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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 18th January 2016
Congratulations to...
* District Development teams around the County on a great Development Forum, sharing successes, challenges and new ideas for growing Scouting.
* Three Cluster Group meetings - South Central, Solent and North - discussing the restoration of Compass and Community Projects as well as recent District achievements.
* Ferny Crofts on another successful Strategy Workshop, building plans for the next phase of our County Scout Activity Centre.
District Commissioner Required
Do you think you have what it takes to be a District Commissioner or do you know someone who has?
Southampton City are looking for a new District Commissioner to lead, manage and grow the District into the future as it  continues to provide active and adventurous Scouting to everyone involved.

If you know anyone or you yourself if you are interested, who would be suitable, please contact me. Nominations close 31st January.
Margaret Patrick
ACC (District Support)
PRACTICAL MANAGERS DAY – for all managers , particularly GSLs.  Limited places available.
12th March 10am to 4pm
Falcon House  Monarch Way Winchester, SO22 5PL
An interactive day for GSLs to network with other GSLs from the county , to share tools & tips and provide support for the GSL role.
 What's it all about:  Planning for Growth Getting the best from your team  Supporting adult recruitment and retention  A quick guide to youth involvement  Top tips for recruiting and retaining youth members
Book your place by contacting Gene Burgoyne at or on line at
FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAMME – for the third year
Date: 8th to 10th April.  Residential at Ferny Crofts Activity Centre
DCs and other managers are asked to nominate 18-30 year olds for this sought after opportunity. 
Contact Donna Kerrigan at for further details.
Hampshire Scout News Deadline
It’s that time of the month again, if you have anything you would like to add to March's HSN.

Please provide photos as attachments and not in a word document.
Dropbox is available, please click here to upload and then let me know at: by Sunday 31st January 2016.
High Sheriff of Hampshire Announces Launch of Community Awards
Lady Louisa Portal, High Sheriff of Hampshire and District President of Basingstoke West Scouts, has announced a new set of Community Awards, to recognise public servants, individual volunteers or community groups based in Hampshire, who are making a significant contribution to their communities. The focus of these awards will be on public servants, individuals or groups working on law and order related projects, with a particular emphasis on those that enhance safety and cohesion in our communities. The deadline for nominations is 26th January 2016. For more details, visit   
Reminder - Our brands Refreshed
To coincide with the refreshed programme, a new edition of the brand guidelines was published in 2015 providing advice on the main Scout brand, the fleur de lis (arrowhead) and the five youth sections. In addition to showing the various logo options and colour palette, you will also find information on our strategic aims, values, tone of voice, illustration, video and social media. There is now more emphasis on an integrated family of brands, with more obvious links to the fleur de lis and emphasising the continuity and progression in the 6-25 Programme.
A range of resources for the revised brands is available on the Scout Print Centre.  The corporate ‘Scouts Be Prepared’ single colour logo for Scouting and Serif Black font remain in use.
Suisse Adventure Winter
Some of you may be aware of the “Suisse Adventure” trip in February half term being organised by Hampshire Scouts.  My two kids were eagerly awaiting the trip but unfortunately one of them has had to withdraw at last minute due to University exams.
This means there is now an empty place on the trip which needs filled – hence this mail.    The SA16 team have agreed that I can offer this spot so long as we can fill it soon.   As there is not a lot of time left – and I would rather someone gained from the experience of the trip -  I am offering the slot for a discounted price.   The cost was £999 – and that is what everyone else on the trip is paying.  I am open to sensible offers –  please!
NOTE : the trip is open to Explorer Scouts, Young Leaders and Network  but is now also open to adult members (see below for details).
More info on the trip can be found on the website :  but the key info / highlights are as follows (courtesy of the SA16 site). If there is more than one person interested I do reserve the right to choose J
Who is running the trip?
Suisse Adventure is a Hampshire Scouts led activity expedition to the International Scout Centre in Kandersteg, Switzerland. The trip usually takes place roughly every 4 years and is open to both Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members in Hampshire.
When is it?
The winter trip will take place in the February 2016 half term break which is 13 February to 21 February 2016.
The winter trip will offer a typically winter programme; 2 days of skiing or snowboarding, sledging, cross country skiing, curling, igloo making, ice skating, snowshoe hiking and a few Swiss themed evening activities!
No previous experience of any of the activities is required as lessons will be included.
Where is it?
For the winter trip we shall be staying at the international Guide Centre called Our Chalet in Adelboden which is renowned for its winter sports. 
Who can go?
The winter trip is open to Explorer Scouts (& Young Leaders) & Scout Network members aged between 14 and 24 on the 13 February 2016. You must be registered with an ESU, YLU or Scout Network.
ALSO, the trip is now open to all adults members wanting a winter adventure! This means any leader / Active Support member etc who holds a current DBS disclosure
What is the cost?
The trip is £999 per person, but as mentioned earlier I am prepared to offer this place at a discounted price so someone can get the benefit of the experience.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED :  please contact Iain Ivory by mail at  so we can discuss cost etc and if we reach agreement, you will then be put in contact with the SA16 team who will manage the transfer of the booking to you and sort out forms etc.
The SA16 team need to have a replacement name confirmed asap in order to change travel  / insurance / other forms,  so this offer is open until next weekend,  Sat 23rd January.
Note, there is a pre-departure meeting for all attendees in Winchester on 28th January,.
Print Centre
The Print Centre is a service available to adult members of Scouting to create branded, personalised resources. To access, please log into the member's area and select the icon from the My Tools menu.
To use this service you must be logged in
Please note that to access the Print Centre you will need to enter your normal username, and then enter your full eight digit membership number as the password, including any preceding zeros and opening and closing brackets.For example: Username: name101 Password: (00123456).

2016 Target Sprint / Run And Shoot / Sprint And Shoot
After last years successful pilot of this event, we have now confirmed the date for the 2016 competition.

Saturday 7th MAY 2016.

Please register your interest by emailing us at:

How the competition works.

Each Participant will be given a start time. They will compete against all participants in their age category. There will be 6 participants competing at any one time.

Each participant will from the start run approx 400m, followed by shooting 5 knockdown targets 35mm in diameter with springer break barrel rifles at a distance of approx 7.5m. They will then run the 400m again, followed by the 5 targets. Then run another 400m to finish. On each attempt at the 5 targets each participant will be given a maximum of 20 shots. A time penalttywill be applied for each remaining target not knocked down.

This is a fun event and the feedback from participants last year was positive. We aim to have a similar Tin Can pistol shooting range (just for fun) available while you are waiting along with refreshments.

So ask yourself 3 questions.

  1. Can I Run?
  2. Can I Shoot?
  3. Can I Run and Shoot?

If you can answer Yes to any of these then why not try the event and see how you get on. The competition is only open to registered scout members. So if you are a Scout, Explorer, Young Leader, Leader, or registered helper then why not give it a go!

For more info please go to:

Communications and Media Day
For DCs and all Comms and Media roles - (Website, Social Media Newsletter etc.) and those interested to find out more about Scout Communications and Media.
Sunday 24th January - 2 sessions morning and afternoon with information on - Brand, Banding & Visual ID - Website, eMail and Social Media planning - Press Release writing and the County Communication, Media, Web and email teams will be there all day to support the day and answer your questions.
9:15am to 12:30pm - free buffet lunch 12:30pm (RSVP) - 1:15pm to 4:30pm (arrive 12:30 for lunch)
TRACS, Pauline's Lodge, Cricket Campsite, Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Southampton. SO31 1BH - just off M27 J8
RSVP by 20th January and please indicate - all day - or AM - or PM - and if Lunch is required.
Hampshire Scouts Speak Up workshop 2016 March
click for link to poster
Are you a youth member of Scouting? You can convey first-hand the fun, challenge, adventure and global citizenship that Scouting offers. Do you know an Explorer Scout, older Scout (13+) or young adult (under 21) who is keen to promote Scouting and learn more about the media?
Twitter: @hs_speakup   Facebook: HampshireScoutsSpeakUp
Please book online by 28th February 2016 at this link
Cubs 100 years
It's here! The brand new Cubs100 site. Over the coming year we’ll be celebrating 100 years of Cub Scouts. Take a look at the Cubs100 website for loads of resources and activity ideas to help you celebrate with your Cub Pack and have the Wildest Birthday Ever!

Happy Birthday Cub Scouts
Cubs100 County woggle
Friday 3rd June - County Celebration Service at Winchester Cathedral
more dates to follow.
Fairtrade Cooking Competition
The 8th Hampshire Fairtrade Cooking Competition will be held on Saturday 27 February at the start of 2016 Fair Trade fortnight in the food preparation rooms of Cranborne College, Basingstoke.  Entries are invited from teams of 4 to prepare and serve a three course meal to 4 guests with a trophy going to the winning team.  Participants will also gain the Scout Global Challenge award.
There is only space for 7 teams so don’t delay enter today. For more info or contact County Global Adviser Rayner Mayer at
Census – for Secretaries
Scout HQ sent the access codes to District Secretaries just before Christmas, the email message contained the access details to be cascaded to Groups for their completion of the Census.
Census day is 31st January and, in order to achieve the HQ deadline for the discount, we are asking for completion of the data entry by 21st February.
For those who have not tackled the Census before we have written a quick guide which is at .
Paul O’Beirne
County Secretary
Gone Home
Kate Bateman went home on the 15th January after a long illness which she bore bravely.
Kate was a Cub Scout Leader in Norfolk and Singapore following her husband John on his tours of duty with The Royal Air Force.
When they returned to Britain Kate took 8th Frogmore and Darby Greens Apache Cub Pack under her wing.  She was remembered by Rayner Meyer (Her D.C.)
as an enthusiastic,energetic and capable leader who was very proud of her Pack.
She will be missed by friends and family alike.
 Colin Dippie   8th Bramshill G.S.L
The event is open from 9.30 - 3.30 on both days

A fantastic day out to meet our new arrivals – bring the family, enjoy lots of fun activities plus great local food and drinks at this popular annual event.
  • Meet our new arrivals
  • Tractor and trailer rides
  • Pony rides
  • Children’s craft activities
  • Pedal Tractor Grand Prix
  • Have a go’ archery
  • Wellie wanging
  • Great range of local caterers
 Prices: Adults £6  Children (3-16 yrs) £4  Family ticket (2+2) £16 Under 3s FREE

There’s something for everyone this Lambing Weekend at Sparsholt -
find out more or book online now!  

Contact us on 01962 776441 or visit

HEALTH WARNING: Women who are or may be pregnant should not attend this event.
Sorry, no dogs with the exception of recognised assistance dogs.
Clean For The Queen
Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.
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Hampshire Scouts, Ferny Crofts,
Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 8084 7847
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