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Liverpool North District Scouts

Supporting Scouting in Merseyside



Boys and girls aged 10½ to 14

The Scout Section is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs, and is for young people, usually aged between 10½ and 14 years.


Activities

Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. Participation rather than meeting set standards is the key approach, and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge awards and activity badges.


Balanced Programme

Scouts take part in a Balanced Programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit, and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is important, and half the programme is given over to taking part in traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking, as well as a wider spectrum of adventurous activities, from abseiling to zorbing.


Structure

A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.


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News & Blogs

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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The Scout Association has partnered with GO Outdoors as our Recommended Outdoor Retailer – to support all branches of Scouting with equipment, clothing and expert advice. With almost 60 stores nationwide, GO Outdoors provides our members with a vast network of support and access to over 23,000 lines, with something to suit every adventure.

Hikes Away and Nights Away Staged Activity Badges

GO will be supporting Scouts of all ages in achieving the Hikes Away and Nights Away Staged Activity Badges, by providing downloadable resources, in-store activities and much more to prepare you for adventures! We are currently developing these resources and would love to hear from you.

More Information: https://fundraising.scouts.org.uk/gooutdoors

Discount Codes: http://scouts.org.uk/media/810149/DW-1431.jpg

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