Deputy Mayor sees Scouting in Action

Chamboree, an international camp organised every four years by Cheshire Scouts, was visited last week by Frodsham Deputy Mayor, Cllr Liam Jones.

Cllr Jones attended a VIP reception with the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire at the campsite on on the Royal Agricultural Showground at Tabley. He was able to see a little of the event, to meet some of the participants and to gain an insight into the largest youth movement in the world.

Cllr Jones said “It was fantastic to see Frodsham 4th Scouts, 3rd Frodsham Sea Scouts, Explorers from Beacon as well as young people from Helsby and Norley all enjoying their time at the Chamboree and learning things which they wouldn’t otherwise so elsewhere. I’d like to thank Mersey Weaver District Commissioner Oliver Chambers and the Scouts for making me welcome and showing me around the camp”.

Oliver Chambers said “4th Frodsham is one of the largest groups in the district with over 100 members and we are desperate to grow the adult membership so the group can accept more young people. The group has 40 young people of age on its waiting list wanting to join in events like Chamboree but without additional volunteer leaders we currently struggle to accommodate everyone.”

Frodsham Deputy Mayor, Cllr Liam Jones (left) and other local civic dignitaries