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Martin Luther King

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Tree Planting at Cumberland Cottage

April 1, 2016 Bradshaw, Cobden, Combs 1 Comment

On Good Friday, 1 Bradshaw Cub, 5 Cobden Scouts, 5 Combs Explorers, 2 Marple Networkers & 1 leader planted 400 trees. Helped by 2 two dads and 1 little sister.


We were fortunate enough to have the best weather of the whole bank holiday weekend. With the sun out, and little cloud in the sky meant we could enjoy spectacular views as we planted our trees.

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Everyone got stuck in to the planting and we were soon getting through the trees.

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After a very productive morning we stopped for a well earned lunch and a brew. The kids took this time to play on the rope swing!IMG_2407 IMG_2409 IMG_2408

After lunch we all got back to the business of tree planting and managed to get all the trees planted by 3pm. The results looked amazing and it should be brilliant to see how much the trees have grown in the next 8 months when we’ll be back at Cumberland for our annual trips.


Thanks everyone for all the hard work that went in to the tree planting.


Bedding Plants 2016

March 31, 2016 Group 1 Comment

Bedding Plants

It’s THAT time of year again, and even though we haven’t had Easter Camp yet, Marple Scouts will be out in force delivering Plant Forms to as many addresses in Marple as we can!

Prices are once again held at 2010 prices of just £2 per box – it’s not only a great way to help support a local cause, but also a bit of a bargain!

This time there are more ways to buy than ever, with orders being taken ONLINE for the first time! Head to for more details!

We’re obviously still accepting paper-forms, which you can take to the Scout Hut, or scan in and upload online! The plants can be collected or delivered (free!) on the 9/10th May, and we’ll collect cash on delivery. Please join in! :)

Cobden PL & APL Walking Weekend in Malham

September 7, 2015 Cobden, Scouts Comments Off on Cobden PL & APL Walking Weekend in Malham

Myself and Wardy met the four Scouts, Tom, Calum, Jack B and Jack H, and set off for Malham. 63 miles and 90(ish) minutes later both cars arrived after taking slightly different routes at Riverside Campsite. Tents were pitched and we got some supper started, hot dogs on some fancy brioche rolls (reduced in Tesco).

When the Scouts at 21:30 were asked to keep the noise down and as there were other people camping, it was probably a good idea for them to disappear to their tents. With rain overnight we weren’t sure what to expect weather wise in the morning, but we were pleasantly surprised to find it was pretty sunny with no rain forecast for the rest of the weekend. Bonus!

After cereal and a sausage butty for breakfast we all made our sandwiches for lunch on bread rolls (also reduced in Tesco!). After getting to grips with the map we head out for the Yorkshire Dales.


First stop was the very impressive Malham Cove, a geological feature created when glaciers melted and the melt water eroded away the limestone bedrock. … Continue Reading

Kit Faff

August 7, 2015 Cobden, Explorers, Kinder, Scout Summer Camp Comments Off on Kit Faff

On Sunday evening, leaders sorted canvas and other bits and pieces. Tonight all the bags were dropped off ready to throw on the coach tomorrow afternoon.

Meet at the Scout Hut at 15:30 for a 16:00 departure. See you there campers!

Battle of Marple Dates Announced

April 29, 2015 Group 1 Comment

The dates for the 2015 I.C Battle of Marple have just been announced, the dates are the 26th-28th June. We will have the poster (see below) up in the next few days and letters should follow shortly.

We only have 30 places for Scouts available, so make sure you return your letters ASAP.

If you have never participated in Battle of Marple before here is some information about the event.
-The purpose of the Event is prove which scout troop is the best! And have bragging rights for the next year!
– One of the biggest camps run by Marple Scouts!
– The camp is jam packed full of activities, with the sud slide making a regular appearance. The weekend culminates with the grulinat0r, which provides the stage for scouts to prove who is best troop!

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Welcome to the new Marple Scouts website which should allow everyone involved in the Group to post their own articles / reports / photos / etc and also leave comments.

To get started you need to register below and, if you want to write articles, send an email to new[a], so that we can give you some special powers!

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