Simple answer, is yes!
But…….there are 2 conditions!
We need somewhere to meet!
We think we can get that one sorted.
But, more importantly, we need people to Volunteer!
One without the other, is like a bike with no wheels!
“I’d love to help, but I’m really busy”.
Yes. We know. So are we.
Volunteering as a regular helper, or preferably a Warranted Leader, is a commitment. But we need people to do this, otherwise the answer to the above question is NO!
Please don’t think other people will do this. They won’t.
We would love to start a new Beaver Section and, in a couple of years time, a new Cub Section, in the Hillside area of our town.
But we need people to do this.
Remember, what we do is all about having fun.
We are open to all, and we are a friendly bunch.
Please help us to keep the answer to the above question Yes by clicking this link.
The Cubs took a trip to the Fire-Station and were soon having fun knocking down plastic water bottles with the powered water from a fire hose of one of the fire-engines. They also got a chance to see all the gear that is carried in the fire-engines.
I’m sorry to say, due to the demand for places, and the ever increasing waiting list, we have had to take down our Child Joining page of our site.
Both the Beavers and Cubs are now inundated with people looking for places within Scouting in Portlethen and it is now at the point that we just cannot take any more names for our waiting list.
We do whatever we can to find space for as many children as we can within the group, but for now, I’m afraid to say, we just cannot add to the list at present.
We will reinstate the Child Joining page just as soon as we feel we are in position to take in more children.
Something a bit different for our Scout Section.
Aberdeen Lynx took on Edinburgh Capitol in a hard fought match.
We even managed to get in on the action, by having a go at the break time “Chuck a Puck!” game, where we endeavoured to slide our pucks and land their puck closest to the centre of the rink . No winner from our group unfortunately.
It was a great family night out. I think a few will be making their way back.
Another fine performance by Scout members from in and around Aberdeen.
Some 30, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders, went along to the Saturday matinee performance at Aberdeen Arts Centre of our local gang show.
We were all Rolling Along on A Crest of A Wave by the end.
A huge Thank you to all that made the trip worthwhile.
We even managed to squeeze in an ice cream at the break!
When can we have an ice cream Akela?
Always something the Cubs look forward to. Not everything in the wide range of activities we cover can be done by 30 Cubs on a Thursday night,due to lack of time.
Hence, the introduction of Badge Night, an open evening where the Cubs get to bring along some examples of their other interests, and hopefully be awarded through the receiving of a badge.
This evening (we actually ran into a 2nd evening, if truth be told), we had a few Sports Enthusiasts, a couple of excellent Book Readers, one very clued up, a bit of Musicianship, a Road Safety expert, to name but a few, but of course, the best part, for us Leaders, had be the part of the night when we were allowed to sample some of one of Cubs’ home baking.
Ewan, your shortbread really was excellent.
Can we have some more though?
Portlethen Cubs put up a great great defence of their title as 2015 champions, only to to be beaten by Invernervie in the final.
Well done guys.
You did the pack proud.
So the rain came down, and outside was wet an miserable.
So whats do we do?
We have an explosion of light indoors!
Our evening included learning a bit more about old My Fawlks himself, with a bit of running included, then got down to creating an explosion of colour, with led lights attached to the Cub’s and Scout’s finger tips., teamed up with a long exposure on a camera.
We even made our own sparklers! No explosives were used in this, just bread sticks covered in melted chocolate with sprinkles!
The evening ended with everyone taking there chances with biting a chocolate covered mini doughnut from a string (Apologies to the parents for the copious amounts of chocolate sauce used!).
one of our 2 visits to our local Tesco store to find out more about where our food comes from.
Giant tangerines from Peru, to strawberries from Angus.
Everybody tried something that they might not have normally tried.
Thanks Pam and Dale.
Look out for group No2 in a couple of weeks.
Well, its summertime (honestly), and the last Saturday in August means one thing.
Time for Portlethen Gala.
For this year, our contribution came in the shape of crepe pancakes and pop corn.
We had a very busy day and the crowds seem to enjoy what we had to offer.
A “Bravo” goes out to the organisers for making this year happen.
(Note to self, bring more pans, more pop corn and more pancake batter next year!)