Scout District and County

District Details – Sutton Coldfield West

We are a lively and enthusiastic Scouting District made up of eight different groups, District Explorer Scout Units, a newly formed Network and a couple of very sociable District Scout Active Support Groups. We cater for everyone from 4 years old.

Our District skirts the beautiful Sutton Park where in 1957, the 50th anniversary of Scouting was celebrated when the 9th World Scout Jamboree was held there, with participants from all over the world. The event is commemorated by a short stone pillar in the centre of the park known as Jamboree Stone, often a focal point for local Scouting activities. One of our Groups is a Sea Scout Group based in Sutton Park close to the lake so able to offer lots of water based activities.

We have a full and active programme both at Group level and at District Level, with both traditional and modern events, and we are always planning new challenges.

We are keen supporters and participants of the Sutton Gang Show, a bi–annual event.

We are the only District in Birmingham to have a Scout band, although attached to a Group it is open to any member of Scouting, and they are available to perform at non–scouting events as well as supporting Scout Events.

County Details – Birmingham County

The Scout Association County of Birmingham is a modern, forward looking, co–educational youth movement, working with over 3,900 young people, throughout the city, and Sutton Coldfield from many faiths and backgrounds.

It is supported by over 1,700 volunteers working in 87 individual Scout Groups brought together into six administrative Districts. We also work closely with our colleagues in the other Scout Counties throughout the West Midlands region.

The organisation is led a the County Commissioner and a County Team of specialist advisers. There is also oversight from an Executive Committee.

The County also owns and runs a modern activity centre at Blackwell Court near Bromsgrove and an adventurous camp site and water activities centre (Pikes Pool) close to Blackwell Court.