Gone Home: Graham Rothery

We are saddened to hear of the sudden death of Graham Rothery, Burton District’s DC.
Our thoughts are with Graham’s family and friends.

Sailing & Power Boat Courses 2018

The Staffordshire Scouts Water Activity Team have announced their Sailing and Power Boat Courses for the rest of 2018.

For more information see the attached leaflet.

Welcome to Tamworth’s New DC!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Faye Rose as District Commissioner for Tamworth.

Faye comes to the role with a wealth of Scouting experience, both as a Young Person and as Adult.

She has held a number of roles in Tamworth, Beaver Scout Leader, Assistant Explorer Leader, Assistant Scout Leader, and lately as Group Scout Leader of Mercian Scout Group. I addition she is a member of Tamworth Executive and a member of the Appointment Team.

Faye takes the role from September 1st 2018.

The County would like to thank Chris Holyoake for his time and energy as District Commissioner, we wish him well for the future.

Thanks too must go to the Tamworth Executive Committee and Search Team for their dedicated time commitment.

We wish Tamworth well as it moves into an exciting time for Scouting.

Warm Regards

Elizabeth Birch – Deputy County Commissioner (DC Support)

On behalf of 

Jackie Brocklehurst – County Commissioner

Beaver Damboree 2018

This year, we are running a County Beaver Camp where Beavers from around the County can attend and camp with their Colonies or Districts..
Damboree is an opportunity for Beavers to experience sleeping under Canvas, the idea behind it is that Beavers spend one or two nights under canvas, now that for Beavers there are no restrictions on their Nights Away adventures. Beavers can camp and they can do more than one night.

Please see below for more information.
01. Damboree 2018 Leaders Information
02. Beaver Damboree FAQ
03. Beaver Damboree Booking form

 

Welcome to Our New County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst

Thank you all for your continued patience over the last few months whilst we managed the very important task of selecting your next County Commissioner for Staffordshire. Both the County Chair and I are exceptionally  grateful to everyone who has continued to ensure that  Scouting for young people carries on brilliantly across the County whilst this important appointment was being considered.
I am delighted to announce that following a successful  and rigorous  conclusion to the Staffordshire CC Search Process over the last few months, I  have  appointed today a new County Commissioner for Staffordshire .
Mrs. Jackie  Brocklehurst is well known  across the County in various guises and  where she has been exceptionally passionate about the Cub  Scout  Section  since joining  The Scout Movement approaching 50 years ago!
Jackie has been exceptionally active in a number of supporting and line manager roles within Staffordshire Scouts, most recently in Potteries North  Scout District  where Jackie had been  District Commissioner for over 7 Years  (until this Summer), and continues to hold active roles within the Staffordshire County as Local Training Manager, Assistant County Commissioner (Cub Scouts), and at her most recent challenge, at the  69th Church Lawton & Scholar Green Cub Scout Pack as “Akela”.
Not content with this, Jackie has been particularly supportive of  wider  County Events, and most recently, ‘Starred’ in the Burdi Boys Gang Show where Mitchell Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent hosted another brilliant Gang Show, Nationally recognised, for its West End standard of performance, with the twist of  Scouting’ magic running throughout the show. 
I am really thrilled that  Jackie has so enthusiastically accepted the  County Commissioner appointment and will be starting her new role with immediate effect for the next 3 years or so.
With such an active and passionate advocate of Scouting, I am sure that Staffordshire Scouting will continue to thrive and flourish under Jackie, and Team Staffordshire Scouts focus of  The Scout Movements’ values, ideals, and beliefs  embedded in everything that the Scouting Team shines a spotlight on.
Please join me in welcoming Jackie  to her latest  exciting new role. I ask you all to support Jackie and the various County/District Leadership teams up and down the County as we now start the processes of transition in continuing to deliver The Scout Association’s Vision of growth, development (and beyond) which are essential elements to Scouting’s future direction. I have seen first-hand that there has been a great spirit of team work with people stepping up, helping colleagues and a great sharing of knowledge and expertise and that this augers well for the future of Scouting in Staffordshire. Please continue this great support for one another.
Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the very best for your Scouting challenges throughout  2018.
Yours in Scouting
Dan Potter
Regional Commissioner – West Midlands, England

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 is now closed for the holidays. It will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

County Youth Commissioner – Could It Be You?

We are expanding our County Youth Commissioner Team!

Could you be our next team member? See our advert for more information and if you  are interested in the role don’t forget to get in touch by 2nd Jan 2018!

County Youth Commissioner Team Flyer

 

County Newsletter

The latest County Newsletter is now available. Click the link below to have a read!

County Newsletter 2

Ghana Adventure – March & April 2020

In April 2020, Staffordshire County Scouts are taking Explorers, Network and Leaders to Ghana with Africa Adventure.

Our purpose is to volunteer in the local communities building and teaching at schools, also getting involved in sporting activities. It is a unique opportunity to meet the local community and to develop personal skills.

In 2016 Explores and Leaders from Staffordshire travelled to Ghana, we found that that this is such an amazing experience we are continuing our journey in Africa in 2020.

Please visit our International page for more details and application form.

Staffordshire Scouts Remember

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.