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South West Notts Scouts News

Congratulations to ‘Queen’s Scout’ Amy!

Amy Whitney, an Explorer Leader with Magellan Explorer Scout Unit in Beeston recently successfully gained her Queen’s Scout Award – the highest award a young person under the age of 25 can gain within Scouting.

The Certificate from HM The Queen reads:

As a QUEEN’S SCOUT you have prepared yourself for service to other people and your community and you have shown yourself a worthy member of the worldwide SCOUT MOVEMENT. I wish you every success on your journey through life; may it prove for you a joyous adventure.

Elizabeth R”

On Sunday 28th April, Amy participated in the National Scout Parade at Windsor Castle in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent and Bear Grylls – Chief Scout

Amy will be formally presented with her Award by the County Commissioner, Steven Tupper, at the District’s AGM on 20th June at the 6th Beeston’s HQ, starting at 7.30pm.

£1000 Grant for Community Engagement from ‘Moto in the Community Trust’

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from SW Notts District gathered at the southbound Trowell Services Area on the M1 on Saturday 13th April to receive a £1000 Grant from Matt Stringfellow (pictured front right), representing the Moto in the Community Trust.

The funds will be used to increase the District’s community engagement – starting on 27th April when Scout Groups and Explorer Units will offer an afternoon of ‘free activities’ to young people in the Beeston area as part of their St George’s Day celebrations. Among the activities will be a climbing wall and a cave maze. Light refreshments will also be available.

The activity afternoon at Broadgate Park in Beeston is open to the public from 12 noon and will continue until 4.00pm. At 2.00pm there will be the traditional annual renewal of the Beaver, Cub and Scout Promises they make when joining the Scout Association. (Former members of the Association are also welcome to renew the Promise they took when they were younger.)

We are most grateful to the Moto in the Community Trust for their support for Scouting in this way.

1st C&A Grant Success

1st C&A Cubs, Scouts and a Young Leader accept the Cheque from Jordan Phillips.

On their mission to build additional storage at the back of the hut, 1st Chilwell and Attenborough have successfully applied to Nottinghamshire County Scouts Great Places Great Scouting fund. Jordan Phillips, County Youth Commissioner came down to present a cheque on a troop night.

The group received a generous grant of £5000 to go towards the new storage building, which is necessary due to the increasing numbers of Young People at the group. They are planning on building a new brick built store at the back of their HQ, to replace the old railway carriage that previously been used.


“It’s fantastic that we have the support of Notts County Scouts for our new storage building. It will allow us to purchase new camping equipment, as well as look after our existing kit in a purpose built store.”

Group Scout Leader, 1st C&A