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ROSYS South Yorkshire Scouting, County Office: Hesley Wood Scout Activity Centre, White Lane Chapeltown, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S35 2YH http://www.syscouts.org.uk media@syscouts.org.uk 01142 468 551

County Commissioner’s Ramble Unfortunately due to the weather conditions Rosys, amongst a lot of other things, was delayed / cancelled. This issue will be a December /January issue. The next issue will be published at the end of January. I have been busy conducting a search for a new District Commissioner in Doncaster Danum and organising the County Conference for District Commissioners, deputies and the County Team. I know this sounds a long way off but we are starting to look at `The Scouting Vision to 2018’. Hopefully in the New Year your DCs will begin the work and vision objectives within the districts so that we can all be part of the future of Scouting. As the month went on we had the snow/sub zero temperatures etc. which played havoc with planned events and meetings but I know we can all overcome the challenges put in front of us and go forward. Sadly we had to cancel Winter Wonderland at Hesley Wood which is a very popular event and many Carol Services were also cancelled. I shall look forward to attending other events in the New Year.

I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone for all their hard work, time and commitment shown during 2010 to support Scouting in South Yorkshire and to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Andy Moore

County Commissioner

Northern Lights Opportunities As part of the preparation for the event in July next year, we are looking for some Network members to help to front our media involvement at the event. These young people will need to have the confidence and presence to be able to give interviews with news reporters, radio stations or TV depending on local and national interest in the event. They will also host our VIP guests and represent the Scout Association.


Rosys Interested – please contact Lynn or Sylvia on 0114 246 8551 / 0114 284 6022 or e-mail: admin@syscouts.org.uk or sylviaannewest@btinternet.com

The young spokespeople will need to be available to attend the central rehearsal on June 11th 2011, the event itself on July 9th, as well as training days yet to be announced. To sign up as a YSP please visit http://www.northernlights2011.org.uk/in volved/cast.htm#young We are also looking to recruit four potential comperes/presenters to maintain the continuity of the programme and will play a key role appearing on stage. The comperes will need to be excellent role models with the confidence to hold the event together whilst having a cool head to adjust to changes quickly. A cast fee of £12.50 will be required. To express an interest please contact Mark Pullen on mark.pullen@live.co.uk Selection and training will be provided for all these roles.

BEAVER ART ATTACK Lynn and Sylvia are looking for approximately 50 Explorers / Network members who would be interested in helping with the Beaver Art Attack. Applicants need to be able to help with the young Beavers, have plenty of patience, attend ALL rehearsals and be able to manipulate a `Wheelie Bin’.

TARGET SHOOTING INVITATION John Oliver, ACC Explorers would like to invite all leaders interested in target shooting to contact him to discuss a County Team being entered into the next Scouts Inter County Shooting Championships which will be held Sunday 27 March 2011, down at the West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre, Aldersley, Wolverhampton. Teams consist of 8 people and MUST be accompanied by, or include, at least one Scout Leader or person with a relevant qualification holding a recognised appointment within the Scout movement aged 21 or over. The team · MUST include at least one, but not more than 4 Scouts aged 13 or under. · MUST NOT include more than one Scout aged 18+. · The remainder of the team MUST BE invested Scouts (ages 14 - 17 inclusive). Please contact John on john@xplorers.org.uk

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Presidents Pot Hesley Wood Maintenance Hesley Wood is facing a very busy couple of months making improvements to the Howard Walker Centre and the site services. We are planning to carry out much of the work during the weekends of January 8th to 9th , 15th to 16th and 22nd to 23rd. There is a range of work to be done from preparation prior to laying a new power cable to preparing the Howard Walker for toilet and shower refits and decorating in the main hall, kitchen and entrance areas. Food will be provided and beds will be available if anyone wants to stay overnight. Your help, even for just a few hours, would be very much appreciated. Please contact Sue (manager@syscouts.org.uk) or Rikki (warden@syscouts.org.uk) or ring 0114 246 7912 if you are able to come along on any of those dates. Some of the work will be outside so suitable clothing and footwear will be necessary.

The draw results November are: 1st: 2nd: 3rd:

Keith Naylor Trevor Polson Derek Marsden

The draw results December are: 1st: 2nd: 3rd:

Ann Oxley Martin Johnson Ken Burley

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Congratulations 2011 fees are due if you wish to be entered in the Presidents Pot for next year. Please see the attached application form.

Publicity materials We are also in the process of putting together new brochures, flyers and posters. If anyone has experience of producing publicity materials and would be willing to help us, please contact Sue by e-mail (see above)or phone on 0114 246 7912.

TRAINING – 2011 The first Wednesday in each month from 6 pm. until 8.30 pm. will see County holding validation evenings in the Hesley meeting room. If you need to get any module validated from 1 through to 38 then you are more than welcome to just turn up on the evening however notification of attendance would be appreciated. Please e-mail either the County office on admin@syscouts.org.uk or dctm@syscouts.org.uk Christmas Edition 2010


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TRAINING DIARY There have been one or two alterations to the 2011 training dates so please see the attached diary together with the application form for next year. Also attached are the dates for the First Response courses.

Christmas Closure Dates Hesley Wood Site will close for Christmas and the New Year on the 21st December and the County Office will close on the 23rd. Both Offices will be open again on the 4th January 2011. Both the Site and County staff wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Activities See the attached Activities News Sheet for November – all copies of these can be found on the National website.

FOUR INN’S WALK Plans are in place for the 2011 event so please see the attached re. the Walkers’ Information Handbook including the Booking Form for next year’s Walk. Also attached is the “flyer” which may be used to promote the event.

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