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COVID-19 Update (29th March 2021): Following the relaxing of current government guidance, our groups are now able to start meeting back face-to-face. Safety is our number one priority - please speak to your group's volunteers if you want to know more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe. Looking to join the adventure? Get in touch with your local group today using the group finder above.

110th Anniversary Badge Revealed!

Before Christmas, it was announced that there was to be a competition for designing a badge to celebrate our 110th Anniversary.

The winner is Chris from 2nd Beeson. Congratulations Chris!

A massive well done and thank you to all who took part.

Can you help us in 2021?

2020 has been a challenging year for Scouting . We have had to adopt new ways of delivering activities for our youth membership which comply with Government and Scout Association guidelines. These currently allow us to offer COVID-Secure indoor and outdoor activities for ‘bubbles’ of up to 15 young people plus up to 5 leaders per ‘bubble’.

We are aware that many families are keen for their children to join our youth sections. To make this possible we need to appoint additional adult volunteers so we that can maintain the correct ratios of adults to young people at our meetings.

Can you help?

You might be a former Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Scout who would consider helping our current youth membership enjoy Scouting in the same way you did.

Alternatively you might have expertise in fund-raising, or administration and can offer to help in this aspect of Scouting, enabling our existing section leaders focus their attention on providing the exciting and challenging activities that Scouting offers week-by-week.

If you would like to help us, please follow the approriate link below:

Helping with our youth sections*

Supporting our Uniformed Volunteers*

You can reserve a potential place for your child in your local Scout Group or Explorer Unit please contact them using this link.

*All adult (18+) appointments require the volunteer to complete a DBS application. This only takes about 30 minutes and there is no cost to the volunteer.

Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you

Simon Clark (District Commissioner)

Pioneer ESU Monopoly Challenge Success

Around the world in 5 hours? At the end of November, Pioneer ESU took part in a Virtual Monopoly Challenge 2020, hosted by the Hertfordshire Scouts in place of their regular London event. Teams of Scouts, Explorers, Network and Leaders had 5 hours to visit 22 virtual locations, meet local scouts, complete challenges and earn points.

There was a volcanic eruption in Iceland, music in Eswatini, dancing in Sao Paulo, a tea-party in Boston, and a lot of warm winter layers in Ottowa (pictured below).

Success required teamwork, creativity and a healthy sense of fun. Pioneer finished a proud 15th out of 68 overall, making them the 4th placed Explorer team.

Thanks to all the leaders, participants and parents who made this brilliant event possible.

Lest We Forget!

poppy-appealRemembrance Sunday with a difference!

Traditionally Scouts from across SW Notts District have participated in Acts of Remembrance, Parades and church services on Remembrance Sunday.

Sadly this year many parades, including the Civic Remembrance Parade in Besston have been cancelled but we have been with you all in mind and spirit.

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