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Jamboree Fundraising Help Needed

wsj2019 logoWe are seeking your help as we prepare to raise £21,570 to enable six of our young members to attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in the summer of 2019.

We would welcome offers from people within the Broxtowe Borough Council area of:

a) Cuddly toys – even used ones that we can ‘renovate’ for a mammoth “cuddly toy” tombola

b) Prizes we can use in raffles at a whole host of fundraising activities over the next six months

c) Offers of major prizes for a Grand Prize Draw later this year

If you can help please email us.  Thank you


Mchristine Sheardatt Rooney, County Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has announced that Christine Sheard has been appointed Deputy County Commissioner (Adult Support) – a role which she will combine with that of County Training Manager. She succeeds Margaret Cooper who has held this role for several years.

This is a well-deserved appointment and we offer our heartiest congratulations to Christine and wish her well in her new roles.

Christine will remain District Local Training Manager in SW Notts. She has been and will continue to be a huge asset to the District in this role.

I am sure the skills and commitment she has shown in managing and spearheading Leader Training in SW Notts will be echoed at County level.


Vacancy: District Stores Quartermaster

We are seeking to appoint a volunteer Quartermaster to take responsibility for our District’s equipment store based in Toton

A knowledge of caring for tents and other camping equipment is essential.

If you are interested in this role please contact Simon Clark via this link


The District’s Trustees are delighted to announce that, after many years’ discussion and negotiation, a new 10-year Licence Agreement has been reached with the University of Nottingham Estates Department which allows SW Notts Scouts and, for special events, Nottinghamshire Scouts, to use Hemlock Camp Site (also known as Bramcote Woods) for all activities permitted by the Scout Association.

Maintenance of the site, which is accessed from Common Lane in Bramcote and comprises 68000 sq. metres (16.8 acres) of woodland and grassland, will remain the responsibility of the Estates Department at the University. The day-to-day use of the site will be managed by SW Notts District Scout Council with responsibility for ensuring that only permitted activities are undertaken being vested in the “District Commissioner”.

The site will remain a “Green Field” site, and can be used for evening and weekend activities, camps and community events – not least being our annual Fireworks Extravaganza.

Simon Clark (District Commissioner for SW Notts) said “We ae delighted that we have been able to secure the use of this site for Scout Groups and Explorer / Network Units in the District. As in all negotiations of this complexity, there have some compromises on both sides, and we are particularly grateful to the University for recognising the issues we raised relating to child protection. This 10-year Agreement, in the form of a Licence to use the site, means we can provide a fantastic range outdoor adventure activities to our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members. It is good news for Scouting.”