Category: District

News about the District

Prince Philip: Gone Home

Newcastle District Scouts are very sad to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip. Steadfast in his support to Her Majesty, The Queen, and he had the foresight before many others for conservation work & in setting up the Duke of Edinburgh scheme which has inspired and enabled countless young people . This is …

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You shop. Newcastle District Scouts gets money. Free.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Newcastle District Scouts with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dot Bailey B.E.M. on Radio Stoke

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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