District News

From Pete West & family

Mum’s funeral will be on 28th December

11.145am – St. Mary & Joseph Catholic church, Boxmoor

1.20pm – West Herts Crematorium

2.30pm – Boxmoor Village Club

Please let us know if you’re planning to attend to help with catering.

Thank you

Pete

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:

  • 11/01/18 – deadline for YP RSVP for Emergency Aid Badge Day
  • 18/01/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Emergency Aid Badge Day

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

Happy Scouting

Russ

Hi

You may already have seen in your Scouting+ emails from Gilwell that the Nights Away Notification form was updated in September but I have had some old versions sent to me, so I have attached the new form again for everyone to keep on file.

Locally, we have also created an online version, which can be submitted via the URL below:

www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/nights-away

Thanks

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:

  • 11/01/18 – deadline for YP RSVP – Emergency Aid Badge Day
  • 18/01/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Emergency Aid Badge Day

 

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

Happy Scouting

Russ

OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS AND PREVIOUS MEMBERS WHO WISH TO CONTINUE – NOW IN IT’S 12th YEAR.

Scout/Explorer Leaders – please distribute to the members of your sections.

Please note: Everyone interested must register their interest including those on the current course (see below).

From Baden Powell’s initial ideals and Chief Scout Bear Gryll’s TV popularity, invitation to be part of this ever popular group. The course is constantly evolving, adding in new skills, new equipment, it just gets better and better.

  • Participate in the practical side of woodcraft and backwoods skills, camping without a tent.
  • Work in own age groups; scouts, explorers, adults & leaders.

Parents may join in too as long as they are DBS/CRB cleared by their Group.

It is fundamentally:

  • Designed for anyone from ‘Scouts (must be over 11) to Adults’ in the District.
  • Fun for all, no previous bushcraft experience required.
  • You need to have camped under canvas previously (with your own scout group).
  • Not requiring specialised equipment to take part as this is provided.
  • Allows you to try out something you have never done before and be more self sufficient.
  • Some of the many skills you may wish to try out:
  • Make a shelter from ‘tarp’ or natural materials and sleep in it.
  • Using a Knife, Axe and Saw in the Bushcraft way.
  • All you need to know about fires and starting them without a match.
  • Identifying and collecting wild foods.
  • Preparing and cooking animals and fish.
  • Making gadgets from natural materials.
  • How to collect and make safe drinking water.
  • Using and sleeping in a hammock
  • Opportunity for Scouts and Explorer Scouts to gain their Survival badge

Dates for 2019 are in the attached flyer.

If you wish to take part in this popular group for 2018 you will need to register or re-register (if existing member):

  1. Register your interest on-line only by emailing to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com
  2. Give your name (those taking part), date of birth (if under 18), scout group, address, contact Tel Nos.
  3. Be sure to put the dates on your calendar and register on-line to hemelbushcraft@btinternet.com

John & the bushcraft team

Bushcraft flyer 2019

Hi 

Please find details attached for the Emergency Aid badge day next January.

Date: Sunday 29th January 2019
Venue: Hobbs Hill Wood School, Peascroft Road HP3 8ER
Time: 1.45 – 4.00 pm

The Beavers will be learning the requirements for both Stage 1 & 2 badges.

If you wish your Colony to be part of this event, please return the money and forms to Maureen Shelley at 1 Crossfell Road HP3 8RB by Friday 18th January 2019.

If you have any queries, please contact me by email rjrivers@hotmail.co.uk

Yours in Scouting

Hi 

The next Scout/Explorer linking event will be on Wednesday 14th November.  The activity will be ‘Bet’s On’ – details on the attached flyer.  Please could you email desa@hemelexplorers.org.uk (by 31st October) to advise the names and contact details of scouts from your Troop who should be invited.

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

Russ, Maureen & Frank

This years competition will be held on Saturday Feb 23rd at 1st H.H. Scouts HQ, Queensway, Registration from 10 – 10.30 a.m.

Kits cost £ 5.00 (wood, wheels, axles) from which you make a car or vehicle of some sort and then they are raced on a special

track to see which car goes the fastest. Cars are raced in groups, the fastest cars from each group race in a final.

There are prizes for the best looking cars, split into age groups, and for the overall fastest and runner ups. Spectators are

welcome on the day. The event will finish around lunchtime. Snacks and drinks are available but you can bring your own. If your car

is eliminated from the races early on it is best to stay to the end, cheer on your mates and enjoy the rest of the racing, only cars left

on the competition table at the end are eligible for the best looking prizes. A template to help you with your design, ideas and tips

are available to download at www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/pinewoodderby questions email pinewood.derby@hemel-scouts.co.uk

 

For photos of previous events see the Facebook page.

Hi

Can you believe we’re racing towards the October half term break already?!

Congratulations to the Young Leader training team on a successful first session in over a year which took place last night – really pleased to have this up and running again.

If you’re coming to the awards evening tonight, see you there – we’ve got a record number of award recipients booked in so it should be a great night!

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:

  • 19/10/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Halloween Party
  • 19/10/18 – deadline for YP RSVP – Green Beret
  • 26/10/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Green Beret
  • 27/10/18 – deadline for YP RSVP – Haarlem Jamborette
  • 08/11/18 – deadline for YP RSVP – Badge Day for Cub Scouts
  • 09/11/18 – deadline for YP RSVP – Scientist Badge Day for Cub Scouts
  • 15/11/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Badge Day for Cub Scouts
  • 16/11/18 – deadline for YP RSVP – Pantomine
  • 16/11/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Scientist Badge Day for Cub Scouts
  • 21/11/18 – deadline for leaders to submit numbers for Pantomine

 

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

Happy Scouting

Russ

Unfortunately, due to slower than expected ticket sales, the winetasting evening has been cancelled.
Paypal payments have been refunded and other cheques/cash will be returned.