About City of Nottingham Scouts

There are around 1400 members of the Scout Association within the City of Nottingham Scout District. Our members attend 22 Scout Groups in all areas of the City.

We are registered in England as Charity Number 1027539.

Scout Groups

Scout Groups are made up of Beaver Colonies (5 to 8 year olds), Cub Packs (8 to 101/2 year olds, and Scouts (101/2 year olds). Each Scout Group is recognised by its own colours on its neck scarf and is run as an independent charity, has its own trustees and management team. Each Scout Group has a manager, known as a Group Scout Leader (GSL) who reports to the District Commissioner. The leadership team in the Scout Group report to the Group Scout Leader.

Every Scout Group is governed by a set of rules and regulations documented in Policy, Organisation and Rules.

 The leadership teams are responsible for providing the programme for the young people and looking after their welfare. The young people have an input into what they do while experiencing Scouting.

Scout District

City of Nottingham Scouts is our Scout District and all Scouting that takes place within our City boundaries are the Districts responsibility.

The District has a senior manager, known as a District Commissioner (DC) who is responsible for managing and supporting Scouting across the City. The District Commissioner appoints a District Team to help him with this task. Below are the members of our District Team and what they are responsible for.

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Responsible for managing the Group Scout Leaders across the District and the District Team.

District Commissioner

Andy Taylor

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Responsible for Scout Groups in Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Bestwood, Sherwood, Basford, Leen Valley, Berridge, Aspley and the Meadows

Deputy District Commissioner

Paul Kanikowski

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Responsible for Scout Groups in  Wollaton West, Lenton & Wollaton East, Hyson Green & Arboretum, Radford, Mapperley, Castle, St Ann's, Dales, Clifton East and Clifton West.

Deputy District Commissioner

James Pidgeon

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Responsible for Explorer Scouts, Young Leaders, Scout Network and Scout Active Support

Deputy District Commissioner

Justin Fisher

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Responsible for ensuring young people are involved in shaping Scouting across the City

Youth Commissioner

Dani Ashwell

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Responsible forsupporting Beaver Scouts across the City

ADC Beavers

Andy Cumberpatch

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Responsible for supporting Cub  Scouts across the City

ADC Cubs

Deb Cumberpatch

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Responsible for supporting  Scouts across the City

ADC Scouts

Elliot Cross

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Responsible for supporting  Explorer Scouts across the City

Explorer Scout Commissioner

Josh Sims

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Responsible for Scout Network in the City

Scout Network Commissioner

Andy Kesteven

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Responsible for organising District events, activities and promotions

 

ADC Activities

Lindsay Trevor

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Responsible for ensuring our volunteers are trained for their role.

 

Training Manager

Ken Eley

The District is a charity with its own board of trustees that is responsible for the governance of Scouting within the City and ensuring there are adequate resources to deliver an affordable programme for all our young people.

Walesby Forest and Sycamore Dining income have ensured the District Membership Fee, which should around £6 per young person, is £0 for 2020. 

Funding

The District has funds which Scout Groups may apply for from time to time.

The Hardship Fund is available to help young people and volunteers who cannot afford to participate in Scouting activities without financial support. This fund can also be applied to for the purchase of uniform and activity gear.

Other funding will be announced later in 2020.

For more details and application forms click here

Walesby Forest

The City of Nottingham Scouts own the Walesby Forest land. The Walesby Forest Activity Centre is run by an independent charity in partnership with the District, providing the District with a small rental income. The profits from the operation of Walesby Forest are re-invested into developing the centre.

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Sycamore Dining

Sycamore Dining is a community interest company (CIC) that was set up as a service to the community and to help support  City of Nottingham Scouts financially. Sycamore Dining provide social dining as a catalyst for combating loneliness and social isolation. They do this by bringing people together to eat an affordable meal. In particular they target the most vunerable generation, the elderly. They are sponsoring a project in 2020 for Scout Groups to use the power of food to help resolve a local community issue. The profits from operating the CIC are donated to the City of Nottingham Scouts for the benefit of young people.

Communications

Our communication strategy is currently being reviewed.

For more details click here