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Cheshire Scouting Newsletter – June 2019

Date: 2nd Jun 2019 Author: Dave Hopley

Cheshire Scouts Newsletter

June is always a busy month in the Cheshire Scouting calendar and kicks off with #VolunteersWeek 1-7 June. On behalf of the County Commissioner Graham Philips and the whole Team at Cheshire Scouts, a huge ‘Thank You‘ to the 3,911 volunteers who give so much time to help 10,485 young people in Cheshire have fun, adventure and learn #SkillsForLife

June 2019

County Scout Sunday – 9 June 2019

Even if your Group or District is not actively taking part in this special event you can simply turn up in uniform, join your District at the assembly point or join one of your neighbouring Districts for the parade. You can also join the County Team as they parade.

The timetable is:

  • 14:45– Districts assemble by MEETING POINT on CATHEDRAL GREEN (see map below).
  • 15:00– The Parade will leave CATHEDRAL GREEN via ABBEY SQUARE ARCHWAY.
  • 15:30– Upon arrival back at Cathedral, alternate Districts will enter at the direction of the Stewards via the first door (Great West Door) or the second door (South Door).  Service starts with the procession and presentation of the Colours.
  • 16:15–Service concludes with the return of the Colours and the singing of the National Anthem. After the Service, the Parade will form up in St Werburgh Street for the return to CATHEDRAL GREEN where the parade will be dismissed.
  • 16:30– We should be on our way home.

It is always a spectacular day and this year we expect to make an even bigger impression as the WSJ contingent members from Cheshire form one group and follow the colour party at the front of the parade.ALDERLEY District will lead the main Parade this year and are responsible for the service.

Cheshire Scouts AGM – 11th June

The County Chair and County Commissioner invite you to join the Annual General Meeting of Cheshire County Scout Council to be held at The Lance Dobson Hall, University of Chester (Warrington Campus).

The County President, Sir William Bromley-Davenport KVCO will preside. Our guest speaker is Andrew Corrie (Retired Regional Commissioner), who will make a presentation titled, “The Life and Times of a Regional Commissioner”.

Attendance at the meeting is 7pm for 7:30pm. Tea and coffee will be available before the meeting. Dress code is Uniform (if worn). You may of course be accompanied by a guest.

For more information and to book online, click here.

Royal Cheshire Show – 18th & 19th June

Each year Cheshire Scouts play a significant part at the Cheshire Show by providing volunteers to operate the ticket collection at gates; in return we are given a marquee and space to promote the work of Cheshire Scouts.

Over the last few years we have offered flexible volunteering, you will continue to be able to arrive and depart at whatever time suits your circumstances. Remember, providing you commit to at least four hours volunteering you can spend the rest of the day touring the Show. We are always short of staff, early morning, around lunchtime & late afternoon so please consider how you might be able to help us – how about doing a split shift using the middle of the morning or afternoon to look around the show and join us for a late lunch in Cheshire Scouts marquee after your shift. You might also consider splitting your tour of the show ground over both days by volunteering the morning one day and the afternoon the other day.

To join our team at the Royal Cheshire Show contact Cathy Bland by e-mail: or by telephone: 01925 756724 (Mon, Tues, Wed) or 24 hour voicemail.

Chamboree 2022 Logo Competition

Don’t forget, time is running out to enter our Chamboree logo competition – closes 31 July 2019. Please promote this opportunity to young people in your Groups, a fantastic programme idea for this June. Click here to find out more.

And click here to sign-up to our Chamboree 2022 mailing list.

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