Cheshire Scouts+ January 2019

Date: 23rd Jan 2019 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter

As we move forward into 2019 there are many exciting opportunities in Cheshire that we can all look forward to. Work is underway to create a revised strategy for the County where the focus will be on supporting Leaders, encouraging more youth shaped activity and delivering our top awards to all sections. As part of the plan there are already some new voluntary training opportunities specifically to meet the concerns of Leaders such as supporting young people with ADHD. The County is working on ways to support young people with mental health issues and to provide activity opportunities for more young people. These are exciting times; watch this space for more details.

Graham Phillips
County Commissioner

January 2019


On 31 January 2019 the annual census takes place and all Leaders are asked to support your GSL’s in gathering accurate data and making sure the deadline for submissions are met. Groups need to have completed their census return for review by District Commissions by Friday 8 February 2019. When completing the census return I remind everybody of the Scout Law, “A Scout is to be Trusted” – this applies to all Leaders responsible for completing the census return.

New Years honours

Karin Snape was awarded the BEM in the New Years honours list for services to Scouting. Karin is an Explorer Leader in Warrington West

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St Georges Day Awards

We are delighted to report the following Leaders have been recognised in the St Georges Day Awards 2019.

Silver Wolf
Maureen Patheyjohns from Warrington West
Rob Patheyjohns from Warrington West

Bar to Silver Acorn
Jill Scarlett from Macclesfield & Congleton

Silver Acorn
Keith Harding from Chester
Barbara Jones from Chester
Martin Formstone from Chester
Penelope Watson from Chester
Pat Moran from Mersey Weaver
Diane Blurton from South West
Jon Davies from Warrington East
Phil Warburton from Warrington East
Chris Carnell from Warrington West
Glen Stockton from Warrington West
Anne Duckett from County

Mandatory GDPR Training

All Scouters with any role in Scouting (including Executive Committee members) are required to complete the GDPR training module (e-Learning, online)

When you have completed this training module you need to send a copy of your certificate (electronic copies please) to your Local Training Manager (LTM) for your District.

Alison Wright (Alderley)  
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Richard Johnson (Chester)
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Trudy Beech (Knutsford)
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Richard Johnson (Ellesmere Port & Neston)
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Ann Eden (Macclesfield & Congleton)
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Mary Wynne (Mersey Weaver)
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Tim Owen (Mid Cheshire, South West Cheshire)
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Jon Davies (Warrington East)
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David Anwyl (Warrington West)
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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