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SW Notts Scout District

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.

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SW Notts District Scouts Blog

2nd Beeston Sea Scouts Recruitment Drive

The 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts held the first of a series of “taster sessions” when young people were invited to participate in a “day on the canal”. 


The next “taster session” is being held on Sunday 9th October at Beeston Canal Bridge (on the corner of Meadow Road and  Canalside in Beeston Rylands).

Come down between 11.00am and 1.00pm for a new adventure! The event is open to any young person aged 7 or over.

The Group offers both the  “traditional Scouting programme”  with the added benefit of opportunities to take part in a range of  action-packed water activities. With spare places in all 3 sections (Beavers, Cubs,  and Scouts ) they are currently seeking to attract new members.

The Group is also keen to attract additional adult volunteers to help alongside the existing leadership teams. No previous experience is necessary as full training and support is provided.

The Group have a land-based Headquarters on Lilac Grove in Beeston. In addition they have their own Water Activity Centre on Barton Island – visible from Attenborough naturure Reserve – on the River Trent.

Beavers meet on Thursdays from 6.15pm – 7.30pm

Cubs meet on Mondays from 6.45pm – 8.15pm

Scouts meet on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Contact information for the Group can be found here



Scouts lead the way at Broxtowe Civic Service


Representatives from the 2nd Attenborough await the start of the service on a blustery afternoon in St Mary’s churchyard, Attenborough.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the 2nd Attenborough Scout Group led the procession of civic dignitaries as they entered St Mary’s Church in Attenborough at the start of this year’s Civic Service on Sunday 25th September

The Union Flag led the procession followed by the Scout, Cub and Beaver section colours which were placed in the sanctuary. They also paraded out and formed a Guard of Honour for the invited guests.

Mayors from across the County attended the service to mark Councillor Graham Haywood’s year as Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe.

The Mayor, himself a former scout leader at the 2nd Attenborough Scout Group, was delighted that members of the Group were  able to take an active part in the service. He thanked them for attending, congratulated them on their smart appearance and invited them back to join the other guests at Attenborough Village Hall for a light buffet after the service.

Simon Clark (District Commissioner) said “It was an honour for the Scouts to be invited to attend this special service. SW Notts Scout District values the strong links we have with Broxtowe Borough Council. This helps us to cement our involvement with community life in the Borough.”


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Annual Fireworks Extravaganza – 5th November 2016


Join us for another amazing night of fireworks and fun!

The Date: 5th November 2016

The Place: Hemlock Camp Site, Common Lane, Bramcote

Time:  5.30pm onwards (Fireworks at 7.30pm and 8.30pm)

Admission: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 (Under 5’s free) – with £1 discount if you wear a Scout or Guide necker.

Free CAR PARK on site

Book the date now! See you there!

Broxtowe Community Day Success

SW Notts Scout District was represented at the Broxtowe Community Celebration Day held at Roundhill School on Saturday 16th July.

Scouts from the 1st Chilwell and Attenborough, th 6th Beeston and the 2nd Bramcote Scout Groups helped District Scout Leader Phil Danaford-Knight run the event.

A small camp site was set up, with the option of sleeping in a hammock for anyone that fancied that idea, and cooking on open fires. Members of the public were given the opportnity to bake twists or flatbread over hot embers, and for those for whom the heat from the fire coupled with the gorgeous sunhine was too much, they could take on the challenge of a low ropes balance activity.

There was also a display on Scouting which attracted interest from perspective young members and adult volunteers.

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Beaver 30th Birthday Celebration Picnic

Saturday 16th July saw over 100 Beaver Scouts from across the District join forces for an afternoon of fun-packed activities at Bramcote Park, followed by a birthday “Celebration Picnic”.

Every Beaver received a picnic “goodie bag” as a memento of the event.

Clare Woodroffe, who planned the event, commented “It was an amazing afternoon and it was great to see so many of our Beavers joining in the fun and making new friends. We wanted to celebrate our 30th Birthday in style and everybody had a fantastic time!”

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