Jamboree Japan 2015
Many congratulations to Sophie, one of our Explorer Scouts who has been accepted onto the Enfield District Contingent. I understand the selection process was very intense. Well done Sophie!
Beavers have been trialling a Scout management system called “Online Scout Manager” which enables you to see programme information, sign up for parent help, and from next term, subs payments. Soon you will receive an email invitation to use this system. You can simply save the invitation and click on the secure personal link with no need to logon. If you wish you can create a logon account for yourself if you find it easier, the choice is yours, follow the on screen instructions.
Please support Kim as she is finding her feet in the new group. The parents’ rota is in place in order to provide support. Our newly recruited leaders are also settling in. I am personally going to be mentoring the Cub leadership team aver the next few weeks. At the end of the meeting parents are welcome to come in and line up along the back of the hall. When Cubs are dismissed they will remain in position until we recognise a parent inside the hall.
Parent Help Rotas (all sections)
These are in place to support the leaders. Please sign up though My.Scout or simply inform a leader of date(s) you are able to help. We hope this is a better system than us allocating dates to you which we will do if weeks are left uncovered. Thank you for your support helping us to deliver more exciting programmes. There are still some beaver weeks uncovered.
There are still a few outstanding to collect. If you wish to play electronically this term let us know if this is easier for you. I will be contacting those outstanding this week.
We need to have an Executive Committee for both groups. This is like a governing body and is required by the Scout Association and Charity Commission. Many thanks to Neil Harvey, an ex Scout and long standing Assistant Scout Leader with the 13th for offering to be Treasurer for the 13th and to Ian Buswell for continuing as Treasurer for the 6th. I am acting Chair for both groups at present. We welcome nominations for Chair, Secretary and other executive roles. If you fell you can help in this way please do contact to me. Expected commitment is one meeting a term.
Enfield District Scouts organise the fireworks display in The Town each year and it is a huge fundraiser that subsidises many Scouting activities in the district. If you would like to help as a marshal or steward (without children being with you on the night) please contact me as more stewards are needed this year. Full briefings are given before the event and it is an enjoyable role on the night. If you are buying tickets in advance please do use the event website: http://www.enfieldfireworks.com/ and very importantly enter our group code: “6th Enfield” or “13th Enfield” into the message box during paypal checkout. If you enter our code, we get a cut of the profits! It is that easy. Free money for us!
Once a term I have to submit census figures to Headquarters for our groups. This is anonymous aggregated data which includes ethnic origin and any disabilities. The purpose of this is to help with planning at a national level. I am not supposed to “guess” this data so could you please help me out by completing this very simple online census form. The data you supply will not be explicitly stored against your child’s record, and I won’t have to ask you again. Pease complete this ASAP (now J please) so I can provide returns by the end of the week.
Please help us if there is an event or activity that requires you to sign up and/or pay by doing so before the specified cut off date and following the sign up instructions given. Late applications cause a huge amount of additional work on our part and require us to contact event organisers outside of our group. In future no late applications will be accepted.
Four of our Scouts are preparing to be let loose in the Chiltern Hills for the annual 20k hike competition on 19th October. They had an excellent training hike on Sunday after Church Parade. Good luck team!
These newsletters are now published on our website under the “newsletter” category.
Group Scout Leader
6th Enfield & 13th Enfield