Staffordshire Scouts Water Activity Team – Sailing and Power Boat Courses 2019

Please click the link below to see the water activities courses for 2019.

Staffs Scouts Sailing Power Boat Courses 2019

Join Us for the 5th & Final #YouShape Month!

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 beth.feeley@staffordshirescouts.org.uk or charlotte.sailsbury@staffordshirescouts.org.uk

Hill Walking Training April 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

 Cost: £40.00

Places: Maximum of 20.

Please contact the County Office to book a place.
01889 567018

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.

Adult Leader Training Dates 2019

The information for Adult Leader Training for 2019 is now available. 

Please click here for more information.

Expedition Challenge Weekend

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.

Expedition Weekend Flyer 

Expedition Weekend Team Form

Expedition Weekend Leaders Info

Expedition Weekend Health Form

 

New District Commissioner Potteries North

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

Jackie Brocklehurst
County Commissioner

 

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 Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

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.

New County Opportunities

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To All County Members

New County Opportunities
                                                
GDPR – A complete mystery or nothing to be scared of?

If GDPR is something you have been involved with in your non-scouting life, can you come and support your County Executive to ensure that we are fully compliant?

The County is looking for someone who would like to take on a time-limited project to help us work through the 12 Steps of the GDPR Framework.

Please click on the link below for a role description and more information.

GDPR – Role description

Opportunities To Join The County Team

Please find in the link below a summary of key areas where we are looking to grow the County Team.  From helping with training, to supporting programme or inclusion across the County, we are a growing County and are after more people to help us reach the UK strategic goals.

County Team Opportunities

If you are interested in helping with any of our teams please fill the form in  or feel free to get in touch with Helen via the contact page and she will put you in touch with the best person on the team.

 

 

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.