15 Dec 2018

We have just added a photo gallery of old photos of our group from the 1930s up to the 1990s. More will be added later.
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1 Dec 2018

Our annual Christmas party weekend started off with a problem – there was a train strike. When we planned the event the strike was supposed to finish the previous weekend, but… Luckily we managed to borrow a minibus, but had to do 2 trips to ferry the 23 Cubs and leaders into Halifax (and back!)
First stop was the bowling alley where we played for an hour, then to McDonalds via the Piece Hall. When we were well fed, ice cream and all, then it was back to St Paul’s. One …

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 …

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 …

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 …

18 May 2016

Tonight was planned by the Yellow Six and they decided that we go down to the woods to build shelters. Each six was tasked with the job of building their own shelter to hold just two Cubs.
This one I judged to be the best, built by the Green Six, it might be a bit on the small side and very cramped for two, but they had managed to get a some leaves on to form a roof – something that no other team managed to do. This one was built …

4 May 2016

On a warm sunny evening there is no better place than being ouside. Just a short walk from St Paul’s gets us to the playing fields and woods at Dixie Woods. Tonight’s meeting was planned and carried out by Cubs from the Green Six – run around in the woods playing hide and seek – and cooking s’mores.
For those of you who don’t know what s’mores are, they are sweet and delicious – not sure where they originated from, but I first came across them when I was in the …

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 …

14 Mar 2016

Another day hike, somewhere different this time, I love walking along the Ryburn valley and over Norland, but sometimes a change is in order.
Today we caught the train to Mytholmroyd, the next stop up the line. There is a nice footpath that leads up the hill from the Banksfields estate, its steep, but short and an easy way up the hill. Halfway up we disturbed haft a dozen deer that ran across the fields, much to the Cubs delight.
Further up the hill we met the local footpaths officer who was …