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Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – 29 November 2020

Date: 29th Nov 2020 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
– 29 November 2020

Cheshire Scouting is at the forefront of improving the life skills and employment opportunities of our members.

As part of this work we actively engage with the Pledge that creates links with local employers highlighting to the wider community the employability skills that our young people gain from being part of Cheshire Scouting.

The Pledge is an initiative that promotes employer led engagements with secondary schools, colleges and youth groups in Cheshire to improve career opportunities and delivery plans improving the communication, knowledge and experiences for young people.

Listen to how Sam Smith from Macclesfield believes Scouting helped in achieve his dream job working for Bentley Motors in Crewe. It underlines the impact every Leader in Cheshire can have on their Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorer Scouts.

If you want to see more of what the Pledge does click here.

“Scouts gives you so many opportunities to leave your comfort zone”


If your Group own their own HQ then you are probably eligible for a top up grant from your local authority. You need to get your claim in before 30 November. If you need advice contact your DC.


Risk Assessments

We know how challenging creating Covid-19 risk assessments are for some Leaders. At the same time we know the positive impact some face to face Scouting can have on young people. You might be interested to know that before the recent national lock down across the UK there were only 73 reports of sections having to respond to a possible Covid-19 infection. In all cases the infection was imported into the Scout meeting and “test & trace” required no additional action because of the robust risk assessments in place. The system works in helping to keep people safe.


Jack And The Beanstalk

Welcome to the Panto Online – Sunday 20th December 2pm with Cheshire Scouts Live
We find ourselves in unexpected times with our great festive tradition of the family pantomime cancelled in many towns and cities across the land.

But riding to the rescue to make sure that panto loving audiences don’t miss out on this special Christmas experience is Blue Peter legend & former Chief Scout is Peter Duncan with his biggest and best ‘Here’s one I made earlier’ challenge!
Peter, a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, Writer and Director has decided to use his ‘Giant’ back garden to film.

Jack and the Beanstalk – a socially distanced pantomime complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes… and even a real beanstalk!

Click Here To Register

Big Family Quiz

Join us for a quiz for all the family, the quiz will be on Zoom, register using the link below, please only register once per household as places are limited.

Click Here to Register

OutRight 2020

Over the last few weeks Explorers across Cheshire have been taking part in a series of events focused on sustainable development goals led by our ACC Explorers, Graham Proctor.

As this series of events comes to an end we are delighted to announce that Craig Turpie, Chairperson, World Scout Committee is joining the session this Friday to discuss how Scouts around the world are joining together to make the world a better place.

Final Call for Sci-Jam

We are delighted to announce that The Science Jamboree is back for 2020.
This year, although we won’t be able to host groups on campus, we have exciting plans for the Science Jamboree to take place.

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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