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.
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.
Scouts 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.
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.
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.
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.