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County Executive Committee sub-committees

Good Governance of the County is important (and interesting!)

We are seeking members of our Districts and Groups to assist with the County’s good governance.

Over the last two years the County Executive has improved its governance, including by reviewing the Terms of References and operating policies of the reporting sub committees. To continue these improvements we want to increase the connections between County, Districts and Groups, and strengthen our sub-committees, to maintain these high standards.

We have three sub-committees, which meet 4/5 times a year, usually in the evening at the County Scout Centre.

  • Finance
  • Risk
  • Equipment Department

No specific experience or qualifications are required, as more important is an interest in developing the work of the sub-committee. That interest may come from work, Scouting or other social or voluntary activities. Joining a sub-committee is an opportunity to influence how the County is governed, make connections across the County and gather insights which can help Districts and Groups.

Members of sub-committees can be 18 or over, with each sub-committee having space for two people aged 18 to 25 years to join. Any adult member (or non-members, subject to usual checks) interested in knowing more about what is involved can contact:

County Chair,

Byron Chatburn


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The Chief Scout has awarded the following awards:-

Leicester South West District

Bar to the Award for Merit

Wendy Kesby

David Sibson

Robert Barratt

Paul Smith

Market Harborough & District

Chief Scouts Commendation for Good Service

Millie Pinnock

David Sawford

Eddie Harman

Award for Merit

Ruth Hughes

Sam Gibbs

Tina Taylor

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Last autumn I went travelling to Africa for 3 months and during this time I spent a month volunteering in Malawi for a Leicester based charity called Love Support Unite Africa Foundation. Having seen first-hand the work they do, how they do it and the impact it has had on the communities there, I can tell you that it is genuinely life changing. 
Now I am back I am trying to help them with some fundraising. 
They currently have a campaign called Down with Devices, where children are sponsored to down their electronic devices for a weekend or more. Glen Cubs and Scouts will be taking part in the challenge and I’m hoping you’d be able to email other groups in the district to see if they would like to take part. I’d also like to see if we could get the information sent out to all groups in the county if possible. This fundraising can be linked to badges in all sections. 
You can see the work the charity does here
I have attached the information pack and I do hope you’ll see that it is for a worthy cause. I am doing a presentation to both Glen Cubs and Scouts about my time volunteering in Malawi, problems those in Malawi face and explaining the Down with devices challenge. I am more than happy to visit the other groups in the district to do a similar presentation if they wish, however I am only available up until the 20th February as I go off travelling on the 21st February.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Gemma Dixon

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National Science Week

LEICESTER Cathedral will be host to a 7 metre moon in the week beg 9.3.18 – 18.3.18  
This is part of the National Science week.  Turi King at Leicester University is arranging a number of events locally to mark this week and as part of it the Cathedral will display the art installation by Luke Jerram .
It promises to be spectacular and  will be particularly spectacular in the evening.  Is this something that may be of interest to local groups to come and see?
There would likely be a small fee to cover staffing costs in opening in the evening but I think it would be unforgettable – please watch the video on the site above.  
If there is interest, I would be proposing that we open on either Monday 12th March or Tuesday 13th March.
Sunset then is about 6.15 so potentially we could open at 6.30 for a couple of hours.
Andy Heafford
0116 261 5382
Education Officer
Leicester Cathedral, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ

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Holwell Pastures NEED YOUR HELP…….

Holwell Pastures is the Melton Mowbray District Scouts camp site set in 3½ acres of lovely quiet Leicestershire countryside but just 2½ miles from Melton town centre.

The site has been available for rent by Scouts, Guides, Schools, Colleges, Church and Youth groups for camping for many years. Now a brand new building is under construction incorporating the following features:

40 bunk beds for young people Central heating On-site parking for 25 cars
2 separate Leader bedrooms Large fitted kitchen 2 large open fields
Modern unisex toilets & showers 7m X 11m Community room  
Disabled access toilet 5m X 11m Games Room  

Activities available on site: Climbing tower, Archery, Shooting, Zip Line

To help us with planning for future bookings we would be grateful if you would complete the short questionnaire using the tick boxes and return to the address shown below. Any comments are voluntary but would be helpful.


Please download the questionnaire here:  HOLWELL PASTURES