North Yorkshire's County Conference 2018 - Have YOU booked to go?
If you haven't already booked you MAY miss a treat!!
WHY NOT DO IT NOW!!
All welcome - To Register just click HERE - Don't miss out
In North Yorkshire Scouts we are fortunate enough to have a lot of adult leaders who are qualified to instruct our Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts in various outdoor activities pertaining to their age ranges.
To allow our young people to enjoy the myriad of exciting Scouting activities costs us a lot of money - joining our 200 Club is one of the ways that YOU can help us to achieve our goals
If you join our 200 Club - HALF the money you pay quarterly goes in PRIZES and the other HALF goes towards our County Scout Funds - this is a way of raising money for NY Scouts AND allows YOU the the possible thrill of winning one of the ten prizes in our Monthly Draw - EVERY MONTH!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Draw (or joining it) please contact David, our County Secretary, at the County Office NOW!
The Creative Activities Team is running a Public Speaking Competition. The aim is twofold, to develop Scouts’ public speaking skills and to raise awareness of the some of the principles of Scouting.
This new and exciting competition is open to teams of two Scouts aged (10½ – 14years) or Explorers Scouts (14 – 18) It will showcase the public speaking skills of individuals by speaking before an audience of parents, judges and members of the scouting movement whilst developing ideas of what scouting is all about. It gives participants an opportunity to develop confidence, team work and the ability to persuade and entertain an audience.
There is an entry fee of £10 per team with a maximum of two teams of two scouts per Scout Group or Explorer Unit. Each team will be asked to speak for a maximum of eight minutes on one of the following topics:
• What characteristics make an ideal Scout/Explorer Scout?
• What human quality do we need more of and why?
• How we look is unimportant. It’s who we are on the inside that counts
There will be TWO competitions, dividing the County in two. The competition for Ingleborough, Leven, Northallerton, Richmondshire, Ripon, South Craven, and Scarborough will be held in Thirsk Town Hall on Sunday 15 July 2018 whilst the competition for Easingwold, Harrogate, Ryedale, Selby, York Ebor, and York Minster will be held on Saturday 24th November 2018 at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York
Each competition will be judged a Panel of three (both Scouting and non-Scouting) with the winning team receiving a specially designed and unique trophy, all participants will be presented with a certificate recognising their participation in the event.
If you would like more information or wish to enter please indicate your interest by contacting;
John A Ives, Assistant County Commissioner, Creative.
"The GDPR toolkit for local Scouting is now available online.
As a reminder, Scout Groups, Districts, Counties/ Areas/ Regions and Countries are separate charities and The Scout Association, as a national charity, is not accountable for the respective alignment of the GDPR of each individual charity. Responsibility to be aligned with the GDPR rests with the respective Executive Committee, and its our intention to sign-post appropriate resources to support local Scouting in fulfilling this important responsibility.
The national team have issued this suite of resources to help you with GDPR regulations.Including 'how to' videos and support materials prepared by Black Penny Consultancy to help local Scouting, and specifically local Executive Committees, to guide each Group, District and County/ Area/ Region to work towards alignment to the GDPR.
The GDPR toolkit is a self-service guide and leads Executive Committees through the data privacy life cycle in steps. In February we shared a document entitled 'What is the GDPR?' which is the first stage of step 1.
For sight of what the Scout Association has provided already, click HERE"