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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 25th January 2016
Congratulations to...
* The Comms and Media Team on two great training sessions yesterday at Cricket Camp.
* 29 adventurers from HSX on surviving an epic weekend hiking and camping through wind and rain in mid-Wales - now time to dry out the tents!
* The Youth Core Team Group on lots of new ideas and plans for youth participation during the upcoming #YouShape week and following months.
Workshops - Winning the War on Disability
Richard Hunt is an 'above knee' amputee, naval veteran, athlete & former teacher who is leading a series of workshops demonstrating how we can all face disability & adversity head on and achieve awe-inspiring feats of bravery and life experiences despite a disability or life challenges. Available until April 16 they can cater for 30 young people at a time. These workshops are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund so there is no direct charge although donations to the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home are encouraged.
For more information on booking a workshop please see the attached pdf.
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.
Hampshire’s Scout show season is almost upon us!
Basingstoke Gang Show
11th - 20th February 2016 and tickets are selling fast. Adult Tickets are £18 and Children £12, concessions are available and a £1 booking fee applies to each ticket. Book Tickets via Anvil Arts Box Office 01256 844244 Email
Hedge End Gang Show
19th and 20th February ‘Best of British’ production - at  Wyvern Technology College, Fair Oak, Eastleigh. Tickets £7 for children and £9 for adults so get your now
Gosport Gang Show and Roverang Scout and Guide Show
6th - 9th April, save the date more info. to follow soon.
Keep Smiling!
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).
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
Can You 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.
Our County Office mailing address is:
Hampshire Scouts, Ferny Crofts,
Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 8084 7847
Download the County Contact List

Registered Charity Number: 1015788

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