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Blog | You Shape Champions!
22/05/2020 By Rainbow McGowan

Despite not being able to meet face-to-face anymore, it's important we continue to recognise the You Shape Champions in our district. These are the young people that stand out for what they have been doing to keep Scouting going while at home and those that are positively impacting their families and communities. These young people will be awarded a You Shape Champion badge and a certificate to celebrate what they’ve been doing. These will be posted out to their leaders for them to distribute to their young people where possible.

This is a great way to congratulate what our young people have been doing at home and how they have been helping out their wider communities.

So, if you notice any of the young people in your groups (including young leaders) going above and beyond and would like to nominate them as You Shape Champions, please email youshape@liverpoolnorthdistrict.org.uk with a short explanation as to why.


District Youth Commissioner 

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Blog | Eco Bricks
16/05/2020 By Helen Hannigan


We are joining Merseyside Scouts in there mission to reduce plastic waste and produce Ecobricks for use at Tawd Vale Adventure Centre.

Ecobricks are plastic bottles full of tiny pieces of plastic. When full and of a certain weight, they become bricks/blocks for building!


We are encouraging Beaver Scout Colonies (and other Sections) to fill 2-litre bottles with plastic and to aim for a 660g weight. It is hoped that we can build things such as park benches for the community and a bothy at Tawd Vale Adventure Centre.  There are some great ideas on the Ecobricks website.

Badge work could include: Creative Activity Badge; Community Impact Activity Badge and Global Issues Activity Badge.

The Ecobrick experience can change family lifestyles and if we adopt plastic free homes then less and less ecobricks will need to be created.

Interesting fact: in thirty year's time there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish!


More information and a sign up page is available on the County Website


Useful infromation can be found in the documents and some helpful videos can also be found below.

Weights chart 

Help Sheet 1

Help Sheet 2

Useful Links

Recycling plastics help video

How to make an ecobrick video


Rise to the challenge, change the world one Ecobrick at a time, and learn and earn badges all with one simple process. And don't forget to share our photographs with us too!


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We are supporting Merseyside Scouts and their 8week CRE8 Challenge. This week, week 2, is all about Community and how we can support those around us.

We thought about this in Liverpool North and thought what better way to do this than show your appreciation to all those working on the front line everyday to help others through this time of crisis.

We want to show our support by creating a video of as many of our members saying a great big THANK YOU to all our key works, medics, shop assistants, lorry and delivery drivers, teachers, carers and parents and everyone else.


We want you to follow these steps to get involved:

Step1: Download the PDF file here either to your tablet to display on screen or computer so you can print it out.

Step 2: Get a family member to help you create a video in your garden, lounge, kitchen or anywhere safe.

Step 3: Hold up and display the banner facing towards the camera and record a short video, no longer than 10 seconds, saying Thank You to an individual or group of people who you think deserves it at this time. This can be anyone from your parents, to the delivery men and women, nurses and doctors or the shop assistants keeping the country going.

Step 4: Email your videos to our District Youth Commissioner, Rainbow, at rainbow.mcgowan@liverpoolnorthdistrict.org.uk. Rainbow will then pull all these videos together and produce a video which we can share with the wider community to show our thanks.


And that's it! If you want you can share your video's to social media but don't forget share on our Facebook page!

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New District Appointments
14/02/2020 By Helen Hannigan

Hi All

Just to let you all know that I have appointed Stephen James as Deputy District Commissioner. His responsibilities have yet to be fine-tuned but will include the monitoring of the website and Facebook (which he does now) and working with our newly appointed Youth Commissioner Rainbow McGowan.


I am sure you will join me in Congratulating them both.


You will be hearing more from Rainbow in the coming months.




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08/02/2020 By Helen Hannigan

Do you have what it takes to be Liverpool North’s new ADC Cubs?

We are look for a go-getting, fun-loving, activity-leading volunteer to lead the Liverpool North District Cub section, building on its current strengths and growing it to new heights.

Working within an existing and growing team led by the District Commissioner Helen Hannigan and working alongside other section ADC’s and newly appointed Youth Commissioners you will grow and lead the Cub section in all manner of events and activities. You will be expected to be self-led to organise activities and events for the Cub section and provide a vital link between the Groups within Liverpool North and Merseyside County.

Support will be provided by the District Executive team as well as other section ADC’s and district leaders. You will be enabled to make your own decisions and establish your own team to arrange, run and maintain activities for the Cub section.

This role will enable you to make a real difference to the young people within the Cub section of Liverpool North, delivering vital #SkillsForLife and fun and adventure.

If you feel up for the challenge, no matter your experience, please complete the application form located at the link below and return to Helen Hannigan. For any questions or more information, please contact Helen direct.

Application Form for ADC (Cubs)

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