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February 2018

#YouShape month

1st February 2018 - 28th February 2018

National led initiative to promote youth shaped Scouting

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District Cheshire Hike Practice 2

3rd February 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4th February 2018 @ 10:30 am

This is the second of  two, ‘day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District regardless of whether or not the intend to enter the Cheshire Hike. After the hike we are offering an optional overnight ‘Cold Camp’, where participants can practice putting up their tent and cooking an evening meal.. It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges. Tents and Sleeping bags will be transported to the…

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District Beaver Challenge

3rd February 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12th Widnes (St Lukes), Farnworth Street
Widnes, Cheshire United Kingdom
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District Cheshire Hike Practice 3

Please Note: Due to illness with one of the team and unforeseen circumstances with the other as well as weather forecast we will will be reducing this weekends practice down to a single Day hike on Saturday with no camping. This was the first of three, ‘two day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District participating in the Cheshire Hike. However its still a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number…

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Mersey Weaver District Youth Forum (Feb 2018)

24th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who should attend? The Forum is open to all youth members from Scout Troops and Explorer Scout Units in the District. We would like each: Scout Troop to select and send 2 representatives; and Explorer Unit to select and send 3 representatives. Transportation To help with transportation to and from the Forum, we will operate a pickup/drop-off service using the District minibus for those non-Frodsham Groups/Units: Widnes Groups and Aquila – bus will depart from 10th Widnes Scout Group HQ…

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Young Leader Training Module A

28th February 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Module A – Prepare for take-off! This module is compulsory for all Young Leaders and must be completed within three months of becoming a Young Leader. It covers key areas which every Young Leader will need to know: Purpose and Method of The Scout Association Child protection Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) Activity rules and safety Understanding the role of the Young Leader and where they fit in the overall organisational structure A Young Leaders’ Badge will be awarded after…

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March 2018

Million Hands – Big Moment

1st March 2018 - 30th June 2018

Opportunities throughout three months to get involved in activities with our Million Hands partners. Plenty of resources available throughout the period looking at dementia, disability, mental wellbeing, clean water and waterways.  See the programme planner in the Spring 2018 edition of Scouting magazine or at the website  

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Cub Scout Swimming Gala

3rd March 2018
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District Cheshire Hike Practice 4

10th March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11th March 2018 @ 3:00 pm

This is the second of three, ‘two day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District participating in the Cheshire Hike. It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges. Please note there is a flat £20 to attend practice 3, 4 & 5 whether you attend all of them or just one of them. If you book onto all three at the same time a £40 discount will…

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Spring Ball 2018

10th March 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Halton Stadium, Lower House Lane
Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7DZ United Kingdom
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The Spring Ball has been going for a number of years and is in collaboration with the Cheshire Forest Guides.  This year we are raising funds for international activities. The evening includes a 3-course meal, wine, entertainment, photo-fun, raffle and some great join-in games.  A great evening is guaranteed, whilst raising funds for life-changing trips for our youngsters. Tickets are available now, contact details below for more info and to get your tickets.

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District Cheshire Hike Practice 5

24th March 2018 @ 9:00 am - 25th March 2018 @ 3:00 pm

This is the third of three, ‘two day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District participating in the Cheshire Hike. It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges. Please note there is a flat £20 to attend practice 3, 4 & 5 whether you attend all of them or just one of them. If you book onto all three at the same time a £40 discount will…

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April 2018

Cheshire Hike

14th April 2018 - 15th April 2018
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Section Support Meeting

This will be the first quarterly support meeting for all Section and Group Scout Leaders. We encourage you to come along to meet other leaders, ask questions and hear about things going on locally, around the County as well as nationally! Format If you wish to arrive early there will be an opportunity to meet for a short chat with other leaders from across the District. The all section meeting will start promptly at 19:15 in the lecture theatre and led…

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Cub Craft Competition

21st April 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Are your Cubs ready to get creative, sticky and messy? Be prepared for the Annual Craft Competition! Teams Each team should consist of 2 x 8 year olds, 2 x  9 year olds and 2 x 10 year olds. Not enough 8 year olds? Suggest inviting an older Beaver due to swim up. Not enough 10 year olds? You can substitute a 10 year old for an extra 9 year old. Please N.B. No leaders will be allowed in the…

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May 2018

World Scout Jamboree May Ball

12th May 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 13th May 2018 @ 12:30 am

Dust off your dresses, dig out your suits and join us for an evening of glitz and glamour at our fundraising WSJ Spring Ball 2018. Bring along family and friends, the wider Scouting community, neighbours and work colleagues. It promises to be a fantastic night to remember whilst helping take our WSJ contingent and their leaders a step closer to their Jamboree experience! 7pm arrival for 7.30pm dinner served. Tables are likely to be in numbers of 8-10 so if…

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District Cub Viking Camp

18th May 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 20th May 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Mersey Weaver Cubs will be challenge the Norse Gods at Tatton Park as they travel the Nine Realms via the ‘Rainbow Bridge’, ‘The World Tree’ and sail the ‘Aigars Sea’ with many more adventures on both land and water! Activities Land: The Warrior’s Three (Fencing), Yggdrasil: The Tree of Life (Climbing), Bouldering, Bi-Frost: The Rainbow Bridge (Zip Wire), Fire Lighting, Branding and Alþingi (Youth Forum) Sea: Aegir’s Sea (Kayaking), Canadian Canoes, Sailing Katakunas, Paddle Boarding Evening Entertainment Campfire, Gods vs Goddesses…

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June 2018

Section Support Meeting

This will be the second quarterly support meeting for all Section and Group Scout Leaders. We encourage you to come along to meet other leaders, ask questions and hear about things going on locally, around the County as well as nationally! Format If you wish to arrive early there will be an opportunity to meet for a short chat with other leaders from across the District. The all section meeting will start promptly at 19:15 in the lecture theatre and led…

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Section Support Meeting

This will be the second quarterly support meeting for all Section and Group Scout Leaders. We encourage you to come along to meet other leaders, ask questions and hear about things going on locally, around the County as well as nationally! Format If you wish to arrive early there will be an opportunity to meet for a short chat with other leaders from across the District. The all section meeting will start promptly at 19:15 in the lecture theatre and led…

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District Target Sports – Open Shoot Session 1

The Target Sports ASU are running an “Open Shoot” session which any Scout, Explorer or Young Leader can participate in. The idea behind the sessions are to give young people in the district the opportunity to have a taster of the activity. If interested they can attend the shoot regularly and train for the upcoming District and County Shooting competitions. Participation will count towards the Master at Arms badge. Format There will be 6 one hour sessions run throughout the…

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Wild Wild West Beavers ‘In Tents’

16th June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 17th June 2018 @ 12:30 pm

The Theme will be, ‘Wild Wild West’. The aim of the event will giving Beavers the opportunity to camp under canvas and achieve the Beaver Outdoor Challenge Badge / Some of the more difficult aspects of the Adventure Challenge. Expect some great activities and an amazing opportunity to meet other Beavers from across the District and make new friends. Less experienced campers and smaller colonies will be supported through delivering an outdoor camp under canvas. There will be leaders from…

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Cub Chief Scout Silver Awards

This is the highest award you can get in Cubs. It shows that you have done your very best and made the most of your time in Cubs. In celebration of your huge achievement we are holding an awards ceremony for all the Cubs in the District at the Heath Conference Centre. There will be a presentation, a special guest speaker and light refreshments. Each cub may bring two guests (max) with them. What you had to do earn your…

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District AGM 2018

You are invited to this years Annual Review of  Mersey Weaver District. It is an opportunity for you to understand what we have been up to; what is new this year and what we plan for next year and beyond. More importantly it is your opportunity to have a say in what we could be doing and indeed who should manage your District. Finally it will be a great opportunity for you to meet your friends and colleagues from across the…

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July 2018

Beaver Sports Evening

10th July 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our World Scout Jamboree Contingent are organising an American themed Beaver Sports Evening. We think this a really great way to introduce the Beavers to our Contingent and give them some awareness of the World Scout Jamboree. It will also be a great way for Beavers from other colonies to meet one another and burn off some steam! Even better for leaders, they get a week off from organising something in the programme! Each Beaver will be provided with a…

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District Target Sports – Open Shoot Session 2

The Target Sports ASU are running an “Open Shoot” session which any Scout, Explorer or Young Leader can participate in. The idea behind the sessions are to give young people in the district the opportunity to have a taster of the activity. If interested they can attend the shoot regularly and train for the upcoming District and County Shooting competitions. Participation will count towards the Master at Arms badge. Format There will be 6 one hour sessions run throughout the…

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Chamboree 2018

28th July 2018 - 4th August 2018
Cheshire County Showground, Clay House Farm, Flittogate Ln, Tabley
Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HJ United Kingdom
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September 2018

Beaver Chief Scout’s Bronze Awards Celebration

23rd September 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Halton Stadium, Lower House Lane
Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7DZ United Kingdom
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This is the highest award you can achieve in Beavers. It shows that you have done your very best and made the most of your time in Beavers. In celebration of your huge achievement we are holding an awards ceremony for all the Beavers in the District at the Halton Stadium. There will be a presentation, a special guest speaker and light refreshments. Each Beaver may bring two guests (max) with them.

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District 2018 Explorer Shooting Competition

29th September 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

All equipment will be supplied by the Mersey Weaver Target Sports ASU, so everyone will be on a level playing field. Shooting will take place from 6 yard line.  Each team (shooter) will shoot  in competition: PCP rifle – two 5 Bull target,  1 shots at each bull. Spring loading rifle – two 5 Bull target,  1 shots at each bull The top 3 scores of the team for each rifle type will count towards the team score. Full details…

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District Development Day

The District Team looks forward to you joining us for an exciting and stimulating day at the Heath Conference Centre working together to determine the future of the District. Together, we want to piece together our strategic plan that will enable more young people from the local area to access Scouting, equip them with skills for life and ultimately better futures. We believe this plan should be shaped by as many people as possible and that’s why we are asking…

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October 2018

Section Support Meeting

This will be the third quarterly support meeting for all Section and Group Scout Leaders. We encourage you to come along to meet other leaders, ask questions and hear about things going on locally, around the County as well as nationally! Format If you wish to arrive early there will be an opportunity to meet for a short chat with other leaders from across the District. The all section meeting will start promptly at 19:15 in the lecture theatre and led…

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October Youth Forum Camp

5th October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7th October 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Hannah our District Youth Commissioner is organising an Autumn Camp and Youth Forum at our Clogwyn Activity Centre in Bangor, North Wales. This is a great opportunity for young people to have a fun filled weekend away trying lots of activities as well as making new friends from across the District. Material and opinions from the weekend away will be used by the District Team and Executive to inform its decision making. Who Should Attend? The Forum is open to…

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District Cub Sixer Camp 2018

This camp is for Cub Sixers who are ready to move up to Scouts.  It provides training for skills used in Scouts and is a great weekend to mix with Sixers from other groups in the District. Activities & Skills It will be an action packed weekend full of activities such as: Firelighting, Backwoods Cooking, Patrol Cooking, Shelter building, Putting up a Patrol Tent, First Aid, Pioneering and more! What to Wear/Bring Cubs should wear suitable outdoor clothing for October.…

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District 2018 Inter-Troop Shooting Competition

6th October 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Event The Target Sports ASU are organising an inter-troop Shooting competition in preparation for the county competition in November! This is the first time this event has been run and we are super excited about the opportunity. The entrance fee is £6 per team member (£36 for a full team). Rules All equipment will be supplied by the Target Sports ASU. This will ensure everyone will be on a level playing field. Shooting will take place from 6 yard…

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Young Leader Training Module A

8th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cheshire, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Module A – Prepare for take-off! This module is compulsory for all Young Leaders and must be completed within three months of becoming a Young Leader. It covers key areas which every Young Leader will need to know: Purpose and Method of The Scout Association Child protection Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) Activity rules and safety Understanding the role of the Young Leader and where they fit in the overall organisational structure A Young Leaders’ Badge will be awarded after…

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District Cub Quiz

18th October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ready to test your intellectual brain power? Why not participate in the District Cub Quiz? Who Should Attend? This year’s quiz will take on a new look and has been extended to all Cubs of any age and packs can enter as many teams as they like. Cost Each team of 6 will cost £5 and receive refreshments and a certificate for entering the competition. Should we have an influx of teams, the entry fee will be reduced/part refunded.

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JOTA/JOTI

20th October 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Scouts are invited to take part in JOTA / JOTI and  make contact with other Scouts from all over the world! The event will run from 10am to 11 pm on the Saturday and there will be a nominal fee of £5 for Scouts to book a 2 hour time slot – this is to cover the cost of internet access and materials. The slot may be extended if the Scout wishes, for no extra fee so long as the slot after…

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Panic at the Disco! WSJ Halloween Ball!

26th October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Scouts and Explorers are invited to come and join us for an evening of devilish fun and spooky games this Halloween at the Mersey Weaver Scout Ball. The event is being organised by the Mersey Weaver WSJ Contingent and all funds raised will help them reach their fundraising target. Ticket price includes a bloodcurdling disco, hair-raising games, a monster Buffet plus lots more Trick or Treats. Prizes for the best fancy dress costume! Young people can attend with their troops/units or…

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November 2018

County Shooting Competition

17th November 2018 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Milldale Scout Campsite, Mill Lane
Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7NN United Kingdom
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Celebrating Success

18th November 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parr Hall, Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square
Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1BL United Kingdom

This event is for all members of the Scout & Explorer Scout Sections who will have gained their Chief Scout's Gold, Platinum, Diamond or Queen's Scout Awards in 2017-18.  Scouts must be registered through their Leader/ADC or DESC.

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WSJ Curry Night

19th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for a spice infused evening with 5 course meal at the Garden of India, Frodsham on 19 November 2018. Arrival from 7pm to be seated at 7.30pm. Tickets are just £20 each and will include your meal plus entrance into a prize draw. There will also be a raffle on the night with many great prizes to be won. The money raised will help towards our fundraising target for the Mersey Weaver Contingent going to the World…

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District Cub Blackpool Trip

Cubs from the Mersey Weaver District are invited to attend the amazing annual day trip to Blackpool! Sealife Centre Madame Tussauds Blackpool Circus Jungle Jim’s Play Barn Transport Included in the cost is transport by Coach. What to wear/bring Please wear Cub uniform with comfortable shoes. Cubs will require a packed lunch as well as a coat. An evening meal is included  at Harry Ramsdens.

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Scout Night Hike

30th November 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

This years event will start from the Car Park of the Wheatsheaf Pub in Dunham Hill, Chester Road, WA6 0LL and will finish at 1st Helsby Scout HQ, Lower Robin Hood Lane Helsby WA6. Scouts can walk in teams of a maximum of 6.  As always we can be flexible on the night and can arrange mixed teams on the night if numbers require it. If all teams can please arrive at the start by 6.45pm latest to allow us to provide a brief safety chat…

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December 2018

Beaver Carol Service

5th December 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St Edwards Church, Runcorn Runcorn, WA6 United Kingdom

Beaver Scout Carol Service If Beavers Could all remember to bring a small wrapped gift,marked with age and gender please. And if possible could leaders bring non-perishable food It would be lovely though not compulsory if Beavers could all bring a Sheep mask and Leaders could be Shepherds !! Parents are welcome to stay, however we ask that they wait until all the Beavers are seated before taking their seats. Looking forward to sharing our Carol Service with Caroline &…

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Section Support Meeting

This will be the fourth quarterly support meeting for all Section and Group Scout Leaders. We encourage you to come along to meet other leaders, ask questions and hear about things going on locally, around the County as well as nationally! Format If you wish to arrive early there will be an opportunity to meet for a short chat with other leaders from across the District. The all section meeting will start promptly at 19:15 in the lecture theatre and led…

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District Cheshire Hike Practice 1

8th December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cheshire, United Kingdom United Kingdom

This is the first of two, ‘day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District regardless of whether or not the intend to enter the Cheshire Hike. It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges. Start (Saturday, 09:00) – TBC  Finish (Saturday, 15:00) – TBC What to wear/bring Clothing Waterproof Jacket Waterproof Trousers Synthetic/Wool Baselayer Polyester Fleece (& spare) Synthetic Trousers Synthetic Liner Sock Hiking Socks Hiking Boots…

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Scout Sub Aqua Experience

9th December 2018 @ 8:45 am - 2:45 pm

We have been approached Chester Sub Aqua Club and they have once again offered a great opportunity for Mersey Weaver Scouts to have a go at Scuba Diving! The Try Dive is on offer to all Scouts from all Troops on a first come first served basis. To maximise the number of Scouts able to participate in the experience we will be offering four sessions over the course of the day. Format During the Try Drive, each participant will have their…

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January 2019

District Cheshire Hike Practice 2

January 12 @ 8:00 am - January 13 @ 10:30 am

This is the second of  two, ‘day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District regardless of whether or not the intend to enter the Cheshire Hike. After the hike we are offering an optional overnight ‘Cold Camp’, where participants can practice putting up their tent and cooking an evening meal.. There will also be an optional hike on the Sunday for anyone wishing to get the extra miles in! It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire…

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Beaver Panto Trip

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year we plan on taking the Beavers to the Theatre Clwyd to partipate in a cult rock n roll production of Dick Whittington. There will be disco frocks, sparkling sets, slapstick galore and the panto puppets. Take a trip with Dick down streets paved with Welsh gold as actor-musicians play rock and soul songs live! This is a great opportunity for Beavers in the District to get together after the festive period and see a different Panto from the…

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February 2019

Section Support Meeting

This will be the 1st quarterly support meeting for all Section and Group Scout Leaders in 2019 . We encourage you to come along to meet other leaders, ask questions and hear about things going on locally, around the County as well as nationally! Format If you wish to arrive early there will be an opportunity to meet for a short chat with other leaders from across the District. The all section meeting will start promptly at 19:15 in the lecture…

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District Open Shoot – 2019/01

The Target Sports ASU are running an “Open Shoot” session which any Scout, Explorer or Young Leader can participate in. The idea behind the sessions are to give young people in the district the opportunity to have a taster of the activity. If interested they can attend the shoot regularly and train for the upcoming District and County Shooting competitions. Participation will count towards the Master at Arms badge. Format There will be 3 one hour sessions run throughout the…

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EuroJam Selection Event

Well done and thank you to all the young people who have submitted an application to attend EuroJam 2020! This truly will be a fantastic opportunity and one that will likely change your life. So what now? We have been slowly reading through all the application forms and we can honestly say every single one has been super interesting and a testament of the calibre in Mersey Weaver. Therefore we are pleased to invite you to attend our Selection event at…

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