Adult Awards

“I’m really pleased to be able to tell you that the following members of our District have been nominated and approved to receive awards.

As you know we would normally keep this quiet, and announce it “this is your life style surprise” at an event.

In these very strange times, we have been given permission to tell recipients, and they will receive their awards when they have been processed. this may take some time.

It’s very nice to have some positive news to share and lift the spirits, I have been able to speak to each recipient and thank them for their contribution to their groups, our District, and most importantly so many young people’s lives. Congratulations to:

Don Hickton : Porthill,  Award for Merit

Jon Mycock: Westlands,  Award for Merit.

Gavin Eardley: St Wulstans , Chief Scouts Commendation for Good service.

Ian Pritchard: Basford,  Award for Merit.

Chris Dunn : Silverdale,  Award for Merit.”

Vera Bloor – District Commissioner

You can read more about  the awards by licking on this link.

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Dot Bailey B.E.M. on Radio Stoke

Listen to our District Secretary Dot on Radio Stoke talking about receiving the British Empire Medal.

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Congratulations: Dot Bailey BEM

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.

Vera Bloor
District Commissioner

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Whitmore Cub Awarded Pride of Birmingham Award!

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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Face to Face Scouting Returns to Newcastle District

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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Just Giving for Newcastle District Scouts

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.

Thank you

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St. George’s Day Parade

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.

Enjoy watching.

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Gone Home: Dianne Harvey

We are saddened to hear of the death of Dianne Harvey. Dianne was a Leader in Stone for many years and a great supporter of Stone Gang Show.

We would like to pass on our condolences to her family and her friends in Stone District and Gang Show.

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Good News: The Invictus Games Choir

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.

The song ‘Unbroken’, was recorded to support the Invictus Games Foundation and you can buy a copy of the song by clicking this link.

You can see Gary prominently .at 1:46 in the video. Thank you Gary.

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Castle Capers 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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