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Scouting in Kidderminster is welcoming more and more young people every year, and the reasons for this aren’t difficult to understand! It’s all about friendship, fun and most importantly, everyday adventure for our youngsters.

There are 11 Scout Groups in Kidderminster and the surrounding area, providing age appropriate activities and challenges to boys and girls aged 6 to 14, as well as 4 Explorer Scout Units for young adults over 14, all run by teams of dedicated adult leaders who are vetted and trained to the Scout Association’s high standards.

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HUNDREDS of proud scouts, brownies, guides, beavers, rainbows and cubs paraded through Kidderminster for the annual St George’s Day parade.

Organisers hailed the event, held on Sunday, April 23, as a huge success as the groups, their leaders and bands marched through town centre streets before attending church services.

There was a tinge of sadness to this year’s parade following the death of Kidderminster scouting legend Mark Woodward last month.

The scouts, beavers, cubs, explorers rainbows, brownies, guides and the senior section were joined by loved ones and residents lining the streets as well as dignitaries including Kidderminster Mayor Mary Rayner and Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier.

Marcus Hart, chairman of Kidderminster District Scouts, said: “I am delighted to say that the parade was very successful.

“We had literally hundreds of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and leaders parading and attending St George's Church and St Mary's church.

“The weather was kind to us and it was great to see so many parents turning out to line the streets of the parade.

“It is great that we are still able to put on our St George's Day Parade thanks to an excellent team of volunteer marshals and SARA, ably led by Paul Goodyear at short notice this year as a result of the sad and sudden loss of Mark Woodward who had built up a great team of marshals."

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Kidderminster District France 2017
13/09/2016 By Rachel Setchell

We are planning to take Kidderminster District cubs and young scouts on a residential trip to Acorn Adventure’s centre at Opal centre, France on the following dates Monday 7th – Friday 11th August 2017. We have used this company and site before and had a fantastic time. With lots of water activities having its own lake

Children must be invested into cubs or scouts before they attend this camp and need to be aged 11.5 or under at the time of the camp

Safety in France – we understand some parents might be concerned about this trip being in France – we will obviously be keeping a close eye along with Acorn for all safety concerns – this site is 25 miles in from Calais near a small town, all activities are based on the site which is privately owned by Acorn and accessed only by their bookings. We will not be stopping anywhere else within France and coaches have their own safe route on and off the ferry

 

Acorn is the leading independent school travel specialist and has been operating for over 28 years. They offer unique learning outside the classroom opportunities which are effectively combined with true adventure, real outdoors and fantastic activities.  The Acorn experience stretches far beyond the academic, raising self-confidence, motivation and self-esteem.

 

Acorn has an exemplary safety management system and were the first school travel specialist to be awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Badge. They are accredited by AALA, ABTA, ATOL, BCU, RYA, STF, ROSPA and IOL are a reliable, reputable and safe organisation.

 

The total cost of the trip will be £289 per person, which includes full board accommodation, our own coach for the week and ferry travel, equipment and instruction.

Payments required as follows:

non refundable deposit of £50  due 30th September 2016 or as soon as you book your place

£87 due 30th November

£153 due by 29th May 2017

 

Cubs will need their own passport and EHIC card to attend this trip

 

If you would like your son/daughter/ward to take part, please complete and return the tear-off slip below and return it to me with a cheque for £50 before 30th September. Please make cheques payable to Kidderminster District Cubs

Yours sincerely

Rachel Setchell

56 Hoo Road. Kidderminster DY10 1NB

07899950194

https://www.acornadventure.co.uk/images/documents/Acorn%20Adventure%20AC%20Opal%202017.pdf

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Blog | Welcome
01/05/2016 By Julie Goodyear

Scouting in Kidderminster is welcoming more and more young people every year, and the reasons for this aren’t difficult to understand! It’s all about friendship, fun and most importantly, everyday adventure for our youngsters.

Scouting offers more than 200 different activities, and more people do adventurous activities in Scouts than with any other organisation. In Kidderminster District, we offer young people, both boys and girls, the opportunity to discover their potential through challenges and positive experiences that will enrich their lives.

As Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, says, ‘Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. That’s what I love about Scouting, it’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures, and helping others to do the same’.

There are 12 Scout Groups in Kidderminster and the surrounding area, providing age appropriate activities and challenges to boys and girls aged 6 to 14, as well as 4 Explorer Scout Units for young adults over 14, all run by teams of dedicated adult leaders who are vetted and trained to the Scout Association’s high standards.

Interested or want to find out more? If you’re a young person aged 6 – 25, or a parent, go to the JOIN page or phone our local Membership Enquiries line on 01562 829577 or if you would like to become a volunteer please visit the Adult Volunteer page.

Julia Goodyear

District Commissioner

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