Category: News

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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Paul Bailey: Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct

Many congratulations to Paul Bailey from 14th Basford Group, on being awarded the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct Medal. Group Scout Leader Ian said “Paul does so much for our Group, very well deserved!” Paul works as a volunteer for the Stroke Association going onto two stroke wards giving advice and information. He also …

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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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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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