District Commissioner Blog October 2014

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014

Well our scouting is very much full steam ahead. I am delighted to welcome Sarah Granger and Rob Wayman to the district team. They have both been appointed as District Cub Scout Leaders and will work along side Pat to provide encouragement and support to the cub section. I am sure everyone will be delighted for them and offer their support.

We are now producing every month a role of honour celebrating our leader’s service and other young person’s awards. If you have any children who gain the Bronze Silver and Gold awards please tell me so we can add them to the roll of honour that we will be producing every month.

The district web site is presently under a thorough review and I hope the new improved site will be up and running for you all very soon. Please remember that the web site is our main vehicle for communication between us all and it acts as the face of our scouting in the community. If you have any group events or those that are held by the district please shout load about them and send some pictures and words to the media team. They look forward to receiving your good news.

The Compass data membership system is now live and we have a lot to do to get our data as it should be. We are doing a clean up operation of our adult data and once that is completed we will be looking to get our young person data recorded on compass. That will be a task that will need to be done by groups and I will be talking to Group Scout Leaders on the time frame for that work and the support and training we will offer them.

Wilverley has a new cooker in the cottage kitchen so you will find that better when you next go there. We are looking over the next few months to make other improvements to the cottage kitchen and we are looking at providing a range of cooking utensils to save you having to take them yourselves.

Our next District sports event is the swimming gala on Saturday 15th November the details are on the website and we really hope that EVERY group will be participating this year. Get your team entered with Graham and please would you tell him who will be acting as marshals on your groups behalf on the evening.

We will be updating our district directory very soon so if you have any changes in your personal details have you moved home changed your email address or telephone number? Please make sure Graham is aware of those so that your information is up to date.

If anyone wishes to talk to me and clarify anything, I am always pleased for you to contact me by email or by phone or in person just ask away.

Yours in Scouting,

Colin Floyd
District Commissioner

07770364711 or colin.floyd@ntlworld.com