Compass_large-(Color)Phase 2 of compass is now live. This means Group Scout Leaders, District Explorer Scout and Network Commissioners and Active Support Managers now have access to Compass for adult data only.

Please use Compass to check adult data:

  • Are all Group, Section Leader and Network roles correct with contact and personal details?
  • Do relevant roles have a current valid disclosure?
  • Do members have correct and current roles?
  • Are appointments correctly stated as pre-provisional, provisional or full?

There are 14 “how to videos” to help you  and these can be access through scouts.org.uk/compass or direct on you tube:


If you are struggling, please do not hesitate to contact Adrian Wray (adrian.wray@leicestershirescouts.org.uk) or Simon Parr (simon.parr@Leicestershirescouts.org.uk) for support.

You can also use HQ Support who can be emailed on info.centre@scouts.org.uk, called on 020 8433 7100 between Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Sat-Sun 9-12 or even twitted on @ScoutInfoCentre.


40th Leicester are 40!



On 23rd February 1976, the 7th registration of a group named 40th Leicester was registered with the Scouts Association. This group based at Anstey & Newtown Linford, celebrated their 40th birthday, with over 200 guests of current and previous members.

Guests enjoyed a hog roast, drinks and music throughout the evening, with the games area being well used by the young people. The alumni was well supported with lots of old memorabilia and photographs.

All previous members were presented with our birthday badge by Heather Savage who has been part of the group since it opened, with all current members will proudly be wearing the birthday badge on their kneckers.

The group also has a birthday camp planned for May.



Camp Fire Leaders Basic Course



LOROS Twilight Walk 2016

More than a thousand women are once again set to take to the streets of Leicester this April for the annual Twilight_Walk.jpg.430x430_q85_upscale.

LOROS is pleased to announce the 10km route, which last year raised more than £40,000 for the Groby Road Hospice, will be returning on Saturday 9th April.

I just wanted to get in touch to ask if the Leicestershire Scouts would be interested in helping out at The LOROS Twilight Walk. This is an annual fundraising event due to take place on Saturday 9th April. It is a 10k route that starts at the King Power Stadium, circling around the city centre, through Victoria Park and back to the King Power Stadium.

We are looking for groups and individuals to help us prepare for the event and to keep our walkers safe on the night.

Primarily we were hoping that a group may be able to help us prepare the balloons. We need around 20 volunteers to help fill hundreds of balloons with helium ready for participants to release them into the night sky at the start of the walk. It’s a big job so we’d need people to help out between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday 9th April.

The Twilight Walk also relies on over one hundred volunteers to help marshal the route on the night. This role is open to individuals and teams but people would need to be aged over 18 due to the nature of the role. Marshals need to be available between 5pm and 10pm.

As I’m sure you are aware, over 2,500 individuals receive patient care from LOROS every year. Every hour it costs £850 to run the hospice and we have to raise two thirds of this amount, a total of £4.5 million each year. To achieve this, we are entirely dependent on the dedication, commitment and generosity of our supporters, volunteers and staff.

I would really appreciate it if you could pass this information on to your members.

Thank you for your time.

Best Wishes,

Clare Harwood

Fundraising Co-ordinator



Leicestershire & Rutland Hospice

Groby Road




0116 231 8431




Explore Nature with Kingswood


Kingswood have been working regionally and locally with Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer groups for several years. We are developing our products to ensure that all of the type of groups we work with get the best value and service when they come and visit us one of our Kingswood activity centres. Kingswood has 9 UK adventure activity centres across the country plus a chateau in France, the centres are good for team building/leadership development activity weekends but also can be used for adventure day visits and weekend visits or even exclusive visits (where the centre is yours only), and as a venue for an event.


Our weekend brochure prices start at £59 plus VAT for a 2 night weekend. This includes all food, all accommodation including bedding and all activities.

We also have frequent offers that as a uniform group you could take advantage of as and when they come up.


Hannah Bell
Business Development Manager – Youth & Uniform

01273 666551
07789 271623
Kingswood – Dearne Valley

Denaby Main


South Yorkshire

DN12 4EA

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