Sixty Cub Scouts from the Duddon and High Furness district braved cold weather and strong winds to compete in a cross-country competition on Birkrigg Common, near Ulverston, in March 1993.

And it was the 2nd Ulverston group which came home triumphant, winning the eight and nine year olds' cross-country races, while the Aldingham and Urswick team won one of the other races.

CHEER: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Ulverston Scout Group celebrate getting their new headquarters in 1994. They were sharing them with Church Walk Playgroup

CHEER: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 1st Ulverston Scout Group celebrate getting their new headquarters in 1994. They were sharing them with Church Walk Playgroup

It was the first time for many years the event had been held and organisers were planning to hold the competition annually, said 2nd Ulverston Cub Scout leader Paul Rattington.

Youngsters from Grange, Cartmel, Dalton, Urswick, Aldingham, Broughton and Ulverston took part.

Winning teams received shields while runners who came first, second and third were rewarded with gold, silver and bronze medals.

TEAM: First home in the ten-year-olds race at the Duddon and High Furness districts cross country competition in 1993 were (from left) Matthew Stephenson (Ist Urswick and Aldingham), who won the event, Paul Lodge (1st Dalton Duddon), who came second

TEAM: First home in the ten-year-olds race at the Duddon and High Furness district's cross country competition in 1993 were (from left) Matthew Stephenson (Ist Urswick and Aldingham), who won the event, Paul Lodge (1st Dalton Duddon), who came second

In 1994 an Ulverston playgroup and Scout group celebrated in style when their new joint headquarters were officially opened by the town’s mayor, Councillor Janette Jenkinson.

The premises, being shared by Church Walk Playgroup and the 1st Ulverston Scouts, were in the grounds of Ulverston Victoria Lower School in Hart Street.

Because of a large intake of new pupils at Church Walk Infants School the playgroup had to vacate its previous classroom home at the school.

RUN: Bernard Walker of the 2nd Ulverston pack coming in ahead of the field to win the nine-year-olds race at the Duddon and High Furness Cub Scouts cross country competition in 1993

RUN: Bernard Walker of the 2nd Ulverston pack coming in ahead of the field to win the nine-year-olds race at the Duddon and High Furness Cub Scouts cross country competition in 1993

And the Scouts were also in need of new headquarters because their original home was destroyed by fire.

Both organisations had been raising the money to help buy a portable building and equip it in readiness for the official opening by the mayor.

Among the groups and firms which helped finance the new joint headquarters were the Town Lands Trust charity, Ulverston, South Lakeland and Cumbria councils, VSEL and Glaxochem, along with a host of support from shops and businesses.

TARGET: Craig Hillbeck, 12, of St Marys Scout Group, takes aim at the crockery at a Scout Gala in 1995

TARGET: Craig Hillbeck, 12, of St Mary's Scout Group, takes aim at the crockery at a Scout Gala in 1995

Chairman of the playgroup Linda Pinnegor expressed her delight at the amount of assistance received for the event.

All assistances were praised.

“Many thanks go out to all the people who have given their support, especially over the last nine months,” she said.