The Green Heart of Poringland


Scout Dates Set

Dates have been set for the visit of Brooke and Poringland Scout Group later in the year.

Three dates have been set aside for the various age groups, the Cubs, Scouts and Beavers as follows:  Cubs – Wednesday 6 May (6.30pm to 8pm) Scouts – Tuesday 19 June (6.30pm to 8pm Beavers – Monday 16 July (6pm to 7.30pm).

“Last year’s events were a resounding success” said lakes’ chairman John Overton “So we are delighted to welcome back the scout group again” he added. 

Scouts Visit “Being Prepared” 

Following the success of last year’s visit by Brooke and Poringland Cub group, another session is being planned, this time for the Scouts. 

Making the request on behalf of the Scouts, John Hodgson said “Following the great success of last year’s Cub fishing session, I have been asked by the Brooke and Poringland Scout group to investigate the possibility of further sessions this year – not only for the Cub pack but also the Beaver colony  and the Scout troop who also wish to take advantage of the lakes’ facilities. 

“We had such a good evening last year, I for one look forward to a repeat this year” he added.              

Organisers are now liaising with the Scouts to try to find three evening dates in the summer months.

Cub Night Success 

“One of the most enjoyable and successful events we have ever staged.” 

That’s how organisers summed up a special event for the local Cubs held at the lakes on a balmy summer evening. 

Eighteen youngsters and four adults from Brooke and Poringland Cubs tried their hand at fishing for the first time, under the watchful eyes of Poringland’s own fishing champions. 

“The atmosphere was great, the youngsters and parents clapping and applauding every catch.” said lakes’ trustee Paul Bonham (pictured above). 

Cub leaders were equally enthusiastic about the event. 

“We would like you to pass on a big thank you to all the fishing champions at Poringland Lakes for what was an exceptional evening this last Wednesday.  To turn out in such numbers to accommodate us was very, very generous and very much appreciated. 

“It was apparent to all involved that the Cubs had a superb time, learnt a new skill and most of all a greater appreciation of our environment, how to look after it responsibly.  It was also a good illustration and just how much human effort goes into providing such a wonderful facility for both people and other animals. 

“A huge thank you!” 

The event was such a success, it is hoped the Cubs will return for another visit later in the year. 

During the event, lakes’ founder member and trustee Ray Noble presented a cheque for £25 to the Cubs in appreciation for the many bird and bat boxes the group have made and donated to the lakes in recent months.