Garners goes Bananas is coming!
In fact it’s almost here. Have a look at the attached poster coming out very soon and you will see what we are talking about.
The launch party will be at Garners Field on Sunday 7th January from 12.00, everyone is welcome , I will circulate details soon.
It was great to see 200 Scouts parading through Farnham on Remembrance Sunday, I was very proud. Well done also to the groups who paraded in their villages, it was a good day for Scouting.
Congratulations to Kim White who has been awarded The County Commissioners Commendation.
This is the first one of these I have seen, it was given in this case for all the behind the scene work Kim has put is as a fund raiser and general enabler.
Kim was an ABSL and is now ASL at the 4ths. Well done Kim.
Family camp arrangements are underway and I would like to call a further meeting 23rd of January 8.15 at the Daniel Hall (Above The Scout Shop).
You will notice that I have added Deputy District Commissioner to my situations vacant list.
I have signed up as DC for another two years but it would be great to have someone shadowing me with a view to taking over in due course. Someone might like to just give it a try to see what is involved.
There will be a Young Leaders course at The 5ths hall in The Bourne on 17th January from 20.00-21.30. All young leaders including DofE people who are not members are required to do this course. I know a lot of you are not complying with this. It’s called module A and not difficult to deliver so please find out what is needed and deliver it. Ta.
We have been allocated an extra place at The Jamboree in 2019 so we now have 6 going, they have all been told, lucky lot!
Please support The 4ths and The 5ths both Groups have bids for grants on the Aviva site, please sign up and vote.
On The 18th November we had The County Chief Scouts Gold Award Ceremony at St Thomas on The Bourne Church.
We had 7 Deputy and Assistant County Commissioners and the awards were presented by David Munro who is Surrey Police Commissioner.
It was a good do and I would recommend St Thomas’s for functions in the future.
Our next First Aid course is on 24th February please contact Eric Goulding firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have asked Benita Middleton from County to do a Safeguarding session on 14th February 8pm at Garners. You can do this on line but the County presentation is well worth attending. You need to do this every 5 years.
We always welcome helpers at Garners on a Monday morning if anyone has the time.
Please have a look at the “dates for your diary” at the end of these notes and if you have anything to include in future please ask me.
Happy Scouting Christmas,
Young Leader co-ordinator
Deputy District Commissioner
Dates for your Diary
5th December District Executive 8pm Garners
7th December Sasu Christmas Dinner at Daniel Hall.7th January New Years gathering and launch of Garners goes Bananas campaign 12.00 Garners Field
23rd January Family Camp Meeting 20.15 at The Daniel Hall (3rds HQ).
6th February SASu planning meeting 8pm Garners (Its Tuesday as I cant do Monday)
14th February Safeguarding 8pm Garners
24th February First Aid Course 09.00- 16.00 Garners Field
6th March District Executive 8pm Garners
24th March Recruiting Seminar venue to be confirmed as Garners is not available (see attached poster)
20th– 22nd April Family Camp
11th-13th May 2018 Frantic. Farnham, Haslemere and Godalming’s adventure weekend with the Guides for all sections from Beavers to Network.
5th June District Executive 8pm Garners
23rd June Bazazz Surrey Beavers fun day at Merrist Wood near Guildford
12th July District AGM 8pm Garners everybody welcome!
25th October District Executive 8pm Garners