Activity Permit Funding

£If any Leader wishes to apply for part funding for any training costs incurred whilst gaining qualifications to hold activity permits they can do by filling in the below form and returning it to the County Office.

Application for Activity Permit Funding 2014

New County Appointments

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Assistant County Commissioners (ACCs)

Jennifer Lloyd has taken on the role of ACC (Cub Scouts).  She has been a very active Cub leader in a Group in Buckinghamshire and is keen to share her enthusiasm for Cubs with others around the County.  Jen will be visiting district meetings in the coming months and I know looks forward to meeting as many Cub leaders as possible!

Jonathan Lloyd has taken on the role of ACC (Activities).  He has been a Scout leader and Assistant GSL in a Group in Buckinghamshire as well as attending the World Scout Jamboree in 2011 in Sweden as part of their County leadership team.  Jon has permits in climbing, is currently working on gaining a hill walking permit and is able to lead archery.  He shares my enthusiasm to get more young people across Staffordshire out and about taking part in adventurous activities.

Both can be contacted via the County Office

I look forward to working with them both as part of our County team.

We are still looking for more leaders to support the County Team, if anyone is interested in offering support to any section (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts/Explorers/SAS) please contact myself or the County Office.

Yours in Scouting

Paul Creaser
Deputy County Commissioner

Paddlepower Course

sc-as-canoThe Water Activities team are pleased to announce their Paddlepower training course on 19/07/14 & 26/07/14. If you are interested, see here Paddlepower Course Poster  and please fill in the booking form here – Booking Form – Burton and Paddlepower Sessions and return to the County office.

New Basic Indoor Climbing Course Date

ex-as-clThe Mountain Activities Team have set up another Basic Indoor Climbing Course for  8th & 15th May 2014 at Stafford District’s Climbing Wall.

Please click on the link for details –  Basic Indoor Climbing Instruction May

Water, Climbing and Walking Activities

The Water and Mountain Activities Teams have released information about the activities they are staging this year.


Want to be able to run an indoor climbing session? Two courses are being run on 12th & 19th March and 10th & 17th March 2014 at Stafford District’s Climbing Wall. Click on the link for more details – Basic Indoor Climbing Instruction

If you would like to try a water activities evening, check out our evening activities at Trentham Lake. Click on the link for more details – Trentham Paddle Sport.

Need a Hill Walking Permit? Check out the course being held 21st to 23rd November 2014. Click on the link for more details – Training or Assessment for Hill Walking Permits.


Border Hike held at Gradbach Scout Camp

gradbach_camp_site_02The Border Hike is a competition ‘Incident Hike’ based at Gradbach Scout Camp, in the challenging terrain of the Peak District, which is split into Scout & Explorer Scout age groups. This years event takes place 19th -21st September and the entrance fee remains at £45 / team which includes camping fees for a team of four, plus a leader.

 For more information, please see the Border Hike Poster 2014 or go to Gradbach Campsite’s Border Hike page on their website.

2014 Safeguarding Training Dates

Dates have been released for forthcoming Safeguarding sessions. They are as follows –

24th February at Alsager
26th February 2014 at Sandyford Fire Station
3rd  March at 1st Chase Terrace’s HQ
18th March at 13th Burton’s HQ

All Safeguarding Presentations start at 7.30pm.

If you would like to attend, please let Pete Whitehouse know via the County Office.

97th Rode Heath’s New Website

97th Rode Heath Scout Group from Potteries North District have a new website.


Please click on the image above and visit their site.

The Group are also newly on Twitter. Please take a look and follow them!

Kenya Project Funding – Four Inns Walk

On the 5th April I will take part in The Four Inns Walk with two other Scouts Leaders.  The walk is a tough competitive walk in the Peak District, approximately 65km long and is walked  within a 24 hour period, over some of the roughest moorland in Britain (the walk takes its name from the four inns along its route – The Isle Of Skye (site of), Snake Pass Inn, Nags Head and Cat & Fiddle).

Further information about the walk and the Kenya Project can be found via the links below: 

4 Inns

Donations can be made via the Kenya Project website (please reference it YW 4Inns)

Thank you in anticipation for your support

Best wishes

Yvonne Wood
Kenya Project Lead
Assistant County Commissioner – Activities

1st Stretton (18th Burton)’s New Website

1st Stretton (18th Burton) Scout Group now have a new website.


Click on the image above to visit their site.