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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 10th January 2016
Save the Date - County Conference, Saturday 27th Feb 2016
DCs, Deputy DCs, District Chairs, County Team, and Compass Champions / Superusers are invited to our next County Conference. This will be on the morning of Saturday 27th February 2016, at BP Lodge in Hedge End. More details to follow shortly.
Congratulations to...
* The five Tanzania 2017 teams who all held their first training events this weekend in various locations across Hampshire - Lyndhurst, Wellow, Andover, Aldershot and Crondall. All the teams seemed to be bonding really well and starting to find out about life on an African expedition. 
* 8th Alton on a great post-Xmas dinner for leaders, executive and parent helpers, with over 60 people in the room, plus quizzes and a live band. The highlight was a Queen’s Scout Award presentation to Luke Gavin, now also a leader with the Group.
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.
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.
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Assuring you of our best attention at all times.

Yours Sincerely
Neil Buchanan

The Yard
Brampton Hall Farm
NR10 5HW
Tel +44 (0) 1603 279161 9 am - 10 am Monday - Friday
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:

Volunteers Needed
Hi, my name is Donna. I'm activity Co - ordinator of The Gables Care Home in Netley Abbey. We are interested in having some groups of volunteers to help entertain/chat with our residents and bring the community back into their lives. Even if it's just for half hour to tell us about what you do and maybe answer some residents questions. really hope you can help. Please contact me on 02380 452324. Thank you for your time.
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
Cubs100 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
International Scouts
Hello, my name is Léa, i’m 16 years old. I’m a French Scout and i live in french riviera. This summer with my group, we are going to England. Our project is to discover the original Scoutism with Baden Powell. We have to project to camp in Brownsea Island, visit the house of Baden Powell, visit London. 
We go to England from August 4 to August 18. 
My group are between 15 and 17 years old. We are very funny, and very motivate ! 
We would like to meet English scout for exchange full of memories, share our culture and we love discovering new thing. If you are interested to spend a few days with us this summer contact me
Thank you so much, and I’m sorry for my english. 
County Development Board Meeting and Forum – January 11th 2016
The next County Development Board meeting and Forum will take place on Monday 11th January at the Worthies Sports and Social Club, Winchester.
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. One topic of discussion will the recent Demos report into ‘Learning by Doing’ and how this might impact on local scouting:
We will be meeting will start at 7.30pm.  Loader Close, Lovedon Lane, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hants SO23 7NJ
Please confirm your attendance:
Vanessa Slawson
County Development Officer
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
Brian Beek died a week before Christmas on 18th December 2015. Please could you inform anyone he knew in the Hampshire Scouts.

His funeral is on 18th January 2016 at 12.30pm, St.Mary's Church, Station Road, West Moors. BH22 0JF.

Learn Bagpipes
My name is Iona Scotson and I am the Pipe Major of a pipe band based in Ludgershall, Wiltshire, called the Southern Jacobites I am currently in the process of a recruitment drive and arousing awareness of our genre of music to the youth down here in the south.
I come from a very musical background and I currently teach the bagpipes in several prep schools in Dorset, Hampshire and Berkshire. As with everything, the youth are the future and it is no different with piping and drumming. I am really keen to try, therefore, to drum up some interest within the local scout groups and cadet forces by doing some demonstrations and workshops.
As well as recruiting for the Southern Jacobites, if there is enough interest in the long term, say 2-3 years time, the Scouts could have their own band as a subsection of Southern Jacobites - something which I'd be more than happy to run and head up as the subject expert.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts and I hope that you'd be interested in supporting me in this venture.
Yours sincerely,
Iona Scotson (née MacDonald)
07545 142 924
01483 351 661
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Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
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