Cole Valley South District covers the south eastern quarter of the city and includes Acocks Green, Hall Green, Yardley Wood, Billesley, Kings Heath, Moseley, Sparkhill, Balsall Heath, Selly Park, Bournville, Kings Norton, West Heath.
There are 20 Scout Groups in the District (listed below) within which there are 20 Beaver Scout Colonies, 21 Cub Scout Packs, 18 Scout Troops and 10 Explorer Scout Units. Each Group provides an active and varied Scouting programme for around boys and girls aged 6 to 18, and all are managed and run by adult volunteers.
With just over 900 youth members and 200 plus adult volunteers we are one of the larger Districts in Birmingham County. We do however need more adult volunteers if we are to provide Scouting to more young people in our area.
Please contact me for further information about joining or getting involved in Cole Valley South District.
Spitfire district came into being when the previous East and North East Districts where merged and is made up of 18 different Scout groups, 8 Explorer Scout Units, District Network Unit and Scout Active Support. The district encompasses the north eastern corner of the city from the Coventry road all the way up to the boundary of Sutton Coldfield.
The district puts on a full and varied programme both at group level and at district and many of our leaders support and organise county events. Every two years the district presents the East Birmingham Gangshow, which currently takes place at a venue within the district and involves young people and adults both in the cast and supporting roles.
We can always find spaces for young people looking to join a Scout Group and opportunities for adults looking to join Scouting.
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Sutton Coldfield East District is made up of 11 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 go to the contacts page on our web site and send us an email. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
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 are into selling 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 organization with about a membership of 38,000,000. It is spread across the entire planet and is in every country except 6. 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 the mantra that 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 that 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.
Please contact me for further information about joining or getting involved in Sutton Coldfield East District.
District Commissioner (Acting)
We are a lively and enthusiastic Scouting District made up of nine different groups, one District Explorer Scout Unit, a newly formed Network and a couple of very sociable District Scout Active Support Groups. We cater for everyone from 6 years old.
Our District skirts the beautiful Sutton Park where in 1957, the 50th anniversary of Scouting was celebrated when the 9th World Scout Jamboree was held there, with participants from all over the world. The event is commemorated by a short stone pillar in the centre of the park known as Jamboree Stone, often a focal point for local Scouting activities. One of our Groups is a Sea Scout Group based in Sutton Park close to the lake so able to offer lots of water based activities.
We have a full and active programme both at Group level and at District Level, with both traditional and modern events, and we are always planning new challenges.
We are keen supporters and participants of the Sutton Gang Show, a bi–annual event.
We are the only District in Birmingham to have a Scout band, although attached to a Group it is open to any member of Scouting, and they are available to perform at non–scouting events as well as supporting Scout Events. If you are interested in joining Scouting in our District, please get in touch and I’ll do my best to get you settled in with
Please contact me for further information about joining or getting involved in Sutton Coldfield West District.
In Rea Valley District, we have twenty Groups and nine Explorer units. All sections have a very healthy and active programme of district and group–based events, with members supporting activities hosted by County, National and International organisations. We have been proud to have supported Scouts, Explorers and leaders that took part in the World Jamboree in Sweden during August 2011.
Scouting in Rea Valley is adventure. We are keen to provide an opportunity for young people to make new friends and learn a variety of life skills. Adult volunteers and young leaders are able to share new expertise and develop their leadership, confidence and talents, building a programme of adventurous and inspiring activities. The district boasts a diary packed full of activities and camps, as well as supporting the programme of County events.
Most groups in Rea Valley have Beaver, Cub and Scout sections, with many reaching bursting point. Some sections are unfortunately burdened with waiting lists for the younger sections and we desperately need new adult helpers to introduce new opportunities to those youth waiting to join the movement. Whether you are young or not–so young, you may have skills that can be shared with others, and Scouting probably has new experiences for you too. Even if you only have one evening a month we would still like to welcome you to the Rea Valley Scouting family.
Please contact me for further information about joining or getting involved in Rea Valley District.
Tame Valley Birmingham is a vibrant multicultural district in the northern part of Birmingham and includes Handsworth, Erdington, Great Barr and Kingstanding within its borders.
There are 16 groups in Tame Valley Birmingham, all offering exciting scouting programmes. As a district we are very active, and encourage our young people to take part in the various opportunities that Scouting will give them, both here in Tame Valley Birmingham and also further afield, we have had young people attend Jamborees, MOOT’s, and ski trips with the county as well as camps at our local campsite, Blackwell Adventure. Our younger members also put the ‘OUT’ in scouting, and while the cubs and scouts regularly camp, the beavers enjoy many sleepovers. In Tame Valley Birmingham we aim to provide a programme of activities, at both group and district level that is varied, exciting, challenging and above all fun.
As well as having a team of leaders dedicated to climbing, who over the summer take leaders and young people out to experience and learn new skills, we also have a water club where leaders and young people can learn water based skills.
We are very proud that a number of our Explorers/Network have been awarded their Queen’s Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Gold, and that all our sections gain their Chief Scout Award. Tame Valley Birmingham gives young people and adults the support and opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We are home to the Handsworth Gang Show, now entering its 60th year. It’s a wonderful opportunity for young people to perform on a stage, our shows are now based at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham.
If you are interested in joining the adventure of scouting with Tame Valley Birmingham please get in touch.