AGM 2018 Report

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Minutes of Solihull Scout County A.G.M.

Wednesday 21st June 2017 Solihull Civic Suite

Tony Townley the County Chairman, opened the meeting by welcoming the Worshipful The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davies and then continued with a short story, The Unknown Scout. This described the meeting of a Scout in a London fog and William Boyce, an American businessman and how this good turn led to the growth of Scouting in USA.


There were 58 Leaders present from the County. List retained by County Secretary.

Apologies for Absence

Dan Potter – West Midlands Regional Commissioner, Ian Carnell, Brian Balnaves, Tim Atherton, Piers Bennett, Lauren Evans, Mat Spencer, Simon Hague..


Paul Little- DC Sutton Coldfield West gave a very interesting talk and presentation outlining the design, planning, building and ongoing maintenance of the National Scout Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Minutes of the 2017 AGM

Copies of the 2016 minutes, reports and accounts had been circulated to members of the County Executive. The minutes were agreed to be a true record of that meeting and with the reports for 2017 were approved by the County Executive. The acceptance of the minutes was endorsed by a show of hands by those present..

County Chairman’s Report

County Chairman, Tony Townley thanked County Commissioner-Shirley Brookes, County Treasurer-Ian Carpenter, County Secretary-Bob Lane for their help and support over the last year. He also thanked all the County Executive and all leaders and adults who have supported Scouting in Solihull. Tony’s full report is included in the Annual report.

County Commissioners Report

County Commissioner, Shirley Brookes said that the last 15 months has been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. She made particular mention of the untimely death of Jack Saunders and praised the support given to the group, 8th Solihull and the family by Michael Sarjeant.

Shirley, thanked people for the support given to her, over the year, with safeguarding issues, leader suspensions and complaints.

She welcomed the new leader team at Hampton in Arden which has had a very positive impact in growing Scouting in the village. 2017 AGM Minutes.docx 2 of 3

Shirley thanked Paul Little for his excellent presentation on the National Scout Memorial project this evening and commended her report to the meeting.

Presentation of Accounts

Ian Carpenter, the County Treasurer, talked the meeting through the accounts for the year, and expressed his thanks to Dave Landreth for scrutinising them. Ian invited questions, but as there were none, Greg Dodd proposed they be accepted, and Sue Cheshire seconded them, all agreed by a show of hands. Tony thanked Ian for his excellent work on the accounts.

Acceptance of the Annual Report and Accounts

Chair asked for and accepted a proposal from the floor that the Annual Report and Accounts be adopted. This was proposed by Sue Cheshire and the adoption was approved by the raising of hands.

Thanks were given to the various ACC’s for their work and the sectional reports and to Ian Carpenter for the accounts. Thanks were given to Dave Landreth for scrutinising the accounts.

Appointment of Officers (Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

County Chairman: The County Commissioner nominated Tony Townley as County Chairman for a further year, Tony had previously agreed, and his appointment was unanimously approved by the meeting.

County Treasurer: Ian Carpenter was nominated, there being no other nominations it was unanimously agreed by the meeting that he would stand for a further year.

County Secretary: Bob Lane was nominated, there being no other nominations it was unanimously agreed by the meeting that he would stand for a further year.

Appointment of Members to the County Scout Council

Cole District nominated Dave Landreth and Blythe District nominated John Kidner as the District Representatives to the County Scout Council. They were approved by the meeting.

Appointment of Members to the County Executive

Elected Members: Trevor Richmond, Roger Pacey and Simon Hague were nominated for election to the Executive. There being no other nominations they were duly elected by the meeting.

Nominated Members: Ken Meeson and Mat Spencer were nominated by the County Commissioner and were approved by the meeting.

Co-opted Members: Ian Carnell and Sue Cheshire were approved by the meeting

Appointment of Representative to the Council of the Association

The meeting approved the nomination Greg Dodd as the County Representative to the Council of the Scout Association.

The meeting approved the nomination of Lauren Evans as the County Youth Representative to the Council of the Scout Association.

They were both co-opted on to the County Executive.

Appointment of an Independent Examiner

Tony conveyed the County’s thanks to Dave Landreth, who has examined the County Accounts and agreed to examine them next year.

His Worshipful The Mayor-Stuart Davies

The Mayor congratulated everyone involved with Scouting in Solihull. He said how impressed he was with the number and variety of activities undertaken. The excellent numbers 2,200 young people and 750 volunteers supporting them would have made Baden-Powell extremely proud 110 years after the start of Scouting. He welcomed and praised the setting up of the National Scout Memorial at the Arboretum. He has been there but would make a point of visiting the memorial on his next visit. He expressed his thanks to Scouting for engaging with young people across the Borough and was very impressed with everyone working with young people.


The County Commissioner made a presentation to Brian Bowden of a Bar to the Award of Merit.


Tony closed the meeting by thanking all present for their attendance and invited all to join the Mayor in the refreshment room for a social conclusion to the evening. He invited people to visit the four information bases provided for 2019 Jamboree, Activities, Training and HQ building

County Secretary – Bob Lane


2018 AGM Reports

County Chair Report

This is my fifth and final term as Chairman of Solihull Scout County

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as Solihull County Chairman

My job over the past years has been made easy because of the excellence of the County Executive Members. In my scouting years I have met many people who give up their valuable time to support our young people. I can say in all honesty that the Solihull executive ranks highly amongst those people. All of them bring their own unique skills to support a Great County

I know that Solihull will grow and flourish with Shirley and her team at the helm.

I would like to say to all the Leaders running sections Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers or Network please carry on doing the fantastic job you do so well. This is underlined by yet another increase in Solihull membership. So WELL DONE and THANK YOU for the tremendous work you do week in and week out. Words are insufficient to applaud your contribution.

Finally I would like to wish my successor Simon Hague all the best in his role, I know he will do an excellent Job.

Tony Townley
Solihull Chairperson

County Commissioner Report

I cannot believe that it is time for the County AGM again and I am writing my third annual report. It gives me an opportunity to reflect on what has happened over the last year and to think about the year to come.

This time last year I was reporting that our numbers of youth members had decreased slightly. But due to the hard work of many leaders and parents, we now have more youth members than ever with 2325 regularly involved, a re-opened 1st Hampton-in-Arden and new Beaver colonies at 2nd Monks path and 11th Solihull. This is a 24% increase on our numbers just five years ago. Our adult membership has also grown significantly with 800 adults now, a 6% increase on last year.

Our young people have had amazing opportunities both at their section nights and at District and County events to gain many badges along the way. A total of 354 top Scouting awards were achieved, from Chief Scouts’ Bronze to Queen’s Scout, and 69 Explorers achieved Duke of Edinburgh awards.

One of the highlights for me was the Discovery Camp in September 2017. It took an enormous amount of organisation, not just by Paul Webb and his team, but also from all the Section Leaders and parents who ensured that over 2000 young people and adults had a fantastic weekend. I am sure that everyone will be eager to know that we have already discussed the possibility of another County Camp in just a few years’ time.

On May 15th our new strategy and brand was launched to take us forward, reflecting our heritage and values but with a key emphasis on preparing young people with skills for life, supported by our amazing leaders who are delivering an inspiring programme. I have already touched on how our growth and the achievement of so many top awards demonstrates how we are already changing the lives of so many young people, so this new strategy is an evolution, not a revolution, of what we are already doing.

I know that we already have amazing leaders here in Solihull and it has been my privilege to present long service and good service awards to quite a few of them. If you know of others who you think deserve recognition, then please let Ian Carnell know. As we can see from our growth numbers, over the last year many groups and units have welcomed new leaders who are at the start of their Scouting roles and this is true at District and County level too. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Suzanne Budd as District Commissioner for Blythe and to thank Andy Baynes for over 4 years of service in that role. I would also like to thank Tony Townley for his service as our County Chair since September 2013. I have valued and appreciated both Andy and Tony’s support since I became County Commissioner and I know that others have too.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone involved in Scouting in Solihull for everything that you do, whether it’s weekly, monthly or just once a year. As Baden-Powell said “the most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others” and I think that is what we do.

Shirley Brookes
County Commissioner

Beaver Scout Section Report

Beaver Scouting is still very much alive and kicking in the County, we’ve seen growth in the Beaver Section across the County with new colonies opening and closed Colonies reopened

Looking back over the past year serves to outline just how much Beaver Scouting does go on in the County, District and Groups. I have again had the fortune to be involved with so many Beaver Scouting activities within the area and witnessed at first hand the commitment and hard work of so many leaders resulting in exciting and challenging programmes and activities.

Chief Scout’s Bronze Award Presentations for Beaver Scouts were held on 10th November 2017 at Solihull Methodist Church where 71 Beavers received their Certificate’s from The Worshipful Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis and Shirley Brookes, Solihull’s County Commissioner

Friday 18th May 2018 at St Mary’s Church at Hobs Moat 78 Beavers received their Certificate’s from The Worshipful The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Flo Nash and Chris Thomas ACC Beavers for Solihull County

This award is the highest that can be gained in the Beaver Scout Section.

Remembrance Parades were held around the Borough and Beaver Scouting was well represented. Parades included Central Solihull, Shirley, Olton and Knowle.

County Beaver Carol Service – This was held on Monday 4th December at St Alphege Parish Church at 6.30pm and attended by a good number of Beavers, Leaders and parents from both Districts. Ian Carnell led the service and some members of St Alphege Parish Church gave a most interesting and novel Puppet Show.

During the service a collection was taken for SOLO. The collection totaled £898.75 this was a magnificent total,

I was so proud of all those who raised the money in so many different ways and who thought of the needs of other children.

District Beaver Activities

Solihull Cole has a new ADC Beavers, Ian Hodgkiss has taken on the role and with his team of District Beaver Leaders, Sheila Cole and Jonathan Booth put on some interesting adventures for the Beavers to enjoy, My personal thanks for all there efforts supporting our Young People.

They held a District Beaver Sports morning followed by Fun Day on the weekend 1st & 2nd July 2017 at 1st Solihull HQ which included grass skis, craft base, parachute games, water slide, blind rope trail, rope bridge and football. There had been a very good attendance. This was followed by a District Beaver Sleepover which had involved a good number of Beavers and leaders.  The programme included a scavenger hunt, 2-course dinner,  camp fire singsong with Sherlock, a story from the DC, drinks, some sleep and morning activities based on the Outdoor Challenge.  The closing ceremony was at midday on Sunday

Other events included: a District Beaver Get Together held at 1st Olton, a District Swimming
Gala held at Stechford Cascades and participation in the very successful District St. George’s Day Parade at Knowle.

The colonies have all been active with many of the Colonies full with waiting lists.

My thanks to Naomi Davis who looked after the role of ADC Beavers in Blythe, thanks for you’re support. The colonies have all been active with many of the Colonies full with waiting lists.

My Personal thanks go to all the Beaver Leaders, Assistants and Colony Helpers across the County for their support, enthusiasm and hard work for Scouting within Solihull.

I know that Scouting and the Young People in this area have certainly benefited from their commitment and dedication.

Chris Thomas (Eagle)
Assistant County Commissioner Beavers

Cub Scout Section Report

What a busy year cubs have had, as ACC cubs I have loved being involved and hearing about the exciting adventures the cubs have been on. Thank you for all of the hard work that all of the leaders and other volunteers put in to supporting the cubs with their adventures and gaining all of the badges that go towards the Chief Scout Silver Award.

On the 30th June 2017 and 12th January 2018 we had the Chief Scout Silver Award Presentation where cubs received their award. This is the highest award that can be gained whilst in the cubs. We are looking forward to having another Silver award in the next few months. Thank you to Ian Carnell and the other leaders for their continued support with the presentations and supporting me with the role as ACC Cubs.

In Cole, they had four teams enter into the district swimming gala, cubs were getting creative at the pack model competition to district camp. Blythe have hosted a variety of events from an international badge day to a football tournament.

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I also held my first County Cubs fun day where we went to Conkers for the day. All the cubs and leaders had a lovely day, exploring the site, building their own scooters and getting to race KataKanus, all of the activities went towards badge work for the cubs. I am looking forward to organising more County Cub events along with organising a joint one with the Beavers, later on in the year.

Emily Clapham

Assistant County Commissioner Cubs

Scout Section Report

What a great year!

I am always amazed as to just how much fun & adventure all the troops across the county manage to cram into their yearly programme of activities & events. I have visited many troop nights over the year & have several  troops still to visit. I look forward to meeting up with many faces old & new.

All the hard work that goes into providing the fun & adventure is purely down to the continued commitment & dedication of all adult leaders & helpers. You should all be very proud in the knowledge of knowing that your hard work has a very positive & influential impact upon our young members.

On behalf of all the scouts in your troops I would just like to say “thank you” to you all.

County events continue to be well supported & enjoyed enormously by all participants.

In no particular order I have pleasure in reporting back on the following –

The annual cooking competition hosted by 1st Solihull at Millpool Woods attracted the largest number of entrants to date from across both districts. We had to find extra judges to cope with the demand! Impressive team efforts made for an exciting & very competitive event with decent weather. All teams had to prepare & cook using an open fire a two course meal for 4 people – not an easy challenge.

As always the scouting highlight for me has to be the visit to Solihull Council Chambers for the presentation of Chief Scouts Gold certificates by the mayor. The recipients were then also invited into the mayors parlour for a unique photo opportunity.

My congratulations go to all the recipients – an awful lot of hard work, time & effort goes into achieving this award, the highest to be presented within the scout section. It is indeed a proud moment for the scouts, parents & leaders alike.

“Operation Chameleon 2017” was once again a huge success.

Over 600 scouts, explorers & leaders boarded a fleet of coaches & mini buses from Blythe Valley Business park & headed off to a secret location to play one huge game of “hide & seek”.

The venue for the event was the Wyre Forest with Mission Control based at the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre.

For those unfamiliar with the concept teams of scouts & explorers meet at Blythe Valley. Upon arrival they receive a kit check & briefing before being put on coaches & taken to a mystery drop off point. Maps are then provided & the challenge is to make their way to Mission Control by a given deadline whilst avoiding capture from one of several catching teams also out in the play zone. There are also challenges along route to undertake. The scout & explorer teams caught the least pick up the trophies as do the catching team who successfully capture the most teams.

A new mystery location is planned for 2018 – start planning your teams & gaming strategies now!

The county night hike took place on a Saturday night back in January. Open to both scouts & explorers the routes headed out towards Hockley Heath with an additional orienteering challenge in place for the explorers.

Just over 400 participants took on the 10 mile or 13 mile routes in the race to pick up “The Boot” trophy for the fastest scout team & “Walking Stick” for the fastest Explorer team.

Many thanks as always to the huge leader support team, Network & finally SAS who start cooking

breakfast for all in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The largest county event attended by many troops across Solihull was our county camp – “Discovery 2017” held once again at Solihull Riding Club. Just over 2000 participants camped together for a weekend of fun, activity & discovery. It was great to see all sections mixing & enjoying each others company & especially for the scouts to experience a “mini jamboree” locally. We are already planning the next county camp to be staged in 2021!

Finally I just wish to thank the ADC scouts for Blythe (Pete Austin) & Cole (Michael Blake) for their continued help & support. Both work hard to motivate, support & share resources across the troops within their districts.

Paul Webb

Assistant County Commissioner Scouts

Explorer Scout Section Report

We started the Scouting Year off in style in September with County Camp, Discovery 2017. A terrific weekend despite the Glastonbury-style mud in parts of the camping field. Record attendance from all sections, pushing the total to over 1,500 young people for a truly inspirational weekend. Time for a bit of a rest for your ACC afterwards though!

Not too much rest though with Operation Chameleon fast on its heels in November. A wet start to the day, but an enjoyable return visit to Wyre Forest, for a day running around in a slightly muddy forest. Record number of over 550 players taking part this year in this Hide–and-Seek challenge.

The Max Rockatsancrus from Intrepid ESU were the deserved winners this year for the coveted Explorer trophy.

  • County Night Hike – The slightly different format for this year proved a challenge for all concerned, some more than others, though well attended by Explorer. Intrepid ESU reign supreme for another year, managing to retain the trophy in a commanding time, given the conditions.
  • Chase Walk – very strong performance from not just the Explorers, but across the whole County, with Solihull sweeping the board and winning the trophy in each of the 7 categories. A terrific effort all round!
  • 6 Summits – Explorer numbers lightly down on previous years, but glorious weather over the Bank Holiday helped to make this another weekend to remember.

All units have again planned and undertaken various sleep-outs, bivouacs, Unit camps, and numerous Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions, in all corners of the country, and Summer Camps to look forward to as well.

There were a couple Explorer Scouts achieving their Queen’s Scouts award this year and attending the National St Georges Day Parade at Windsor in April, with Princess Beatrice of York and Chief Scout Bear Grylls reviewing the parade at Windsor Castle. They were joined by other ex-Explorers from Solihull who were part of the Queen’s Scout Working Party.

A terrific Scouting year all round with much to celebrate!

Richard Budd
Assistant County Commissioner Explorers

YouthShaped Commissioner Report

So, I’ve decided to take a different approach to this; because of the amount that we’ve accomplished as a County from January -March let alone in the last year. I was appointed at the end of last year, which means we haven’t had a year of youthshaping Solihull, but we’ve established loads in such a short space of time!

As a County, the first big step that was taken (thanks to the night hike team!) was to allow the YP to have their say on the badge for the first time ever. Most of you have probably seen, or even earned this badge, and hopefully this can happen again this year where we might be able to get more of a response from groups as we had very little entries, but as promised- one was chosen, so thank you to the County night hike team again and well done to Ellen from Nelson for this design!

Secondly, February was you shape month but we had so many groups wanting to partake in youshape we ended up doing this over three months from January to Easter, and racked up long waiting lists for cancellations and ended up awarding over 700 badges throughout county so a big thank you and well done to leaders who took part and may youshape continue to thrive this year.

We currently do not have a District youshape commissioner for Blythe, so Ben and I worked tirelessly to ensure that Blythe still much a part of youshape as Cole. Ben, the Cole youshape commissioner has also exceeded his expectations by coming to most of the nights with me, so thank you to him for all the help he gave me throughout the three months. A quick thank you also to Comanche Beaver leaders for putting up with me not being there whilst I was doing this, but especially to 2nd Olton because I think I didn’t actually attend my own Cub group for about 4 months with planning youshape and going around County- so thanks for having me back now! The biggest thanks goes to the leaders- those who have been willing to allow us to teach them and their young people something new meaning we are beginning to become a youthshaped county. There were a few groups who were already youthshaped so thank you to them for making our lives easier and teaching us some things! A last thanks to County and Marion for ordering all the badges and County for buying them!

As I said, I’m taking a different approach so if I could spare about 4 minutes of your time to see what you as a county have helped us achieve this year, and lets hope it continues to succeed in the coming years, thank you!

Lauren Evans
County Youth Commissioner

Queen Scout Award and DofE Report

Currently within the County there are 198 young people registered for DofE, 108 at Bronze, 40 at Silver and 50 at Gold. All of the Explorer Units take part in the award with different degrees of success. This last year has seen the following awards being gained, 34 Bronze, 27 Silver and 8 Gold. The Gold award holders have been or will be invited to presentations at St James Palace or Buckingham place in the presence of HRH Prince Edward. Although these numbers are down on last year, this has been an excellent achievement, well done to all those who gained and award and a big thanks to those leaders who have supported them through their programmes.

This year we have not achieved any Queen Scout Awards, which is very disappointing. We now need to build on our DofE successes to promote and grow the Queen Scout Award.

Bob Lane
County Queen Scout and DofE Adviser

Special Needs Report

This last year has been very active and we have an increase in numbers which is excellent.  Within the numbers we have young members who require additional help and guidance in order for them to integrate easily into the Scout Groups.  Scouting is ‘all inclusive’ and we endeavour to achieve this by understanding the needs of new members.

Two separate organisations – SoLo and Take a Break – have been giving help and support to 15 young members this last year ranging from Beaver Cubs through to Explorers.  However from visiting Groups it does appear that there are quite a few youngsters who are being helped by the Leaders themselves and in some cases by parents attending the meetings.  Groups and Leaders must be congratulated on using their skills and determination in integrating into Scouting youngsters who require a little extra help.

To assist Leaders to assess how much help is required or is necessary HQ have issued a publication entitled ‘Parent or Carer Conversation  Framework’ which can be used as a guideline.  It is important to have a conversation with the parent/guardian of the child in order to assess what is realistic in order that the child benefits from Scouting and is able to enjoy and benefit from the experience.

Finally, on behalf of County, thank you to all the Leaders for their dedication, guidance and support for members who require a little extra support to take part and also to build friendships in the family of Scouting.

John Cheshire
Assistant County Commissioner Special Needs

Scout Active Support (SAS)

Again another good year in which we have attended various District and County events and although our membership remains at a steady number we really would like more members in order to be able to offer support to Scouting.  Unfortunately in 2017 we lost  a founder member, Betty Simmonds, who passed away in May and in September Mary Lardner who had suffered ill health for some time.  Both had been Scouters for many years and are very sorely missed.

On a happier note a number of SAS members took part in Discovery 2017, the largest ever Solihull Scout County event which took place in September.  We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and spent many happy hours gluing and sticking etc.  It was the highlight of our SAS year when we could really live up to our name!

In July we had a very good talk by David Berry entitled ‘A humorous look at retirement’ which was extremely funny.  Sue Nightingale came along in September to tell us about ‘Mary’s Meals’ which is a voluntary organisation set up in order to provide feeding programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities.  They feed more than 1 million children every school day across four continents where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.  November is always our ‘fun’ evening including a quiz and a fish & chip supper.

Our Carol Service was held in December at Olton URC – a beautiful Church which has very sadly now been closed.  Our chosen charity was ‘Mary’s Meals’ and we were able to send a donation of £100.

In January 2018 we had a most informative talk by Peter Carr (a Senior Nurse at Heartlands Hospital) regarding strokes, their symptoms and the action to be taken.  Peter is one of the first contacts at the hospital and he and his team quickly assess the patient for the next stage of treatment.  We learned a lot from this talk and were pleased to be able to make a donation for Peter’s department.

Another of our annual events took place in March – the ever popular Beer & Skittles evening at Hall Green Home Guard Club – which is always well attended and a great night.

We supported the St. George’s Day Parade and Service in Knowle on 22nd April which was very well attended with an excellent turn out of all sections.

Also in April we visited the National Memorial Arboretum and although the weather was not at its best it seemed to match the sombreness of the memorials.  It was very moving to see so many names of young people lost during the various wars.  We also visited our Fellowship tree which was planted quite a few years ago!

As always I am indebted to my Co-ordinators – Barbara who always manages to arrange the programmes by booking  very interesting speakers and arranging outings, Mike who keeps the funds flowing healthily and Dick who is involved in many outdoor events – and of course to all our members for their continued support.

Sue Cheshire
Assistant County Commissioner Active Support

Training Support

During the last twelve months there have been some changes to the Adult Training and the Adult Personal File.   Some modules have been combined and others split into a more reasoned approach and although module numbers remain the same, the order of preference has been amended slightly to give a more practical approach within Scouting.

However, the Adults Personal File for Managers and Supporters (i.e. County/District staff and GLSs) has been fully revised and at the moment trial courses are being undertaken regionally to ensure that the information given and expected back is achievable. Details of courses and venues will be published on the website when dates are available.

Training is picking up slowly and we shall, in the next few weeks, be publishing details of modules on our website.  The Training Scheme is there to help and support development and to recognise your skills and experience so please take advantage as training has to be undertaken within a specific period.

John Cheshire
Assistant County Commissioner Training

International Activities

This year saw the UK Contingent launch of the 24th World Scout Jamboree (USA, Canada & Mexico) and Solihull has been very fortunate to be allocated two patrols (18 young people and 2 leaders). Solihull have joined with Coventry to give us a combined unit of 36 young people and 4 leaders from the two counties. This, however, left us with the difficult decision of selecting two leaders from Solihull to form the unit. After a very competitive process (which couldn’t have been done without the support of many leaders from across the County) with some excellent candidates George Wilkinson and Simon Johnson were selection to lead the Solihull patrols. The selection of young people started in earnest with almost 100 Scouts and Explorers applying for just 18 places. It was a extremely difficult process, due to the quality of candidates, but the result is two fantastic patrols who have already started to integrate with the Coventry patrols. Fundraising is now in full swing and thanks to everyone who has already supported this.

The summer saw Cole Cubs embark on a district trip to France and Belgium for a great programme of activities from WW1 biscuit making to sand yachting to chocolate tasting!

Intrepid Explorer Unit undertook a gruelling cycle ride from London to Paris over the October half term and not only had a great experience but also raised a fantastic £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

Two members of Scout Network/Explorers were selected to represent Solihull at Roverway 2018. Liam Clarke and Jason Shadbolt will be joining Scouts from across the world in the Netherlands this summer with a focus personal development of the participants as part of their role in society. This year also saw the section for the International Service Team (IST) for the 24th World Scout Jamboree and Liam has also been successful in being for this.

Thank you to all the leaders across the county who continue to work hard to enable large numbers of young people to experience international Scouting. 2018/19 is already shaping up to be a busy year with four trips abroad already planned for this summer and plans taking shape for 2019.

Tim Atherton
Assistant County Commissioner International

Activities Support

With many reports for you all to read this year I’m going to keep mine as short and sweet as possible. (And this is being written whilst I’m checkpointing on a DofE Bronze expedition on sunny Cannock Chase.)

My role this year has predominantly been in an advisory capacity. Many of you have come forward with questions regarding the activities provision within the county and the opportunity’s to acquire permits for activities. In some instances I’ve relied on my activity advisors or people have gone straight to them. I’d like to thank Andy, Bob, Brian and Trevor for there support over the past year with the help they give to the county in there respective advisory roles. And please do continue to ask questions of any of us for those things burning away.

I’m please to be able to say that our permit holder list on the county has increased this year, which is great to see that you want to conduct activities yourselves at every opportunity. Springing straight to mind are permits in archery, but also ongoing water Activities and the start up of climbing permit training.  If there are any permits for activities we don’t have assessors for as I’m able to advise you where there is a provision to get you signed off.

I have an up to date list of all permit holder for the county available on my little display after the meeting and I’ll be available if anyone has any questions about permits for any activities you’d like please feel free

Mike Fear

Assistant County Commissioner Activities

Network Report

Blythe Network has gone from strength to strength in allowing young people to continue their Scouting adventure. As Network members we have partaken in a wide range of activities over the last 12 months, often in supporting roles for events and groups but also taking part in our own adventures and challenges.

Looking all the way back to July 2017, 8 Networkers from Blythe and 3 Networkers from Cole travelled to Iceland for the 15th World Scout Moot. We took part in a wide range of activities and met people from all around the world representing the UK and Solihull (a big thank you to County for supporting us with personalised Neckerchiefs, polo shirts and badges). It’s difficult to explain the Moot experience but here are some quick facts about the Iceland Moot:

  • More than 4500 participants from 95 countries attended.
  • This was the biggest World Scout Moot ever.
  • The largest contingents were Switzerland (330), Australia (460) and the UK (640).
  • Participants from the UK chose a buddy, these pairs were then put into patrols of 10 people from different countries who we spent the Moot with.
  • There were 4 patrols in each Tribe, and each Tribe cooked and ate together for the duration of the Moot.
  • The Moot was held all around Iceland – for the first 5 days Tribes were sent to different Expedition Centres across the island to try activities they expressed an interest in prior to the Moot. After this, all participants came together for the main Moot camp at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Centre.
  • At the main Moot site, there were enough participants to be considered the 10th largest town in Iceland (granted – that’s not hard!).
  • The next World Scout Moot will be held in Ireland in 2021 – anyone who will be aged between 18 and 25 at the time of the Moot will be eligible to attend and the experience comes highly recommended by us!

Those who went to the Moot in Iceland would be more than happy to come and speak to Explorers, or to any other section to explain more about the Moot experience and to inspire and encourage international Scout experiences – just ask!

More recently, the crowning glory for Blythe Network recently has been The Chase Walk – a 40-mile competitive day hike across Cannock Chase. We had 14 Networkers walking in three teams, only one retiree and all three teams finished in the top 4 for their respective categories, and the “Kilom-eaters” team walked (shuffled) away with both the Boot and the Compass trophies. Anyone who has taken part in the Chase Walk before can attest to just how impressive a result that was, in addition to so many Networkers attempting and completing the challenge. It’ll be tough to beat next year…!

With two such big events on the Network calendar, it can be easy to overlook the more modest Scouting that Network members undertake. Members of Blythe Network have also supported the annual District Scout Camp to Biblins, and have 10 members attending in 2018, members have supported the staffing for Strategy and Evolution in Cirencester, County Camp, County Night Hike and Operation Chameleon. This is in addition to countless section nights and camps where being a Network member is secondary to a leadership role.

This past year has been a fantastic year for Scouting in Blythe – thank you to the District for the unwavering support of your Network Unit.

Hayley Butterworth
Blythe Network Commissioner

Cole network have had an exciting year. Meeting every other week on Mondays 8-10 means we can get many activities in, all of our own youshaped choice! We have done many activities this year such as archery (including getting one member permitted to make this cheaper for us and to help the district out), lots of mini golf and bowlin (we aren’t competitive- promise!), pub quizzes, fire and chills, hikes and many more activities- a never ending list with many more to try!

We also took the opportunity to start doing our gold DofE for the first time ever, in which our practice is next week (best of luck to us- we’ll need it!). With a successful team and teaming up with other network members from local counties we are very much looking forward to this. We have planned this every other week that we don’t meet working very hard on it with little past experience but with the expertise from Bob Lane who we couldn’t have done it without- thank you!

We have also decided to take on the big project ourselves of the Jean Linton hall. We have, over the past month or so been meeting weekly, and previous to that, monthly meets to try and get this hut back to a safe and lovely scout environment, including the use of working parties, the communities but mainly our own time and hands! We’re nowhere near finishing (so feel free to help!) but were so much further from the start than we could imagine now!

We currently have 5 members who are more active, but with 9 on the census were doing really well, and the scouts that we do have are all really proactive and willing to try anything out which has worked out well for us in the past year!

We’ve also had many non network nights- such as helping out at county night hike, Gilwell camp and festival camp- which were also attending this year, as well as our own nights and us all having our own groups to help at.

We had new casual uniform this year, and new Neckers on the way, so were really reviving pyro network!

We’re always looking for new members- and always staying in touch with explorer leaders to keep network thriving.

Lauren Evans
Cole Network Commissioner

County Growth Report

The past twelve months have been good for the growth of scouting in Solihull, we have achieved a 5% growth average with 2325 young people now being in scouting across the county as well as 800 adult volunteers. Thanks have to go to the great group leadership teams that continue to deliver exciting and invigorating programs that engage and stretch our membership.

This growth has been complemented though with some challenges.. We have seen an increased demand that we are not being able to deliver against. With many sections full, running on stretched leadership teams, there is a need for more groups and sections to satisfy the burgeoning demand mainly in the beaver age range. We need to attract more leaders to complement and stabilise existing groups, and to open new provision. This is not a simple one time fix, as successfully plugging the issue in Beavers will roll into the other sections as the age group process. Similarly, as more younger people benefit from scouting, and talk to their friends, we will have a further demand. It is also suggested that as our valuable leadership teams are becoming more time poor with more external pressures from work, family and internal scouting requirements, time for face to face scouting could be reducing.

We have lists of people interested in joining sections, but a short on leaders.

We are therefore engaging the regional development support team to deliver some workshops later in June and July to help groups increase adult volunteering as well as continuing to provision groups in areas that are required.

We have recently approved the county wide support of Online Scout Manager to help our groups develop compliance to GDPR and also provide a district / county dashboard that will help in section leadership and programming.

We are also running another team Solihull day which gives our GSL’s and commissioners the chance to discuss and explore solutions to problems that we all face.

A challenging year is ahead, which when complemented with the new scouting brand, will help deliver more scouting to move young people across a greater inclusive section of our community.

Simon Hague 

Assistant County Commissioner Growth.

Media and Communication Report

It has been an intense year from the media and communications side of Solihull Scouts, we’ve had a county camp, an MBE, GDPR and a new brand, all in one year! We’ve had a good year with some great stories to share below are some states just from our Facebook pages on how many people we’ve reached this year. In an attempt to communicate more with the young people of Solihull we now have an Instagram account with 82 followers and 27 posts with in the first year.

Facebook page – Solihull Scouts

1st June 2017 : 593 likes
1st June 2018 : 637 likes (+44)

Ian Carnell MBE – 1143 people reached, 300 likes and shares

County Camp Post – 2360 people reached, 69 likes and shares

Solihull Young Adults in Iceland at the world Scout Moot (3 posts)
– 4,849 people reached, 540 likes and shares

Jamboree Leaders selection – 4046 people reached, 908 likes and shares

Facebook page  – Solihull Scout County Camp 15th – 17th September

1st September 2017 : 271 likes
30th September 2017 : 525 likes (+254)

Highlight video post event – 1588 people reached, viewed 970 times, 75 likes, shares and comments.

Camp photos (post event) – 1615 people reached, 40 likes and shares

Camp photos of arrival – 6701 people reached, 134 likes and shares

Live stream opening video – 3783 people reached, viewed 1959, 180 reaction, comments and shares

End of camp, thank you post – 5774 people reached, 230 reactions

There is so much more than County and District stories that we can talk about, but we need to know your stories, it doesn’t have to be a huge international trip, we just want to tell your groups stories.

Please feel free to talk to me about any stories:

Instagram @solihullscouts

Twitter @SolScouts

Peter Hopton
Media Development Manager



Sectional Awards Gained 2017-2018


Chief Scout Bronze Awards November 2017 Chief Scout Bronze Awards May 2018
Name Colony Name Colony
Ava Wells 1st Chelmsley Wood Henry Jackson-Baker 2nd Balsall Common – Mars
    Oliver Morgan 2nd Balsall Common – Mars
Harry McGuinness Dorridge – American Freddie Evans 2nd Balsall Common – Mars
Teddy Wright Dorridge – American Aaron Buckley 2nd Balsall Common – Mercury
Molly Hallworth Dorridge – European Harrison Corrigall 2nd Balsall Common – Mercury
Joshua Keates 1st Hockley Heath Paige Godward 1st Chelmsley Wood
Rory Charles Harrodine 1st Hockley Heath Ava Wells 1st Chelmsley Wood
Jacob Archer 1st Hockley Heath Logan Beardsley 1st Chelmsley Wood
    Stefan Beardsley 1st Chelmsley Wood
Peter Hill 1st Knowle – Comanche Lauren Handley 1st Chelmsley Wood
William Clouston-Smith 1st Knowle – Comanche Angel Bond 1st Chelmsley Wood
Alasdair Pirie 1st Knowle – Cheyenne    
    Zac Hill-Brown Dorridge – American
Daisy Carter-Duff 1st Marston Green – Wildwood William Chivers Dorridge – American
Jessica Glynn 1st Marston Green – Wildwood Neil Hampson Dorridge – American
Luke Cowley 1st Marston Green – Wildwood Jake Rippington Dorridge – American
    Harry Pitt Dorridge – American
James Hoole 2nd Monkspath Harley Rooke Dorridge – American
Annabel Johnson 2nd Monkspath George Collier Dorridge – American
Isobel Clara Ling Mountford 2nd Monkspath Ali Khalil Dorridge – American
Talia Sampson 2nd Monkspath Teddy Wright Dorridge – American
Jeffrey Wong 2nd Monkspath Oliver Gale Dorridge – American


Colony Name Colony
Henry Pardoe 1st Olton Owen Williams Dorridge – Canadian
Sho Patrick 1st Olton William Service Dorridge – Canadian
    Declan Lavin Dorridge – Canadian
Noah Glynn 1st Shirley – Willow Alexander Watkins Dorridge – Canadian
Sam Lyons 1st Shirley – Willow Jonathan Russell Dorridge – Canadian
Zachary Whitehouse 1st Shirley – Willow    
Luca Maskell 1st Shirley – Willow Joseph Smith Dorridge – European
Chloe Hurley 1st Shirley – Willow Samuel Davis Dorridge – European
Brian Thomas 1st Shirley – Willow George Cartwright Dorridge – European
Lillie Johnston 1st Shirley – Willow Lewis Pearce Dorridge – European
Casey Stapleton 1st Shirley – Willow Edward Gorner Dorridge – European
Sophie Rees 1st Shirley – Pine Simran Rai Dorridge – European
Sam Bartle 1st Shirley – Pine George Reilly Dorridge – European
Jack Reeve 1st Shirley – Pine    
    Alexander Samuel Jarratt 1st Hampton in Arden
Benjamin Costello 1st Solihull – Commanche Ben Thornton 1st Hampton in Arden
Ivie-May Cole 1st Solihull – Commanche Oliver Goodall 1st Hampton in Arden
Isabella Hall 1st Solihull – Commanche Felix Busby-Tomkins 1st Hampton in Arden
Chloe Kane 1st Solihull – Commanche    
Callum O’Malley 1st Solihull – Commanche Jacob Moyens 1st Hockley Heath
Connor O’Malley 1st Solihull – Commanche Hugh Godsall 1st Hockley Heath
Isaac Allen 1st Solihull – Commanche Otis Ace 1st Hockley Heath
Mason Jagger 1st Solihull – Commanche Isaac Gill 1st Hockley Heath
Oliver Jones 1st Solihull – Commanche Otis Pugh 1st Hockley Heath
Daisy Cole 1st Solihull – Commanche Charlie Lunt 1st Hockley Heath
Michael O’Brien 1st Solihull – Ishanti Thomas Phipps 4th Knowle – Millenium
Theo Hall 1st Solihull – Ishanti Alex Waddams 4th Knowle – Millenium
Henry Sword 5th Solihull Jamie Parkes 4th Knowle – Millenium
Name Colony Name Colony
Joshua Daniel 5th Solihull John Mitchell 4th Knowle – Millenium
Olivia Fleetwood 5th Solihull    
Jack Edward Pond 5th Solihull Jack Nix 2nd Monkspath
Jakub Dziama 5th Solihull Alex Flindall 2nd Monkspath
Alexander Ariga 5th Solihull Calum Ashford 2nd Monkspath
Kian Sohail 5th Solihull Zaccary Hamblin 2nd Monkspath
    Maisie Balsdon 2nd Monkspath
Jayden Naik 6th Solihull – Spitfire Ryan Smith 2nd Monkspath
Qihao Gao 6th Solihull – Spitfire Samuel Duncan 2nd Monkspath
Elliott Greensmith 6th Solihull – Spitfire Harry Jenkins 2nd Monkspath
James Greensmith 6th Solihull – Spitfire Jacob Steed 2nd Monkspath
Samuel Thomas 6th Solihull – Spitfire    
Riley Gethen 6th Solihull – Spitfire Jason Bristol 1st Olton
Orla McGarry 6th Solihull – Spitfire Edward Harrison 1st Olton
Jamie Tregellas 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Kian Davis 1st Shirley – Pine
Thomas Morgan 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Cormac Michael Cotter 1st Shirley – Pine
Thomas Baumber 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Erin Hiles 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Rohan Chavda 1st Shirley – Willow
Joshua Gooderidge 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Ewan Jamieson 1st Shirley – Willow
Leah Marshall 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Ethan Fitzmaurice 1st Shirley – Willow
Henry Cosgrove 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Ben Shiraz 1st Shirley – Willow
Connie Watkiss 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Scarlett Watkiss 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Penny Dyke 1st Solihull – Commanche
Daniel McCormack 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Daisy Marshall 1st Solihull – Commanche
James Bythell 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Owen Griffiths 1st Solihull – Commanche
Freya Pannett 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Eve Coleman 1st Solihull – Commanche
Rupert Pick 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Riley Dunster 1st Solihull – Commanche
Name Colony Name Colony
Reuben Beale-Burchell 6th Solihull – Hurricanes Archie Tchakhotine 6th Solihull – Hurricanes
Lucas Evans 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Sebastian Thompson 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Joshua Iles 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Jack Robinson 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Jack Bond 6th Solihull – Hurricanes    
Connor Gledhill 6th Solihull – Spitfire    






Name Cub Pack Name Cub Pack
Jacob Levine 11th Solihull Daniel Burnham 1st Shirley
James Docker 11th Solihull Frank Potter 1st Olton
Casey Handley 1st Chelmsley Wood Robert Alms 11th Solihull
Evie Barnes 1st Chelmsley Wood Sam Edwards 11th Solihull
Hayley Hunt 1st Chelmsley Wood William Pitchford 11th Solihull
James Thomas-Berry 1st Chelmsley Wood Dylan holtom 1st Chelmsley wood
Jessica louise Harrison 1st Chelmsley Wood Jayden Nicholls 1st Chelmsley wood
Kacie Silvester 1st Chelmsley Wood Alexander Johnson 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Kyle Harris 1st Chelmsley Wood Ben Coulthurst 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Lily may Wells 1st Chelmsley Wood Harrison Price 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Riley Pankhurst 1st Chelmsley Wood Jake Woodall 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Robert Hewitt 1st Chelmsley Wood Joshua Read 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Alfie Taylor 1st Shirley Punjab Oliver Haywood 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Archie Hughes 1st Shirley Punjab Oliver Williams 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Ben Evatt 1st Shirley Punjab Rocco Caldicott 1st Hampton-in-Arden
Daisy Birch 1st Shirley Punjab Dan Halliday 2nd Olton
Dorothy Greaves 1st Shirley Punjab Elizabeth King 2nd Olton
Eleanor Meads 1st Shirley Punjab James Westbury 2nd Olton
Evie Atwood 1st Shirley Punjab Luke Bedford 2nd Olton Scout Group
Grace Bartle 1st Shirley Punjab Oliver Hopkins 3rd Olton Scout Group
Harrison Tullett 1st Shirley Punjab Matthew Bate 4th Knowle
Harry Reeve 1st Shirley Punjab Benjamin Hocombe 4th Knowle
Isabelle Page 1st Shirley Punjab Harry Collins 4th Knowle
Isabelle Shiraz 1st Shirley Punjab Sam Perkins 4th Knowle
Isobel Meads 1st Shirley Punjab Sammy Chicksand 4th Knowle
Jack Hazel 1st Shirley Punjab Jack Yorke 4th Knowle



Name Cub Pack Name Cub Pack
Jack Heaven 1st Shirley Punjab Benjamin Revell 6th Shirley Scout Group
Jack Hurley 1st Shirley Punjab Ethan Broster 6th Shirley Scout Group
Krissy Bodenham 1st Shirley Punjab Euan Daniels 6th Shirley Scout Group
Kyle Livingstone 1st Shirley Punjab Jakub Szczecinski 6th Shirley Scout Group
Luke Evatt 1st Shirley Punjab Oliver Scrivens 6th Shirley Scout Group
Oliver King 1st Shirley Punjab Ralph Spooner 6th Shirley Scout Group
Oscar Mumford 1st Shirley Punjab Thomas Ravenscroft 6th Shirley Scout Group
Pierce Cope 1st Shirley Punjab Edward Rowlands 6th Solihull
Ruby Page 1st Shirley Punjab Finley Gallacher 6th Solihull
Scarlett Hughes 1st Shirley Punjab Liam Oldroyd 6th Solihull
William Rees 1st Shirley Punjab Thomas Hattersley 6th Solihull
Alex Cleal 1st Solihull Jamie landeau 8th Solihull
Joe Burgess 1st Solihull Sean skinner 8th Solihull
Sam Duke 1st Solihull Kayleigh Burrowes 8th Solihull Gemini
Alex Menzies 2nd Balsall Common Eleanor Witcomb 1st Shirley
Eshan Sonecha 2nd Balsall Common Finbar Cotter 1st Shirley
Hannah Bradnock 2nd Balsall Common Jude Maskell 1st Shirley
Kivan Sonecha 2nd Balsall Common Edward Shingleton Dorridge Scout Group
Matthew Cook 2nd Balsall Common Ash Anderton Dorridge Scout Group
Mia Plavdon 2nd Balsall Common Ben Smith 1st Olton
Rohan Charmer 2nd Balsall Common Anthony Harris 1st Marston Green
Thomas O’Regan 2nd Balsall Common Oliver Smith 1st Olton
William List 2nd Balsall Common Harley Middleton 1st Tidbury Green (Wythall)
Harvey Walters 2nd Monkspath    
James Pepall 2nd Monkspath Alex Williams 4th Knowle Sea Scouts
Orrin Sampson 2nd Monkspath Arianna Davies 4th Knowle Sea Scout Group



Name Cub Pack Name Cub Pack
Oscar Poulton-Smyth 2nd Monkspath Lucia Dudley 4th Knowle Sea Scouts
Dominic Kendrew 2nd Shirley Lucy Hawker 4th Knowle
Jack O’Donoghue 2nd Shirley Max Capelin 4th Knowle Sea Scout
Jude Taylor 2nd Shirley Rebecca Waddams 4th Knowle
Kieran Wilson 2nd Shirley Toby McNicholas 1st Knowle
Lucas Chamulewicz 2nd Shirley Connor Keane 1st Dickens Heath
Max O’Malley 2nd Shirley Eesah Hussain-Shah 1st Dickens Heath
Sean Fegan 2nd Shirley Gabriel Watkins 1st Dickens Heath
Bradley Mitchell 4th Knowle Cubs James Atter 1st Dickens Heath
Jamie O’Niell 4th Knowle Cubs David Rowe Dorridge
Issac Walton 6th Shirley Andrew Hope 6th Solihull
Daniel Parker 8th Solihull George Blay 6th Solihull
Harry Gair 8th Solihull Thomas Pritchard 6th Solihull
Jake Bowkett 8th Solihull Ashton Gallagher 6th Solihull
Lewis Roberts 8th Solihull Joe Hattersley 6th Solihull
Toby Houghton 8th Solihull    
Tom Cartwright 8th Solihull    
Jacob Levine 11th Solihull  




Name Scout Group Name Scout Group
Josh Richards 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Ben Hobson-Taher 6th Solihull Vulcan Scouts
Evie Richards 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Zach Hobson-Taher 6th Solihull Vulcan Scouts
Eoin Hodgkiss 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Jacob Hiles 6th Solihull Vulcan Scouts
Thomas Hall 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Arjun Sahota 6th Solihull Vulcan Scouts
James Skingsley 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Will Rose 1st Knowle Scout Group
Sam Morris 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Josh Blood 1st Knowle Scout Group
Ben Taylor 6th Solihull Typhoon Scouts Will Topham-Steele 1st Knowle Scout Group
Jack Buchanan 1st Chelmsley Wood Evan Madurai 1st Knowle Scout Group
Thomas Holden 1st Chelmsley Wood Sean Dunnion 1st Knowle Scout Group
Jasmine Waite 1st Chelmsley Wood Jacob Smith 1st Solihull Nelson Sea Scouts
Oscar Backhaus 4th Knowle Sea Scouts Matthew Bambrook 1st Solihull Nelson Sea Scouts
Carly Gardner 4th Knowle Sea Scouts Sammy Breslin Dorridge Scouts
Ben Roberts 4th Knowle Sea Scouts Oliver Collins Dorridge Scouts
Jess Sandhar 4th Knowle Sea Scouts Emily Baker 2nd Balsall Common (Methodist)
Thomas Sankar 4th Knowle Sea Scouts Amy Shadbolt 2nd Balsall Common (Methodist)
Leo Francom-Gladders 1st Marston Green Billy Summerfield 2nd Balsall Common (Methodist)
Matthew Lees 8th Solihull Daniel Reidy 2nd Balsall Common (Methodist)
Byron Burrows 8th Solihull Thomas Reidy 2nd Balsall Common (Methodist)
Benjamin Curran 2nd Shirley Scouts Elliott Stoney 2nd Balsall Common (Methodist)
Caitlyn Holmes 2nd Shirley Scouts Luke Newman 1st Shirley Buckholt Scouts
Joanna Bunyan 2nd Shirley Scouts Joe Farrell 1st Shirley Buckholt Scouts
Cody Bates 2nd Shirley Scouts Grace Murphy 1st Shirley Buckholt Scouts
Molly Smyth 2nd Shirley Scouts Lucas Murphy 1st Shirley Buckholt Scouts
Nicholas Cardoza 2nd Shirley Scouts Charlie Keddie 1st Shirley Buckholt Scouts
Matthew Ham 2nd Shirley Scouts Amy Cornford 1st Shirley Buckholt Scouts
Aaron Hart 2nd Shirley Scouts
Ellen McGory 2nd Shirley Scouts
Esther Taylor 2nd Shirley Scouts
Nathan Kingston 2nd Shirley Scouts
Jack Colloby 2nd Shirley Scouts
Amy Ward 2nd Shirley Scouts
Maisy Highland 2nd Shirley Scouts
Sinead O’Shaughness 2nd Shirley Scouts


Explorer Scout Awards
Bronze DofE Award Silver DofE Award
Laura Turner Armstrong ESU Lucy Jones Armstrong ESU
Christian Cappendell Armstrong ESU Rosie Breslin Armstrong ESU
Bruno Stain Armstrong ESU Sophia Vadher Armstrong ESU
William Annandale Armstrong ESU Sam Jones Armstrong ESU
Katie Fagg Darwin ESU Lizzie Doody Armstrong ESU
Jonathan Swales Darwin ESU William Randell Armstrong ESU
Hannah Fitzroy Darwin ESU Joseph Curran Columbus ESU
James Wilkes Darwin ESU Matthew Morgan Darwin ESU
Taylor Meadows Darwin ESU Benjamin Cornforth Darwin ESU
Ciara Oldham Drake ESU Sam Harris Darwin ESU
Marcus Lindley Drake ESU Daniel Laugharne Darwin ESU
Rachel Banks Drake ESU Joseph Strong Darwin ESU
Samuel Fowle Intrepid ESU William Edwards Darwin ESU
Jake Pearson Intrepid ESU Samuel Shaw Darwin ESU
Thomas Leach Intrepid ESU Chris Mitchell Galileo ESU
Callum Devereux Intrepid ESU Claire Robinson Intrepid ESU
Callum Corbett Intrepid ESU Oliver Boot Intrepid ESU
Archie Backhaus Knowle Sea Scouts Kate Adams Intrepid ESU
Benjamin Heer Knowle Sea Scouts Emma Eaton Intrepid ESU
Thomas Simpson Knowle Sea Scouts Luke Holland Mallory ESU
Ethan Swift Knowle Sea Scouts


Bronze DofE and Platinum CSA

Silver DofE and Diamond CSA
Tom Parkin Armstrong ESU
Kieran Aulak Galileo ESU Thomas Rose Armstrong ESU
Sean Summerfield Galileo ESU Daniel Simmons Armstrong ESU
Henry Pilley Galileo ESU Jason Shadbolt Galileo ESU
Hugo Stoney Galileo ESU    
Kathryn Lane Galileo ESU Platinum Chief Scout Award
Thomas McCormick Galileo ESU Will Pease Armstrong ESU
Jacob Reid Galileo ESU    
Gold DofE Award
Gregory Turner Darwin ESU
Catherine Edwards Darwin ESU
Young Leader Awards Oliver Edwards Darwin ESU
Ben Gardner Intrepid ESU Virginia Kinahan Darwin ESU
Jasmine Sandhar Knowle ESU Oliver Schiffman Galileo ESU
Jack Bennett Intrepid ESU
Callum Williams Intrepid ESU
Alice Bennett Intrepid ESU


Adult Awards  
Ian Carnell MBE  
Matt Spencer Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service
Ian Carpenter Bar to the Silver Acorn  
David Landreth Silver Acorn  
Naomi Davis Award of Merit  
Chris Knott Award of Merit  
Linda Parker Award of Merit  
Simon Hague Award of Merit  
Tim Atherton Award of Merit