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News about the District

Paul Wilkinson’s Funeral

On Tuesday 22/06/2021, we said goodbye to District Leader, 87th Holy Trinity Leader and friend, Paul Wilkinson. his funeral was held at St. Mary’s Church, Knutton. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions, the number of people able to attend was limited, so a video of the funeral was made. This can be seen below. The …

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Paul Wilkinson: Gone Home

Newcastle District is devastated to hear that Paul Wilkinson, Leader from 87th Holy Trinity Scout Group, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this morning (Wednesday 26th May 2021). Paul was a dedicated and talented Leader, who brought his own unique style, friendship and enthusiasm to Scouting in our District and more broadly across the County to …

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St. George’s Day 2021

The 2021 St. George’s Day celebrations and Promise renewals have, like last year, had to be online due to the COVID pandemic. However, a live event was hosted in Queen’s Gardens in Newcastle, where we normally meet up for our parade. You can see the video below. Hopefully, in 2022, we will be back in …

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Gretta Bloor: Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct

We are very please to announce that Gretta Bloor has been awarded the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct Medal. Gretta has been involved in Scouting for over 35 years, and her dedication and support to Newcastle District, and more broadly Staffordshire, has been recognised previously in the award of long service and the prestigious …

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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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