Category Archive: Scouts

Aug 17 2017

Tea Prepared at Newcastle’s Food Festival 2017

Following on from last year’s Food Festival in Newcastle, members of the District will be again attending the Food Festival this year. On Saturday 16th September 2017, our Scouts will be serving teas, coffees and refreshments, having a chocolate tombola, a cake stall and a climbing wall. All this is being done to raise money …

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Jun 02 2017

It’s Volunteers’ Week!

This week, from 1st – 7th June is Volunteers’ Week! Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. It’s run by NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary …

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Apr 14 2017

The Co-Op Community Fund

Newcastle District have been chosen to be recipients of the Co-Op Community Fund for the next 6 months. When Co-Op Members buy Co-op branded products and services, the Co-op will give 1% to a local cause. Your support can help raise more for causes in your community. Go online coop.co.uk/membership and make us your cause!

Permanent link to this article: https://newcastledistrictscouts.org.uk/2017/04/the-co-op-community-fund/

Mar 21 2017

District Night Hike

On Saturday 18th March 80 Scouts, along with 40 Leaders and young leaders from all across Newcastle District, descended upon the Guide campsite at Maer. After pitching their tents and then helping their Leaders pitch theirs, the Scouts started the afternoons activities: Learning how to use and read 6 figure grid references. How to use …

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Nov 11 2016

Newcastle District Scouts Remember

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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Sep 19 2016

iScout at Newcastle’s Food Festival

On Saturday, the District took part in Newcastle Town Centre’s 1st Food Festival. Taking over the area by the Market Cross and Guild Hall, we had raffles, tombola, tea and cakes for sale, cooking pancakes on tin cans, pizza ovens made of cardboard boxes and heated by tealights and a climbing wall. We also had …

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Jun 06 2016

79th Clayton Scout’s Million Hands Project

79th Clayton’s Scouts have decided to take part in the Million Hands Project (click the link to find out more). The Troop decided to look at Mental Health (this is one of the areas of the project) as they thought this is an issue that is rarely discussed and people don’t really think of mental issues …

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Jan 27 2016

Castle Capers 2016: The Rehearsals

Rehearsals for the District’s Gang Show, Castle Capers, are progressing well. Photos of the cast learning their lines, their songs and their moves are now in the Gallery. You  can see our talented young people getting ready for their performances here.

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Jan 07 2016

2016: Gangshows, Birthdays and More!

It’s 2016 and we hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. 2016 should be an exciting year for the District. We’re putting on our Gang Show, Castle Capers, at the end of March – we hope to see you there! It’s Beaver Scouting’s 30th birthday and Cub Scouting’s 100th birthday this year. There will …

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Nov 15 2015

We Remembered

  Last week, Groups from all over the District took part in Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day Acts of Commemoration. Before that, however, a number of Groups, including 1st Porthill, 19th Red Street, 25th Knutton & 87th Holy Trinity, took time to clean their local War Memorials. You can see some of what our Groups got …

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