Jun 05 2017

Vacancy: New County Commissioner

Staffordshire Scouts are looking for a brilliant volunteer manager to take Scouting forward in the County. As County Commissioner you will offer support to District Commissioners and their Districts. 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 for young people helping prepare them for a bright future.
Although no Scouting experience is necessary, you will know how to motivate people, produce local development plans and have the charisma to inspire your team. Above all, you will believe passionately in Scouting for All, helping Scouting grow, become more inclusive, more youth shaped and make a positive impact in local communities.
It’s a challenging role, but the rewards are huge, improving the outcomes of thousands of young people.

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking Staffordshire forward into the future as a growing organisation relevant to young people and adults alike. Our current youth membership in the County is over 8,388. These young people are supported by 2,871 adults.

How to apply

The application pack below provides more information about Scouting in Staffordshire and the County Commissioner role. Please complete and return the nomination form to Sam Booth samantha.booth@scouts.org.uk .

APPLICATION PACK

County Commissioner Vacancy Pack 2017

Further information:
For more information or an informal conversation about the role please contact Sam Booth at samantha.booth@scouts.org.uk    07983 581 485  or  the Regional Commissioner Dan Potter at   Daniel.potter@scouts.org.uk

The closing date for nomination forms being received is 30th June 2017 

Apr 11 2017

Scouting in Staffordshire Grows Again

Scouts in Staffordshire report record number of volunteers but waiting lists are still high 

  • Over 11,000 people involved in Scouting in Staffordshire, including adult volunteers, yet waiting lists for young people of 154
  • Bear Grylls and Helen Glover call on more adults to sign up to Scouting

11 April 2017: Scouts in Staffordshire have reported the highest number of adult volunteers on record in its latest annual membership figures, which were released today.

Scouting now has 2871 volunteers, more than at any point in its history. With the nature of volunteering in the UK changing and more adults offering their time flexibly, more people are needed to run Scouting than ever before. This includes youth workers, as well as charity trustees and skills instructors. This year is the first time that The Scout Association has fully incorporated trustees into their total number of volunteers.

Despite such high numbers of volunteers, the waiting list for young people who want to join the Scouts in Staffordshire still stands at 154. Scouting continues to grow among young people, with 265 joining in the 12 months up to 31 January 2017.

In total, there are now 8,388 young people involved in Scouting in Staffordshire. Including adult volunteers, total membership today is up by 8.9% at 11,259. Scouting continues to be the largest co-educational youth movement in the UK with twelve consecutive years of growth in its youth membership.

Staffordshire can be proud that since 2013 we have the third highest growth in the country but we would still like to offer Scouting to more young people to give them skills for life.

Paula Evans
County Commisssioner

 

 

Apr 09 2017

Birmingham Scout Pride Parade

BIRMINGHAM SCOUT PRIDE PARADE
Saturday 27th May 2017 – 10am -3pm

JOIN US FOR PRIDE PARADE
The Scout Association / FLAGS active support unit is attending ‘Birmingham Pride’ again this year with the support of Birmingham County Scouts for the 5th consecutive year, to celebrate diversity, promote that Scouting is open to all and ensure that all of our members feel comfortable to always be themselves in Scouting.
Why not come along and enjoy the fun with the balloons and whistles. Spread the word and come along and make this bigger and better.
To sign up, please contact Darren Kyte at  pride@birminghamscouts.org.uk 
07814 526 048

www.scouts.org.uk/pride

Scout Pride Flyer

Apr 03 2017

Safeguarding Trainer Vacancies

Across Staffordshire we are currently offering Scouting to more young people than ever before and we pride ourselves on doing this safely for everyone.
As part of our commitment to delivering safeguarding training to more adults, we are looking to create a small team of safeguarding trainers to support our Safeguarding awareness co-ordinator in delivering training across the County.
We are looking for someone who is motivated to support others.  Could you help deliver this important message?
For more information or to express your interest. contact: paula.evans@staffordshirescouts.org.uk 

Safeguarding Trainer Advert

Mar 28 2017

County Beaver Activity Days

Come and join us for a day full of Adventurous Activities, Outdoor and Scouting Skills to give all Beavers more amazing opportunities!
Activities will include archery, crate stacking, pond dipping, orienteering, climbing, den building and much more…..
Beavers will have the opportunity to work on sections of their Adventure, Outdoor, Skills, Teamwork and
World Challenge badges as well as sections of Navigator Stage 1, Camp Craft, Creative and Cooks activity badges.
Please return the booking form with monies (£10 per Beaver) by 7th April to book! See below for the booking forms.

Dates – 
10th June at Kibblestone
17th June at Beaudesert

Beaver Days 2017 booking form (Word)

Beaver Days 2017 booking form (PDF)

Beaver Day 2017 Poster

Mar 27 2017

Water Activities for 2017

The County Water Activities Team have done it again, and come up with a comprehensive list of water based activities for 2017.

Whether you want to gain qualifications or just try your hand at sailing, they have something for you.

Check out the details by clicking below to download the 2017 programme.

Staffs Scouts Sailing & Power Boat Courses 2017

Feb 15 2017

Staffordshire’s Young Leaders

Explorers: 10% of Staffordshire Scouts, 100% of our future.

The Young Leaders scheme is a fantastic opportunity for Explorers to volunteer in a younger section. February was one of two young leader training weekends provided by the County Programme team. The team covered a variety of aspects including programmes, additional needs and refining leadership skills.

We had attendees from across the county and the team were impressed with the enthusiasm and quality of the young leaders we have.

Are you looking to start as a Young Leader?

Can you help support our training?

Want to know more? Get in Touch!

Matt Ryder
ACC Explorers

Jan 19 2017

Three Towns District Project Supporter Role

Are you a friendly, welcoming person that can help welcome new adults and young people into Scouting? If you are then we need you to be our Project Supporter.
Three Towns District is looking for a motivated adult to support, nurture and guide new adults into Scouting with our exciting new project.
We want to ensure every child gets the chance to come to Scouts regardless of their background faith or beliefs and that’s why we want to work with all of the local communities in Stoke.

Based at the 22nd Stoke Scout group HQ, we plan to open new sections that will welcome young people and adults from all of the diverse communities in the local area. So if you are passionate about offering young people the fantastic opportunities that Scouting can bring and want to help reach out to local communities then give us a call for a chat about this role.

Expressions of Interest are requested by Wednesday 8th February with Interviews held on Monday 13th February.

INTERESTED?

For a chat about the role please call Sam Booth samantha.booth@scouts.org.uk  Tel: 07983581485
or
Syed Miah syed.miah@scouts.org.uk Tel: 07508919127

Jan 09 2017

D of E Expedition Skills Training Weekend

The expedition season is almost upon us, and we are now taking bookings for the County expedition training weekend, this year being held at Beaudesert Activity Centre between 3rd – 5th March 2017.

Attached is a letter for each young person and an application form. Cost for the weekend will be £30, which includes camp fees, on site activity and lunch on both the Saturday and Sunday.

Application forms with full payment should be sent to the County Office, and the closing date for the event is 17th February 2017.

Any queries please feel free to contact Phil Hassall or Sion Hughes (see below letter & booking form).

Young Person Letter

Booking Form

 

Dec 22 2016

Happy Christmas

Staffordshire Scouts would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
tree

Please note the County Office is now closed for the holidays. It will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

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