About Mersey Weaver

Scouting in Runcorn, Widnes, Frodsham and surrounding villages

Mersey Weaver

The District is made up of 17 Scouts Groups (which includes a Sea Scout Group recognised by the Royal Navy), A Young Leader Unit, 4 Explorer Scout Units and a District Network provision which cater for young persons from the age of six until twenty five. In 2012 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service…

Our origins

Mersey Weaver was a result of the merger of North West Cheshire and Widnes Districts. The District stretches from Ince and Elton in the West, to Moore in the East, Widnes in the North to Norley in the South with locations in, Frodsham, Helsby, Alvanley and Kingsley in between.

Our members

Mersey Weaver is one of the larger district’s in Cheshire, catering for young people between the ages of 6 and 25 with a total membership of around 1,400 (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.

What we do

In Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life and 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. As a District we support our groups and units to encourage local young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we support our members by providing the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed!

Our Centres

We have three activity centres:

  • Queen Charlotte’s Wood – on the outskirts of Alvanley which offers both camping and indoor residential sleeping facilities together with an on-site Archery range, campfire circles and pioneering resources.
  • Clogwyn Centre – located in Bangor, North Wales.  The Clogwyn Centre is ideally located for adventurous activities. The stunning and exciting mountains of Snowdonia are close as well as the spectacular beaches and sand dunes on Anglesey.  The Centre has an indoor climbing wall and plenty of equipment.
  • District Scout Centre – The Mersey Weaver Scout Centre is situated on Moor Lane just off Frodsham Main Street. The Centre has a large hall, meeting room and kitchen facilities.  The District has ambitions to improve facilities at the centre in the near future.