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Date: 8th Apr 2019 Author: Scout Leader
Hello Sailor is the name of the original 4th Heswall newsletter dating back to when the group first formed in 1971…

Volunteers’ Week 2020

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

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This week’s try at home badge:

DIGITAL MAKER STAGED ACTIVITY BADGE ‬

Follow the stages from badges 1 to 5, Stage 1 write a set of instructions to operate a device. You could write instructions for a relative on how to set up a video call or take and send a selfie…

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Scouting is Good for Your Wellbeing

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we look at how Scouting develops robust mental health through fostering resilience and building confidence.

Learn more about the 7 C’s for Fostering Resilience

This week’s try at home badge:

CHEF ACTIVITY BADGE ‬

Chef Activity Badge details…

The perfect badge to try at home and one that your adults may, or may not appreciate.‬
‪Demonstrate to them you can achieve all the goals in the link below to get your badge. ‬

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4 Weeks With Fourth

Why not become a role model with 4th Heswall, take part in our four week challenge and see if it’s your cup of tea…

Click here to join our campfire quiz…

BIG Campfire Scout Quiz Online

Test your knowledge of all things Scouting with the 4th Heswall BIG Scout Quiz online…

See how you compare against our Sea Scouts and take our quick quiz and get your score as soon as you finish.

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Photographer Activity Badge

Photographer Activity Badge

Give this badge task a try from home, record your evidence. Let me know how you get on, share it, tag it, show it, send it, and you’ll get the badge.

Click on the badge, watch the video for inspiration, upload your work, tick done and send it in.
With your adult’s permission we can publish your work in your gallery own on our website and promote it on social media.

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Artist Activity Badge

Artist Activity Badge

This week’s badge from home is: ARTIST ACTIVITY BADGE

Click on the badge, watch the video for inspiration, upload your work, tick done and send it in.
We can publish your work in your gallery on our website.

Extra Curricular Achievements 

Extra Curricular Achievement Badges

Badges from your extra curricular activities.

Many badges can be completed by uploading evidence of your extra curricular activities, such as Musician, Swimmer and Martial Arts. 
Dig out those certificates, look for those trophies, upload your evidence and get your badges.

 


Astronautics Activity Badge

Astronautics Activity Badge

From building your own satellite dish to debating whether life exists elsewhere in the universe, your journey into space exploration starts now.

Update Your Badge Records at Home…

A recent update to the OSM database now means your adult can update your badge progress from home…

Click here to see how…

Naturalist Activity Badge

Choose a spot in your garden and ask your adult if it can be left to grow wild, it could be an area of grass, a bush or a tree, or all three. Study the flora and fauna (plants and animals) in your chosen area.
Study it frequently at different times of the day, keep a log or diary of what you see, when it is seen and what the weather conditions are like, take photos and video.

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Community Impact Badge

Think small, your own family community.
Think big, worldwide community online.

Give this badge task a try from home, record your evidence, share it, tag it or send it and we’ll get you the badge once completed.

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50 Years of 4th Heswall

Founded in 1971 by Roger Harding, 4th Heswall Sea Scouts will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021…

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Quiz Masters 2020

A fantastic way to start the 2020 calendar of West Wirral District Scout events with a one-two at the recent annual District Quiz Challenge…

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Beaver Science

We had an experiments evening in Beavers playing with non Newtonian fluid…

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A New Challenge?

We would like to offer more young people, more opportunities to have more adventures and lifetime experiences and you can help…

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town…

Once again our Sea Scouts, parents and leaders had the opportunity to escort Santa around Heswall as he checks on his route and finds out who has been good this year.


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Muddy Moonlit Meander

On a moonlit night in November our Sea Scouts kitted up for a hike through history as they embarked on the 2019 5km night hike.

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4th Heswall Remembers

Remembrance Sunday 2019 was once again a poignant and emotional day.

All members of the 4th Heswall Sea Scout Group that took part in the Heswall Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade represented our group with pride and dignity.

 

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Thumbs up for Bouldering

Our Cubs gave a big thumbs up to the Boulder Hut after a great session of bouldering, sliding and hanging.

We took our Cubs Bouldering under the guidance of Boulder Hut instructors and our leaders, our Cubs had a fantastic time on the walls and gave Boulder Hut the big thumbs up.

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Brilliant Boggy Beavan

4th make wonderfully wet and muddy memories at the Beavan Challenge.

This year we took 16 Sea Scouts, split into two junior and two senior teams to the 41st Beavan Challenge, organised by West Wirral District Scouts and hosted by Tawd Vale Adventure Centre…

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Sea Safe Cubs

During an evening of boathouse introduction, sea safety and beach games our Cub Pack had a visit from the crew of our local RNLI Station in West Kirby.

 

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Catamaran Sailing on the Dee

It is ten years since our first ‘Join us for a Sail’ day hosted by Dee Sailing Club, Thurstaston, and we were very pleased to be able to repeat this successful event in the 100th Year of Royal Navy recognised Sea Scouting.

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4th Heswall Take On parkrun…

During our Group Camp in June, the entire camp contingent took part in Wirral Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning.

No rest for the wicked! After fueling up on a breakfast of eggy bread and sausages it was time to get the campers moving at the Sunday morning Junior Parkrun…

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Beavers in Boats

During our Group Camp in June, the entire camp contingent decamped to the lake for some sun, fun and sailing.

Our Beavers and Cubs enjoyed some unaided sailing around the lake in the Wirral Sailing Centre Funboats and also some exhilarating sailing with our senior Sea Scouts in our fleet of Fusion Sailboats.

This was the first time on the water for some of our younger members, but certainly don’t think it will be the last.

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Awesome Orienteering

Our Sea Scouts once again did us proud at the West Wirral District Orienteering Challenge around Royden Park.

The 2018 Orienteering Challenge Event unfortunately had to be cancelled due to frozen ground, so for this year the date was moved to June, and although on the same weekend as our group camp, this didn’t stop our Sea Scouts from taking part.

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Dragonboating 2019

In June our Sea Scouts took part in some Marine Lake tourism and ventured to Southport for some Dragonboating fun.

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Volunteers’ Week 1st – 7th June 2019

Volunteering is easier than you think. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Any amount of time that our volunteers can give to Scouting is highly valued and appreciated.

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Scout Troop of the year

The 2019 West Wirral Scout District AGM was held at Heswall Hall in May this year. During the evening our Scout Section was awarded the Blackwood Trophy for the troop that best put the “Out” in Scout.

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New Fleet for Fourth

This weekend our Scouts had the opportunity to sail our new fleet of Fusion sailboats in some challenging yet rewarding sailing conditions.

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Fire, Dragons & Balance Balls

Members of our troop together with other groups from Heswall and Barnston marched from Lower Heswall, along the Wirral Way to the Country Park Camping area for a picnic and celebration,

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RYA Champion

Many congratulations to Caitlin, a former member of 4th Heswall Sea Scouts. Over the Easter break Caitlin won the 2019 RYA Youth National Championships…

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Cheshire Hike

On a clear sunny weekend in April 438 Scouts and Guides from across Cheshire and Scouts from West Wirral took part in the 53rd Annual Cheshire Hike. Read more…

New Fleet for Fourth

To mark RN100, One hundered years of Royal Navy recognition of UK Sea Scouting, 4th Heswall RN44 has raised enough funding and sponsorship to replace our ageing fleet of Laser Pico sailboats.

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Bowled Over

Bowled Over

Our Scouts had a great time at the West Wirral District 10 Pin Bowling competition on a rainy Thursday night in March at Riverside Bowl in New Brighton, Wirral.

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Gale Force RNLI Call

In a near force 10 gale the Starboard watch from 4th Heswall Sea Scouts embarked on a night walk in West Kirby around the Marine Lake. Despite the ebbing tide it soon became clear the wind speeds where going to be a force to be reckoned with.

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Beavers Learn Skills for Life

At 4th Heswall we are lucky to be part of such a fantastic Scout District and in March the 4th Heswall Beavers joined over 100 Beavers from 8 other colonies at the West Wirral District Beaver Skills night.

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Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls