Group

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 …

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.

15 Oct 2016

Saturday was Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) where Scouts thought the world talk to each other by Amateur Radio. Last year we had our own event at Steep Lane Chapel, but this year we joined Halifax Scouts on their event at Hebden Hey, run by Calderdale Raynet. We met at Sowerby Bridge and caught the train to Hebden Bridge and walked the 2½ miles to Hebden Hey, via the park of course where the Cubs spent a happy half hour playing. This is an annual event for us and a …

29 Jun 2016

Up to a few years ago our annual general meeting was a very low key affair with just leaders present. We always invited parents, but few rarely came.
Now the meetings are packed with parents and church members; how did we do it? The Cubs & Beavers meetings on AGM night are cancelled and the meeting starts at that time; parents who would normally drop their kids off stay, as they would have to come back in an hour anyway. The business part is very quick; the accounts are presented and …

24 Apr 2016

A St George’s Day parade, planned and performed jointly this year by members of the Scout & Guide groups at St Paul’s. The day started with a parade from Walton Street, along Town Hall Street and then up to St Paul’s.
In the church the young people performed a sketch of the legend of St George and the Dragon, a humorous one written by one of the Scout Leaders.
Who was St George? He was a young Christian man from a noble Christian family. After his parents died when he was still …

28 Dec 2013

As in previous years it has become traditional to go out for a walk between Christmas and New Year, called the Pudding Hike; designed to help walk off the Christmas Pudding and other eating excesses over this period.
We have walked in all weathers – deep snow, sunshine and rain – this year we had strong winds, with sun and showers.
The hike is never well attended and this year was no exception; we had 2 Cubs, 1 Scout and 4 Leaders! However we had a great day out – after traveling …

15 Dec 2013

A number of young people from the group were involved with the annual nativity play and carol service at St Paul’s on the Sunday evening.
After the service everyone trooped down to join in the Fire and Water festival on Hollins Mill Lane, carrying lights and glowsticks of all kinds.
Carols were sung here lead by the Imperial Crusaders Band.
 
   
  

1 Dec 2013

Sunday 1st December saw our annual Christmas party run by the SPYS (St Paul’s Youth Supporters).
The party weekend for the Cubs started with a train journey the day before to Halifax to go bowling and eat at McDonalds and back to Sowerby Bridge by train to round off the night with a sleepover and a film – Despicable Me 2.
Sunday morning started with parade where 2 Cubs were invested. Following parade, the party started with lots of silly games, followed by food – pizza & chips, buns, cakes & biscuits.
The …

21 Oct 2013

John Clay, our executive committee chairman, stepping down after serving in this role for 26 years.
John was a former Cub, Scout & Venture Scout as well as serving as a Venture Scout Leader and Cub Scout Leader, before taking on the job of executive chairman in 1987.
Ruth Lee, who has a son in the Cubs, has agreed to take on the role for 12 months.

8 Sep 2013

On Sunday 8th September at the monthly parade service at St Paul’s, the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Ann Martin, presented the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award to one of our Explorer Scouts and young leader, Clair Taylor.
Clair has had to do many things to get this award including a four day expedition on foot in “wild country” and a residential stay away from home working on a project with people that she doesn’t know. Another thing she had to do was 18 months of voluntary work, for this she chose …