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News about the District

Gone Home: Ron Broadhurst

We are very sad to hear of the death of Ron Broadhurst. From his son, and amongst other things, former District Commissioner, Steve: Some of you might remember father as District Chair or District Commissioner….. if you can remember that far back. Some of you might remember him for his work with Screamline or in …

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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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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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Grow Fest 2019

On Saturday 21st September 2019, as in previous years, members of the District took part Grow Fest (formally Food Fest) in Newcastle Town Centre. Taking over the area by the Market Cross and Guild Hall, we had raffles, tombola, tea and cakes for sale and a climbing wall. These were all provided by members of …

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2019 District Camp – Indaba The Video

A video from the District Camp.  

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Gone Home: Jill Griffiths

We are sad to announce the untimely passing of Jill Griffiths. Jill formerly held the post of Assistant District Commissioner Cubs and was Akela at 107th Westlands for many years. Jill joined Newcastle from her native Manchester where she began her time in Scouting. She will be sadly missed. Funeral details to be announced. Scout …

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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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Snowdon Mountain Weekend

On Friday 14th June 2019, 8 Scouts and 7 Explorers from across Newcastle District travelled to Snowdonia, North Wales. Their aim was to climb Mount Snowdon; at 1085m (3560 ft) Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. We had a relaxed Friday evening, discussing our proposed route, kit and emergency scenarios. At 6 …

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2019 St. George’s Day Parade

On Sunday 28th April 2019, Newcastle District Scouts held their St. George’s Day Parade. This was held outside for the first time ever in the High Street by the Guildhall. This event was organised by the District Youth Executive, and at their request and design, was a mixture of tradition, with some interesting new twists! …

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Silver Acorn: David Gray

We are very pleased to announce that David Gray, our Deputy District Commissioner, has been awarded the Silver Acorn in the 2019  St.  George’s  Day  Awards. The Silver Acorn is awarded for not less than 20 years of specially distinguished service. Congratulations Dave!

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