2 May 2012

Andy Moore, County Commissioner is delighted to announce the appointment of John Skipper as the new District Commissioner for Barnsley. John brings a wealth of knowledge from his professional background as well as experience in various Scouting roles including Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts). We wish John well in his new role and I’m sure you will join us in supporting John with the continued development of Scouting in Barnsley.
Andy would also like to take this opportunity to thank Bruce Meek for his endless drive and enthusiasm. During Bruce’s time in …

21 Apr 2012

The Annual General Meeting of the Barnsley District Scout Council will be held on Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30pm.
The location of the meeting will be:
Masonic Lodge, Cockerham Lane, Barnsley
Uniform & Decorations to be worn where applicable
Refreshments will be available including a licensed bar
RSVP: bruce@barnsleydistrictscouts.co.uk or 01226 762081
Image credit: Jude Doyland (Flickr)

19 Apr 2012

115 new members in Barnsley help take Scouting’s numbers to highest this century

Annual census: Scout numbers in Barnsley District now stand at 1,149 (increase 115, 10%)

UK membership now stands at 525,327 (increase of 16,408, 3.2%)
Growth driven by rise in Explorers: 2,455 joined in the UK in past year
The number of volunteers “working” for Scouting is bigger than the combined workforces of the BBC (24,000) and McDonalds (67,000) put together

You may well see details of Scouting’s annual census in the news today, and 115 new Scouts in the past twelve months …