A brand new Scout group in Warrington is supplying fun and adventure for almost 40 young people.
The group, the 34th Warrington West, is based in Chapelford Primary School, Great Sankey, and all the youngsters were officially invested at a special ceremony attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs.
The group has been set up thanks to a working partnership between Cheshire Scouts and the Lord-Lieutenant’s new Cheshire Youth United charity.
Dozens of proud parents and guardians gathered at the school to watch the 20 boys and girls from the Beaver section, and the 18 new Cubs, make their Promise and receive their group scarves.
As well as the youngsters, the group has also recruited five new leaders to run the two sections, and these were all invested at the same occasion.
`Joining the Scout movement will give you all the opportunity to make some great friends and to do many things you might never have had the opportunity to do before,’ Mr Briggs told the Beavers and Cubs.
Cheshire Scouts County Commissioner Graham Phillips attended the event and commented: `The opening of this group in Chapelford is part of a strategy to make Scouting more available in communities across Cheshire. Following 10 years of continual growth in Cheshire Scouting has never been more popular with over 10,000 young people attending local meetings.’
The Cub Pack have started planning their first trip to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouting nationally with a trip Blackpool in February 2016. The Beavers will be taking part in their own 30 year celebration with a trip to Tatton Park next year.
The group is now looking for a Secretary, Chairperson and Treasure, these roles involve only four meetings a year and play an integral part to the ongoing running of the Scout Group. If you are interested in finding out more about these vacancies please contact District Commissioner, Debbie Phillips on 01606 738418.