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#WorldKindnessDay
13/11/2019 By Matt Jones

Why Volunteering with The Scouts is empathy in action. 

Volunteering makes you happier and more empathetic.

The Scots said that empathy helps us to relate to others, work in teams and is the cornerstone of a healthy society. Empathy doenst only keep us connected to one another but also inspires us to help others.

9 in 10 British adults believe The Scouts develop empathy.*

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said "The Scouts helps young people and adult volunteers become happier and healthier and I would recommend volunteering with The Scouts to anyone! If you're interested email us at join@birkenheadscouts.org.uk to see how you can get involved."

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Wirral Charity Post
14/12/2018 By Matt Jones

Wirral Charity Postboxes close after sorting 19.5million Christmas Cards since 1982!

 

Last night we tipped over to a new milestone of sorting and delivering 19.5million Christmas Cards - this has raised a massive £3.3MILLION pounds in the process! 

Thank You to everyone who supports the Wirral Charity Christmas Post and sorts and deivers all the cards! 

Together #WeDeliverChristmas 

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Pilot for 4 and 5 year olds
14/11/2018 By Matt Jones

The Scouts are to 'Pilot' a new section for 4 and 5 year olds to enable young people to start developing #SkillsForLife earlier!

The Scouts said today that a key component of their #SkillsForLife plan was to explore how The Scouts can work with younger children in society to enable them to develop key #SkillsForLife even earlier than 6! 

The Department for Education has now agreed to fund 20 pilot projects in England to enable us to test different models for 4 and 5 year olds and see what works best!

The Scouts want to hear from interested groups who would be willing to be part of the pilot project; particualrly those in more deprived areas of England. If you would be interested you can place an expression of interest by clicking here. 

The Scouts have said that in the future they will send updates to all leaders as to whether the trials have been successful and if there will be a wider roll-out of the youngest section - there is no name for this section as yet and names will be trialed as part of the pilot schemes.

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, added, "this is great news for all our members, by potentially allowing 4 and 5 year olds into local Scouting this will enable us to teach more key #SkillsForLife to more young people, it will allow us to grow and develop and will enable us to have a greater impact on our local communities. It will be great to hear about the impact these pilot projects have and I am incredibly excited to see if they are successful."

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Trustees Thank You
13/11/2018 By Matt Jones

We'd like to say Thank You to all the Trustees who help us deliver #SkillsForLife across Birkenhead. 

 

This week is Trustees Week and want to highlight the work of our amazing Trustees who make some difficult decisions to support Souting in Birkenhead. We work in 15 different communities and deliver Scouting and #SkillsForLife to over 500 Young People! 

Our Chairty Trustees are known as Executive Committee Members and every Scout Group has one, as does Birkenhead Scouts! Our Executive Committee are the same as Boards of Directors, School Governors etc. and they essentially support our amazing Leadership and Support teams to ensure our charitable activites are governed appropriately and making sure we provide the very best #SkillsForLife to all our young people and adult volunteers. 

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said "I'd like to personally thank all the Trustees across Birkenhead who help support our Group Managers and Leaders making sure we provide exceptional #SkillsForLife to 500+ Young People right here in Birkenehad". 

 

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Launching New First Aid Courses
15/09/2018 By Matt Jones

Thanks to Tesco Bags of Help Funding we have been able to launch updated First Response Courses for our Adult Volunteers!

Today marked the first of these tech savvy courses with QCPR Manikins using mobile app technology to make sure our compressions have good depth and release, speed of compressions is good and to make sure we deliver 2 effective rescue breaths. 

We also have 2 training Heart Restarters (AEDs / Defibs) the same as the real one we have at Birkenhead Scout Centre - this is helping our adult volunteers becoming more familiar with our life saving equipment. 

In addition to this we have our new Anti-Choking vest, Junior and Baby resus dummies and other training equipment. 

This is helping us to provide safer Scouting for all and allowing our teams to provide more opportunities for #SkillsForLife!

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