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E-NEWS BULLETIN - Monday 8th June 2015
Congratulations to...
* Ashley Warner from the 19th Itchen North on receiving the Medal of Merit. Very well deserved.
* Adam Mori from Itchen North on receiving the Explorer belt. The first of its kind in the District.

* Itchen South on a super District Camp at Cricket Camp, with a pirate theme (aarrgh !!); a very popular ice cream van (mmm….) and a great campfire complete with a pirate, a parrot, and Chip the Beaver (aargh !!)
* Eastleigh, Itchen North, and Waterlooville on three smooth and successful AGMs, looking back on a year of growth for all three Districts, and looking forward to a year of adventure.
2015 AGM & Annual Review
County Office kindly asks if you are intending to come to this year’s AGM in Winchester on 18th June that you  please let us know as we need to confirm the numbers attending for catering purposes.
We have a restriction on the stands/tables that we have at this venue and I can confirm that the following will be given a table to promote their activities.
Hampshire Scouts Presents
Kaira Konko
Pax Hill Lodge
Youth Programme
Ferny Crofts
Development/Hospital Scouting
Please have your stand ready by 6.30/6.45pm as that is when our guests start to arrive.
Many thanks
Jon & Lucie
County Office
Executive Committee Members training
Thank you to the 23 Treasurers who attended the course in Winchester on Saturday; we will establish a network for those so that there can be easier exchange of information, support and good ideas.
The final course for this (academic) year for group and district executive committee members is on Sat 4th July at Copythorne Village Hall in the NE of the New Forest.  9.30 to 12.30.
Please book using the online form .
Secretaries: Please also pass on this information to GSLs and Chairs for onward distribution to committee members.
Paul O’Beirne
County Secretary
Suisse Adventure Summer Expedition, 14th – 30th August 2016
Places are still available for Explorer Scouts & Network Scouts
Cost £650 plus food and extra activities.

We are still looking to recruit some staff:
5 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.
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
Hedge End Gang Show
A reminder that Hedge End Gang Show’s sign up for Hampshire Scouts Present is this Sunday, 14th June between 4 and 5pm at Baden Powell Lodge. Open to Scouter’s so for more info contact or for regular updates pop over and like their fb page
Keep Smiling!
Scott Marshall
County Creative Activities Advisor and Staged Performance Assessor.
For Sale
Hello Scouts!
I thought you might be interested in some kit that Calshot Activities Centre are selling. It’s all second hand, but still in reasonably good condition.
4 X Bic Nova 3.2 Windsurf sails (full rig) £125 - £175 depending on year and condition
Perfect for beginners because they only have three battens, to allow you to feel the wind.
5.8m Naish Vantage (with mast) £275
2 X 6.6m Naish Vantage (full rig) £285
8 X Perception Dancer kayaks, yellow. (1997) £ 50 each - Suitable for fairly small children
10 X Laser Funboats, yellow. (2010) £500 each - Includes sail, mast, boom,  rudder, launching trolley. Perfect for beginners
2 X Jeannau Rigiflex New Matic 370 Hulls, orange. £600/£450
1 X Suzuki DF 9.9S £780
If any of this is of interest to you, just drop me an or call 02380 892077 if you’d like to talk about anything.
Thank you!
Jenny Clapham
Calshot Activities Centre
Tel: 02380 892077
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!).
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
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:
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
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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