Penyffordd Cub helps give care to collapsed man
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’
Posted on March 7th, 2016 by gra173
Penyffordd Scouts 50th Birthday Fun Day
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.”
Posted on June 9th, 2015 by gra173
Trooping the Colour – London!
Three Skips, One ASL, One Young Leader and a gaggle of Scouts go to London!
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!
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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Posted on June 8th, 2015 by SJWSL3rdPrestatyn
New Group at 1st St Matthews Buckley
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on May 29th, 2015 by mark winson
Tesco shows Cubs how to eat healthily
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
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.
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.”
At the end they managed to invest 5 new members, Harriet Hopwood, Lucas Jones, Evan Smith, Joshua Round and James Webb on the escalator!
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.