As you will be aware from the District Calendar we have the District AGM on Monday 5th September. Please find attached the flyer with full details.
GSLs have tonight have been sent individual emails to circulate to their Groups, so apologies if you receive this twice.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Have a great bank holiday weekend.
Please find attached details of our District Scout Network Launch, which will take place on Friday 9th September. It promises to be a lot of fun!
All young people aged 18-25 are automatically part of Scout Network, even if they choose not to participate, and I would encourage you to inspire every young person who you know in this age category to come along to find out about the amazing opportunities which are available! Explorer Scouts (and those who are just Young Leaders) aged 17.5 or older are also very welcome to come along to find out what it's all about
The attached flyer can be printed and distributed and anyone interested in attending is asked to reply by filling out the Eventbrite link below so we know how many to expect:
Scout Network has existed now since 2002, and apart from a brief attempt a few years ago, this is our first proper attempt to have a version of the fifth Section of Scouting open in the District.
To ensure that there is consistency of leadership we have appointed Steve Egginton as the Acting District Scout Network Commissioner (in addition to his DESC role) while the section establishes itself.
The young people themselves will decide how and when the Network will meet. They will also decide the frequency of gatherings and choose a new scarf to help create an identity.
The Network Programme is centred around Adventure, Community and International and the participants will be given the chance to do their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Queens Scout Award. They will have the chance to take part in international expeditions to places such as the World Scout Moot in Iceland, the World Scout Jamboree in North America and of course our very own Gambian Scouting partnership (GHISP). They will also do a number of things closer to home and will have an active and varied social programme. Infact the only limitations are the imaginations of the members themselves!
This first meeting will give everyone a chance to meet one another, for initial programme ideas to be discussed and collated and some decisions made about how the young people want their section to run. They will also be food and some Axe Throwing!
If you could promote this launch via any young people you know and through your local mailings and websites that would be appreciated. Current non-members are also welcome to join!
Further details are on the attached flyer and we look forward to seeing a good turn out on the 9th!