Remembrance Parade 2016


The years Remembrance Service was attended by a total of  63 members  across all three sections of our scout group.

All of the Leaders were very proud of you all, their behaviour was outstanding and we received numerous complimentary comments from the congregation including how smart we all were.remem-day2

Well done to our flag bearers Tallulah and Millie, for the Scouts, Reece, for the Cubs and Harry for the Beavers.

Our readers that lead the Prayers,  Isobel, Amelie, Flora, Joe, Olivia and Emily, you all did a fantastic job.

Skye and Dexter laid the wreaths of poppies, on the war memorials in the Church.

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There were many positive comments for the congregation including, from Sarah

Please can you share with all your leaders and scouting members how wonderful it was to see many of them in Church this morning to share the Remembrance Service – the readers and standard bearers were fantastic.Thank you again for your help in bringing the scouting groups to join the services, it is wonderful to see the uniformed youngsters, and particularly means so much to the older members of the congregation at times like the Remembrance service.  All were a credit to you and the rest of the Scouting  Leaders.



Group Summer Camp 2016

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This summer the Group had all three sections camping together, with 60 young people with ages ranging from 6 -14 ½ years.

Thankfully the weather was glorious and the children could enjoy a non-stop fun packed weekend with all the activities planned for them.

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Grass sledging, face painting, a variety of inflatables including, a bouncy castle, sumo suits and bungee run. All the children competed against each other on the obstacle and mini assault course.



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Many of them overcame their fear of heights on the 7.5 metre Climbing Tower and made it to the top!  Colin from the Climbing Project said “the way the young people worked together to motivate each other to get up the tower was amazing. Zane and Olly did remarkably well” For more information on The Climbing Project please email Colin

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The Scouts, many for the first time enjoyed, axe throwing and Fire Circus which included fire poi, batons and skipping.

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For many of the Beavers not only was it their first time away from home, it was their very first time camping in a tent.

Elaine, the Beaver Leader, said “the Beavers were so excited to be sleeping in a tent with their friends and for two nights. They loved being with the Cubs and Scouts and helping to put up the tents”

Saturday nights entertainment was a Camp Fire provided by David and Sandra Johnson.  Songs, old and new, were learnt.

For some added entertainment, the Scouts performed sketches around the campfire. This was a wonderful time for the group to come together in traditional scouting fashion and enjoy some very funny comedy.

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Sunday morning was relaxing with group rounders’, volley ball and our traditional “Tug O’ War” competition. The Beavers are the current holders of the 1st Marldon Trophy for this event and we are still in discussion who this year’s winners are!

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John, the Group Scout Leader said “we have seen the group grow quickly in numbers over a short period of time across all the sections and thought it was time to celebrate our success and have the whole group camping together.

The 1st Marldon Scout Group is open to both girls and boys from 6- 14 ½ years old for more information on the Group please email

Beavers Visit to Dinosaur World
The Great Beaver Bake Off

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The Beavers took over the kitchen at the District Headquarters to cook up Reindeer cup cakes in time for Christmas

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They donned their Chefs Hats and aprons and set to work measuring and bake 9weighing the ingredients, which were kindly donated by Richard, the manager at our Local Sainsburys in Preston, and were assisted by some willing parents.

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24 Beavers, 144 Reindeer Cup cakes

1 Great Evening

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Beavers Visit to Torquay Fire Station

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Our beavers recently enjoyed a visit to the Fire Station.  We were made very welcome by Andy, Brian and the White Watch Crew.

We began our visit with a question and answer session and they were very impressed with the beavers knowledge of fire safety!

Then the fun really began, a full tour of the station and fire engines. They were able to try on uniform, climb into the fire engines and even bounce on the firefighters beds!!

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At the end of the evening White Watch gave a demonstration for us and finally the beavers became firefighters and had a turn with the water hose……….best part of the visit!!

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1st Marldon Beavers Re-voice Star Wars

Recently the Beavers were asked by Scoutadelic , an unofficial online Scouting YouTube show like no other. Helped and Contributed by Scouts around the world, to revoice the new Star Wars trailer with some very funny sounds and noises.


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1st Marldon Beavers had a magical time at Dartmoor Zoo at Sparkwell. We enjoyed non-stop activities, including making bird feeders, setting bug traps, feeding the meerkats, monkeys and deer. A falconry display, bug hunting and so much more!

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A few quotes from our parents…….

Fab photos, Harry had an amazing time & is now fast asleep dreaming of lions & tigers & bears lol! Thanks Star, Apollo & Luna xx  

Thank you so much Oliver really enjoyed the weekend. Lovely photos, great to see everything you all did. X  

It was a wonderful experience for them, something they will never forget. Thanks for putting so much thought in and taking them on such wonderful adventures. It is really appreciated.

Just would love to say a huge thank you for this camp! I’ve got one very happy little girl at home. She said it was AWESOME!


Benjamin Mee joined in with our campfire fun. We sang songs and told stories………even some spooky zoo tales!!


The beavers loved talking with Benjamin, drinking hot chocolate and toasting their marshmallows.

He even signed a book for us!


This was an amazing camp and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children and adults. Having the zoo all to ourselves in the evening and first thing in the morning was just amazing!

Fabulous memories have been made with our young people!

Looking forward to our next exciting adventure……………..

Elaine Harrison (Star) 1st Marldon Beaver Scout Leader