Hello From Our GSL Mick

My name is Michael Convey. I am the Group Scout Leader (GSL) and on behalf of all of the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders I welcome you to 85th (1st Milton) Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle Scout Group.
After being a Cub and Scout many years ago, I have been an Assistant Cub Leader, Cub Leader and now Group Scout Leader as an Adult – and I’m still having fun as a member of the World Wide Family of Scouts and especially 85th (1st Milton) Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle Scout Group.
“Scouting is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.” Scouts.org.uk
85th (1st Milton) Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle is a thriving Scout Group and consists of four sections being run by enthusiastic and dedicated Leaders and Assistant Leaders to ensure that a balanced programme of activities is offered to our scouts. This group (as do all scout groups) is about promoting adventure, friendship and community. It gives the young people chance to learn, have fun and to achieve. There are examples of what sections in the group get up to in this web site. Two events that we all attend as a group, each year, are the church parades - St George’s Day in April and a Remembrance Service in November. All scouts from all of the Sections are expected to attend these parades.
The sections in 85th (1st Milton) Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle Group are:
A Beaver Scout Colony for youngsters aged 6 – 8
A Cub Scout Pack for youngsters aged 8 – 10½
A Scout Troop for youngsters aged 10½ - 14
An Explorer Scout Unit (part of Potteries North District) partnered with the Scout group for young people from 14-18 years old.
We ask parents to support us in different ways depending on the age of the Scout. We have a Fundraising Committee that carries out fundraising activities for the group and everyone is welcome to join. This committee provides valuable support to the Leaders and is a fun way to get to know how the group works.