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Just to inform everyone that the North Yorkshire County Scout Office will be closed from Monday 12th August 2019 and will re-open on Tuesday 27th August 2019. During this time emails and voice messages may NOT be picked up.
N.B The Office will be staffed for short periods to deal with some enquiries.
In cases of EXTREME EMERGENCY (only) please contact the Scout Information Centre at HQ on 0845 300 1818 or, after hours, the Duty Media Office or the Duty Safeguarding Officer using the out of hours service on 07977 539630.
Arrangements for the Funeral
This from Simon Errington:
As you will be aware, sadly Ann Shannon passed away a short while ago, I am now in the position to advise you of the funeral arrangements which have been agreed with the family and funeral director. Ann was special to many across the City, County, Country and World for her contribution to Scouting. To acknowledge this, the following arrangements have been put in place to provide Ann and her family with recognition of her Scouting.
The funeral arrangement are:
Location: York Crematorium, Bishopthorpe, York
Date: 29th August 2019
Parking: If possible, could you please consider car sharing to ovoid parking issues at the Crematorium
Flowers: Family flowers only – Donations are being split between York Minster District Scouts and ShelterBox Charity
It has been agreed with Colin Shannon and the wider family that Scouting/Guiding and the Royal British Legion will provide a guard of honour, lining the route from the Crematorium Carpark to the entrance of the Crematorium building.
If you would like to be a part of this guard of honour I ask that you attend in full uniform and arrive in good time to line the route described above. I would ask that we assemble at the carpark entrance at 13.20hrs.
The plan is to parade a Cub Scout Flag and the standard of the Royal British Legion behind the hearse and family cars, with the guard standing to attention and taking a salute as the cars approach, once the cars have past the guard will then follow the flags in rows of 4 forming a parade to where the cars halt. The parade will then stand down and join the service.
I would encourage as many as possible to attend in uniform and support the guard of honour.
York Minster District Scouts
The County continued its digital march forward when a training webinar by the County Secretary took place on 25 July and it’s now available for all members via the link shown below .