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  • Barnes Road Scouts to celebrate 80 years in town

    Henry James

    THE 1st Skelmersdale Methodist Scout group are to celebrate 80 years of scouting in the town.

    The group was founded in 1938 and has played an active part in the community since then.

    It is locally called ‘Barnes Road Scouts’ and has three sections: Beavers six years to eight years, Cubs seven and a half years to 10.5 years and Scouts 10.5 years to 14 years. The group also host an Explorer Unit aged 14 years to 18 years. Barnes Road Scouts was founded by the headteacher of the local primary school, John Proctor, in Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale, and later moved to the Methodist Church on the junction of the High Street and Barnes Road.

    They are planning a series of celebration events over the year, beginning with a Fun Science day on Saturday, March 10 from 10am to 4pm (courtesy of Liverpool University) as part of the British Science week 2018. The University will have their mobile planetarium and will stage a variety of hands on experiments throughout the day at the Barnes Road Scout Hall, and will cover the Science Badge requirements.

    The group are also planning a ‘look back at Scouts’ event for later in the year, and are asking anyone who has photos of them at scouting events over the years to contact Charlie Cavaghan 01695 733947 or email the following: lescavscouts1@gmail.com


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