Climbing Tower and High Zip Wire Training Course

17th/18th November 2018

At Willesley Scout Campsite, Ashby De La Zouch.

Over the weekend we shall be training participants in the use of the climbing tower and high zip wire on the Scout campsite at Willesley.

  • You will be taught how to set up and conduct both climbing and abseiling on the climbing tower.
  • You will be taught how to put people onto the zip wire properly and how to take them off at the bottom.

There will be no charge for this course.

It will start at 09.30 on the Saturday and run till about 16.00

Sunday will be the same.

You should bring a packed lunch with you on both days.

On the Climbing Tower
For a simple belay and set up permit, if you show that you are competent then you could get assessed for a permit during the weekend. For more advanced permits you may have to gain more experience with a permit holder before applying.

On the High Zip Wire
If you show that you are competent on the zip wire then you could get a local campsite permit over the weekend.

The only requirement to attend this course is that in return you give some of your future time to help on activity sessions at Willesley Scout Campsite.

If you wish to attend could you please contact me directly, my details are below.


Peter Bailey 07710 306152/01530 417920
A.C.C.(Activities); A.D.C.(Activities & Permits); County climbing assessor.

All Leaders Meeting – Oct 2nd

Hi all,

Our next all leaders meeting takes place on Tuesday 2nd Oct at LE3.

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

Yvonne has offered to prepare any badge orders you may have ready for Tuesday for you if you drop her an email at the equipment department.

Hope to see many of you there on Tuesday.



Steve Dowell
District Commissioner
Leicester South West District Scouts

WSJ – Curry Night

Autumn and Matthew, two 42nd Leicester (Glenfield) Scout Group Explorers, are fund raising for their trip to the World Scout Jamboree in America – 2019.

They will be hosting a curry night at the Chef and Spice Restaurant on 1st October and would love to see you there.

To book a place please email or phone/txt 07565 752 526

Tickets are £15 per person, with £9 of this going to the WSJ funds.

More details below


Four Week Challenge

We know lots of sections need more adult support.

This lively workshop will explain how to use the 4 week challenge to entice and retain new adults within your section, and will cover some of the hints and tips to make sure you get results.

Where: Leicestershire County Office LE3
When: Tuesday 4th September

This workshop has been specifically requested buy the Leicestershire County and is delivered buy the Regional Services Team.

Any adult with a role in Scouting is welcome to attend.

Book via the online training calendar:



European Scout Jamboree.

Leicestershire Scouts are recruiting four leaders to form a unit to attend the next European Scout Jamboree.

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in an international experience with full support before, during and after the event.

You don’t have to be in any specific section to be part of the leadership team,
you just need to have a sense of adventure and great team building and leadership skills.

For more information click here Leicestershire European Jamboree Recruit Issue 1