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A new story sharing tool has launched to help you gather content from across your District. Please encourage members to visit stories.scouts.org.uk and submit details of their adventures. The content will then be shared with MDMs and teams at UKHQ. The site is mobile friendly so volunteers can upload stories on the go.
Stories are checked to see if they are appropriate and relevant. Stories can be sent in by youth members, leaders or other adults.
Try it here.
Interested in the new Disability Awareness or Fundraising Activity Badges? Challengers can help!
Local children’s charity Challengers run a fun and interactive Disability Awareness Workshop, which could help aid your Beavers and Cubs earn the new Disability Awareness Badge. Or for Scouts and Explorers, combine the workshop and fundraise for disabled children to play as part of their Fundraising Activity Badge.
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The Adventures of Frimley Green!
The cubs of 1st Frimley Green Concorde Pack lived up to their pack holiday theme this year by learning to evade the crocodiles on the water, dodging the boulders, spanning the booby trapped chasm,finding the relics, learning the signs, honing their target skills and going down the Angel Falls to name but a few. Remember don't run with your fish !
Who cares that it rained as it doesn't stop the Concorde Adventurers!
Roxanna is to Step Down
After nearly 5 years as County Commissioner for Surrey, Roxanna will be stepping down at the end of March 2016. She has been suffering from ill health and feels that it has had an impact on her role as County Commissioner. Roxanna says, “Being CC has been an interesting and challenging role. I have had the opportunity to meet fantastic adults and young people who amaze me by their skills and dedication. I have also been fortunate to work with a brilliant team who will see Scouting in Surrey go from good to great.”
Ian Newbery, the Regional Commissioner for the South East of England, said, “Her leadership, dedication and sense of humour will be missed. She has spent nearly five productive years leading Surrey through many changes and leaves the County on the brink of employing its first full time development officer.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Roxanna for all her hard work and I'm sure that you will all pass on your thanks to her personally in due course.”
Ian will now initiate the process of identifying a new County Commissioner. He asks the leaders in Surrey all engage in the process by thinking about who might be the best candidate for the role. He notes that candidates don't need to be 'time served' Scouters but rather have the skills that a Commissioner requires. That is to be able to build teams, motivate adults, understand the 4 main core objectives that Scouting has under its Vision 2018 and how they can steer Surrey to achieve these.
Join the Search for a new County Commissioner
Surrey Scouts has started its search for a new County Commissioner. We would like input from the members and friends of Surrey Scouting. Click on the links to see the Vacancy pack (including nomination form) and the letter from Regional Commissioner, Ian Newbery, who is leading the search. Ian will be joined by: