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

life save

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


Every Little Helps!

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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Trips that amaze and overnight stays…







REACH! The next Round ….. Baloo & Raksha Awards

reachIf 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 support your community “. Simply fill out this form and return it to the email address below (or mail a copy to County office) by 31st December  2014.

Raksha was the mother wolf that nurtured Mowgli enabling him to grow and thrive. For projects with grants up to £3,000 these projects will have a simple application form. Up to five grants will be awarded twice a year for the next three years. The projects that will create the biggest impact in developing the provision of scouting will be chosen.

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!

Good luck!

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