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New Year – New Name – New Necker – New Start!

Following discussions between the 1st Stapleford (St Helen’s) Scout Group and the 1st Trowell (St Helen’s) Scout Group, they have decided to amalgamate.

The amalgamated Group will be known as the 1st Stapleford and Trowell Scout Group and it will meet at the former 1st Stapleford’s HQ which is on Pinfold Lane – to the rear of the fire station.

This change cements the existing close relationship between the two Groups. Cubs from Trowell have met with the 1st Stapleford for many years and more recently the Beaver section did likewise. Now the Scout section has chosen to follow suit.

The links with Trowell will not be lost. The Scout section leaders from Trowell have transferred over to the new Group structure and there are plans to continue to attract new members from both Trowell and Stapleford.

Charlotte Gosling will, by mutual agreement, be the Group Scout Leader of the new Group.

This change has been unanimously approved by both Group Executive Committees, each Group’s leadership team and by the District Executive Committee.

As District Commissioner, I want to thank Charlotte Gosling and Jeremy Prentice and their respective teams for the time and effort they have devoted to making this exciting development possible.

This is a classic example of the benefits that can be gained from Groups working together to ensure we offer the best Scouting experience to our youth membership. Both Groups are to be commended for their positive and dynamic approach towards this restructuring. I ask you to join me in wishing the new Group every success for the future.

Happy New Year 1st Stapleford and Trowell!

Simon Clark – District Commissioner