Monday 14th March 2016

To: All Leaders in GLNE

Dear reader,

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St George's Day Awards 

Congratulations to all our Leaders who have been recognised with a St George's Day Award!

Silver Wolf

Peter Ford - Chingford

Christopher Donald Geary - Ilford East

William Hughes - Ilford East

Ronald MacCormick - Newham

Edward Rose - Romford

Carol Wickington - Hornchurch

Bar to the Silver Acorn

Clifford Everitt - Ilford NorthWest

Michael Hayward - Waltham Forest South

Sautelle Polden - Romford

Bernard Pridmore - Chingford

Peter Wilson - Waltham Forest South

Silver Acorn

David Bhola - Waltham Forest South

Ian Handley - Waltham Forest South

John Hawes - Waltham Forest South

Pamela Hayward - Waltham Forest South

Laurence Kavanagh - Waltham Forest South

Richard Kent - Hornchurch

Wendy Mears - Waltham Forest South

Alan Mears - Waltham Forest South

Christopher Potten - Ilford NorthWest

Michael Raulinaitis - Squirrel's Heath

Joanne Ray - Romford

Theresa Savereux - Ilford NorthWest

Brian Taffs - Hornchurch

Mark Wilkinson - Hornchurch

Valerie Woolf - Romford


Download the complete UK list here!

Thinking of going abroad with your Group or Section?

Travelling abroad is an exciting dimension of international Scouting.  It’s an opportunity to learn about another country and culture, to meet new people and experience new things, and to take part in a whole host of activities.

As soon as you think about organising a trip to another country, then you need to request the Visits Abroad pack. This will contain all of the information you need, and will give you other important rules that you need to consider.

If you are a leader already planning a visit abroad, please get in touch so that we can send you the latest Visits Abroad Pack.  You should let us know as soon as you start your planning, and remember that your trip paperwork needs to have been signed off at least 2 months (Europe) or 6 months (outside Europe) before you go.

Peter together with the International Team at Gilwell Park can support you with all of your planning and organisation, as well as advise on the rules, and contacts across the world.

Please remember that any pre site visits or 'recces' also need to follow the Visits Abroad pack information and be signed off by the relevant Commissioners and myself.

For further information, or for a Visits Abroad pack, please contact me on the details below. or drop me an email at

Download our list of International Opportunities here!

Best wishes

Peter Ford

A.C.C. (International)

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8524 6723 (home) +44(0)7989 635072 (mobile)

County Beavers

The county Beavers mascot now has a name!

Congratulations to Carter Epston from 7th Squirrels Heath who was won the mascot naming competition with the name Gladstone. We thought that the Gl and ne in the name was agreat idea with us being GLNE! Keep an eye out for Gladstone at an event near you soon!

Beavers County Science afternoon

Beavers from across the county gathered at Hargreaves for a great afternoon of Science! There was a wide range of experiments to try, including circuits, the magic floating orange, egg walk, canister rockets, sprite and Mentos, string telephones and compass making. 5 Beavers were chosen by leaders to receive special medals for being star scientists! All those who attended received a certificate.  Thank you to everyone who supported and helped out.  It was great to get all those involved in Beaver scouting together and for the children to meet others from across the county.

Waltham Forest Gangshow

The Waltham Forest Gang Show Flyer and Booking form are now available!

They need your support, it takes a lot of time and money to put together this great show.

Why not book to take your young people to see the longest running London Gang Show this side of the river! 

Performance Dates:

• Thursday 7th April - 7:30pm

• Friday 8th April - 7:30pm

• Saturday 9th April - 2:30pm

• Saturday 9th April - 7:30pm

Find out more here:

Download the Flyer here! (PDF Version)

Download the Booking Form here! (PDF Version)

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

Up-Coming Training Courses

Click on the title to go to online booking form.

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

Scout First Response - 15th May - 9:00 -17:00 - Book Now

Nights Away Training Course - 21st & 22nd May - Book Now

Dates for your Diary

DofE Supervisor Training Course - 19th March - FULLY BOOKED

DofE Assessor Training Course - 20th March - FULLY BOOKED

Gangshow - 7th, 8th & 9th April 

Adult Awards Evening - 11th April - INVITE ONLY

Youth Commissioner Selection - 17th April

County AGM - 15th June

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