New ADC Scouts

I am very pleased to be able to announce that the District now has a new ADC (Scouts). Ian Emmens has been appointed to replace Chris Durham. Ian has been a Scout Leader at the 15th for a number of…

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Flying High Gang Show

Flying High 2011, is the 79th URC’s gang show. It is on at United Reformed Church, Stafford Avenue, Clayton on Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May. Tickets are £7.00 for adults and £5 concessions with a discount for block…

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Barbara Davies (St Giles and St George’s Group and Training Adviser) on the announcement in Scouting Magazine of her being awarded the Silver Acorn in this year’s 2011 St George’s Day Awards. She is in good company –…

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Don’t Raise Our Rents

Please take the time to visit the Don’t Raise Our Rents website and sign the petition against unfair rises in rent paid by Groups with their own buildings. ;

77th Audley Scout Group – Can You Help?

Audley Scout Group has always been, and still is, a very successful Group, but over the last two years or so has lost a number of Leaders, mainly through changes in job circumstances, and is really struggling to cope and…

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DESC Appointment

I am extremely pleased to be able to inform you that I have appointed Paul Kelsall and Viv Bradford as joint DESC (District Explorer Scout Commissioner). The splitting of the role needs to be done carefully and with full consultation…

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District Swimming Gala

The Scout’s annual District Swimming Gala took place today. In first place came the team from 15th St. George & St. Giles, in second place was 87th Holy Trinity and third place was 1st Porthill. Congratulations to all those who…

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Success

Newcastle has a real problem with success!! Over the last few years the number of youngsters taking-up the Duke of Edinburgh Award within the Explorer section has been very healthy indeed and the District should be extremely proud of the…

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Census Figures

The annual census figures are now complete. The total membership of the District is now 974. This is up from last year and is the fifth year of increase in membership. We now have the highest adult membership (190) since…

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