Matt Danby of 1st Bramhall collected his Queens Scout Award at Windsor on Sunday 28th April 2015. Fantastic achievement!
Eight Cub Packs from 1st Bramhall (Pine Pack), 2nd Hazel Grove, 3rd Hazel Grove (Seneca), 1st Hazel Grove (Mao), 3rd Hazel Grove (Shawnee), 1st Woodford, 1st Hazel Grove (Jacala) and 4th Bramhall (Raphael) each with teams of up to 6 Cubs, attended the annual District Cub Totem Pole Competition on Saturday 14th March 2015 at 3rd Hazel Grove Scout HQ. The Cubs had a fun afternoon on various bases based around the Naturalist Badge. Working in teams they had a seashore Kim’s game, a wildlife quiz, played beetle with a dice, made pompom insects, studied lifecycles, made an outdoor collage, played guess what’s in the feely boxes, completed a tracking hunt and identified garden birds, scoring points for creativity, knowledge and teamwork on each base.
1st Bramhall (Pine Pack) were declared the winners with 224 points, followed by 2nd Hazel Grove in second place with 211 points and 3rd Hazel Grove (Seneca) and 1st Hazel Grove (Mao) joint third on 207 points. Well done to all those who took part and many thanks to 3rd Hazel Grove for hosting the competition and to the participating leaders who helped to make it such a success.
ADC – Cubs
The District was well represented at all 3 local Remembrance Day Parades and Services – in Bramhall, Woodford, and Hazel Grove. Bugler Nick Sykes from 1st Hazel Grove marked the traditional Last Post and Reveille after which wreaths were laid by representatives from all Groups taking part. The Ladybrook Valley wreath was laid on behalf of the District by Deputy District Commissioner Andrew Corrie at the Hazel Grove War Memorial.
At the same time Robinah Shah, the District Commissioner, who is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Great Manchester was laying the wreath on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant at the Stockport Civic Parade on the steps of Stockport Art Gallery.
After the Hazel Grove service Brian Dooley, GSL 3rd Hazel Grove was approached by a lady visiting the area from Scotland who had attended the parade. It turned out that she was a scout leader back home and she wanted to congratulate us on the fantastic turnout of young people for today’s service and on their immaculate behaviour.
Meanwhile at the same time a Group of Explorers from XBU Explorer Unit wanted to commemorate Remembrance Day in an extra special way and they went up to the Lake District for the weekend and on the Sunday climbed Great Gable and laid a wreath at the summit – in the presence of a large crowd of other fellwalkers and climbers.