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Virtual Challenge Weekend 2020
05/05/2020 By Paul Jones

Virtual Challenge Weekend 2020 took place over the weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020.

The virtual event replaced our annual Scouts Challenge Weekend during the lockdown due to Coronavirus.

 

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MP Visits Birkenhead Scouts
25/10/2019 By Matt Jones

Frank Field MP visits 9th Birkenhead to see how we Prepare Better Futures

MP for Birkenhead Frank Field visited our newest Scout Troop at the 9th Birkenhead who have only been meeting for 1 term to talk to Young People and Adult Volunteers about what he gets invovled with being an MP and answering some great questions about Brexit and the future for Britain after life in the EU.

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, attended the Troop night and said "We know that in The Scouts we teach Young People key Skills For Life and part of this means that our Young People are 26% more likely to vote in a general election. This means that by giving our Scouts the chance to meet and engage with Members of Parliment they can have a real influence in the future of our Country and can help inspire the next generation of voters and maybe even MPs!"

Matt continued to say that "Scouts from the Troop were able to engage and ask difficult questions about the process of leaving the EU and how Parliment works in association with our Monarchy to govern the UK. Frank seemed incrediby impressed with the excellent knowledge and interrogation questioning skills of the Scouts in the Troop."

78% of Scouts said that becasue of thier experiecnes with us they felt a greater sense of responsibility to their local community which is another great reason for us to engage with local MPs and Councillors to help shape Communities across Birkenhead and the Wirral. 

At Birkenhead Scouts we really do Change Lives and Change Communities. 

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Volunteer Week Thank You
09/06/2019 By Matt Jones

Thank You to all our Volunteers this Volunteer Week!

 

Today marks the end of another Volunteer Week and we would just like to say a very simple, Thank You to all the Volunteers that Prepare Better Futures by Delivering Skills For Life in Birkenhead. 

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said “Without the passion and dedication of a huge number of Volunteers we simply wouldn’t be able to deliver key Skills For Life to over 500 Young People! The difference we make to their lives week in week out is phenomenal and I’m humbled by the amount of adults that so generously donate their time and effort to all these Young People. So from the very bottom of my heart, Thank You.”

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Birkenhead Ansar - Eid Mubarak
09/06/2019 By Matt Jones

Birkenhead Ansar host their first Eid Mubarak which was an amazing success!

Birkenhead Ansar hosted their first Eid Mubarak on Friday which was attended by groups from across Birkenhead Scouts. 

Guests were able to take part in Archery, Team Building games and a Picnic and Birkenhead Ansar are very much looking forward to the next event in 2020! 

Nisbah Hussain, Regional Commissioner, said on Facebook “[it’s] always wonderful to see how Scouting brings the whole community together”. 

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said that “events like this are a fantastic opportunity to showcase our Scout values as well as showing that we are a truly inclusive movement. It’s great to see social events like this where Adult Volunteers from across the District come together and have fun as well as  Young People from different Groups working together and learning new Skills for Life”. 

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Beavers loose at Chester Zoo
09/06/2019 By Matt Jones

Beavers Annual day trip took them to Chester Zoo! 

Beavers were loose at a Chester Zoo this weekend! Beavers from across Birkenhead Scouts went to Chester Zoo this weekend on their sleepover. 

Beavers were able to visit Chester Zoo to find out how they’re Preventing Extinction across the Globe! We know that it’s important to conserve our living world but we know that it’s even more important now than ever before! 

Our Beavers also learnt about prehistoric #Predators that once walked the Earth and had a great talk from one of the Zoo Rangers, Alex. 

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said “Baden-Powell once said that we should leave the world a little better than we found it. We don’t always manage to do this but little steps do really change the world. We should always try our best to leave the world a little better and help Prevent Extinction!” 

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