21 Oct 2018

The day following the JOTA event started at 7am as the Cubs woke refreshed after a good nights sleep (we must have tired them out). After breakfast we started making and decorating cakes and bus for a fundraising event we were doing later in the day in aid of Macmillam Cancer Support.
After an hours play at Crow Wood Park followed by lunch, the cubs settled down to watch another film before serving tea and cakes to parents and friends, who came to support us. Through all this we raised over …

20 Oct 2018

The annual Jamboree on the Air event; this year a radio station was being set up at Steep Lane Chapel above Sowerby. 18 Cubs and leaders walked from Sowerby Bridge, along the canal to Luddenden Foot, where an hour was spent eating lunch and playing on the park. The sun was shining and the colours of the leaves was breathtaking.

That was the level easy part done, now it was climb up tracks and paths to reach our objective, the view made it all worth while.

At the chapel, members of Calderdale …

7 Oct 2018

Another afternoon hike while the good weather holds, although overcast and cooler this time. The hike followed the church parade in the morning. We walked a route that we rarely do as its not as nice as the ones over Norland, in our opinion, because there are more roads to walk on.

From St Paul’s, climbing up the hillside towards Warley, using whatever footpaths we can in deference to roads we arrive at Friendly. Al climb up Water Lane and into the fields past Hoyle House Farm. I ask the Cubs how …

23 Sep 2018

An afternoon hike along one of our favourite routes, from Sowerby Bridge to Triangle via the old railway track; a peaceful walk although it can be muddy in wet weather. From Triangle a steep climb up a cobbled track, easy going up, but slippery coming down – we always avoid coming down this way. The track winds up through Longley, occasionally steep at times, before arriving at Moor Bottom Lane by the old Children’s Home.

A climb up through the old quarries before arriving on the moor top. Here is a …

16 Jun 2018

Our annual June camp, held this year again at Bradley Wood campsite, Brighouse. Two days of action where the Cubs did many activities, some of which are shown below, and played in the woods.

12 May 2018

This years JOTT Hike (Jamboree on the Trail) followed the same route as we did 2 years ago.
We caught the train from Sowerby Bridge to Todmorden and walked along the canal side to Castle Street, before climbing the hill to Mankinholes; steep, but fairly short. From here we climbed up the stone slabbed footpath to Withins Gate; steep but quite long. From here a gentle climb and we’re on the top with Stoodley Pike just a 15 minute level walk away. We sat down for lunch on a grassy bank …

21 Apr 2018

The Cubs met at St Paul’s on a very pleasant April day and set off for an afternoon walk. This time we walked down the canal to Copley and then walked through North Dean Woods to Maple Dean Clough; a lovely and interesting climb bringing you out at “Donkey Bridge”, that’s Clough Moor Bridge as it is properly called.

A short walk across the moor brought us to Norland Park where the played while the leaders chatted and enjoyed the view.

Setting off again, we then walked up the moor (we usually …

15 Oct 2017

Forthcoming Event
The 85th Scout & Guide Anniversary parade will be held on Sunday, 15th October, with an afternoon event for past Scouts & Guides.
A parade will start from Walton Street at 5.30pm, with a service and renewing of promises at St Paul’s Church, Tower Hill at 6.00pm
All current and past Scouts & Guides, parents and others are invited to attend.

13 May 2017

After the previous years JOTT hike I issued a challenge to our Cubs – walk 10 miles in one day – the “Big Ten”. I had every confidence that they could all do this, but to make it easier we organised a circular walk around Norland Moor, with each circuit being 2½ miles long. This way, if any needed to drop out they could do so at the end of a circuit and we would never be more than a mile from the base.
At the same time we decided to …

23 Apr 2017

Just an afternoon stroll for the Cubs. A walk up Hollas Lane from Sowerby Bridge and then onto Norland Moor via Pickwood Scar. The kids were busy chatting while I was busy puffing and panting!
Time to play on the park for half an hour before we made our way back down the hill via the old Blue Ball pub (now closed and private dwellings). We like this way down because its fast and safe, with only two minor roads to cross. If there is no livestock in the field, the …