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1st Ince and Elton Scout Group AGM 2017

May 2, 2017 23:04 | Posted by | No Comments

Dear Parents/Carers,

You are invited to the Scout Group AGM on 11th May 2017 at 7pm for a 7.15pm prompt start at the Scout HQ. This year there is a different format and the meeting will not take up too much of your time. As always,  it is essential that we have as many people there as possible in order to satisfy the charitable part of our commitments.

The young people will also be receiving some awards from their sections to celebrate their achievements this year, which is always special for parents and the young people alike.

At this meeting we will also be looking to appoint new positions on the executive committee which is vital to the continued running of the groups and requires your witness and votes.

As a result of needing to hold the AGM early this year, there will be a summer fun event organised later in July for all sections and parents.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you there.


Vicki. Serna (Committee Secretary)
On behalf of the Scout Group & Committee

Plant Sale 2017

March 8, 2017 20:55 | Posted by | No Comments

With spring just around the corner many people will be thinking about getting out in the garden again – with that in mind, we’re pleased to announce our 2017 Plant Sale.

This is our third year selling bedding plants, and after the success of the first two years – it acts as one of our main fundraising activities of the year. The money raised helps to maintain our building, replace and repair kit and also help keep the cost of the subscriptions down. It’s organised and run entirely by volunteers, so if you think you can help as part of our team – please get in touch!

Order forms are already on their way out to our previous customers, so look out for the order form coming through the door soon. We’re also aiming to drop order forms through doors in Ince and Thornton-le-Moors this year too.

Order forms will be collected by members of the Scout Group between 20th March and 10th April 2017.

Haven’t received an order form?

You can still order plants! All you need to do is print off the order form (below), pick the bedding plants you want and drop an email to the Plant Sale Team (, where we’ll arrange to come and collect your completed order form and payment.

When will the plants be available?

Plants will be delivered to your door on Saturday 13th May 2017.

All orders are Payment on Order.  We accept cash or cheques made payable to 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group

Order Form

Plant Sale 2017 Order Form

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2016 18:28 | Posted by | No Comments

As another fun filled year of Scouting across all 3 sections draws to a close, we’d just like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and an adventurous New Year!

It’s been an incredibly action packed year, involving:

  • A number of teams of Scouts competing in the 50th Cheshire Hike.
  • A group camp hosted at a very soggy Dunham Massey Scout Camp.
  • The Beavers section celebrating their 30th Birthday.
  • The Cubs section celebrating their 100th Birthday (a year long celebration known as Cubs100).
  • The whole group reaching 10 years of continued growth.
  • Hosting our very first Macmillan Coffee Evening in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • The 6th year of our ever growing Bonfire and Firework Spectacular.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017. Return dates for each section will be posted in due course.

Our first Newsletter!

November 20, 2016 16:30 | Posted by | No Comments

On Friday night, the Scouts were tasked with putting together a newsletter that we could hand out to Parents/Publish online.

So in three small teams, the Scouts went away and produced a number of articles for our very first newsletter. Scouts were invited to write about things they had already done in Scouting, things that are coming up and also to think about what’s involved with being a Scout Leader.

This simple activity has allowed the Scouts to reflect on some of the activities they have taken part in this year, and has also allowed them to tick a load of work off across several badges (including Communicator, Creative Challenge, Teamwork Challenge, Writer and Media Relations and Marketing).

Without further ado, here’s the result of the Scout’s work (click the button below to open, requires Adobe Reader to view).

Download Newsletter - 1st Edition PDF

Search and Rescue Activity

September 24, 2016 12:59 | Posted by | No Comments

cqzc2plwyaazl4zOn 19th and 20th August, nine of our Scouts took part in a District held ‘Search and Rescue Activity’. Here’s what two of those Scouts – Cody and Josh, had to say about it.

When we got to Forest Camp, we carried our equipment to the I.C.C. (Incident Control Centre), where we were given a briefing and GPS unit. We were then told to search a sector of the forest for possible casualties.

Josh – We were very tired, but it was a fun experience.

We found the casualty, which we had to report to the I.C.C. – we also used basic First Aid to like checking the pulse and airways. We had to set up an emergency shelter, where we could keep the casualty sheltered and to also set up a sleeping area (some of us didn’t get much sleep).

cqzdjkcwcaantj3We then radioed in to the I.C.C., where they arranged an air supply drop from a ‘helicopter’ – once the supplies had been dropped, we used a GPS to find them and bring them back to the base. Using the supplies, we were able to treat the casualty and also feed ourselves.

After receiving the supplies and attending to the casualty, we were instructed to radio in to the I.C.C. at a set time every hour. In the morning, we had to pack up base and take our equipment and the casualty to the I.C.C.

Cody – Very tiring, but it felt real. Will definitely go again!

New Term Start Dates

September 6, 2016 22:47 | Posted by | No Comments

We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer break? As a new academic year starts, so does an exciting year of Scouting!

For your information, here are the start dates of the new term for each section:

  • Beavers – Tuesday 13th September
  • Cubs – Thursday 8th September
  • Scouts – Friday 16th September

REMINDER – There is a joint Beavers/Cubs/Scout activity (albeit at staggered times) at Moel Famau on Sunday 11th September. Information for this activity should have come out from section leaders before/during the summer break – however there is an attendance limitation on this event for permit reasons. If your child is confirmed as attending this event, please check with your section leaders for relevant/upto date information.

Group Camp 2016 – Close and Pickup

May 22, 2016 11:24 | Posted by | No Comments

We’re currently aiming to close camp shortly after 3:00pm. However we would greatly appreciate any help from parents from around 1:30pm to allow us to break camp and load the trailer ready for closing the camp.

Please be aware that due to the amount of rainfall we’ve had over the last two days, the campsite is extremely boggy – so be prepared for muddy shoes!!

We also kindly request assistance at the Scout HQ tomorrow evening (Monday 22nd May) from around 6:30pm-7:00pm to unload the equipment into our stores.

As a reminder (and for those who may not have dropped little ones off on Friday/Saturday), the address is: Dunham Park Scout Camp, Farm Walk, Off Dunham Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 9SP.

It’s the first left off the A56 (heading towards Altrincham) from the Bowdon roundabout (just after the speed indicator sign). We have also put up a sign to indicate where the junction is (it is easily missable).

Directions (Coming from Elton, Helsby and Frodsham)

  • Join the M56 Eastbound heading towards Manchester.
  • Leave the M56 at Junction 7 for Altrincham.
  • At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A56 (Dunham Road).
  • After around 500 yards (0.3 miles), turn left onto Farm Walk.
  • Keep following Farm Walk until the end of the track, this should lead you into the Camp Site.

Plant Sale 2016

February 28, 2016 20:34 | Posted by | No Comments

plantsIt’s that time of the year with the lighter nights coming that our attention turns to the outdoors and our gardens, to that end, we are again pleased to offer you quality bedding plants for sale this year.

Please look out for your order forms coming through the door soon, the order form will be collected by members of the Scout group between the following dates, 4th – 18th April 2016.

Payment with your order please, preferably by cheque and made payable to:

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group

Plants will be delivered to your address on Saturday 14th May.

Cubs triumph at District Craft Competition

February 28, 2016 14:24 | Posted by | No Comments

Six of our Cubs headed to 1st Helsby yesterday (27/02/2016) to compete in the annual District Cub Craft Competition.

The objective for this year’s Craft Competition was to make a model of ‘Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station’ to celebrate the British Astronauts current mission orbiting Earth in the International Space Station.

The Cubs had just under 2 hours to design and build their model before it was time to present it before the judges.

We’re very pleased to announce that our Cubs came joint 1st place with Cubs from 1st Helsby – marking the second consecutive year of our pack coming in 1st place in the competition.

A massive congratulations and well done to those involved!


Summer Fun Night and Holidays

July 9, 2015 22:51 | Posted by | No Comments

On Tuesday 14th July, we will be holding a ‘Summer Fun Night’ for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. This is to celebrate our fun year of Scouting throughout the sections.

There will be a BBQ and also Zorbing and Games for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. We ask if you could be at the Scout HQ/School Field for 18:30 on Tuesday.

Summer Holidays

As the schools start winding down, and with the Summer Holidays quickly approaching, the three sections will be closing for the summer period. Please find below, a list of dates for when each respective section closes and reopens for the Summer Holidays

Section Section Closes Sections Re-Opens
Beavers Tuesday 14th July 2015 Tuesday 8th September
Cubs Thursday 23rd July 2015 Thursday 3rd September 2015
Scouts Friday 17th July Friday 4th September 2015