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Cheshire Scouts+ St George’s Day Special

Date: 26th Apr 2019 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
St George’s Day Special

It’s St George’s Day Weekend!

Windsor Castle Treat

Congratulations to all our Queens Scouts from Cheshire who will be parading into the quadrangle at Windsor Castle as part of the national Scout day of celebration on Sunday. You and your parents will have “a day of a lifetime” with memories that will last for a very long time. Also watching the parade will be the adult Leaders from Cheshire who have received St Georges Day awards, again it will be a very special day. To all those taking part, enjoy the experience; it’s a unique day of memories that only Scouting can deliver. It truly is an experience money can’t buy.

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Scouts on parade around Cheshire

Scouts from around Cheshire will be taking part in their own parades and activities over the weekend so let’s hope the weather stays good and everybody has a great time. This a unique time of year when all those involved in Scouting are invited to remake their promise and focus on the good Scouting can do for our local communities. With 10,500 young people, supported by 2,500 adults Cheshire Scouts is the largest provider of youth services in the County.


There are 2,500 Cheshire Scouts who are also hidden young carers

The next adult support event (Wed 01 May) for Leaders will focus on how Scouting can help to give young carers a bit of their childhood back. In Cheshire there are estimated to be 37,000 children aged 6-18 who care for a parent or sibling and around 11,000 of these children are providing “high levels” of care.
In Scouting in Cheshire there are potentially 2,500 young carers, many hidden from view, just privately struggling along. The positive impact Cheshire Scouting can have on these children is almost incalculable.
This event will be led by Sarah-Jane Dickenson the education officer with Cheshire Young Carers. She will take you on a journey explaining how you can identify young carers in your group, how to start the conversation with a child and family to explain how Scouting can help them and the simple things you, as a Leader, can do that will revolution the childhood of a young carer involved in Scouting. It’s all very simple, costs little or nothing to do but the impact is huge. Sarah will also show you a short film showing the life of a typical young carer that was specially commissioned for the charity.
It will be held at The Heath conference Centre, Runcorn on Wed 1 May starting at 7pm.

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls