Mersey Weaver Scout District are pleased to announce that in July 2017 we will send a contingent of around thirty Scouts, Explorers and Network as well as five adults leaders to the world's northernmost Jamboree in Bodø, Norway.
Situated at 67 degrees north, above the Arctic Circle with beautiful mountain views. Bodø is the capital of Nordland county and is surrounded by some of the most pristine wilderness in Norway including 17 Nature Reserves. From 4th June to 8th July the sun never sets, providing a unique light, day and night!
As well as thousands of Scouts from all across Norway and Scandinavia, participants will be joining contingents from as far away as the USA, Netherlands and Hong Kong.. Meet Scouts from other countries and learn about their cultures, make friends and maybe even swap a few badges!
Through International events our young people help to strengthen relationships with other Scouting organisations throughout the world leading to better understanding of people and global issues. Throughout the entire 10 month process the young people will go through a journey of self development and training which will help to the gain competencies well into their adult lives and careers.
In 2016 we launched our very own Scout Shop. The shop’s primary function is to ensure affordable Scouting for our parents and make Scouting easier for our leaders by providing a simple way to buy uniform, equipment and those all important badges.
All profits from the District Scout Shop benefit Scouting locally while providing extraordinary value for money. As a virtual shop, we are able to sell our range cheaper than the RRP; while still generating enough profit from parents to see that a proportion of sales even makes it back to their young person’s Group! Part of what's remaining goes to benefit our International Scouting Fund and the trip to Nord2017. We think we’ve found the perfect formula that ensures everyone is a winner!
As an official District Scout Shop we are able to offer the full range of items available from the main Scout Association Shop, including badges, but at discounted prices to Mersey Weaver District members and parents of MW Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Explorers. We are also the only official supplier of the Mersey Weaver District badge.
The shop operates mainly as an online shop but we keep a limited range of uniform and clothing so that you can check sizes before buying.
Nord is a National Scout Jamboree for the Norwegian Scout and Guide association, with guests, from 1st to 8th July 2017 in Bodø. During the summer weeks, the sun never sets and the scouts can enjoy great activities day and night.
The campsite lies close to the center of Bodø, within walking distance from the airport, train and bus station.
Be prepared to go north for a week packed with exciting experiences, beautiful scenery, amazing light and many new friends!
Mersey Weaver is a Scout District in Cheshire that is the result of the merger of North West Cheshire and Widnes Districts.
Mersey Weaver is one of the larger district’s under Cheshire County Scouts catering for young people between the ages of 6 and 25 with a total membership of around 1,412 (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.
Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that 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.
The District is made up of 17 Scouts Groups (which includes a Sea Scout Group recognised by the Royal Navy), and 4 Explorer Scout Units which cater for young persons from the age of six upwards:
The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association is an ideal organisation based on teaching children, youth and adults the fundamentals of responsibility taking, accepting challenges, new experiences and personal development.
“Learning by doing” and leader training are important elements of the movement. Other important elements are outdoor activities, friendship, practical knowledge and improved quality of life.
In Norway there are 30 000 members of the scout and guide movement. 19 000 are organized in the Norwegian Guide and Scout Association in 450 local groups spread over 29 districts.
The scouts are divided into the following age groups:
Guides and Scouts spend much time in the outdoors all year round. Exploring the wilderness on foot, on skis and in canoes and boats, as well as learning how to use a map and compass are important activities. It is also important for the scouts to know how to light a campfire and to prepare their meals on an open fire all year round. Mountain climbing, walking on glaciers and building snow caves are also challenging, but typical activities for the scouts.
We would appreciate your generosity by helping our 30 youth members to participate in this life changing experience...
No matter how large or small the donation every little helps..
Explorer Leader / Assisstant Expedition Leader
Mersey Weaver District Explorer Scouts (Beacon)
1st Helsby Scouts
Assistant Scout Leader
1st Halton Scouts
Mersey Weaver Scout District
Oliver has a passion for travel, trips to far away places and wandering off the beaten track. He has amassed a wealth of experience camping in rugged places and wilderness both in the UK and abroad and is always planning his next adventure. Through his own experience, Oliver understands the importance of travel in young people's development and the road of self discovery the contingent will embark on. Oliver has also been selected to attend the World Scout Moot in Iceland as International Support Staff.
1st Helsby Scout Group
Fiona has recently returned from the World Scout Jamboree in Japan where she volunteered as part of the international service team. Fiona has also attended Roverway 2016 in the South of France and will be attending the World Scout Moot in Iceland in 2017. She brings a wealth of experience with fundraising and home hospitality. She's a huge advocate of international experiences and would encourage any leader or young person to consider going to a Jamboree! One of Fiona's favourite things is the chance to swap unusual badges for her camp blanket!