2018 so far
Welcome to Sutton Coldfield East Scout District. 2018 is proving to be a busy year for our District with so many events for our young people to enjoy.
During the winter and summer terms we’ve seen a successful Cub Camp at Beaudesert, an exciting raft race in Sutton Park and the Cubs had a challenging day competing for the “Bone Trophy” (is this really a dinosaur bone?). Over 60 Scouts with 14 Leaders attended the international Jurassic Jamboree near Dorchester during the summer. I had the opportunity to visit and see a happy camp. Ours was the largest contingent on site and our Scouts enjoyed a wide variety of activities.
In addition with our friends from the adjoining West District, we had a fantastic St George’s Day event in the Park, slightly spoilt when the rain arrived shortly after the start. We’ve shown our face to the public at Newhall Mill and at the Community Games. We will be present at other public events including Remembrance Day Services both in King Edward Square and numerous other churches throughout the town.
One of our Leaders is in charge of the Birmingham World Scout Jamboree contingent. 36 Scouts and four Leaders will attend this major event in the USA next year. Nine Scouts from Sutton Coldfield will attend this event which has more participants than an Olympics. A small factoid. The 2012 London Olympics organising team visited the 2007 World Jamboree to see how volunteers could be integrated into the organisation so in some small way Scouting contributed to the successful London event.
We must be doing something right as our youth membership grew by 6% last year. I’d love to see more adult volunteers. We offer fun and skills for life with a supportive training scheme whilst giving young people the opportunity to develop. So if you are interested please do contact me to join a winning team.
District Commissioner (Acting)
The Purpose of Scouting
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
The Values of Scouting
As Scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation – We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
The Scout Method
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and:
- enjoy what they are doing and have fun
- take part in activities indoors and outdoors
- learn by doing and sharing
- share in spiritual reflection
- take responsibility and make choices
- undertake new and challenging activities
- make and live by their Promise
ARE YOU AGED 6 – 25?
The Sutton Coldfield East District have all the ages covered. Our groups range from aged 6 all the way up to aged 25. Follow the links below to find out more about what’s on offer.