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BRAGGERS FOR NFW New Forest West held a District Activity Day to celebrate St. George at Braggers Wood with over 200 young people present from all sections. Activities included: climbing wall, zip wire, crate stacking, archery, campfire building & cooking, parachute games, adventure trail, river crossing and many more. Weather kept fine and a great day was had by all finishing at 5.30pm with a BBQ cooked & served by SAS members. We then had a flag parade to the campfire circle where we all renewed our promise and finished an exhausting day with songs around the campfire.
Contact: Robert Stevens 01242 240736 (24hr Voice mail) or 01452 700998 (evenings) Fax 01242 240750 email info@sr-mc. org Or send a SAE to 212 Hatherley Rd, Cheltenham, Glos, GL51 6ET HSN2
CONTENTS Adam’s Bit
The County Commissioner speaks to the County.
Beavers News and 25 year celebrations around Hampshire
Cub Leaders Workshops and 6-a-side football results
Solent Scout Sailing Regatta and Expedition Challenge details.
Gosport QSA awards and Nottinghamshire’s Big Game
Swiss trip recruitment and Youth Council report
The definitive guide to all that’s happening in the County.
Queens Scouts, Award holders at the St George’s Day parade.
How to apply for an adventurous activity permit.
A School pack
Akela of a large School Pack tells us how it works.
WELCOME OR FAREWELL It is with regret that I announce that I will be leaving my role of County Administrator on the 18th of June for pastures new. I have enjoyed my time in the role particularly being editor of HSN. Because its my favorite bit, I have agreed to remain as editor until a replacement can be found and trained. So if you fancy taking over then let me know. Training on the InDesign software we use can be provided but be aware like many jobs in Scouting it is a labour of love and takes more than 2 hours a week to produce. In order to make the transfer from County Office to home as painless as possible please start using the following e-mail now for all photos and articles, adverts and roll of honor entries. HSN@scouts-hants.org.uk For Distribution and any other County Office matters please use: County.email@example.com
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DEVELOPMENT: PUTTING YOU IN THE PICTURE By Vanessa Slawson Development Officer Hampshire Scouts
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International Friendship I’m writing this on the plane back from Japan and a successful business trip. But what I will remember most is the final evening, when the local company team took me out for a Japanese meal. My worries beforehand over language difficulties and unfamiliar customs proved unfounded – it was a fantastic friendly evening shared with people who I’d only met a couple of days ago. This is the sort of amazing hospitality that the Jamboree and Denmark expedition participants will enjoy time after time this summer. A common interest – Scouting – will bring together young people from very different countries and backgrounds to share a meal or activity and build bridges across frontiers. They’ll recognise what they’ve got in common and celebrate their diversity. They’ll meet as strangers and leave as friends. Some years after the original Brownsea camp, Baden-Powell hosted a reunion for the participants. Only half of them were able to attend – the rest had been killed in the carnage of the First World War. It was this and other realisations that convinced Baden-Powell that international friendship should be at the heart of Scouting - through Jamborees, international expeditions and links between countries. One of the memories that those who have been to Jamborees talk about is that you can walk down the street and say hello to people you’ve never met before, from countries you’ve never even heard of. And you quickly realise that they are just like you, and the friendship and understanding grows from there. And perhaps the memories of the magic of the Jamboree will linger long after the closing ceremony and long goodbyes, and help develop the international citizens of tomorrow that the world needs so much. Adam County Commissioner Hampshire Scouting
SILCHESTER BEAVERS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS A great day of Scouting took Beaver place on Saturday May 21st in Bramley Scout Leader), her at Silchester District’s “Beaver Scout Fun Day” to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of husband Steve, Andy Cullen (fellow DC from Basingstoke East and it was great the section starting. that we were also joined by James Cairns, Over seventy Beaver Scouts from Baughurst, Bramley, Headley, Pamber and one of our brand new Beaver Leaders from Kingsclere who have very recently Tadley came and enjoyed five different opened a brand new Beaver Colony there. activity bases, including parachute Andy Cullen, my fellow District games, origami and paper planes, from Basingstoke East rubber-band shooting range, tracking HampshireCommissioner County came over and ran a fantastic sing-song skills, paper-plate fish and a mini Beaver assault Scout which included many favourites including course. Programmethe 2011/12 infamous banana song. (see picture th above). We were joined by Wendy Turner (County our 25 Birthday year Updated 12 April 2011 - Latest Programme (updates to) always on the County Website
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Leaders sleepover workshop Leaders skills weekend ADC Beaver Scouts and Beaver Leaders meeting Regional Legoland trip Paultons park with Santa visit
Location/Details Waterlooville Lyons Copse, Shedfield Chandlers ford Eastleigh Windsor Romsey
ADC Beavers Scouts and Beaver Leaders meeting Beaver Olympics
Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh
ADC Beavers scouts and Beaver leaders meeting
Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh
Lyons Copse, Shedfield
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HAMPSHIRE WORLD MUSIC SERVICE Several Scout, Cub and Beaver groups have accessed our Hampshire Music Service World Music workshops during the last year. These sessions have often been arranged to help achieve specific badges such as the Beaver Creative Challenge badge or the Cubs Entertainer Activity badge. We would be very keen to work further with the Scouting groups in Hampshire and are able to tailor our workshops to each groupâ€™s specific needs. As a local authority music service, we are not out specifically to make a profit and
therefore price our workshops cheaper than many other providers of world music and drumming. Please see the relevant part of our website for further details: www.hants.gov.uk/hms As the head of World Music it is my job to further expand the HMS programme and bring the music of other cultures to a wider audience. If you see fit to pass our information on to interested parties, I will very grateful. I am very happy to answer any questions by email or telephone. Adam Broughton- Area Leader Hampshire Music Service 023 8065 2037
7TH BASSETT (SOUTHAMPTON CITY) CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF BEAVERS
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May TBC County Cub Section programme ideas Don’t forgetSun this year’s Join-in-Jamboree Meeting
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK WORKSHOPS Diversity and Inclusion workshop 11th June 2011
This workshop will be lead by the National Adviser for Diversity, Sheridan Allman.
10th Romsey Woodley & Crampmoor Scout HQ, Braishfield Rd, Woodley, Romsey. SO51 0PB 10am - 12 noon.
Please book your places (first come, first served) with email@example.com. and quote Diversity.
WINDSOR FROM A CUBS EYE VIEW By Izzy Holland age 10 ½
On Sunday 1st May my mum, my brother and little old me were lucky enough to have tickets to attend the National Scout Service and Parade at Windsor. I was really excited and felt very privileged to be able to attend an enormous event like this. When we got to Windsor there were Scouts everywhere all from different communities. I even spotted some with a necker like mine, they were from Birmingham. While we waited outside the castle in the enormous queue we chatted to Scouts who had also come to join in this special occasion. Some had travelled a long way from North Yorkshire and others from Hertfordshire.
Special Needs workshop
11th June 2011
10th Romsey Woodley & Crampmoor Scout HQ, Braishfield Rd, Woodley, Romsey. SO51 0PB 2pm - 4.30pm Join other leaders to share experiences. Learn about working with young people with special needs in a practical way. Come and ask questions about specific difficulties you have. Worried about making Scouting accessible to young people and adults with Special Needs? Would like to know what help and support is available? This workshop will be lead by Carol Sleath - ACC Special Needs. Book your place by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org quote Special Needs.
Once inside we caught sight of the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls in the Quadrangle, it was amazing to actually see him. We walked down along the parade route and sat on the grass opposite St George’s chapel to watch the parade and listen to the service. The parade was fantastic lots and lots of Scouts, the Royal Guards and a very loud band. It was noisy and amazing. The service made me think how hard you need to work to become a Queen’s Scout; I hope one day I will be one. HSN9
CUBS REVISIT THE HINDHEAD TUNNEL By: Melanie Robinson
Two years ago, 1st Petersfield Cubs visited the construction site of the Hindhead project for a fascinating tour. On Saturday they walked through the finished tunnels. Cubs from the 1st Petersfield Scout Group were lucky enough to be allocated tickets to the Hindhead Tunnel Walkthrough which was held at the weekend. It was a fascinating trip seeing first hand this amazing engineering feat. It was particularly interesting as the Pack visited the site 2 years ago and saw the tunnels under construction.
365 DAY CAMPING By Will Grange
My name is Will Grange from 1st Sheet Scouts and I am 13. I am trying to camp outside for a whole year raising money for a new Sheet Scout hut. I started on the 16th of March 2011, asking my Mum if I could sleep out in my 2 man tent that night. She said ‘’Yes’’ which surprised me because it was a school night! The week after I went to Scouts and I told them what I was doing and they told me that when they were at Scouts they knew people who had slept out for a year! At first I didn’t think I would be able to do this but they encouraged me and now I’m nearly 2 months through. For the first few weeks I raised £45 for Comic Relief but now I’m doing it for the Scouts. At first I was aiming for £250 but now I have realised I am going to raise a
lot more! Because I live on a farm, I went to our Farm Shop and put a collection tin and information sheet there and already have raised £150 from donations. Every school day I wake up at 6:30pm, go inside, have a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, walk the dog and then I’m off to school. When I come back from school I either see friends or go to a sport club like tennis, cricket, or rugby. Then at 9:00-9:30 I make my way out to my tent HSN10
which is in our garden or fields. Every week or so I move the tent to a new spot! In the Easter holidays I went up to Harting Down with my friend and his family. We cooked up there and for the second and third night I slept under the stars outside the tent! Sometimes it can get a bit cold but it’s getting a bit warmer now. This week there has been a lot of rain and thunder storms. Sometimes it can get quite deafening. At School a lot of my friends have read what I am doing in the paper. Even some of my teachers have heard about what I’m am doing. I’m confident I will complete my challenge but I’m not even half way through yet! So let’s see what happens!
BOOK YOUR PLACES ON COUNTY CAMP! 20th-27th August 2011 at Lyons Copse
actively involved in running the Camp. Scouts will be able to: * Work as Patrols * Cook as Patrols on open fires and Stoves * Build camp gadgets & Learn camp skills Scouts will take part in: * Team building activities * Wide games * Rafting * Pioneering * A Day hike or an overnight Bike expedition * Swimming at Romsey Rapids * and many more activities... Cost £120 per Scout. This includes food, but excludes transport to and from the site and camping/cooking equipment. The camp is a traditional scout summer camp designed for Troops, Patrols or individual Scouts to attend. You can get the paperwork from the downolads area of :www.scouts-hants. org.uk
County Camp is a traditional Scout Summer Camp for Scouts camping in Patrols. The Camp is run by experienced Scout Leaders to enable youngsters/Troops who might not otherwise go to a Summer Camp. This Camp is for you if you are unable to run a Summer Camp, haven’t got enough leaders, don’t have a camping permit, would like the experience of a traditional Summer Camp or if any of your Scouts can’t make your Summer Camp because of dates. Scouts are welcome to attend without leaders and we will look after them, however any leader or parent are welcome to come at no cost and will be HSN11
NETLEY MARSH SCOUTS RAISE FUNDS FOR AIR AMBULANCE During the past term whilst working towards their Fitness challenge the Scouts from Netley marsh wanted to make earning their Fitness challenge worthwhile so they decided to raise funds for the Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance by doing a sponsored 26 laps of their Scout Field. To make life a little easier when doing the run they practiced over a number of weeks and gradually built up their fitness by working towards their Fitness Challenge at the same time. After they had completed their sponsored run of the field and the monies had been collected, Sue Wake (Scout Leader) contacted Linda Clarke from the Air Ambulance in to give the Scouts a talk about the charity and so they had a better understanding of the charity. Linda commented on the fact she was delighted by the Scouts achievement and thanked them very much for all their hard work.
£250.00 which had been raised by 16 Scouts which is fantastic. Group Scout Leader Ian Sims said he was incredibly proud of what the Troop had done for such a good cause. After listening to Linda’s talk Ian has invited the Air Ambulance along to their Group AGM in July and also the Groups Village Fayre and Carnival on the 18th June to help raise funds for their organisation as it is run solely on donations from the public. If anybody wants to know more then please email the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance at: email@example.com
HELP THE AIR AMBULANCE The public have been generous in donating a lot of used stamps to our appeal but we need sorting and trimming.
there any Scouts near Southampton HampshireAre County who would be willing to help? Scout Phillip Stirling Programme 2011and Hampshire
Isle Of Wight Air It was the first time that Linda had given Ambulance aUpdated talk to young people as she normally 333377 12 April 2011 - Latest Programme (updates to) always02380 on the County Website talks only to Groups of Adults. www.hiowDay & Alfie Date/s Event Location/Details airambulance.org. At Month the end of the talk Lewis th May Tue with 17 a cheque forCSA Gold presentation Thornden Hall, uk presented Linda
Hampshire County Scout Programme 2011
Fri 20th - Sun 22nd
Expedition Challenge badge weekend by foot or bike
Updated 12 April 2011 - Latest Programme (updates to) always on the County Website
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CSA Trek Gold Cart presentation Sct/Exp/Net/Ldr evening
Thornden Hall, QE Country Park, Nr Chandlers Petersfield Ford
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Expedition Challenge County Camp - Ideal for small groups new Leaders badgeand weekend by foot or bike
Ferny Lyons Crofts Copse
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Trek CartSkills Weekend Survival
QE Country Park, Nr Pinsent, Winchester Petersfield
th th th th Sat - Sat10 27 Fri 920 - Sun
County Camp - Ideal for small Emlyn Camping groups and new Leaders Competition
Lyons Copse Ferny Crofts
Sat 17thth--Sun Sun27 18thth Fri 25
Survival Skills Weekend PL Training Weekend
Pinsent, Winchester Lyons Copse
Fri 9th - Sun 10th
Emlyn Camping HSN12 Competition
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WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE…BEAR GRYLLS?? By Mel Baxter On a cold February re News m Rushmo o fr weekend, ten Explorers le ic rt ,A Carl Monk urtesy of from Blackwater Valley o c re tu ic P took part in a 24 hour Survival Challenge at Hannams Copse near Crondall. The Explorers cooked their meals backwoods (without utensils) and were During the weekend the Explorers were not allowed to use matches or newspaper lucky to have expert instruction from to light their fires. Instead they learnt Gus, Chris and Jason from the County how to use a flint and steel and use Silver Survival Team, who helped them to build Birch bark as tinder. their own shelters and reflector fires (to keep them warm at night!). They also Many thanks to all the Leaders who made took them on an edible plant walk around the event possible and we are hoping the woods to point out plants you could to organise another Survival Camp for eat in a survival situation and those that the North Hampshire Explorers in the were poisonous! autumn.
Hampshire County Explorer Scout Hampshire County Programme 2011 Explorer Scout Programme 2011
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Cricket Camp Denmark + visit to WSJ Sweden Denmark + visit to WSJ Sweden programme ideas
THEME PARK CAMP 2-4th September 2011 Open to all Explorers and Network In the evenings we'll keep you entertained with discos, karaoke, giant games, fancy dress, camp fires, and anything else we can think of. Then all day Saturday we whisk you off in our shiny red double deckers to Thorpe Park, home of Colossus, a ten loop rollercoaster, Nemesis:Inferno, Stealth, SAW the ride, and all sorts of other spinny whooshy things!
We have over 300 come from all over the country each year, and this is our tenth one, so we know what we're doing now, all units need to do turn up, camp, feed themselves, and join in the fun! A great way to start the Autumn term! For more info GO TO: www.summitnetwork.org.uk/tpc www.facebook.com/themeparkcamp Yours in Scouting, El'Capitan
TAKE PART IN THE BIG GAME LIVE Nottinghamshire County Explorers Scouts would like to challenge your Explorer unit to our “Big Game Live” in Nottingham on the weekend of 8th to 10th July 2011. The weekend will be based at Robin Hood Scout camp in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. For teams of 5 Explorers, The cost will be £35 per Explorer including all food, transport during the event, camp fees, an event t-shirt and entertainments during the weekend. Cost for leaders will be £25. More info from www.notts-scouts. org.uk/big-gamelive. HSN14
WELCOME TO NEW NETWORKS AND NEW PEOPLE Blackwater Valley/Odiham Network have re-launched with a change of name from The Godz to Toastie Bramshill Ninjas, opening soon
A ROSE BETWEEN...... ROSES AS HAMPSHIRE NETWORK GO TO THE ROYAL WEDDING Hampshire Scout Network were lucky enough to secure 6 tickets to the Royal Wedding, as part of a group of 250 Scouts from across the country. All those selected to attend and represent network had to write a supporting statement as to why they
Frank Moresman, Chairperson Andover
Helen Coyte, Tom Rose, Fi Durrant, Naomi Kench and Beth Durbin on a traffic free Westminster Bridge . Thanks to Kate Durbin for the picture.
Ian Pitcheford, Support Blackwater Valley/Odiham Toastie Simon Stratford, Support Bramshill Ninjas Nadine Cooke, coChair Gosport Sharks Nick Cann, Chairperson Itchen South Sea Josh Rigby, Chairperson New Forest North Pegasus Do you need to conatct a Network? email scout.network@ scouts-hants.org.uk or text 077 7228 9061 your request to the contacts on the back page or find and contact your local Network via www.scouts-hants. org.uk/network click on "Local Networks in Hampshire" Network Chairs or Leaders are listed as contacts in the County Directories. HSN15
should go, and our group included: Kate and Beth Durbin from Waterlooville Black Sheep, Helen Coyte from Petersfield, Naomi Kench from Southampton Duck, Tom Rose from HSX/Ferny Crofts, and Fi Durrant, Network Co-Chair.
As we were leaving London we also took interviews with local newspapers, and BBC Radio Solent! Feeling like celebrities and having had an amazing day in London, we all journeyed back to Hampshire smiling and happy to have been a part of British History in the making.
We watched the procession in a private area at Horse Guards Parade with other Fi Durrant youth groups, and listened to the Royal Wedding being broadcast over loud speaker. We were lucky enough to spend some time chatting to Bear nge e l l a h C r e Grylls, Chief Park y The Buts r t n u o C Scout, and Naomi h zabet got her duck Queen Eli signed (part of 1-3 July a bet with one of her network leaders). Ready for a physical challenge? Build a Trek cart and bring it along to race your team against teams After the from all over the County. Scouts, Explorers and Network teams are procession the all welcome. scouts were Over the weekend there will be several different Trek Cart races run to asked to lead suit the different age groups and fitness levels. All of which will be fun and the public on challenging. There will be the Butser Hill challenge, drag cart challenge, an the walk down obstacle challenge and a 8k The Mall, and we challenge (approx). made it nearly to the very front We will also be running trapped between other activities over the Buckingham weekend from a disco to Palace gates and Trek cart Volleyball (no you the Monument donâ€™t play it on trek carts) - we had an and a Hog Roast on the amazing view of Saturday evening. the newlyweds There will be a cafĂŠ and balcony tuck shop, which will cater appearance, and for competitors if required the fly past of or sell you snacks over the aircraft.
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We managed to appear on ITV and BBC, as well as have an interview for NBC in America for an evening show "dateline".
For more details visit: www. scouts-hants.org.uk
Hampshire Scouts the adventure goes on . . .
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County Youth Council
Andover and area
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County Scout Network Committee All Chairs & Leaders Network Ball GNet
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Scout Active Support Hampshire (SASH) Meeting
Survival Skills Weekend
Beaver ADC and Leaders meeting
Emlyn Camping competition
Explorer Leaders Camp
Gilwell Reunion. Wood Badge holders get together
Queen’s Scout Award Presentation Evening
County Camp. A traditional 7 day summer camp
County Sailing Regatta
Development Workshop for Development Champions
Gilwell 24. 24 hours of activites for Explorers
Gold Dof E presentations
Trek Cart - more info and rules on Explorer website
NSRA rifle Leader training
Caving day. For novice cavers. £90 for a group of 6
Ferny Crofts open day
Caving day. For novice cavers. £90 for a group of 6
Leaders sleepover workshop
Gilwell Park Fundays. £13 Cubs/ Beavers, £4 Adults
Cub Leaders Workshops; diversity and special needs
County Review and AGM
Great hall , Winchester
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
10th Romsey HQ
The Castle Winchester
County Pulling Regatta
County Kudu incident Hike
HSX trip to Belize
YL Training Weekend (must have completed Module A)
Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Beavers Paultons park santa visit TBC
Caving day. For novice cavers. £90 for a group of 6
HSX trip to Belize
YL Training Weekend (must have completed Module A)
Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Beavers Paultons park santa visit TBC
Caving day. For novice cavers. £90 for a group of 6
County Kudu incident Hike
Survival camp for Cubs over 9 and a half
Caving day. For novice cavers. £90 for a group of 6
JOTA/ JOTI Jamborees on radio and internet
National scout Rifle Championships
Beaver Legoland trip
Youth Council weekend
HSMT Training Weekend
YL Training Weekend (must have completed Module A)
Basingstoke canal Challenge
HSMT Training Weekend
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Hampshire Scouts pass Bear Grylls on the parade ground ar Windsor.
WINDSOR 2011 MORE THAN JUST A ST GEORGE’S DAY PARADE By Frank Wright
An early start for the Queen’s Scouts who have come from all over the country. After a very thorough uniform inspection (!) - marching practice all morning. In the meantime the St George’s Day Award holders attend matins together in St George’s Chapel. Parents and friends mingle in Windsor’s streets. A brief lunch for the parents and guests – time to meet up with Scouting friends from around Hampshire and further afield as well as some of the UK Commissioners from Gilwell. In the meantime the Scouts grab a quick bit to eat then assemble in the Mews as guests thread their way through security into the Quadrangle of the Castle.
appears up the rise into the grounds. The formal inspection of the sections is followed by a march past of the saluting base to the beat of the band of the Grenadier Guards. The parade disappears out of the quadrangle, followed by the special guests and make their way to St George’s Chapel for a brief service. As they line up to leave the Castle, Bear addresses them and reminds them of the hard work they have had to put in to achieve the QSA. A short march (more confident now) and they are finally dismissed in the Royal Mews and attempt to meet up with their families. Thanks to the Queen’s Scout Working Party for all the hard work in organising such a special day.
Bear mingles with the crowd, spending a good time with the gallantry award winners then moving on to chat with the waiting crowd. Suddenly its 2pm and the head of the parade 20
Highlights From A Proud Parent Hundreds of Scouts looking so, so smart. A line of Silver Acorns and Silver Wolves snaking into St George’s Chapel for Matins. The wow factor as you enter the quadrangle. Chatting with Bear.
3 HAYLING SCOUTS HONORED AT WINDSOR
Meeting volunteers from all over the country.
Michael Kenny, Barnabas Pycroft and Jake Whistlecraft 3rd Hayling Island Scout Group were presented with the Chief Scout’s Commendation for Meritorious Conduct for saving an individual from the Hayling mud flats earlier in 2010.
The lump in your throat as your child parades by. The laughter from St George’s Chapel.
Highlights from a Queen’s Scout Meeting old friends that I hadn't seen for years.
Michaels dad Nigel said: ” I think I can say that we all had a fantastic day out and I know that Michele, Arron and I were very very proud parents. It was a wonderfully sunny day and any disappointment about the lack of a member of the royal family was off set by the effort the Chief Scout put into speaking to everyone and generally taking a lot of time with all concerned”.
Attempting to march for the first time ever! Particularly trying to 'halt' in unison without bumping into each other. The friendly rivalry between parade sections throughout the morning. Feeling privileged to be allowed to march in Windsor Castle.
“It was wonderful to see so many Scouts in the streets of Windsor and to see 200 Queen’s Scouts marching past was a wonderful sight - so much achievement and dedication. The National Scout Service was also special but to walk through the choir of St Georges Chapel was a moment I will never forget”.
The “rope of achievements and wishes for the future” being dropped on the heads of the dignitaries during the chapel service.
Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt appears to be poking his tongue out at Chris Scott. Perhaps Chris has just asked for some help in packing HSN at the start of each month. Let me know what you think is being said by emailing me at: HSN@scouts-hants.org.uk 21
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I’m organising an Activity Assessor workshop on Sunday 6 November 2011 at Ferny Crofts. The event is open to all County Activity Assessors in Hampshire and other counties. The booking form is available on the County Website. Please note that the £10 charge is only for those attending who aren’t County Assessors for Hampshire.
Hampshire Scout Caving Club Caving Days 25th or 26th June 2011 Try Caving on Saturday or Sunday the 25th or 26th of June 2011 at Hampshire Scout Caving Club's Caving Days. The activities are targeted at the novice caver who has little or no experience. If you have been before let us know and we can arrange slightly harder trips in the same area. A Caving Day consists of about 3 hours caving in the morning and 3 hours of caving in the afternoon(normally at Burrington Coombe and Priddy or in the local area). Based around Priddy in the Mendip Hills of Somerset the cost is £90 per group of 6 or part thereof (this does not include food or transport to Mendip). If you are interested get your section leader to obtain more information and booking forms. HSCC Booking Secretary Andrew Watson can be contacted on email@example.com 07881 420048 22
COUNTY NIGHTS AWAY ADVISERS Hampshire has a team of 4 County Nights Away Advisers which support District Nights Away Advisers and DCs. The team can also conduct Nights Away Assessments if applicants are unable to arrange one locally. North Hampshire John Dohoo – 01252 843758 North.firstname.lastname@example.org Bramshill, Odiham, Blackwater Valley Silchester, Basingstoke East, Basingstoke West, Andover, Rotherfield Central Hampshire
COUNTY ARCHERY N O I T I T E P COM 2011
Mark Dolton – 01962 808452 Central.email@example.com Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Winchester, Southampton City, Itchen South, Itchen North South West Hampshire Bryan Young – 02380 848098 firstname.lastname@example.org New Forest North, New Forest East, New Forest South, New Forest West, Romsey South East Hampshire David Stemp – 02392 814566 email@example.com Fareham East, Fareham West, Portsmouth City, Havant, Waterlooville, Gosport, Meon Valley, Petersfield
Area eliminators will be held in the following areas. North Hampshire - 5th June at Basingstoke Contact: Phil Smith firstname.lastname@example.org South East Hampshire - 11th June at Lyons Copse Contact: Nigel Vosper Nigelvosper@btinternet.com South West Hampshire - 26th June at Colbury Scout HQ Contact: Cyril Allen - cyril.allen@ lineone.net Central Hampshire - 3rd July at St George School, Soton Contact Tim Beeching - timfbb@ ntlworld.com Final to be held on 17th July at: St Georges School, Southampton For more details contact one of the above area advisors.
HAMPSHIRE SCOUTS COUNTY CANOE CLUB Four members of HSCCC, made up of Explorers and Leaders from across the County, recently took part in a Four Star Sea Kayak training weekend – a mix of safety, rescue, personal paddling skills and advanced mathematics (without a calculator), all while sitting in a sea kayak somewhere off the Isle of Wight! Everyone “passed” the training and really enjoyed the weekend; we are all looking forward to a summer of practicing everything we have learnt.
WHITEWATER SAFETY & RESCUE TRAINING By Frank Morsman,
Generally when I sign up for a kayak course, I try my hardest to stay out of the water. This course was different though, as most of the course was conducted swimming in the river, but this was almost as fun as paddling down it. The course was run by Peter, who is a member of Basingstoke and Deane Canoe Club and HSCCC; there were three other HSCCC members on the course. On the Saturday we talked about what priorities you should have in a rescue situation. This moved on to looking at throw ropes and different techniques of deploying them. After lunch we started looking at different swimming techniques that can be used when you are in a river, from defensive swimming to getting though a stopper or as it is known suck, tuck and duck. Then on to the most risky form of white-water rescue and my personal favourite the live bait, which involves clipping
yourself onto a rope and jumping into rapids to rescue an unconscious casualty. On the Sunday we finally managed to get some paddling in, we practiced getting a submerged kayak to the river bank, which really gets the blood pumping, especially when you are in a boat as small as mine. After lunch it was time to get wet again as we practiced towing swimmers behind our kayaks, which we all agreed was not the most practical way of saving someone especially in high levels of water. Overall this was an amazing course and one that I would recommend to any paddler who is interested in paddling down White Water Rivers. I would like to thank BADCC for allowing inviting us with special thanks to Peter Mansell for running such an excellent weekend. 24
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Want to bring your group to take part? We intend to hold a set of rowing races and also dinghy races if we confirm the help. Land based activities include bouncy castle, craft making, BBQ, ice cream, refreshments and more. Contact Carl Robbins at: firstname.lastname@example.org
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI APPEAL 2011 BADGES Profits will be split between the Red Cross, and the Japanese Scout Association and Girl Scout Association. This money will be used to support the affected areas and the recovery activities, by these different organisations. Scouts and Girl Scouts in Japan are collecting to support the recovery effort. We want to do what we can to support them in their efforts. Please show your support by buying a badge for your camp
blanket. Postage: Up to 5 Badges - Send S.A.E. Larger Quantities - £1 Cheques Payable to: ‘2nd Long Stratton Brownies’ Post orders to: Japan Tsunami Appeal c/o Field View Ipswich Road Long Stratton Norwich NR15 2XB email: email@example.com
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Cochand, late for his 60th birthday party as a result!
* All the Queen’s Scouts from Hampshire and the UK who took part in the National St George’s Day Parade and Service at Windsor on Sunday - plus all our Silver Wolf, Bar to Silver Acorn, and Silver Acorn Award recipients who were up there as well
Windsor Queen’s Scout Parade- I was proud to be able to watch this parade and to pick out the Hampshire Queen’s Scouts. Congratulations to Richard Savage from NFW, on leading his section so smartly.
* The six Hampshire Network members who were up in London on the Mall to watch the Royal Wedding events with Bear Grylls and were featured on ITV Helen Coyte, Beth Durbin, Kate Durbin, Fi Durrant, Naomi Kench, and Tom Rose
* Over 100 Scouts from around Hampshire who took part in the Expedition Challenge weekend at Ferny Crofts - getting lost; surviving encounters with horses, bogs and midges; and finally getting found again and completing the challenge award.
* 6th Romsey (Lockerley) Scouts and Guides on another great Group camp across the border in deepest Wiltshire - learning lots of backwoods skills and working in patrols across the sections
* Rotherfield District on a very friendly AGM and on a successful year including growing numbers and winning the County Emlyn Trophy
* Chandlers Ford on a fantastic District Camp at Butcher’s Coppice in Dorset, packed with activities from the high ropes to touch rugby and with all their Groups taking part in a camp with a great family atmosphere * Connect 4 Jamboree Unit (Hampshire, Dorset, Kent and Surrey) on a super final training camp at Budden’s in Dorset - the Unit is really bonding now and I stayed much longer than I intended on Saturday evening chatting with everyone * New Forest North on their excellent District Camp at Ferny Crofts, full of activities such as chariot racing, including a St George’s Day event on the Sunday evening, and ending with a magical campfire and closing ceremony NFW St George’s Camp- a brilliant time was had by all taking part in activities throughout the weekend, the DC and I declined the offer to climb the tower!, Activities included climbing, sheep dog trials, cooking on open fires and much more. Well done to the SAS who cooked over 300 burgers and 300 sausages. The parade to the camp fire and renewal of promises was a joy to take part in and was followed by a campfire led by Chas
* Andy Cullen on a great radio interview on BBC Radio Berkshire a couple of weeks ago, talking all about Scouting as one of the nominees for Basingstoke’s Unsung Hero Award * Winchester District on a great St George’s Day Parade and Service on Sunday with excellent attendance through glorious sunshine in Winchester City Centre and then into the Cathedral * Sandleheath Scout Group on a packed Group AGM with 140 people and lots of presentations to young people (and leaders) proving how many activities are happening there * The leaders and staff on our first Module 38 (Skills for Residential Experiences) for keeping going despite the heavy rain at Ferny Crofts and successfully cooking chicken in a dustbin * The County Office team on a productive workshop on Saturday - and on the very positive feedback they’d received in the survey of DCs * Peter Moody, our County Chairman, on being presented with his Silver Acorn
school). In London I’d seen some very posh schools’ groups, and I’d been a bit dismissive. We considered them pretty ‘snotty’ at county camp, though we envied their turnout.
RUNNING A CUB PACK IN A SCHOOL. By Chas Cochand CSL 1st Forres Sandle Manor.
As a Cub, Scout and finally a young leader in Canada, the norm was that most of the Scout Groups that I knew of were attached to schools. We called them public schools, but here they’d be state schools, and Scouting was very much part of the after class school activity. When I came to London in 1975, a very green Wood Badge holder, I joined a very old church group, the 9th Chelsea, formed I think in 1909,
Well, FSM was very keen, and after Chelsea, a bit of a doddle. We didn’t have to raise any funds for tents, scarves, summer camp or transport. In fact, all we had to do was to plan and run a cracking programme. The Cub Pack at the end of the previous term had been a mere two strong and my wife Jude and I knew we could do better. Of course, we had to apply for warrants, but the local District were kind and welcoming and it has worked out well. The cubs are billed per term to cover annual membership, scarf, an inexhaustible supply of woggles, and their badges and then the camps and trips are extra. Harry Potter did an amazing thing for boarding schools! He made them interesting and intriguing places, and boarding schools have to be pretty jolly and offer all sorts of activities in a very competitive market. Scouting is the
The Group was still ‘supported’ by St. Luke’s Church. We met in the church hall, and had a storage room in the crypt (once the last resting place of the Cadogan family), but our fund-raising was desperate. One of the best things about moving to the New Forest in 1992 was being asked to take over the Cub Pack at Forres Sandle Manor, a small pre-prep in Fordingbridge (Judy worked in the 28
perfect partner, and always has been. Sometimes it is difficult scheduling. For example at half term and during the holidays, the school is closed and the children vanish. Our school is co-ed, and the children are mixed for most of their activities, and separated for sports. So there is Brownies and we run the Cubs, and depending on the term, we have between 35 and 45 eager keen members. Because in Year Eight, the focus is on grades and sports and the next school, we’ve known from the start, that a troop would be impossible to run here, so with the support of the District, we run a pretty adventurous programme. We run at least two camps under canvas in the warm terms and an overnighter at the Science Museum. We also alternate with the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and the Princes’ Risborough Guide H.Q when its too cold and wet. Having said that, the February ‘Frosties Camp’ under canvas is always popular! We have a dedicated campfire circle on our small farm outside Fordingbridge (three miles) and we store all camp stores there, so the camping part is very easy and leaves us open to plan a day out at Brennscomb Activity Centre in Dorset, Marwell Activity Centre, Brownsea Island, or our own wonderful County site.
of the Group is parent support. Many of the children in the Cubs and Brownies are from Service families, and have skills that dovetail nicely with Scouting. In an average camp of 35 Cubs we’ll have up to ten mums or dads sleeping out and helping with the cooking, camping and pastoral care. I’ll know weeks in advance if little Jimmy’s Dad is going to be on camp! The school also commits one member of staff and a gap student from the Antipodes on his or her year off. Despite my early concerns, it has worked out well, leaving time for Jude and I to hold down jobs and put all the outing in Scouting we can without having to worry. In 17 years we have also had three year groups when we have run a Scout Troop in the summer term for the oldest boys and then whisked them away to Canada for a national Jamboree (we’d be there anyway!). It makes for an impressive marketing display in the school prospectus too. There you have it! We hope we deliver brilliant Scouting to children who might have missed the opportunity. Its good for them, great for the school and lots of fun for us. In Canada in 2009
We chose the camp dates carefully. Though the school has a fleet of well maintained minibuses, they are committed to ferrying day children and the competition for three buses for a week-end can be tight if there are matches or outings planned for the others. Jude and I have enormous back-up and support from the school staff, all of whom are committed to after school activities. We make use of the school’s catering for food, submitting the menu and numbers a fortnight before camp, and collecting the packaged food and drink before departure. Oddly enough one of the real strengths 29
TRAINING HELP SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS COORDINATORS BY DISTRICT Want some safeguarding advice then contact your local coordinator who will be happy to help: Katy Bass tel 01256 769403 Andover, Basingstoke West, Basingstoke East, Silchester, Bramshill Donna Kerrigan tel 01425 656895 New Forest East, New Forest North, New Forest South, New Forest West, Romsey Lynne Kay 01252515267 Blackwater Valley, Odiham, Petersfield, Rotherfield, Winchester David Stemp tel 023 92814577 Fareham East, Fareham West, Gosport Havant, Portsmouth, Waterlooville Aileen Wood tel 02380 405863 Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Itchen North Itchen South, Meon Valley, Southampton City
CREAM TEAS IN ROMSEY 11TH JUNE 2011
1st Romsey Scouts are organising a cream tea in the grounds of Dr Peter's former home in Romsey. The event is to be held on Saturday June 11 from 3pm to 5pm at Linden House, Linden Road, Romsey. Tickets cost £5 per person and will be available at the gate on the day. (children £1).
Want to know who your Local Training Manager is or what a TA does then, look no further than the County Websites Training area. Downloads for next years training courses, booking instructions, PLPs and much more can be downloaded from: www.scouts-hants.org.uk/training
MATERIALS FOR NEW MODULE 1 The new Module 1 : Essential Information trainers notes and other materials that will be available online in Trainers’ Resources (on scouts.org.uk) area. Module 1 : Essential Information elearning is available online in the Learners Resources area. Module 1 : Essential Information DVD is available to order from the Information Centre for £3.50. Information will be going out in this weeks Scouting+. Don’t forget to communicate to your teams, and to ensure that all old resources are removed from circulation.
If you would like any additional information I can be contacted via email or telephone 01794 501 742. Thank you very much Kate Macintosh
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DON’T HANG AROUND! JOIN THE FERNY CROFTS BURSARY SCHEME! Are you young, keen to learn new skills, hardworking and passionate about the outdoors? At Ferny Crofts we are currently looking to take on 2 Bursary Students. The scheme provides for young people to learn more about running an activity centre with the opportunity to take part in nationally recognised training schemes. Current Busary Student Jack reckons it was “awesome”. He admitted “The scheme has made me grow up a lot and made me realise what I want to do with my life.”
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40% of your time will be spent working with the Ferny Crofts team and the remaining 60% The scheme starts in September and will be spent on personal development. lasts for 10 months with the possibility of full time employment over the summer Personal development means different months providing activities for the things to different people and to Jack it thousands of Scouts who will be camping meant a lot of outdoor activities training. at Ferny Crofts. “I have done a lot of Climbing training for walls and towers and recently we all If you want to know more then contact went to North Wales to do our Mountain Leader (ML) training. Then we went to the Ferny Crofts on 02380 845092 or firstname.lastname@example.org Lakes together for 2 weeks to get some Tom, Rob and Jack will be happy to tell all experience towards the ML qualification.” Board and lodgings will be provided at Ferny Crofts and a grant of £60 a week is paid to cover out of pocket expenses. 31
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NEW TEAM MEMBERS Following a strategic business review of Ferny Crofts in November 2010 by the Board and staff a new business structure has been adopted. The main aim of the new team structure is to improve customer service, increase the programme available and upgrade facilities. From the 3rd May this structure has been in operation and HSN met the new members. The two newbies are Operation Manager Carl Strotton and Customer Service Supervisor George Lewis: What did you do before this role? Carl: Before taking up my new role as Operations Manager at Ferny Crofts I worked at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre for approximately three years and at Downe for the last nine months. Prior to these activity centre roles I have eleven years experience working as a management professional and project engineer for BOC (a leading industrial gases company). My last role for BOC was
Ops Manager of the Helium Operations Centre. George: I Previously worked as a Media Development officer for Hampshire Scouts and as an Instructor at Ferny Crofts. What is your Scouting background? Carl: As a child I was a Cub, a Scout, and a Venture Scout, and a member of our District Scout Band. As an adult in scouting I have been an Assistant Scout Leader and a Group Scout Leader. George: I have done most of my Scouting from a Beaver to Explorer in Weymouth most recently as an Explorer Leader.I am a member of the Dorset Executive Committee and Hampshire Development Board. What are your non Scouting Roles? Carl: I currently live with my partner and her father in West Sussex, and enjoy gardening, cycling, DIY and camping. What is your favourite campsite? Carl: My favourite campsite is probably Roundhill in the New Forest as the National Park is an area that I really like to visit. The campsite is always clean and tidy and the toilets and showers are 32
What would you like to achieve in your new role? Carl: As Operations Manager at Ferny Crofts my primary responsibilities are the day to day management of the centre and ensuring everyone who attends Ferny Crofts has a fun, enjoyable and safe experience. However, I am also tasked with looking to improve our customer service throughout the whole of the booking and camping experience. George: I’d like to see Ferny Crofts move into the 21st Century and use technology even more. I would also like to help make Ferny Crofts available to even more people through improving our advertising materials and website.
generally pretty good. And having decent weather helps. George: Cornel Campsite, nr Bethesda North Wales. Who would you like to be the next Chief Scout? Carl: I think Jamie Oliver would make a good Chief Scout. He has a lot of enthusiasm and energy, and is a very people friendly person. There would be a lot of potential for promoting Scouting using his contacts as Celebrity Chef, as well as promoting healthy eating to a lot of young people. George: Boris Johnson What is the worst thing about Scouting? Carl: The worst thing about Scouting is putting away the camping equipment after a wet weekend camp!!! George: The politics How do you relax in your spare time? George: House hunting! What is the best thing about Scouting? Carl: The best thing about Scouting is working with young people, sharing their enjoyment and enthusiasm when they achieve something new. George: The trips away. What is your fondest memory of Scouting? Carl: I have many fond memories of Scouting and most of them are while camping, but I think my most memorable camp was our Centenary Summer Camp in 2007. The weather was great, we all had loads of fun and it was the most relaxed camp I’ve ever organised. Where did you go for your last holiday? George: CrantockCornwall
What’s your dream vehicle? George: VW Transporter- in blue
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Gone Home William Reynolds Over 400 people came to a Thanksgiving Service for William Reynolds at Highfield Church in Southampton on a bright May Saturday morning. William, who was a happy and enthusiastic member of the 14th Southampton (Highfield) Beaver Scouts, died on Easter Day after a 9 month struggle with leukaemia. He was just seven years old. Many children came to the service to say goodbye to William, including a large group of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the Highfield Group. William's favourite toy was Lego and the children were asked to help build a Lego model of a lighthouse in his memory. William wanted to be a Lego designer when he grew up and his first design was to be a lighthouse as Lego did not have it as part of their portfolio. The children constructed the lighthouse, complete with working light, while Vicar Graham Archer gave the address. Graham spoke of the tragedy of losing William. A tragedy for his family, his friends, his church and his community. He spoke of the difficulty of understanding why such disasters happen. But he spoke of the hope that William had as he began to understand what it meant to have leukaemia. The way William put it was "I'll be ok because I'll be in heaven with Jesus, it'll be everyone else who is sad."
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Finally Graham asked us to walk with William's parents and little brother as they set off on their journey without William. Each person took home a Lego brick to help them remember to do that. Please could we ask you too to remember William's family in your thoughts and prayers. Neil Young, 14th Southampton (Highfield) CSL A piece featuring William and other Highfield Beavers appeared in last months HSN
JOIN IN JAMBOREE NEW FOREST EAST Only a few of us are fortunate to be TUG-O-WAR participating in next month’s World gathering of Scouts in Sweden. However it is possible to join in the celebrations by organising activities which illustrate the diversity of peoples and cultures comprising the Scouting family.
Each leader will have received a booklet in September 2010 describing activities which will allow your section to join in the Jamboree. But it is easy to use your own imagination to develop and trial other activities. There are also the JIJ booklets of the other 3 sections which you could look at and also at programmes on a plate on the Scout website.
By Tim Palmer
About 6 months ago i agreed to help at a friend’s Group event in the next District and as you do thought no more of it. The day dawned and along I trotted along expecting a small quick event. 3 hours later the Scouts, Beavers and Cubs were still pulling hard and determined to win. Well done to everyone on a fantastic day out for all the families.
What makes Scouting and Guiding unique is its international character so organising meetings with international themes will help your members to achieve the Global Challenge award. Though many of us travel abroad on holiday, how much contact do we have with the local people or Scout Groups and find out something about their average day and what Sxcouting activities they do? If you would like to take part in an international challenge for June and to give your meeting a Swedish atmosphere, why not challenge your section members to create an attractive smorgasbord – these are open sandwiches which can have almost any type of filling. Take a photo of the best entry and send to HSN who will print some of the entries in next month’s issue. Remember that the closed sandwich is a British invention attributed to Lord Sandwich as he was going on a long journey! International dates for your diary Saturday 12 November – International Workshop - URC Church - Basingstoke 10.00 to 16.00 Saturday 25 February 2012 - 4th Fairtrade cooking competition, Cranborne College, Basingstoke 35
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