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Cheshire Scouts News – 2 February 2021

Date: 2nd Feb 2021 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts News

Hi, welcome to February! Here’s an update from Cheshire Scouts.

Cheshire Scouts have a new County Commissioner

Dave Hopley has officially taken up the reigns from Graham Phillips, who completed his 12-year term of office on the 31st January.

After giving a personal thanks to his predecessor, Dave expressed how:
‘Scouting helped me as a young person gain skills and find my place in the world.  And I truly believe that Scouting is more important now than ever before, to give young people a sense of connection and belonging.  To give hope to a generation, to develop skills for life.’

Dave acknowledged that:
‘Clearly, the last ten months have been very challenging and certainly the next few months will continue to be.  But we will see a return to more face-to-face Scouting during 2021 and I am confident that Cheshire has the agility to lead the way with rebuilding Scouting.’

Dave said:
‘I have been humbled by the dedication of our inspiring adults across Cheshire, forced to adapt to a digital world overnight – up-skilled in new areas of digital technologies. Pulling together to implement things almost overnight, that would have taken months or years to implement.
The pandemic has tested our resilience, encouraged us to be innovative and increased our awareness of the importance of prioritising our mental health.’

Dave closed by thanking his partner, and everyone for the support & best wishes he has received and expressed how:
‘I am looking forward to working with our talented District Commissioner’s and the rest of Team Cheshire to build on Cheshire Scouting’s legacy of success and serving you all as your County Commissioner’.

County Commissioner Handover – 31 January 2021

February is LGBT+ History Month!

Welcome to LGBT+ History Month! We’re proud to welcome everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexuality.

It’s Childrens Mental Health Week

It’s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and this year the theme is ‘express yourself’. The Scouts have gathered some of our favourite ideas to help young people explore and release their creativity in the ways that suit them best.

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Virtual Games

Looking for some quick (virtual) games to kickstart your Scout meetings or switch up your family Zoom calls? Here are some to try:
Virtual guess who
Virtual scavenger hunt
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The Chief Scout’s Unsung Heroes 2021

Do you know a UK Scout aged between 6 and 24 who’s gone above and beyond? Why not nominate them as one of the Chief Scout’s Unsung Heroes 2021 and help them be in with a chance of winning £500? Make your nominations here by 16 February.

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