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18/11/2021 By Angela Knight
Volunteer in Helmet

?For the attention of all Members in Fareham East and Meon Valley. 

 

As you are aware, on the 31st Jan 2022 Meon Valley District will officially close. At the same time, Fareham East will also close and be renamed, and the two Districts will become one larger District. Following a voting program, in which all our Young People and Leaders in both districts were asked to vote on a final selection of three potential names. The voting for the two names we put forward to County for approval showed a clear lead from “Solent and South Downs”, by “Denewulf” (which had a majority of 119 over the second option “Forest of Bere”). Both of the proposed options were sent to the County team for a decision and approval. 

 

It’s worth looking at how the new name was chosen. Once it was decided that the two Districts would merge, having a name that was a mix of the two names felt that it would always be viewed as a winner and a loser. So, one of our Beaver leaders, who in her professional life is a product and brand marketing specialist, completed work on a list of possible names and some back ground reasoning on each. These 7 options were available to vote on at the Leaders meeting of the 25th Sep 21, from which the top three were selected to be voted on by all remaining volunteers and Sections. 

 

We wanted a name that linked the two Districts, or the area they covered, and Denewulf has some clear historical background. He was a Bishop of Winchester. In 904 he exchanged land in Portchester for land at Bishop’s Waltham, where the ruins of the palace stands. This was completed with King Edward the Elder – son of Alfred the Great. This is a historic link between Portchester and Bishop’s Waltham. The name has no specific geographical connotation, meaning it is a new name that we can all be part of in the future. 

 

At their recent meeting, the County Board of Trustees approved the new District name of ‘Denewulf’. We will be launching a competition for Young People across both Districts to design a new District badge. Details of this will follow shortly. 

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We finally (held over from April 2020) got to invest our District Commissioner, Angela Knight, and present some Long service and well-deserved  special Awards during the Meon Valley District Scouts thank you BBQ at Lyons Copse on 11 June.

click on this link to see all of the pictures then click on the picture that appears

Congratulations to: click to see our adult awards news

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Covid-19 Support
01/11/2020
Cubs Chatting

click here for example Risk Assessments

 

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families, as the spread of Covid-19 has caused schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, The Scouts want to do what we can to help.

While we normally love the great outdoors, we've pulled together some inspired indoor activity ideas (if we do say so ourselves). Keep your kids learning new skills and having fun (and avoid hearing "I'm bored" every 30 seconds) all in #TheGreatIndoors. You can find activities suitable for your child by clicking here


You could also help your child complete an Activity badge. Once you've completed all the requirements, why not email photos to your section leader to show what you've done. There are links to our activity badge pages below:

Beaver Activity Badges
Cub Activity Badges
Scout Activity Badges


Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Covid Risk Assesments

Below are a number of downloads that can be used to support you and your team in creating the risk assessments. They are to be used as a starting point and designed for you to add and amend as necessary.
Make sure that however you choose to document your risk assessment it is clear to anyone who reviews it or uses it.
 
Remember:
 
A risk assessment is only effective if you and leadership team act on it. You must follow through with any actions required and review it on a regular basis.
 
Don’t just copy the examples, your circumstances are unique and so you need to do a risk assessment appropriate to your setting, making sure you are clear on the hazards and controls.
 
Even if the hazards you see are the same as in the examples, the controls may differ, so make sure you are being clear on what you will be doing in your location to control the risks and then follow through on these controls.
The example risk assessments below will be regularly updated each quarter by the District Team. If you have any questions about any of the resources, or any additions just
 

Below are a number of downloads that can be used to support you and your team in creating the risk assessments. They are to be used as a starting point and designed for you to add and amend as necessary.
Make sure that however you choose to document your risk assessment it is clear to anyone who reviews it or uses it.

Remember:

  • A risk assessment is only effective if you and leadership team act on it. You must follow through with any actions required and review it on a regular basis.
     
  • Don’t just copy the examples, your circumstances are unique and so you need to do a risk assessment appropriate to your setting, making sure you are clear on the hazards and controls.
     
  • Even if the hazards you see are the same as in the examples, the controls may differ, so make sure you are being clear on what you will be doing in your location to control the risks and then follow through on these controls.

 

For more information please visit 

scouts.org.uk staying safe and safeguarding safety planning and assessing risk

 

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Blog | Adult Awards
19/11/2020 By Ray Noice
Beavers Listening

Adult Awards 2021

The Scouts would like to acknowledge the contribution of all of our wonderful volunteers. Congratulations to the following who received long service awards, recognition awards and completed their wood-badge training this year.

 

Wood Badges - Completion of Training for their role

David Tibbert                        Shedfield - Scouts

Keith Loudon                        Bishops Waltham - Scouts

Kevin Cloud                           Bishops Waltham - Cub Scouts

Richard Hill                            Bishops Waltham - Cub Scouts

Rupert Johnson                    Bishops Waltham - Cub Scouts

Sandra Boyd                         Bishops Waltham - Cub Scouts

Kate Jones                             Explorer Scout Leader

Mark Claydon-Smith            Shedfield -

 

Award for Merit - Awarded for outstanding service. It implies keen, conscientious, imaginative and dedicated service over a sustained period, of at least 12 years duration (exceptionally 10).

Jo Fox                                     Swanmore

Keith Loudon                        Bishops Waltham

 

Long Service Awards

20 Years

Colin Thorne                         Bishops Waltham - Cub Scouts

Julian Livingstone                Swanmore - GSL

 

10 Years

Jacqueline Thorne               Meon Valley District Appointments

Paul Cook                              Bishops Waltham - Scouts

Tim Armstrong                     Bishops Waltham - Cub Scouts

Jane Turner                           Wickham -

 

5 Years

David Moorman                   Meon Valley - Executive Committee

James Sampson                    Shedfield - Beaver Scouts

Rachel Worthington            Swanmore - Executive Committee

Sarah Goddard                     Bishops Waltham - Cubs Scouts

Elizabeth Bugge                    Shedfield -

 

Chief Scout Commendations for Good Service

Which will be awarded post lockdown

 

Andrew Miller                      Assistant Scout Leader - Swanmore

Carolyn Wright                     Assistant Cub Scout Leader - Shedfield

Charlotte Sampson              Beaver Scout Leader - Shedfield

Dave Tibbert                         Assistant Scout Leader - Shedfield

Jenny Bunce                         Group Scout Leader - Wickham

Paul Cook                              Scout Leader - Bishops Waltham

Rupert Johnson                    Assistant Cub Scout Leader - Bishops Waltham

Simon Liller                           Assistant Scout Leader - Shedfield

Sue Ward                              Cub Scout Leader - Shedfield

Tim Armstrong                     Cub Scout Leader - Bishops Waltham

Jane Robertson                    Group Secretary - Shedfield

Woolf Walker                       District Chair - Meon Valley

Adult Awards 2020

 
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