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Here's our ROARsome contingent members for the next World Scout Jamboree! 

After a full day of activities at Birkenhead Scout Centre the selection team had some long and hard decisions to make! It certainly wasnt easy for Rory, Paul, Jane and Matt and there was a lot of deliberation. 

All the amazing Young People who took part in the selection day did themselves, their Groups and the District proud! This was one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to make. But out of the 9 participants we could only select 3 to represent us at the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea and they are... 

Aria, Jess and Jack! They've also got some amazing Scouting skills and are really enthusiastic! Here's what they've got to say...

Jack, Explorer Scout and 20th Birkenhead Young Leader says, "This is an opportunity of a lifetime to visit a new country, meet lots of young people from across the world and experience different cultures, ideas and challenges."

Jess, Explorer Scout and 64th Birkenhead Sea Scout Young Leader said, "I’m really looking forward to this fantastic opportunity to meet new people, experience different cultures and have a once in a lifetime adventure."

Finally, Aria an Explorer Scout and 265th Birkenhead Young Leader says, "I am excited to meet fellow Scouts from around the world and experience their cultures at the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea."

Matt Jones our District Commissioner was in attendance on the day and says "I'm so proud of all of our Young People who attended. After 2 years of remote, online and face to face Scouting I was truly blown away by the skill set, determination and enthusiasm of all 9 Young People who attended the selection day. You could clearly see the passion, dedication and committment to Scouting that each and every one of them has in abundance. To Jack, Jess and Aria - Congratulations and Well Done! This was not an easy decision so you should be really proud of yourselves. You're now representing Birkenhead at the largest Scout event of its kind. I am sure you will but, do us all proud! And I can't wait to hear all about it when you return!"

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Blog | Lest We Forget
14/11/2021 By Matt Jones

Today we joined together to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said "Today Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Networkers and Adults all came together with other uniformed organisations and members of the public to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom. We will always stop to remember those who have and still do put thier lives on the line for our freedoms at home and abroad."

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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Wirral Scout Shop Opening Hours
20/08/2021 By Matt Jones

Wirral Scout Shop

 

Current Opening Times:

Monday 18:30 - 20:00
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

 

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Looking for ROARSOME Advenuture?
08/01/2022 By Matt Jones

Here's all the latest information about Jamboree 25!

Are you looking for an International adventure in 2023?

Are you a Scout or Explorer Scout born between 22/07/2005 and 31/07/2009?

Here's our Information Pack including links to where members in Birkenhead can register to be selected for this life changing adventure!

Then this is the adventure for you! Sign up to one of Merseyside Scouts Jamboree Information events here:

January 11th – Birkenhead 7pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wsj-25-unit-54-roadshow-birkenhead-tickets-239962643727

January 11th – Birkenhead 8.15pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wsj-25-unit-54-roadshow-birkenhead-tickets-239966585517

January 15th – Wallasey 10am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wsj-25-unit-54-roadshow-wallasey-tickets-239970136137

January 15th – Wallasey 11.15am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wsj-25-unit-54-roadshow-wallasey-tickets-239974960567

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Blog | 5 Years of Development
22/12/2021 By Matt Jones

5 Years of Development

So this year has seen the end of 5 years of being District Commissioner for myself and I wanted to take some time to reflect back on what we, as a team and as a District have managed to accomplish in this time. 

Some of the highlights are:

  • Opening Birkenhead Ansar Provision 
  • Opening Foxfield School Provision
  • Increasing our Archery Provision
  • Increasing our Water Provision 
  • Imporved Easy Access to Wirral Scout Shop 
  • New Technologies at Birkenhead Scout Centre 

 

But most improtant growing our numbers of Young People and active Adult Volunteers!

 

We also launched our 'To 1,000 Members and Beyond' Strategy that was aiming to encomapss 10 years of Growth and Development across Birkenhead and PJ and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what, you wanted us to acheive and what in the first 5 years we have been able to do. 

People:

  • Develop 'Thank You' Events and Communications for Adult Volunteers - Safe to say we've acheived this and now run at least 2 events or specifc comms every year!
  • Hold Informal Training and CPD Events - We've done this through our 'Drop In' monthly sessions at Birkenhead Scout Centre
  • ADC Sections supporting our programme delviery - we've renewed our focus away from event planners to programme supporters and there are more exciting developments coming on this in January!
  • Develop support streams for Line Managers and Commissioners - We've done this through the use of Teams and are relaunching our GSL and ADC meetings next year with joint Managers and Supporters Meetings!
  • Centralise ideas of best practice online - this has been achieved through our new Members Area on our Website and through MS Teams! 
  • Young Leader Training - We run Module A in house and fully support the County Privison for other modules
  • District Youth Commissioner in post to champion our Young People 

 

Programme:

  • CPD sessions to enable Leaders to share ideas and best practice - these are happening through our amazing Drop In monthly sessions at Birkenhead Scout Centre!
  • Access to Office 365 (now called Micrrosfot365) - All Adults have the ability to request access to our District Microsoft package now!
  • Focus on Adventurous Activities - Approved additional Archery Equipment, Purchased additonal Water Equipment and approved the formulation of a TomaHawk team! We've also bidded for and won a £800 Grant to help roll out more adventurous activities! 

 

Perception:

  • Build Stronger commuinities with local charities - we've done this with Byrne Ave, Birkenhead Park, Wirral Council and Connect
  • Provide District Led Community Impact events - these were happening once a year before COVID and will continue long into the future!
  • Procure better marketing materials - we've now got a whole host of flyers, posters, handouts, freebies, PR tents and so much more to use on the GO! We've also supplied 15 banners across the District advertising who we are and what we do, we gave BSC a makeover as a high traffic area with new signage and refreshed our public facing website!
  • Website resign - lots of feedback on our old website and this new website is a hive of information and resources!
  • Large scale advertising - 15 banners across all areas of Birkenhead District are now in place
  • Socail Media - we've got a strategy and use paid ads to help us get our message out there! 

 

Out of the 48 targets we set ourselves we've accompished 16 of them and are working hard to finish the rest over the next couple of years! 

However, between January and March 2022 we will be consulting with all our members to totally refresh and rebrand our strategy on a page to refocus us for the next 5 years and beyond.

My thanks to everyone who has helped us with this along the way...

Matt

District Commissioner

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