Newsletter provides information to all the Adults involved in Scouting in
the Arundel and Littlehampton District.
Records Bureau Forms–
Please note that Sections E & F DO NOT now need to
be completed by applicants.
Section C - An applicant MUST enter all former
birth/maiden surnames and forenames where applicable, especially if a
cross is entered in the MRS or MS field or a title is entered in the
Section D – You must ensure that all previous addresses
for the last 5 years (a full 60 Months) are entered correctly,
especially the FROM and TO dates which must abut leaving no gaps of
Section H – In addition to the upper box, please persuade
applicants to also sign the lower box. Failure to do so will cause
delays and CRB rejection and insistence on the production of up to 7
The minimum requirement is at least ONE Class 1 identity document i.e.
passport or driving licence (photo or paper) or a birth certificate that
was issued within 12 months of date of birth. If none of these documents
are available please contact Scout Association RECORDS DEPT for advice.
Please ensure the date of birth in Section X is the same as in
The Scout Association DOES NOT accept CRB Disclosures issued to an
applicant via another organisation. (See information sent to GSL/Group
Beavers Trip to
have decided to arrange a District Beaver trip to Drusilla’s Park on
Saturday 7th June 2003.
Total cost will be £12.50. Unfortunately we need definite number to
book the coaches so we are asking for a £5.0 non-returnable (after
booking) deposit before 21st March to get the best deals.
For more details contact Viv Turner (ADC Beavers)
Day/Pioneering Course –
The county will be
running these two events during the weekend of 30th/31st
August 2003 at Lodge Hill they are designed at leaders and other adults
who light want to learn new skills (Pioneering/Map & Compass/Backwoods
Cooking/Camp Ovens) or brush up on ones they may have forgotten. Full
details have been sent out but if you need more info email Melvyn
Details of the St.Barnabas Hospice Fundraising events have been included
with the paper version of the newsletter. If you have not seen it please
ask you GSL or Group Contact. Details will also appear in the District
diary. Please try and support this good cause.
Thank you to the GSL’s and others in the District for collating the
Census this year. I would like to thank particularly Prue for pulling it
all together. This years total was slightly down on last year from 759
to 752 so well done to everyone for retaining members. Scouting is alive
and well the A & L.
These two years will start to become familiar to all of you who attend
section leader meetings.
Obviously 2007 marks the 100 years of Scouting and throughout the year a
series of events will be held worldwide celebrating this milestone. The
UK has the honour of
hosting the World Jamboree in 2007 and this will be held in July/August
2007. The jamboree is not the only event to happen in the UK during 2007
so planning is starting early.
Our president His Grace the Duke of Norfolk hopes to able to offer us a
camping ground for a District Camp sometime in summer ‘07 within the
Arundel Estates, (details still to be discussed over the next couple of
years or so).
We must also consider Home Hospitality nearly 120 from all over the
world will need to be accommodated before and/or after the Jamborees. If
you think you may be able to put up some Scouts either year please let
us know when we send forms around to officially request help in the near
Start planning for 2005/2007 today.
Diary Dates –
a full 2002/2003 programme see
The District Diary is
now available in a new improved format on the web so you can see details
of the events, such as time and venue and displayed in a calendar
You will however need
a password to access this. If you have not got a password or have
forgotten it please email
and one will be sent. Only registered Leaders and Helpers will be issued
with a password for security reasons, so please send details of your
appointment and Scout Group as well as your name. i.e. FRED SMITH ASL
COPY DATE: 25th January 2003 ALL COPY to Prue Payne