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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 1st June 2015
Congratulations to...
* Fi, Emma, and the Rowneys on a great curry dinner and quiz night, fundraising for leaders for the Jamboree and testing everyone's general knowledge.
* Gosport Gang Show on a super camp, complete with a Hoedown,  western themed photo booth, and opportunities to catch up with members of the gang.
* Andover District on a successful AGM, supported by the new Mayor of Test Valley and with a hog roast. Many thanks for Kristal Derrick for her seven years as District Chair, and good luck in her future role with the Archery Team.
County Review and AGM - Social Media
Tell us what you are looking forward to and please use #HantsAGM
Thank you
Lt Commander Henry Bruce V,RN(R’td) JP - Memorial Award 2015
Its your last chance to submit your nominations for this year’s 2 annual awards, 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.
Details reflecting where we are with bookings for training modules for June - October 2015 can be found on the County website.

We usually stop at 24 delegates on each, and really need a minimum of 10 delegates to run most modules (residential a minimum of 15) – please ensure you book on Adult

Training Modules in plenty of time to prevent cancellation!

Module update for June - Oct 2015 Modules

To book a place on any of the Adult Training Modules download an Adult Training form or use the on-line booking form.

Donna Kerrigan
Director of Adult Training/County Training Manager
i.Train Hampshire

2015 Leadership & Management Weekend
Following the previous highly successful Leadership & Management Weekends (since 2011 ) for newly appointed District Commissioners and Group Scout Leaders, we have scheduled the one for 2015 over the weekend of 21st/22nd  November 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Eastleigh.
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!).
Executive Training
Last chance for booking for the course for Treasurers on Sat 6th June in Winchester; please send an alert around specifically to the Treasurers in your district.  The session includes the topics that have been most requested; budgeting, approaches to fundraising, effective financial controls and reporting accounts to the committee and the AGM.
Paul O’Beirne, County Secretary
Short Breaks Funding
Hampshire County Scout Council (HCSC) has been successful in procuring some Short Breaks Funding to support Scouts (aged 6-18years) who live in Hampshire. Any Scout applying for funding must be registered with Hampshire County Council for a Gateway Card. Regrettably this funding does not apply to people living within the administrative boundaries of Southampton City Council or Portsmouth City Council. Funding applies to FY2015-2016.
If the Scout does not have a carer – parents / Leaders are asked to contact Parent Voice who will arrange for a suitable person to attend scout evenings. Please contact Parent Voice 0300 303 8603 or
Funding may be used for a carer to attend Scout evenings or Scout activity. It does not apply to sleepovers or overnight camping activities.
Once the application has been approved for funding, County Office will liaise with the carer to pay the attendance money.
Please find attached the HCSC Application Form which needs to be competed in full and returned to or Carol Sleath as soon as possible.
For further information please contact Carol Sleath (ACC SN) or Aileen Wood (Safeguarding Team) at the above email address.

Funding Application Form
Ferny Crofts, Open Day, 27th June
Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm
£1 a ticket, activities cost 1 or 2 tickets.

For more info please contact us on:
tel: 023 8084 5092
post: Ferny Crofts, Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst. SO42 7YQ
Wanted Gold Chief Scout Award Badges
I urgently require 10 x Gold Chief Scout Award Badges, if any Badge Secretaries have any please get in touch.

Ann Hall - County Badge Secretary
Plea for obsolete and discontinued badges please...
As part of my role I visit schools to promote scouting.  During the presentation some of the children receive a ‘badge’ for their participation and involvement.
We also use these badges for the Naomi House project when we run Caterpillar Camp – they are very well received by the young people.
If your group or district is wondering what to do with badges left over after the introduction of the refresh programme can you consider donating them to the development project please?  They will not be wasted!
Thank you to the 2 groups who have already thought of doing this, if you drop me a line I will arrange collection.
Many thanks
Vanessa Slawson
County Development Officer (Hampshire)
Hampshire County Scout Council
Mobile: 07900 536504 Email:
2015 Ambassador Challenge
The 2015 Ambassador Challenge has been launched, this award is open to any member of scouting including adult volunteers. To take part please visit:
Fareham Scout Band – Workshops for groups
Did you know Fareham Scout Band do workshops for groups? Well you do now!
Fill that hole in your program planning easily by getting members of Fareham Scout Band to come along and undertake some musical and creative activities with you group, it’s going to be noisy, but it’s going to be fun!  For more details contact Band Master Phil Goddard on 07856 722 121 or email They are also recruiting new band members, so if interested please get in touch.
Well Done to 14th Eastleigh ‘Spitfires’ Scout and Guide Band on their procession and involvement in Tadley Treacle Fair, it looks like mother nature was reasonably in your favour during your processions. The ‘Spitfires’ have lots going on this season, why not check out their fb page for more info.
Hampshire Scouts Present - Just 139 days to go!
A reminder that tickets are on sale and indeed beginning to sell almost daily, so if you plan on supporting our County production 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, we will be in touch with you very soon!
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.
Hedge End Gang Show
A reminder that Hedge End Gang Show’s sign up in on 14th June at Baden Powell Lodge, for more info contact or for regular updates pop over to their fb page Open to Scouter’s beyond Hedge End too!
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.
Waterlooville District are looking for a new District Commissioner
Located in South East Hampshire, Waterlooville District has 9 Scout Groups, 6 Explorer Units and a Scout Network, with a growing membership base and very active leadership offering many opportunities for young people to experience scouting at its best.
If you are interested in leading a strong, dedicated, forward looking youth focused team; we want to hear from you.
This opportunity is open to all. Current membership of Scouting would be an advantage, but this should not preclude anyone from applying.
For an Application Form, Please contact:
Sue Murphy at: or telephone 02392592981
Closing date for applications is 30th June 2015
Suisse Adventure Summer Expedition, 14th – 30th August 2016
We are still looking to recruit some staff:
5 x Drivers 
4 x First Aiders
4 x Walking Leaders
- with permits, please email for info.
The cost for Staff will be £350 including food   

To book please visit:
Dave Pannell – Expedition Leader.
Our mailing address is:
Hampshire Scouts, Ferny Crofts,
Beaulieu Road, Beaulieu,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire. SO42 7YQ
United Kingdom
Tel: 023 8084 7847

Registered Charity Number: 1015788

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