Monday 15th February 2016

To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

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Scout Activity Day

We have organised a very special Activity Day for the Scout Section from 10:00am until 4:00pm on Sunday 29th May 2016 at Hargreaves Scout Campsite, Hainault Road, RM6 5SR (just off the A12 and a shortish walk from Newbury Park tube station).

There will be lots of activities and some very special surprises - places are limited so make sure your Scouts don't miss out! Who knows who might drop in!

Download the Scout Activity Day 2016 flyer, the Scout Activity Day 2016 - Leader Information, and the Scout Activity Day 2016 - Parent Letter

Young Leaders Training Weekend

The last weekend of January was our annual Young Leader training weekend, over the weekend 63 Explorers from across the County took part in a variety of activities to help them progress in their roles as Young Leaders. They also took part in a #YouShape activity meaning they all received a #YouShape badge.

Commissioner's Award

The County Commissioner had great pleasure in awarding Steuart Allen a Commissioner’s award for his contribution as a leader to Unit 73 WSJ trip to Japan, it has taken a long time to catch up with Steuart to present him with this award and where better than at the Young Leaders training course at Hargreaves.

Water Activity Day

Due to popular demand we have organised a water activity day for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers:

Date: Sunday 12th June 2016

Venue: Dockland Scout Project, HQTS Lord Amory, Dollar Bay, 631 Manchester Road London, E14 3NU

Time: 09.30 at the Project till 16.30

Cost: £22.50

Activities available are: Rowing, Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking and Open Canoeing. No experience is necessary as instruction will be given.

• Attached is letter for you to hand to parents, which gives full details for the day

• Places are limited so your early response, if you are interested, is recommended.

• Responses to be made by leaders only, please do not ask parents to submit direct.

• Please email me at to confirm availability of spaces BEFORE sending form and payment. Only call 07961363715 if no email available.

• Places will only be confirmed on receipt of form and full payment. Please attach details of applicants when making payment

• There are only 80 places available and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

• Full uniform to be worn to arrive at and depart from the site.

If you have any questions on the above event, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in Scouting,
Paul Southcott, ACC Activities 

Download Parents Letter Here!

Download Leaders Letter Here!

Sectional Audiences Workshop

Could you help provide feedback to UK Scouting to understand what communications you and others in similar roles would like to see?

Sign up to take part in a session with other members around the South East of England and give your insight into what communications your unique role requires. The first workshop will be held at Gilwell Park, Wednesday 24 February from 18:30 -20:30. To register your interest in this workshop, please fill in this short form. If you have any questions please feel free to email

Up-Coming Training Courses

Scout First Aid - 21st February - 9:00 - 17:00 - Book Now!

Safeguarding Training - 23rd February - 19:30-21:30 - Fully Booked

Multi Module Weekend - 12th & 13th March - 9:00 - 17:00 - Book Now!

Tomahawk Throwing Leader Training - 17th April - 9:00 - 17:00 - Book Now!

Practical Skills Day - 14th May - 9:00 - 17:00 - Book Now!

Dates for your Diary

Click on the title to go to online booking form.

#ExplorerForum - 19th February

Scout First Response - 21st February

Safeguarding Training - 23rd February

Young Leaders First Aid Training - 27th & 28th February

County Beaver Science Afternoon - 5th March

Cub Chess Competition - 6th March

Multi Module Training - 12th & 13th March

County AGM - 15th June

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