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SW Notts District Scouts Blog

SW Notts Scouts join City and Rushcliffe Districts for St George’s Day Parade

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.

Carlton Male Voice Choir Concert – 3rd June 2017

Carlton Male Voice Choir ConcertPlease support this event – the proceeds from which will be used to support Explorer Scouts attending the next World Scout Jamboree.

We need to sell over 100 tickets to make this a success.

Phone Chris Coats or email to book your tickets.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

2017: A New Year with New Opportunities!

2017 has dawned – a year that holds much promise for Scouting in SW Notts.

Look out for further news of the following exciting planned developments:

  • The 6th Beeston Scout Group is planning to open a new Beaver Scout Colony, a new Cub Scout Pack and a new Scout Troop progressively throughout the year – enabling them to potentially offer Scouting to an additional 60 young people across all three sections by mid-2018.
  • 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group have tentative plans to open a second Beaver Colony to meet the growing demand from local families. They are seeking additional adult volunteers to act as leaders in this new section.
  • We are hoping to sign a 10-year Licence for the use of Hemlock Scout Campsite in Bramcote by the end of March.
  • We will be selecting the young people who will be representing the District at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree to be held in the USA. Keep your eyes and ears open for more details.
  • The 2nd Attenborough Scout Group is anticipating growth in all three sections following a difficult 18 months – brought about by greater community involvement leading to increased interest from local families.
  • Our “Castle Rock” Scout Network, which was launched mid-2016, will be taking part in 2 Explorer Belt Expeditions in the summer. One will be in Sweden and the other in Italy.
  • We aim to appoint a District Youth Commissioner to help us further promote Youth Shaped Scouting in readiness for the new exciting developments planned for Scouting nationally in 2018.

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Christmas and Scouting

Chmembership-badgeristmas is traditionally an occasion when members of our wider families congregate and share food and exchange presents.

As “Scouts” we have a second wider family. We call it the “worldwide family of Scouts”. It serves to remind us that over 28 million Scouts throughout the world share the same values and World Membership Badge.

This “wider Scouting family” comes together every four years for a World Scout Jamboree when thousands of scouts from across the world meet and share experiences, learn about each other’s cultures and have fun. Many come from countries where war, famine, and political unrest have sadly become an everyday fact of life.

Our own young members come from a variety of social backgrounds and faiths. Many come from families living on State Benefits. We respect and support each other – upholding the core Values of Scouting. These are:

  • Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
  • Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
  • Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
  • Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
  • Cooperation – We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.

Let us resolve that this Christmas and throughout the coming year we will continue to uphold these values.