ABOUT SUTTON COLDFIELD EAST DISTRICT
Welcome to Sutton Coldfield East Scout District. Our District is made up of 11 x Scout Groups, 3 x Explorer Scout Units, 2 x Active Support Units and 1 x Network Unit.
All our units are actively engaged in supplying a quality Scouting experience to all its members and if you want to be a part of this experience then all you have to do is select a ‘Section’ above, scroll down to group details and send us an email, or simply select ‘Get Involved’ and send us a message. We will get back to you pretty soon.
All our Scout Groups run active programmes which are designed to develop children as they grow up. We aim to give them the best experience of educational fun and games we can. The principle objective is to get them to think for themselves and put into practice what they learn in Scouting.
We provide childhood experiences that they will value and carry into their adult life. There are huge opportunities that open up as the child progresses through the sections and only by being a scout will your child have these opportunities. Scouting is a vast organisation with a membership of 38 million. It is spread across the entire planet and is in every country except 5. The games, the fun, the excitement, the adventure and the friends that they make are universal requirements for all children which is why the movement is still here after 100+ years and why it has spread as one of the biggest single idea exports that Great Britain has ever produced.
Scouting is meant to be fun and in Sutton Coldfield we stick by that mantra our founder Baden-Powell set out for us in 1907 when he published Scouting for Boys. It is little known that it was the child readers of this, the 4th biggest selling book in the world, who created the Scout Movement by acting out the stories in the book. The adults had to play catch up. So on that note welcome to our world and I hope you enjoy the ride.
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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.