Sorry the calendar is not currently available due to technical issues. I am working on this and hope to have it back as soon as possible.
The 18th issue of the Public Affairs Bulletin is available to download here.
Harry, Tom and John are still looking for additional people to join the Public Affairs team as a Public Affairs Ambassador. They are looking to better reflect the demographic profile of Nottinghamshire Scouts and therefore would particularly welcome expressions of interest from girls and any Explorers from the ethnic minorities but they would still like to hear from anyone who might be interested.
DofE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME RESIDENTIAL
A great opportunity for all Explorers/Scout Network members needing a Gold Residential:
When? 14 – 18 April 2014
Where? Downe Scout Activity Centre
How much? £150 per person
COUNTY NETWORK COMMISSIONER
I would like to say Hi and introduce myself as the new County Scout Network Commissioner for Nottinghamshire.
I have been in Scouting since back in the early days of Beaver Scouts and was a Venture scout when Network and Explorers were introduced and have been actively involved with Network in the City of Nottingham District and County ever since.
As a Leader I have worked with Scouts, Explorers and Network as well as being involved with both Nottingham and North Nott’s Gang Show’s and various regular county activities and events.
As the year starts I intend to get round the county and visit all the districts that currently offer a Network provision and arrange to meet with those that don’t. I hope to help improve the visibility of Network in Nottinghamshire.
If anyone has any ideas for Network or if you are 18-25 and want to get involved please get in touch.
Looking forward to working with you all.
County Scout Network Commissioner
COUNTY NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2014
The latest County Newsletter was distributed on Friday 28th February and can be found here
Scouts from S.W. Notts had the opportunity to fly in a glider recently courtesy of Darlton Gliding Club.
Two earlier attempts were cancelled due to poor visibility in bad weather. The gliding club, anxious to give the Scouts the chance to fly then made an offer difficult to refuse. They asked the Scouts if they would like to camp over the weekend on the airfield and then if a good weather window presented itself, the Scouts would be able to fly.
Fortunately, on the Saturday morning the clouds lifted at midday, just as the Scouts had set up camp and throughout the afternoon 21 Scouts and 9 Leaders were able to take to the air with a qualified instructor. For a short period the instructor, seated behind the Scout, handed over control to the Scout.
On the Sunday morning the Chief Flying Instructor gave a talk on airfield safety, the instrumentation in the cockpit and the control surfaces of the glider. There were questions to ensure that the Scouts had understood how a glider flew and that they would be safe on an airfield.
All Scouts gained the Basic Aviation Skills badge.
COUNTY ACTIVITY OPPORTUNITIES 2014
The 2014 Activity brochure is now available with the booking form.
Due to a late cancellation there are 10 places on the Winter Walking Weekend 14th to 16th March. This is in Snowdonia. Contact the County Office for more information.
CONFERENCE DATES FOR 2014
There are two Conference days planned. Beaver Scout and Cub Scout Leaders on the 10th May 2014 and Scout, Explorer Scout and Network Leaders on 11th May 2014. Further details will be sent out after Christmas. Put the date in your diaries.