Message from the County
2015 has certainly been a busy year
with some significant changes and key amongst these changes has
been the re-launch of the 6 - 18 programme. This is key to
retaining young people in their last 12 months in each section and
I am encouraged by the positive way many Leaders have embraced the
In the summer Cheshire had
representation in three of the 75 units that went to the Jamboree
in Japan. That was 6 patrols of young people and 6 Leaders from
Cheshire taking part in this amazing event. The pictures and videos
from the Jamboree tell their own story clearly they all had a
In July we launced our own magazine
full of local news from around the County. It was published
electronically and a limited print run was posted to a selection of
adult Leaders. The next edition is due out in January.
In October we organised our first
County Charity Race to support "out" in Scouting, aimed at
encouraging more outdoor Scouting. This will be followed by a
County winter camp in January.
All of these "extra" activities
complimented the annual programme of opportunities to show Scouting
at its best with things like Cheshire Hike, supporting Cheshire
Show and Carfest. I also know that many of you have been busy
supporting both District and Group activities.
We have made great progress in
bringing a youth focus to Scouting in Cheshire with the appointment
of a County Youth Commissioner and many Districts have either
appointed their District Youth Commissioner or in the process of
Thank you for your help and support,
together we are making a real difference.
I really hope that you, your family
and friends have a fantastic Christmas and I wish you every success