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30 Jun 2018

Willaston Scouts’ dementia-friendly sensory garden was formally opened this afternoon.
At the start of 2016, as part of A Million Hands, our beavers, cubs and scouts chose to support Alzheimer’s Society by creating a sensory garden in the grounds of our scout HQ. Over the last two years, each section has contributed to the development of this tranquil space, preparing the ground, erecting and painting fences (and a shed), planting, laying a pathway, weeding and watering.
As well as the hard work in the garden, beavers, cubs and scouts have learned about …

6 Jan 2018

To support Nantwich Foodbank’s latest appeal, our cubs donated a variety of food items to go into “kindness packages.”
We recently received this letter of thanks from the foodbank.
Well done to everyone that donated.

13 Nov 2016

Once again, we are offering our Christmas Post service in Willaston. For a small charge of just 30p per card, we will deliver to any address in Willaston.
Post boxes will be located at:

Mick the Chips
Willaston Primary Academy

…with further locations to be announced.
All proceeds to group funds, enabling us to bring adventure and activities to all our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Please share with your friends and family and via social media.

1 Nov 2016

On Thursday 27 th October I set off to London with a fellow scout and two leaders on a once in a lifetime trip! We had been invited to a reception at 11 Downing Street to celebrate the A Million Hands Campaign.
Once we were off the train we headed to a few sights before the main event, going to Downing Street! Our first challenge was getting through the imposing metal gates and security! Apparently we all were on the list, had nothing suspicious in our bags and matched our passport photos, so were let in!
Downing Street was …

11 Oct 2015

Two teams of scouts from Willaston took part in the 3rd Monopoly Live event, organised by South West Cheshire Scouts and Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club. Our teams had to scour the length and breadth of Crewe to gain Monopoly money in return for visiting locations in the town, as well as coping with “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards issued by wandering leaders.
Our teams came 10th and 7th out of over 20 teams taking part. Well done to everyone who took part.
Click here for photos of the event.

28 Jun 2015

Here are some photos from this year’s World Worm Charming Championships, held at Willaston Primary School as part of the summer fete. 
This year, our scouts challenged members of the public to a variation of the Toxic Waste Challenge. We also made s’mores, taught lifesaving skills and our Ninja Poi display team did a stint in the main arena. Our team gave the worm charming a good go, but in the end didn’t win any prizes this time around – maybe next year!

18 May 2015

Scouts have been creating bat boxes at the request of the Parish Council. These boxes will provide roosts for bats, which are endangered. Once a bat box has been installed, it is illegal to remove it, open it, tamper with it or disturb roosting bats.
We hope our boxes will soon be populated!

15 Feb 2014

The Town Crier of Nantwich, Mr John Parsons, visited scouts on Thursday 13 Feb. Here’s what a few of the scouts had to say about the visit…
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
John Parsons, thank you for joining us tonight and teaching us all about town criers. I hope you can join us again. Everyone here was very interested.
God save the Queen!
– Jack
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
John the crier came to the 26th South West Cheshire. The GSL would like to thank him on behalf of our group.
God save the Queen!
– James
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
There’s lots of …

14 Jul 2013

In the last few weeks the group have attended the Worm Charming at Willaston School and the Village Fete on the Lettie Spencer Playing Fields.
A huge thank you to all of the Scouts who ran the Blind Trail at the Worm Charming and congratulations to those who were on Blue Peter.  Unfortunately I couldn’t attend but it appeared that everyone had a great day.
We had our mini camp at the Village Fete and attracted a few non-scouts to try cooking and eating bread twists.  We successfully defended our Tug of …

13 Jul 2013

Well done to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Young Leaders and Scouters that turned out for today’s village fete.
Here are a few photos from the event. If you have photos you’d like to add, e-mail and I’ll tell you how to get them onto the website.
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