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Anyone for a Gang Show?

17 Mar 2018

With so many meetings to attend and paperwork and emails to keep on top of, I always enjoy the chance to catch up with our …

Making the Most of Flexible Volunteering

4 Mar 2018

Unfortunately for me, this weekend the only scouting I’m able to do is on a laptop computer, and a lot of that has been done …

Why ‘Numbers’ Are Important

25 Feb 2018

This year’s county census numbers have been submitted and have been approved and, as our adult members should have seen from an e-mail sent out …

Young Leaders are Brilliant!

17 Feb 2018

I’m having a great time at Moor House this weekend – on another Young Leader training weekend, with almost thirty of our brilliant Young Leaders.
A …

Supporting Members with Mental Health Issues

10 Feb 2018

It seems somehow ‘fashionable’ to talk about mental health issues. Awareness of these issues is growing and as a diverse and inclusive movement we do …

Jamboree Camps and Communications

21 Jan 2018

I’ve had another busy weekend again – a District Development session in Derwentside and  other meetings on Saturday, and visiting two Jamboree Unit camps and …

Adventurous Activities Training, Assessments and Permits

14 Jan 2018

I’m just back from another busy weekend. I’ve been at Fell End bunkhouse, where this weekend’s hill walking training and assessment weekend was held.
While i …

Network Chill Out – and Young Adult Choices

7 Jan 2018

It’s the end of the first scouting weekend of the year, and I’ve been at the county Network Chill Out Camp at West Hall (thanks …

Thank You for a Great 2017

24 Dec 2017

As another year draws to a close and most of us take a short break from scouting for a week or two, I wanted to …

A Worldwide Family

9 Oct 2017

This weekend was of course Confido – our biggest and most epic regular event in the County, with 1,200 Scouts, Explorer Scouts, leaders and staff …