Category: Explorers

Iceni Explorers Sailing at Colwyn Bay

On Saturday 11th October, Iceni Explorer Unit headed off to Colwyn Bay to the Watersports Centre. Travelling by train kept the costs down, and the Colwyn Bay railway station is literally within sight of the Centre so easy to find and walk to. The group had booked a half day session on the water and …

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Centurion Explorer’s Canadian Expedition

Centurion Explorers spent some time in Canada this summer. Here is what they got up to – A little over 2 years ago now, the Leaders at Centurion were talking about how good it was to take the Explorers to Canada Toronto some 5 years a ago and we thought could we do it again …

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Explorer’s Training & Assessment Weekend

Last weekend the District Explorers had a number of groups out on expeditions and assessments. We had 4 groups walking for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award from Friday – Sunday: a total of 17 Explorers We also had an additional 5 groups walking for their Bronze Award on Saturday and Sunday: a total of …

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From the DC’s Postbag!

Our District Commissioner Steve, has recently received two letters from people outside of Scouting, about a couple of events that have happened within the District and he would like to share them. The first one is from Mr. Ian Dudson, the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, regarding Castle Capers. Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and …

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Newcastle District Takes Over Windsor!

Our six Queen’s Scouts As was mentioned in the previous post six Scouts from Newcastle District went to the Windsor Parade, where they saw the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls and the President of the Scout Association, HRH Duke of Kent. This is an unprecedented number of Scouts from our District attending the parade and we are …

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Chief Scout Bear Grylls to Recognise Scouts’ Top Achievers

Isobella Emmens, Kaleisha Emmens, Christopher Eyton-Jones, Sion Hughes, Charlotte Pritchard and Jack Stanyer, from Newcastle District Scouts, are joining over 500 Scouts from across the UK on Sunday 27 April 2014 to be honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Award, the highest honour in Scouting …

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Castle Capers 2014 is Almost Here!

Tomorrow night (Tuesday) is the first night of our District’s Gang Show, Castle Capers. Many hundreds of hours of hard work and rehearsing have been put in by the cast and those working behind the scenes to produce this year’s show, which is it’s 40th anniversary. The show is being staged at the Mitchell Arts …

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Castle Capers Gang Show – Less Than a Month Away!

Our Gang Show, Castle Capers is less than a month away! Tickets are available to NOW! The show, which is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, will be staged at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th April 2014. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions, except the …

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Explorer Awards Evening 2013

In December 2013 The Explorer and Network Scouts in Newcastle celebrated their successes at Keele. A lecture theatre was booked for the evening and the young people were invited to event along with their families and leadership teams. A range of Awards were presented during the evening by the unit leaders and the County Commissioner. …

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2015 Jamboree

We are pleased to announce that six of the District’s Explorers – Alexander, Hugo, Jodie, Laurence, Nakita & Sarah – will be representing Newcastle District in Staffordshire’s contingent to the 2015 Jamboree in Japan. Congratulations to all six for being selected. You will be able to read more about the Jamboree as it gets closer, …

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