man who had collapsed, knocking out his teeth. Ethan and his parents approached to see if they could help, and Ethan said that they needed to take the gentleman’s mind off what had happened, and to keep him warm while they waited for the ambulance. So Ethan spoke to the man and told him to think happy thoughts, and used his coat to keep the man warm.
Ethan said ‘Some people had put coats on him already, but his legs looked cold so I used my coat to cover his legs to keep him warm while we waited for the paramedics’
Ethan then stood on a chair to look out for the ambulance, and when the paramedics arrived he waved them over, told them the man’s name and age and explained what had happened to him.
Ethan said ‘I learnt about first aid in Beavers and Cubs, the leaders set up a first aid incident, and they told us how to deal with casualties by keeping them warm and talking to them to keep their mind of what had happened’
Penyffordd Cub leader Hannah Morris said ‘We’re really proud of the efforts Ethan made to help this man when he really needed it. First aid is something we teach throughout a child’s time in Scouting, We hope the Cubs never have to use the first aid skills we teach, but it’s reassuring to know that with incidents like this, the Cubs can put the skills they have learnt to good use’
When asked why he decided to help the man, Ethan said ‘It was the feeling, that if that ever happened to me, I’d want other people to help me, like I helped the man’
Sharon Henshall, Assistant Beaver Scout Leader of the Castle Beaver Colony, a section within the 1st. Ruthin-Brynbach Scout Group, recently received a visit from the District Commissioner – Darryl Wright.
Darryl arrived at the Scout Hall to present Sharon with her Scout Association ‘Wood Beads’ and certificate, indications of which showed that Sharon had completed all the modular training required by the Association for her position within the Colony and Scout Group.
The beads are replicas of those initially handed out to Leaders, who had completed their training, by Baden Powell the founder of the Scout Movement. The original beads were taken from a beaded necklace presented to B-P by the Zulu chief as a token of friendship.
Sharon will be continuing with her training by increasing her skills as a canoeist along with other leaders within the Group.
The photo shows Darryl and a young Beaver handing Sharon her certificate whilst Nicola Minshull the Beaver Scout Leader looks on.
Wrexham Cub Scouts had some special visitors to their camp at Chirk Castle this weekend when six wounded veterans from the charity Walking With The Wounded dropped by.
The six heroes are walking 1,000 miles to raise funds to retrain and re-skill our wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military.
Veteran Stewart Hill gave a brilliant chat to the Cubs about why the group are walking the length of Britain and how they had got injured. The Cubs were wide-eyed at the gruesome tales, especially when Scott Ransley took his false eye out to show them!
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