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Welcome to Leicester South West District’s website. Choose what you would like to see using the menu in the purple bar above. Do keep an eye on the Diary page as that is where advance notice of important District events and meetings is published.

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

District AGM – Tuesday 25th June – 7:30pm (County Scout HQ)

The District AGM fast approaches and here is the notification of the business side of the evening plus a nomination form for elected members

Attendance is open to all as we celebrate another fantastic year of Scouting in South West

Membership of the District Executive is an important role as Trustees of the District supporting the District commissioner in the management and financial areas of the District

Please get your nominations to Chris Hay by the 15th of June in order that we can prepare for any possible election process.

YIS

Graham

All Leaders Meeting – Scout Shop Sale

There will be a number of discounted Scout Shop items for sale 30 minutes prior to, and shortly after, the All Leaders meeting.

As a reminder the all leaders meeting is on Tuesday 7th May at LE3.

Coffee and cakes will be available from 7pm with the meeting starting at 7.30pm.

In addition If you are wanting anything from the Equipment department that night if you email in advance what you would like Yvonne and the team will happily get it ready for you.

All Leaders Meeting – 7th May

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that the next all leaders meeting is on Tuesday 7th May at LE3.

Coffee and cakes will be available from 7pm with the meeting starting at 7.30pm.

If you are wanting anything from the Equipment department that night if you email in advance what you would like Yvonne and the team will happily get it ready for you.

Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday and enjoy the bank holiday sunshine!

YIS

Steve

Steve Dowell

District Commissioner
Leicester South West District Scouts

www.leicestersouthwestscouts.org.uk

Wake Up The Woods – 2019

Dear All,

The City District DCs and the Johns Lee Wood team would like to invite all Explorers, Network members and leaders across the City Districts to come and help us Wake up the Woods on Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March!  We would like to get it ready for all the fun and adventure the year will bring to many scouting groups, within our city districts and beyond.

In small teams we will be help the wardens clear the site.  Some of the tasks will include coppicing, clearing the camp sites from the recent tree felling and much more!    (Please note steel toe cap boots or strong walking boots will be needed for some of these tasks – gloves and other safety equipment will be provided.)

This will be a free event and food will be provided throughout the weekend.  We will also be providing the opportunity to try archery, shooting and climbing on the Sunday morning as a massive thank you for all your help and support.  In order to try and make the most of activities we would appreciate it if you could indicate the preference of activities 1 being the activity the person attending would most like to do.  (Please don’t forget all explorers will need shooting permission forms.)

This is a great opportunity for people to get involved in the woods and could also go towards badge work, for example the Activity Service Centre badge for explorers and I am sure there would be a relevant virtual badge somewhere for network members!!! It would also be a good chance if anyone was interested in gaining an adventurous activity permit or helping out as a warden a taster of what’s involved.

Bookings for this event need to be in to Lianne Mason by 15th February using the Wake Up the Woods Booking Form 2019.  We will also need the Wake up the Woods Spreadsheet 2019 completed, if anyone has any questions please email lianne.mason@43rd.org.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!

Toys on the Table

South West Leicester District held its annual Christingle service on Monday, at Holy Apostles Church.

‘Toys on the Table’ were in attendance and were presented with a cheque, by Steve Dowell, as well as a considerable collection of toys.

In addition to the Christingle service, Scouts are supporting Toys on the Table by staffing a stand at Fosse park, with the following slots yet to fill:

Sunday 16th Dec
12 pm  –  2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm

Saturday 22nd Dec
12 pm  –  2 pm
2 pm – 4 pm
4 pm  – 6 pm

Sunday 23rd Dec
12 pm  –  2 pm
2 pm – 5 pm

If anyone is able to cover a slot, please contact Steve Dowell.