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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Tuesday 1st September 2015
Congratulations to...

* Five successful DofE expeditions on Dartmoor - four Gold and one Silver - who completed their qualifying expeditions despite the rain - and to the assessing team of Mike, Cogy, Mel, Terry, Kevin and Robin who supported then
* Hampshire Scouting’s support to CarFest - helping with the event, promoting Scouting, and recruiting new adult volunteers - thanks to Vanessa, Ray, Jakki, Keith, and everyone in the team.
Check your DBS application is complete
The new reporting facility in the DBS processing system “Atlantic” shows that there are over 200 check applications that were started over a month ago and are not yet complete. Some were started as early as last December!
If you are an ID checker, please check the system to see if your applications are complete.  If you have had a DBS check done, but not yet received a certificate in the post (they usually only take a week) please contact your ID checker or District Appointments Secretary.
Paul O’Beirne
County Secretary
District Commissioners Wanted
Do you think you have what it takes to be a District Commissioner or do you know someone who has?
We are looking for 3 new District Commissioner’s in the South West of Hampshire to lead, manage and grow their District into the future as we continue to provide active and adventurous Scouting to everyone involved young and those with a little more experience.
We currently have a need for District Commissioners to lead and develop their District in the following area’s New Forest West; New Forest East; Romsey
If you know anyone who would be suitable after reading the role description attached please complete the form and send it to me (details on the form).

Nomination Form

DC Role Description

Darren Reed
ACC(DS) South West Hampshire Scouting
2015 LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT WEEKEND:  Open to All DCs and GSLs in post for less than 24 months
Why:  This follows  the previous highly successful Leadership & Management Weekends (since 2011 ) for newly appointed District Commissioners and Group Scout Leaders, valued by many.
How: This training does not follow the normal module format but will cover many of the objectives in a meaningful, fun and thoughtful way.
When:  21st/22nd  November 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh. Residential only.
This weekend is open to all DC’s/DDC’s and GSL’s who have been in post for up to 24 months.
A number of applications have already been received but there are still places available.  More details will be issued over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, please notify your wish to attend to Donna Kerrigan, Director of Adult Learning on quickly to save disappointment (previous weekends were oversubscribed!).

Scout Story
Tell us about your everyday Scouting adventure from weekly meeting to international can even add pictures. Why not make this web link an app on your phone or tablet.
How to use Scout Story:
How to generate on brand media coverage:
Local support is avaiable via our ACC Communications, Ray Noice via
Local Training Managers Conference
Saturday 26th September 2015
10.00 to 16.00
This will be an opportunity for LTM’s to meet together to take part in LTM workshops and prepare for changes to the wood badge recommendation processes.
More information and how to book your place can be found at


Training Advisers
The biennial TA evenings for 2015 have been arranged. These events are for current and aspiring TA’s.
All the events will start at 19.30 and finish at 21.30.
  • (Tues) 3rd November 2015 @  Cricket Camp
  • (Mon) 9th November 2015 @  1st Eastleigh
  • (Thurs) 12th November 2015 @  Hook Scout HQ
This will be an opportunity to take part in TA workshops and receive information and updates.
More information and how to book your place can be found at
Adult Training
Details reflecting where we are with bookings for training modules for September to November 2015 can be found on the County website.
Most Modules have now been confirmed and will be running, however there are a small number that may be cancelled if no more applications are received.
Current module bookings for July – Nov 2015
Please ensure you book on Adult Training Modules in plenty of time to prevent cancellation!
To book a place on any of the Adult Training Modules download an Adult Training form or use the on-line booking form.
Gene Burgoyne
County Course Admin/County Training Administrator
Email: Training Admin

County Training Administrator (Courses)
County Website:
Application forms:


Hampshire Scout Youth Council
are holding an award evening (Saturday 3rd October) for people, groups and Districts, which we believe are encouraging and supporting high levels of noteworthy Youth Involvement.
There are 11 awards in total.

Awards are for;
(Y) – Young people

(A)- Adults

(D) -District

(G) – Group

The link below will allow you to nominate one person for one award, multiple forms can be filled out.

If you could please circulate, so people can get the recognition they deserve,

Thank You

Scouts Archery Club
We are looking for staff for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Archery Competition, 12-13th Sept at Lyons Copse. If you would like to help please fill out the form click here - feel free to send this on to anyone else you think would be interested!
Kristal Derrick
Creative Activities
More cast sign up in support of Hampshire Scouts Present!
First to join the adventure was Odiham District show, closely followed by Roverang, soon after came Hedge End Gang Show with Basingstoke Gang Show also joining the fun.
Now hot of the press, as if bringing you the talents of four shows in one night wasn’t enough….. HSP will now feature ANDOVER GANG SHOW too!
Where else can you see the endless talents of no less than FIVE Scout shows all under one roof?
Where else can you see a taster of so many different productions in a single showcase??
Where else can you learn more about the many talented Scout productions we have in our very own County???
So, what you waiting for…..Tickets are on sale NOW and indeed selling almost daily, so if you plan on supporting your County production and all the talent listed above on 18th October then avoid disappointment and reserve your tickets now by visiting Why not keep up to date with developments by ‘liking’ the HSP fb page
Fancy joining our Front of House Team?
We are looking for a small number of uniformed youth and adults to assist with front of house activities during the production, such as selling programs and escorting audience to their seats. If interested then please contact
Sponsorship Opportunities
Thanks to all those that contacted us regarding sponsorship, opportunities are still currently available for this brand new adventure, if you want to help, or think we can help you, then please visit the website and drop the team an enquiry using the on-line form to find out more visit
As always, if you have something creative going on, then please let me know.
Keep Smiling!

Scott Marshall
County Creative Activities Advisor and Staged Performance Assessor.
Gone Home

You will be saddened to hear that Harry Meadowcroft, husband of former District Commissioner Wendy Meadowcroft, passed away in the early hours of today in Frimley Park Hospital at the age of 81.
Harry was a long-long supporter of scouting in Farnborough and, for many years Group Scout Leader of 1st Farnborough Scout Group.
We I first met Harry he was RSM of the Royal Engineers Regimental Band and after completing his 22+ years Army career took on a similar role with the Sultan of Oman’s forces where her also took on the role of Commissioner for Scouts in the local area.
Harry is survived by his wife Wendy and three sons Antony, Simon and Tim who are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Details of the funeral will follow in due course.

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Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
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