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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - In line with latest Government advice, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events are currently suspended. For the latest updates from us during the current Coronavirus crisis, please check out our dedicated page by clicking here.

An important update about the Elton Bonfire and Firework Spectacular 2020

The 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group Executive Committee have made the extremely difficult, but responsible decision to place our annual Bonfire and Firework Spectacular on a hiatus for 2020 due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Whilst we appreciate that the current easing of lockdown measures is heading in the right direction, it is still unknown at this time when social distancing measures and restrictions on mass gatherings will be completely lifted/relaxed to allow events like ours to take place.

The safety of everyone has to come first and it is likely that some form of social distancing will still be in place by November. Even if the current situation has been completely mitigated, there just would not be the time now to organise it when restrictions are still in place.

We know that this may come as a huge disappointment for many, but we hope you can understand and appreciate why this decision has been made. It certainly wasn’t an easy decision given that alongside our Annual Plant Sale (which we also had to cancel this year) this event acts as our biggest fundraiser for the group.

Although we’re now giving the display a rest for this year, we’re planning something bigger and better for what will be our 10th display on Friday 5th November 2021.

AGM 2020

Due to the ongoing situation with regards to the coronavirus, this years AGM was a “virtual” event that was hosted on Wednesday 10th June 2020 as a Microsoft Teams Live Event.

If you missed the live event, you can catch a recording of the AGM on YouTube below:

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the night. You can find all the relevant AGM Documents and other Key Documents using the following links:

REMINDER – Changes to Subs

Help us keep our movement going. It has never been so important for our young people.

19/04/2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

These are challenging and uncertain times for us all.

While we are not meeting face to face (to keep everyone safe) it is more important than ever to make sure that we can continue into the future.

Changes to monthly subscriptions and helping us meet our essential costs.

Unfortunately, we still have fixed costs, which we have to pay, whether we’re meeting face to face or not. Our fixed costs include our rent, utilities, licences, and costs incurred at a national level (covering vital services such as insurance and safeguarding support). All of these still need to be paid.

Now that April’s payments are out of the way, we are asking parents to cancel their monthly Standing Orders with us, because from 1st August, we will be using Online Scout Manager to collect monthly subscriptions.

OSM makes it much easier for us as a group to track incoming payments for Subs, and allows us to easily collect the required info to claim Gift Aid on our subs. We are hoping that by that time the pandemic will be over, and things will be settling back to normal. Ashley or your Section Leaders will be back in touch when where ready to move forward with this.

In the meantime, we have come up with the following solution with the hope of giving as much support as we can to our parents and carers:

  • For the next 3 months, namely May, June and July, for those of you who are able, we would really appreciate it if you could pay your monthly subs via our Fundraising website using this link – https://fundraising.1stinceandelton.org.uk/product/subs-full-1-month/. You can pay for it with Credit/Debit Card or BACS all in one go by changing the product quantity, or you can pay month by month.
  • For those who are struggling, we ask if you could make a contribution of £6 a month. This will help cover our essential costs over the next few months. It will mean that we can still be here ready to welcome your children back when the crisis passes. Just like with the above option, we ask that this be done through our Fundraising website, using this link – https://fundraising.1stinceandelton.org.uk/product/subs-contribution-1-month/. You can pay for it with Credit/Debit Card or BACS all in one go by changing the product quantity, or you can pay month by month.
  • And for those that are facing significant financial challenges at the moment, we do not wish to cause any further financial hardship and fully understand if you are unable to make any contribution.

As you will know we are a local charity, run by unpaid volunteers, as well as being part of a national membership organisation. We rely on income from parents and carers to keep operating. By supporting us financially now, we can make sure our Scout Group is still here for your child when these challenging times have passed.

Why your support matters.

The Scout movement is so important to your child and to our community. Our local Group is entirely run by unpaid volunteers. By supporting each other during this challenging time, we can make sure we can continue in your area to support your child.   

Help for you at home.

We have set up a dedicated page on our website which is continually updated to help support our members continue their scouting journey through this difficult period.

The page has a collection of useful information and activities that can be done in the comfort of your own home, as well as acting as a central hub to other resources such as The Scouts Great Indoors and Badges at Home.

You can visit the page by heading to https://1stinceandelton.org.uk/coronavirus.

Thanks for sticking with us. It is your support that counts the most.

Best Wishes & Stay Safe,

Natalie Tudor

Chairperson

Quiz and Curry Night

14th March 2020 @ 19:00 23:00

Come and join us as our “Quiz and Curry Night” returns for another year, this year being held on Saturday 14th March at Elton Church Hall.

Here are the key details:

  • 19:00 till 23:00
  • £6 per person
  • Ticket includes a delicious curry!
  • Maximum team size of 8 people
  • A cash bar will also be available

All money raised from this event will be put towards our fundraising to send our Beavers and Cubs to CuBe camp in May 2020.

Tickets are available from Section Leaders, The Wheelwright Arms and Hammer & Tongs.

Elton Church Hall, Ince Lane, Elton
Chester,CheshireCH2 4QBUnited Kingdom
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01928 723910

Bonfire And Firework Spectacular 2019

1st Nov @ 18:45 21:45

Our flagship fundraiser is returning for it’s 9th year on Friday 1st November 2019!

Full details are available on our event website – http://www.1stinceandelton.org.uk/fireworks. Please keep checking our website and Social Media feeds for the latest news and updates.

Please support Elton’s only annual community event! As a group we invest a huge amount of time and money into staging this event, which has grown in both reputation and popularity over recent years – your support is crucial to the continued success of this event.

Free
The Scout Hut, Scout Hut Lane off School Lane, Elton
Chester,CheshireCH2 4PNUnited Kingdom
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01928 352200
http://www.1stinceandelton.org.uk

Reminder: Group Badge Competition

Just a quick reminder to all our Young People about the competition we’re running to design a “Group Badge” to celebrate 70 years of Scouting in Ince and Elton.

Here’s a reminder of the rules:

  • The competition is open to all three sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts)
  • The design must cater for one of two sets of dimensions:
    • 50mm by 38mm
    • 76mm by 76mm
  • The design must incorporate the year we were formed (1949). Try not to use “70 years” as we want to avoid the badge “ageing” quickly.
  • The design must also be Scouting related or feature a landmark from the local area/community.
  • Deadline for entries is Friday 13th September 2019.

After this date, a winning design will be chosen (logistics of choosing the winner to be confirmed) and converted into a digital format where it will be submitted for approval.

We’ve attached a couple of other “groups” badges to spark some inspiration if you need it.

Summer BBQ 2019

12th Jul @ 19:00 21:00

You’re invited to join us at our Summer BBQ as we celebrate our 70th year as 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group.

BBQ – All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will receive a free of charge Jumbo Hot Dog. All other guests, Burgers and Hot Dogs will be on sale.

There will also be a bar for the Grown Ups!

The event is open to all parents and the wider community, and young members can also bring along a friends.

Try out the giant inflatable obstacle course and take part in some team games.

Badges and Awards for all sections will be presented from 9pm.

Free
The Scout Hut, Scout Hut Lane off School Lane, Elton
Chester,CheshireCH2 4PNUnited Kingdom
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01928 352200
http://www.1stinceandelton.org.uk

Annual General Meeting 2019

10th May @ 18:30 21:00

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.

Free
The Scout Hut, Scout Hut Lane off School Lane, Elton
Chester,CheshireCH2 4PNUnited Kingdom
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01928 352200
http://www.1stinceandelton.org.uk

St George’s Day Service

28th Apr @ 09:45 11:00

Details for the St George’s Day service.

This will take place on Sunday 28th April 2019 from 10am at St James’ Church, Ince and should last for no longer than an hour.

Please arrive for 9:45am so that the service can start promptly at 10am.

It would be great to see another good turnout for this service.

We kindly request that Beavers, Cubs and Scouts wear Smart Full Uniform. There will also be a collection towards the end of the service.

Free
Pool Lane
Ince,CheshireCH2 4NXUnited Kingdom
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