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Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – 1 November 2020

Date: 1st Nov 2020 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
1 November 2020

Ingenuity!
The lengths some Leaders goto to create a sense of normality and it just proves that can we can still grow our membership numbers-even in a pandemic. This is the 10th Warrington investing a new member;

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“The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles”

Chester Cub gains every Badge

Enthusiastic ten year old Elliott Storey has recently celebrated the rare feat of earning every possible Cub Scouts badge. Elliot attends 1st Waverton Cubs and has collected all fifty seven Activity Awards, seven Challenge Awards, and the prestigious Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

Elliot explained, I love Scouts, and became a Cub as soon as I could when I turned eight. During lockdown I took part in the #HikeToTheMoon challenge, and #CampAtHome, helping to set the world record for the biggest ever virtual camp”.

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#RaceRoundTheWorld begins

This is the national new fundraising campaign, Race Round the World, which aims to support the 500+ groups hit hardest by COVID-19.

By virtually travelling around the world in teams led by our amazing ambassadors, everyone can help make sure that thousands of young people don’t miss the life-changing skills and experiences being a Scout can bring. All you need to do is get sponsored, complete your miles, and add them to your team’s grand total.

Find out which ambassadors are leading your team (including our fantastic new ambassador Saray Khumalo). More details will be released next week help Leaders with related activities for young people either face-to-face or virtually.

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Guy Fawkes Night Competition

Following the success of our FANGtastic🎃 Halloween SPOOKtacular, check our the entries here!

We now turn our attention to Bonfire night. Which we know is going to be a little different this year. Therefore we would like to make it bigger than ever online!
We would like you to make the best Guy Fawkes ever, then take a photo of you with your Guy wearing your neckers and post them on Social Media or e-mail us:
#scoutsbonfire2020 or homescouting@cheshirescouts.org.uk
£25 Amazon vouchers to be won – any Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Scout could win a £25 voucher to spend on Amazon.

 


Could YOU be our next County Commissioner?

It’s nearly 12 years since Cheshire had a change of County Commissioner and the Regional Commissioner has decided that now is an appropriate time to start the process to recruit a new County Commissioner for Cheshire. Graham Phillips has led the County for all those 12 years and it has been agreed that his term of office will end on Sunday 31 January 2021.

The recruitment process has now commenced, with the intention of confirming the new County Commissioner before Christmas and then to use January for a structured handover.

Dates for your diary
The closing date for applications is 15th November 2020
The aim is to hold interviews in early December 2020.

Click Here to Apply for the role of County Commissioner for Cheshire, OR to Nominate somebody.


COVID-19 Update, 1 November 2020

We are aware of the Prime Minister’s announcement on the lockdown in England which is effective from Thursday 5 November 2020.
The Scouts nationally are working with the National Youth Agency to understand what this means for the delivery of Scouting in England.
We will communicate further before Thursday. In the meantime Cheshire, along with the rest of England remains at Amber.

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Cheshire Scouts Got Talent

Congratulations to everyone who’s submitted videos the quality has been so high! Well done everybody.

In case you missed it, in the first episode of CSGT on Friday Charlotte 🎹 from Harrier ESU, Evan👨‍🎤 from 1st Davenham Scouts and Eleanor🎤 from 1st/14th Warrington Scouts performed, you can watch again here.

In the second episode last night Joe 🤡 from Willaston Beaver Scouts 😂 and Greta 👩‍🎤 from Mallory Explorer Scout Unit 🎹 performed, you can watch again here.

In the final episode earlier this evening, Jessica 🤸‍♀️ a Scout from South West Cheshire WOWED 🎪 You can watch again here.

All the videos are also available to like/share and comment with your messages of support on our Facebook Page and our Instagram.

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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