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Gang show

Chester Gang Show is here again!

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This year Chester Scouts are once again back in the King’s School Chester and their amazing Gang Show will be performed in the new Vanbrugh Theatre. The facilities in this new auditorium are truly fabulous including tiered seating and an impressive stage, supported by a very high standard of installed sound and lighting equipment.

So we invite you all to join us yet again to see the show and to discover what this venue has to offer. If you haven’t been before then why not give it a try?

The video below shows what we have in store for you if you come to a Chester Gangshow.

 

Chester Gang Show

Bees

Bee helpful… and have a Wild Weekend!

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Bees and butterflies need our help and Keep Wales Tidy are calling on people to take action – big or small to help improve conditions for our little friends the pollinators.

Are you a community group, school, charitable organisations or local authority? Do you want to help pollinators and make improvements to your local environment? Why not apply to Natural Buzz and get up to £500 of National Garden Centre Voucher to help you carry out a small project to benefit pollinators. You can also help keep the environment clean by searching for “Lawn Care Near Me.”

The Natural Buzz campaign aims to increase food for pollinators from flowering plants such as wildflowers and hedgerows. Not interested in planting flowers? Why not get the children involved in building bee hotels!

Projects must take place on publicly-accessible land or on school grounds and result in the creation of a new wildlife habitat, even if that habitat is just in pots or borders.  The Grants Committee meets once a month and when the vouchers are gone they’re gone.  The scheme closes in May 2015 so ACT NOW!!

You can download a copy of the application form from the Keep Wales Tidy website. Here you will also find the criteria, our terms and conditions and items you can apply for.

For application queries please contact wild@keepwalestidy.org

Chopstick Christmas

Chopstick Christmas

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Clwyd members of the Golddiggers World Jamboree Unit have joined thousands of other Scouts from across the UK eating their Christmas lunch with chopsticks.

The social media event reached over half a million people on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #chopstickchristmas and raised the profile of the 3,000 strong UK Contingent to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan this summer. The event had also encroached Youtube and garnered significant reputation there. It was all thanks to companies like The Marketing Heaven which took care of the Youtube part.

Bethan Morris, 15 from Llangollen, said “It was a good way to get us thinking about Japan and for other people to learn about it. In Japan there are going to be situations that are going to be challenging, and I for one certainly found eating Christmas dinner with chopsticks a challenge but I kept going and did it”

Alex Harrison, 16 from Flint, said “Eating my Christmas dinner with chopsticks was fun and a bit challenging. It got people’s attention encouraging them to question what we are doing and want to know more!”

These young people and their leaders will be heading out to Japan next July to begin their adventure exploring Tokyo, before heading, via bullet train, to the Yamaguchi Prefecture where the Jamboree will take place – giving the unit the opportunity to learn tremendous amounts from other cultures, living with 30,000 people from all over the world.

They will be contemplating themes such as peace, unity and worldwide friendship, as well as discovering the negative effects of world conflict on innocent people by visiting the Hiroshima Memorial Park. The unit will then complete their Japanese adventure by spending three days fully immersed in the culture, living with Japanese families in the beautiful Mie Prefecture, learning to live by Japanese customs, before returning to the UK to share their experience with their supporters.

Butch Maisie Zaak

Kiki Moz Alex

Cat Yasmin Tasha

Rhian Andy Chris

Lewis Katie Tom

Chloe

Queen's Scouts Sion, Jonathan, Rebecca and Jonathan

Clwyd Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle

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Clwyd is massively proud of four of it’s young people who were at the Parade of Queen’s Scouts at Windsor Castle today.

Sion Davies, Jonathan Humphries, Rebecca Large and Jonathon Lister were being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards.

Bear greeted over 500 new Queen’s Scouts from across the UK, joined by HRH Duke of Kent, President of The Scout Association.

The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest honour in Scouting and is awarded for outstanding personal achievement.  This honour is achieved by young people aged between 16 and 25 who have completed a range of challenges, which includes service to their community, completing an expedition in wild country, undertaking a five-day residential project in an unfamiliar environment and learning a new skill or developing an existing talent.

Rebecca, aged 18, from Wrexham, saidThe Queen’s Scout Award is a great challenge and gives a huge sense of achievement once completed. It makes you stand out from the crowd and gives you so many opportunities and experiences”.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls said “All these young people have lived the adventure of a lifetime to achieve their Queen’s Scout Awards, and I admire that spirit so much.  They are huge inspirations to the other 550,000 Scouts in the UK and I am so pleased that both Scouting has honoured them today. They are amazing.”

The Windsor Castle event has been held regularly since 1934 on the Sunday nearest to St. George’s Day.  St. George is the Patron Saint of Scouting.  Since the Queen’s Scout Award was instigated, over 100,000 of these awards have been presented to young men and women for outstanding personal achievements and service to their local communities.  They have learnt new skills and taken part in many of the 200 different adventurous activities on offer by Scouting across the UK.

Sion, aged 25, from Penycae said, “The most enjoyable experience would have to be completing my Explorer Belt in Russia. We spent a whole 17 days out there accompanied by Network Russia Fellowship, completing many tasks and visited many places.”

“I have recently taken over the role of Network Leader running activities for those aged 18 to 25. Within the first half of the year in this role I’ve organised a monopoly run in London, taken part in the 4 inns challenge in the Peak District, and put on an Escape & Evasion challenge for Explorer Scouts. I can assure you it won’t stop there!”