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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

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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District Welcomes New Chairman

stan-hepstinstallThe District AGM held on 7th July in the old council chamber at Beeston Town Hall approved the DC’s nomination of Stan Heptinstall MBE as the new District Chairman for the coming year.

Stan is a former Mayor of Broxtowe Borough Council and served a as member of the District Executive Committee over the past year. We welcome him to his new role.

Stan replaces Pat Atkins who has served as both Acting Chairman and Chairman over the past 20 months and  during that period has overseen numerous changes and helped us to develop the support we are able to provide to Groups. Karen Wood, Deputy DC, presented Pat with some flowers as a small token of our appreciation for her work as Chairman.

pat atkins 2District Commissioner, Simon Clark, acting on behalf of the County Commissioner, presented Pat with her Silver Acorn  in recognition of her exceptional service to Scouting within the District over many years, first with the former 8th Beeston Scout Group and then as as a member of the District Executive Committee in a varity of roles.

We are delighted that Pat is continuing on the District Executive for another year as Deputy Chairman


New County Chairman Appointed at Notts Scouts AGM

The County Scout Council’s AGM was held today at Robin Hood Activity Centre.

Matt Rooney, the County Commissioner, announced that Stuart Howells was standing down as County Chairman after an amazing few years as Chairman of the Trustees of the Notts County Scout Council and he thanked Stuart for his outstanding service to the County in numerous roles, not least as a former County Commissioner.

The CC went on the announce that he was nominating Moira Cordon as Stuart’s replacement and she has been invited to attend our District AGM on 7th July. We hope she will be able to attend.

Moira has had a career in education and currently is involved in issues related to Safeguarding young people and is looking forward working with Notts Scouts.

We welcome Moira to her new role in Scouting.