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gold01

gold01

When I became District Commissioner in July 2014 it was the pinnacle of over 50 years in the movement.

I joined the cubs in Staines in 1963 (no beavers in those days) before moving on to Scouts and Venture Scouts. Having helped in the Scout section as a Venture Scout I became a leader at the age of 20.

I have held numerous roles in the intervening years, ASL, acting GSL, VSL, ESL, ADC Scout Fellowship and finally Active Support Manager before the offer to become DC proved too tempting!

I am firmly committed to the youth driven vision of The Scout Association and hope that Spelthorne can become forerunners in this aim.

I am often asked to sum up Scouting in one word. For me the answer is easy - FUN!!!

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Recent Articles #1

Connect to Spelthorne District Scouts Facebook and Twitter

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 28th March 2016 0 Comments • views: 623

You can now connect with Spelthorne District Scouts Facebook and Twitter pages

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Recent Articles #2

Spelthorne Scouts Speak about World Scout Jamboree

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 23rd March 2016 0 Comments • views: 733

Spelthorne Scouts were guest speakers at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Ashford – talking about their experiences at the 2015 World Scout Jamboree.

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Spelthorne Scouts Receive Chief Scout’s Gold Award

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 23rd March 2016 0 Comments • views: 569

Three Scouts from Spelthorne were among over 70 from all over Surrey to receive their Chief Scout’s Gold Award, at a recent presentation held in Addlestone.

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Youth Shaped Event

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 19th March 2016 0 Comments • views: 865

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts/Explorers met up to shape their District.

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Starman & Music Legend David Bowie

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 22nd January 2016 0 Comments • views: 874

A little known fact about the music legend David Bowie, who died on January 10th 2016, is that he was a Scout in his youth.

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Record Breaking Girl Scouts in Space

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 27th November 2015 0 Comments • views: 701

In October 1984, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan became the first American women to spacewalk whilst she was a crew member of Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Scouts Make Great Astronauts

Filed in DC, featured-dc by on 20th November 2015 0 Comments • views: 493

American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, had been an Eagle Scout, which means he had achieved the highest award possible in American Scouting.

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Tim Peake – Ready for Lift-Off

Filed in DC by on 11th November 2015 0 Comments • views: 1353

Former Scout Tim Peake will become Britain’s first official astronaut when he launches into space on the 1st December 2015

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Musgrave Cazenove Wroughton

Musgrave Cazenove Wroughton

Filed in DC by on 2nd November 2015 0 Comments • views: 823

Musgrave Cazenove Wroughton was one of the Scouts who took part in the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907 which started the Scout movement.

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One Man’s Everest: The Autobiography of Kenton Cool

One Man’s Everest: The Autobiography of Kenton Cool

Filed in DC by on 2nd November 2015 0 Comments • views: 612

Kenton is a former Scout who got his first taste of climbing whilst being part of the Buckinghamshire contingent to the World Scout Jamboree in Australia.

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Old District Marquee Bits Available views: 277

After 40 years service, the old district marquee has been put out to grass. If any group is interested in the walls, top or poles, please let us know.