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Beyond the Gate 

7 Jul 16

1st Solihull Scout Group are having an open day on Saturday 9th July 2016 to celebrate the opening of their new Pond Dipping Platform, which will be opened by the Mayor of Solihull.


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Solihull AGM 2016 

6 May 16

Solihull Scout AGM will be taking place on Tuesday 24th May at 8pm at the Solihull Council Chambers.


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Five Solihull Scouts receive their Queen Scout Award at Windsor 

24 Apr 16

Matthew Bottomley, Adam Bennett, Jenifer Budd, Thomas Chalklen and Loui Scutt from Solihull are being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards on Sunday 24 th April 2016.


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Census 2015-2016 

20 Apr 16

Scouting is continuing to grow in popularity in Solihull with more young people joining the Movement, according to The Scout Association’s latest annual membership figures.


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A message from our new County Commissioner 

11 Apr 16

A message from our new County Commissioner, Shirley Brookes; Dear fellow Scouters, So, it’s been just over 4 weeks since I was appointed as the County Commissioner and I would first of all like to say thank you to everyone who has contacted me with…


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Solihull Leaders Receive Top Awards 

4 Apr 16

We are  delighted to announce that the following Scouters in the County have been honoured with special awards from the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.


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Solihull County Camp is Back! 

31 Mar 16

Solihull County Camp is back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce the next County Camp – Discovery 2017 When? Friday 15 th to Sunday 17 th September 2017 Where? Solihull Riding Club , Bentley Heath.


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Congratulations to Shirley Brookes, our New County Commissioner 

9 Mar 16

Shirley Brooks has been officially appointed as our new County Commissioner today by Gilwell.


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AGM Dates Change – Tuesday 24th May 2016 

8 Mar 16

Due to circumstances beyond our control and the impending E.


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Warwickshire are looking for a new county commissioner  

27 Feb 16

With Solihull being days away from choosing a new County Commissioner, it’s time to help our friends in Warwickshire ​Can you help shape the delivery of the scouting provision in WarwickshireCould you guide and inspire adults working within …


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Launch of new Smith’s Wood Scout Group and mass investiture at the Thinktank 

18 Feb 16

Solihull Scout County is celebrating the launch of the 2nd Smith’s Wood scout group, with 22 young people invested at the Thinktank.


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Chief Scout Bronze Award Presentation 

7 Feb 16

The Mayor of Solihull has kindly agreed to present Chief Scout’s Bronze Award certificates in Solihull Methodist Church at 6.45 for 7.00pm on Friday 6 May 2016.


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Chief Scout Silver Award Presentation 

4 Feb 16

The Mayor of Solihull has kindly agreed to present Chief Scout’s Silver Award certificates in Solihull School Chapel at 6.45 for 7.00pm on Friday 22 April 2016.


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Night Hike Results 

1 Feb 16

Congratulations to Intrepid Explorers ‘A’ and 2nd Ballsall Common Scouts ‘A’ on winning the Walking stick and boot tropes respectively.


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1st Knowle Scout group fund raise their way to a new mini bus 

19 Jan 16

MUCH-NEEDED funding for a borough Scout group has helped provide a replacement minibus.


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When Solihull Explorers went to Japan 

4 Jan 16

In the summer of 2015, 9 Explorers from Solihull attended the World Scout Jamboree in Japan and they invite you to a presentation evening to share their experiences.


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County Night Hike – Saturday 30th January 2016 

4 Jan 16

Solihull Scout County Night Hike 2016 – Saturday 30th January Venue – Solihull Riding Club Please refer to the links below to enter your scouts / explorers along with all the relevant night hike info.


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Six Summits Challenge 2016 (April 30-May 2nd) 

13 Dec 15

The Six Summits Challenge is a walking based, 36 mile expedition, held across the Shropshire hills for Scouts and Explorers.


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Coseley service joy 

13 Dec 15

IT was lovely to see pictures of Coseley’s Remembrance service in The Bugle (November 18 edition), all the more for my husband and myself, as due to ill health, we were unable to attend for the first time in more than 40 years.


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We’re offering a new Adventure 

1 Dec 15

Would you like the chance to go camping, climbing, potholing, lead community projects while transforming young peoples lives? As a section leader you will do all of this and more, using your skills and learning new ones.


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A Final Thank You and look to the future 

17 Nov 15

A message from Ian Carnell, Deputy County Commissioner, “Dear Scouting Colleagues, “Today we bid farewell to our County Commissioner, Dave Lodwig, as he moves to pastures new.


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The Search is on! 

25 Oct 15

We are looking for a volunteer with management and leadership experience who wants to do more in their community, with good inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others to be our next County Commissioner.


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Former Meriden scout leader swindled dementia sufferer of £57k 

8 Oct 15

A GREEDY grandmother and former Meriden cub scout leader who masqueraded as a charitable do-gooder swindled…


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Farewell to our CC 

5 Oct 15

A message from our County Commissioner, David Lodwig; “It is with some sadness that I have to inform you all that I am stepping down as County Commissioner of Solihull from the 17th November 2015.


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National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra 2016 

5 Oct 15

NSGSO Main Orchestra and (new) NSGSO Wind Band This year is a really exciting one for the NSGSO as we will be running an NSGSO Wind Band alongside the Main NSGSO Orchestra.


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Gangshow 2016 rehearsals 

13 Sep 15

We’ve had a couple of brilliant rehearsals so far.


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Self Employed Supported Volunteer Co-Ordinator Wanted! 

10 Sep 15

We’re looking for a Self Employed Supporter Volunteer Co-Ordinator to work with the greatest people in Solihull with the opening of a new Scout Group in Smiths Woods.


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Operation Chameleon Bookings – Open Now! 

1 Sep 15

It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that bookings for Operation Chameleon 2015 are open! We’re slightly changing our booking process this year to make it easier for leaders and for event organisers on the day.


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Follow Solihull Adventure in Japan 

22 Jul 15

The World Scout Jamboree is only days away and the SMSAllsorts Unit and IST are heading out shortly, please feel free to follow their adventures.


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CHIEF SCOUT’S BRONZE AWARDS NIGHT 

8 Jul 15

The County Commissioner for Solihull has approved a presentation of Chief Scout’s Bronze Award certificates to Beaver Scouts on Friday, 16th October 2015 in Solihull School Chapel at 6.45 for 7.00pm.


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The Countdown is on to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree 

24 Jun 15

In just 30 days Scouts from Solihull will be heading to the World Scout Jamboree in Japan.


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The Passing of Anne Dunkley 

9 Jun 15

On behalf of 1st Marston Green Scout Group we would like to express our sadness at the loss of Anne Dunkley, who had been a tireless supporter of Scouting from the mid 1990’s.


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Birmingham Pride March 2015 

25 May 15

The late May bank holiday weekend saw the annual Birmingham Pride march through the city centre.


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St Georges Parade in Knowle 

26 Apr 15

This years St.


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Queen Scout Award for Beverley Hardwick 

26 Apr 15

Beverley Hardwick formally from Drake Explorer Scout Unit, the only young person from Solihull is being honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout, Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s Scouts Awards on Sunday 26 th April …


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Chief Scout Silver Awards Success 

25 Apr 15

The Friday night proceeding St.


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Local Explore Questions John Major 

22 Apr 15

Scouting encourages young people to stand up and have a voice for them selves.


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Instructions For Adding New Adults To Compass 

11 Apr 15

Instructions for Adding New Adults via the Scouts website.


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Night Hike 2015 Results 

8 Mar 15

Congratulations to all the teams that took part in the Night Hike 2015.


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Chief Scout’s Silver Awards Evening Reminder 

11 Feb 15

The Mayor of Solihull has kindly agreed to present Chief Scout’s Silver Award certificates in Solihull School Chapel at 6.45 for 7.00pm on Friday, 24th April 2015 .


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Operation Chameleon – 17th October 2015 

18 Jan 15

Date for your diaries, Operation Chameleon 2015 will take place on Saturday 17th October .


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The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra 2015 

16 Jan 15

We are pleased to announce that the NSGSO has been re-launched and applications for the Birmingham 2015 course are now open.


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Night Hike Date Change 

7 Jan 15

Due to over running building work at Solihull Riding Club, which serves as base of operation for the event, the organisation team has had to change the date of the hike from Saturday 31st January to Saturday 7th March  We appreciate that this falls …


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Changes to Six Summits 

27 Dec 14

Six Summits Challenge 2nd – 5th May 2015 Dear Leaders As many of you know John Clayton who has been running the event for the last 29 years has stepped down due to ill health.


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Bulkington television director wins Emmy for work on Educating Yorkshire 

4 Dec 14

Former cub scout and Coventry schoolboy receives coveted award at glittering New York ceremony…


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County Headquarters Update 

29 Nov 14

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Compass Update 

29 Nov 14

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Community Payback breathes life into 102 year old scout club 

5 Nov 14

Cheryl Langford, a PCSO based at Sedgley Police Station, has helped a scout club win a much needed grant for an internal redecoration project.


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Solihull County Mountaineering Advisor Hits Milestone 

15 Oct 14

Bob Lane, Solihull Scout County’s Mountaineering advisor, has hit a historic milestone – after 27 years he has reached the summit of all 282 Scottish Munros – summits over 3,000 feet.


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Hurricane cubs claim top prize in first inter-pack challenge 

8 Oct 14

Three cub packs battled it out at Alderbrook School on 22 September, and Hurricane cubs (from 6th Solihull) took home the coveted trophy.


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County Cooking Competition – Results! 

7 Oct 14

Eleven teams from Blythe and Cole gathered with sharpened knives, firewood and selections of herbs aiming to be the team that stood out by preparing an outstanding two course meal in two hours that would woo the judges, Paul and Dick.


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The Search Is On! 

3 Sep 14

The search has begun for the new District Commissioner for Solihull Cole District.


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County Abseil: Places Left! 

25 Aug 14

Do you want to be one of 100 Scouts in Solihull to have the opportunity of a lifetime and do something exciting and truly unique? On Saturday 13th September 2014 we will be running a fundraising abseil for those going to the World Scout Jamboree in …


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Local Training Manager: Blythe 

22 Jul 14

Are you motivating and able to inspire adults to complete their training?! Are you organised and able to keep on top of admin? Want a new challenge in scouting? Blythe District are looking for a Local Training Manager to work with the County Training…


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County Abseil: Are you up for the challenge?! 

15 Jul 14

Do you want to be one of 100 Scouts in Solihull to have the opportunity of a lifetime and do something exciting and truly unique? On Saturday 13th September 2014 we will be running a fundraising abseil for those going to the World Scout Jamboree in …


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Operation Chameleon Bookings Open 

2 Jul 14

Bookings for this years event are now open! Register your running team of Scouts, Explorers or your catching team now to confirm your place at this event! Head to our website to find the link to register or CLICK HERE Don’t forget that catcher …


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County AGM 2014 

31 May 14

This years County Annual General Meeting will take place on the 17th of June at the Solihull Council Chambers at 8pm.


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Stiff & Stilted Support Scout Pride 

29 May 14

The Solihull Scout Stilt team were busy the Bank Holiday Weekend being asked by the FLAGS ASU to help National HQ and make sure scouting in the West Midlands had a good profile at the Parade, we have paraded for a few years in Birmingham as well as …


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As membership grows in Solihull, what’s the plan to keep growing? 

2 May 14

Scouting membership in Solihull continues to grow, with 546 new members in the past year.


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Queens Scout Success for Solihull! 

1 May 14

Sixteen Queen’s Scouts from Drake, Galileo, Knowle, Intrepid and Orion attended the National St Georges Day Parade at Windsor to be honoured by international adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls at Windsor Castle for gaining their Queen’s …