Welcome

To our website representing the Scouting activities in the Staffordshire Moorlands. 

**NEWSFLASH** October 2016 - We are currently seeking to open new groups in Moorlands Villages - Specifically Ipstones, Kingsley and Waterhouses.  To do this we need adults willing to help in some way.  If you live near or in these areas and have skills you'd like to offer or would just like to be involved so your kids can.  Please email us moorlandsvillages@moorlandsscouts.org    

Moorlands District Calendar

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR DISTRICT CALENDAR  

To add things to this calendar please request to have access to the calendar (send us your Scouting Role and email address) or email the events to info@moorlandsscouts.org and we will add them if appropriate.  Please note that if you use Google Calendar yourself, then when you have opened the calendar, clicking on this image   in the bottom right will add the calendar to your own list so you can view it when you wish.

About Us

Scouting is for boys and girls and we start as young as 5¾ years old and have programme opportunities for anyone aged up to 25 and then lots of volunteering opportunities for anyone aged over 14.


Based around a programme of self development, and spreading across a range of different programme zones including adventure, creativity, global, outdoors and environment, beliefs and attitudes, community and fitness, Scouting offers something new each week and a whole lot of fun.  Plus your child will have opportunities to stretch themself, grow in confidence and develop new social skills - all with a big dollop of mud!
                
Whether it be a Beaver Scout on their first bike ride, a Cub Scout staying in a tent for the first time, A Scout hitting his first bullseye or an Explorer finishing their Duke of Edinburgh's award... we provide the right challenges at the right level to help our young people achieve things that they may have initially not thought possible.

All our leaders are of course fully DBS checked and all receive full training for their role.

In the Moorlands we have 7 locations for Scouting.  Here you'll find a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop - we call these Groups and they are spread across Leek, Endon, Cheddleton and Cheadle.  We are always open to new Groups where we have the leaders to run them.  Our Explorer section is affiliated to the Groups and meet in 3 current locations - Leek, Endon and Cheadle.  We have one Network for the District and they meet on a project basis.  We also have a Young Leaders Unit and an Expedition Training Unit for DofE. Please see the tabs above for details on the sections or the Group Locations & Contacts Tab for address and email details.

We are growing so fast members wise that our adult recruitment can't keep up.  If you would be willing to help - even just one day a year, please get in touch.  You could make a real difference.  Thank you


Scouting changes lives

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A recent independent report into Scouting’s impact found that we make a huge difference both to the lives of our members and across the wider community.

The report was produced in 2011 by Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC), and among the things they found out were:

Young people

88% of our young people said that Scouting helps them improve their key skills, including social skills, teamwork ability, leadership ability and confidence.

92% of our young people said that Scouting helped them build good relationships and long-lasting friendships.

88% of our young people said that Scouting helped them at school and in employment.

Volunteers

95% of our volunteers said that Scouting helped them improve their physical skills, including the improved ability to cope with outdoor conditions.

97% of our volunteers said that being involved helped them with relationship building.

41% of wider community organisations said that if Scouting was on a job applicant’s CV it would be a positive influence on their appointment.

Communities

82% of young people and 90% of adult volunteers take part in community service or a volunteering activity at least once a year.

41% of Scouts volunteer for other charitable organisations.

80% of community organisations and local businesses surveyed believe that Scouting benefits their organisation, and 69% said Scouting involvement benefited their clients or service users.