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

Big Camp 2020 Booking Now!

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.

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 Thursday 2nd January 2020.

B4SE Camp: An Event for Leaders at Beaudesert

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

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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)

See here for more details

Hillwalking Training Course – Non Residential

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 – 

Pre-Course Training
31st March 2020 – Pre-course training evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
St Peter’s Scout HQ, St. Peter’s Close, Stafford. ST17 4HJ

Training weekend
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.
Cost: £40.00
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.

Follow Us on Instagram

You can now follow Staffordshire Scouts on Instagram. Click on the logo above or here.

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.

It’s Trustees Week in the UK

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.