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St Georges Day Parade

Sunday April 23rd 2017

Meet in Uniform with group flags at the Oldham Futsal car park OL9 6AA (old grange school) at 12:30 to be ready to set off for 13:00, with a short celebration at Latics ground Rochdale road end stand 14:00 start, expected finish 14:45ish.


Grants Available

You may be aware that the Development Grants Board (DGB) operated a Section start-up grants programme to assist with the costs of opening a new Section. The programme ran for more than seven years and provided over 2,500 Sections with funding.

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Oldham Borough District Cub & Scout Camp 2017

14th – 16th July Ashworth Valley Scout Camp

Oldham Borough District Cubs & Scouts have a camp planned for the 14th – 16th July at Ashworth Valley Scout Camp. The camp will be outdoors in tens with lots of fun and adventurous activities to do including climbing, archery, zip wire, crate stacking, shooting plus many more.


First Response Course

The first four courses on the original First Response are now fully booked, the first time we have places is 10th June if you can pass that around your Districts please.

However, an extra date has now been added in PRaWS District HQ on 26/03/2017


Stacey White

Course Administrator




The Use of Compass and Atlantic (DBS) System

Wednesday 22nd February or Tuesday 14th March 2017
7.30pm to 9.00pm

Course for anyone within Greater Manchester North who would like to learn how to use Compass and the Atlantic (DBS) System.
To register for this course please contact Stacey White on

Let her know your preferred date to attend, with your membership
number and group name.
Both courses are at
County HQ
380 Rochdale Road, Middleton, M24 2ST



SCOUT hero . . . Ethan Curley from 7th Oldham Leesfield Scout Group has helped save a little girls life.

Ethan offered guidance, spoke to paramedics and helped explain how to conduct CPR to the family.

Oldham Mayor, Councillor Derek Heffernan, presented Ethan with his medal in the presence of friends and family.

He also received a signed letter from Britain’s official Chief Scout Bear Grylls.



New website is up and running ( thanks Kev)


Volunteer at Scouts

We asked our brilliant Scouts for reasons why their leaders are great and put them together to give you 10 reasons to volunteer.

1. There is always somebody to laugh at your terrible jokes.

‘He tells awful jokes, but they are so bad that you can’t help but like them’- Elenya

2. You adopt a new family that never stops extending.

‘They are not like my parents, they are like brothers and sisters to me.’ – Kamil

3. When you don’t feel like you’re good enough, there are people around you who think you’re the best!

‘He is amazing! He is always coming up with great ideas and is full of energy.’ – Tim

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 4. Your encouragement gives a young person hope.

‘They never give up on you!’ – Abbie

 5. Your support can put a smile on a young person’s face when they are having a tough day.

‘They help me through some really hard times in my life and they make everything fun.’- Phoebe

6. By being you, you can teach others that it’s ok to be themselves.

‘He teaches me how to be myself’- Amir

7. By becoming a leader you can lead young people on the adventure of a lifetime.

‘My Scout Leaders took our group from doing barely anything, with nights just revolving around games to getting out and doing some truly amazing things.’- James

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8. You become more than a volunteer, you become somebody’s mentor.

‘They give us advice and lots of cool opportunities’- Sofia

9. You develop relationships that stand the test of time.

‘My old Cub Leader is one of the most important people in my life, we have some of the most incredible memories at camps, coffee catch ups and so on. She’s someone that’s always filled with energy and wants the kids and herself to have so much fun! She’s simply incredible, I love her to the moon and back.’- Caitlyn

10. Your dedication to Scouting helps somebody to achieve awards!

‘They helped us get our Chief Scouts Gold (Award)’- Caroline

Inspired to volunteer? Join the adventure


Go Karts

Dave was keen to show the Scouts the capabilities of the go carts we built!!

Well done Dave!! from 6th Chadderton St Matthews



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