Booking for Big Camp 2020 is now open. Please visit the Big Camp Page for the form. You can book online, or use the Word form or PDF form.
Jan 05 2020
Dec 20 2019
Nov 26 2019
In association with West Mercia Scouts, Girlguiding West Mercia, Staffordshire Scouts and Girlguiding Staffordshire.
This event is a over 18s event only, open to all adult members of Scouting or Guiding and will provide a fun weekend with opportunity to learn new skills, network, meet the county teams and to have some fun.
12/13th September 2020
The cost will be –
Saturday only £12
Saturday to Sunday, this includes entry and free camping on Saturday £17
An early bird option of £10 for Saturday and £15 for the weekend is available up until 3st January 2020
Additional Camping Friday night £5.45 per person
Beaudesert will offer meal deals form the cafeteria, and a pop up take away café.
Meal Deal, 2 Cooked breakfasts, 2 hot lunches and 1 x 2 course dinner £29.50
Indoor Accommodation £10 per bed per night (additional fee to Entry fee)
Nov 21 2019
Hillwalking Training April 2020
The Mountain Team have taken on board the demand for the Hillwalking courses. 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
The dates are as follows –
31st March 2020 – Pre-course training evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
St Peter’s Scout HQ, St. Peter’s Close, Stafford. ST17 4HJ
4th – 5th April 2020.
The venues are as follows
Saturday will either be Stanton Moor or Axe Edge.
Sunday will be the Castleton or Edale area.
The course is designed for Leaders ranging from those with no hill walking experience to those with some experience looking to improve their skills.
Places: Maximum of 20.
In addition, if you have attended one of our previous Hillwalking courses there will be an option to attend on either the Saturday or Sunday for a navigation refresher in the morning and a mock assessment in the afternoon. Again places are limited.
Please contact the County Office to book a place.
Nov 11 2019
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.
Nov 04 2019
This week, 4 – 8 November 2019, we are saying a big THANK YOU to all our Trustees who volunteer their time across Staffordshire’s 121 Scout Groups and 12 Districts and help to ensure that young people and adults can develop their #skillsforlife
Becoming a Scout Trustee
Scout Trustees contribute to the running of the Scout Group, by providing support to the Local Group Manager to develop the Scouting provision within the local community ensuring that the best quality of Scouting is delivered to young people in the local area. They also ensure compliance with relevant legislation and requirements of the Scout Association.
Becoming a Scout Trustee means:
1. You will help to support and develop local Scouting, allowing young people in the area to experience fun, friendship and everyday adventure.
2. You will put your existing skills and experience to good use.
3. It’s a great way to meet new people.
4. You will learn new skills that could help build your CV, or just add to your experience or confidence in certain areas.
5. Your work will make a difference to young people involved in Scouting locally.
If you would like to find out more please contact us via our contact page.
Oct 30 2019
An opportunity to develop your navigation & group management skills.
Tuition provided by CMAT in an informative, relaxed & practical way.
One weekend for £75.00 or reduced rate of £125.00 for both. Includes accommodation, full English
breakfasts and evening meal on Saturday.
To book contact Helen at County Office
Sep 19 2019
Burdi Boys Scout Gang Show 2019 – the talented Scouters in Potteries North District are putting on their excellent Gang Show , Burdi Boys.
A show of song, dance and comedy. Come along and watch the Scouts from Potteries North as they return to the Mitchell Arts Centre for their 62nd year of Burdi Boys Gang Show up to 100 young people from the Scouting, from the age of 6 years upwards, performing a truly entertaining extravaganza and variety show. This event gives young members the opportunity to perform, dance, sing and thoroughly enjoy themselves whilst at the same time entertaining the audience.
It truly is a variety show for all the family.
Sep 05 2019
Peter was a true Scouter, having served for over 50 years in various roles including the County Commissioner from 1971 – 1989, and recently as County Vice President.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday 17th September at 2.15pm at St Giles Church, Newcastle prior to his committal at Bradwell Crematorium.