County Readiness Level Update – 05/09/2020

Dear Member, I am writing to update you on the readiness level for our three metros and the changes communicated by UK Scouts to the AMBER readiness level. Following the government’s decision to remove Wigan (local authority) from the Greater Manchester local restrictions, we made…

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County Readiness Level Update – 17/08/2020

Dear Member, We are continuing discussions with UK Scouts, National Youth Agency (NYA) and Public Health England (PHE) regarding the possibility of moving back to Amber readiness level in the next couple of weeks. You may have noticed that NYA website states that…

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County Readiness Level Update – 07/08/2020

Dear Member, We are continuing discussions with UK Scouts, National Youth Agency (NYA) and Public Health England (PHE) regarding the possibility of moving back to Amber readiness level in the next couple of weeks. You may have noticed that NYA website states that…

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Change to County Readiness Level – 31/07/2020

Dear Member, You will probably be aware of the local lockdown restrictions the government have announced for Greater Manchester effective today. Following consultation with the National Youth Agency (NYA) and UK Scouts, we have taken the decision to move back to RED readiness level. What does…

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Mandatory Ongoing Learning

There have been a number of changes to POR around mandatory ongoing learning (training). From September 2020, any volunteer that does not have their Safety and Safeguarding training up-to-date on Compass will not be able to attend Scout meetings with…

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National Volunteers Week – THANK-YOU

Dear Member, This week is National Volunteers’ Week and on behalf of the County Team, I wanted to say a HUGE thank-you for your contribution to Scouting in Greater Manchester West. At this current time, your enthusiasm and dedication to…

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Top Awards at Home

Dear Member, Firstly, I would like to thank all of the leaders who are continuing to deliver high quality programmes to young people during this time. This includes not only Explorer and Network Leaders, but also those who are Network…

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#ScoutsClapForOurCarers – St George’s Day

On Thursday 23rd April 2020, St George’s Day, alongside other scouts from across the Country, young people and adult volunteers took part in the #ScoutsClapForOurCarers by wearing their uniform whilst showing their appreciation to our NHS and other key workers. Here is…

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County Team Opportunities

We have a number of exciting opportunities to join our County Team! Whether you are interested in leading the Beaver or Scout Network sections, keen to increase the number of activity permit opportunities or have a passion for communications, photography or…

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