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Leaders recognised at Mersey Weaver Awards Event

We’re very proud to announce that a number of our leaders have today received awards in recognition of their excellent contribution to Scouting here at 1st Ince and Elton, at a District Awards Event that was held at Queen Charlotte’s Wood (our local, district-run activity centre).

Three different awards were given out, as follows:

  • Commissioner’s Commendation – Vicki Serna
  • Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service:
    • Ashley Proctor
    • Callum Linger
    • Stephen Spencer
  • Bar to the Award for Merit – Graham Proctor

From everyone here at 1st Ince and Elton, we’d like to congratulate those who have received awards today – but we’d also like to thank ALL of our volunteers for their continued help and support. With their support, we wouldn’t be the group we are today – so once again, THANK YOU.

Not only did today’s event at QCW serve as an opportunity for awards to be presented, but it also celebrated the 25th anniversary of “The Hideaway” at QCW.

There was also an unveiling of a new ‘Laavu’ that had been erected in recognition of an outstanding 63 years of service by campsite manager “Ian Nicholas”. Congratulations Ian!

25th Anniversary of the Hideaway and Adults Awards Ceremony

8th Jun @ 13:00 18:00

The event will be a fairly relaxed afternoon with an awards presentation, Hog Roast, Croquet and the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful campsite with Scouting friends.

The aim of the event is threefold, to thank our volunteers with a social event, to celebrate our local award recipients of 2018/19 and thank those who have made an incredible 25 years of the Hideaway possible.

The core event will run from 13:00 – 18:00. With the awards ceremony taking place at 14:00.

The Hideway

The Hideaway is a extremely well loved resource in the district. It has enabled 1000’s of young people to have indoor residential opportunities and we are extremely lucky to have it thanks to the work of some extremely hardworking volunteers.

If you would like to make either a one time or reoccurring donation to either QCW, any of our other causes/projects or Mersey Weaver Scouts in general you can do that here.

Who Can Attend?

The event is open to all award recipients, leaders, Managers, Supporters in Mersey Weaver and select guests from out side the district. Due to the size of the campsite there will be a limit of ~150 on site.

There is an option below to make a donation towards the cost of the event as some people have asked if they could so, however there is no obligation for anyone to do this. The suggested donation of £5 covers the cost of the food and a glass of Pimms but feel free to give as much or as little as you like.

What To Wear/Bring

If you hold a uniformed role please wear your uniform and necker. Otherwise the event is smart-casual.


There is limited parking on site. Please wherever possible consider car sharing.


Mersey Weaver District Scout Council


Queen Charlotte’s Wood

The Ridgeway
Alvanley, Cheshire WA6 6XQ United Kingdom
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