Kenilworth Scouts News
News and events taking place in Kenilworth District

Castle Farm in Fishponds Road has now closed. 

The building has been the headquarters of Kenilworth Scouts & Guides since 1995 and is now set for demolition to enable Warwickshire County Council to re-build a new recreation centre scheduled to open in September 2023.

Scout Groups who held their weekly meetings at Castle Farm will temporarily hold these meetings at Kenilworth School Castle Sixth Form Centre, located in Rouncil Lane.  Please check with your own Group to ensure you are aware of these changes.

We are sorry to see the old headquarters building go as it has served the scouts and guides of Kenilworth well but we look forward to going to the new building next year.

Left to right: Douglas Faulconbridge, Richard Staveley, Stuart Heaton

Douglas Faulconbridge has been involved with Scouting in Kenilworth since 1981, initially at Waverley, and prior to that held several roles within Coventry. He was ADC Cub Scouts for six years in Kenilworth supporting this section and running successful events like the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Valentine's Disco. He is also the Group Chairman at Leek Wootton Scout Group and currently 'Acting' Group Chairman at the 5th Kenilworth Group. He also attended the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia as a leader with one of the Warwickshire Units. 

Stuart Heaton has been involved as a leader since 1988 and is currently a Leader at Waverley Scout Group, prior to which he was District Commissioner for six years during which time he opened both a new Explorer Scout Unit and an additional Scout Group within the District. Stuart supports grassroots Scouting through events like the annual District Summer Camp which provides the opportunity for all young people in the District to take part in a camp away.

Richard Staveley has been the Explorer Scout Leader at Castle Lake Explorers since 2013, having held a variety of roles before that, including the role of DC prior to Stuart.

 

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2023 – Korea2023 – Korea

The 25th World Scout Jamboree is scheduled to be held in South Korea in the summer of 2023. The selection process has been completed and nine young people from the Kenilworth District will be attending WSJ25.  Congratulations to all of them.  Their journey now begins as they embark on this great adventure.  The nine participants from Kenilworth and Leek Wootton will join more than 40,000 other scouts in South Korea next year.  The Jamboree is organised by the World Organisation of the Scout Movement.  The event happens every four years, each time hosted by a different country. The focus in 2023 is on global sustainability and environmentalism, by working together to reduce climate change.

Those chosen to represent Kenilworth District are: Sophie Cousins, Andrew Digby, Heather Doy, James Hurst, Swanand Kashyap, Ellie Pawsey, Rohan Rajathurai, Abi Staveley, Mia Thomas-Sewell.