To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

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DC Conference 

Last Saturday saw most of the DCs from across the County come to Gilwell for a day of discussion and planning.  They discussed the County Vision 2018, County and District Youth Commissioners, Social Media Strategy, St Georges Day Awards Event 2016, the possibility of a Queen Scout Awards Evening and the new way capitation will be rolled out across the County. The day was very positive with lots of ideas coming forward. Keep an eye out for updates on the items discussed above. 

Adventurous Activity Permits

Do you have an active Activity Permit? If so we need you to complete our online Activity Permit Form. We are putting together a database of all the adventurous activity permit holders across the County to help support leaders who may need assistance in running adventurous activities for their young people.

Click Here to Complete the Form

A Million Hands!

Know All About It? Are You In or are You Out?

Why take part in A Million Hands?

• 87% of young people say Scouting should provide Community Impact project opportunities

• Follow the projects and achieve the Community Impact Staged Activity Badges.

• Fulfil requirements for the World Challenge Awards, Chief Scout’s, Queen’s Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Awards, as well as a raft of other Activity Badges.

• Hundreds of section activities available in downloadable Resource Packs available once you have registered on the website.

• Access to request national partner local speakers

And what about Scout Community Week?

Scout Community Week runs Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 October and is a starter gun for A Million Hands. Young people can:

1. Pick their issue: Use resource pack activities to pick an issue they wish to take action on during their regular programme night.

2. Identify Need: Picked your issue already? Use the resource pack activities to help explore the issue and invite a national partner local speaker to a regular programme night.

3. Plan or Take Action: Explored their chosen issue? Plan or actually take action during Scout Community Week.

What should a Section Leader put in their 2015/16 Programme?

Volunteers will know best how to plan their 2015/16 programme, but use this suggested timeline to make A Million Hands a real success in their Group or section. A Million Hands follows five clear stages, exactly the same as the Community Impact Staged Activity Badges. These activities are available in downloadable resource packs once you have registered.

Programme Activity

Suggested Scheduling

Suggested Time Required

Activities to help young people pick their issue

September or Scout Community Week

½ a weekly programme night

Activities to help young people identify need – understanding and growing empathy for their chosen issue

Scout Community Week

A programme night (Requirement 1 of the Community Impact Staged Activity Badge)

Activities to help young people plan action they could take on their chosen issue


½ a weekly programme night (Requirement 2 of the Community Impact Staged Activity Badge)

Start to take action – working with other in the community to genuinely change the lives of others

January - April

Requirement 3 of the Community Impact Staged Activity Award - Minimum 4 hours over three months (Stage 1), maximum 48 hours over twelve months (Stage 4)

Activities to help young people learn and do more – reflecting on the change they’ve made, how they have developed and how they can make more change.


½ a weekly programme night (Requirement 4 of the Community Impact Staged Activity Badge)

Activities to help young people tell the world – celebrating their achievements and encouraging others to take action


½ a weekly programme night or outside of the weekly programme (Requirement 5 of the Community Impact Staged Activity Badge)

Award the Staged Community Impact Activity Badge


Awards ceremony of some description – could be a weekly programme or bespoke

(Thanks to GLSW for the excellent article)

The National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra


Activity Idea!

Another Spooky Idea for your Halloween programme!!!!

Why not share your completed ones on our Facebook page! 


Click on the title to go to online booking form.

Multi Module Training - 10th & 11th October

County Water Activity Day - 11th October

First Response - 18th October

Safeguarding - 22nd October

Kilmuir Trophy - 13th - 15th November

First Response - 28th November

For all County events please check out our online calendar here!!!

Please keep sending your Scouting stories to so we can include them in future NorthEast emails!!!!