Category: Scouts

2019 District Camp – Indaba

Over the weekend of 12 – 14th July 2019, over 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from 14 Groups from across the District, joined together for this year’s District Camp. It was titled ‘Indaba’ which is a Zulu term for ‘tribal conference’. This was only the third full District Camp in 12 years, so it …

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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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New Scout Troop Opens at 94th Keele

We are really pleased to announce that a new Scout Troop has opened at 94th Keele.  They have 2 brand new members and a number of Cubs joining them from Keele’s Cub Pack. Many congratulations to Keele for opening a new Troop in the District and we wish them much success! They also have a …

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79th Clayton Scouts Trip to Norway

79th Clayton – Strand Jorpeland 2018 Over the past 14 years Mitchell Troop Scouts have established and upheld a close relationship with a Scout group based in Strand Jorpeland, Norway. We first met this group at the International Friendship Camp at Kibblestone in 2004. We hosted them again at the IFC 2008 and 2012. In …

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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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