Sat 15th & Sun 16th June – Sailing Sessions
We are offering sessions, for people with or without experience to come and have a go on the water.
These sessions will be held in Pico’s, wayfarer’s and Laser 2000’s depending upon size and ability.
Qualified Instructors will run the sessions with safety cover provided.
There are no pre-requisites for these sessions; it’s aimed at anyone from eight upwards including adults!
The sessions are:
Saturday:- 09:30 – 12:30 or 13:30 – 16:30pm
Sunday:- 09:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 – 16:00.
There are 10 places available per session and will be given on a first come basis. The cost for each place is £7.50.
The above event is to be held at 89th Sea scouts, Reacliffe Road, Leek ST13 8PP.
Interested on getting on the Water? Then contact The County Office
2019 marks the last #YouShape month as youth shaped Scouting becomes a more integral part of our programme, as with previous years there are a range of resources available to inspire your youth shaped programme as well as the opportunity to grab your last #YouthShape badge!
For the past few years, February has been #YouShape month, promoting young people working in partnership with adults to shape their scouting adventure, and giving them the opportunity to lead.
Why not try ‘Pizza review’ for getting programme ideas for Beavers or a Debate night for your Explorers, there are a range of resources available for every section on the Scouts website, these can be accessed by clicking here.
The Mountain Team have taken on board the demand for the Hillwalking courses and have added an additional date to this years calendar. They will be offering a course to cover training only (NO ASSESMENTS). The details are below.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a 1st come basis
Course Dates: April 6th and 7th 2019.
Venue: Edale Car Park. SK124853 on the Saturday and Sunday mornings. (subject to change, see below).
Times: 9.45 am to 5.00 pm
Places: Maximum of 20.
Please contact the County Office to book a place.
Description: This course will provide training in all aspects of the Scout requirements of the T1 Hill Walking permit. It will focus on navigation techniques, route planning, group management, equipment etc. The course will be aimed at leaders with little or no experience who may want to see if leading groups in the hills is for them, through to more experienced walkers who wish to improve their skills or even have the chance of a mock assessment. There will be no opportunity for assessment, as we plan to continue to base all assessments around the venue that we use in Snowdonia. There will be several County Instructors on hand and the training will be tailored to the needs of the trainees. We will be aiming for a ratio of 1 instructor to 4 trainees. On the Tuesday prior to that weekend there will be an evening theory session, giving trainees the chance to meet the team, cover some theory work, POR etc and plan routes for the weekend. This will run from 7.30 to 9.30 at a location to be determined, but probably a Scout HQ in Stafford. As a result of this meeting the venue for Saturday or Sunday may change.
We have been trying to find a permanent District Commissioner for Potteries North District for some time now and we are now in a position to welcome a new DC to the role.
Following the search and interviews for the next District Commissioner I am pleased to say that Dale Harrison has agreed to take on the role, this will start from 1st February 2019. I am sure you will congratulate Dale and give your support to him in the role as he looks forward to taking Potteries North along the next stage of its Scouting journey.
I am sure that you will join me in thanking Colin Greatbatch and Don Longhurst for everything they have done during the interregnum, leaving a solid base for the new DC.
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