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COVID-19 Update: In line with government advice, all face-to-face Scouting activities are currently suspended until further notice. Are you interested in joining us once restrictions are lifted? We would love to have you so please get in touch with your local group here. Existing Member? Notts County Scouts have released a Scouting from Home Pack, more info can be found here.

South West Notts Scouts News

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.

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.

Time to Celebrate as 2 become 1

At the start of the new year, it was great to hear that 1st Stapleford and Trowell were merging to form one larger group. A few weeks ago, to celebrate this, a large fun-day was held at the Scout Hall consisting of a huge array of activities and food based challenges.

Everyone was presented with there new neckerchief and there were a few presentations and speeches but then the fun could really begin!! Everyone had a fantastic time but don’t just take my word for it – there’s plenty of pictures below.

1st Stapleford Scout Group was established 100 years ago and 1st Trowell were established some 30 years ago and as a result have a long history of Scouting in the area.

Group Scout Leaders Charlotte and Jeremy have worked hard to ensure that the amalgamation is a success for all.  All sections will now meet at the Scout Hall on Pinfold Lane Stapleford and look forward to many future years of scouting success 

The first of many Beaver Sleepovers.

For the first time in 5 years, Beavers from across South West Nottingham journeyed to Conkers Activity Centre for an exciting weekend full of activities and sleep-over (whether much sleeping happened is another question). There was over 200 beavers in one place which is an amazing feat in itself and from the stories they’ve shared, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

There was all sorts of activities to be done including: obstacle courses and learning about the animals that live on site.
I think its safe to say that everyone had an a fantastic time and we can’t wait to hear about the next adventures that young people from SW Notts go on.