18th February 2020
For the second year, we’re running a trip to Chester Gang Show.
For those that aren’t familiar of what a Gang Show is, here is a brief summary:
A Gang Show is a theatrical performance by members of Scouting. Young people make up the majority of the cast, or Gang, with adult leaders and parents helping out behind the scenes. Gang Show offers a great opportunity for young people to work together as a team on a high profile project and to stage a ‘shop window’ event to demonstrate their talents to the people of Chester and surrounding area.
We have a rich history, and have performed in venues across Chester over the years, but our home since 2008 (with the exception of one year) is the new Vanbrugh Theatre, Kings School.
The production team and Gang, all volunteers, participate in many hours of planning, writing, composing, choreographing, building stage scenery/props, making costumes and rehearsing for several months before the actual performances. In order to reach the required performance standard for a Gang Show, a high level of commitment is needed from all involved in the production as well as support from their families.
The format of a Gang Show is essentially a revue or variety show; song, dance and short comedy sketches are the most common items. The material in our programme is far from conventional, and can include all forms of song, dance and acting – we’ve tried pretty much anything from Broadway to the West End, Hollywood to Bollywood, Shakespeare to end-of-the-pier… Some of the material is well-known, other material is original to Chester Gang Show, often even devised by the young people themselves.
14th January 2020
Beavers re-opens for it’s first meeting of 2020 following the Christmas break.
Beavers re-starts with it’s first meeting back after the Summer Break!
The idea of “Scout Scarf Day” on August 1 is that all active and former scouts are requested to wear their scout scarfs in public to make the “spirit of scouting” visible: once a scout – always a scout! In 2011 the day coincided with the World Jamboree in Sweden which was a perfect opportunity to show the close bond to all the scouts attending.
Of course, the scarf is only a symbol but a strong symbol for the scout promise and for our mission to leave the world as a bit better a place than we had found it.
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Our Beavers are heading down to RAF Cosford for whats set to be an fun and exciting day at the Cosford Airshow.
It is one of the largest events in the West Midlands and includes a packed flying schedule along with many other static exhibits, stalls, trade stands, military demonstrations and children’s entertainment.
Come along and join us for our Annual General Meeting which will be held at the HQ on Friday 10th May. Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.
The AGM is the perfect opportunity to see what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months and will include reports from section Leaders about the fun and adventure the young people have enjoyed over the past year, as well as details from the Executive Committee regarding the Group’s development, expenditure and finances and is also an open forum for yourselves to give your feedback to the Group.
We also hold the election of officers to the Group Executive Committee during the meeting. We’re always on the lookout for more volunteers to support a range of roles across the group, whether it’s supporting one of our sub-committees (fundraising or HQ) or the actual Executive Committee itself. We’re also looking for new adult volunteers to support our three sections. If you’re interested in getting involved, then our AGM is your chance to see the work involved and also offer your support.
As families and friends of Scouting, you are invited to join us for our Family Christmas Party on Saturday 15th December at the Elton Church Hall starting at 7pm.
There will be:
- A Licenced bar
- Entertainment and a Disco.
This is a ticketed event, with the following tickets available:
- Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £5.00
- Adult Ticket – £3.00
- Child Ticket – £2.00
For more information and to buy tickets, please speak to your section leader.
It’s a new academic year, which brings with it another Scouting term!!
We’re holding a Christmas Party at the Elton Church Hall on Saturday 16th December
It’ll run from 7pm until late with lots to do:
- Ten Pin Bowling Lane
- Licensed Bar
This will be a ticketed event
, with more details coming out soon.