Message From 1st Chirk Scout Group, Llangollen District

We do not often get emails of appreciation so long after we helped the Scouts with a grant of £1000 after their scout hut was burnt down a couple of years ago but it’s nice to have the note of thanks anyway. The email that follows from Maud-Ann Redford (Group Scout Leader, 1st Chirk Scout Group), finally caught up with us!


Dear Sir,

This email contact was given to me by Scout HQ, Gilwell when I requested advice with regard to contacting a local Freemasons’ representative. I have also sent an email request for contact information via the main national website of your organisation.

Two years ago I became involved as a helper at 1st Chirk Cub pack following my retirement from a career in Nursing. After a few months of fun with like-minded people and getting to know the young people I was asked if I would consider the role of Group Scout Leader. This role has kept me busy and provided lots of fun and a fair few challenges thus far.

In late May this year, we opened a new section for 11+ Scouts within our Group at 1st Chirk. We applied for a £100 start-up grant from Scout HQ. This enabled us to buy learning materials, adult uniform, have keys cut, and put promotional notices around the town. Ten young people (7 boys and 3 girls) aged 10-14, attended our first ‘taster session’. By the end of the summer term, there were 12 Scouts and we currently have 14 youth members plus 2 very enthusiastic leaders and 2 Young Leaders (aged 14-18) who meet on Tuesdays at Chirk HQ. On 9th October the Scouts went on their first camp to Cox Wood, north of Wrexham, where they had a fantastic time. For some of the members, it was the first time they had ever been camping in their young lives.

My purpose in relating all this is to tell you how important it is to Adult Volunteers and to young people that organisations such as the Masons continue to lend their financial support to Scouting. As a small, rurual Group the grant made a big difference to us and enabled us to grasp opportunity as soon as suitable leaders came forward.

Thank you very much for helping us to extend Scouting opportunities to more and more boys and girls, aged 6 years and upwards!! Scouting is great for adults too and there is no upper age limit.

Yours faithfully, Maud-Ann Redford (GSL 1st Chirk Scout Group)

Message From 1st Chirk Scout Group,Llangollen District

We do not often get emails of appreciation so long after we helped the Scouts with a grant of £1000 after their scout hut was burnt down a couple of years ago but it’s nice to have the note of thanks anyway. The email that follows from Maud-Ann Redford (Group Scout Leader, 1st Chirk Scout Group), finally caught up with us!


Dear Sir,

This email contact was given to me by Scout HQ, Gilwell when I requested advice with regard to contacting a local Freemasons’ representative. I have also sent an email request for contact information via the main national website of your organisation.

Two years ago I became involved as a helper at 1st Chirk Cub pack following my retirement from a career in Nursing. After a few months of fun with like-minded people and getting to know the young people I was asked if I would consider the role of Group Scout Leader. This role has kept me busy and provided lots of fun and a fair few challenges thus far.

In late May this year, we opened a new section for 11+ Scouts within our Group at 1st Chirk. We applied for a £100 start-up grant from Scout HQ. This enabled us to buy learning materials, adult uniform, have keys cut, and put promotional notices around the town. Ten young people (7 boys and 3 girls) aged 10-14, attended our first ‘taster session’. By the end of the summer term, there were 12 Scouts and we currently have 14 youth members plus 2 very enthusiastic leaders and 2 Young Leaders (aged 14-18) who meet on Tuesdays at Chirk HQ. On 9th October the Scouts went on their first camp to Cox Wood, north of Wrexham, where they had a fantastic time. For some of the members, it was the first time they had ever been camping in their young lives.

My purpose in relating all this is to tell you how important it is to Adult Volunteers and to young people that organisations such as the Masons continue to lend their financial support to Scouting. As a small, rurual Group the grant made a big difference to us and enabled us to grasp opportunity as soon as suitable leaders came forward.

Thank you very much for helping us to extend Scouting opportunities to more and more boys and girls, aged 6 years and upwards!! Scouting is great for adults too and there is no upper age limit.

Yours faithfully, Maud-Ann Redford (GSL 1st Chirk Scout Group)

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