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COVID-19 Update: Under government guidelines in March all Scouting Activities were suspended until further notice. We are now beginning our plans for a phased restart. You can find details about this here.
Meanwhile, we continue to offer our Scouting from Home programme, more info can be found here.

‘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.

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.