Portal Pack

Portal Pack


Gemma Lovelock having received her Queen's Scout Award with other Explorer Scouts.


As part of the Outdoor Challenge the Cubs had to build Chariots and then they were timed round the course.


Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

This annual event took place on 2nd February and was held at 1st Waverton Scout HQ. A team of 6 boys represented Portal Pack at the event.

The boys were:

Sam Morley, Dylan Bugg, Theo Lavin, Rory Dorsett, Charlie Coulson and William Oldroyd.

They had no idea of what they would be required to do until the event actually started. All the 8 teams taking part were given 3 tasks to do in a set time of an hour.

  1. Make a model of an imaginary superhero
  2. Write a “comic Strip” style story about the superhero
  3. Design a poster to advertise the next Chamboree

All Pack leaders and parents were asked to leave so the work was only that of the Cubs, they were supervised by District Cub Leaders and the judges for the event. Each Pack was marked on how well they worked as a team, how tidily they worked, how well they behaved and the end product.

I am very proud to say that our team were joint winners of the competition along with Malpas which was a fantastic achievement. All the boys taking part (that did not already have it) were also awarded their Artist Badge.

So thank you boys for your brilliant efforts, I was especially pleased to be told by the judges how impressed they were with your behaviour and manners. Well done.





Cubs and Scouts from Cestrian, 18th Chester, 1st Guilden Sutton, 1st Malpas, 1st Saltney, 1st Sandstone and 1st Tarporley represented the District in the County Swimming Gala.

The Scout Team were joint second overall. Both teams did very well and we had some Gold Medallists: Henry Oliver and Will Murray from 1st Tarporley Scouts (and Portal Pack Cubs), Callum Southall from 1st Malpas and the Scout Medley relay team of Henry Oliver of 1st Tarporley, Andrew Sweetnam and Philippa Lane of 1st Malpas.

Congratulations to all team members, including Theo Oliver a current Arderne Pack Cub and thanks to Alan Wilding, Sue Darlington, Dave Evans and June Hughes for supporting our team and helping at the Gala.


A team of 6 boys recently took part in the annual Chester District Craft Competition which this year was held at Hoole United Reform Church.

The team of Ben Jowett, Charlie Clarke, James Bowkett, Sam Morley, Rory Dorsett and Luis Sheldon competed against 9 other Packs. They had just 1 ½ hours to design a card thanking Bear Grylls for visiting Chester, make a clay model of Bear Grylls and design a model of a landscape in which Bear would go exploring.

The boys worked really well as a team and produced 3 excellent pieces of work. The judges remarked on the effort put in by the team and their good behaviour and manners.

They came 3rd in the competition and were awarded with a certificate.

Well done boys and thank you for representing the Pack so well.

Akela 4th February 2013