Category: Scouts

Mark Wainwright: Gone Home

It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the sudden and untimely death of Mark Wainwright, Scout Leader at 87th Stoke on Trent and Newcastle, Holy Trinity Scout Group, earlier today (Sunday 22nd February). Our deepest condolences go out to Mark’s family, Ellen, Emma and Adam, and his friends and colleagues. Mark was …

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Newcastle Leader heads off to Volunteer in the Philippines

On 8th January 2015, Sarah Bradford, a local Scout leader, will head off the with VSO team to start a 3 month home host programme in the Philippines. Working with Deaf and Disabled children she will be paired with a local young person and will live with them and their family for the duration of …

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Costume Hire

Looking for a costume(s) for a show or even for a fancy dress party? Screamline Costume Hire can help you. The Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle Gang Show, Screamline, always needed a lot of costumes. Be that men dressing as women, boys dressing as penguins or anything in between. These costumes were all stored in a room …

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Winter Wonderland Skating

On Monday 8th December 2014 is Newcastle District’s chance to have a go at Ice Skating in Newcastle. £5 PER CHILD WITH LEADERS FREE To get this fantastic offer please make sure that you are in uniform – necker at the very least – and arrive from 6.30pm onwards. You will be on the ice …

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Investing Dad

Last week a new Assistant Scout Leader was invested at 79th Holy Trinity Scouts. This is not an unusual event in itself. However, as Simon was invested, the Troop’s flag was held by two Scouts who happened to be his daughters!   Simon was invested by District Commissioner Vera, who the previous week had invested …

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Newcastle District’s Roll of Honour

With Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day coming up, we are proud to announce we now have a Roll of Honour which commemorates those Scouts from Newcastle who were killed in armed conflicts since the beginning of the First World War just over 100 years ago. Newcastle District Roll of Honour Only the members of three …

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Photos from iScout for Dougie Mac

Lots of photos were taken at our iScout for Dougie Mac event last weekend. Not only in the Town Centre itself, but also by the Groups who were doing their own activities in and around the District. All of the photos have been put in our new photo galley which can be viewed here. In Town …

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2014 St. George’s Day Parade

Crowds of people saw over 500 Scouts and Guides from Newcastle parade through the town on Sunday, as they celebrated England’s patron saint. The Ironmarket was packed with members of the public who came to see off the St. George’s Day parade from Queen’s Gardens and was lead by 1st Porthill Scout Group’s Drum Corps. …

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New Assistant District Commissioner Scouts

Ian Emmens has been asked by Vera (and myself) if he would consider taking on the role of ADC Scouts once again. His name was one of three that were nominated for the role and we would both like to thank those who took the trouble to nominate individuals for the role (or who nominated …

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Castle Capers 2014 is Almost Here!

Tomorrow night (Tuesday) is the first night of our District’s Gang Show, Castle Capers. Many hundreds of hours of hard work and rehearsing have been put in by the cast and those working behind the scenes to produce this year’s show, which is it’s 40th anniversary. The show is being staged at the Mitchell Arts …

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