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i.Scout Eastleigh

i.Scout Eastleigh is a dynamic event for EVERYONE from Explorer Scouts upward regardless of your role in scouting – Parent, Leader, Secretary, Help, chairman, exec Member… basically if you have an interest in how Scouting works in Eastleigh now and into the future, then this event is for you!

You will get to talk to a range of activity providers who can help boost your programme, spend time with your group to create some challenges for 2015, and a whole lot more.

The Pavilion on the Park is the place to be on 25th January, and we start at 10:00am with Bacon Rolls. We’ll even give you Lunch!

We are asking you all to register for this event, and you can do that individually or as a group through our Eventbrite booking page.

Book you place here: http://iscouteastleigh.eventbrite.co.uk

Download and print the event poster for your HQ here.

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Chief Scout’s Diamond Award

diamond chief scout awardThe Chief Scout’s Diamond Award is the highest of the Chief Scout’s Awards, and the final step before the Queen’s Scout Award. To gain the Chief Scout’s Diamond Award, members must complete the following:

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network or both for at least 12 months. This can include any time counted for the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award.
  • Complete 12 nights away as an Explorer Scout or member of the Scout Network, of which eight must be camping. This may include the nights counted for the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award.
  • Complete two activities from the list of International, Environment and Values activities. These should be different activities from the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award and not from the same area.
  • Hold the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, or complete the four Diamond Challenges, which are:
    • take up a skill for three or six months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new.
    • take up a physical activity for three or six months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement.
    • provide service to an individual or the community for six months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This many include helping with another section as a Young Leader.
    • complete a three day and two night expedition in rural or open country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review.

All Members should complete six months in either the physical activity or the skill.

 

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Chief Scout’s Platinum Award

platinum chief scout awardTo gain this award the following requirements must be completed:

  • Be a member of Explorer Scouts for at least six months.
  • Complete six nights away as an Explorer Scout of which four must be camping.
  • Complete two activities from the International, Environment and Values list. The two activities should come from different areas.
  • Hold the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, or complete the four Platinum Scout Challenges, which are:
    • take up a skill for three months, and show progress and lasting interest. The skill can be an existing interest or something entirely new
    • take up a physical activity for three months, completing an agreed programme of taking part and achievement
    • provide service to an individual or the community for three months. Briefing and training should be given in order to gain the necessary skills. This can include helping with another section as a Young Leader
    • complete a two day and one night expedition in rural country by foot, cycle, horse, canoe, boat or dinghy. The expedition should involve careful preparation, training, responsibility and review

Members must undertake an extra three months in any of the skills, physical recreation or service challenges.

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Your District needs you…

Eastleigh District is looking to it’s adult members for people willing to become Training Advisors.

What is a Training Advisor? It is member of the Scout Association who works with new leaders and helps them work through and plan their training on their journey to become experienced leaders within Scouting.

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