Portal Pack

Portal Pack

 

Portal Pack revist the Winsford Foodbank

 

Cubs from Portal Pack visited the Mid Cheshire Foodbank at Winsford to deliver their collection of items to help needy families over the Christmas period. They learned about what happens once the items are donated. They recieved a Certificate to mark their efforts.

 

Portal Pack Camp - 2017

Portal Pack Cubs had a weekend camp away recently venturing across the border to explore the darkest corners of Chirk.

Staying in a Bunkhouse we had a busy weekend of various activities which included, Hunt the Alien wide game, dusk adventures in the local park, a hike to Chirk Castle, my first ever enrollment of a Cub in a set of stocks!, trying on of Knights armour, learning about battle and medicine in medieval times, den building, canoeing along the canal, a chippy tea, designing of coats of arms,another hike this time through a quite long tunnel in the pitch black and finally the event of the weekend the annual teddy competition, winners were; 1st Richard Hopwood, 2nd Eli Ford and 3rd Sam Downes. Thanks to all the leaders that helped and the Cubs for a great weekend.

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Co-op Donation

 

Members of 1st Tarporley Scouts say thank you to Mark, Manager of Co-op Tarporley and all of the Tarporley Co-op members for their donation raised from the 5p carrier bag charge and 1% of own branded product sales over the last six months. We were delighted to receive over £2,500 which will help fund scouting in Tarporley, including keeping our new (second hand) minibus on the road and the upkeep of the Scout Hut.

Thank you!

Portal Pack visit The Boardroom

 

Last week 22 boys from Portal Pack Cubs visited The Boardroom Climbing Centre at Pentre. The boys were looked after by a fantastic team of 4 instructors led by Freddie during their hour and a half at the centre.

They enjoyed some games to get them warmed up followed by some time spent bouldering and finally there were all fitted with harnesses and did some climbing tackling a variety of different climbing walls. A great evening was had by all, well done to all the boys for giving it a good try and to The Boardroom staff.

 

 

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2017 Chester District Cub Swimming Gala Champions

 

The Chester District Cub Swimming Gala was held at The Old City Baths recently. A total of 11 Cub Packs took part. There were 10 races in total including freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke over the full length of the pool as well as fun relays. Points were gained by teams depending on where they finished in each of the events.

The Portal Pack team, William Line, Henry McElroy, Joshua Reade and Oliver Johnson-Platt were placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in each race which culminated in them finishing the afternoon as gala winners. Well done to the team, and thanks to the District for organising the event.