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)

St. Georges Day

On the Sunday closest to St. Georges Day, Scouts across the County normally meet up, celebrate St. George and renew their promises.

As this is not possible this year, the County team and some of the County’s young people put together the below video.

Badges at Home – Beavers

The first Beaver Badge the cooking activity badge is now online here.

Badges at Home

With everyone staying at home due to coronavirus epidemic and everyone in the UK now avoiding non-essential travel and contact with others, normal Scouting is on hold.

However, the County Team will be putting online activities and badgework that can be done from home, so that Scouting can continue.

The first one is working towards the Scouts Astronomer Activity Badge.  You can see the info sheet by clicking on this link.

Wanted: Leaders for International Adventures

Do you want to experience international Scouting as a Leader?

Would you like to be part of an amazing team?

We have three exciting County International Events planned.

See the International pages for details and application form.

Big Camp 2020: A Sneak Preview

Don’t forget that bookings for Big Camp 2020 are open!

Click on on the flyer below, to take a sneak peak at some of the amazing activities already confirmed,

Looking for a New Challenge? Roles Available

We are looking at growing our team to help support amazing programmes and activities across all sections.  To do this we need a flexible and dedicated team with a range of skills and experiences. 

You could be involved in helping support County-run activities and events but mostly we are looking for people who are keen to work with District teams (ADCs and Activity leads) helping them to develop and deliver great programme for young people locally.

We are  looking to fill three ACC roles at the moment and if you are interested in any of these, please get in touch with Paul Creaser (Deputy County Commissioner – Programme)

Paul.Creaser@staffordshirescouts.org.uk 

We will also consider splitting or sharing roles if anyone feels they could do some elements but not the whole role or maybe would like to focus on a specific geography.

Please click on the links below for information about each role.

ACC Activities Role Description 2020

ACC Programme Role Description 2020

ACC Top Awards Role Description 2020

Waves, Caves and Belays

New for 2020, an amazing weekend offering paddle sports, caving, climbing and other unique activities. What do you want to do?

Date: 5th – 7th June 2020
Venue: Barnswood Scout Camp
Cost Young People: £30 excluding food
Cost adults: £10 excluding food

Contact County Office for more details

Individual Young Person Form

Group Form