Monday 23rd November 2015

To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

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Chief Scout Award Presentations

Monday night was our November Chief Scout Award Presentation, we presented 80 Bronze Awards, 80 Silver Awards, 40 Gold Awards and 1 Platinum Award.

Well done to all the young people who received their awards!

The photos are now available to view and download at

The next award evening will be the 14th March 2016, please submit all your nominations by the end of December to ensure we have enough time to get all the invites out! The nomination form can be found here: CSA Nominations

DBS Training and Drop in Sessions

We are going to be running a DBS training day on Sunday 13th December at the County HQ.

The day aims to give you an understanding on how to use atlantic and how to perform a DBS ID check as well as the opportunity to complete some ID checks. The training day is open to Section Leaders, GSLs, All District Appointments and All County Appointments. 

The day will be split into two sessions: 

• 10am - 12pm - Atlantic training presentation, this will include a Q&A session. Please click here to book your place on the session.

• 12pm - 4pm - DBS ID Check Drop in Session, this will be open to anyone who needs a DBS completing, this will give you a chance to practice the skills you learned in the morning session. (this part is optional, but the more people who stay the easier it will be) If you need a DBS ID check completing please click here to book your time slot.

If you have any questions please contact

EFS DC Vacancy

Dear Scouter,
Re: New District Commissioner for Epping Forest South 
Rebecca Still will be stepping down as District Commissioner for Epping Forest South after seven years in post and we are now therefore looking for a new District Commissioner. I have been asked by the County Commissioner, Paul Trayler, to chair the search group. 
I would like to ask you to contribute to the search by nominating any individuals you think should be considered for the appointment and I attach a search pack which outlines the role. 
Please give serious consideration to anyone you think has the qualities to be your next District Commissioner. Nominees do not need to hold a current Scouting role and adults can be appointed regardless of their age, current appointment or length of service. Also, when considering candidates, please don’t compare them against any previous District Commissioner or rule people out because you think they won’t want to do it or won’t have time to do it. What we need is as wide a cross section of nominations as possible for the Search Group to consider. Please nominate people using the form in the pack. 
Self-nominations are also welcomed. If you think you have the right skills to take on the role of District Commissioner please complete the form in the pack. 
The search process is confidential and we ask that you do not tell people if you have nominated them as we don’t want to raise any false hopes. 
The nomination form can be sent to me electronically at
The closing date for nominations is Saturday 19 December 2015 
To assist me in the task I have appointed a small search group made up of current members of the District holding a wide range of roles.
The group will also be supported by Debbie Evans, Regional Development Manager for London. 
Please do take the time to consider who might be a good District Commissioner for Epping Forest South and submit their details. 
If you have any questions, please do let me or any member of the search group know. 
Yours sincerely 

Richard Sams
Chair, EFS Search Group
DC Waltham Forest South

Download the Nomination Form here!

The Vlogstar Challenge

The Vlogstar Challenge is offering free vlogging training for 16-25 year olds. It is available to youth organisations and schools in London and Essex.

The training is powered by the Jack Petchey Foundation and Media Trust in partnership with YouTube and the Evening Standard.

Young people will learn how to create powerful video blogs using just their mobile phone, and will be entered into a competition to win £2,000 for their youth organisation or school. There are also other great prizes for students, including 1-2-1 mentoring with YouTube, access to their state of the art production space AND £500 worth of camera equipment for one lucky Vlogstar champion.

Visit their website for more information and to apply:

County Treasurer Vacancy

We are currently on the search for a new County treasurer, the treasurer provides sound financial administration, support and information to the GLNE County Executive Committee. 

For the full role description please click here!

If you would like to discuss the role please email

Activity Idea!

Check out these natural christmas decorations! Click here to see them all!

Share your completed Christmas projects on our Facebook Page!

Current Vacancies in GLNE

County Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders) - Click here to find out more!

County Treasurer - Click here to find out more!

Epping Forest South DC - Click here to find out more!

Dates for your Diary

Click on the title to go to online booking form.

First Response - 28th November

Gang Show Get-Together29th November, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Winter Wonderland at Screens Park - 5th December, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

DBS Training Day - 13th December, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

DBS ID Check - Drop in Session - 13th December, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

County AGM - 15th June

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!!!!