Category: News

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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Monopoly Run 2019

Members of Iceni Explorer Unit who are based in Newcastle, have taken part in the 2019 Monopoly Run. This is where teams of Explorer Scouts and Scout Network travel by foot, train and bus to visit famous and specially selected monopoly locations. They compete to gain as many points as possible. 168 teams of Explorers …

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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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Hello 2019

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and new year. Newcastle District has plenty of exciting activities planned for this year, so please make sure you keep an eye on this site, our Facebook page and Twitter account to keep up to date. This year we’ll be doing another full District camp, so watch this …

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Happy Christmas

Newcastle District Scouts would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope to see you all in 2019 for lots more adventurous activities!

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Castle Capers 2020

The District Executive has ratified the appointment of Jay Auckland as Director of Castle Capers 2020, of Steve Broadhurst as the show’s Chairman and of Gavin Eardley as the show’s Treasurer and Business Manager. We are now tasked with the job of putting the various show teams, necessary for a successful activity, together. While it …

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Gone Home: Neil Czwartynski

We are sad to hear of the passing of Neil Czwartynski. Neil was a leader at Silverdale during the mid 1970’s and 1980’s. He was a supporter of the group while his boys Tim and Chris were in the group. It was in April 2000 that he joined the Fellowship and was transferred into the ASU …

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Remembrance Day 2018

Groups from across the District commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War and remembered those killed in wars in their own communities or in Newcastle town centre. Photos can be seen here We Will Remember Them

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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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