DCs Blog – 10 December 2017

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… to the latest edition of our blog which we hope helps keep you up to date with news and events.  It’s been a quieter couple of weeks as I’m sure many of us turn thoughts to Christmas parties, Carol Services and perhaps planning next term!

Steve Ball, Ian MacKenzie
District Commissioners, Wiltshire North

Training Update

Thanks to everyone who filled in the Training Survey.  This has been really helpful and we will work with our Local Training Manager (Guy Livingston) to see what we can do.

District Roles

We are on the lookout for two GSLs – 10th Chippenham and 1st Neston & Box. Do you know someone we could approach?  Do let us know.

A couple of reminders…

It’s almost census time – can we get the census information filled in as soon as we can on line when the time comes so that it is as smooth as possible for everyone.

St George’s Day Parade in 2018 is at Malmesbury on 22 April – have you got the date in your diary and programme?

Scouting+ highlights

Many of you will receive the Scouting+ email from HQ.  This week’s one caught our eye with quite a lot in it in terms of programme idea, consultation on badge changes and YouShape 2018 – what are you doing to give every young person a say in their Scouting?  You can find all this here.  Sign up on compass preferences if you don’t receive the email.

Planning for next term?

Some useful pointers on the recent scouts.org.uk blog which you can find here. Don’t forget YouShape and also the A Million Hands Big Moment – what impact can your group have in your community?

And finally

A short summary of what’s been going on:

  • 10th Chippenham Scout Night Hike and Sleepover is coming up
  • A number of groups look like they are off to Winter Camp in January
Do let us know what you are up to so we can share it!

Our next blog is likely to be after Christmas so all that remains is for Steve and Ian to thank you all for everything you have done for Scouting this year and wish you all a Merry Christmas.