Defibrillator Project in Bramhall

1st Bramhall Scout Group recently took on a community project that is close to their hearts.
During Scout Community Week, they joined forces with the North West Ambulance Service and fundraised to buy two public access defibrillators for the local village.
As well as providing the equipment, 1st Bramhall’s leaders were trained up to deliver CPR and Defibrillator training to the public, with drop-in sessions running over a full weekend in October.
Scout Leader, Peter Boxall explained “ This was a great community project that all sections of the Group were involved in, from the initial fundraising through bagpacking, to some great poster designs, leaflet drops and helping with the training at the drop in sessions. As well as the young people in 1st Bramhall, we estimate around 600 people saw us deliver the training. On the Sunday we went roving round the village, even teaching at a bus stop and gate crashing a coffee morning.”
The public access defibrillators are located outside Bramhall Methodist Church and at The Village Club.

District Cub Camp 18th-20th September 2015

From 18th to 20th September 2015 over 100 cubs and their leaders enjoyed this years District Cub Camp at Linnet Clough. Cubs took part in a widegame, went in the Cave Bus, made kites, flew rockets, made planes and cooked sweets and dough twists on fires. On the Saturday evening they enjoyed a big camp fire and on the Sunday took part in Archery or Shooting as well as the Assault Course and Bouldering. The weather was great and they all had a very exciting weekend.

Scouts Against Malaria

Scouts Against Malaria was launched in the International Café at the Gilwell reunion 2015.

Scouts Against Malaria is a multi-county initiative to raise money to purchase insecticide impregnated malaria nets for distribution in Africa.

By raising money through the UK challenge badge scheme we can provide impregnated mosquito nets for distribution by African Scouts, who will be trained to educate the local population in the correct use of the nets.

The challenge badge can only be  gained by participation in a number of activities. To achieve the badge each person will need to have completed the following malaria themed activities:

  • Understand the nature and severity of malaria, the illness, especially in young children.
  • Understand how malaria is contracted.
  • Understand how malaria can be prevented.
  • Help to raise funds to reduce the incidence of malaria. This will include the purchase of impregnated mosquito nets and may also include the provision of material to educate people about malaria.
  • Learn a little about Scouting in any country where malaria is common.

See the links section for details of the Badge

 

Dragon Award

This is something for the Leaders as well. Gain a badge as well as providing another opportunity for a bit of adventure.

Camp in a different place for one night each month.

There’s a bit more to it than that and the full details can be found in the useful links section.