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Staying Safe in Scouting

All Young People have the right to feel safe and we want to ensure this is the case in Blacktoft Beacon. To support Leaders in helping this to happen all Groups have been given copies of the Staying Safe booklets for each Section. There is enough for each young person

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Pre-launch checks

Members have until Tuesday 27 November to feedback on the proposed updates to a number of rules and guidance, including target sports (such as archery and shooting), nights away, first aid and visits abroad. Take a look at the proposals and complete the survey. Updates will be launched in January 2019.

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Young People First – Yellow Card

Following consultation and feedback from members, we have updated the Young People First, Safeguarding – a code of Practice (Yellow Card). The update and details of how to get a copy will be shared in December’s monthly membership email but we want to share with you in advance the revised

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End of Year Accounts

As we all know, it is a requirement that Scout Groups and Explorer Units send copies of their annual accounts to the District. As we are now approaching the end of the year, we require all Groups and Explorer Units to submit their annual accounts to the District by 31st

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Guide for ‘Update Charity Details’ for registered charities

The Charity Commission for England & Wales recently changed the way trustees keep their registered charity details up-to-date. The Scouts have been working with the regulator to produce a guide to help trustees use the new system. We strongly encourage that Executive Committees take a look at this new guide

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Aviva Community Fund

There are multiple Scout Groups within the County that have applied for the latest round of Aviva Community Funding. This is a competition that charities can enter to gain funding for their causes. The winners are decided via a voting system. Anyone can register to vote and choose who they would like

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Updates to the Nights Away Info Form

Following a review of the Nights Away activity in the early part of this year, and to account for both the inclusion of updated data protection statements and the new branding, we have amended the forms used by members.   The Nights Away Notification form (form NAN) has been rebranded

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Empathy focus – promoting #SkillsForLife

Last week, we revealed new YouGov research around the skill of empathy and how the British public believe Scouts help to develop this in young people. The Skills for Life hashtag generated over 10 million impressions on social media. We placed stories in The Guardian, The i Paper, The Week

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Module 12 Updates

Changes have been made to the community impact training video in module 12 (12A and 12B), although there is no need to retake the training we recommend you encourage your teams to have a look at the updated video.

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Notes from District Explorer Leaders Meeting – 5th September

Present: Shaun Wilson – DESC      desc@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk; Lucy Carne – District Young Leader, Leader descyl@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk; Rachael Macadam- DepDC Richard Moverley- Cottingham Gayle Thomlin – Elloughton-cum-Brough Ben Unwin – Elloughton-cum-Brough Rik Hutchcroft – Ferriby and Swanland Su Hutchcroft – Ferriby and Swanland Magnus Druitt – Hessle Neil Begbie – Goole Debbie Derry

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