Christ the King offers a range of Uniform Groups for both males and females, between the ages of 6 – 14½. Below is a little explanation about the Brownies, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts. Should you be interested in the section relevant to your age group, then please use the contact details below.
10th Walkden Brownies meet every Wednesday evening (during term time) from 6.30-8pm in Scout Hut on Barnside Avenue, next to church.
We undertake many activities ranging from crafts, games, fund raising and badge work to trips out varying from theme parks to museums. Some meetings take place in the community i.e. Blackleach Country Park and we also take part in bag packing in local supermarkets. We also get involved district guiding events when we join up with other guiding groups in the area. The weekly meetings are varied and are a great opportunity for the girls to make new friends, learn new skills and earn activity badges.
Currently we are working towards the Disability Awareness badge and are arranging for a visitor to come and see us to teach the girls basic sign language and also for a volunteer from Guide dogs for the blind to come along with a puppy in training to explain what a wonderful job they do. We have a trip planned in July to Jodrell bank as the next badge we will complete as a unit is Stargazer. A Brownie holiday has also been arranged for later in the year.
The age range is 7 to 10/11 and all girls are welcome to join us. We always aim to make brownies educational without neglecting the fun element so if anyone is interested in joining please look at the girl guiding UK website and click the ‘join us’ link. Alternatively pop in on a Wednesday and meet the leaders Catherine (Brown Owl) and Liz (Barn Own).
Beavers (aged 6 – 8 years old)
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers.
Beavers: Monday (6.15pm – 7.45pm)
Cubs (aged 8 - 10½ years old)
A Cub Scout Pack has Cub Scouts split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Cubs: Friday (6.00pm – 7.30pm)
Scouts (aged 10½–14 years old)
Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Scouts: Friday (7.30pm – 9.00pm)
Beaver Leaders: Bethany Smith, Jonathan Taylor, Jack Ogden
Cub Leaders: Ryan Aird, Amy Griffiths, Susan Leonard
Scout Leaders: Peter Leonard, Matthew Taylor
Contact us by any of the means below:
Susan Leonard: 0161 279 6665 / 07817509412 or email: ellesmereDC@hotmail.co.uk
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