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Cheshire Scouting Newsletter – November 2019

Date: 19th Nov 2019 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – November 2019

Celebrating Success

Massive congratulations to all Scouts and Explorer Scouts from across the County who received their Top Awards at Celebrating Success on Sunday! A staggering 224 Scouts gained their Chief Scout’s Gold Award, 55 Explorers gained Platinum & 24 Diamond; 32 Young Leader Belts awarded & 4 young people achieved the Queen’s Scout Award!

Photographs from the Celebrating Success Awards can be found by Clicking Here


New Look Cheshire Hike 2020

Over 100 leaders attended the launch of the all-new-look Cheshire Hike. Cheshire Hike 2020 will see 3 brand new sections and distances:

  1. Pathfinder 30km
  2. Pathfinder Plus 40km
  3. Explorer 50km

Bigger team sizes of between 2 and 5 people
Shared basecamp featuring a campfire, silent disco and film
Lower price of £15 per person
Hats and headdresses competition
Brand new core organising team

There are some important dates for you to put into your diary.

  • Cheshire Hike dates: 4th-5th April 2020
  • Bookings open this month!

For more information see www.cheshirehike.org.uk


CuBe 2020 – it’s going to be AMAZING

CuBe 2020 will be the most exciting joint event for Beavers and Cubs ever held in Cheshire. It’s a weekend camp 1st – 3rd May 2020 to be held on the Cheshire Show Ground and brought to you by the Chamboree team.

Prices for the event have been released with Beavers and Cubs camp fees at just £35 with all Leaders/Adults paying £8.

Remember this is being organised by the Chamboree Team so Leaders only need to support their Beavers and Cubs over the weekend with all the activities and evening entertainment programme taken care of by the amazing Chamboree Team. There will be 5 camping areas each shared by two Districts plus guests that will be called Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania/Eastern Europe and Americas. Every Group (Beavers/Cubs) will be allocated a Country to research their traditional dress/costume and food.

It will have 5 activity zones created by the Chamboree team featuring bouncy castle heaven, mini adventures, caring for our world, technology gone mad and sports challenges – after all it will be an Olympic year!

CuBe is also going to be a special weekend for Explorers who are Young Leaders with Beaver Colonies and Cub Packs. In addition to supporting their Beavers and Cubs there will be special evening activities just for Explorers.

Don’t forget we have already announced that we will have a circus big topwith a show featuring acts from around Europe and there will be a special arena show on Sunday afternoon and the star attraction will be THE IMPS motorcycle display team.

Booking opens in December! Register your interest to get the latest update by Clicking Here. Follow the weekly updates on our social media channels.


Winter Camp, 24-26 Jan 2020

Winter Camp is an activity camp for the Cheshire Scouts troops and Explorer units running right in the middle of winter. You can certainly expect the extremes of British Weather, snow, ice, torrential rain and possible sunshine.

You’ll be able to try a number of activities including: Archery, Cave Bus, Shooting, Gladiator Challenge, Fire lighting, Climbing, Campfire, Crafts, Crate Stacking and many more, High All Aboard.

Pricing:

  • £35 – Participants (Full Weekend)
  • £10 – Leaders

Click to Discover More and e-mail ForestBookings@cheshirescouts.org.uk to secure your place.


Youth United Conference

Last Saturday Youth United held there annual conference bringing together managers from the nine uniformed youth groups in Cheshire. Scouting was very well represented with every District taking part and the County Team presented part of the day explaining how we put young people in charge, give them opportunities to lead events and activities and work to embed leadership skills in our programme.


Remembrance Day

It has been really nice to see the pictures from Groups and Districts who took part in Remembrance Sunday events in their local towns and villages. Encouraging young people to learn about the past and find links maybe to their own family history is a worthwhile activity and supporting our local communities in this way is appreciated locally. Great piece of sculpture created by a leader at Wistaston Scout Group that has drawn interest from around the County.


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