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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 | Squirrel Scouts are here!
03/02/2022 By Kelvin Britton

Squirrels have arrived in Birkenhead.

As the home of the Scout Group Birkenhead has always been at the forefront of Scouting. BP opened the very first Scout Group in the World right here and we hosted the Worlds largest ever World Scout Jamboree! So we're delivghted to announce that we have opened our first Squirrel Scouts Drey in the 20th Birkenhead (Birkenhead School). 

Kelvin, Group Scout Leader said "It's been great to see the enthusiasm of the Squirrel Scouts! I strongly recommned other Groups seriously investigate the possibilities of starting this section to give more Young People the opportunity to experience Scouting!"

Matt Jones, District Commissioner says "Attending the very first section night a few weeks ago was fabulous. It's a little know fact that I read Early Years at University and so I have a real passion for the Early Years Foundation Stage. It was amazing to see these 4 and 5 year olds getting invovled, enjoying the Great Outdoors and getting stuck in to our amazing programme that will develop thier socail and emotional skills and give them the confidence to succeed in life. One of our youngest Squirrel Scouts even said that she can't wait to sleep in a tent, although she's never slept in one before so isn't sure she will like it, but she thinks she will! It's been great to watch develop over the last few weeks, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for this exciting new section."

What are Squirrels?

Squirrel Scouts has been created by the Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds, building skills and preparing children for moving up to Beavers and beyond. The aim of the provision is to help young people gain skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it is most needed.

Every week, Squirrels will gather to grow and learn their way through lots of different games and activities. The one hour sessions will be a brilliant opportunity for young people to take their first step into being part of Scouts, and they’ll help everyone get ready for the adventure of school too.

Sessions are packed with outdoors activities, fun, games, badges, laughter, and so much more to help our youngest members learn the skills they need for life. As in other Scout sections, Squirrels will work their way through activity badges which they will be awarded upon completion. The badges have been designed as part of an age appropriate program of activities, which encourages community and home learning.

The sessions run every Tuesday, during term time, between 3.45 pm and 4.45 pm in the Outdoor Classroom and are run by Mr Davies, Reception Teacher, and Miss Lavelle and Mrs Workman. Mr Britton and Mrs Hazlehurst, who also run Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at the 20th Birkenhead (Birkenhead School), are supporting as well as Students/Young Leaders from Seniors.

Children are eligible to start Squirrel Scouts after their 4th birthday, until they move up to Beavers, after their 6th birthday. Squirrel Scouts has proved to be extremely popular with 24 Squirrels signed up and a joining list is in operation.

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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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