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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Tuesday 7th March 2015
Congratulations to...
* HSX on a great Ad+Venture trip to the Lake District, with over 40 people staying at Great Tower and mountain walking on the nearby fells.
Caling All Explorer and Network Scouts - Suisse Adventure 2016
Summer Expedition, Booking Is Now Open

14th – 30th August 2016

Will you be aged between 14 & 25 in August 2016?
Would you like to know more about this exciting International Expedition?
Will you be too old to go as a participant?
Would you be interested in joining the staff team?

Explorers booking now open:
Network booking now open:
For more information email –
For more information visit:
Dave Pannell – Expedition Leader.
Media & PR Good practices (April 2015)
ADC Public Relations & Marketing - James Snape.
This role will liaise closely with the media to promote Scouting in Romsey and report on events and activities providing on brand publicity material for events and activities for both the District and Group teams to provide a consistency of quality branded material across the District. In Romsey this role also builds on James' role of leading their District Youth Council as in this role James will oversee their District Young Spokespeople team, working with them to facilitate training and ensure that they are the public face of Scouting in Romsey.
The County Media and PR team are available to support you with; Creating Effective Publicity, Training Young People and Adults and Encourage Appointments, such as the above. We also have a diary of workshops such as Adults Media and PR workshop (aim age 18+) and Scouts Speak Up workshop (aim age 13 to 18).

For support, more information or to join the team please
Hospital Scout Groups

Southampton is due to start on Wednesday 8th April. If you or any other member aged 18+ is interested in joining the hospital team, adults who have completed all the prescribed training and paperwork can join so the next training event is at Southampton General Hospital on Thursday 4th June 5pm to 8.30pm. If you wish to attend please contact Sara Sullivan
Once Southampton is up and running, we will look to start Groups in Portsmouth and Basingstoke. for more information, please contact us at
Brief Introduction
Many of you know that I have taken over from Martin as CTM.  He has done a terrific job over many years, presiding over the biggest changes in content and structure of training in the Associations History.  Not an easy job and I am conscious of the responsibility of taking this over. All processes etc will remain the same for the time being so I look forward to being inundated with your paperwork!
Update on Wood Badges
Wood Badge recommendation forms can be sent into GIlwell by the CTM. These will be processed and added to Compass for us. 
All Wood Badges that have been completed but not dispatched over recent months will be sent  over the next couple of weeks to me.  Gilwell  will deliver a Wood Badge for anyone in Hampshire that Compass currently says requires one. As this information may be out of date or recorded in error a while back on Compass, Gilwell will send the wood badge to me as the first recipient on these Wood Badges so they can be  checked.  I will then pass them  onto the local District Commissioner to be presented. I promise to do this speedily. There is currently a back log from September 2014.
Donna Kerrigan - CTM
Duke of Edinburgh Award

Next year, as I’m sure you know, is the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Hampshire County is keen to celebrate this and will be holding various events to  celebrate  this landmark.
HCC are curating an exhibition to coincide with an event in January 2016 and am keen to borrow any heritage gear-tents, boots, maps, clothing, stoves etc.
If anyone had any items which could be lent, please can you email - any items would be properly catalogued and cared for.

Mike Baxter
ACC (DofE & QSA)
Hampshire Scouts Present
Save the date!!
Sunday, 18th October 2015 6pm,
Guildhall Winchester
Tickets on sale 1st April
Tickets are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment
Follow the website link below for bookings and info
HSN  - Deadline Sunday April 19th 2015

It’s that time of the month again, if you have anything you would like to add to this month’s HSN, it would be great to have something on the following:
  •          Cubs
  •          Beavers
  •          Scouts
  •          Explorers
  •          Network  
  •          District Events
  •          DofE
  •          SAS 
  •          Young Carers
  •          International
  •          Training
  •          Ferny Crofts – New Staff
  •          Clubs
  •          New Appointments
  •          Development
  •          Activities
  •          Media
  •          James Ketch
  •          County Conference
  •          Clubs
  •          Heritage
  •          SA16
  •          Hampshire Hospitals
Please provide photos as attachments.
Dropbox is available, please email me and I will share a link to my box.
Please forward to by Sunday 19th April 2015
Old Canvas Needed
I am a production manager for the Brownsea Open Air Theatre (BOAT).
We stage a Shakespeare play on Brownsea Island every summer. This year we are putting on The Tempest and it will be our 52nd year.
We are in need of old canvas to make sails for the set.
We wondered if Hampshire scouts might have old marquees or tents that have reached the end of their lives which you would consider donating to us.
We need about 50 square metres and specifically require canvas in lighter colours.
It does not have to be all the same as we will be making up a number of sails and the material can be different for each sail
I would be pleased to hear from anyone who thinks they may have something suitable.
And we are happy to collect.
We meet many Scout troops on the island when we are building the new set each year ,which takes from May to July.
Members come over to see what we are doing and it is a pleasure to tell them what we are up to.
If anyone can assist us, please email me:
Thank you.
Best regards, Alison Smith

Contact us:
Tel: 023 8084 7847
Registered Charity Number: 1015788
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