Leaders Learn First aid

A great day was had on Saturday. with Newcastle District Scout leaders doing first aid training as part of the  training for their roles. There was lots of learning, even for those who had done first aid before.   CPR (resuscitation ), use of a defibrillator and treatment of a variety of injuries and illnesses.
Thank you to everyone who took part, volunteering their day to learn for the benefit of others, helping ensure the safety of our young people, volunteer leaders and the community. Also to Gary Peake our instructor for an extremely professional course.
Lots of ‘theatrical’ injuries!

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Grant from the County Council

Newcastle District Scouts are very pleased to announce that all 15 non-school groups are set to receive £50 each to be used for the purchase of –
“Craft materials & stationary provision for Scout groups across the District will enable artistic and craft activities to take place”

This funding is as a result of our DC, Vera’s, successful bid to the Staffordshire County Council “People Helping People Fund”.

Local Councillors that have contributed to this appeal are –
John Cooper (Bradwell, Porthill and Wolstanton)
Dave Jones (Knutton and Silverdale)
Trevor Johnson (May Bank and Cross Heath)
Stephen Sweeney (Newcastle South)
Simon Tagg (Westlands and Thistleberry)

We would like pass on our grateful thanks to the County Councillors for their generosity.

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Hello There, It’s 2020!

We hope everyone had a great Christmas and new year.

Newcastle District has plenty of exciting activities planned for this year, so please make sure you keep an eye on this site, our Facebook page and Twitter account to keep up to date.

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Christmas Carol Concert

We are very please to announce that following the Beavers and Cubs Christmas Carol Concert held at St Giles Church service on 2nd December, we donated £240 to the Newcastle Staffs Foodbank as a result of the collection.

Happy Christmas.

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Happy Christmas

Newcastle District Scouts would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!tree-183x300

We hope to see you all in 2020 for lots more adventurous activities!

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Gone Home: Ron Broadhurst

We are very sad to hear of the death of Ron Broadhurst.

From his son, and amongst other things, former District Commissioner, Steve:

Some of you might remember father as District Chair or District Commissioner….. if you can remember that far back. Some of you might remember him for his work with Screamline or in starting Castle Capers back in 1974.

In fact father had been in the Boys Brigade as a youngster and when he wanted to help his shy, introverted son he found the local Cub Pack (Basford). He supported and fundraised at Basford and then was asked to help Screamline with compiling the programmes and the District as Chair. While District Chair he attended a Basford AGM where some leaders performed a barbers shop song and “Gaudete”. He turned to the then District Commissioner and asked if he felt there was enough talent to put on a Gang Show in Newcastle. The rest is clichéd history.

When the District Commissioner disappeared, Peter Moxon, the County Commissoner, asked father to take on the role of District Commissioner and find his own replacement – he did both tasks, as well as negotiating the sale of the Newcastle HQ with the Guides.

He continued to be a member of the Fellowship (pre-Adult Support Unit), was awarded a Silver Acorn and was Vice-President of the District.

Since September he has been battling with discomfort and pain, finally leaving us on December 12th just a week shy of his 92nd birthday.

Steve Broadhurst

Our thoughts are with Steve and his family.

Upadte 27/12/2019: Ron’s funeral will be at Carmountside Crematorium  on 2nd January at 3.00pm.
Notice will be in Sentinel and online (Sentinel) shortly.
Only family flowers but donations to Newcastle District Scouts welcomed.

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Newcastle District Scouts Remember The Fallen

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 we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae, May 1915


We remember all killed in war and especially those Newcastle and Potteries Scouts killed serving their country and we are proud to commemorate them on this Roll of Honour.

Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle Division Roll of Honour

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2019’s District Cub Swimming Gala

Well done to all the Cubs who took part in the District’s Cub swimming gala last night.

A total of nine teams took part.

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St Giles came 1st, Basford & Whitmore 2nd and Westlands came 3rd.

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Grow Fest 2019

On Saturday 21st September 2019, as in previous years, members of the District took part Grow Fest (formally Food Fest) in Newcastle Town Centre.

Taking over the area by the Market Cross and Guild Hall, we had raffles, tombola, tea and cakes for sale and a climbing wall. These were all provided by members of 36th St. Wulstans Group and 96th Whitmore & Baldwins Gate Group. The Drums of 1st Porthill Group played at various points during the day.

The day also saw the old tradition of a ‘Mock Mayor‘ being revisited.

After the Mock Mayor was elected, our County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst, The Worshipful the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme Councillor Simon White & Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mr Ian Dudson presented long service awards and good service awards to various adult Leaders.

More photos can be seen in the gallery.

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2019 District Camp – Indaba The Video

A video from the District Camp.


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