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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.

Coronavirus (COVID 19) precautions initiated by The Scouts.

Important information for the families of all young people who are members of Scout Groups (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts) and Explorer Scout Units

On Monday 16th March 2020 the Prime Minister announced that that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Given this guidance the UK Scout Association has announced the nationwide suspension of all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events with effect from Tuesday, 17th March 2020. This suspension applies to all young people and adults involved with scouting, and will be until further notice.

The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority and is always at the heart of our decision making.

We ask for your support and understanding as we ‘do our best’ to support the actions being taken by the Government in an attempt to contain the current coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

We will update this information on this website as the situation develops.

Beaver Activity Weekend and Sleepover at ‘Conkers’

Beaver Scouts from SW Notts District will be heading for Conkers Discovery Centre in Ashby-de-la-Zouch on 29th February for what promises to be an amazing fun-packed day of exciting outdoor activities, followed by a Sleepover!

Over 150 Beavers (aged 6 and 7) from Stapleford, Bramcote, Chilwell, Attenborough, Beeston, Trowell, Beeston Rylands and Toton – along with 46 adult volunteers – will be taking part in this exciting activity.

‘Aurora’ Explorer Scout Unit opens

A new Explorer Scout Unit has opened in Attenborough . It will be known as ‘Aurora ESU’.

Membership is open to any young person aged 14 – 17 inclusive. You may have been involved in Scouts or Guides before, or this may be a new venture fro you. All young people are welcome to join Aurora.

The Unit meets on Fridays at Attenborough Village Hall (on Attenborough Lane). Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm.

The Explorer Scout Leader (ESL) is Colin Barker and he will be assisted by Sarah Hargreaves, the Unit’s assistant leader.

More information about Explorer Scouts can be found here.

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