Farnham District Scout Council – District Treasurer Vacancy

District Treasurer

The District (FDSC) is a registered charity and the role are not only essential to the successful running of the District, but are required Trustees under charity regulation.

In summary the District provides support to the Scout Groups and District Units, ensuring training is promoted and accessible, organising Family Camp, supporting sectional camps and providing financial support/consolidation to District events.  The District is responsible for the management of Garners Field campsite.

Attached are summary role description to give an idea of the responsibilities of  the role within Farnham District, these compliment the official Scout Association roles that can be viewed via this link: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/4077

FDSC – Treasurer of Farnham District Executive Committee

If you are interested in the role and would like more information please do contact me.

 

Ann-Marie Vinnicombe – District Commissioner – DC@farnhamscouting.com

Farnham Scout Shop

Farnham Scout Shop will be reopening on Saturday 17th April 2021.

For the time being, the shop will only be open from 9:30 to 12noon on Saturdays during school terms times as well as half term.

Once we feel there is a sufficient requirement we will be opening again on Thursday evenings.

 

Our pricing policy remains as set by Scout Store and in general our prices match those found at Scout Store’s on-line shop – by buying at the Farnham District Scout Shop you avoid P & P, return any profits to local scouting, can see the goods first hand (albeit currently with some vid restrictions) plus Leaders if authorised can charge goods to their Group Account.

The Shop remains at: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/ourshop/ with all details.

Should you have any queries on the above (or indeed any aspect of the Farnham Scout Shop) please feel free to contact Roy; Scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com or day/evening 01428 – 607848.

When the time is right for you we looking forward to seeing you back at the Farnham District Scout Shop

 

 

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Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

 

 

 

7th Elstead Remembrance Video

 

                                                           

                                                                 

                                              

                                                           

 

                                                                           

 

 

 

 

Readiness Risk Level moves to RED in England

The Scout Association has announced that for the duration of the 4 week lockdown the Readiness Risk Level moves to RED in England.

E-mails should have been received by all members.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/getting-back-together-safely/the-readiness-levels-across-uk-scouts/

This means that all face to face scouting must cease from Thursday 5th November 2020.

Each Volunteer, Section, Groups/Unit will decide on the level of virtual Scouting that they can provide – all decisions will be respected and full support given in all circumstances.

Both the District Scout Shop and Garners Field will close during this 4 week lockdown.

I will let you know once the TSA changes their risk level and the conditions of that level.

Please stay safe and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Farnham District Scout Council
Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Council
T: +44 (0)7410381071 | E: dc@farnhamscouting.com | W: https://www.farnhamscouting.com

From tomorrow in England there can be no face-to-face activity with young people or adult volunteers, in accordance with…

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Farnham Scout Shop

Farnham District Scout Shop Re-Opening

Farnham Scout Shop will be reopening on Saturday September 19th 2020.

For the time being, the shop will only be open from 9:30 to 12noon on Saturdays during school terms times as well as half term.

Once we feel there is a sufficient requirement we will be opening again on Thursday evenings.

There will be a few changes to how we manage the shop and a copy of the customer instructions as below will be posted on the doors.

For any Group requiring badges in quantity please contact our Badge Secretary Denise (badges@farnhamscouting.com) – given the current climate please forgive us if there is a little longer delay than usual in obtaining your badges and letting you know they are ready for collection at the shop.

Our pricing policy remains as set by Scout Store and in general our prices match those found at Scout Store’s on-line shop – by buying at the Farnham District Scout Shop you avoid P & P, return any profits to local scouting, can see the goods first hand (albeit currently with some vid restrictions) plus Leaders if authorised can charge goods to their Group Account.

We are very lucky to have a team of volunteers to enable the opening of the shop and I wish to thank them for all the past of future commitments, particularly Roy Tubbs, Shop Manager who has worked hard ensuring the shop is safe to open again.

The Shop remains at: https://farnhamscouting.com/website/ourshop/ with all details.

Should you have any queries on the above (or indeed any aspect of the Farnham Scout Shop) please feel free to contact Roy; Scoutshop@farnhamscouting.com or day/evening 01428 – 607848.

When the time is right for you we looking forward to seeing you back at the Farnham District Scout Shop

 

 

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Farnham District Scouts – Meeting Suspension

Following the Government statement given earlier today, the message below has been sent out by Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner, Scouts.

Based on this Farnham District Scout Groups, District Explorer Units, District Network Unit and Scout Active Support Units meetings will be suspended until further notice.

Further communications will be made in regard to events, training courses and Garner’s Field in due course.

Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any concerns.

Thank you

Ann-Marie Vinnicombe
District Commissioner
Farnham District Scout Council

dc@farnhamscouting.com

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Dear all,

I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.

Late this afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

Suspension of face-to-face activities

Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.

We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.

Government advice

The Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Events

Given the latest Government guidance, we are cancelling the following events:

  • Day of Celebration at Windsor
  • Beaver and Cub Fundays at Gilwell Park and Woodhouse Park
  • Gilwell 24

We will be communicating to specific audiences about these event cancellations over the next week. We’d ask that you wait for this information to be sent out rather than contacting us immediately, due to the volume of enquiries we are currently receiving.

Event organisers

If you or your team are involved in organising any future Scout events, you will now need to review these plans and risk assessments given this new guidance.

Jamborees and other large events

If applicable, we suggest you regularly check the websites of relevant large-scale events, for example, Jamborees and camps, for specific updates from the organisers.

European Jamboree

The organisers of the European Jamboree 2020 in Poland have shared this update and continue to add to their frequently asked questions on the changing situation here. If applicable, please continue to monitor these updates.

Scout trips abroad

We asked the Government (the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) for clarity about youth groups travelling abroad, as the current advice only specifies school trips. We will let you know when we receive an update.

As well as the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the latest information, guidance and travel advice, along with details of any restrictions – which must be followed.

Travel insurance

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation may have implications for your travel insurance. Check with your insurers directly about the levels of cover. If you have taken insurance through Unity, they have provided an update here.

Scout Information Centre

The Scout Information Centre will only be able to deal with emails and web chat until further notice. As you can imagine, we are experiencing an unprecedented level of enquiries at the moment, so please use the Government guidance as your primary reference where possible.

Keeping you updated

The Government have now committed to daily briefings. So we can keep you up to date, we have created a webpage: scouts.org.uk/coronavirus which we’ll update from tomorrow.

Doing our bit

I think we all agree that it’s in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don’t put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.

Scouting at home

We are planning to share activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.

Thank you

As always, I want to say a big thank you for everything you do for Scouts. By checking and following the latest Government advice and by taking a calm and measured approach, we can continue to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.

Best wishes,

Tim Kidd

UK Chief Commissioner

Scouts

 

Farnham District Training Day – Saturday 14th March 2020

Open to All Adult Volunteers

9am to 11am – Safeguarding course https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/mandatory-safeguarding-training/

11:30am to 1:30pm – Safety course https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/mandatory-safety-training/

From 10am (approx. 2hrs) – Raft build training and permit assessment https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/raft-build-train…ermit-assessment/

2pm to 4:30pm – Skills Bases – turn up and, learn.

  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Fire Lighting
  • Camp Lighting
  • Knives/Axes
  • Hammocks
  • Map and compass
  • Digital Maker

Any queries please do not hesitate to e-mail: dc@farnhamscouting.com

 

Into the 21st Century!!

Hurrah, Hurrah!!

Hot News folks……

Our thriving Scout Shop, based in Daniel Hall now takes credit and debit cards.

Yes you can now pay for your scouting goodies by whipping out your piece of plastic, instead of having to remember cash or go to the local ATM.

We can pretty much take them all, including American Express – if you have one.