About Mike Nolan

Michael is an Explorer Scout Leader with Ferrets ESU in Halsall.

45th win Beaver Sports Day

Beaver Sports Day – Monday 27th June:

19 teams took part in our District Sports day with the rain just holding off for the evening. It was great to see so many parents and beavers attend on a very exciting evening. The effort from all the beavers was exceptional with a close run competition. Even some of the leaders had a go on the obstacle course with Maria from 53rd winning. The final outcome on the evening was the 29th Ormskirk finished 3rd; the 37th Ormskirk finished a close 2nd and the winners were the 45th Ormskirk.

Congratulations to the 45th and well done to all the competitors. A big thank you must go to the SASU team for their running of the races and making the event run so smoothly. Thanks to Jean and Hilda, our score keepers and to the beavers for making the event such fun.

Beavers Climb New Heights

Beaver Climbing Funday: Sat 11th June:

56 beavers climbed new heights at our District Climbing Wall Fun Day. The beavers started with a game of “Simon Said” half way up the climbing wall, followed by musical statues. After a short break, the teams then had to climb to the top of the climbing wall to collect jigsaw pieces in a relay and finally, the teams had to climb the wall blindfolded, guided by another team member. At the end of each session, the team with the most points were rewarded with a small prize. Thanks must go to Jayne and her climbing wall team for an excellent programme and all their efforts on the day. And well done to all the beavers who attended and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Beavers visit Gullivers World

Beaver District Trip to Gullivers World: Sat 18th June:

On Saturday 18th June, colonies from 37th, 42nd, 44th 45th and 53rd visited Gullivers World theme park in Warrington.

For a change, this was a scouting event without the rain!! Despite this we did get wet, although that was only due to the log flume. All the Beavers had a thoroughly enjoyable time, with some children (and adults) going on up to 30 rides each. Needless to say long queues were seldom experienced. Never before have people pleaded not to have to go on another ride.

The day passed without any major problems. Several groups of Beavers from the 37th did however need to be rescued from the Indiana Jones ride after one of the tigers decided to land on the track. I was reassured that no screams were heard from the children at the time!!!

Many thanks from everyone to Ann M who organised the trip.