Notes from District Explorer Leaders Meeting – 12th June 2018

Minutes of the Explorer Scout Leaders’ Meeting, 12/6/18

Present:
Shaun Wilson – DESC      desc@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk;
Lucy Carne – District Young Leader, Leader descyl@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk;
Linda Thelwell – DC
Rachael Macadam- DepDC
Richard Moverley- Cottingham
Kate Moverley – Cottingham
Gayle Tomlin – Elloughton-cum-Brough
Derek    Wrightson – Elloughton-cum-Brough
Rik Hutchcroft – Ferriby and Swanland
Su Hutchcroft – Ferriby and Swanland
Magnus Druitt – Hessle
Neil Begbie – Goole
David Gill – Snaith
Matthew Dodson – Willerby

Apologies:
Tracey Pollard
Ben Unwin

Partnership Agreements & Accounts:
Each Explorer Unit needs to have these if not completed already.
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
John Jobling (District Treasurer) is happy to help with Explorer Accounts.
DESC needs to see partnership agreements and accounts by 12th July.

OSM:
All Groups now on OSM. Leaders to have own section, District will message Leaders, Leaders to pass on info to Explorers.

Young Leaders:
Young Leaders must be at least 14. They all need to complete their Mod A training within 3 months of becoming a Young Leader. Training is through Humberside.
14th-16th September:      Raywell, Mods B-E Young Leader training weekend (Mod A on Saturday)
30th Nov-2nd Dec:              Raywell, Mods F-I Young Leader training weekend (Mod A on Saturday)

To book a place see County website and contact Lucy (DESCYL)
descyl@blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk;
http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/events/116/young-leader-training-weekend

Hopefully District will be able to organise Mod K (First Aid)

Age Limit:
Due to safeguarding Explorers cannot remain after they turn 18. They can join Network and won’t need DBS check or they become a Leader and need a DBS check. There is no extension time at all.

Dates:
6th-8th July:                          Gilwell 24 (separate details to be emailed)
12th July:                              Blacktoft Beacon District AGM and Rewards Ceremony, William’s Den, 7pm
29th-31st August:               County Explorer Camp, £30 for Explorers, £10 for Leaders    http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/events/268/county-explorer-camp
14th-16th September:      Raywell, Mods B-E Young Leader training weekend (Mod A on Saturday)
12th-14th October:            Fells Marathon, Edale
11th November:                Remembrance Sunday, Beverley Minister
30th Nov-2nd Dec:              Raywell, Mods F-I Young Leader training weekend (Mod A on Saturday)

District Events & Dates:
Please keep to deadlines set for District events. Bills will be sent out for payment. NAN forms must be emailed to Linda at least a week before the event.

Sparks Programme: http://www.humbersidescouts.org.uk/programme-support/programme-sparks

Yellow & Orange Cards:
There are up to date versions that all adults/Young Leaders should have. GSLs should give them out.

The Thirteen Campaign:
Online support for young people and their families, run by East Riding     http://thirteen.me.uk

Self Defence Courses:
Ferriby & Swanland have someone who can run a self-defence course for Explorers. If interested contact  explorers@ferribyswanlandscouts.org.uk

Date of Next Meeting:
4th September 2018, 7:30pm at Sandpiper, Melton