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South West Notts Scouts News

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.

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

Witham Beaver Colony – A Brilliant New Adventure

In the last couple of weeks, a new Beaver Colony was opened at 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group. They’ve had two meetings so far and they have already begun learning key scouting skills such as lighting fires and eating marshmallows. We can’t wait to see what other fantastic activities the leaders have got lined up for the future.

Beavers is the scouting section for 6-8 year olds. The aim is to teach the young people the basics of scouting through fun and games so that they are active and learning at the same time. There’s the opportunity to earn a wide variety of badges and undertake a huge assortment of events on offer from the Group and District.

Interested in finding out more:

1st Chilwell and Attenborough’s website: https://1st-canda.org.uk/