Could You Be the County Chair?

To All County Members

The County are looking to appoint a new County Chair.
The role of the Chair is to lead the Executive Committee, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities within the County. The Chair will work closely with the County Commissioner to achieve the purpose of The Scout Association through the development of local Scouting, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
Please click on the link below to find out more information on the role

Executive Committee Roles | Scouts

If you would be interested in the role please email the County Office – admin@staffordshirescouts.org.uk 

25th World Scout Jamboree (Korea 2023) – Young Person selection

It’s time to roar! 

The 25th World Scout Jamboree is in Korea in 2023, and we are now starting the process of finding 36 Young People to be part of our Staffordshire Jamboree Unit.

Please find below documents to pass on to young people in your sections who were born between 22th July 2005 and 29th July 2009.  We want to make this the most inclusive Jamboree Unit ever and really need your help to spread the word and encourage young people to apply.  The selection process isn’t scary and from previous experience young people will learn skills for life throughout the process even if they aren’t selected, from filling the form in to meeting others from around the County and finding out more about Scouting in Staffordshire as well as around the World if they are invited to our selection weekend.

There is a flyer, a summary of the Jamboree, selection information and an application form.  There is also a reference form for leaders to fill in for their young people for us to get a different insight into those applying.

Hopefully all the information makes sense but if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  We are running some online road shows for any young people (dates in the Selection Information document) and/or their parents/guardians (and leaders who want to find out more) to join for previous participants to talk about their experiences and for us to answer any queries about the experience or the selection process.  We are also happy to come out to Explorer Units/Scout Groups to go through this face to face.  Please do get in touch!

Documents

00 – Postcard Flyer

01 – Applicant – Summary

02 – 25-WSJ-YP-application-form-final

03 – Staffordshire-wsj25-yp-selection-information

04 – 24-WSJ-YP-reference-form-final 

We want young people to come together as a County Unit to be part of the UK Contingent who are going to Think Big, Dream Wild and Act Together.

Yours in Scouting,

Paul Creaser

Deputy County Commissioner

Please note, all documents will be available here

Young Leader Training Weekend – October 2021

We’re pleased to announce that we will be running a residential Young Leaders training weekend again this October 1st to 3rd. We will be running both our Inspire and Vision courses at this weekend.

Please click here for more information.

 

Please could you share this with any Young Leaders that you have in your groups.

25th World Scout Jamboree 2023 – Adult leader recruitment

I’m so pleased to be starting our adult leader recruitment for the 2023 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea for our Staffordshire Unit! We are looking for 1 Unit leader, 1 Deputy Unit Leader and 2 Assistant Unit leaders, to make up a fantastic team to lead our young people (who will be selected later in the year). Please see attached role profiles for all these roles, and really encourage you to get in touch if you want to chat about!

Organising, coordinating and being responsible for 36 young people, helping them grow and develop and get the most out of the experience isn’t easy but it is hugely rewarding.

There is a recruitment letter and application form is below. The application process is outlined, but if you have any questions let us know.

There will be other adult roles available for the World Scout Jamboree, including International Service team, and we are happy to discuss the options that will be available.

Yours in Scouting,

Paul Creaser
Deputy County Commissioner

01 – 25thWSJ – Recruitment letter and form

02 – 25thWSJ – Unit Leader role profile

03 – 25thWSJ – Deputy Unit Leader role profile

04 – 25thWSJ – Assistant Unit Leader role profile

Duke of Edinburgh Award Enrolment

We are pleased to announce that our Duke of Edinburgh Award enrolment page is now available again.

Please click this link.

 

Virtual St. George’s Day 2021

Our St. George’s Day celebrations and Promise renewals are virtual again in 2021.

This year we celebrate our ‘Heroes within’. The video is available to watch below. 

Hopefully, next year we can celebrate St. George’s day in person.

Happy Christmas

Staffordshire Scouts would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Please note: the County Office will close at 4pm on 22nd December for the holidays. It will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021.

Staffordshire Scouts Remember Those Killed in War

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

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We Remember all killed in war and especially those Staffordshire Scouts killed while serving their country.

Can You Inspire? Moorlands District Commissioner Vacancy

 

We now need a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in Moorlands District. As District Commissioner you will offer support to Scout Groups, while helping open new ones. You will manage adults, setting objectives and holding regular one to ones. Most importantly you will ensure that Scouting offers an enjoyable and attractive programme or young people helping prepare them for a bright future.

If you are interested in the role, please click on pack below.

Applications close 31st May 2020.

Moorlands DC Search Pack

 

County Team Updates

Some updates on the County Team –

Matt Ryder and Sion Hughes are stepping down from their Assistant County Commissioner roles with immediate effect. I want to thank them for all their valuable input over the last four years, it truly has been appreciated. I hope we will continue to see them around!

Sam Boote is taking on ACC Programme (6-14). Sam has been a County Beaver leader for a few years, and has had great success with various County Beaver events. Sam will work with Esther Bromley to support ADCs for Beavers/Cubs/Scouts programme wise.

Phil Hassall is taking on ACC Programme (Top Awards) – Phil is passionate about the journey from Beavers through to Network when it comes to awards. He has worked hard supporting expeditions and DofE for and is keen to help ensure more young people get the Top Awards in their section.

Sean Wood is taking on ACC Activities – Sean is passionate about activities – he is a keen walker/climber and paddler! He has worked in the outdoor industry and will be supporting the provision of adventurous activities around the County. Sean wants to help us ensure more young people are doing more adventurous activities. We have some amazing activities teams and Sean is going to work with them to help develop activities provision for all.

I look forward to working with them all in their new roles, congratulations!

Stay safe!

Paul Creaser
Deputy County Commissioner (Programme)