South Kilworth AirScouts – Help Wanted

An opportunity has arisen with the South Kilworth AirScouts.
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Before the summer break, this new section was started and held a series of ‘taster’ evenings with a result of 15 non scout members signing up to join the AirScouts.
Over the summer the AirScout Leader has had a change of circumstances and can no longer run the section. There is a short term plan in place to ensure that this new section continues to run, but it will need a more permanent arrangement.
The AirScouts desperately need a sectional assistant and a Leader. (There are two young leaders assisting the section at the moment) 
The requirement is for Scouting experience, Rob Barsby (who is an ASL and is the Chief Flying Instructor at Husbands Bosworth) along with other qualified instructors will be on hand to assist with the aviation side of things.
There are already lots of exciting opportunities in the pipeline for the AirScouts such as aircraft visits, trips to air traffic control centres, flying displays, special events and of course flying in gliders.
There is an Air Day at Leicester Airport this Sunday, where some Scouts will be involved in a slightly different water challenge!
Check out to see what they will be getting up to!!
 If you want to pop along to see what its all about, entry is free, and please turn up in uniform.
This is a rare opportunity to get involved with something slightly different and expand the provision of Scouting within the County.
If your interested then please get in touch with myself.
Spencer Craven
District Commissioner
Leicestershire South
07775 684468



Site wardens and older Scouts are now being trained to use the state-of-the-art equipment. It has been registered with East Midlands Ambulance Service so is available for anyone having heart problems in the area that also covers Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre, Willesley Lake and the golf course….Following the sudden death of Ashby Explorer Scout Alex Grose at the campsite in 2010 aged just 16, family and friends contributed to a Memorial Fund in his name. To date, the charity has donated more than £35,000 to local youth groups and individuals including equipment for Willesley campsite, match shirts for Ashby RFC and has established an annual bursary through Ashby School. Last year, it supported an Explorer Scout expedition to Brazil which included a number of Alex’s Scout friends.

“Even if this equipment had been available back then, I don’t think it would have saved Alex” reflects Dad David who is Chair of the charity’s Trustees. “But even if it can only help one person, it will have been a worthwhile investment.”

The Alex Grose Memorial Fund is holding a ball at Sir John Moore’s School in Appleby Magna on 8th November to raise money to continue the charity’s work. Tickets and information are available from

Donations can be made via

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Endurance Explorer Scouts being trained to use the defibrillator at Willesley campsite by Leicestershire Scouts Deputy County Commissioner and Emergency First Responder Richard Nevin


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A Drop in workshop to offer support to Leaders across the County

Whatever you need support with, we will try our best to point you in the right direction.

From programme ideas, badge support, games, challenging behaviour and  compass support.

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