Our thriving Scout group is based at the centre of the community in Penwortham. A dedicated leadership team run an active programme for the young people of the area, teaching life skills as well as having plenty of fun along the way! We partake in regular camping trips, being at an indoor centre, campsite or wild camping under natural shelters! We are fortunate to offer the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme to all of our Explorer Scouts. Our voluntary leadership team instil confidence and enthusiasm through our young people. Qualifications we hold allow us to take our group climbing, kayaking, canoeing, raft building, wild camping as well as practise archery and bushcraft. Our group also supports the local church and community in all aspects.
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There are six Programme Zones, with separate aims for the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts taking part in activities in each zone.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of our Group Chairman, Peter Clayton. Peter has been an active member and a huge part of 6th Penwortham St Mary’s Scout Group and Jackal Explorer Scouts for many years. Many of you will know Peter from his attendance at weekly Read more about Peter Clayton – Gone Home[…]
It’s with great sadness that we have to inform you George Glover who was our Group Scout Leader and Chairman passed away on Thursday 13th February. George was a huge part of 6th Penwortham St Mary’s Scout Group. He was involved from 1962 until 2011. He will be sadly missed.
As you may be aware, the Church Hall grounds have been purchased by McCarthy and Stone who are planning on building a retirement home on the site. Plans below: McCarthy & Stone Website Blog Preston Article The Church Hall is now fenced off from the Scout Hut which means that we no longer have access Read more about Scout Hut Access[…]
We are always looking for ways to raise much needed funds for our Scout group and we are pleased to announce that this year we will be a venue for Penwortham Live. Penwortham Live is a community event delivering performances, attractions and activities. It is a festival weekend with music, dance, creative arts and drama. Read more about Penwortham Live[…]
This evening the Scouts were presented with a cheque for £400 for the hard work they did at Deepdale Retail Park back in November. Jay from Pickup & Sons who look after the grounds of the site was extremely impressed with the behaviour and work ethic of our Scouts. Jay has invited us to go Read more about Generous Donation[…]
On Saturday, November 26th, 12 Scouts planted 2000 daffodil bulbs at Deepdale Retail Park. The frosty morning commenced with everyone donning green hi-vis vests before we started digging the holes in the hard ground! The activity was part of a community initiative and a generous donation was presented to the group. Following the activity, the Read more about Daffodil Bulbs[…]
I am pleased to be able to inform you that following discussions with the Diocese of Blackburn, they have agreed that our existing Scout Hut is best suited to the Scout Group’s requirements. Therefore, rather than us move as was initially suggested, they have given us a 25 year lease on the existing site with Read more about Scout Hut Lease[…]
Congratulations to Ben Clayton (Assistant Group Scout Leader) who has been awarded the ‘Award For Merit’. The Award for Merit is given for outstanding service of not less than 12 years and 10 years exceptionally. It implies keen, conscientious, imaginative and dedicated service over a sustained period. Ben was presented the award at the South Read more about Award For Merit[…]
Three of our Explorer Scouts were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award on Wednesday evening. Mandy Richardson, ADC for Explorer Scouts presented the awards at the Scout hut. The award consists of four components including an expedition, volunteering, physical and skills. Well done to all those involved!
On Thursday 21st July, 7 of our Scouts received their award formally at Hutton Police Headquarters. The event saw 35 Scouts from across West Lancashire receive the prestigious award. Harvey, one of our Scouts who has now moved up to Explorers was honoured with reading the ‘thought of the day’, to a lecture theatre packed Read more about Chief Scout’s Gold Presentation[…]