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Bookings can now be made for County Water Activities in 2019

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The County's Water Activities Team have now opened up the bookings for the evening sessions of Bellboating at Boroughbridge between the 4th June and 19th July and have also opened up the Nautical skills days in May.

The latest version of the water diary can be found HERE and it is worthy of a look as bookings are now open for nearly everything 'water based'.

As it is now a new year, ALL sections should be thinking what water activities they want to complete this year - and how EASY it is to book direct via this website.

It is YOUR water activities team - why not use the skills that it has?

 

North Yorkshire's Current County 'SEN Adviser' steps down

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senThe County Commissioner has today written to Cath Turner to express his thanks for her support as she steps down from her role as the County Adviser for Special Educational Needs.  A new County SEN Adviser will be recruited very soon, but in the meantime if any leaders require SEN advice of any kind, they should not hesitate to contact the Deputy County Commissioner (Programme), Mark Stowell, or the County Commissioner, Mark Edwards.  Their contact details and those of the entire County Team, are available here on the County website. 

 

Will YOU be going to watch it?

HANDS Gang show 2019

The biggest Scout and Guide event in the area and well worth a visit

Get on line and order your tickets now!

 

 

Will YOU be there?beaver sleepover 2019

Why not have a look at the booking Form? - just click HERE

200 winners dec18In 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.

200 Club Anyone can join

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 North Yorkshire Scouts AND allows YOU the the possible thrill of winning one of the ten prizes in our Monthly Draw - EVERY MONTH!

We DO need your help - numbers of members participating are reducing and, therefore, so is the money we can add to our County Scout Funds. PLEASE join and help if you can! 

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!

ARE YOU SUPPORTING US??

This from John Ives, our ACC Creative Activities

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The County Creative Activities Team is linking up with IVE (a Yorkshire Region’s Arts Council funded Bridge organisation connecting the cultural sector and the education sector so all children and young people have access to great arts and cultural opportunities) to allow members of the movement in the County to participate in the Arts Award. The Arts Award is an accredited award that inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. The award can be achieved at five levels, four nationally recognised qualifications and an introductory award: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

creative activity logoAll Scout members up to the age of 25 can take part in Arts Award which encourages independent learning as well as teamwork skills. Arts Award is a portfolio based qualification and is flexible enough to ensure that young people of all abilities can achieve the awards. By taking part in Arts Award, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members will also have the opportunity to achieve sections of a variety of badges. Explorers and Network members can also achieve Arts Award alongside the Duke of Edinburgh Award by specialising in arts skills.

The following link gives more information about the awards - just click HERE

Initially the team is looking to have a number of members trained up as Assessors. The training would take place over one day, would be set up specifically for yourselves and would be free of charge to the individual.

If you would like to get involved in this exciting opportunity to raise the profile of Creative Activities in the County, or would like more information please get in touch.

Why not contact John by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone to 07885 824229

Get in EARLY if you are interested!

 

Inspired by an article in this month's "INGLEBORO' INFO":

Young people have an important voice in Scouting but..... are they getting a chance to use it in your section?

Following the success of #YouShape over the two years, the Scout Association has designated February 2019 as another youth shaped month when we can all focus on empowering young people to decide, design and implement their own programme. Have you made any plans for this yet? There’s lots of ideas on the Scout Association and OSM websites.

Young people working in partnership with adults in Scouting, has always been something we have been proud of. Youth Shaped Scouting not only improves the way we Scout, but also the young people involved. Learning to speak up, be heard and work towards improving something you are passionate about is an incredible learning experience for the youngest Beaver right the way through to our eldest Network member.

The more young people are involved in shaping their Scouting experiences the more they will get out of it, and the more likely they are to stay, do well and achieve their top awards.

Our new strategy; Skills for Life lays out a plan for the next four years to 2023 so that we can support even more adults and young people as we develop Scouting’s future together. With this plan we’re building on the successes of our last plan Scouting for all, by continuing to focus on growth, inclusion, youth shaped Scouting and community impact.

Involving young people in decision making is essential for our governance structures to stay informed and responsive to the fast-paced changes facing young people in the 21st Century. By encouraging a mixture of experiences and ages on our executive committees and District/County teams, we are more likely to encourage healthy debate and make better decisions which are relevant to the lives of young people in today’s society.

I'm sure we ALL agree with this - and should aim to get to level 7!

 

This from John Ives, our ACC Creative Activities

The County Creative Activities Team ran another photographic competition for all members of Scouting within North Yorkshire in 2018. The theme of the competition was incredibly broad and was "Reflections”. This could have been interpreted in many ways; physical reflections in water, glass etc. or memories and recollections.
Each person was allowed to enter one photograph which must have been taken by the entrant to the competition The competition was advertised on this website and was open for submission between 15th August 2018 and 16th October 2018.

The WINNERS were:

Runner up for the BEAVERS SCOUTS category was WILLIAM STONE, 1st Huntington Group

Runner up for the CUB SCOUTS category was OLIVER WEBSTER, Copmanthorpe Group

Runner up in the LEADERS (over 18) category was BEX HORNBY, 1st Barton Group

The County Creative Team aim to run another County Photographic Competition in 2019 - KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS - The theme for 2019 will be "On the Wild Side"