Portal Pack

Portal Pack


Chester District Cub Swimming Gala – 14th October 2012

A team of 5 boys from the Pack recently took part in the annual Chester District Swimming Gala which was held at the Chester City Baths.

The boys competed against 8 other teams from the District in age groups of 8, 9 and 10 year olds.

The gala included individual races for each age in breast stroke, backstroke and freestyle as well as freestyle and medley relays.

The team, Henry Oliver & Lucas Dorsett (10 year olds), Cameron Stewart & Theo Lavin(9 year olds) and Rory Dorsett (8 year old) all swam brilliantly and represented the Pack well.

The competition was tough and after all races were over the pack emerged with 2 medals, both going to Henry Oliver, a gold in the freestyle and a silver in the backstroke. Henry’s success means he will now be part of the team representing the District at the County Gala on 17th November.

Special mention perhaps should go to Rory who as the only 8 year old in the team had to take part in all 5 races!

However I was very proud of the whole team who as ever were well behaved and a pleasure to take to the event. Well done to you all and thank you.


Craft Competition - 2012

Tuesday 25th February saw the Annual Chester District Cub Craft Competition Taking Place.


Portal Pack's Team - Jake Bailey-Saltmarsh, Sam Bailey-Saltmarsh, Jacob Ford, Jasper Naylor, Charlie Clarke and James Bowkett had just two hours to design an Olympic Stadium, Sketch an Olympic athlete and present a poster advertising an Olympic event.

The teams were scored on teamwork, planning, behaviour, tidiness and the final outcome of their efforts.

Against 9 other teams, the boys came a very good third and were presented with a Bronze Certificate following the Olympic theme.

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


Chester District Swimming Gala 2011

As in previous years, Portal Pack entered a team in the annual District Swimming Gala, which took place recently in the Chester City Baths.

The team were Cameron Stewart, Sam Bailey-Saltmarsh, Lucas Dorsett, Jake Bailey-Saltmarsh, Henry Oliver and Rory Willson.

The boys swam brilliantly competing in their different age ranges of 8, 9 and 10 year olds. Henry Oliver had to swim above his age so did particularly well to gain a silver medal in the front crawl.

Henry, Lucas and Cameron received bronze medals for their third place swim in the freestyle relay.

Thank you to all the boys for representing the pack so well.

Chester and District Craft Competition - 2011

Last Saturday, 22nd January, 5 boys from Portal Pack took part in the annual Chester & District Craft Competition. The team members were William Prior, Jasper Naylor, Jacob Ford, Jake Bailey-Saltmarsh & Lucas Dorsett.

The boys had an hour and a half in which to produce a greetings card, design a poster advertising Cubs and make a model of a bridge. The teams taking part were judged as they worked on team work, tidiness, good behaviour and the quality of what they produced.

All Cubs that took part in the event were awarded their artist badge at the end of the afternoon’s work. Portal Pack finished in joint 2nd place which was excellent, well done to all who took part thank you for representing the Pack so well.

Chester & District Swimming Gala 2010

The following 6 Cubs recently represented Portal Pack at the annual Chester and District Swimming Gala: Henry Oliver, Lucas Dorsett, Jamie Hawes, Jack Bailey-Saltmarsh, Thomas Harrop and Lachlan Chavasse.


The boys took part in several races in their own age groups against Cubs from other Packs in the District. All the boys swam really well, many thanks for all their efforts and for representing the Pack so well.

Medals were won by the following team members:

Henry Oliver Gold in 8 year old backstroke
Bronze in 8 year old breaststroke
Bronze in Freestyle relay

Lucas Dorsett Gold in 8 year old freestyle
Silver in medley relay

Jamie Hawes Silver in 9 year old breaststroke
Silver in medley relay
Bronze in Freestyle relay

Thomas Harrop Silver in medley relay

Lachlan Chavasse

Bronze in Freestyle relay

I am really pleased to say that Henry and Lucas have been selected to be part of the Chester and District Team to take part in the Cheshire County Gala to be held in late November.

So well done to all and thank you from all the leaders.