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Sunday 31st March 2019– The Peelers’ Hike, Scout entries

23 or 15 miles from Bury and Ramsbottom District Scout HQ, Millett Street, Bury, BL9 0HQ (GR SD 798 106) via Elton Reservoir, Affetside, Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor, Helmshore, Irwell Vale, Summerseat and Burrs country park. 15 mile route omits Holcombe Moor, Helmshore and Irwell Vale. Start times – 8.00 am for walkers; 9.30 am for runners and those on the shorter walk – Entries in advance £9.00, including refreshments at some CPs; hot meal at finish, certificate and badge. Organised by and cheques to Bury & Ramsbottom Scout District. Contact Paul Raine, 13, Kinloch Drive, Bolton, BL1 4LZ (tel. 01204 494572).

The 15 mile route is suitable for older scouts and Explorer scouts although in poor weather conditions the route will be reduced and adjusted. There is of course opportunity to retire at most of the check points when transport back to the start will be arranged. Places should, if possible be booked in advance although with prior arrangement payment can be made of the day.

Celebrating Excellence

It is the County’s aim to recognise and celebrate all those young people who have earned the TOP Award in their section by immediately sending a letter of congratulation and inviting them to a special Day of Excellence event to receive a unique County Certificate celebrating their achievement in front of their parents etc.

Flyer and request of numbers attached:



19th. November 2017 Entry to baths at 11:30
Events commence at 11:45
Anticipated finish at 14:00
Royton Swimming Baths

There are five age ranges

a. Cubs under 9½ years on the day
b. Cubs over 9½ years on the day
c. Scouts under 12 years on the day
d. Scouts over 12 years on the day
e. Explorer’s over 14 years on the day

Each swimmer must be able to swim 25M one length of the pool

Cubs & Scouts Incident Challenge Days 2017

Cubs Saturday 27th May 1:00pm till 4:30pm approx

Scouts Sunday 28th May 1:00pm till 4:30pm approx

This years Cub Incident Challenge Day is on Saturday 27th May at Strinesdale reservoir

At the top of Holgate Street, Waterhead, Oldham, OL4 2JW. meeting at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm start.

This years Scout Incident Challenge Day is on Sunday 28th May at Strinesdale reservoir

At the top of Holgate Street, Waterhead, Oldham, OL4 2JW. meeting at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm start.


St Georges Day Parade

Sunday April 23rd 2017

Meet in Uniform with group flags at the Oldham Futsal car park OL9 6AA (old grange school) at 12:30 to be ready to set off for 13:00, with a short celebration at Latics ground Rochdale road end stand 14:00 start, expected finish 14:45ish.


Grants Available

You may be aware that the Development Grants Board (DGB) operated a Section start-up grants programme to assist with the costs of opening a new Section. The programme ran for more than seven years and provided over 2,500 Sections with funding.

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