All members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the 1st Winchester Executive Committee held at 1st Place at 20:15. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday February 4th, 2020
Everything the 1st Winchester Group does depends on our volunteers. Many of you already do a lot to help, but we are still looking for some more new volunteers. In particular, we are looking for Beaver leaders on Monday evenings (Normans), Cubs leaders on Tuesdays; and Scouts on Thursday evenings (Greeks). We are also still looking for a new Assistant Group Scout Leader, for some new Executive Committee members and an Active Support Unit lead. We also always need Occasional Helpers at beavers, cubs and scouts: a little bit of help can go a very long way!
To find out more about any of these opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are delighted to announce that Mike Wilson is our new Group Scout Leader (GSL)! Mike is a very experienced Scout leader who has been in charge of the Greeks (Thursday evening scouts) for many years. Mark Weston-Smith has now taken over as the new leader of the Greeks, but that means we need another new leader to help on Thursday evenings. If you’d like to help, or to find out a bit more about what would be involved, please contact Dave Kesby, Mike or Mark.
We’re also very pleased to say that Gill Bowyer is now our Group Admin Assistant, a new role created to assist the GSL and to take control of important administrative tasks including DBS processing. But we are also still looking for a new Assistant GSL to help both Mike and Gill with their duties. Again, if you’re interested, please do get in touch.
An innovative project by 1st Winchester won 3rd place in the national Scouting for All awards last weekend at Warwick University. See the video below to see what the Scouting Plus project is all about.
Online Scout Manager (what you might know as “My Scout”) has teamed up with Go Outdoors to offer 10% off EVERYTHING to scout parents – in addition to any other discounts.
And if you’re a leader, it’s even better! It’s 15% off!
Take this ticket with you to the store or use the promotion code online.
Thanks everyone for a really great response to our efforts to get our Subscriptions right. As you will appreciate, subs are a critical income for us as they pay for vital things such as:
- Membership of the Scout Association
- Insurance (against accidents and other things)
- Services at District, County and National levels
- Leader Training
We pay this out for every child, whether or not they have paid their subs. So when we get 95% of subs in, it really gives us some spare cash to pay for other things like replacement equipment, new equipment, courses to run new activities, etc.
So thanks again. We all appreciate your efforts.
For £5 you can Name a Horse at our Night at the Races on 5th September after the Littleton and Harestock Show. This is how you do it….
It is easy to hire 1st Place. Use the menu bar to find “Booking 1st Place”.
Thank you to everyone who brought in bags of old clothes – it really is worth it! You raised £68.80 so many thanks to you all.