The Viewpoint Newsletter provides information to all the Adults involved in Scouting in the Arundel and Littlehampton District.
ˇ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2002 has seen some dramatic changes to Scouting in the UK and in A&L District, bringing a new programme to allow the future to be very bright. The District Commissioner and the District Team wish you all a peaceful Christmas season and would like to thank you for you hard work in 2002 and wish you well in the year to come.
ˇ Carnival Floats It has come to light that due to insurance law, the Scout Association Insurance policy does not cover members of the Scout Association for travelling on the back of lorries etc. in carnival type processions. The only way that members can take part in this activity is when the driver of the lorry/vehicle has specific insurance for this purpose. If the driver has not got this insurance then he will be breaking the law if he carries persons on the back, as well as those persons not being covered by any insurance. So please check when hiring/borrowing vehicles and insure such insurance cover is present.
ˇ Explorer Scouts Acting Explorer Scout Leaders will be meeting at 1st East Preston HQ on 15th January 2003 @ 8.00pm to formulate the final plans to fully implement the Explorer Section in Arundel & Littlehampton. If you want to put your point of view across, please either tell your acting Explorer Scout Leader or contact the District Explorer Scout Commissioner Ian Buckman email@example.com who will be only too pleased to listen.
Soon after this meeting has taken place a young peoples meeting will take place (TBA) to ensure that Explorer Scout themselves have a say in their future.
ˇ Chalton Chase The West Sussex County Night Exercise Hike is again being run by the Youth Service on 25th 26th January 2003. Age range for this event is 15 to 20. There are team places available for novice as well as experienced walkers. For more information please see your GSL or the DC for information this event a leaflet will have been sent to every Group. The contact for this event of Martin Tomlinson, Senior Manager Youth Service, Fernleigh Centre, 40 North Street, Chichester PO19 1LX. 01243 777210 or 01243 776322. firstname.lastname@example.org
ˇ Badge Shop The Badge Shop is now under new management. Wyn Ayling, after 8 years of sterling work at the helm has decided to hang up her order forms for the last time. Thank you Wyn.
A new badge secretary has been appointed. New contact details are: - Dawn Burgess, email@example.com The resemblance to the DCs contact details is purely coincidental. As with Wyn, please either post (or drop through the door) your order using the yellow order form or now you can email your requirements to the address above.
An electronic version of the order form will be available shortly. Orders will not however, be dispatched or allowed to be taken away, until payment has been received in full. The badge secretary can be visited at any reasonable time day/evening, but please phone before arrival to confirm availability and to avoid disappointment. Not all badges are kept in stock so please plan ahead.
ˇ Free Activity Training The Clive Packham Memorial Fund is giving money to pay for training to support activities for young people. This includes adventurous activities such as mountaineering and water sports. Copies of a leaflet giving more details of this exceptional offer are available from your GSL/Group Contact or the DC. Details are also available on the District Web Site www.al-scouts.org.uk/training/cpmf/ . Please note that this offer is only available to those under 25 years old.
Details required - Name/Group/Section/Certificate Held/Expiry Date
We would also welcome information on any other First aid courses you may have done through work etc. Please either phone our ADC (Adult Training) - Julie Dixon -or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
ˇ District AGM Please note the date of the 2003 District AGM will be 26th June 2003. The venue, Arundel Castle will be provided courtesy of our President His Grace the Duke of Norfolk.
ˇ Proposed Climbing/Abseiling Leaders Courses 2002
Date Course Min/Max Cost
5th April Abseiling/Climbing Wall Leaders Course 8/12 Ł10.00
10th /11th June Southern Sandstone Leaders Course 4/8 Ł20.00
TBA Single Pitch Leaders Course 4/6 Ł20.00
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the course will not be run. Once the maximum number is reached anyone else will be offered a place on the next course. If it becomes necessary due to a high demand, extra course may be added to the above.
NEXT COPY DATE: 6th January 2003 ALL COPY to Prue Payne email@example.com
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