Christmas Message


Well! what can we say … 

It has been interesting!! 

A year of change, challenge, but also, one for reflection. 

I for one, have spent so much time at my actual home and not the second home of County HQ. 

I can get in the car and it does not tell me its 18 mins to LE3 and the traffic is light, the marriage has survived, we’ve not spent this much time together for nearly 20 years!! 

The miles I have travelled have been minimal. 

The hours in front of a screen rapidly increased, a fair trade off? I think so especially for meetings. 

But how I have missed seeing everyone, the great ideas, planning our camps and events, that time just to touch base with people over a coffee and a biscuit. 

We got a new Puppy, an excuse to get us back out, into the great outdoors. 

You do not realise how much you miss exploring each corner of the County, until the leader says it out of bounds!! 

But to offset this, we have found so many local gems – hike planning will be a doddle. 

There has been little smell of campfires on clothes but with my four-legged friends, we certainly have continued the theme of mud Glorious mud! seemingly a daily basis recently. 

I know everyone’s experience of 2020 will have been very different, but I am sure you will have all found your own way to fill the void of our hobby being putting on hold/changed. 

But through it all, Scouting has survived, new skills learnt, and the ethos of Scouting being a movement has been realised. 

I will take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in Scouting in Leicestershire. 

Wish you all a very Merry Christmas, along with fingers very tightly crossed for a safe, face to face New Year 

Carol Black 

County commissioner 

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It is with great pleasure that  the Chief Scout has awarded the following Adults a number of awards for their  outstanding contribution made to Scouting within Leicestershire.

The Chief Scout and County Commissioner conveys their congratulations and thank the Leaders for all the hard work they have given to Scouting.


Andrew Prudom – Loughborough

Donna Dakin – Loughborough

Georgina Budding – Loughborough

Joseph Putt – Loughborough

Laura Barke – Loughborough

Lee Gutteridge – Loughborough

NIgel Tyrrell – Loughborough

Peter Guy – Loughborough

Rachel Smith – Loughborough

Richard Hammond – Loughborough

Hayley Brown – Market Harborough

Paul Shaw – Melton Mowbray


Philip Iley – Charnwood

Christine Capell – South West

Christopher Wedd – South West

Lynsey Waters – South West

Alam Navsa – Leicestershire

David Chimley – Leicestershire

Jonathan Dexter – South East

Lianne Mason – North East

Roger Bennett – Leicestershire

Danielle Lefort – Loughborough

Kenneth Henry – Loughborough


Victoria Fortnum – Market Harborough

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Friday 8th May 2020 marks 75 years since VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. The long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

The war in the East did not end until 15 August 1945, when Japan surrendered. The day was celebrated across the world as ‘Victory over Japan’ (VJ Day).

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur OBE, and the Chairman of the County Council, Pam Posnett MBE, talk here about VE Day 75 in Leicestershire:

Full details of the events and some reosurces can be downloaded from here

War time reciepe
VE Day word search
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Young Person of the Year 2020

Michael Kapur OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire invites you to celebrate the achievements of young people across the city and county by nominating inspiring young people aged 13 to 19 from your local community for the 2020 awards

The Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE said:

“I am delighted to formally open the nominations for the 2020 Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards. The awards continue to evolve and reflect my commitment to promote volunteering, public duty and community.

As ever, the award categories highlight bravery, creativity, strength of spirit and selflessness – which can inspire us all in Leicester and Leicestershire.

I am really looking forward to hearing about the remarkable efforts of our amazing young people and their outstanding endeavours in your nominations for the 2020 awards.

As Lord-Lieutenant I am privileged to meet so many fantastic young people and so I’m convinced that competition will be stronger than ever.”

This year’s categories will once again celebrate the very best examples of effort and achievement.  People can nominate in the following categories:

  • Young Braveheart
  • Young Volunteer
  • Young Leader (new category for 2020)
  • Young Artist.

Further information on each category is available online, so please visit: for more details.

The closing date for this year’s nominations is Sunday16 February 2020.

The award scheme is open to all 13 to 19 year olds living in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Individuals can be nominated by other young people, their school, parent or carer, as well as any other agency or individual.

The finalists and their parents will be invited to a special ‘red carpet’ awards evening and dinner held in April next year hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant.

To find out more about the awards or to nominate a young person go online at: or email or call 0116 305 6053.

Thank you for taking a few moments to consider these awards, as without your support there would be no awards.

Please share this information with your family, friends and colleagues.