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Cheshire Scouts Newsletter – 6 June 2020

Date: 6th Jun 2020 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter
– 6 June 2020

As we come to the end of Volunteers Week we hope you have been following all our social media posts that were aimed at underlining how amazing Cheshire Scout volunteers really are. Did you see the message from Bear Grylls, out Chief Scout who has extended his term of office to continue supporting The Scouts in the UK?

Click Here to watch Why Scouting Is So Powerful | Bear Grylls & Being The Chief Scout

COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT
COUNTY YOUTH COMMISSIONER?

You will support adults and empower young people to achieve great things and help work towards our Vision 2023.
Could this be you, or do you know a great people person with super communication skills?Click here to find out more and to apply
Closes in Friday 19th June 2020 at 5pm

Just look at what the County Youth Forum are up to

Ed Lunnon, County Youth Commissioner writes;

Keeping Scouting going online is a key goal for the County Youth Forum. We have met online as a full forum and in smaller teams to discuss and plan how we can do this. We’ve got so many talented young people who have been doing great sessions in their respective groups and we have brought their ideas together so we can spread them more widely.

Firstly, we have our #TipTuesday ‘How to’ videos from Alex Pegg. He’s put together the information about how to play various games over video calls, which are great ways to get young people engaged. Secondly, we have some resources coming out soon about other activities that can be done over video calls to enthuse your young people and keep them involved in week-to-week meetings.

Then there are our competitions! Taskmaster began 2 weeks ago with some amazing entries and will carry on for at least 6 weeks. The cooking competition was made to inspire young people to get cooking and develop their skills and we’d love to see what people are making.

Both of these ideas were created by youth forum members and then two separate sub-teams have developed them and created all of the materials to send out and then judge the entries each week.

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Have you seen the new Great Indoors Stage Badges?

There are lots of great ideas with this programme for all sections, many of which could be part of your online meetings. Remember these badges can be worn on uniforms and like all staged badges it’s the highest of the three achieved that should be on the uniform. The others make great campfire blanket additions.

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Cheshire Scout’s AGM – 9 June 2020

Due to the continued impact of Covid-19 on face-to-face Scouting, this year’s Annual General Meeting of Cheshire County Scout Council is being held online, this coming Tuesday 9th June 2020. Attendance at the meeting is for a 7:30pm prompt start. Voting members of Council should join using GoToWebinar. All members are welcome to join us on the night, the AGM will be publicly broadcast live on our website.

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New Local Training Managers join the team

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Chapman-Coward, ASL at 1st Helsby has joined the team as Local Training Manager covering Mersey Weaver District and Alan Jackson, GSL at Holmes Chapel has agreed to become the Local Training Manager covering Alderley District. They will both support Leaders through their wood badge training. There are still opportunities to join the team as Local Training Managers around Cheshire so if you are interested contact the County Training Manager (Debbie Phillips) for an informal chat about the role.

Contact the County Training Manager


New Safeguarding Module released

A revised version of the online training module for safeguarding has been released that should overcome the technical issue some people have experienced with the old version. This training is only for those who need to renew their safeguarding training.

Safeguarding (Mandatory Training for all Leaders)
This training is completed using an online training module at the end of which you print the certificate of completion and send it to your local training manager or direct to the County Training Manager
Click here to complete this training.


The other two critical mandatory training modules that you must complete to retain your appointment are below;

GDPR (Mandatory Training for all Leaders)
This training is completed using an online training module at the end of which you print the certificate of completion and send it to your local training manager or direct to the County Training Manager
Click here to complete this training.

Safety (Mandatory Training for all Leaders)
This training is completed using an online training module at the end of which you print the certificate of completion and send it to your local training manager or direct to the County Training Manager
Click here to complete this training.
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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