Mersey Weaver Scout District are pleased to announce that in July 2019 we will be sending eleven Scouts and Explorers as well as two adults leaders to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA. They will go as part of Cheshire's Units 39, 40 and as part of a consolidated Unit 48.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be an adventure beyond anything you can imagine. It is to be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico and will be the biggest Jamboree and youth event EVER.. with over 40,000 participants from over 150 different nations.
The World Scout Jamboree is above all an educational event that brings together the world’s young people to promote peace and mutual understanding and to develop leadership and life skills. It will feature the hallmarks of past world jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative and the socialisation elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world. As well as an adventurous activity programme which will help them to grow in confidence; participants will take part in community service projects and work with other Scouts from other countries to make the world a better place. They will have to cook and look after themselves for the full 12 days.
Unlike any other youth event, the World Scout Jamboree invites you to surround yourself in diverse global cultures by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime! An important aspect of the Jamboree experience will be Home Hospitality, this is where Scouts go and stay with host families an experience everyday life. This will take place in either the USA or Canada.
Through International events our young people help to strengthen relationships with other Scouting organisations throughout the world leading to better understanding of people and global issues. Throughout the entire 24 month process leading up to the Jamboree the young people will go through a journey of self development and training which will help to the gain competencies well into their adult lives and careers.
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will held in West Virginia, USA, and will be an adventure beyond anything you can imagine. It is to be hosted jointly between Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and the Scout Association of Mexico.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is the largest international Scouting organization. WOSM has 169 members/ These members are recognized national Scout organizations, which collectively have over 40 million participants. WOSM was established in 1922, and has its operational headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and its legal seat in Geneva, Switzerland.
The WOSM's current stated mission is "to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Scout Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society".WOSM is organized into regions and operates with a conference, committee and bureau.
The WOSM is associated with three World Scout Centres. The World Scout Jamboree is held roughly every four years under the auspices of the WOSM, with members of WAGGGS also invited. WOSM also organises the World Scout Moot, a Jamboree for 17- to 26-year-olds, and has organised the World Scout Indaba, a gathering for Scout leaders. The World Scout Foundation is a perpetual fund governed by a separate Board of Governors and supported by donations for the development of WOSM associated Scouting programs throughout the world.
The Asociación de Scouts de México, Asociación Civil (ASMAC) is a Scouting association in Mexico. ASMAC was formed in 1920 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement on August 26, 1926. It was registered as a Civil Association by the Mexican government on 24 February 1943. ASMAC claimed 33,509 members (as of 2011). The ASMAC headquarters are located in Mexico City.
Scouts Canada is a Canadian Scouting association providing programs for young people of all genders aged 5 to 26, with the stated aim "to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world." Scouts Canada, in affiliation with the French-language Association des Scouts du Canada, is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). 2015-16 youth membership stands at 61,438.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest Scouting organization in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers.The BSA was founded in 1910 and, since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922.
The BSA's goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoors skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. In order to further these outdoor activities, the BSA has four high-adventure bases: Northern Tier (Minnesota, Manitoba, and Ontario), Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico), Sea Base (Florida), and Summit Bechtel Reserve (West Virginia).
The traditional Scouting divisions are Cub Scouting for boys ages 7 to 11 years, Boy Scouting for boys ages 11 to 18 and Venturing for young men and women ages 14 (or 13 and having completed the 8th grade) through 21. Learning for Life is a non-traditional subsidiary that provides in-school and career education. The BSA operates traditional Scouting by chartering local organizations, such as churches, clubs, civic associations, or educational organization, to implement the Scouting program for youth within their communities. Units are led entirely by volunteers appointed by the chartering organization, who are supported by local councils using both paid professional Scouters and volunteers.
The United Kingdom Contingent represent the UK Scout Association and Girl Guiding at three international events: The World Scout Jamboree, The World Scout Moot and Roverway.
In 2016 we launched our very own Scout Shop. The shop’s primary function is to ensure affordable Scouting for our parents and make Scouting easier for our leaders by providing a simple way to buy uniform, equipment and those all important badges.
All profits from the District Scout Shop benefit Scouting locally while providing extraordinary value for money. As a virtual shop, we are able to sell our range cheaper than the RRP; while still generating enough profit from parents to see that a proportion of sales even makes it back to their young person’s Group! Part of what's remaining goes to benefit our International Scouting Fund and the trip to Nord2017. We think we’ve found the perfect formula that ensures everyone is a winner!
As an official District Scout Shop we are able to offer the full range of items available from the main Scout Association Shop, including badges, but at discounted prices to Mersey Weaver District members and parents of MW Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Explorers. We are also the only official supplier of the Mersey Weaver District badge.
The shop operates mainly as an online shop but we keep a limited range of uniform and clothing so that you can check sizes before buying.
Mersey Weaver is a Scout District in Cheshire that is the result of the merger of North West Cheshire and Widnes Districts.
Mersey Weaver is one of the larger district’s under Cheshire County Scouts catering for young people between the ages of 6 and 25 with a total membership of around 1,412 (and growing).
Scouting in the UK provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for half a million young people (including 60,000 girls). Internationally over 28 million young people and 4 million adult volunteers enjoy the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
The District is made up of 17 Scouts Groups (which includes a Sea Scout Group recognised by the Royal Navy), and 4 Explorer Scout Units which cater for young persons from the age of six upwards:
All Participants have to work as a team to fundraise the £51,000 required to send the whole contingent to the Jamboree. This makes international experiences accessible to all families no matter their background or household income as well as reduce the financial burden the volunteer leaders who give up an extraordinary amount of their time and annual leave to make it happen.
We would appreciate your generosity by helping our youth members to participate in this life changing experience by donating to the Mersey Weaver International Fund. No matter how large or small the donation every little helps..
Many thanks to the local businesses, organisations and individuals who have contributed towards making this life changing experience possible by investing in the personal development of the young people of Mersey Weaver Scout District:
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1st Newton & Kingsley
4th Frodsham (Overton)
4th Frodsham (Overton)
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Deputy Unit Leader
Oliver has a passion for travel, trips to far away places and wandering off the beaten track. He has amassed a wealth of experience camping in rugged places and wilderness both in the UK and abroad and is always planning his next adventure. Through his own experience, Oliver understands the importance of travel in young people's development and the road of self discovery the contingent will embark on. Oliver attended the World Scout Moot in Iceland as International Support Staff and was the Contingent Leader for Mersey Weaver's Nord2017 Expedition. He is ADC Adventure for Mersey Weaver.