Welcome to our site. Here you will find information about our various Scout Groups and Explorer Units within Sutton Coldfield East District.

I hope you find the information useful and we can welcome more young people into the adventure that Scouting brings which is aimed to give fun and excitement as well as “skills for life.”

As 2018 draws to a close and we look forward to a new year it’s time to reflect on the year past and the coming one.

We had a tremendous time during 2018. Some of the highlights include a Saint George’s Day bonanza with our friends from Sutton Coldfield West which involved lots of activities for our young people to enjoy. Our Cub Section had a successful “bone trophy” competing for a trophy which we tell them came from a dinosaur. This was followed by a great fun packed Cub Camp at a nearby campsite.

Our Scouts attended and enjoyed a jamboree in Dorset and are already planning an international camp for 2020. This section had a fun time at a raft race in the park, shooting competitions and expeditions. Meanwhile our older Explorers have been away to their camps and our younger Beavers have enjoyed activities suitable for their age.

Our wonderful Leaders in numerous Groups are always pleased and proud to tell what they’ve been up to and the activities they provide are wide and varied. I’m always looking to increase our Leader Team so if you think you could spare some time and have fun doing so whilst working with the future, please do contact me.

I’m pleased to be able to report that a Network for young adults (18 – 25) has recently been set up. They can enjoy Scouting and continue to work towards those valuable life skills awards of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queens Scout Awards.

Looking ahead into 2019

I already see plans being made for camps, expeditions and a whole wide range of activities. Week by week we strive to give our young people the life skills they need with fun and adventure. These activities extend beyond our District. Our County, for example arrange a challenging survival weekend, overseas visits and is part of a national structure to provide Scouting to local kids.

I hope you enjoy and find this site useful.

David Evans

District Commissioner (Acting)

December 2018