Gale Force RNLI Call

Date: 12th Mar 2019 Author: Scout Leader

4th Heswall Calls on RNLI West Kirby

Chris explaining the D-Class Lifeboat

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.

To say our walk was bracing was an understatement, 30 minutes later our Scouts were all safely in the warmth of the RNLI Station at West Kirby for a scheduled visit and safety talk.  The West Kirby has had an RNLI Lifeboat Station since 1966, over 30 volunteers are required to ensure crew availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The volunteer crew were great and explained the purpose and use for all the equipment at hand together with the challenges they face in the geographic area they cover.

Gale Force RNLI Call

We crammed our Scouts into their Landrover as part of the 2019 West Wirral District Challenges

We we had a kitting up race to finish, Tom won…

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.'
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