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Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – 15th November 2020

Date: 15th Nov 2020 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
– 15th November 2020

#RaceRoundTheWorld has raised over £72,000 in total so far!
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.

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Sign up by 21 November for a chance to win a badge signed by Chief Scout Bear Grylls!

Science goes with a BANG

On Thursday we ran our science ideas for Leaders session that was really well received. It contained really good ideas to help deliver parts of the science badge via Zoom with water, a bottle, a piece of card, a straw and zip lock badge!

To meet the demand for places there will be a repeat of this session on Thursday 26th November at 7pm – Click Here to Book

Calling all Explorers

We have an exciting 6 week programme for Explorers on the theme of climate change from next week.

To register to be part of this exciting project Click Here

County Events

At this week’s County Executive our Trustees reviewed the programme of County events and arrived at a number of decisions;

Cheshire Hike 2021
This event will be cancelled with a plan to relaunch the hike in 2022. The decision has been taken due to the uncertainty around if we will be allowed to operate the event under Covid restrictions and in the knowledge that camping is very unlikely to be authorised in time for the hike. There was particular concern around the lack of preparation time for teams under current and expected Covid restrictions.

This is the Beaver/Cub camp postponed from May 2020 and moved to May 2021. The view of the Executive is that this is very unlikely to take place due to restrictions around Scouts camping. To organise this event requires the County to make significant commitments to suppliers immediately after Christmas and with current uncertainties the County Executive is not prepared to risk this money. Consideration was given to pushing it towards the end of 2021 but the concern was that it would clash with other events. Moving it to 2022 is not possible because this is Chamboree year and the County Team cannot handle two large County camps.

We appreciate that these decisions will be disappointing but I hope you can appreciate the reasoning behind the decisions taken.

Cheshire Task Master #TaskTuesday

Well done to 6th Macclesfield (Parish Church) Scout Group, this week’s winners of Cheshire Scouts Task Master

Runners up were John a Scout from 2nd Poynton Scouts and a Beaver Scout from Audlem.

🍋 This week’s Task was to balance a 20p on a lemon floating in a bowl of water #TaskTuesday #CheshireTasking

Click Here to watch the winning Video Entry

Look out for our next Task on our social media channels on Tuesday’s (FacebookTwitter and Instagram)! Enter by Saturday, winners announced on a Sunday in Cheshire Scouting News.

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