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  • HampshireScout News

    May 2013



    We had aN amaziNg day!!County youth CounCil visit the set of Downton Abbey

  • Welcome...to the May edition of HSN.

    For distribution and any other County Office matters please use:

    [email protected]

    email me, Tall Paul (Jon),now with all your photos,

    articles, adverts and roll of honour for the next

    edition of HSN [email protected]

    Please can you send text in a Word doc and

    Photos as a seperate jpeg file. Cheers TP

    Please ensure that you have permission from all people included in photos, before sending them to us.

    the deadline for articles for the June issue of hsN is sunday 20th May.

    Photography acknowledgementsWhere we can, we strive to acknowledge the owner or source of pictures used in this publication. We accept that pictures on public and social media sites are for sharing. We use them under the terms for Scouting use only. If you would like pictures acknowledged, please let us know the owners name when submitting. Thank you.

  • 19, Company Volunteer Schemes & Fundraising Opportunities.

    22, hSX Antarctica.

    26, County diary 5th May to 12th June.

    27, activity Leadership Courses May to September.

    17, Cooking Competition Network.

    15, The Lake district 6th Fleet Scouts.

    14, an amazing day!! Downton Abbey.

    12, London monopoly Run Bramshill Explorers.

    11, do 1 (Show) Thing! When The One Show came to Wickham.

    10, 5th Portsmouth Scouts Global Conservation Badge.

    9, The annual Sixers day Romsey.

    contents04, adams bit Census, weve grown by 3.6%.

    07, Queens Scouts at Windsor Meet The Duchess of Cambridge.

    8, The Big Four-O 10th Farnborough.

    9, Cub Chess Competition 34 Cubs from 18 Districts.

    05, New appointments In Hampshire.

    06, dame mary Fagan dCVO JP Many Congratulations.

    about UsHampshire Scouts provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for over 16,000 young people aged 6-25, promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential.

    In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are learning by doing, when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

    Join UsTo join the adventure of Scouting whether as a Adult or Young person fill in the form at: www.Scouts.org.uk/join or email: [email protected] or phone us on: 02380 847847

    FreeOnline Scout Manager is a free tool to help you to manage your entire section or group online - badge records, termly programmes, evening attendance, camps and events, and more!!

    It has been developed by a Scout Leader for Scout Leaders. Since its launch at Easter, it has over 5,300 groups and 24,000 users using it. It is incredibly easy to use and is even suitable for the technophobes amongst us!

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  • The Census results are in and they show that Hampshire Scouting grew by 3.6% last year.

    This is even faster growth than last year, and is the eighth successive year of growth for Hampshire Scouting. Weve grown by 25% since 2005, and now stand at an amazing 21,166 members the highest since 1995.

    We grew in every Section, grew numbers of both young people and adult volunteers, and grew in most Districts.

    So firstly, a big thank you to everyone, for everything you have done to contribute to this growth.

    I think theres three big reasons that weve grown so much this year:

    Were offering amazing adventures to young people so they want to come back for more, and encourage their friends to join. Everywhere I go, Im amazed to hear about the exciting activities young people are doing through Scouting, from Beavers doing sleep overs, to Cubs climbing mountains, to Scouts travelling abroad, to Explorers and Network members on expeditions.

    Our investment in a County Development Officer over the past two years is really paying off, with 26 new Sections already opened enabling 313 more young people to enjoy Scouting. Our County Development Officer has been supported by a County Development Board, and theyve been active in six of the seven fastest growing Districts, helping to recruit 152 new adult volunteers.

    Districts are really getting behind the idea of growing Scouting, with Scout Groups being opened in new housing areas or where there are large waiting lists. Many Districts now also have Development Plans. Districts are also working closely with local Councils to promote the benefits of Scouting and to understand where future Scouting provision is needed.

    Looking forward, how do we sustain and even increase this rate of growth? After all, weve set a target of reaching 25,000 youth members by 2018.

    Retention we lose too many young people, especially between Cubs and Scouts, and between Scouts and Explorers. We need to improve linkage between Sections.

    Strengthening Groups we need to support and help Groups which arent growing, for example by ensuring we have a Group Scout Leader in every Group.

    Continued Development we have to continue our development investment and initiatives, opening new Groups and Sections, and recruiting adult volunteers.

    But what do you think ? Were always interested in your thoughts about Scouting in Hampshire such as why Scouting is (or isnt) growing in your local area, and what would really make a difference.

    Congratulations on a great year, and now lets make 2013 even better!

    AdamCounty CommissionerHampshire Scouting

    WeRe growing hamPShiRe SCOUTiNg

    even Faster !!

  • New appointments

    in hampshire

    Brigid Ryan - DC fareham west - [email protected] Becky Ferris - DC Andover - [email protected]

    John Baker - training Adviser

    Michael Baxter - training Adviser

    Kirsty Bazen - training Adviser

    Julie Tyler - training Adviser

    Tony Peters - training Adviser

    Julie Jacobs - Deputy DC basingstoke west Michael Drain - County explorer leader

    Anna Dalrymple - DC fareham east - [email protected]

    appointments Chairs and Secretaries Challenge for the month.with the Census now complete and paid, have we all reconciled the list of leaders on the census with the membership system? we hope it is correct but lets all check!

    Paul OBeirneCounty Appointments Chairman

    Last editions appointments

    Thanks to Lester Eyres who has completed his 5 years as DC of Fareham West and to Russ Parke and Trevor Owen who have been supporting the districts in Acting DC roles.

  • the Duchess of Cambridge greeted the National Review of Queens scouts at Windsor Castle along with Chief Scout, adventurer, Bear Grylls.

    Despite being around six months pregnant, the Duchess is now patron of seven organisations as well as being a volunteer with the Scout Association. Kate also welcomed this years adult award recipients.Bear said, Kate is an incredible role model for Scouting.

    Since Kate joined the Scouts last year, more than 2,800 new adult volunteers have joined up - the second biggest rise since 1986.

    The young adults who received the Queens Scouts award - the highest a Scout can gain - for achievements including carrying out regular community service for a year.During the day, Kate also met young people who had received gallantry awards after being nominated for their bravery and heroism in their everyday lives.

    Among those who received awards for their bravery was 17-year-old Lee Craven, from Hook, Hampshire. On one of the coldest days of last year, he helped drag a friend from an icy canal after he fell in the dark.It was pitch black but I managed to pull him to the side to safety. It was quite easy because of the adrenalin.The annual celebration at Windsor Castle dates back 80 years. The Queen attended the event last year but was celebrating her 87th birthday privately.

    To see news items and video from the day, please visit; http://www.hampshirescouting.org.uk/media.php

    Our Queens Scouts are Hannah Batchelor, Katherine Durbin, Miles Fletcher, Robert Kedge, Edward Peszkowski, Jennifer Plested, Sam Pratley, Robert Rowney and Archie Sturt.

    the dUCheSS OF CamBRidge meets the Queens sCouts

  • The 10th Farnborough Scout Group, which meets in Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College, recently celebrated its 40th birthday with an old fashioned birthday party. Over 60 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, Leaders, Group Executive members and former members of the Group attended the party at Our Lady and St Dominics Church in Cove. Scout Leader, Peter Lloyd organised an afternoon of games for the young people and everyone tucked in to a birthday tea. Group Secretary, Angela Martin, made a huge birthday cake which was cut by the youngest Beaver, a Cub and the eldest Scout. At the end of the afternoon Deputy District Commissioner, Mike Hughes, presented Beaver Leader, Helen Anderson, with her Award of Merit for outstanding service to Scouting. Helen, who is Mikes daughter, has been a Leader with Cubs and Beavers for the last 17 years. She opened 10ths Beaver Colony 12 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength with a current membership of 23 Beavers.

    The Big FOUR-O

    10th Farnborough


  • 48 excited Cub scouts and leaders congregated at 10th Romsey scout headquarters