Youth News

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AGM for Uniformed Groups

Our annual AGM for Scouts, Beavers and Cubs was held on Friday, June 14th 2019, at Bonsall Hall. Awards and badges were given out and afterwards we had a barbecue.


Fundraising efforts for a defibrillator that the uniform groups and Nursery are buying for Bonsall. The photo on the left shows the handing over of the cheques


News about Cubs and Beavers

On Wednesday 6th February 2019 at St Paul’s Church, after the 7:30pm Mass, an investure ceremony was held for new Beavers. Also, some Cubs received their Silver Award badges. Silver awards are the highest that a Cub can receive so very well done! The ceremony was attended by a Cub leader and a Beaver leader. Fr John Southworth conducted the whole presentation.


News About 19th Fairfield BeaverS & Scouts


On Wednesday 17th October at St Paul’s Church, after the 7:30pm Mass, an investure ceremony was held for new beavers. Also, some older boys from Cubs and Scouts received their Bronze and Silver Award badges.

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Supporting Operation Christmas Child

Beavers, parents, leaders and friends in 19th Fairfield Scout Group of St Paul’s supported the recent appeal by Operation Christmas Child 2018 for shoe boxes and raised £140 for the postage. For some pictures of children receiving shoeboxes, have a look at the website for Operation Christmas Child 2015 | Fusion Church. The images may be subject to copyright.

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A description for Animate is included on the Youth page of this website.

This selection of events is taken from the Animate website.   

Meetings for ALPHA course

Starting Tuesday June 11th 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at St. Mary's, Lowe House in St Helens for the two hour meetings on June 11th, 18th, 25th and July 2nd.

Life & Soul – 

Life & Soul+ is a monthly event taking place in parishes across the Archdiocese.

Starting at 7pm, the Animate Team will lead an hour of prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament. The hour will consist of modern worship songs, tradition hymns and simple chants for all to join in with, or just simply listen to. The event is open for all who wish to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer and song.

These have restarted after the Easter break - go to the Animate website for details.

19th Fairfield St. Paul’s ScouT Group


The AGM & Youth Achievements Evening for this Scout Group, followed by Bingo and Raffle, was held at  St Paul’s Parish Club  on Friday, 15th June. 

The evening commenced with the Colour Party. Representatives from each group presented their flag to Assistant District Commissioner John Dean. Then Group Scout Leader, Richard Robinson, reported: 

This has been another great year for our group with many activities being put on across all three sections.  Our leaders deliver a wide ranging, diverse and exciting programme helping all our young people make new friends, gain confidence and develop skills for life and thank you to all our leaders and helpers for this!”

The 2018 AGM followed with reports and slide shows from each group highlighting the many activities and celebrations that have taken place in the last 12 months. Many aspects of a Scout Member's journey were covered.

  1. Starting with the Beaver Group where new boys were Invested

  2. Moving onto boys from the Cubs Group who have recently moved up from the Beavers

  3. Lastly, 3 boys from the Scout Group receiving their Gold Award from Assistant District Commissioner, John Dean

There were individual awards presented on the night. In addition many Beavers, Cubs and Scouts received Badges for successful Challenges this year.

The presentations were followed by a Bingo fundraiser. All profits/donations received on the night to help towards the forthcoming International Scout Group Backpacking Trip from Brussels to Vienna

Thank you to all our Volunteers within each Group - without you these weekly activities would not be possible.


19th Fairfield St.Paul's Beavers earned their Gardening Badge at St.Timothy's.

The boys were welcomed at St.Timothy's by Brother David on Thursday 19th April 2018.

They helped plant a bit of colour back into the flower bed to the left of the church, planted their own seeds to grow at home and enjoyed a tour around the fabulous tree creations in the garden.

On 26th April 2018 they returned to St. Timothy's where they experienced an evening with a parishioner who is our local Bee Keeper and who gave  a wonderful presentation and brought along a Bee Observation Unit and Junior Bee Keeper suits.

Well done to our Beavers!