Nottinghamshire Scouts


Its been a really busy time at Hoveringham. The new Activity centre opened its doors in April with the official opening in May. So far record numbers have been taking part in activities and they have had the best ever start to a new venture, everyone loves the centre and the excellent lake.

Really big thanks go to all the people who have made this possible. A lot of hard work went into the build stage over the winter and still lots more time was given up by all the volunteers to ensure the youngsters have such a great time on their activities.

Upcoming events:

8th July Cub Water Activities Day & 9th July Beaver Water Activities Day

Both water activities and Dry Side Activities will be available.

Adults Kayak Course

There will be an adults Kayak Skills course on Wednesday evenings starting on 12th July for 6 Weeks from 6.30 8.30pm cost 15. This course could be for a complete beginner or for those with some experience that want to get to a reasonable paddling standard in a Kayak. Depending upon experience this might lead to gaining an activity permit. The evenings may be extended or there might be a part day as clearly this is running over the holiday season so some dates might be missed.

Adults Sailing

An RYA Assistant instructor sailing course is being run for anyone who holds the RYA level 2 award. This will include a seamanship skills module plus lots of advice and tips on teaching skills. You will get plenty of time on the water plus time to understand how the RYA method works and how we can work with this at Hoveringham. This qualification will only be valid at Hoveringham as it is centre specific. Cost 10 to cover books. 30th August for 4 Wednesdays plus 2nd & 3rd Sept and 16th & 17th Sept. Min requirement is 3 Evenings and two days.

To book any of these events please email Steve Day


9th Annual Beer Festival is being held at Blackwoods on Saturday 8th July 12 noon to 11pm


Full details & Brochure/Application forms + Youth Shaped Activity Inspirations booklet

#YouShape Month

February saw groups from across Nottinghamshire diving head first into #YouShape month, a month where we celebrate our commitment to Youth Shaped Scouting. Through the support of our leaders, we had young people choosing the games they play, taking part in forums, and signing the #YouShape pledge to show their ongoing commitment to Youth Shaped Scouting.

There was great participation across the county, with some great feedback from leaders as to how their young people had been inspired and empowered to take on the responsibility of shaping their Scouting experience. But remember its more than just a month, we should be adopting this approach all year around as the pledge outlines.

Many thanks to everyone who got involved over February and best of luck for your future #YouShape endeavors!

Jordan Phillips
County Youth Commissioner




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Requirements for sections to achieve Silver and Gold #YouShape status



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Click here to make your suggestion to the Awards Board for a Scout Association Award.

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Adult Training

County Activities

Explorer Scouts

Scout Network

County MAD

County Flag

NESST Challenge Walk

Big Game Live

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Project Compass

Hire of County Resource Centre Facilities


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