Cliff Thomas

We are sorry to announce the passing of Cliff Thomas in the early hours of Sunday 6th September. His health had unfortunately continued to deteriorate since Christmas 2018 and in the last few weeks of his life was cared for at St Giles Care Home,Tile Cross.

Cliff was heavily involved in Scouting nearly all his life and will be sadly missed by all his friends and family.

Cliff fulfilled many roles in Scouting mainly as a leader within the cub section based at First Shirley before taking on the role of Group Scout Leader. He then moved into a district position as ADC Cubs for several years before stepping down to take on the district secretary role. In each role he undertook he showed great enthusiasm & commitment and was awarded the Silver Acorn for his distinguished services to Scouting.

We thank him for his service to Scouting and send our sincere condolences to his family.

Operation Chameleon – Bookings Open!

Bookings for Operation Chameleon 2019 are now open for one month only!

One of the most talked about events on the Solihull Scouts Calendar is back, it’s bigger, it’s better and it’s meaner! With new challenges for explorers and more fun for scouts, you’ll want to book ASAP to avoid disappointment! Bookings must close at midday on 31st October 2019, no additions or late changes will be accepted. This years event will take place on 16th November 2019 and the muster point will be Blythe Valley Business Park but not ARUPs as in previous years, further information to follow.

This years cost for participants is £21 and is free for leaders and parents. For more information of the booking format please head to the Operation Chameleon page on the County Website where you’ll also find the link to book your group through Scouts EMS! Click here to go now!

Additional rules and kit lists will be available later in October!

Please direct any queries to

Young Leaders’ training starts 8th October

The new Young Leader training programme has been finalised and the details can be found on our Facebook page @solyoungleaders and on the Calendar here on the website. We are starting with Module B: Taking the Lead! on 08 October and the next compulsory Module A: Prepare for Take Off! is on 26 November. We meet at County HQ from 8pm to 9.30pm. Please contact Shirley Brookes via if you want any more details.

County Night Hike – Save The Date

Solihull County Scouts & Explorers Night Hike will take place on the 8th February 2020 and will be based from Heart of England Conference Centre in Meridan as it did in 2019.

Bookings will open on the 1st January and close at the end of the month!

Any questions or queries please contact Paul Webb.