York Cubs cooking competition

On 14th April, teams of 4 young people from Groups across York took part in the York Cubs cooking competition at Snowball Plantation.
Despite being 1 man down, James Murray, Daffyd Chiplin and Adam Foster put in a great team effort to represent 1st Clifton and proudly showed off their many skills. They got their own fire stove going before peeling, cooking and mashing potatoes to serve with the peas and sausages that they also confidently cooked themselves.
For pudding they prepared freshly made custard from custard powder and milk which they served with Swiss roll. Finally they made tea or coffee for the judges before the inevitable washing up!
We’re very proud to say that the boys earned a very respectable 3rd place – congratulations!

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St George’s Day parade 2018

Scout groups gathering at the eye of york with castle in the backgroundWell done to all our young people who came along to join the St George’s Day parade and service today along with our dedicated adult volunteers. Thank you for representing our Group so well with your smart turnout, excellent behaviour, great singing and efficient marching.

We’re very proud and you should all be too as this earned us the award for best Group in the parade for Minster District. Well done everyone!

We’d also like to congratulate Antony Hale, Group Chair and Acting Group Scout Leader, who was unable to join our parade in York today as he travelled to Windsor to collect a special award for his many years service to Scouting. Antony has been awarded the Bar to the Silver Acorn in the St George’s Day Awards, an award for distinguished service in recognition of his numerous roles over many years in the Group, District and at Snowball. Congratulations Tony!

Olympigs triumph!

It was tense and exciting at the scout hut for our Winter Olympigs tonight!

Well done to our fantastic fundraising team – what a super event, well organised and great fun.

Many thanks to all our generous sponsors:
KL Photographers
Morse Coaches
Spotlight Dance School
Pond Cottage of Stillington
Neil Webster PVC Window Doctor
TRT Rehab Therapy
Royle Recruitment
1st Byte IT & Telecomms
IMS Building & Roofing
Process Print

And kind donations of food and drink from:
Farmfoods
Morrisons
Tesco
Londis

Thank you to all who bought tickets and came along to support the event. We raised over £900!! for our Group funds – well done and thank you everyone 🙂

Christmas Fair – Grand total update

Ronnie the reindeer has counted up all the pennies and he’s amazed and delighted to announce that our Christmas Fair raised a whopping £1375!!

It was a tremendous day and we are so grateful to everyone who helped in any way to make this happen and support us. Whether it was organising, donating goods, setting up, manning a stall or simply turning up and spending – thank you all so much.

Our little scout hut was full to bursting, the queue for santa lastest all afternoon, Kenny’s live music was awesome and we reaffirmed that community spirit is alive and well in Clifton and in our scout group. Thank you all.

Clever Cubs

Congratulations to Pacific Cubs who recently won the District round of the 2017 Cub County Quiz.
This is the second year in a row that the pack have gained a place in the County final and we wish them the best of luck when they travel to Thirsk to take part on 19th November.