Category: Cubs

Whitmore Cub Awarded Pride of Birmingham Award!

Huge congratulations to Nate, who is a Cub at 96th Whitmore & Baldwins Gate, on his Pride of Birmingham Award. This wasn’t about being a Scout, this was about friendship, but it certainly demonstrates what being a Scout is all about from the challenge and the commitment, through to the activities he has undertaken. There …

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Face to Face Scouting Returns to Newcastle District

Throughout the COVID lock down, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across the District have been meeting on line as face to face meetings were not possible. However,  after a lot of planning and paperwork (to ensure everyone’s safety) by their Leaders, 65th Madeley’s Cubs have managed to complete a socially distanced walk! Well done Madeley and …

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2019’s District Cub Swimming Gala

Well done to all the Cubs who took part in the District’s Cub swimming gala last night. A total of nine teams took part. St Giles came 1st, Basford & Whitmore 2nd and Westlands came 3rd.

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2019 District Camp – Indaba

Over the weekend of 12 – 14th July 2019, over 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from 14 Groups from across the District, joined together for this year’s District Camp. It was titled ‘Indaba’ which is a Zulu term for ‘tribal conference’. This was only the third full District Camp in 12 years, so it …

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Cub’s Promise Party

Last Friday, Cubs from across Newcastle District went to our Promise Party at the Winter Wonderland ice rink in Hanley. This was held on the exact day that Cub Scouting officially started 100 years ago. The Promise Party was the final event in the celebration of the Cub’s centenary. At exactly 19.16, all the Cubs …

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Happy 100th Birthday Cubs!

It’s 19.16 on Friday 16th December 2016 and Cubs from all over Newcastle are on an ice rink in Hanley, and at their meetings across the District, renewing their Promise as part of the 100th birthday of Cub Scouting. On the 16th December 1916, just a week after 14th Basford started, Cub Scouting, then known …

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Happy 100th Birthday 14th Basford Scout Group

Today we are celebrating the centenary of 14th Basford Scout Group. Exactly 100 years ago today, on 9th December 1916, the boys that would form Basford Scout Troop held their first meeting. This meeting was held while the country was in the middle of the Great War and was just one week before the official …

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iScout at Newcastle’s Food Festival

On Saturday, the District took part in Newcastle Town Centre’s 1st Food Festival. Taking over the area by the Market Cross and Guild Hall, we had raffles, tombola, tea and cakes for sale, cooking pancakes on tin cans, pizza ovens made of cardboard boxes and heated by tealights and a climbing wall. We also had …

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2014’s District Cub’s 5-a-Side Football Tournament

Well Done to all 9 Packs who took part in the Cub District 5-a-side Football Competition at Keele this afternoon. Winning the trophy for the second year running was 36th St. Wulstan’s who beat 15th St Giles in the final 3-1. Well done to 77th Audley who scored the most goals in the competition they …

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Investing Dad

Last week a new Assistant Scout Leader was invested at 79th Holy Trinity Scouts. This is not an unusual event in itself. However, as Simon was invested, the Troop’s flag was held by two Scouts who happened to be his daughters!   Simon was invested by District Commissioner Vera, who the previous week had invested …

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