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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 20th April 2015
R.I.P. Nick Brisland
Please take a moment to remember Nick Brisland, a 19-year old Scout Network member from Hampshire who died in a tragic motorbike accident on Friday 24th April. Nick was a popular member of Itchen North KABOOM Network and an enthusiastic member of the Roverang cast. Last Saturday, hundreds of bikers turned out to pay their respects to Nick; next Saturday is his funeral and many people from Scouting will be there to remember Nick -
Congratulations to...
* to 21st Romsey and Shackleton ESU Rifle Club for organising what we believe to be the first "Run and Shoot" competition in the UK to be run to the new ISSF "Target Sprint" format on 2nd May and for making it such a success, and to all the competitors. Results are at  Interest in this new shooting discipline is growing rapidly and it will feature in the National Scout Rifle Championships at Bisley in October. See for details and an entry pack!

to the members of Hampshire Scout Rifle Club who took part in the English Small-bore Shooting Championships at Bisley last weekend and especially to the medal winners:
Annabelle Bullock  - Gold Medal and English Champion, Women’s 10 metre air rifle (and Junior Women’s 10m air rifle), Katherine Maskell – Silver Medal, Women’s 10 metre air rifle (and Junior Women’s 10m air rifle), Harley Raine – First place & English Champion, 10m Sporter air rifle, Emma Sidey – Second place - 10m Sporter air rifle,
Charlotte Huddart -  Third place - 10m Sporter air rifle.   
Sporter Air Rifle was a “Clean Sweep” for Scouting!

* Gosport on a great District Activity Camp held at Lyons Copse, with over 600 people attending. Activities included climbing, cooking, crafts, wide games, and the inevitable bouncy castles.
* New Forest North on their amazing District Camp at Ferny Crofts, with nearly every section taking part, and activities from around the world. Thanks especially to Netley Marsh for a great dinner, NFN Explorers for their welcome, and Kerie and his team for an amazing campfire.
* Southampton District on their Activity Camp at Biblins in the Forest of Dean - sorry I couldn't make it down, and hope the Wye Valley was as awesome and the suspension bridge as bouncy as ever. 
* Rotherfield District on their cycling trip to France, exploring Normandy and visiting war graves to remember the fallen from all sides.
Would you like to gain some training & presenting experience?
Train The Trainer Course – 20th-21st June 2015
Hampshire Scouts Training team are running a Train the Trainer course on 20/21st (non-residential) June for anyone who would like to gain new skills in this area and in the process achieve their Module 29 (Presenting Skills)  and 31 (Delivering a training experience). The course is being held in Winchester and will be a fun and active course that will provide participants with lots of opportunities to practise and perfect their presenting skills in a safe friendly environment as well as learning about how to plan, deliver and evaluate an effective learning experience. This is also an opportunity to meet the team and find out more about becoming involved in delivering training in Hampshire.
There are limited places on this course which will be allocated on a first come first served basis so if you are interested please email for more details or to book your place. Closing date for bookings is 8th May 2015. 
Wave off Indian Ocean rowers James and Ash
Can u attach the ambassador challenge to the e news and say
"2015 Ambassador Challenge has been launched, this award is open to any member of scouting including adult volunteers. To take part please download poster."
Lt Commander Henry Bruce V,RN(R’td) JP

Memorial Award 2015

Only 3 weeks left to get in your nominations for this years 2 annual prizes, one to an adult and one to a young person (under 25 years) with a Scouting appointment, who have inspired and encouraged others in Scouting. This could be over a period of time or a "one off" event.

The award is a trophy and an award of £50. The winners will be selected by a committee from the Hampshire County Youth Council and the awards will be presented during our Annual review which is held along with our County AGM in June each year.

Please complete the form found on the County Website, with as much information on the person as possible, and return to the Hampshire Scout County Office by the end of May.
HSX Cambodia
Since Hampshire Scout Expeditions (HSX) was founded in 1986 they have run over 20 international Expeditions for Hampshire Scouts to over 10 different countries on six of the continents. In 2016 to celebrate 30 years of exploration we are heading Cambodia and are now seeking participants.

Cambodia is rich in culture, with incredible sights, beautiful beaches and a fascinating history. All elements that we wish to explore as well as meeting warm and welcoming people. The expedition aims to take 20 participants with five leaders on this four week expedition over the winter of 2016/17.

There will be 18 months of training prior to the expedition focusing on teamwork, personal development and leadership to ensure that members gain as much as possible from the experience. The hope that as well as being a life changing experience for those involved, such experiences and contacts will bring greater understanding, and therefore tolerance, of the multi-cultural society in which we live today.

The expedition aims to continue the HSX tradition of being a life changing experience for all involved and inspiring the next generation of expedition leaders.
To find out more contact: or visit our website
Network Skills Exchange
10th May, 10am at 14th Scout HQ, 51 Brookvale Road, Southampton, SO17 1QS
Want to learn how to use an axe? Fancy practising your backwoods cooking? Need to hone your fire-lighting skills?

Well you have no need to worry because now you can!

Come down to Southampton and join us for a Hampshire Network skills exchange day. Throughout the day we’ll have a bunch of bases covering a whole range of Scouting skills so come and learn something new or share your knowledge. We’ll finish the skills exchange at about 5pm but if you want to stay for the evening then we’ll be doing a ready steady backwoods cook for dinner followed by a camp fire.

We’ll have tea/coffee/squash available throughout the day (don’t forget your drinking vessel!). Please bring along a packed lunch (or be prepared to nip down to Sainsbury’s!) and if you want to join in with the ready steady backwoods cook dinner then bring along 2 ingredients to throw into the mix as well as plate/cutlery!

If you’ve got any particular requests for skills then throw them our way, otherwise we look forward to seeing you all there!

Creative Activities
A huge BRAVO to Roverang, Gosport Gang Show and Andover Gang Show on their performances last week and thank you to all those that supported them.
Basingstoke Gang Show – Audition dates.
Auditions take place for Basingstoke Gang show 2016 on 10th and 17th May 2015, so for your chance to take part in this fantastic production, visit their website to find out how, when and where.
Hampshire Scouts Present – Sign up details.
Roverang are holding a ‘sign up’ day on the 17th May, Phoenix hall at 3pm. For more information contact your production team or email
Hedge End Gang Show have circulated letters via GSL’s across their District, if you’ve not seen one yet then please speak to your Leaders.  For more details email
Both Basingstoke and Odiham productions will be announcing their details in the not too distant future, so keep an eye out!

Scott Marshall
County Creative Activities Advisor and Staged Performance Assessor.
Please Vote
Would it be possible to share the link below in the Hampshire Scout E News that is sent out.  Eastleigh District Scouts Active Support Unit (Rock n Roll) have been selected as one of the good causes to be supported by Aviva this year, but we will only be successful if we get votes.  We are looking for £1,000 to get more young people out on the water experiencing kayaking, canoeing and other watersports.  There is more information in the link.  We would be very grateful if you could share this for us.  Everybody who registers gets 10 votes to cast.
Suisse Adventure 2016 Summer Expedition, Booking Is Now Open
14th – 30th August 2016
To book please visit:
Dave Pannell – Expedition Leader.
Contact us:
Tel: 023 8084 7847
Registered Charity Number: 1015788
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