Jun 16 2017

Cub’s Australian Visitor

The Cubs had a special visitor to their meeting tonight. Australian Cub Scout Izzy came to visit us.

We gave her one of our nerckers and a lot of badges to take home with her,

Izzy is from Beenleigh Scout Group in Queensland and we hope she enjoyed her visit to our Pack!

There are more photos in the Gallery.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/06/16/cubs-australian-visitor/

Jun 09 2017

1917: A Porthill Scout Dies in Belguim

One hundred years ago yesterday, more than two and a half years into the Great War, Private Clarence Cork, 4538 3rd, 5th, North Staffordshire Regiment died from wounds received in action aged 19.

Clarence was a Porthill Scout, and was the eleventh of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

Picture 197July 21st 1917 page 6

You can read his full story here.

Clarence Frederick Cork b. Wolstanton 1898 – d. Belguim 1917.

gone-home

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/06/09/1917-a-porthill-scout-dies-in-belguim/

Jun 08 2017

A Donation from Newcastle Lions Club

Newcastle Lions Club are celebrating their 30th birthday this year. As part of their celebrations they are making donations to fund projects from local charities and organisations across the Borough.

Last night as part of a presentation evening, which was coincidentally on the exact 100th birthday of the Lions Club organisation, we were lucky enough to receive a cheque for £200.

This money is to go to fund the purchase of small individual cookers and cooking equipment so that our young people are able to have the opportunity to learn new skills and try new culinary experiences in a safe environment at our meeting place (as opposed to on camp).

As well as us, there were cheques presented to Kidsgrove Friendship Group, Silverdale Guides, The Lyme Trust, Lifeworks Staffordshire & Kidsgrove Care Solutions.

We would like to thank Newcastle Lions Club for their generosity.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/06/08/a-donation-from-newcastle-lions-club/

Jun 02 2017

It’s Been a Busy May

The Group has a busy month of May and we have a lot of exciting activities planned for June and July.

The Beavers have been planting seeds, doing science experiments, visiting Conkers and having Carol invested as a new Leader in the Colony.

See photos in the Gallery –

Beavers Potting Plants
Beavers on the Marsh
Beaver at Conkers

The Cubs have been busy with badge work and welcoming new Cubs into the Pack and they are off, along with the Scouts on a survival camp this weekend!

The Scouts have been bell boating and are off to camp with the Cubs this weekend.

The Drums played, to much acclaim, in Newcastle on Bank Holiday Monday and will be playing at may events locally and not so locally over the summer!

There’s many more activities coming over the summer, so watch out for more news.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/06/02/its-been-a-busy-may/

May 11 2017

The Drum Corps on BBC Radio Stoke

BBC Radio Stoke were broadcasting from Bradwell Community Centre this afternoon and asked our Drum Corps Leader, John Champ, for an interview. As well as chatting about the extremely talented members of the Drum Corps, John also got to show off his drumming skills!

You can listen to John by clicking below.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/05/11/the-drum-corps-on-bbc-radio-stoke/

Apr 26 2017

1917: Another Porthill Scout Dies in France

One hundred years ago today, more than two and a half years into the Great War and only a day after the last Porthill Scout was killed in the Great War, Private Reginald Showan 13503, “D” Company, 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment was killed in action aged 20.

Reginald was a Porthill Scout, and was the tenth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

You can read his full story here.

Reginald Leslie Showan b. Wolstanton 1896 – d. France 1917.

gone-home

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/04/26/1917-another-porthill-scout-dies-in-france/

Apr 25 2017

1917: A Porthill Scout Dies in France

One hundred years ago today, more than two and a half years into the Great War, Private Joseph George Furnival, 202017 The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was killed in action aged 19.

Joseph was a Porthill Scout, and was the ninth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

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You can read his full story here.

Joseph George Furnival b. Wolstanton 1897 – d. France 1917.

gone-home

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/04/25/1917-a-porthill-scout-dies-in-france/

Apr 24 2017

St. George’s Day Parade 2017

With over 500 Scouts, Guides and adult volunteers from Newcastle District, we paraded through the town centre yesterday to celebrate Scouting, Guiding and our patron saint, St. George on St. George’s Day itself.

The parade was led, as usual, by our excellent Drum Corps. All our young people were watched by the Borough’s Mayor, Councillor Ian Wilkes, and Scout and Guide Commissioners, and we went on to St. Giles Church for a service of celebration and picnic.

The celebration and promise renewals took place in St. Giles Churchyard, where the weather was sunny and warm (unlike last year!).  Scouts and Guides of all ages renewed their Promise and awards were presented to Scouts, adult Leaders and helpers.

After the dismissal, everyone joined in a picnic in the Churchyard.

Click here to see more photos.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/04/24/24090/

Mar 22 2017

District Scout Night Hike

On Saturday 18th March our Scouts joined Scouts from around the District at the Guide campsite at Maer for a night hike.

Once their tents etc were set up, the Scouts had to learn how to use 6 figure grid references, how to use a compass and walk on a bearing and how to locate their position on a map.
After this they had a map symbols challenge.

After tea, the Scouts were taken to Swynnerton, the starting point for the hike and the hike route was around 5.5 miles long.

After navigating their way back to the campsite, it was time for bed!

The following morning, breakfast was eaten, tents were packed away and it was time for home.

Everyone had a great time.

More photos can be seen in the gallery.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/03/22/district-scout-night-hike/

Feb 26 2017

Beavers Trip to Manchester

On Friday, the Beavers went on an exciting adventure by going to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the Train!

However, despite the Leaders best plans, the train they’d booked to travel on was cancelled due to the effects of Storm Doris the previous day. After rejigging the plans a bit, the Beavers left Stoke a bit later than planned but were on their way!

On arrival at Manchester, the Beavers caught (and filled!) the shuttle bus to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). At MOSI they looked around the interactive displays and learned about the impact Manchester has had in the world due to its scientific research and its industry .

Following lunch, the Beavers visited the power hall where they saw various stationary engines that used to power industry and some retired railway locomotives. There was a dressing up area where the Beavers could wear various Victorian costumes!

By now it was time for the inevitable shop visit and to journey back to the railway station. Instead of catching the bus, the Beavers walked back.

Back at the station the Beavers boarded their train and took up their reserved seats and were back at Stoke on time for their Mums and Dads to collect them.

More photos are in the Gallery

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/02/26/beavers-trip-to-manchester/

Feb 10 2017

2017 Membership Fees

Dear Parent / Carer,

Scout Association Membership Fees 2017

The Scout Association annual membership fees are now due. The fee for all Group members is £35 each. Porthill Scout Group do not keep this money, it has to be paid directly to the Scout Association to run the organisation.

This cost now runs into thousands of pounds for our Group and the swift collection of this membership fee is vital to the future of the Group. The executive committee therefore has stated that all fees must be paid by 24/03/17. If your son’s / daughter’s fees are not paid by that date then, unfortunately, they may no longer be able to attend.

Last year most parents chose to make payments via our website by credit or debit card. To pay using this method please click here.

The payments are processed by PayPal, in the same way you can pay online for items from retailers such as Domino’s Pizza or Interflora. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay (you can use your credit or debit card) and all the payments are taken via PayPal’s website, so you can be sure that your details are secure and we do not keep any of your card details. Once the payment has been made, you will receive a receipt via email.

If you wish to pay by cash or cheque, please send this to your son’s / daughter’s next Scout / Cub / Beaver meeting. Receipts will be provided for any money paid. Please make cheques payable to “1st St Andrews Porthill Scout Group”.

If your child is a new member please can you also ask to complete a Gift Aid declaration form (available from section leaders).

If you have any queries regarding this payment please speak to your section leader.

Thank you.

Yours in Scouting

Kevin Stanyer
Group Treasurer

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/02/10/2017-membership-fees/

Feb 01 2017

#YouShape 2017

At our Leader’s meeting on Monday, the Group’s Leaders and Young Leaders signed the #YouShape 2017 pledge.

Being Youth Shaped is all about young people and adults working in partnership together. We think there is no better way to to this than by declaring it for everyone to see, by creating a pledge that both leaders and young people can sign up to. The pledge is broken down into five areas that join up to create the basis of a Youth Shaped section.
The areas are: LISTEN, ACT, PARTNER, EMPOWER and RECOGNISE.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/02/01/youshape-2017/

Jan 25 2017

1917: A Porthill Scout Dies in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

One hundred years ago today, over two years into the Great War, Private Joseph William Simpson, 10328 A Coy 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) was killed in action aged 21.

Joseph was a Porthill Scout, and was the eighth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

You can read his full story here.

Joseph William Heath Simpson b. Burslem 1896 – d. Mesopotamia 1917.

gone-home

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/01/25/1917-a-porthill-scout-dies-in-mesopotamia-iraq/

Jan 02 2017

Hello 2017 – We’re Back!

We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and new year. We’re all ready to start Scouting in 2017 and we have some exciting things planned for the year – watch this space!

All our sections are back this week at their normal meeting times –

  • Scouts Tuesday (tomorrow)
  • Drums Thursday
  • Beavers and Cubs Friday

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2017/01/02/hello-2017-were-back/

Dec 23 2016

Happy Christmas to All!

All the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Leaders and adult helpers from 1st Porthill Scout Group would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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See you in 2017!

Permanent link to this article: https://porthillscouts.org.uk/site/2016/12/23/happy-christmas-to-all/

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