Hi 

Hemel Hempstead District Scout Council
Have pleasure in inviting you to our Annual General Meeting

Venue: Hemel Hempstead Scouts’ District HQ, Gravel Hill Spring, Gravel Lane, Hemel Hempstead  HP1 1RZ

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Time: 7.30pm for refreshments, the meeting will start at 8.00pm

RSVP and enquiries:  Tracey Merridan – District Administrator (Email: admin@hemel-scouts.co.uk)

Details of how to nominate someone (or yourself) to stand as a trustee for 2019/20 will be circulated a few weeks before the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Keith Gower

District Chairman

Hi 

Hemel Hempstead District Scout Council
Have pleasure in inviting you to our Annual General Meeting

Venue: Hemel Hempstead Scouts’ District HQ, Gravel Hill Spring, Gravel Lane, Hemel Hempstead  HP1 1RZ

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Time: 7.30pm for refreshments, the meeting will start at 8.00pm

RSVP and enquiries:  Tracey Merridan – District Administrator (Email: admin@hemel-scouts.co.uk)

Details of how to nominate someone (or yourself) to stand as a trustee for 2019/20 will be circulated a few weeks before the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Keith Gower

District Chairman

Please find details attached of the County’s 2020 expedition to Malibeni, Swaziland.

We have had participants and leaders attend the two previous trips and come back full of enthusiasm having experienced something very different to the trips we have been able to offer.

I would be grateful if you could circulate the documents attached to Scouts aged 13+ and their parents so they can decide if this is something they wish to consider.

Thanks
Russ

Young Person – 2020 APPLICATION

Young Person – Inivitation to Apply

Hi

We’re now 7 weeks away from our “bring-a-friend” Promise Renewal event on 23rd April, so we now need to think about manning each of the activities.

Staff from Phasels Wood will man some of the activities (those which require special training authorisation).

As parents have been asked to supervise their children, we need any leaders who are available that evening to support the event by helping run activities to ensure everything is open.

The time-slots and tasks which need help are as follows:

  • 3.00pm – 5.00pm – setting up the activities & check-in desk
  • 4.30pm – 7.00pm – marshalling the car park
  • 4.30pm – 5.30pm – distribution of wristbands/check-in
  • 5.00pm – 6.30pm – Beaver & Cub activities
  • 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Scout & Explorer Activities

Jane Harding has agreed to co-ordinate the rota for the evening – please email her if you’re available: E.Jane.Harding@hotmail.co.uk

Activity instructions and final details will be sent out a week or so before the event.

Regards

Russ

Hi ,

Following requests from leaders, particularly in our district, Phasels Wood are running a short course on food hygiene on the morning of 24th March. The course description is:

Giving an understanding of food storage and preparation for camps and residential experiences. This course will cover a brief explanation of legal requirements, how to handle at risk foods , understanding allergens and maintaining a hygienic camp.

This course has been designed for anyone who does not have experience of catering at camp. Please pass this message onto any of your leaders who may benefit from this course.

There is a small charge for the course, which you may like to discuss with your Group Executive as a claimable expense for “ongoing learning”.

To book visit the Phasels Wood website https://www.phaselswood.org.uk/training-courses

Russ

Booking will open 6.30pm 1st March 2019. Priority will be given to those who have not done this before.

Powerboating 24th March 2019

Power Coxswain Activity Badge

Bury Lake Rickmansworth 9.15 for prompt 9.30 start – 16.00 Cost £15

Power boating uses exciting, awesome power machines that require skill and knowledge to master, but give the opportunity for anyone to try. Different types of power boat include wet bikes, rigid inflatables (RIBs) and power cruisers. Power boats can also be used as work boats or rescue boats, but all of them, from the solid, dependable diesel open boats to rubber dinghies with outboards, require skill and knowledge and can be great fun.

Scout Power Coxswain Activity Badge

  1. Choose and identify the boat you will use.
  2. Choose the waters you will visit.
  3. Identify the features and hazards of this water.
  4. Learn what the rules are for boating on the water you’re using.
  5. Wear the proper clothing and make sure you have the correct equipment for your craft.

Complete the following steps under proper supervision:

6. Locate the engine and know how to start and stop it safely.
7. Take part in a man overboard drill.
8. Launch and recover your craft (if that’s possible) and come alongside. Moor and berth your craft.
9. Control the speed and direction of your craft to steer around a course or on a journey.

Young people will be appropriately supervised by an activity permit holder or a qualified external instructor. The activity will follow the activity rules in the Policy and Organisation Rules. Find out more at www.scouts.org.uk/a-z

Booking is via the Hemel District Website http://www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/activities/powerboating/

All information will be sent via email once booking is made.

Hi 

The next Scout/Explorer linking event will be on Tuesday 26th March.  The activity will be Bungee Trampolining and Pedal Carts – details on the attached flyer.

Please could you email desa@hemelexplorers.org.uk (by 28th February) to advise the names and contact details of scouts from your Troop who should be invited (those who are due to move up to Explorers after Easter).

Also, if you or any of your other scout leaders would like to come along, you’d be more than welcome.

Russ, Maureen & Frank

Hi

Here’s a round up of recent activities from our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hemel-scouts):

 

To add your group’s events to the Facebook page, please email dc@hemel-scouts.co.uk to be added as a contributor to the Facebook page.

 

Dates to note:

  • 08/03/19 – deadline for the Jamboree Family Quiz Night

 

Forthcoming events (www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/diary)

 

Happy Scouting

Russ

Hi

Here’s a round up of recent activities from our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hemel-scouts):

 

To add your group’s events to the Facebook page, please email dc@hemel-scouts.co.uk to be added as a contributor to the Facebook page.

 

Dates to note:

  • 08/03/19 – deadline for the Jamboree Family Quiz Night

 

Forthcoming events (www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/diary)

 

Happy Scouting

Russ

Hi 

Please find details attached for this year’s Promise Renewal event – to be held at Phasels Wood on Tuesday 23rd April following last year’s very successful format.

For this year’s event, we will be trialling online payments direct from parents – this will save a huge amount of time by you and the event admin team, writing out parent’s details and filling in forms!

Please prepare to distribute these forms the first week back after half term and put a note in your diary to be there too. Parents will be asked to accompany young people around the activities but we still need around 50 adults to make the event happen – Jane Harding has agreed to co-ordinate the rota and we’ll send details of how to sign up for to help during half term.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks

Russ