GIRL GUIDES

Through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure we empower girls to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference in their community.
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Our Rainbow group meets every Thursday during term-time, at 5.45-6.30 in the church.
We are a friendly, welcoming group for girls aged 4-7 years. The children enjoy a range of activities, including arts and crafts, cooking, games, earning badges and trips out.
We currently have no waiting list, so feel free to come and join us on a Thursday night!

Brownies is a group for girls aged 7-10. We focus on doing many different types of activities with our girls to help them develop and grow as independent young women, as well as creating a fun and safe environment. At Brownies we work towards a multitude of different badges ranging from areas like arts and craft, sports, music etc. We also partake in other events away from the meeting place for example in previous years we have camps and sleepovers at exciting locations like Lego land and Sealife. We have also been on day trips to places like Blackpool Zoo and Cadbury world.
Brownies is a brilliant place for girls to be girls and make new friends. Our group at St Cuthbert’s is a lovely friendly group with plenty of room for new members.

If you would like to join us please contact Natalie either by mobile: 07847921632 or via email [email protected]

St Cuthberts guides have been in existence for over 93 years. So there are grandmother’s, mothers, daughters and granddaughters who have all been members of Girlguiding UK.
You can join at 10 years old or any age after. You will be given a registration number which is unique to you. So wherever your life takes you, you can join a local group in your area with no problems.
We work and play hard, learning life skills, making friends here and abroad with international camps. We create teams and respect each other in a safe girl-only environment.

We make trips to places like the climbing wall, the bowling alley and the trampoline club. We go out on Beacon Fell pioneering. Other activities like a BBQ cookout, a walk along the Blackpool prom with a chip supper after.
Pantomime at local theatre feature and we have meals out for our Christmas Party.
We earn badges such as World Traveller, World Issues and the Science badge.
We enter competitions for things like the “Scrap Heap” challenge where we have come 1st and 3rd.
We welcome our new guides when they move up from Brownies.
The unit is always looking for adult volunteers so if you fancy being involved please contact us.

Val Riley – Leader in Charge 01772 4625154 or by email at [email protected]



SCOUTS

At 5th Preston, we are an adventurous group, and we like to camp, hike and spend time outdoors. From age 6 to 18, our young people are encouraged to explore and have fun both in and out of doors.

We are a Group proud of our past, confident of the present and looking forward to the future: Scouting started at 5th Preston (St Cuthbert’s) way back in 1912 so in 2012 we celebrated 100 years – making us the oldest group in Preston.
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We are the youngest section in the Scout Movement and, as a Colony we try to encourage fun and friendship.

At 5th Preston Beavers, we try to have fun at the same time as learning something new. Our aim is for every Beaver Scout to receive the prestigious Chief Scout’s Bronze Award before moving up to the Cub Section.

Our Beavers are often occupied with crafts and games (as well as the programme challenges). We take part in many District organised events including Fun days, Excursions and organised Scouting events.
We hold at least one indoor Sleepover a year and give the young people the opportunity to camp outdoors too.
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Our two year rolling programme includes many basic skills such as map reading, knotting, first aid, tracking …then we add Challenge badges that are needed in order to receive the Chief Scout’s Silver award. We complete a variety of Activity badges such as Cyclist, Backwoods cooking, Paddlesport, and Scientist to name but a few. Additionally, young people are also encouraged to complete badges at home based on their individual hobbies.

We take part in most District competitions, and have been known to win a few! We are an active section and like to get out and about walking in the great outdoors. Cubs always have a camp or two throughout the year which gives everyone a chance to explore the outdoors and try new activities.
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At Scouts, our programme runs on a 3 monthly basis, to make the most of the weather and District events. The Troop is constantly learning new and exciting skills. We take part in competitions, various outdoor activities and some very important real Scouting skills. All these activities and challenges ultimately lead to the Chief Scout’s Gold Award, the highest award in the Scout section.

Our leaders hold many outdoor activity qualifications and permits which allow us to go walking, rock climbing and abseiling all year round. We can take part in many different activities such as canoeing and kayaking, hiking and camping.

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Indiana Explorer Scout Unit began in 2002, when Explorer Scouts began following the end of Venture Scouts. Our Unit’s namesake, Indiana Jones, represents our fun-loving, outdoor, brave and adventurous spirit.

Explorer Scouts can work towards badges. Through the programme we try and introduce Explorers to many of the requirements for activities relating to Scouting skills, such as climbing, bush craft, first aid and navigation.
Explorers can also take part in the Chief Scout’s Platinum, Diamond and Queen’s Scout Awards, which work alongside the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Learning new and useful skills, being adventurous and having fun are at the focus of everything we do. Activities vary from visits to interesting places, cooking, celebrating other cultures, scouting skills, rock climbing, walking, barbecuing on the beach, games, pioneering, ghyll scrambling and bivouacking.

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