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Do you have plans for summer 2020?

Would you like to join hundreds of scouting from around the world

in an adventure of a lifetime? We are looking for you!

Leicestershire Scouts has spaces for more International Service Team (IST) volunteers to join the contingent attending the European Jamboree 2020, in Gdansk, Poland.

Interested in applying?

Email your name, date of birth, membership number and a maximum of 250 words about why you would like to attend EJ2020 and what you would bring to the IST.

The Jamboree is being hosted by ZHP (Scouts & Guides Poland) on Sobieszewo Island from 27th July to 6th August 2020. All members of IST must be 18 and over by the time of the event.

Applications should be sent to: by Thursday 10th October 2019. Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 14th October 2019.

More information :


Future of Legal Gender

We are currently looking for volunteers to reflect on their understandings and experiences of gender in everyday life.  We are recruiting a range of people who are over 18 and live in England or Wales. You will be asked to reflect on your gender experiences through a face-to-face interview with one of our research team.  The interview will aim to explore your understandings and interpretations of gender and will last for 60 to 90 minutes. For parents of young children, the interview will seek to explore both your own and your child/ren’s understandings, interpretations, and experiences of gender.

The Future of Legal Gender project is a critical law reform project aiming to explore the question of ‘legal gender’. This particular strand of the research aims to explore what legal gender status means for the general public, and whether it matters to individuals in their everyday lives. The wider project is based at King’s College London, but this strand of the research is based at Loughborough University.

We would be very grateful if you were able to circulate this amongst your networks – perhaps staff, volunteers, parents etc. Anyone who may be interested in participating, and/or would like to find out more, can contact Han Newman via with ‘Participate’ in the subject line.

Further information on the project can also be found via the web address in the below email signature.

Many thanks for your time.

Han Newman

Research Associate

Loughborough University

The FLaG Research Team



County Caving Team

Have yours Scouts ever wished to live like Hobbits or see what life was like underground at the turn of the last century?

We have the answer…

The County Caving Team will be caving (Ok, it’s an old Mine but its the same principals) on the 1st December 2019 at Matlock. We will be teaching Scouts how and why the mines were used and how children were used as labour, so they get a history lesson, geology lesson and an experience that they can look back on and be proud to have achieved. The trips last between 2- 2 1/2 hours and helmets are provided

The cave is classed as a beginners trip, so is suitable for those who have never ventured underground before, and we can, if there is enough kit take some adults too (they don’t need to as there are nice cafes in Matlock). Once a beginners trip has been completed and enjoyed then further caving experiences are being arranged including a trip away, this allows a caving badge to be issued

If you are thinking Matlock is too long to travel for 1 trip, then how about combining it with a hike? there are lots of routes in the area.

Travel will need to be sorted by the attendee and even if there is only one Scout wanting to go as long as they get there we will sort them out.

The price £10.00 plus travelling

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

The Caving Team


Sponsor a Tree

John’s Lee Wood Scout Campsite are replanting trees after having had forestry work carried out. JLW and the City District Commissioners invite your group to sponsor a tree.

By sponsoring a tree your group will be invited to take part in planting the trees and have the group name put on the sponsorship board.

£5 will provide 1 tree and go towards the fencing to protect the copse of trees

Donations can be made via – Search for City of Leicester Scout Districts Management Charitable Trust or by sending a cheque made out to John’s Lee Wood Campsite to:

Sponsor a Tree, John’s Lee Wood Campsite, Markfield Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9PS

Don’t forget to include with your donation which group you’re from and a contact email/postal address so we can invite you to the tree planting and put your group name on the board.

Closing Date will be 31st December 2019 for planting in February

Got a question? Visit our website or find us on Facebook @JohnsLeeWood to send us a message.



October 2019 Open Day

 Sunday 20th Oct from 10am-4pm.

The Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre are having an Open Day Sunday 20th between 10am – 4pm. Come along and have a Taster Session of some of the Activities we have available.

What Activities will be running during the day?

Activities for children age 5 – 7 (and over): Climbing, Inclined Beam, Bell Boating and Archery.

Activities for age 8 and over (inc Adults): Aerial Trekking & Powerfan, Leap of Faith, Kayaking, Canoeing and Air Rifle Shooting.

There are 2 payment options….  

£1 entry fee for all visitors coming on site.  

Everyone that pays £1 will be given a ticket for 1 activity.

You can then purchase more tickets for £1 per activity or you can buy a £6 unlimited access wristband for all of the activities on offer.

Payment at the gate via either Cash or Card.

There is no advanced payment needed … Just turn up and pay on the day.

Signing in at the LOPC Open Day
When you arrive you will be asked to fill in a consent form.
Do you wish to save time on arrival? 

If so print out the Consent Forms in advance and bring them with you on the day.

Open Weekend 2019 Personal.pdf

Open Weekend 2019 Family.pdf

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