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County Updates – Issue 2

The latest edition of County Updates has been issued from the County Office to all members with an email address on Compass.

To : All Scouters registered with email on Compass (excluding Occasional Helpers)

County Updates – 26 January 2017 – Issue 2


Hello and welcome to County Updates, our new regular email communication from Norfolk Scouts County Office to highlight news, announcements and opportunities that exist.

If you have anything you would like to promote then get in touch or 01603 502246.

In this edition

  • Conference
  • South West Norfolk District Commissioner
  • Norfolk Scouts Programme Challenge
  • Local Training Manager Appointment
  • Training Opportunities
  • Change of Contact Details
  • Sainsbury’s Active Kids


Thank you to the members of Central Norfolk, Northern Norwich and South West Norfolk who attended our Conference over the weekend.

This was a really constructive use of time planning for development and growth in your Districts.

You can read more here

South West Norfolk District Commissioner

We have a vacancy for a District Commissioner to lead Scouting in South West Norfolk district. A search group has been formed to find all those adults interested in this volunteer role.

A DC vacancy pack, that includes a nomination form is available on the County Website. Deadline for nominations is 5 February 2017.

Norfolk Scouts Programme Challenge 2017

Our Programme Team have devised a set of challenges focusing on Recruitment, Growth, Community and Shouting about Scouting.

These optional challenges can add an extra element to your programmes.

More details are available here

Local Training Manager Appointment

We are pleased to welcome Simon Lonsdale to the County Training team who joins us as Local Training Manager for Central Norfolk.

Simon has many years Scouting and training experience.

Simon’s email address is

Training Opportunities

There is a Module 15 – Promoting Positive Behaviour training session being run in Drayton on Monday 6 February. More details can be found here

A Module 37 – Advising on Adult Appointments training session is taking place on Saturday 18 February in Drayton. More details can be found here

Change of Contact Details

Please note new email addresses for the following County Team members:

Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2017

Sainsbury’s are running their Active Kids initiative again this year, this is an opportunity for Scout Groups to collect vouchers from parents, relatives and friends to exchange for equipment.

More details can be found on the Active Kids Website.