2018 so far
Welcome to Sutton Coldfield East Scout District. 2018 has been 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?).
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 this event and at Newhall Mill and at the Community Games.
Looking ahead, our Scouts are about to enjoy a week at the Jurassic Jamboree in Dorset where they’ll meet Scouts from other countries and have a marvellous time. Next year will see the World jamboree taking place in the USA. Nine young people from both of our Sutton Coldfield Districts will enjoy this life changing event meeting Scouts from almost every country on Earth. What other youth organisation could offer so much?
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.