Monday 7th December 2015

To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

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Youth Commissioner Selection Day

Yesterday we held our first Youth Commissioner selection day and we are please to say it went very well. We had 14, 18-25 year olds attend and they all did very well.  They were put through their paces in a variety of task such as team tasks, communication tasks, presentations, impromptu speeches, interviews and event planning. We will now be making recommendations to the District Commissioners and County Commissioner on what roles they would be suitable too. Hopefully very soon we will be able to announce our first Youth Commissioners across the County. #GLNEYouthCommissioners #YouShape #WeShpae 

Keep your eyes peeled for the next selection day next year!

Young Leaders Training Weekend

Young Leaders training weekend is back, this years training will be held at Hargreaves Scout Campsite, Hainault Road, Romford RM6 5SR over the weekend of Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th February 2016.  

The weekend has been previously successfully run and everyone finds the weekend challenging, informative and fun and is open to all Explorers and Young Leaders from across the County. Over the course of the weekend we plan to offer all young leader modules, excluding the first aid module which will be offered at a later date. 

Due to the potentially high numbers of young leaders and explorers needing this training we have agreed to place a restriction of 50 young leaders for this weekend. This will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

We will be staying overnight on the Saturday night in tents. This allows additional aspects to be added to the programme which will help you better equip you as young leaders. You will therefore need to bring the appropriate items with you for this. 

The cost of this will be £10 which the County are subsidising the cost of the training.

Whilst we appreciate that you have busy schedules, we ask that you book no later than the 8th January 2016. This will allow us to organise catering and other aspects of the weekend, however if this is an issue for anyone please let me know.

Once this deadline has been reached then any further additional spaces will be made available to young leaders who may need specific modules. 

To book a place on this course please click here!

30th Beaver Badge

 A huge thank-you to everyone who took part in our 30 years badge competition.

The County Beavers team chose our 4 favourites;

• Amelia Bird - 3rd Squirrels Heath

• Chloe Keegan - 3rd Gidea Park

• Caprice Bash - 25th Newham West

• Ruby McCallum - 25th Newham West

Paul Trayler our CC then chose the overall winner Caprice Bash, 25th Newham West - Well done! 

The design has now been made into a badge which I am sure you will agree looks great!  Information on how to purchase the badges and cost will be announced soon.

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 communications@glne-scouts.org.uk

Recent Appointments 

We would like to welcome and congratulate the following people on their appoinments:

Chris Whitehead - DC Chingford

Richard Savidge - County BSL

Rosie Austin - County ESL (Young Leaders)

We would like to wish you all the best success in your new roles.

Thriftwood Jobs

Download job advert here!

Facilities Manager - Job Description

Guest Services Assistant (part-time) - Job Description

Application Form

Training Dates January - June 2016

Download pdf calendar here!

The dates will be added to Eventbrite and The County Online Calendar very soon!

Current Vacancies in GLNE

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.

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

Young Leaders Training Weekend - 6th & 7th February

County AGM - 15th June

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


Please keep sending your Scouting stories to communications@glne-scouts.org.uk so we can include them in future NorthEast emails!!!!