Fuengirola Scout Troop celebrate Baden Powell Day

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MEMBERS of the uniformed organisations from The Ark Church in Fuengirola were joined by the Brownies from Coin for a Founders Day Service at The Ark in which everyone renewed their promise.

Louise McEwan and Charly Lashmore were invested into the Explorer Scout Unit and Mia Parkinson moved up from the Cub Scout Pack and was invested into the Scout Troop.

Following the service everyone hiked along the Paseo Maritimo to Sohail Castle and then down to the beach where other family members and parents arrived to join in the fun.

BBQ equipment was soon being set up on one of the beach boats provided and some leaders and parent helpers started to prepare lunch.

Meanwhile all the Beaver Scouts, Rainbow Guides, Cub Scouts, Brownie Guides, Scouts, Guides and Explorer Scouts gathered round for a “Swimming up ceremony” in which two of the Beaver Scouts Harry Rowarth and Ellie Parkinson swam up to the Cub Pack and made their Cub Scout Promise.

This ceremony was followed by Kelly Igwemadu of the Cub Pack moving up to the troop and making his Scout Promise.

Special guest James Eddington, who joined the Scout Movement in 1936, posed for photographs with the youngest Beaver Scout and two of the Cub Scouts after the investitures and then moved on to talk to groups of youngsters and the leaders.

The leaders and Explorer Scouts organised a number of games and activities to keep all the young people occupied while parents relaxed enjoying the warm weather.

Just before lunch dolphins were sighted close to the shore and everyone rushed down to the shoreline to enjoy a wonderful display as the dolphins and seagulls harvested the fish.

After lunch games were cleared away and a campfire lit to provide a traditional end to a Scouting and Guiding Day with songs and sketches provided by the different groups.

The Explorer Scouts soon had parents and family members joining in with the youngsters and the spectacle drew a few interested spectators many of whom had not previously been aware that Scout and Guide Groups are available in Fuengirola.

An important event coming up in March is the presentation of a Queen’s Scout Award to one of the members of the Scout Network.

The presentation will be made in Fuengirola Town Hall on 26th.March.

Parents and friends will be invited to attend and anyone who holds the Queen’s Scout Award is also invited to attend.

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities for young people and Adults to join in Scouting and Guiding in Fuengirola please refer to our website www.fuengirolascouts.com

By Dianne Peel

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