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COVID-19 Update (30th December 2020): Following today's government announcement placing Nottinghamshire into tier 4 all face-to-face Scouting is now suspended in line with National Youth Agency and Scout Association advice. Our groups and units will communicate any plans for online Scouting over the coming days. If you require any support on running online scouting, please get in touch.

Can you help us in 2021?

2020 has been a challenging year for Scouting . We have had to adopt new ways of delivering activities for our youth membership which comply with Government and Scout Association guidelines. These currently allow us to offer COVID-Secure indoor and outdoor activities for ‘bubbles’ of up to 15 young people plus up to 5 leaders per ‘bubble’.

We are aware that many families are keen for their children to join our youth sections. To make this possible we need to appoint additional adult volunteers so we that can maintain the correct ratios of adults to young people at our meetings.

Can you help?

You might be a former Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Scout who would consider helping our current youth membership enjoy Scouting in the same way you did.

Alternatively you might have expertise in fund-raising, or administration and can offer to help in this aspect of Scouting, enabling our existing section leaders focus their attention on providing the exciting and challenging activities that Scouting offers week-by-week.

If you would like to help us, please follow the approriate link below:

Helping with our youth sections*

Supporting our Uniformed Volunteers*

You can reserve a potential place for your child in your local Scout Group or Explorer Unit please contact them using this link.

*All adult (18+) appointments require the volunteer to complete a DBS application. This only takes about 30 minutes and there is no cost to the volunteer.

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you

Simon Clark (District Commissioner)

Pioneer ESU Monopoly Challenge Success

Around the world in 5 hours? At the end of November, Pioneer ESU took part in a Virtual Monopoly Challenge 2020, hosted by the Hertfordshire Scouts in place of their regular London event. Teams of Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders had 5 hours to visit 22 virtual locations, meet local scouts, complete challenges and earn points.

There was a volcanic eruption in Iceland, music in Eswatini, dancing in Sao Paulo, a tea-party in Boston, and a lot of warm winter layers in Ottowa (pictured below).

Success required teamwork, creativity and a healthy sense of fun. Pioneer finished a proud 15th out of 68 overall, making them the 4th placed Explorer team.

Thanks to all the leaders, participants and parents who made this brilliant event possible.

Lest We Forget!

poppy-appealRemembrance Sunday with a difference!

Traditionally Scouts from across SW Notts District have participated in Acts of Remembrance, Parades and church services on Remembrance Sunday.

Sadly this year many parades, including the Civic Remembrance Parade in Besston have been cancelled but we have been with you all in mind and spirit.

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, not the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,

We will remember them

Beeston i-Scout Charity Shop Closure

Nottinghamshire Scouts regret to announce that their charity shop on the High Road in Beeston will not re-open following the end of ‘lockdown’.

We would like to thank all of our valued customers who have supported this charity shop over the past 9 years, either by purchasing items or donating items for sale. We really appreciate the support you have given to Scouting.

We would also like to thank the many volunteers that have helped to staff the shop over the years for their time and support.

If you would like to continue to support Scouting in Nottinghamshire, our Sherwood charity shop at 606 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham hopes to be able to open again later this year once circumstances permit. We will advise you on this page when the Sherwood shop re-opens and hope to see you there at some time in the future.

Thanks again, and please keep well by keeping safe.

Coronavirus News Update

Introducing #SofaScouting

Leaders in SW Notts District are busy working on a scheme which will enable Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts to gain activity badges and challenge badges whilst weekly meetings are suspended. We are calling this #SofaScouting.

Youth members will be set tasks which they can either do at home or on-line which will ultimately lead to the award of badges which from part of our #SkillsforLife training initiative.

We plan to announce this via Groups in the very near future.

More information will follow soon! Watch this space for more information.