The DC’s bit
Hi and a BIG Welcome back after the summer break, I hope you all had a good summer and enjoyed your camps and family holidays and were lucky to have had the warm dry weather which I seemed to miss out on (again).
I know the District joins with me in sending our thoughts to John Taylor-Williams family and friends on the very sudden death of John during his holiday in Cornwall. I have been informed that the family were overcome by the kind messages and the number who attended John’s funeral. Thank you all.
September has already given us the challenge of NATO coming to Newport and that helpful message of “Plan a Head” ? I know the Air scouts have been enjoying the air show and spotting a number of different air craft flying over the City. I know some groups will have problems meeting due to the “Lock down” of parts of the road system etc. in and around Newport.
Newport is still looking for a person or persons to manager our Cub section, so please look at what you might be able to do to support the District so the cubs get the best cub scouting Newport can offer. I believe that anyone who comes forward for this rewarding job within the District should continue to work in their cub section / group as I believe if you’re not working in the section you often miss out when it comes to understanding the needs of that section. Training and support will be on offer.
Please remember the DISTRICT TEAM meetings are open to all ADCs, GSLs, Managers and reps from other supporting groups in our District. We meet the 1st Tuesday of every month excluding August at the Civic Centre, room 3, meetings start 19.30hrs til 21.00hrs. Allowing people in work etc. time to get to the venue (better parking when the footballs on). So please make every effort to attend or send a group rep (parent note taker etc.).
Well done the Newport Boat Group - who are making great progress in their training and are now at the stage of their development to run their own committee to ensure better use of their time and resources. So I hope we might have our first training session during 2015.
Diary what Diary?
Well nothing is simple these days, it seems they are now about to be printed and sent out . Like any diary for them to be effective you will need to keep them up todate and filled in with information that you’ll need to work effectively. So please let’s not spend time looking for problems.
For those of us in the digital age there is the District ONLINE Calendar / Diary (http://www.newportscouts.com/calendar/)
If you want to add your own events please use the form online.
We also have a social media connection with a Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/newportscouts/ (which has a membership number of 113 from the District and is growing) and a Twitter account (@Newport_Scouts)
A new computer system is coming on line bit by bit so again any problems remember just like you the District Team are also end users so if it doesn't work as you would like then please be patient.
Well done to:
Toni Mears, Gaynor Christine and Mark Williams, I look forward to being able to present these awards
Well done great effort from all the teams in supporting these Scouters gaining the WOOD BADGE.
Welcome to Sue Messager who takes up the management of the Beaver section so let’s make sure we all give Sue and the Beavers all the support we can.
So a quick recap:
ADC CUBS manager needed.
Team and Executive meetings are held at the Civic Centre - room 3 - 19.30-21.00hrs
Sue is the new ADC Beavers
September is the start of the NEW SCOUTING YEAR
so let’s make it fun and enjoyable for all.
Have a great year