Young Leader Training Weekend – October 2021

We’re pleased to announce that we will be running a residential Young Leaders training weekend again this October 1st to 3rd. We will be running both our Inspire and Vision courses at this weekend.

Please click here for more information.


Please could you share this with any Young Leaders that you have in your groups.

25th World Scout Jamboree 2023 – Adult leader recruitment

I’m so pleased to be starting our adult leader recruitment for the 2023 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea for our Staffordshire Unit! We are looking for 1 Unit leader, 1 Deputy Unit Leader and 2 Assistant Unit leaders, to make up a fantastic team to lead our young people (who will be selected later in the year). Please see attached role profiles for all these roles, and really encourage you to get in touch if you want to chat about!

Organising, coordinating and being responsible for 36 young people, helping them grow and develop and get the most out of the experience isn’t easy but it is hugely rewarding.

There is a recruitment letter and application form is below. The application process is outlined, but if you have any questions let us know.

There will be other adult roles available for the World Scout Jamboree, including International Service team, and we are happy to discuss the options that will be available.

Yours in Scouting,

Paul Creaser
Deputy County Commissioner

01 – 25thWSJ – Recruitment letter and form

02 – 25thWSJ – Unit Leader role profile

03 – 25thWSJ – Deputy Unit Leader role profile

04 – 25thWSJ – Assistant Unit Leader role profile

Duke of Edinburgh Award Enrolment

We are pleased to announce that our Duke of Edinburgh Award enrolment page is now available again.

Please click this link.


Virtual St. George’s Day 2021

Our St. George’s Day celebrations and Promise renewals are virtual again in 2021.

This year we celebrate our ‘Heroes within’. The video is available to watch below. 

Hopefully, next year we can celebrate St. George’s day in person.

Happy Christmas

Staffordshire Scouts would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please note: the County Office will close at 4pm on 22nd December for the holidays. It will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021.

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.



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.