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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.

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/

Lest We Forget!

poppy-appealScouts join with local communities for Act of Remembrance

Scouts from across SW Notts District will participated in Acts of Remembrance, parades and services in Beeston, Stapleford, Attenborough, Inham Nook and Bramcote to mark Remembrance Sunday.

The 6th Beeston, 2nd Chilwell, 3rd Chilwell and 2nd Beeston Scout Groups, along with representatives from our Explorer Scout Units participated in the Royal British Legion Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Beeston, followed by a service in St John’s Parish Church.

Other Scout Groups from Chilwell, Attenborough, Bramcote, Stapleford,  joined local congregations for their Remembrance Sunday services.

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”