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AGM 2017 - Reports
Did you come to the AGM last Saturday?We certainly had a good attendance and it was great to see Scouters and Young People from all over the County. The AGM is an important event in the running and governance of the County – so it has to include some serious business but I hope there were plenty of fun bits too. The full Trustees Report and Financial Statements can be found here We had a good turnout from the Queen’s Scouts Award holders, a great District Competition (Grafton District were thrilled to have won), some well-deserved awards were presented along with two Queen’s Scout Awards – looking forward to many more in the coming years... If you attended it would be great to get your feedback – please click here for the online survey We did have a bit of rain – but without rain, you wouldn’t get rainbows! Karen Tonks, County Chairman
Appointment of new District Commissioner for Nene Valley.
Following a thorough Search process, and subsequent confirmation by the County Appointments Advisory Committee, I am delighted to inform you that Michele Hunt has been appointed as the new District Commissioner for Nene Valley District.
Michele is a very experienced Scouter who lives in Nene Valley and I know her enthusiasm for Scouting and particularly her commitment to the development of both young people and adults will shape her role as District Commissioner.
I am grateful to Chele Height for her significant contribution to Nene Valley as DC over the last few years and wish her well for the future.
Dean Smith County Commissioner
1st Blisworth Leaders completed Three Peaks Challenge
Leaders from 1st Blisworth Scout Group, based in Northamptonshire, have successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Group.
Scout Leaders Steven Smith, Pete Rock, Steve and Michelle Watkins accomplished the challenge climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – within 24 hours, including travel time.
Local Construction firm R G Cater provided the team with a Van and Fuel, enabling the team to complete the challenge in an impressive 22 hours, 53 minutes and 53 seconds.
Michelle Watkins, a receptionist at R G Carter, said the support she received from the company helped the team take on the tough challenge, saying:
“The Scout Group and I would like to than R G Carter for being supportive and providing us with the transport. Without the van, we could not have completed this challenge in the amazing time in which we did. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would urge anyone if they get the opportunity to take part to do so.”
So You shaped activities took part in all three sections at 56th Upton Northampton the week before half term –
The Beaver section evaluated all the badges they had completed and then identified some for the coming term – a peg had the name of each badge and Beavers were encouraged to add a piece of paper in the mouth of each peg with a way of contributing to that badge. We like this idea so much that the pegs will remain on the notice boards at our meeting point with a sign saying – Whats the Big idea? And all sections can add something to one of the pegs at anytime.