ylWe’ve now booked the date for the County Young Leaders’ Training Weekend for next year. This will again be held at Beaudesert and will follow a similar format to previous years. It will be the weekend of 30th January to 1st February 2015 and more details will be sent out later this year.

A reminder of other County events your Explorers & Units may be interested in:

• 3rd – 5th October 2014 – Explorer & Network Challenge Weekend. This will be held at Beaudesert and will include wide games on Cannock Chase, challenges around Beaudesert and time to socialise. Details will be sent out from the County Youth Team shortly. Any Explorer or Network member can attend.

• 8th November 2014 – Youth Conference for Scouts, Explorers & Network (there will be another name for the conference – at the moment it’s conference). This will be held in Stafford and will be for invited Scouts, Explorers & Network members (representatives from each District). Details will be sent out in September / early October.

Provisional dates for Duke of Edinburgh Award:

• 6th – 8th March 2015 – Bronze DofE Training weekend at Beaudesert.

• 18th – 19th April; 6th – 7th June; 18th – 19th July 2015 – Bronze expedition weekends that can be used for training, practice or qualifying expeditions. Assessors will be available at all weekends.


Bruce Field
County Scout Network Commissioner