Join the Adventure
Scouting is an open and inclusive organisation for all young people aged 6 to 25 years – and adults too!
South West Notts Scout District covers the Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell, Toton, Stapleford and Trowell areas on the outskirts of Nottingham.
Our 12 Scout Groups and 5 Explorer Scout Units currently provide a challenging and adventurous programme of fun-packed activities for over 800 young people.
For the first time, a World Scout Jamboree will be hosted by three national Scout organizations: Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the Boy Scouts of America. These three distinct cultures will join together to host the world Scouting community in a celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace, and friendship.
The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held from 22 July until 2 August 2019, at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA. Unlike any other youth event, a World Scout Jamboree invites young scouts to surround themselves in the cultures of the world by joining Scouting friends from throughout the world at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days. The jamboree experience extends beyond their home— and beyond the boundaries of the host countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime.
SW Notts Scout District are planning to give six of our young members the opportunity to attend this amazing event. The selection process will start soon.
The Scout Network is the section within Scouting for 18-25 year olds.
Many of our volunteer leaders fall within this age group and Network gives them an oppportunity undertake active scouting for their own benefit by, perhaps, working towards their DofE Gold Award or the Queen’s Scout Award – with people of their own age.
Following discussions with Notts SSAGO, we are hoping to re-launch our District Network Scout provision which will include members of SSAGO.
21 students at the University of Nottingham (who are members of SSAGO) have signed up as members of our District Network and are hoping to take part in an Explorer Belt Expedition in 2017. Many of them are also adult volunteers working with sections in the Scout Association or Girlguiding UK locally whilst they are studying for their degree.
We welcome them all, and looking forward to supporting them as they prepare for their Explorer Belt Challenge.