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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”

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.

Volunteering Opportunities

bear_grylls_chief_scout_250x375It is no secret that Scouting is FUN – not just for our young members, but also for the adult volunteers that work with the sections or help behind the scenes!

We are seeking additional adult volunteers to to help us in SW Notts District. Ideas of how you can help are goven below;

Management Roles

This could be as a Group Scout Leader or as a member of the wider District Team.

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