November 2019 Hillwalking Course

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

See the leaflet

Burdi Boys 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.

Click here for the Booking Form or here to book online.

Gone Home: Peter Moxon

We are very sad to announce that Peter Moxon, County Vice President, passed away on 29th August whilst in the care of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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.

Staffordshire Scouts Water Activity Team – Sailing and Power Boat Courses 2019

Sat 15th & Sun 16th June – Sailing Sessions
We are offering sessions, for people with or without experience to come and have a go on the water.
These sessions will be held in Pico’s, wayfarer’s and Laser 2000’s depending upon size and ability.
Qualified Instructors will run the sessions with safety cover provided.
There are no pre-requisites for these sessions; it’s aimed at anyone from eight upwards including adults!
The sessions are:

Saturday:- 09:30 – 12:30 or 13:30 – 16:30pm
Sunday:- 09:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 16:00.

There are 10 places available per session and will be given on a first come basis. The cost for each place is £7.50.

The above event is to be held at 89th Sea scouts, Reacliffe Road, Leek ST13 8PP.
Interested on getting on the Water? Then contact The County Office

County Beaver “Under The Sea” Camp

Please see below for information about this year’s County Beaver Camp.

Beaver Camp booking form 2019

Beaver Camp info 2019


Staffordshire Scouts Water Activity Team – Sailing and Power Boat Courses 2019

Please click the link below to see the water activities courses for 2019.

Staffs Scouts Sailing Power Boat Courses 2019

Join Us for the 5th & Final #YouShape Month!

2019 marks the last #YouShape month as youth shaped Scouting becomes a more integral part of our programme, as with previous years there are a range of resources available to inspire your youth shaped programme as well as the opportunity to grab your last #YouthShape badge!

For the past few years, February has been #YouShape month, promoting young people working in partnership with adults to shape their scouting adventure, and giving them the opportunity to lead.

Why not try ‘Pizza review’ for getting programme ideas for Beavers or a Debate night for your Explorers, there are a range of resources available for every section on the Scouts website, these can be accessed by clicking here.

And don’t forget to keep the county team up to date on your youth shaped scouting adventures for the chance to earn your #YouShape certificate! Email us at or

Hill Walking Training April 2019

The Mountain Team have taken on board the demand for the Hillwalking courses and have added an additional date to this years calendar. 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 

Course Dates: April 6th and 7th 2019.

 Venue: Edale Car Park. SK124853 on the Saturday and Sunday mornings. (subject to change, see below).

Times: 9.45 am to 5.00 pm

 Cost: £40.00

Places: Maximum of 20.

Please contact the County Office to book a place.
01889 567018

Description: This course will provide training in all aspects of the Scout requirements of the T1 Hill Walking permit. It will focus on navigation techniques, route planning, group management, equipment etc. The course will be aimed at leaders with little or no experience who may want to see if leading groups in the hills is for them, through to more experienced walkers who wish to improve their skills or even have the chance of a mock assessment. There will be no opportunity for assessment, as we plan to continue to base all assessments around the venue that we use in Snowdonia. There will be several County Instructors on hand and the training will be tailored to the needs of the trainees. We will be aiming for a ratio of 1 instructor to 4 trainees. On the Tuesday prior to that weekend there will be an evening theory session, giving trainees the chance to meet the team, cover some theory work, POR etc and plan routes for the weekend. This will run from 7.30 to 9.30 at a location to be determined, but probably a Scout HQ in Stafford. As a result of this meeting the venue for Saturday or Sunday may change.

Adult Leader Training Dates 2019

The information for Adult Leader Training for 2019 is now available. 

Please click here for more information.

Expedition Challenge Weekend

Expedition Challenge Weekend – Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May 2019

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

COST Scouts £15   Adults / Young Leader £10

Any Scouts welcome, no experience required!

Plan your route on the Friday, complete it over Saturday and Sunday. Attend for training or to complete the challenge if you have expedition experience.

Leaders will be available to support everyone

Booking via the County office

Please see the below documents for more information.

Expedition Weekend Flyer 

Expedition Weekend Team Form

Expedition Weekend Leaders Info

Expedition Weekend Health Form