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Quiz and Curry Night

Followed by Jase’s Amazing Disco. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available from Beaver, Cub or Scout Leaders and also available from behind the bar at The Wheelwright Arms.
  • Adults: £5
  • Children: £3
Hotdogs will be available for those who don’t like curry.

Firework Spectacular 2017 – Thank You!

From the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along and support our annual Bonfire and Firework Spectacular. Thanks to the support of local organisations, food & drink sales and your generous donations, we have raised a whopping £2,397 which will be going towards our #HelpOurHut campaign to refurbish our ageing Scout HQ. In addition, we’d like to express special thanks to the following:
  • Essar Oil UK
  • Encirc Glass
  • Cheshire Waste
  • Councillor Stephen Smith/Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Elton Parish Council (for the use of the Parish Field)
  • Elton SPAR
Despite raising this significant amount for our #HelpOurHut campaign, we still have a long way to go to reach our £55,000 target. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated for the following: If you’d like to learn more about our #HelpOurHut appeal, please check out our #HelpOurHut page or the Crowdfunding appeal page.

Tesco Bags of Help – Voting is now open!

As we announced a couple of weeks ago, we have been successful in that we’re in the public vote for Tesco’s Bags of Help for the month’s of November and December. We’ve recently been informed of the stores that will be putting our project to the public vote – unfortunately a systems error has meant our project is being voted at stores in the Warrington area:
  • Tesco Express – Grappenhall, WA4 2QJ
  • Tesco Express – Winwick Rd, WA2 8JE
  • Tesco Express – Orford Green, WA2 8PB
  • Tesco Express – Penketh, WA5 2JW
  • Tesco Extra – Warrington, WA2 7NE
  • Tesco Express – Manchester Rd, WA1 3NJ
If you do your shopping in Warrington, or if you have family/friends that shop in those stores – then please encourage them to vote for our project! The more votes we get, the higher the chance we can get the top amount – £4,000!

We’ve entered the Aviva Community Fund vote!

One of our parents has put us forward for the Aviva Community Fund, and we were excited to learn when we were accepted for a grant of upto £1,000. Voting opened on 24th October and runs right up until 21st November. Each person that registers gets 10 votes for each voting period which allows you to vote for a number of causes or give all 10 votes to just one. Our votes initially got off to a good start, but we need another push!! If you’ve not yet voted, please click the link below and follow the onscreen instructions. If you’re registered on Facebook, you can even use your Facebook account to speed up the registration process. You can find our project at – https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-158

Help Our Hut – Phase 1 Complete!

After being homeless for the last 6 weeks, the first phase (of four) of our ambitious project has been completed! But this is only the start!!! The first phase has seen work completed on the main hall, with new energy efficient lighting installed, new electric heating and a complete electrics re-wire. The hall has also been insulated to help keep the building warm during the cold winter months. Funding from our previous fundraisers and a grant from PROTOS have allowed us to start the project, however we need your help to secure funding for the remaining three phases which include:
  • re-structuring and completing the refurbishment of the rest of the building.
  • installation of secure (and fire retardant) doors.
  • installation of new boilers for hot water in the toilets and the kitchen.
  • installation of Windows in the main hall to introduce natural light.
  • re-cladding the exterior of the building.
We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Four Seasons for assisting and completing the work on the first phase of our HQ refurbishment.

1st Ince and Elton Scouts calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund

1st Ince and Elton Scout Group is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group is one of the groups on the shortlist. Our Scout Hut is in a serious state of disrepair and is in urgent need of serious renovation to bring the building up to an acceptable level. Money raised from recent fundraisers has allowed us to get work started on the big renovation, however we don’t have enough to get all the work done in one go. Through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, we hope to raise funds to replace our existing doors with Fire Doors to ensure our Scout Hut meets current building regulations. Vicki Serna, Secretary and Assistant Cub Scout Leader of 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group, said: “We were over the moon when we found out that we had been shortlisted by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. We have a lot of vital work to do and a donation from Tesco Bags of Help will make all the difference to our plans to create a safe place for Ince and Elton’s young people.” “Without the renovations, our Scout Hut would have soon become unusable. However, with some hard work and the support of funders like Tesco Bags of Help, we should soon have a fabulous space in which to support the young people’s activities.” Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding. Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.” Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between. “We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.” Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp Ends NOTES TO EDITORS:
  • The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores.
  • So far Bags of Help has awarded £36 million to nearly 8,000 community projects.
  • For more information please visit: tesco.com/bagsofhelp
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group was founded in 1949 and is part of the Mersey Weaver District within the UK Scout County of Cheshire.
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group provides Scouting adventures to young people between the ages of 6 and 14 in Elton and surrounding areas (including Ince, Thornton-le-moors and Hapsford).
  • 1st Ince and Elton Scout Group launched their ‘Help Our Hut’ campaign on 14th September 2017.