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If you want to apply for Baloo award under the Reach! Programme, this is the form you need to fill out. Baloo the bear realised that for Mowgli to stay in the jungle, he had to understand the laws that made life possible. The small, everyday things that made the place work. 10 Baloo grants …View full post
BALOO AWARDS – have you completed your application form…….?
If you want to apply for Baloo award under the Reach! Programme, this is the form you need to fill out.
Baloo the bear realised that for Mowgli to stay in the jungle, he had to understand the laws that made life possible. The small, everyday things that made the place work. 10 Baloo grants of £100 will be awarded every term to simple projects that can make a difference to our scouting. These will not usually be for capital projects but for simple events to achieve an aim.
The current theme for Baloo awards is ” Project to attract new adults”. Simply fill out this form and return it to the email address below (or mail a copy to County office) by 31st December 2013.
If your programme is successful in getting an award, we will be keen to know how you get on and share your ideas with the rest of the County.
We are expecting a big response so do not be disappointed if you are not successful this time. We will be offering awards every term for the next few years so please have another go. And if your idea is good, give a go anyway!
application form :- - baloo application form
Deadline: 31st December 2013
Email to: email@example.com
Or mail to: LEICESTERSHIRE SCOUTS, 6 Oak Spinney Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester Forest East, Leicester. LE3 3AW
Another successful year for Scouting across Leicestershire comes to an end and for me it is also the end of my 5 years as County Commissioner.
During the 5 years I have been amazed time and time again at the activities that happen week to week at weekends and at longer camps. We are truly lucky in Leicestershire to have so many committed and capable leaders, managers and exec members that make all of these activities possible. It is no surprise then, that not only have the number of young people and adults enjoying Scouting in Leicestershire increased but so have the number of awards, reflecting how good the programme is that we all provide. Thank you to each and every one of you for making this possible.
So what next? I know that there are plans in place to provide even better Scouting for even more Young People (and adults) in Leicestershire. While I will be busy with some National roles, I have made many friends across the County, so I look forward to keeping in touch with Scouting in Leicestershire including attending some events.
I hope that you and your families and friends have a wonderful time over Christmas and in the New Year.
With very best wishes,
Many of you will have noted the passing of Nelson Mandela last week. Some will be aware that he was the Patron of the South African Scout Movement.
In April 2004, Mandela was awarded the Africa Elephant Award, the highest Scouting Award given by the Africa Scout Committee, for his commitment to the dignity and freedom of all people, including the development of youth and education.
Mandela said “The international Scout movement is a world leader in youth education, and has particular relevance to the needs of youth in Africa and the emerging democracies around the globe.”
“I am pleased with the progress of Scouting in South Africa, and in the steps which are now being taken to make the programme accessible to more young people. The importance of a high moral code, which is at the foundation of the Scout movement, cannot be stressed too highly.”
Leicester will be celebrating his life with a Freedom Walk and special Vigil Service at Leicester Cathedral on Saturday 14th December. Following the Service there will be refreshments and the public are invited to tie ribbons to St Martins House Christmas Tree. The Walk is expected to leave Nelson Mandela Park at 1400 arriving at Leicester Cathedral for the Service at 1500.
Leicestershire Scouts have been invited to support the event in solidarity with our South African Scout Family. The Cathedral are looking for Explorer Scouts (aged over 16) and Adult volunteers to help marshal members of the public from the Cathedral towards refreshments and the Christmas Tree outside St Martins House.
All sections are welcome to attend the parade and vigil with their groups. There is a request that anyone who attends, attends in uniform to show support for South African Scouts.
If you would like to support the event by helping marshal then please email Sarah by 2pm on Thursday to firstname.lastname@example.org