Category: District

News about the District

Congratulations: Mike Deakin BEM

We are very pleased to announce that that District Active Support Manager, Mike Deakin, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Scouting in the New Years Honours. Mike has been involved with Scouting and especially the 74th Silverdale Group for 70 years. This is honour well deserved and we send Mike our …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2021/01/congratulations-mike-deakin-bem/

Happy Christmas

Well, its been one crazy year, we went into 2020 with plans for District Events, Weekend Activities, Summer Camps and Gang Shows which by April all had to be packed away. During all of the year though all our adult volunteers have endeavoured to provide activities for the young people in the District within the …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/12/happy-christmas-3/

Newcastle District Scouts Remember The Fallen

In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/11/newcastle-district-scouts-remember-the-fallen-4/

Adult Awards

“I’m really pleased to be able to tell you that the following members of our District have been nominated and approved to receive awards. As you know we would normally keep this quiet, and announce it “this is your life style surprise” at an event. In these very strange times, we have been given permission …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/10/adult-awards/

Dot Bailey B.E.M. on Radio Stoke

Listen to our District Secretary Dot on Radio Stoke talking about receiving the British Empire Medal.

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/10/dot-bailey-b-e-m-on-radio-stoke/

Just Giving for Newcastle District Scouts

We have set up a Just Giving page to enable groups or individuals to support Scouting across the area through donations.  All money donated will go directly to the District to support Scouting across the area once the Corona virus emergency has ended. Please click on the link to donate or start fundraising. https://www.justgiving.com/newcastledistrictscouts Thank …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/05/just-giving-for-newcastle-district-scouts/

St. George’s Day Parade

At this time of year, we normally hold our St. George’s Day Parade and Promise renewal in Newcastle Town Centre. It wasn’t possible to do it this year due to the Corona virus situation, so instead a virtual St. George’s Day was done instead. We’ve produced this video with the Promise renewals and some special …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/04/st-georges-day-parade-4/

Gone Home: Dianne Harvey

We are saddened to hear of the death of Dianne Harvey. Dianne was a Leader in Stone for many years and a great supporter of Stone Gang Show. We would like to pass on our condolences to her family and her friends in Stone District and Gang Show.

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/04/gone-home-dianne-harvey/

Curtain Call for the “Capers” Cast of 1980

Castle Capers is back, and this year Newcastle’s very own Scout Gang Show is celebrating a very special anniversary. It’s forty years since the variety performance, which brings together young people and leaders from across the district, was awarded “red necker status”. Newcastle District Commissioner Vera Bloor says “not every Scout show, can call itself …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/03/curtain-call-for-the-capers-cast-of-1980/

Leaders Learn First aid

A great day was had on Saturday. with Newcastle District Scout leaders doing first aid training as part of the  training for their roles. There was lots of learning, even for those who had done first aid before.   CPR (resuscitation ), use of a defibrillator and treatment of a variety of injuries and illnesses. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2020/02/leaders-learn-first-aid/