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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 27th July 2015
Congratulations to...
* All leaders taking Scout Visits Abroad this summer. Hampshire Scouts are visiting Malawi, Holland, Sweden, Japan (of course!), Finland, Tanzania, Kosovo, Iceland, Uganda, Switzerland and France. Trips range in size from a party of 6 Network Scouts from Winchester undertaking the Explorer Belt in Kosovo to 110 from all over Hampshire travelling to the WSJ in Japan and 116 from Basingstoke West at the Haarlem Jamborette. Special thanks to all the party leadership teams and we look forward to hearing the young people tell of their adventures after their safe return.
* Jamboree Units 75, 9, 11 and 10 who set off on Friday and Saturday for Japan. You can keep in touch with what they're doing via the various links on Special thanks to the team who organised an awesome leaving event at Pax Hill on Saturday morning.
* Tanzania 2015 Expedition who set off on Sunday from Heathrow for four weeks helping to complete a medical centre in Iragua and then a safari. Follow their adventures at
* HSX Cambodia for an exciting taster weekend for their 2016/17 expedition at Wellow, sharing their plans for jungle trekking, Xmas on the beach, visiting Angkor Wat, and working with the Cambodian Scouts on a community project. Still a few more spaces available before their first training weekend in September - find out more at
* Bramshill District on a busy and social AGM, packed with Leaders - plus one of the Jamboree participants chatting about their adventure a couple of evenings before departure. 
Good Luck to…
* The IceCubes, who set off on their amazing expedition to Iceland on Tuesday, including glacier walking, whale watching, and meeting Icelandic Scouts
* Uganda Expedition, leaving for Masindi a week today for community projects with the local school, visiting water wells they've raised money for, and climbing Mount Elgon
* All the summer camps and expeditions from Groups and Units around Hampshire - here's hoping the weather improves
Coming up…
* See  for opportunities to give your Scouts the International Scouting experience abroad in Australia, Russia, Poland, France, USA, Finland  (2016); Iceland, Ecuador, Mongolia (2017), Serbia (2018) and at international camps in the UK at Birmingham, Chelmsford (2016), Lincoln (2017) and Walesby (2018).
Scout Headquarters Membership Subscription 2016
Scout HQ have announced that their membership subscription for March 2016 will be £25.50 per head (less 50p for prompt payment). This will be based on the January 2016 Census figure for UNDER 18 YEARS MEMBERS ONLY. From 2016 no Adult member (including Network) will pay HQ membership subscriptions. Hampshire County will announce our membership subscription rate and criteria after the October Executive meeting.
Information regarding this change in membership subscription policy will be communicated to all Groups and Districts over the next few months, and we will be holding a workshop on this at the County Conference in October.
Peter Moody
County Chairman
Calling all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and the Scouts Network - we have arranged a special event dedicated to you! Come join us on Sunday 27th September for a wild day out learning about all about our fascinating animals. Earn yourself a special Marwell Zoo badge on our animal trail before getting crafty in our secret garden. There’s even a chance to get involved in our interesting wildlife workshops. Sound like something you’d be interested in? Check for more information and hurry - book by 1st August. Be prepared, It’s going to be wild!
TA Events
Calling all  current and aspiring TAs.  The biennial TA evenings for 2015 have been arranged! Please put the  following dates into your diary:
3/11/2015  Venue to be announced – (SE)
9/11/2015  Eastleigh
12/11/2015  Hook

This will be an opportunity to take part in TA workshops and receive information and updates .

Further details will follow.
September 26th 2015       10.00am-4.00pm
Venue to be announced.
This will be an opportunity for LTMs to meet together to take part in LTM workshops and prepare for changes to the wood badge recommendation processes. Discussions will take place with all DCs to ensure every district has an LTM representing them.

Can you help?
Hi Everyone
On Thursday 27th August we are running another Scout event at Naomi House, Sutton Scotney. The Caterpillar Camp is in the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm and we start setting from just after 12pm.
Any member of the Scout associations over 14 is able to help. If you have an activity you would like to bring with you that would be good or you can help with any of the other activities.
At the last "Camp" Explorers from Romsey's media team were there to help. They all had a good time and we were really pleased to have them with us.
Due to holiday's, camps and car fest some of our regularly helpers will not be there.
So this is an ideal opportunity to involve others in this very interesting and rewarding project.
Can people let me know asap if they can attend or contact me if they have any questions.
Please note there are no direct public transport links to Naomi House.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
 John Stevens
Hampshire Scouts in Hospitals

Creative Activities
The Scout Association are exploring the options and possibilities of providing national creative activities events for young people.
We want to make it easier to young people to access fun and exciting activities.
'Creative activities' can mean lots of things, and we'd like to hear your ideas. These activities can be performances or shows, art, music, or involve creative thinking 'outside-the-box'.
The event could be a camp or weekend away, online tutorials, or anything in between.
This survey aims to get as many opinions as possible from Scouts, Explorers and 18-25 year-olds. Please fill out this survey and send the link on to all young people aged 10-25 in Scouting who you know.
Any questions email
Scott Marshall
County Creative Activities Advisor and Staged Performance Assessor.

Easy Fund Raising for Basingstoke Gang Show 2016
Hi Guys,
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Basingstoke Gang Show? There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Basingstoke Gang Show to say thank you for shopping with them.
It's really simple, and doesn't cost you anything.
All you have to do is:
  1. Go to   
  1. Sign up for free!
  1. Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Basingstoke Gang Show. It couldn't be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Basingstoke Gang Show will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
Please forward this to anyone who might want to support the show just by doing their normal internet shopping.
Should you require any further information please get in touch.
Kind regards,
Graham Hall BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Contracts & Commercial Director
01608 659595
07801 529880
Fussey Piling, Unit 2, Threshers Yard, Kingham, Oxon, OX7 6YF

Free Boat looking for a good home!

I have an old skipper boat which I no longer have any use. Just wondered if your sea scout group would like it for free? It probably requires a bit of attention ( nothing major no holes!) no charge just collect from Rownhams Southampton.
If interested please let me know, if not advise Who might be?

Mob:      +44 7765 583491
Skype:  jp.barton
Thanksgiving Service for Peter Ingram
Peter was County Secretary in West Sussex for many years as well as being a retired member of the Scout Association and was involved in many National Events on the Activity side. He died in June this year and West Sussex are organising a Thanksgiving Service on Friday 18th September at 2.30 at the South of England Showground, Ardingly.

We would be grateful if you could pass this to people in your County who might have known Peter and would like to join us that afternoon.

I would be grateful if you could let me know numbers or names by 31st August for catering purposes.     My contact details are

Jennifer Chalmers, or 01903 693090

Thank you for your help.

Jennifer Chalmers

September Hampshire Scout News Deadline is Sunday 16th August 2015.
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