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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.

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.

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