Issue - 178 - Ink Collection - Senior Awards - In The News - Circus Activity

Think Ink Collection Box

As most of you are aware, six lucky young people were shortlisted from our District to attend the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea in 2023.
To help them achieve their target, and to offset some carbon, I have arranged with a company called Think Inks to recycle your old ink cartridges, inkjet ones ( There is a recycling box at 2nd Daventry Scout HQ.
We will get up to £5 for every cartridge that is recycled with all the monies divided equally between the participants.
Further information can be found at 25 World Scout Jamboree - UK Contingent | Scouts.
If anyone has any further queries please email
Matthew Taylor
District Explorer Scout Commissioner

Senior Awards

ESU Scavengers and other Scouts learn more about the Senior Awards

1st Long Buckby Scout Group played host to an information evening for Scouts and their parents to learn more about the Duke of Edinburgh award and each stage. Compromising of the 4 sections of volunteering, physical, skills and expedition, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is designed to challenge young people and enhance their life skills by working together within Scouting to achieve.

Over 50 people attended the evening led by Shaun Macken and supported by Matt and Angie Taylor.
The evening also saw Oscar, Max, Ben, Ollie, Lydia and William presented with their Gold Chief Scout Awards by Irene Lockley, our District Commissioner and a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award to Alisdair who is also the County Youth Commissioner.

Well done everyone on your awards and we all wish you luck in your future endeavours

Daventry and District Scouts in the news

Ever wondered how to get your Scout Group in the local newspaper and news websites? Daventry and District is mainly covered by the Daventry Express, however, depending on where your Scout group is located, you may have the following newspapers covering your location as well.

The County Media team are always here to help in promoting good news stories to local news outlets. If you would like our support or if you have been successful in getting a news story into the local press please let us know by emailing

The Scouting website has a lot of resources that can also help. If you click on the link below, there is a lot of useful information to get you started.

Crick and West Haddon Scout Group are virtually hiking to Ukraine. As the area is covered by 2 papers, the leaders pitched to both and have successfully got a story in both the Northampton Chronicle and Echo and Daventry Express. They also got the article on NorthantsLive


May, June, July & August 
The Greatest Showman' themed Meetings * Camps * Residential * Sleepovers * Celebrations * Pack Holidays

Shooting Stars Circus Skills are working in your area on the above dates in the Summer term.

We would like to introduce you to Shooting Stars Circus Skills who offer Beavers Cubs & Scouts units the chance to enjoy the fun and excitement of a circus skills evening at a special discounted rate. Whether they want to work on their Circus Activity Badge or just have a fun and creative evening, we can offer a brilliant workshop with a highly experienced instructor at the rate of:

£160.00 for a 1 - 2 hour session with one group
£250.00 for a 2 - 3 hour session with two groups (£125.00 per group)
£330.00 for a 3 - 5 hour session with three groups (£115.00 per group)
£350.00 for an all-day workshop (usually Saturday or Sunday or school holidays 10.00 - 16.00)

The workshop consists of a circus instructor and circus equipment (which is tailored according to age groups, space available and length of session time). Examples include juggling balls, rings and scarves, spinning plates, diabolos, flower sticks, and larger equipment such as stilts, fun wheels, pedal racers, unicycles & mini-bikes. Equipment used will be at the discretion of your instructor.

With the volume and variety of equipment available, we can take a group of up to 30 children/young people per workshop, keeping them involved and engaged at all times. If we are running workshops specifically for the Circus Performer Badge, then equipment available will be tailored for this event.

Steve Grainger
Shooting Stars Circus Skills
6 Hopney Cottages
WR10 3JT
Office: 01386 550260
Mobile: 07970 107845

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