Jan 28 2019
2019 marks the last #YouShape month as youth shaped Scouting becomes a more integral part of our programme, as with previous years there are a range of resources available to inspire your youth shaped programme as well as the opportunity to grab your last #YouthShape badge!
For the past few years, February has been #YouShape month, promoting young people working in partnership with adults to shape their scouting adventure, and giving them the opportunity to lead.
Why not try ‘Pizza review’ for getting programme ideas for Beavers or a Debate night for your Explorers, there are a range of resources available for every section on the Scouts website, these can be accessed by clicking here.
And don’t forget to keep the county team up to date on your youth shaped scouting adventures for the chance to earn your #YouShape certificate! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Jan 25 2019
The Mountain Team have taken on board the demand for the Hillwalking courses and have added an additional date to this years calendar. They will be offering a course to cover training only (NO ASSESMENTS). The details are below.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a 1st come basis
Course Dates: April 6th and 7th 2019.
Venue: Edale Car Park. SK124853 on the Saturday and Sunday mornings. (subject to change, see below).
Times: 9.45 am to 5.00 pm
Places: Maximum of 20.
Please contact the County Office to book a place.
Description: This course will provide training in all aspects of the Scout requirements of the T1 Hill Walking permit. It will focus on navigation techniques, route planning, group management, equipment etc. The course will be aimed at leaders with little or no experience who may want to see if leading groups in the hills is for them, through to more experienced walkers who wish to improve their skills or even have the chance of a mock assessment. There will be no opportunity for assessment, as we plan to continue to base all assessments around the venue that we use in Snowdonia. There will be several County Instructors on hand and the training will be tailored to the needs of the trainees. We will be aiming for a ratio of 1 instructor to 4 trainees. On the Tuesday prior to that weekend there will be an evening theory session, giving trainees the chance to meet the team, cover some theory work, POR etc and plan routes for the weekend. This will run from 7.30 to 9.30 at a location to be determined, but probably a Scout HQ in Stafford. As a result of this meeting the venue for Saturday or Sunday may change.
Jan 22 2019
Expedition Challenge Weekend – Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May 2019
Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
COST Scouts £15 Adults / Young Leader £10
Any Scouts welcome, no experience required!
Plan your route on the Friday, complete it over Saturday and Sunday. Attend for training or to complete the challenge if you have expedition experience.
Leaders will be available to support everyone
Booking via the County office
Please see the below documents for more information.
Jan 21 2019
We have been trying to find a permanent District Commissioner for Potteries North District for some time now and we are now in a position to welcome a new DC to the role.
Following the search and interviews for the next District Commissioner I am pleased to say that Dale Harrison has agreed to take on the role, this will start from 1st February 2019. I am sure you will congratulate Dale and give your support to him in the role as he looks forward to taking Potteries North along the next stage of its Scouting journey.
I am sure that you will join me in thanking Colin Greatbatch and Don Longhurst for everything they have done during the interregnum, leaving a solid base for the new DC.
Yours in Scouting
Dec 21 2018
Nov 11 2018
For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
LAURENCE BINYON 1914
We Remember all killed in war and especially those Staffordshire Scouts killed while serving their country.
Oct 23 2018
To All County Members
New County Opportunities
Oct 09 2018