Mersey Weaver is a Scout District in Cheshire that is the result of the merger of North West Cheshire and Widnes Districts. We are one of the larger District’s in Cheshire 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.
In 2016 we launched our very own Official District Scout Shop approved by the Scout Association. 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! Any remainder goes towards funding aspects of Scouting locally such as District events, improvements to our Activity Centres, our Leadership & Development Sponsorship Fund and our International Scouting Fund. 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.
Behind the scenes of this online offering are two volunteers , who manage and operate the shop in their own time on top of their normal full-time jobs and other scouting roles. They are dedicated to sourcing quality products, while meeting the needs of today’s Scouts. Even the uniform and casual clothing are made with adventure in mind, so that wet weekend away in the mud can be washed away ready for the next section meeting.
Whilst the District Scout Shop operates mainly as an online shop, we keep a limited range of uniform and clothing so that you can check sizes before buying.
Ordering and Enquiries
Not got access to a computer? Orders/Enquiries for uniform, badges, equipment, etc. can be made by:
- District Shop Direct Telephone Number: 01928 352121
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Orders can be collected in person or delivered by post (P&P payable).
To make a purchase all you have to do is register. You will then be able to see our parents’ discounted prices and be able to place an order.
Mersey Weaver Scout District Leaders
Leader’s need to register to access then request access to MWSD Leader discounted pricing information or place orders for restricted badges and items. Note that access to the Leader’s discounted prices and/or restricted badge section will only be authorised once your role as a Leader (or Group badge secretary) has been verified. You account will normally be upgraded within a matter of a few hours. Alternatively, you can list the shop in person (check it is open first if calling outside the normal opening times) to make purchases.
Non-Mersey Weaver District Leaders
As well as parents we welcome custom from Leaders outside of our own District! Scouting is a global movement and we believe in helping others out where we can! We offer a special non-Mersey Weaver Leader discounted rate on uniform, other items and access to purchase restricted badges.
To make a purchase all you have to do is register then request access (remember to provide your Scout Association Membership Number on the access request and it would be helpful if you provide your Group/Unit name in the comments section). Once your membership has been verified, your account will be upgraded and you will then be able to relevant discounted prices and be able to place an order for badges. Normally, accounts are verified and upgraded typically in a few hours. Alternatively, you can list the shop in person (check it is open first if calling outside the normal opening times) to make purchases but you will need to bring proof of your role/membership.