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Scout Network allows 18 to 25 year-olds who have an interest in both Scouting and their own personal development, and ultimately want to have fun, the opportunity to do so.


So why join Scout Network

When you reach 18 life starts to look a bit different. Often more opportunities and responsibility present themselves. This means that your scouting life needs to be flexible to fit in with how life maybe changing.

The Network is the perfect community for 18-25 year olds to continue Scouting or start their Scouting journey and join 20,000+ other members who are independently or working together on projects and events around adventure, international and community.

Scout Network members take part in a variety of activities, which they undertake and organise themselves with the support of a Scout Network Leader.

Example activities include:

Abseiling, award work, bowling, camping, circus skills, climbing, cooking, games, go-karting, gorge walking, hiking, pioneering, shooting and water sports.


So what are projects and events?

A project should have an impact beyond the immediate team who are working on the project. For a project to be successful the series of tasks need to be planned well, there should be a result/outcome, efficient resources and a timeline.

An event is a single activity that can take place at any given time; an event could be taking part in a climbing session. You may be inspired by this activity and decide to turn it into a project by hosting a weekend climbing session for local schools in your area. You can find out more about project and events here. The flexibility of doing events and projects is you can work on these at a time, place and  pace that suits you!


Joining

Young adults aged between 18 and 25 are eligible to register as Scout Network members, subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.


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District Newsletter
October 2017-1st

02/10/2017 By Russell Brooks
Hi everyone,
To all GSLs, ESLs, ADCs, and District Exec  - Please forward to your teams.
 
1. Jamboree on the Internet The District will be again participating in the Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) which is the biggest Annual Global Scouting event, with thousands of Scouts joining in across the world.  All sections are welcome to come along and talk to other Scouts from all parts of the world, from USA to Australia and everywhere in between. Our session is on Saturday afternoon (21st October) at Wood End School and starts at noon. The day is split into slots of 2 hours each. It's a fun afternoon, where Scouts are guaranteed to talk online to other Scouts from many countries as well as playing online Scouting games and puzzles.
 
Venue: Wood End School, Junior Building - please use School car park at Wood End Road (there will be signs)
Requirements:  1 leader from each section coming.  Uniform optional; no equipment required to be brought; water and squash provided.
Activities: Online safety briefing; going online to talk to scouts from across the world (think of some good questions); mark on the map where you have spoken to; play the online Jamboree puzzle game; optional international activity - Scouts against Malaria
 
If interested, please email Richard Bird on 4thbird@gmail.com
 
2. World Scout Jamboree - If you are too old to be a participant, but still want be involved, you can still apply to be part of the International Service Team.  IST applications are open until 6pm on Friday 13th October - http://ukcontingent.co.uk/jamboree-2019/wsj-ist-zone/
 
Helpers needed in the scout shop for one or two times a year - 10 to 15 percent discount for helpers.  Please contact Liz Jack at lizjack00@hotmail.com
 
I am attaching a draft email that I would ask all GSLs and ESLs to please cut and paste and send to your parents/leaders.
 
4.  Orienteering Challenge - Everyone is invited to take part in an Orienteering event in Rothamsted Park on 7th October - see attached flyer.  For those Scouts intending to take part in Green Beret this year, this would be great practice for the orienteering part of Green Beret.  They can either take part individually or in pairs. Scout Leaders - if teams of your Scouts are going to attend, please let me know names and dates of birth so that I can pre-register.  There will be a prize for the winning registered Scout.  It is just £2 to enter on the day (and £1 to hire the timing chip)
 
5.  International Matters - Please find attached September’s Edition of International Matters
 
6. Upcoming Training 
 
Within the District - 
  • ADHD & Autism training (linked to Module 7 - Scouting for All) - 2nd Harpenden & District HQ, Tallents Crescent:  10th October, Time 2000-2130.  Please let me know if you want to attend this session (DC-Harpenden@virginmedia.com)
District Dates for the diary 
  • 7th October 2017 - District Cubs 7-a-side football competition@ Roundwood Park Sports Hall
  • 12th November - Remembrance Day Parade and Service
  • 4th December 2017 - Beavers Carol Service @ All Saints Church
  • 9th/10th December 2017 - District Cub Christmas Card delivery weekend
  • 11th December 2017 - Cubs Carol Service @ Methodist Church
Please take a look at the County Calendar for dates of their 2017/2018 Events & Activities: 2017/2018 Calendar

 

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Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts
District Commissioner, 65 Station Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4XF
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