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Packing for Malawi! 

24 Mar 14

In October 2012 I visited Malawi and set up 2 new Scout troops.

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National Youth Rep 

19 Mar 14

After several years as the County’s Nominated Youth Representative Mathew Spencer has decided to step down so he can concentrate on a number of other Scouting challenges he is involved in.

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Cubs dance to celebrate St Patrick’s day 

18 Mar 14

6th Solihull Hurricane Cubs celebrated St Patrick’s day in style, with Adam McSharry, a former dancer with the world famous Lord of the Dance troupe.

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Solihull Scouts Speak Event 

28 Feb 14

Calling all Solihull Scout, Explorers and Leaders! From 9am on Saturday 5th April to 1pm Sunday 6th April is Solihull Scout Speak Event.

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Message of luck as youngsters head to Japan 

26 Feb 14

This story comes from Solihull News, Click here to see original Nine Solihull Scouts have been selected to represent the borough on a trip of a lifetime next year.

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Grow Your Group 

23 Feb 14

Fellow Scouts The deadline to sign up for Grow Your Group is fast approaching.

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Cole Cub Camp 

8 Feb 14


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Six Summits 2014 

28 Jan 14

Invitations have already been sent to a number of the 57 Groups who have taken part over the past years and some application forms have already been sent out.

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Explorer Scout Leader – Drake ESU 

19 Jan 14

We’re looking for an amazing individual to take over a fantastically committed leader team for an incredibly successful Explorer Scout Unit that has some brilliant adventures.

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New ACC Explorers 

23 Dec 13

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Budd as ACC Explorers for Solihull County.

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Beavers Sing Up for Christmas! 

9 Dec 13

On Tuesday 3rd December, Beavers from across the county came together at St Mary’s church at Hobs Moat for their annual carol service.

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County Camp 2014 Announced 

29 Nov 13

We are very excited to announce a date venue for Solihull County Camp 2014.

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Solihull Jamboree Participants Selected 

29 Nov 13

After a very competitive selection nine Scouts and Explorers and one leader from Solihull have been chosen to attend the 23 rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015.

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Cole Swimming Gala 

26 Nov 13


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Orion Explorers Take on Operation Cockerel 

24 Nov 13

Orion Explorers from Marston Green, where invited to try a new Challenge hosted by Kidderminster Explorer Scouts, named Operation Camp Cockerel.

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6th Solihull Bag Pack! 

22 Nov 13

6th Solihull Cub Scouts will be bagpacking at Sainsbury’s Marshall Lake on the 23- 24th November to raise funds for Shelterbox.

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Pyjama Party for Pudsey! 

20 Nov 13

On Monday 11th November, 6th Solihull Spitfire Beavers held a Pyjama Party in order to raise funds for Children in Need.

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Queen’s Scout Success! 

16 Nov 13

15 Solihull Explorer Scouts were presented with their Queens Scouts Award by Tim Kidd, England Scout Commissioner last Saturday at a ceremony in Solihull attended by their families, leaders and over 60 younger Explorers achieving Platinum and Diamond…

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Cooking Competition 2013 

15 Nov 13

The Elevenses – 11th Solihull (Methodist) Scouts’ cooking team – won the 2013 Solihull Scout County cooking competition held on Saturday 21 st September at the Scouts’ Millpool HQ on Lode Lane.

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New Website 

11 Nov 13

After  difficult couple of weeks we’re proud to release the new county website.

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11th Solihull Get Online! 

11 Nov 13

11 th Solihull had a cracking weekend on the 19th/20th October.

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New DC for Blythe 

8 Nov 13

Fellow Scouts I am pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Baynes as District Commissioner of Solihull Blythe.

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Meet & Greet England Commissioner 

27 Oct 13

Tim Kidd the England Commissioner is coming to Solihull on Saturday 9 November.

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1st Knowle tuck in to Scout Curry 

27 Oct 13

1st Knowle Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders tuck into the evening meal on their recent weekend trip to Edale YHA.

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Cole Cubs Go Out Of This World! 

22 Oct 13

On Saturday 12 October 74 cubs along with 24 leaders from Cole went to the space centre.

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County Cooking Competition 2013 

20 Oct 13

Each year Solihull Scout County holds a cooking competition forscouts at Millpool; base for 1st Solihull Sea Scouts and Fordrove scouts.

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Orion at Apex 

18 Oct 13

Orion Explorer Scout Unit of Solihull embarked on what was labelled the ultimate Adventure as they entered the Apex Challenge.

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Japan2015 IST Applications 

10 Oct 13

Would you like to meet new people from all over the world? Do you to experience an international scouting adventure? Are you aged 18 or over on 26 July 2015? The Scout Association are recruiting several hundred adult volunteers to make up the …

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Young Leader Unit Success 

9 Oct 13

The first Young Leaders Unit as a joint venture between Cole and Blythe Districts was held last Tuesday 6 October and 27 Young Leaders came along to it- not knowing whether we would get 3 or 30 YL’s this was a fantastic start! The YL’s …

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6th Solihull Scouts annual Group camp 

29 Sep 13

160 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from 6th Solihull Scout Group spent 20 – 22 September working in teams to learn about the ‘Great Outdoors’.

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Drake Explorers Receive their Queens Scouts Awards 

10 Sep 13

On Friday evening ( 6 September 2013 ) four Explorers from Drake ESU received their Queens Scouts Awards from the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Joe Tildesley.

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NIJam for Solihull Explorers! 

3 Sep 13

On Saturday 3 rd August, 3 Explorers from Orion ESU and 1 from Brave Dragons (a Welsh unit) along with two Leaders from one from Orion ESU and one from 2 nd Shirley went off to the Northern Ireland Jamboree.

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Drake ESU in Switzerland! 

27 Aug 13

For Summer camp this year, Drake ESU returned to the International Scout Centre at Kandersteg in Switzerland.

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Japanese Jamboree 2015 call for participants 

25 Aug 13

Were you born between 28 th July 1997 and July 27 th 2001? Do you want to join 25,000 Scouts from 150 countries in Japan for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? The next World Scout Jamboree is being held at Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Japan in July/…

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Operation Chameleon: Bookings Open Tomorrow! 

11 Jul 13

Can you avoid capture from some of Solihullís elite leaders and adults? Can you capture our sneekiest scouts explorers? 5th October is your chance to find out, the largest game of hide and seek that Solihull has ever seen is coming! Scouts, …

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Japan 2015 Leader Selection 

25 Jun 13

The 23rd World Scout Jamboree will take place in Japan in the summer of 2015.

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6th Solihull Scout at Baddesley Clinton 

20 Jun 13

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 6th Solihull Scout Group volunteered to build a new labyrinth at Baddesley Clinton, the medieval manor house in Knowle.

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Carrying a ShelterBox around London! 

17 Jun 13

1 st Knowle Scouts joined over 500 other youngsters from groups across the UK to take part in the ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt on a sunny Saturday in June.

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Cole Cub Camp 

21 May 13

Our annual cub camp returned with a vengeance from 10-12 May, at Pikes Pool.

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Northern Ireland Jamboree 

26 Apr 13

Calling all Explorer Scouts aged 16 or 17.

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New County Commissioner Takes Post 

1 Apr 13

It’s with great pleasure that I hand over the Solihull County reins to Dave Lodwig today.

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Vision 2018 Survey 

27 Mar 13


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Leaders for Northern Ireland Jamboree Wanted!!! 

21 Mar 13

Are you aged over 18? Are you free between 3rd August and 10th August? Do you fancy visiting a Jamboree? At the County Explorer Wintercamp many of the explorers were discussing how it’d be nice to do more activities/camps joint as County …

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Solihull Scouts Tackle The Chase Walk 

19 Mar 13

Last weekend teams of explorers and leaders from across Solihull took on the challenge of the 30th annual Chase Walk; a 40 mile competitive walk around Cannock Chase in Staffordshire with the aim to complete the course as a team.

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Young Leader Win For Solihull Explorer 

12 Mar 13

We’re proud to announce that Orion Explorer Liam Clarke has won the Solihull Youth and Community Service young leader award beating off stiff competition from youth groups within Solihull.

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Learning Opportunities 2013 

28 Feb 13

Learning opportunities 2013, online booking system now available here…

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Remembering Goff Chambers 

12 Feb 13

We were all saddened to learn of the death of Goff Chambers on 4 th February.

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i.Solihull Explorer Wintercamp 

10 Feb 13

Units from Solihull, Chelmsley Wood, Coventry and Wales have all come together for the Solihull Explorer Wintercamp which was held the weekend of 8th to 10th February 2013 at 1st Solihull Scout group and the home of Voyager Explorer Scout Unit.

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Cole Swims to Gala Sucess 

9 Feb 13

Solihull Cole held its annual Swimming Gala, at Stechford Swimming Pool, where we had young members aged between 6 and 14 taking part from all over Solihull, inculding Balsall Common, Chelmsley Wood and Dorridge.

Solihull Welcomes a New Explorer Unit 

4 Feb 13

It has been confirmed that Solihull Cole have opened a new Explorer Unit, which joins the other Units around Solihull.

County Night Hike 2013 

13 Jan 13

Info and registration form for the County Night Hike 2013 is now online, Check out the dedicated events page here: Night Hike…

Bob Lane to visit St. James Palace 

11 Jan 13

Bob is to visit St James Palace on 15 January with his wife Chris as one of 2 representatives from the Scout Association.

Your turn to Speak Up! 

10 Jan 13

Young People are Scouting.

New County Commissioner Announced 

21 Dec 12

I am delighted to announce that, after a successful search process, David Lodwig was offered and has accepted the position of County Commissioner for Solihull.

Santa Visits Cole Cubs 

20 Dec 12

About 45 Cubs and their leaders from 5 different packs across the District gathered at the beautifully festive looking Network Headquarters for a fun Christmas party last Saturday.

Cole Cubs in Stratford 

13 Dec 12

On the wettest day of November Cubs braved torrential rain and floods to visit Stratford on Avon by train.