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Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – 4 October 2020

Date: 4th Oct 2020 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
– 4 October 2020

Looking for inspiration?
There has been a national ‘soft launch’ the some new socially distanced programme activities. These have been created in response to feedback and include risk assessment support. Remember that activities need a “Covid” risk assessment authorised by your DC.

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The National Scout & Guide Sympony Orchestra and Concert Band

Applications for the 2021 NSGSO and NSGCB course are now open for both the Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Band. The residential course is held in Stourbridge, West Midlands, with concerts held at prestigious venues in the Birmingham area, as well as our first ever completely joint concert between the NSGSO and NSGCB at Coventry Cathedral. The course runs from Sunday 1st August – Sunday 8th August 2021 and the closing date for applications is midnight on Saturday 12th December 2020.

The course is hosted by Birmingham Scout County in conjunction with Girlguiding Birmingham but is open to applicants from across the UK who meet the selection criteria.

If you are interested look at the brand new website with a new domain name – Do take a look to find out more about the NSGSO and NSGCB, and how to get involved.

To see what the course involves, watch this short promotional film.

To apply for the 2021 NSGSO or NSGCB course and to find out more details, please visit
The closing date for all applications is midnight on Saturday 12th December 2020.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge today becomes Joint President of The Scouts

We’re so pleased to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge today becomes Joint President of the Scouts, alongside HRH The Duke of Kent to champion the power of Scouting and oversee the Council, the Scouts’ governing body.

Her first move is to thank every Scouts volunteer across the UK for their brilliant work supporting families and communities during this challenging year.

Thanking volunteers; championing young people
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, who has helped Scouts in so many ways over the last eight years, has now kindly agreed to take on this historic role and is the first woman to hold the post in the movement’s 113-year history.

The Duchess’ first engagement as Joint President is a visit to 12th Northolt Scouts, based in London, to thank them and all Scouts volunteers who have supported young people during lockdown.

You can read the full story here.

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