Monday 21st December 2015

To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

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The County team wish  you a very happy Christmas and a brilliant 2016 full of great Scouting! Thank you for everything you have done for the young people of North East London in 2015 - we are looking forward to working with you in the coming year!

NorthEast will be taking a break and be back in 2016.

County Calendar 2016

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Our First District Youth Commissioners

We are pleased to announce our first District Youth Commissioners!! 

Congratulations to Anna Skipworth who will be the first District Youth Commissioner for Barking & Dagenham Scout District, she will be supported by Cameron Fraser as Deputy District Youth Commissioner!

Also congratulations to Matthew Bird who will be the first District Youth Commissioner for Waltham Forest South Scout District, he will be supported by Hollie Edwards and Peter Baxter as Deputy District Youth Commissioners!

We are still looking for our County Youth Commissioner and have another selection day planned for 17th April 2016! More details to be released soon!

Recent Appointments

Sophie Barker - ACC Network

We're delighted to announce that Sophie Barker has been appointed to the role of Assistant County Commissioner (Scout Network). Sophie is a Lead Instructor at Gilwell Park Scout Activity Centre, and has some great ideas to help support the Scout Network section. 

Sophie has been involved with Scouting since she was 10, she started in North Yorkshire. She has held numerous leader roles in North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Co. Louth in Ireland and GLNE. She attended the Canada World Scout Moot in 2013, numerous UK international jamborees and is attending Roverway in 2016. She founded and runs the Gilwell Park International Network Group and has now agreed to take on the role of ACC Network in GLNE. 

Sophie will be calling a meeting in January to meet all of the District Scout Network representatives from across the County. Watch this space! 

If you want to get in touch with Sophie, please email:

Chris Whitehead - DC Chingford

Chris has been a member of Chingford District for around 20 years. He joined as a Beaver and has worked his way up through all of the sections. By the time he turned 18 and was a Network member he was already helping to run a Scout troop and he has since taken other roles including District Network Chairman, where organised a 2011 trip to Ireland where many of his fellow Networkers completed their Explorer Badge.

For the last couple of years, Chris has worked at County as a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Advisor where he has supported Scouts from across the County as well as Chingford in completing their awards and has helped to organise assess several expeditions. He returned to Chingford as Secretary only two months ago and has now agreed to take on the role of District Commissioner.


Dates for your Diary

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Young Leaders Training Weekend - 6th & 7th February

County AGM - 15th June

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

Current Vacancies in GLNE

County Treasurer - Click here to find out more!

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