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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 13th July 2015
Congratulations to...
* Tanzania 2015 and Jamboree Units 10 and 11 on great final training camps - the excitement is really mounting now - under two weeks till they leave!!
* Fareham East on a super District camp with the majority of the District in camp, and visit from Scouting Ambassador Alastair Bruce, the Deputy Mayor, and the new Fareham MP, Suella Fernandes.
* New Forest East on a friendly AGM and barbecue on a summer's evening, and many thanks to Matt Weatherall for a great 3.5 years as DC.
* Hampshire Scouting on a good presence at the County Service in Winchester Cathedral, including Explorer Scout and DofE Ambassador Jaz.

* Everybody who attended the Suisse Adventure Summer 2016 Social Teaming building day.

* Well done to Victoria Edwards for completing her Silver expedition in a wheelchair in the New Forest this weekend and to the team that supported her - she is going on to do her Gold this summer in the Forest of Dean.

Ben Perrett of Hawks Explorer Air Scout Unit, Odiham, on gaining his solo Glider Pilot’s Licence within 1 month of the legal minimum age (14 years), thereby becoming the youngest Hampshire Scout ever to have achieved this feat. Other members of Hawks EASU to have earned their Wings whilst Explorer Scouts include Ben’s sister Elenor, Andrew Bulcock, and Anneka Lyford, who is now a member of the Unit leadership team.
Calling all Shooting Instructors …
Please check your licence expiry date.

The NSRA Licence that accompanies the YPS Tutor's Diploma is valid for five years. It may be renewed if you have been regularly using the qualification so keeping a record or logbook is very important. The minimum level of use is 25 separate occasions over the 5-year period with at least 5 in the 12 months prior to renewal.

Applications for renewal must be made to the NSRA before your Licence expires. The NSRA do not issue reminders. After a gap of anything more than a week or so you are likely to have to repeat the course to get a new licence.

To renew, write, quoting your Licence number and enclosing your logbook and a cheque for £10.00, payable to "NSRA", to: NSRA, Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, WOKING Surrey, GU24 0NP.

If you want your logbook back, ask for it; otherwise it may be retained and a new one issued. (Do remember to update your postal address, 'phone number and email address if any have changed).

The renewal of an NSRA RCO, Club Instructor or Coach licence also requires evidence of continuing satisfactory performance of the relevant role. This is normally provided by a letter from the secretary of your NSRA-affiliated shooting club. Again, it is important to apply before your existing licence expires. Remember too that you must keep either an RCO or YPS Tutor licence current in order for a Club Instructor or Coach licence to be valid.
2016 St. Georges Day Awards – REMINDER
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 – see also attached aide memoir which may help relating to criteria and links below.
Applying for awards
When applying for awards for volunteers, please continue to use the current forms TSA07/CGMfor Meritorious Conduct and Gallantry orTSA06/GS for Good Service Awards. The Awards Team can look up any information you need to help you complete the forms and can issue you with individual records which show historic service, previous awards, Wood Badges and also the total years’ service complete. The team can be contacted directly on on 0208 4337192/7193.

Please send all nominations direct to County Office and let me know if you have any queries.

Please see attached notes ref: St. Georges Day Awards.
Martin Rudd
Chair, CAB
Martin Rudd
Director of Community Involvement
Hampshire Scouting
Home: 01256 764677
Zany Zebra Badge
Badges are £2 each and everyone who buys one will be entered into a draw to win a family ticket or a pair of child's tickets. The money raised is to pay for the Hampshire Scouts Zany Zebra, who will be a part of the zebra trail next year. Badges are available from Fi Durrant -

Hampshire Scouts Mountaineering Team (HSMT)

Autumn 2015 course dates.

The autumn dates (Sept & Oct) for the Scout Association Hillwalking and Climbing Adventurous Activities Permit, Training or Assessment and the experience weekends are now available. 
The Adventurous Activities Permit Training or Assessment courses are held over 3 days, Fri to Sun.
Hillwalking or Climbing Experience courses are held over 2 days, Sat to Sun.
​For more information ​visit
Hampshire & IOW Scout Archery Competition 2015
12th - 13th September at Lyons Copse  SO32 2HQ

For full details of this competition please download.
General Event Information
Entry Form
Competitor Details

Waterlooville District are looking for a new District Commissioner

Based in South East Hampshire we are a 9 Group District, with a growing membership base and very active leadership offering many opportunities 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.
Please contact:
Sue Murphy
or telephone 02392592981
closing date for applications is 31st July 2015

September Hampshire Scout News Deadline is Sunday 16th August 2015.
Please email any articles to:
Our mailing address is:
Hampshire Scouts, Ferny Crofts,
Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 8084 7847
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