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South West Notts Scout District covers the Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell, Toton, Stapleford and Trowell areas of the Borough of Broxtowe on the outskirts of Nottingham.
Our 12 Scout Groups and 5 Explorer Scout Units and our Network unit currently provide a challenging and adventurous programme of fun-packed activities for over 800 young people aged 6 – 25 years – both boys and girls!
There are now over 10,300 members, including over 2,500 adults – yet waiting lists for young people at an all-time high of 553
Scouts in Nottinghamshire have reported the highest number of adult volunteers on record in its latest annual membership figures. We now have 2597 volunteers locally – more than at any point in Nottinghamshire’s history.
With the nature of volunteering in the UK changing and more adults offering their time flexibly, more people are needed to run Scouting than ever before. This includes youth workers, as well as charity trustees and skills instructors.
Despite such high numbers of volunteers, the waiting list for young people who want to join the Scouts in Nottinghamshire has sky-rocketed to 553, the highest figure in the County’s history. Scouting continues to grow among young people, with around 100 joining in the 12 months up to 31 January 2017.
There are now 7707 young people involved in Scouting in Nottinghamshire. Scouting continues to be the largest co-educational youth movement in the UK with twelve consecutive years of growth in its youth membership.
We are also seeing a huge increase in the number of parents/carers (of our youth members) volunteering with us, as they want to share the valuable experiences that Scouting provides with their children.
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said:
“I’m super proud that we have so many adult volunteers helping young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life. Our challenge is to keep recruiting even more adults as we’ve got 51,000 young people wanting to join and benefit from what Scouting offers. Volunteering changes us all for the better. Please join me.”
SW Notts District will be joining forces with Scouts from the Cty of Nottingham District and Rushcliffe Scout Districts for a massive parade in West Bridgford today, Sunday 23rd April (St George’s Day).
The parade will leave Bridgford Park at 2.30pm and make it’s way to the main stand at Nottigham Forest Football Club where, in true Scouting tradition, every member will renew their Promise.
It promises to be a fantastic parade, with four bands helping us to keep in step and the flags of over 40 Scout Groups fluttering in the breeze!
Parents are invited to follow us to NFFC and join in our celebration of St George as the worldwide Patron Saint of Scouting.
At the same time, Anne Linsdell – Explorer Scout Leader at Tornado ESU and temporary acting DC for the City District and David Pidgeon – SW Notts District Treasurer, will e attending the Annual Scout Parade at Windsor Castle. Anne was honored by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, with the Bar to the Siler Acorn and David received the Silver Acorn. We congratulate them both on their Awards.