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 – Goole
David Gill – Snaith
Matthew Dodson – Willerby

Apologies:
Linda Thelwell
Jane Mather
Tracey Pollard

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.
Look into getting Gift Aid.

OSM:
All Groups now on OSM. Leaders to have own section, District will message Leaders, Leaders to pass on info to Explorers. Please make sure all Explorers are entered and details are up to date. Share any new members to District OSM.

Email addresses:
Check that DESC has up to date email and that you are using a scouting email and not a personal email.

Training:
Check that your training is up to date especially safeguarding and First Aid. Discuss training with your TA.

District Events & Dates:
Please keep to deadlines set for District events. Bills will be sent out for payment. No place without payment. Electronic payments are accepted.
NAN forms must be emailed to Linda or Rachael at least a week before the event.

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-J 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

Missions need to be signed off by Lucy or County Training Team. They can be signed off at Young Leader Training Weekends or Lucy will visit the YL to advise them and sign off the Missions. Only Lucy or County admin can load Missions onto OSM.

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

Dates:
14th-16th September:      Raywell, Mods B-E Young Leader training weekend (Mod A on Saturday)
22nd September:              County AGM, William’s Den, North Cave, booking via County website.
23rd September:               Howden Rotary Bike Ride, from Laxton Village Hall
27th September:                               District Leaders’ Meeting, South Cane Scout HQ, 7:30 pm
12th-14th October:            Fells Marathon, Edale
20th October:                     BBITS JOTA & JOTI Day @ Christ Church, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ( see District website)
27th October:                     Grimsby & Cleethorpes Monopoly Run (www.gycmonopolyrun.org.uk/2018-event)
11th November:                Remembrance Sunday, Beverley Minister
23rd-25th November:       Winter on the Hills, booking via County website
30th Nov-2nd Dec:              Raywell, Mods F-I Young Leader training weekend (Mod A on Saturday)

2019 Dates:
7th April:                               St George’s Day Celebrations, Beverley Racecourse
17th-19th May:                    Camp Craft Weekend, Tablers Wood Campsite
4th July:                                 District AGM
12th-14th July:                     Gilwell 24

District Explorer Event:
We our planning on holding a social event possibly staying overnight at Gilberdyke Scout HQ. We would like input from the Explorers. Please let DESC know of any thoughts and ideas.

Sparks Programme:  Badges can be ordered through County.

Date of Next Meeting:
15th January 2019, 7:30pm at Sandpiper, Melton