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The Sou’Wester newsletter also carries information about what’s coming up in addition to what has already happened.

St Georges Day Parade

Location: Charles Wilson Sports Hall, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester

Time:  Sunday 22nd April 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

All groups to meet before the parade at 1.30 pm at the grass area between Victoria Park Car Park (Granville Road) and the War Memorial.  There will be a sign for each District to go and form up as directed.

Parade Route: Along side of Victoria Park towards DeMontfort Hall.

Attire: Uniform is expected to be worn as per your group’s requirements.

Black shoes should be worn (trainers to be avoided wherever possible, but black to be worn if necessary)

Collection: There will be a collection on the day for: Toys on the Table

We will have a table available on arrival for anyone who would like to donate a brand new toy to this fantastic charity, otherwise there will be a collection during the Scouts Own.

SW District Programme Challenge (Winter – iLearn)

The first phase of the 2018 Programme Challenge has now closed and we move to the Spring Challenge (iDiscover)

Those who requested badges will receive the iLearn one shortly.

If you have any evidence that you would like to share in the form of photographs, scrapbooks etc please let us see them and of course let Sarah Wignall our webmaster have copies of any photographs so that she can put them up.


Well done all those who have completed this part of the Challenge and good luck with the next !

Cubs Athletics Badge

The Cubs Athletics Badge morning will be held on Saturday April 28th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium.

Costs will be £2 per child.

For more information please contact Val Beck



Unfortunately the City DCs have made the very difficult decision to cancel this weekends Wake up the Wood event. It isn’t something we have done lightly as none of us like to cancel events; however we have had to take the extreme weather into consideration. Whilst we may never get the inches of promised snow, the arctic temperatures also need to be taken into consideration.

We just want to thank each and every one of you for volunteering to give up some of your time to help us “Wake up the Woods” and I am sure we will try again soon!!!


Lianne, Steve and Jon

City DCs

Commonwealth Day 2018

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Competition for Young People

We celebrate Commonwealth Day every year on the second Monday of March.

This year it is held on 12 March. Across the world the family of 2.4 billion people from 52 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe come together to:

  • renew friendship
  • learn from our differences
  • and celebrate our achievements.

It is also a time for us to talk and think about the theme that has been chosen for the year. This year’s theme is:

‘Towards a Common Future’.

The Lord-Lieutenant, Lady Gretton, who is The Queen’s representative for Leicester and Leicestershire, invites young people to enter her Commonwealth Competition by thinking about what brings people together from different countries and cultures to become friends.

Please submit a short story, a poem, a drawing, or a painting, which celebrates friendship across cultures. You can use a pen, a computer, or a paint brush!

The competition is open to children in the following age categories:

  • up to 7 years
  • 7 – 11 years

Lady Gretton will hold a special reception at County Hall for the winners and their families or carers when she will present certificates and prizes.

Please note that the maximum size for entries is A3.

Entries can be posted or emailed to the address below. The closing date for entries is 22nd April 2018.

Please submit your entries to:

The Lieutenancy Office
County Hall

Or email Lieutenancyoffice@leics.gov.uk

Please do remember to include your name, age, and school or home address, and a contact number or email, with your entry. Every entry will receive a certificate signed by the Lord-Lieutenant. Good luck everyone!