Category: Scouts

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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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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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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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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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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Castle Capers 2016 is Coming

The first Castle Capers get together will be on Sunday 15th November from 2 – 5pm. Rehearsals start on Friday 20th November for Leaders, Network, Explorers and Scouts. Rehearsals for Cubs and Beavers start in the new year. The show has a new website www.castlecapersgangshow.co.uk which will be filled with more information as the show gets closer. …

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Roll of Honour

Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle Division Roll of Honour We are proud to announce that following on from last year’s District Roll of Honour, it has been expanded to cover the whole of North Staffordshire. It commemorates those Scouts from Newcastle and the Potteries who have been killed in armed conflicts since the beginning of the First …

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Explorers Mark Armed Forces Day

Explorer Scouts and Scout Leaders joined Newcastle Borough Mayor, Cllr Sandra Hambleton, this morning to raise a flag in Queen’s Gardens, Newcastle to mark Armed Forces Day. They were joined by representatives from The Royal British Legion, standard bearers from local ex-servicemen associations and local cadets. Cllr. Hambleton said: “The ceremony is an opportunity to show …

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2015 District Cub’s Sports Evening

On Wednesday evening last week (3rd June), 11 Cub Packs took part in our annual Sports Evening held at Hempstalls Primary School. Photo courtesy of Shaun McDonagh (click on it to see the action!). Races included sprint, egg & spoon, sack, obstacle, skipping, 3 legged and many more.  The wheelbarrow race was especially exciting as our District …

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The Nepal Earthquake and Nepalese Scouts

Below is part of an appeal by Rabin Dahal, Chief Commissioner Nepal Scouts:-   “On Saturday 25 April 2015 (April 12, 2072 in the Nepali calendar) we have witnessed the most destructive earthquake to reach our country resulting in over 5,000 deaths and many more injured or homeless. The Nepal Scouts pay a heartfelt tribute …

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