Notes of District Explorer Leaders Meeting – 5th Sept

Minutes of the Explorer Scout Leaders’ Meeting, 5th September 2017

Present:
Shaun Wilson – DESC
Lucy Carne – District Young Leader, Leader
Rachael Macadam – DDC
Simon Blood – South Cave
Neil Begbie – Goole

Apologies:
Linda Thelwell – DC

Leader Info/Emails:
DBS checks need to be kept up to date, don’t ignore any reminders to renew them.
Each Explorer Unit needs to have a separate email address for the group instead of using their personal emails.
Remember to sign up to District newsletter and remind the Explorers to, as well.

Termly Programmes:
Please email details of your programmes to DESC asap, so some groups can get together for certain activities.

Partnership Agreements & Accounts:
Each Explorer Unit needs to have these.
There are examples of partnership agreements on Scout Website.
https://members.scouts.org.uk/factsheets/FS452001.pdf
http://members.scouts.org.uk/factsheets/FS103012.pdf

DESC needs to see partnership agreements and accounts by 17th December

OSM:
BB District Explorers now have their own OSM account. ESUs need to share Explorer, Young Leader and Leader information to Blacktoft Beacon: District Explorers.

Dates:
9th-10th September:        Air rifle course
15th-17th September:      Raywell, Mods F-I training weekend

30th September:                               Cub Hike Challenge
30th September:                               County AGM
6th-8th October:                 Fells Weekend. Watson Scout Centre, Carlton in Cleveland, Middlesborough
14th October:                     DC Surgery& Summit 17
21st-22nd October:            Working weekend Tablers Wood
11th November:                First Response Course
12th November:                Remembrance Day, Beverley Minster
24th-26th November:       Winter on the Hills. http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/events/175/winter-on-the-hills-1

Young Leader Training:
24th November:                 Raywell, Mod A Young Leader training (only 20 places across the County so book early)
24th-26th November:       Raywell, Mods F-I Young Leader training weekend

To book a place for either Mod A or other mods, see County website and contact Lucy (DESCYL)
descyl@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk;
http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/events/116/young-leader-training-weekend
Fells Marathon:
6th-8th October
Watson Scout Centre, Carlton in Cleveland, Middlesborough
If you Explorers but can’t get a full team together, contact DESC and a District Team could be put together.
http://www.fellsmarathon.org.uk/
http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/resources/files/6fd938268c189d4b81c487500e4e169c/fells_booklet_2017.pdf

World Scout Jamboree:
All Scouts & Explorers who are eligible to go will have been sent an application form. If they are new to Scouting r haven’t received an application, they can be downloaded from the county website:
http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/news/182/world-scout-jamboree-application-packs

District Group Commissioners:
The District is looking a Youth Commissioner aged 18-25 to sit on the District Exec. Contact Rachael depdc@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk

Explorer Forum/Social Evening:
DESC would like to hold a forum followed by a social event for all Explorers in the District, possibly at a venue like Rock Up.

District Clothing:
For those attending Poacher, District t-shirts were produced and proved popular. District clothing will be made available for Explorers and Leaders, so Rachael will be sending out a google form with different options.

2018:
May:      Yorkshire Three Peaks
July:       Gilwell 24

Date for Next Meeting:
5th December, 7:30pm, venue to be confirmed.