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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 26th May 2015
Congratulations to...
* Jamboree Units 9, 10 and 11 (Flappy Fish, Scouts of the Round Table, and Tea and Biscuits) for an awesome joint camp at Pinsents over the weekend - making final preparations, meeting people from other Jamboree Units, and getting into the Jamboree spirit. Not long now!!
* Itchen North on a super District Camp at Lyons Copse, packed with activities and with over 500 people involved. Highlights included the zorbing football, the big outdoor cinema screen on the Saturday evening, and the trifle for dessert in the staff catering ;-) 
* Mike Webb on becoming DC of Basingstoke West, following on from Peter Bench who retired at the District St George's Day Experience. Mike was District Chairman, and we wish him all the best in his new role.

* Iceland Expedition Training Camp and team building at Ferny Crofts, with several activities including Canoeing, and making water rockets!
Good luck to...
* the 12 Scouts from Winchester sailing on the ocean Youth Trust (South) Boat John Laing. With good weather they may reach the Channel Islands and France and maybe even meet the UK Commissioner!
Lt Commander Henry Bruce V,RN(R’td) JP - Memorial Award 2015
Its your last chance to submit your nominations for this year’s 2 annual awards, one to an adult and one to a young person (under 25 years) with a Scouting appointment, who have inspired and encouraged others in Scouting. This could be over a period of time or a "one off" event.

The award is a trophy and an award of £50. The winners will be selected by a committee from the Hampshire County Youth Council and the awards will be presented during our Annual review which is held along with our County AGM in June each year.

Please complete the form found on the County Website, with as much information on the person as possible, and return to the Hampshire Scout County Office by the end of May.
2015 Leadership & Management Weekend
Following the previous highly successful Leadership & Management Weekends (since 2011 ) for newly appointed District Commissioners and Group Scout Leaders, we have scheduled the one for 2015 over the weekend of 21st/22nd  November 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh.
This weekend is open to all DC’s/DDC’s and GSL’s who have been in post for up to 24 months.
A number of applications have already been received but there are still places available.  More details will be issued over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, please notify your wish to attend to Donna Kerrigan, Director of Adult Learning on quickly to save disappointment (previous weekends were oversubscribed!).
Short Breaks Funding
Hampshire County Scout Council (HCSC) has been successful in procuring some Short Breaks Funding to support Scouts (aged 6-18years) who live in Hampshire. Any Scout applying for funding must be registered with Hampshire County Council for a Gateway Card. Regrettably this funding does not apply to people living within the administrative boundaries of Southampton City Council or Portsmouth City Council. Funding applies to FY2015-2016.
If the Scout does not have a carer – parents / Leaders are asked to contact Parent Voice who will arrange for a suitable person to attend scout evenings. Please contact Parent Voice 0300 303 8603 or
Funding may be used for a carer to attend Scout evenings or Scout activity. It does not apply to sleepovers or overnight camping activities.
Once the application has been approved for funding, County Office will liaise with the carer to pay the attendance money.
Please find attached the HCSC Application Form which needs to be competed in full and returned to or Carol Sleath as soon as possible.
For further information please contact Carol Sleath (ACC SN) or Aileen Wood (Safeguarding Team) at the above email address.

Funding Application Form
Gone Home
Margaret (Peggy) Tickner passed peacefully away at Abbey House Nursing Home on 13 May 2015, aged 94 years. 

Her funeral Service on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 12.30 p.m. at St Andrews Church, Hamble.
Family flowers only please but donations if so desired to Alzheimer’s Research UK may be sent c/o Jonathan Terry Independent Funeral Directors, 101 Peartree Avenue, Bitterne, Southampton SO19 7JJ Tel. 023 8043 4444 or via
Please pass details on to anyone who knew Peggy
Aileen Wood
Development Officer - Itchen South District Scout Council
Wanted Gold Chief Scout Award Badges
I urgently require 10 x Gold Chief Scout Award Badges, if any Badge Secretaries have any please get in touch.

Ann Hall - County Badge Secretary
Plea for obsolete and discontinued badges please...
As part of my role I visit schools to promote scouting.  During the presentation some of the children receive a ‘badge’ for their participation and involvement.
We also use these badges for the Naomi House project when we run Caterpillar Camp – they are very well received by the young people.
If your group or district is wondering what to do with badges left over after the introduction of the refresh programme can you consider donating them to the development project please?  They will not be wasted!
Thank you to the 2 groups who have already thought of doing this, if you drop me a line I will arrange collection.
Many thanks
Vanessa Slawson
County Development Officer (Hampshire)
Hampshire County Scout Council
Mobile: 07900 536504 Email:
Executive Training
Last chance for booking for the course for Treasurers on Sat 6th June in Winchester; please send an alert around specifically to the Treasurers in your district.  The session includes the topics that have been most requested; budgeting, approaches to fundraising, effective financial controls and reporting accounts to the committee and the AGM.
Paul O’Beirne, County Secretary
Ferny Crofts, Open Day, 27th June
Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm
£1 a ticket, activities cost 1 or 2 tickets.

For more info please contact us on:
tel: 023 8084 5092
post: Ferny Crofts, Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst. SO42 7YQ
2015 Ambassador Challenge
The 2015 Ambassador Challenge has been launched, this award is open to any member of scouting including adult volunteers. To take part please visit:
Creative Activities
Fareham Scout Band – Workshops for groups
Did you know Fareham Scout Band do workshops for groups? Well you do now!
Fill that whole in your program planning easily by getting members of the band to come down and undertake some musical and creative activities with you group, it’s going to be noisy, but it’s going to be fun! For more details contact Band Master Phil Goddard on 07856 722 121 or email
They are also on the lookout for new band members, so if interested please get in touch.
Roverang do the Moonwalk!
A massive BRAVO to The Roverang Welfare team on completing ‘The Moonwalk’ in London last weekend raising money for Breast Cancer by walking over 26 miles through the streets of our capital city and then still turning up to run (or should that be hobble) their sign up day for Hampshire Scouts Present – that’s dedication for you!
Hampshire Scouts Present – Sign Up
On the subject of sign ups, thanks to everyone who signed up this weekend with Roverang to participate in our County show, a great turn out. If you missed out then contact your production team asap before they make their final cast decisions. Remember Hedge End Gang Show’s sign up in on 14th June at Baden Powell Lodge.
Basingstoke Gang Show
Well done to everyone who auditioned for Basingstoke Gang Show, I saw some fantastic talent during my visit or a very fun, friendly and innovative audition process. I know the production team would take everyone if they could, the standards were exceptional! Looking forward to seeing the final cast and the plans for your production in February and of course your set for Hampshire Scouts Present.
Keep Smiling!
Scott Marshall
County Creative Activities Advisor and Staged Performance Assessor.
Waterlooville District are looking for a new District Commissioner
Located in South East Hampshire, Waterlooville District has 9 Scout Groups, 6 Explorer Units and a Scout Network, with a growing membership base and very active leadership offering many opportunities for young people to experience scouting at its best.
If you are interested in leading a strong, dedicated, forward looking youth focused team; we want to hear from you.
This opportunity is open to all. Current membership of Scouting would be an advantage, but this should not preclude anyone from applying.
For an Application Form, Please contact:
Sue Murphy at: or telephone 02392592981
Closing date for applications is 30th June 2015
Suisse Adventure Summer Expedition, 14th – 30th August 2016
We are still looking to recruit some staff:
5 x Drivers 
4 x First Aiders
4 x Walking Leaders
- with permits, please email for info.
The cost for Staff will be £350 including food   

To book please visit:
Dave Pannell – Expedition Leader.
Our mailing address is:
Hampshire Scouts, Ferny Crofts,
Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 8084 7847

Registered Charity Number: 1015788

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