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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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Volunteers' Week 2021
01/06/2021 By Matt Jones

Thank You! 

Today it's all about saying Thank You to our amazing Volunteers, we've got over 200 of them you know!

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, says "Words simply aren't enough for me to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing, incredible and dedicated Volunteers. Without all thier time and effort The Scouts simply wouldn't exist and that would be incredibly detrimental to the 10+ communities we work in across Birkenhead. Their time is valued so much by the Young People whos lives they enhance and help nourish. So simply saying thank you doesnt seem to cut the mustard for the hundreds of hours they will have each dedicated but hopefully all of our Volunteers know how much thier time is appreciated and how heartfelt this thank you message is."

 

Notes:

 

  • Try something new
  • Make friends 
  • Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for their community and themselves
  • Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that's by scaling mountains, sharing skills or serving tea 

Join us today by visiting the Join section of our website

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Earth Hour 2021
27/03/2021 By Matt Jones

It's Earth Hour 2021 today and we're taking part!

Today we are deomstrating our commitment to conserving natural resources and helping to do our bit to save the planet by taking part in Earth Hour 2021. We'd love all our members and local communities to do the same and commit to doing everything we can to save the environment.

Matt Jones, District Commissioner says, "In the Scouts we care about our environment and we help to shape future generations and so it is only right that we do this with the most conscious of mindsets. We know we are in a global environment emergency and so we're committed to reducing our impact and helping to shape better futures."

In Birkenhead we have continued to replace our lighting with energy efficient LED lighting, improving the insulation of our buildings and replacing old inefficient windows with modern double glazed units to help conserve heat.  

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We're building back stronger
27/03/2021 By Matt Jones

We are trying to build a stronger Birkenhead as we come through the pandemic.

Over the last 12 months we've been working hard to engage all our members on Zoom, Teams and when allowed, face to face. However, as times are beginning to return to normal we are keen to continue to engage with even more members and potential members. 

We are building plans that will be shared over the coming weeks to Build a Stronger Birkenhead and are going to be engaging with all our Members to help shape these plans and work out exactly where our Members want support.

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, said "Were really excited to be working on some new projects and bringing some new ideas to life to engage with even more members than before! If you think you can help please dont hesitate to drop me or PJ a message."

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Meet the new District Vice President of Birkenhead, Mike Lennox. 
 

Mike started Scouting in 1952 and took out his first warrant in 1958 at the 79th Birkenhead then 2nd Woodchurch and 5th Birkenhead before heading to Arrowe Venture Unit. Further to his Group roles Mike has also volunteered in roles with Birkenhead Gang Show with his brother Graham and Don Coughtire.

 

As Mike travelled around the UK he has had short breaks and volunteered in other Districts and Counties across the UK including the Shetland Isles. In 2012 Mike took on a short term role as GSL in 2nd Birkenhead, 9 years later he was still there and has helped transform the Group into a thriving Scout Group with all 3 sections and a dedicated leadership team. 
 

Mike recently took the decision to step down from 2nd Birkenhead and so Matt, District Commissioner and Joan, District Chair wanted to recognise his invaluable commitment to Scouting and asked Mike to become a Vice President. 
 

Mike Lennox said "I am greatly honoured to take up a Vice Presidentship with the District. I can't believe it! It's a great honour to me. I'm over the moon" 

 

Matt Jones, District Commissioner, says "Mike has been a key Manager across Birkenhead for many years as well as being someone who is always willing to lend an ear to any problems that might arise. I have been incredibly hrateful over my time as DC for Mikes support and dedicated leadership to the 2nd Birkenhead and he is leaving some big shoes to fill for his successor and I am thrilled that Mike has agreed to become a District Vice President from our next AGM. I very much doubt it is thanks enough for his incredible service but I know it's a start,"

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