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Leicester South West District Conference

Saturday 29th October 2016

The District Conference is nearly here and is open to all Leaders, Executive Members and interested parents who work within our District.

The location is: Brockington College

Blaby Rd,
LE19 4AQ

The day will be split up into various workshop and presentations interspersed with the all important free lunch, coffee breaks, other interesting activities and of course the activity teams joining us for the lunchtime Market Place.

We will be joined by the National Chairman – Ann Limb, our Regional Commissioner – Sue Harris, a National Deputy Youth Commissioner and hopefully Jack Maxton the International Commissioner, together with a host of other specialists in their field to run the workshops.

The finalised Workshops (and you can chose 3!) are:

  • Are we using Social Media to best effect to manage and raise the profile of Scouting?
  • What is ‘Youth Shaped’? Are we really encouraging young people into leadership?
  • What do we really have to do with Risk Assessments, safety checks etc?
  • Programme Speed-Dating
  • Moving to use the Online Scout Manager (OSM)
  • Handling those ‘inclusion’ issues
  • Think you know? / Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) considerations
  • How do we get buy-in to international trips from our membership?

There is no requirement to wear uniform

The day starts at 9.00am with tea/coffee available and will finish at approximately 4.30pm

Booking form

Leicester ‘Monopoly’ Challenge

Dear Scouters,

Hopefully you will have been made aware some months back that the County Scout Section is running a monopoly type event based around Leicester Town Centre.

The event will take place on Sunday 25th September downloadbetween 10am and 4pm.

Teams are not rigid but ideally between 4 and 6 scouts plus an adult who holds a scout D.B.S.

Teams will need to meet at Victoria Park where they will be issued with full instructions and a map of the surrounding area.

Each team will need to have with them at least 1 smart phone. The aim will be to amass as many points as possible throughout the time duration by visiting different locations (points values will vary dependent upon location so scouts will need to decide on their own routes)

The cost is just £2 per team to cover the admin, a packed lunch will be required, and teams will need to make their own way to and from Victoria Park. The event can run with any number of teams and as such teams can be entered via a simple response to myself at any point up to midnight on Friday 23rd September.

Any questions please drop me a line.

Kindest Regards


Email: jonathon.kitching@ntlworld.com

Leicestershire Scouts