DCs Blog – 25 February 2018

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DCs blog – 25 February 2018

In this blog:

  1. Scout Census
  2. Training including First Aid
  3. County Scout Active Support
  4. GSLs’ Meeting
  5. Recent events
  6. Did you know?

Scout Census

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped get this completed.  It shows 952 young people benefiting from Scouting across the District (up from 920 last year, an increase of 3.5%).  Including adults, our total membership is 1,249, up from 1,180 last year, an increase of almost 6%.

Training including First Aid

Do keep an eye on the training pages on our website – click here.  Details of the next County Training Weekend are here and there is specific information on first aid courses available here.

For anyone interested in air rifle shooting or archery there are courses at Woodhouse Park in April – more details here.

County Scout Active Support 

Click here for an invitation and application to attend the County SAS Strawberry Cream Tea on Saturday 16th June 2018.

Time of event is from 2.30 – 5.00  –   tea will be served at 3.00.

GSLs’ Meeting – 8 March

The next GSLs’ Meeting is on Thursday 8 March at the Borough Lands premises in Chippenham (32 Market Pl, Chippenham SN15 3HP) starting at 8pm.   It would be great to see all GSLs or representatives there.

Do keep an eye on the Key Dates page on the website for details of what is coming up.

Recent events

The Cub District Night Hike was last Friday which was well attended and well organised by the Corsham team.

A wakeover at Lyneham was, we thought, particularly well named!

The Explorers off to Canada in the Summer had a training weekend at Corsham.

Did you know?

The Holiday Homes Trust is a small National charity founded almost 50 years ago by Scouts and still run out of Gilwell Park.  It provides affordable and accessible holidays for everyone – have a look at their website or drop Ian (DC) an email as he is a Trustee of it.

March is National Safeguarding Month and the yellow card will be updated and relaunched on 1 March.  More information here.

Changes to Data Protection Regulation are coming – look out for information from HQ during March and read the information sheet here.

Why do we keep our gas cylinders outside our cooking tent? If you’re not sure, why not have a look at the new guide to gas safety published by HQ.  It’s also worth looking at the updated safety pages at scouts.org.uk/safety.