Every year on St George’s Day, the Scout Association issues awards to individuals in recognition of special service. I am delighted to say that the prestigious Silver Acorn Award was given to our former Group Scout Leader (and Beaver Leader) Paddy Gascoigne.
The 1st Stocksfield Scout Group changes lives by offering 6 to 14 year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
There are two ways you can help:
Giving Your Time
The quality of Scouting in Stocksfield depends on its volunteers. We are always glad to receive offers of help – large or small. The Scout Association’s award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults can get as much from Scouting as our young people.
Scouting uses a modular training scheme which delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.
Whether you just want to help on the odd occasion, or are interested in becoming an adult leader, we’d like to hear from you. There are plenty of opportunities to help the smooth running of the Group, as well as working directly with young people.
Scouts: We are still looking for a replacement Scout Leader having successfully recruited a couple of assistants. If you have free time on a Thursday and want to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.
Treasurer: With the extra fundraising activity relating to the new hut, we have restructured out Treasurer role(s). With the retrial of our previous Treasurer, we are looking for someone to step in and help us keep an eye on the Scout Group’s expenditure. If you think you can help please get in touch!
Quartermaster: This is a new position we’d like to fill. The Group has a range of equipment and we’d like some help in ensuring it is safely stored and maintained. If you know the difference between a tilley and a primus (or would like to learn) then this could be the job for you!
One of my big missions is to encourage people across the UK who have the time, enthusiasm and ability, whatever it is, to put something back into their communities. It’s about a lot of people doing a little. I don’t want to hear any more about kids who can’t join because of a lack of leaders. We’ve got a brilliant, talented nation and I want some of that talent to be used to support young people.Bear Grills
If you want to find out more, please contact the Group Scout Leader or any of the other Adult Leaders.
The Group are currently fundraising to try and replace their ageing hut. If you can help with activity in any way (financially or in kind or time) it would mean a great deal.
Links to our online fundraising appeals can be found at the foot of every page. Note that purchasing online using Give as You Live or Amazon Smile doesn’t cost you a penny.
An invitation from the new District Commissioner
Thursday 19th March 2015
Looking towards our future
We’re seeking your views, knowledge and wisdom in shaping the vision for creating excellent Scouting for the young people of Hadrian District.
Starting at 18.30 finishing at 21.30
1st Hexham Scout Group Headquarters [map]
Open to all members of Hadrian District – note this meeting is aimed at Leaders.