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Lord Lieutenant opens Leicestershire’s Scouts headquarters


openingA new headquarters for Leicestershire’s Scouts has been officially opened.

The building, in Leicester Forest East, contains four meeting rooms , offices and an equipment department, and replaces the former Blaby-based headquarters.

Opening the new HQ, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, said: “I am delighted to be able to join you on this very special evening and to have this opportunity to open officially your new scouting headquarters.

“I’m a great supporter of the scouting movement, which is an excellent organisation, providing young people with great opportunities and experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

“It is so encouraging to hear how Leicestershire scouts are attracting an ever-growing number of young people and adults.

“In recent years your membership has increased significantly and new groups have opened across the city and county.

“The acquisition of this new building marks the start of a new era for scouting in Leicestershire, providing a new fit-for-purpose headquarters for a forward-looking movement.

“I would like to congratulate everyone who has worked so hard to ensure this new headquarters has become a reality, this is your legacy and you should be very proud.”

Leicestershire has 119 scout groups, supporting 425 sections in 10 districts, a membership of 7,217, aged five to 25, and 1,662 adult volunteers.


Like Aviation? Help wanted……


gliding 1A local gliding club, based at Husbands Bosworth, would like help, at a forthcoming Gliding competition running from 26th July through to 3rd August.

Are there any Scouts or Explorers who would like to help out by being ‘rope runners’?

Basically helping to launch the gliders by running after the tow ropes behind the tug aircraft.

Full instructions will be given. and any volunteers will be fed and watered and there will be an opportunity to have at least one flight in a glider.
Arrival …10am to finish around 3.30.

A great experience around small aircraft and gliders -  really good opportunity if you are interested in flight at all.
Needs to be at least a full day’s commitment though please, to keep it simple.
If you are interested contact Rob Barsby – he is a scout leader with 1st Kilworth airscouts email:


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Beaver Colonies make new friends in Seattle.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJanuary 2014 – contacts made in Seattle USA for 2 Beaver Colonies in Market Harborough and District.

Our own County Special Needs Advisor, Pauline Wells,  took time out in the early part of the year to visit Scouting friends across America and also took the opportunity to forge links for local Beavers Colonies in Market Harborough to have pen pals.


March 2014 Pauline spent a week in Mississippi (Long Beach) with Dorothy Neumier, Training Manager and Troop 205 Leader and spent time talking about Baden Powell and the differences in Training Programmes and  also adult awards between America and the USA.

Unfortunately the Sleepover at the Space Centre that Pauline was to attend was cancelled because of hurricane weather .


Dorothy attebded Charnwood 85 and has remained twinned with Great Glen Scouts.  There are still Scouts who correspond with our joint contacts.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

While there Pauline completed the American Leader Safety Training and have the certificate to prove it!

Pauline states “I am always made very welcome in Texas, Olympic Peninsula, Seattle and Missisippi and now Colorado whenever I go, by all Scouts and Guides, so if anyone needs contacts let me know”


Pauline Wells.


A new exciting activity for any future Scouting events!

A new exciting activity for any future Scouting events!  

sand logoSherbet Sand is sand art you can eat! Children have fun squeezing their favourite flavours of Sherbet Sand into tubes and necklaces, layering each colour to create edible sand art designs. Each colour of Sherbet Sand is a delicious flavour and once the creation is finished, the fun is in the eating!

Sherbet Sand is a great activity for any event and can also be used as a fundraiser. Our exciting range of DIY Activity and Fundraising Kits are available online at www.sherbetsand.co.uk. Here you will also find a video of Sherbet Sand in action. For an exclusive 10% discount on Fundraising Kits quote SCOUTS12 before the 31st December 2014. 

Sherbet Sand is also available for bookings at events throughout the UK.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks

Nadia Cohen
Managing Director

Freephone:  0800 772 3032
Email:  nadia@sherbetsand.co.uk
Website:  www.sherbetsand.co.uk

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