Category: News

D.C. Vera on BBC Radio Stoke

Our District Commissioner, Vera, was on BBC Radio Stoke this morning (Thursday 29/10/2020) talking about the challenges of Scouting during lockdown and the new challenges of fundraising this year. Listen below.  

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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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Congratulations: Dot Bailey BEM

The Queen’s Birthday Honours were released today October 10th 2020. I am sure you would like to join me in congratulating, Mrs Dorothy (Dot) Bailey on being awarded The British Empire Medal for services to Scouting. Dot is an integral part of our District and is currently our District Secretary. She has supported Scouting locally …

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Whitmore Cub Awarded Pride of Birmingham Award!

Huge congratulations to Nate, who is a Cub at 96th Whitmore & Baldwins Gate, on his Pride of Birmingham Award. This wasn’t about being a Scout, this was about friendship, but it certainly demonstrates what being a Scout is all about from the challenge and the commitment, through to the activities he has undertaken. There …

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Face to Face Scouting Returns to Newcastle District

Throughout the COVID lock down, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across the District have been meeting on line as face to face meetings were not possible. However,  after a lot of planning and paperwork (to ensure everyone’s safety) by their Leaders, 65th Madeley’s Cubs have managed to complete a socially distanced walk! Well done Madeley and …

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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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Good News: The Invictus Games Choir

In these uncertain and worrying times, we have some good news. Back in February, Gary Peake, Cub Leader from 107th Westlands Group, travelled to London (before the current restrictions) to record a song with Jon Bon Jovi with the Invictus Games Choir at Abbey Road Studios. Oh and Prince Harry was there as well! The …

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Castle Capers 2020

Following the nationwide restrictions that have been put in place due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, the difficult decision has been made to postpone Castle Capers 2020. We are currently exploring options for the show to take place later in the year and details, with regard to this, will follow in due course. Any individuals …

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Capers on the Radio

The show was featured in the news on Hitmix Radio last week. You can listen below.

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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 …

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