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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 22nd June 2015
Congratulations to...
* Everyone involved in the awesome County Annual Review on Thursday evening - you showed an amazing range of activities and achievements and did Hampshire Scouting proud.
* Jamboree Units 9 (Flappy Fish) and 75 (BeKeHaBu) on super final training camps and amazing atmospheres - only 5 weeks now till the Jamboree sets off. Many thanks to Ant, Claire, Emma, Russell, Mark, Steve, Ian and Heather for all their hard work in supporting these Units and all the best for the trip.
* Portsmouth and Hampshire Scouting on a great presence at Portsmouth Pride, both in the parade, and with a stall at the event on Southsea Common - showing #Scouting4All.
* Hampshire Scouting on a very interactive Train the Trainers weekend, developing presentation skills and helping to expand the Training Team.
* Alex Hampson, Scout Leader at 9th Farnborough, on being presented with his Queen's Scout Award in front of his Scouts at the campfire at Group Camp.
* Mark Hughes, District Commissioner for Rotherfield, on being presented with his Silver Acorn in front of his Leaders at the District AGM.
* HSX on achieving 200 climbs over the weekend in the Peak District, training for Antarctica and raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
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
2016 St. Georges Day Awards.
We are of course aware that with Compass being out of action, submitting SGDA's this year may be more difficult. However we are sure you have been planning them for some time, and the recent note in Focus Plus will help with any queries relating to eligibility, time in scouting etc.etc.
It is important we get all nominations into County Office by Friday 24th July latest so they can be processed by the County Awards Board in time for the Gilwell deadline of 1st September.
Further information relating to the submission of Awards can be found on and many DC'S attended the Award workshop in April.
Please send all nominations direct to County Office and let me know if you have any queries.
Martin Rudd
County Development
The County Development Board meeting and Forum takes places next Monday evening 29th June at the Queens Head pub in Colden Common near Eastleigh.
If you are involved in development work for your District/Group or interested to hear an update on the County projects then please join us. You will be able to contribute by sharing what is going on in your area and hear ideas from others around the County.
We will be meeting at 7.30pm in the bar for an 8pm start.  The Queens Head, Portsmouth Rd, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 7HF.
For further information contact
County Development Officer
County Contacts List
A refreshed County Contacts List (2015 June) is now available at

Ray Noice
ACC Communications
Executive Committee Members Training
Saturday 4th July   9.30  Copythorne Village Hall , New Forest (2 miles from J1 M27)
For committee members and those who support them, a morning session to enlighten and inspire!
Details and booking form
Paul O’Beirne
County Secretary

Funeral arrangements for Harry Bennett
Monday 29th June, 1pm,  at St Boniface Church, Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford SO53 2FT, followed by burial at Ramalley Cemetery. Leaders in uniform, Chandlers Ford District with Eastleigh District are providing a Guard of Honour. Family flowers only, donations to The British Lung Foundation, C/o Paul Capper Funeral Directors, Janet House, 95 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DR.
John Leeks
District Commissioner Chandlers Ford
The 24th Basingstoke Canal Challenge will held on Sunday 27th September 2015.
The venue will be Colt Hill (Odiham Wharf), Odiham. RG29 1AL
Details at:
Fancy a working week at Kandersteg?
The 2nd UK Work Party will be taking place at Kandersteg International Scout Centre from the 17th – 25 October 2015.
Applicants must be over 18 on the 17 October and a current member of The Scout Association and, if under 25, participants might be able to count the week towards their QSA or DofE Gold Award.
For details see:
Reminder – Entries close soon for the 39th National Scout Rifle Championships,
Scouting’s own weekend of target shooting at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley, over the weekend 16th – 18th October 2015, delivered by Hampshire Scout Rifle Club.
Scouts, Explorers, and adult members are invited to shoot on Bisley’s world-famous ranges.
Act now – entries close on 11th July.
Baden Powell Presentation
Pax Hill Nursing Home in Bentley are putting on a presentation about Baden Powell, and his association with Pax Hill, on Saturday 5th July. 1pm - 2pm This is being supported by Hampshire Scouting.

tel: 01420 525882 or email:
Free Pool Table located in Brockenhurst.
Please contact County Office for contact information.
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
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
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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