Listen to our District Secretary Dot on Radio Stoke talking about receiving the British Empire Medal.
Oct 13 2020
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Oct 10 2020
The Queen’s Birthday Honours were released today October 10th 2020.
I am sure you would like to join me in congratulating, Mrs Dorothy (Dot) Bailey on being awarded The British Empire Medal for services to Scouting.
Dot is an integral part of our District and is currently our District Secretary. She has supported Scouting locally for over 40 years, and has continued to work tirelessly at both Group and District Level, in a variety of roles for the benefit of the young people within the Association; this is in addition to her responsibilities as a County Training Advisor.
Dot’s commitment, passion and enthusiasm to the District and Scouting as a whole is unquestionable, goes beyond the norm, in ensuring Scouting is moving forward and relevant, and I am delighted she has received national recognition from H.M. The Queen.
B…R….A…V….O…….. and Thank You.
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Aug 07 2020
Huge congratulations to Nate, who is a Cub at 96th Whitmore & Baldwins Gate, on his Pride of Birmingham Award. This wasn’t about being a Scout, this was about friendship, but it certainly demonstrates what being a Scout is all about from the challenge and the commitment, through to the activities he has undertaken.
There is a special appearance by a well known Scout though!
Well done Nate and thanks to those that have supported him. He’s the first up in the video. It’s a lovely watch and something to watch with your young people.
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Jul 24 2020
Throughout the COVID lock down, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across the District have been meeting on line as face to face meetings were not possible.
However, after a lot of planning and paperwork (to ensure everyone’s safety) by their Leaders, 65th Madeley’s Cubs have managed to complete a socially distanced walk!
Well done Madeley and we hope this is the start of a return to face to face Scouting across the District!
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May 06 2020
We have set up a Just Giving page to enable groups or individuals to support Scouting across the area through donations. All money donated will go directly to the District to support Scouting across the area once the Corona virus emergency has ended.
Please click on the link to donate or start fundraising.
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Apr 28 2020
At this time of year, we normally hold our St. George’s Day Parade and Promise renewal in Newcastle Town Centre.
It wasn’t possible to do it this year due to the Corona virus situation, so instead a virtual St. George’s Day was done instead. We’ve produced this video with the Promise renewals and some special guests.
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Mar 29 2020
In these uncertain and worrying times, we have some good news.
Back in February, Gary Peake, Cub Leader from 107th Westlands Group, travelled to London (before the current restrictions) to record a song with Jon Bon Jovi with the Invictus Games Choir at Abbey Road Studios. Oh and Prince Harry was there as well!
The Invictus Games Choir are a music group formed of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women from the Armed Forces. Through music and choral singing, the group endeavours to support participants in their recovery, with people of all singing abilities accepted.
You can see Gary prominently .at 1:46 in the video. Thank you Gary.
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Mar 25 2020
Following the nationwide restrictions that have been put in place due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, the difficult decision has been made to postpone Castle Capers 2020.
We are currently exploring options for the show to take place later in the year and details, with regard to this, will follow in due course. Any individuals who had purchased tickets for this year’s show will receive a full refund in due course.
We would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the in Capers 2020 so far, they have been incredible.
“Side by side, heart to heart, we can finish anything we start”.
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Mar 09 2020
The show was featured in the news on Hitmix Radio last week. You can listen below.
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