Hampshire Scouts
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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 23rd November 2015
Save the date for Spring County Conference 
Spring County Conference for DCs and District Chairs will be on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Baden Powell Lodge, Pavilion Road, Woodhouse Lane, Botley, Southampton. SO30 2EZ. The timing will be confirmed in due course, but is likely to be 9.00/9.30am – 1.00/1.30pm.
Our guest speaker will be Tim Kidd, Deputy UK Chief Commissioner, who is currently looking at how to help DCs manage their workload and set the right culture in a District, using teamwork & delegation.
Congratulations to...
* New DCs and GSLs who took part in the fifth Hampshire Leadership & Management weekend, learning about key management concepts as they apply to Scouting, and discussing case studies in teams to work out how best to handle various situations. Guest speaker was Mark Tarry, Chief Commissioner of England and former Hampshire leader, and thanks to Donna, Martin, Darren, Julie, Andy and Ian for organising a great weekend.
* Fareham Scout Band for playing at Pax Hill Xmas Craft Fair and entertaining both visitors and residents, in the grounds of BP’s former home.
* The Youth Core Team Group on a great meeting at Costa Coffee in Hedge End, with lots of ideas, decisions and new initiatives to help move youth-shaped Scouting even further forwards in Hampshire.
First Aid Course - 2 day
A two day first aid course (known as a full first aid course) is required for people who want to teach First Response or those holding a Terrain 2 permit. We are looking at running a course for up to 12 people, the cost of which would be around £98 per person. If you are interested, please let me know and if we have enough interest we will look at holding a course during
Q1 next year.
Mike Baxter - - 07979 334679
Gone Home
Bridget Caunce was an Assistant Cub Scout Leader at the 1st Lyndhurst New Forest North Scout Group and sadly passed away peacefully on Saturday 21st November 2015 after a short illness. Bridget had been a Member of the Scout Association for over 30 Years, during which time she had for many years been the Cub Scout Leader of the Pack and led them with enormous enthusiasm and Scouting Skill, leading them in all manner of exciting adventures and camps and taking part in all the Group and District activities that were going. Bridget stood down as Leader in 2005, knowing that new ideas and fresh faces were always welcome, she however continued in her unwavering support of the Pack and the Group. Bridget gained her Wood Badge in 1996 as Cub Scout Leader and received her Long Service Award in 2013. Bridget was also well known for where she lived, Long Acre Farm, many a District Camping Competition, Group/Section Camp or Activity Day took place at the Farm and you could always be sure of a happy and smiling welcome. Bridget will be sadly missed for her Scouting enthusiasm, knowledge and smile by all who knew her in the Scouting world.
Kerie Wallace
District Commissioner
New Forest North District Scouts
Hampshire Scout News
November edition now available on-line via
Please send in your articles and images for the next issue (January) to editor, Tall Paul, at by 29th November.
We now publish HSN in Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov. If you no longer require a printed edition, please let us know.
Fancy Learning Archery
for Scout members over 10.
6 week course, date for 2016 1st - 7th march, 6th June - 11th July and 3rd Oct - 7th Nov.
Only £30 in Southampton, Monday evenings 6:30pm - 8:15pm.
For more details please see attached form.
FINAL FEW PLACES - Hampshire Scouts Speak Up workshop.
We would like to invite Explorer Scouts, older Scouts and young adults who could convey first-hand the fun, challenge, adventure and global citizenship that Scouting offers and who are keen to promote Scouting and learn more about the media?
Saturday 28th (8:30am) to Sunday 29th (4pm) November at Lyons Copse, Sandy Lane, Shedfield, SO32 2HQ
If you can't make the whole weekend, let us know when you are available and we will try to make allowances.
for more information and participant booking;
Fareham Scout Band
Are looking for new members to join us. Come and join the fun. Doesn't matter if you have never played an instrument. Our members will help you learn. Membership to the band is open to anyone living in the local area. Cubs, Scouts, Explorers,  Network and Leaders and not just in the two Fareham Scouting Districts. We are also available for any events Inc fete's,  Carnival's & Parades etc. Contact details can be found on our Facebook Page.
Adult Training Update

HQ Training Updates
Now training updates are coming through in Scouting Plus we will be publishing updates to Adult Training on the County website for easy reference. These updates can be downloaded in pdf format via the the link on the TA and LTM pages.
Module 10 (First Aid)
New dates for M10 have now been added for 2016 and can be found on the calendar on the District Adult Training page.
Module 36 (Special Needs)
A date for M36 has been added to the County Adult Training page. It will be run on Saturday 5th March 2016 at Shedfield.
This module aims to provide information, support and resources for those working with young people with special needs.
To book a place on any of the County Adult Training Modules download an Adult Training form or use the on-line booking form. For District run Modules please email the District contact shown.

Gene Burgoyne
County Training Administrator (Courses)
Email: Training Admin
District and Cluster information on the County Website
Do take a look around your Hampshire County Scout website and tell us what you need to find there. The search function really does work well and please send us any information that is missing. You may even like to join the communications team who add the posts or manage the technical side of the site.
Our County Office mailing address is:
Hampshire Scouts, Ferny Crofts,
Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 8084 7847
Download the County Contact List

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