Category: Vale of Clwyd

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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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

1st Rhuddlan receiving cheque from the King's Head

King’s Head help 1st Rhuddlan out

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1st Rhuddlan Scouts have been presented with a cheque for £828.10 by the King’s Head pub in Rhuddlan as part of their Party in the Car Park event.

Carol Boyton from 1st Rhuddlan said, “Thank you everyone for supporting us! In whatever way you helped on the day – shops & people with donations, hundreds who enjoyed the music, and of course Mike from the King’s Head and Peter for providing the music. Also for the great help of the decoration of the event by CV Linens who provided banquet tablecloths and the rest of the decoration. 1st Rhuddlan are very grateful!”