Events Posts:

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:


Gaddum Shield Challenge, 24th March 2019

This is a challenge competition for teams of 4 to 6 scouts who tackle several different bases designed to test scouting skills, working as a team and leadership. This will take place at the Prestwich Radcliffe & Whitefield District Headquarters on Sunday 24th March 2019 and is also the County’s Heat for the Regional Lord Derby competition. The winner and runner up will represent the County in this very prestigious competition, which this year is being held at Bispham Hal campsite on 8th June.

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Over the past 5 years Cheshire Scouts have been actively involved at the Carfest North event held for Children in Need in Cheshire.  As you may be aware the final batch of tickets for the 2018 go on sale this Thursday, and no doubt they will sell out within minutes…

As part of the team of Scout volunteers our members have the opportunity to save themselves the stress of clicking refresh on an internet browser as well as a few pounds in the wallet!! And get the chance to experience one of the largest national festival events on the calendar.

We are still looking for more people to join the team of volunteers – and so I would be grateful if you spread the word among your members and the wider Scouting family.

You may have seen that this year they are opening up the campsites to some campers on Thursday, so we have even more “shifts” to cover than we did last year.

If anyone asks about the event, I have put together a small website with some details of both the event itself and also our involvement with them:

If anyone would like to volunteer, please pass on the following link and ask them to sign up as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment:

(Scouts, Explorer scouts and Network).

This years Day of Excellence event willd be held at Giant Seat on Sunday 23rd September and involve various challenge and survival bases with the day concluding with a barbecue and presentation of the “Excellence” certificates.


The leaders and instructors would use the Saturday to set up the bases and stay overnight. There will need to be traffic control along the access road and a marque would be erected for the weekend. The site has been booked for the weekend.

The DCs are to be urgently asked to let the County have the names and details of all the Chief Scout’s Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards and any Duke of Edinburgh Award gained since the last Day of Excellence event in January 2016 so to give some indication of likely numbers.




This will take place at the Prestwich, Radcliffe and Whitefield district headquarters on Sunday 13th May and the themes for the bases will follow last years. It was agreed that one base would incorporate mini pioneering.

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The Lord Derby Competition

This will take place on Saturday, 9th June at the Waddecar campsite. Greater Manchester North has been assigned the Scouting Skill base


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.


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