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N & L Scout Events -- Page 5 :: County Camp--Page 6

Inside this edition

Your Voice on Scouting in Nottinghamshire

Page 2 Awards. Outdoor Training. Page 3 D of E. Fund Raiser. Robin Hood Festival. Page 4 Scout Shops. Big Bounce. Can you help? County Football Tournament. Page 5 N & L Scout Events. Phoenix Fun Run. 44th Nottingham. Charity Gig. Page 6 Orienteering Competition, County Camp. Support YOUR favourite charity. Page 7 Galleries of Justice. Page 8 Scout Association Campaign. Page 9 CLIC Sargent, Caring for Cjildren with Cancer. N.E.S.S.T. Challenge Walk.

in brief

APRIL/MAY/JUNE

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Help for Scouting

HE Walesby Forest Lodge is holding an `Open' meeting at Redhill Scout HQ on Saturday 13th June to which Scout Leaders and their partners are invited. The subject of the meeting will be a talk on "Masonic Donations to Charity", with particular emphasis on identifying the needs of local Scouting and ways in which Masonry can assist. You may have read Tony Harvey's article in Scouting Magazine about this topic. The talk will give a local flavour to the same theme. Following the talk there will be a Buffet lunch across the road at The Wagon & Horses at a cost of £10 per person. If you would like to attend, please contact Howard Parker, Tel: 0115 877 0875 or e-mail: [email protected] A Booking form will be sent to you along with details of the arrangements.

sea of 36 smiley faces from Newark District at Czech Friendship Exchange Camp 2008 (Cz08), hosted by two CzScout Groups at Ratbor & Planany. This was our 8th Cz Friendship Exchange, held every other year since 1994.

Friendship Exchange Camp 2008

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Another Exchange, with Newark hosting is planned for 2010. Very best wishes for 2009, and thanks for all activities and contacts during 2008, much appreciated. Rodney

S c o u t i n g i n Ta n z a n i a

ENTRAL NOTTS District Scout Leader Phil Barlow and his wife Elaine have been working in Tabora Tanzania during the Autumn and had the opportunity to meet with the local Scout Group in the town. Eric Ngatunga is the Group Leader and has been looking for tents and camping equipment for his group. The Group has very little as they experienced and it will be a real help with the surplus tents and equipment they are sending over to them in the container which is leaving the UK at the end of April. Included with the 14 tents being sent is a brand new 6ft x 4ft flat bed trailer and a solar powered fridge. While in Tabora Elaine will

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be working in the clinic helping with the administration and also visiting families giving them much needed support and advice. Phil will be building water towers used to harvest

water from living accommodations and the local school. Any Groups in the City or County who would like a talk on the project please contact them at the number below.

Phil and Elaine Barlow - Central Notts DSL Dist Sec. Tel 0115 9526488 07890112865 e mail - [email protected]

Awards

The Chief Scout Award was presented by the Lord Beaver Scouts

7th Nottingham Renne Hines, Sam Pacey , Harry Warnock, Megan King . 24th Nottingham Imogen Chaplin, Harry Clifford , Rosie Gough Beaver , Laura Matthews, Daniel Matthews, Harry Potton. 47th Nottingham Ebony Thomas. 62nd Nottingham Edward Buddo, Anish Bagalkote, Ryan Fearn, William Hammond, Karam Sangha , Tobias Brown , Taylor Mellors , Kai-Yan Lai Beaver. 64th Nottingham Nathan Farmer Beaver , Joshua Shipman Beaver , Joshua Cole. 75th Nottingham Harry Ilyk, Jonathan Lee, Bilal Qureshi. 102nd Nottingham Harry Walker, Isobel Walker, Paige Garvin. 1st Clifton Ruth Carver, Katie-Anne Eyston. 1st Silverdale Myles Kennelly Beaver

Awards

Mayor of Nottingham to 31 Beaver Scouts, 42 Cub

Awards

Scouts, 19 Scouts and three Explorer Scouts at Scouts

Awards

the Nottingham High School for Boys.

Cub Scouts

7th Nottingham

Stephen Lambley 39th Nottingham Dylan Edwards Cub 48th Nottingham Steven Rush, Sabrina Rush, Jack Swaby, Eden Johnson, Jack Foster, Calum Ludlow, Nathan Askew ,Daniel Fritz , Nathaniel Mills. 62nd Nottingham Tobias Burton Rudge, Alexander Habgood, Nicholas Randle , Phillip Randle, Shaun Sunderland, Harry Hardy , William Foley, Sam Towner, Reuben Lee, Tom Walton. 75th Nottingham Alec Johnson , Alexander Connolly, Joshua Ilyk, Gareth Ellis 124th Middleton Thomas Dowd 124th Nottingham Daniel McDonald, Charlie Smith, Daniel Deadman -Corsie , Shaun Preston, Joseph Nowicki, Lewis Banks, James English Cub, Daniel LichfieldDoyle, Oliver Dee. 1st Silverdale Luke Bell . 1st Clifton Kalesha Downer, Lauren Featherstone, Aaron Carver, Adam Carver, Curtis Carnelley, Ethan Galbraith .

34th Nottingham Andrew Shaker, Chris Houlton, David Barthorpe, Matthew Wetton, John Charlton, Eamonn Lim, Dhruva Biswas, Sam Dickinson, Josh Weir, Christopher Brenchley, Ashley Corke, Franklyn Richards, Bhargav Srinivasan, Henry Stothard, Peter Hardwidge, Alexander Hodgkinson. 35th Nottingham Tom Page, Christopher Driver. 1st Clifton James Brocklehurst. Explorer Aurora Hollie Smith, Rebecca Smith, Amie Jayne Ward.

The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Councillor Barrie Cooper, presented Chief Scout Awards, at the Rushcliffe Civic Centre, to the following recipients:-

BRONZE AWARD 1st Bingham (Aquila) Josh Kirk, Nicholas Hood, Oliver Dyble, Abbie Mayes, Tome Dunn, Joshua Bentley. 1st Cotgrave. Victoria Cox, Rebecca Pick, Michael Mesham, Harry Haywood, Charlie G Palmer.

1st Kinoulton. Daniel Blackburn SILVER AWARD 1st Radcliffe on Trent (Panther Pack) Tom Dunnington. 1st Cotgrave. Adam Haywood, Samuel Massham, Samuel Pick, Ben Warren, Chloe Warren.

GOLD AWARD 2nd Cotgrave (Ashlea School) Lewis Baldwin PLATINUM AWARD 2nd Cotgrave (Ashlea School) Luke Baldwin, Emma Walker, Dominic Jackson, Dean Riordan, James Kibble.

BRONZE AWARD: Tom Ridgard of 5th Hucknall Beaver Scout Colony has gained his Chief Scout Bronze Award.

SILVER AWARD: Matthew Smith and Joel North, 2nd Chilwell

OUTDOOR TRAINING WEEKENDS IN DERBYSHIRE

Adults Rock Climbing Training Weekend We are running a training weekend for Rock Climbing and Hillwalking in Derbyshire on 3rd-5th April 2009. This course is aimed at any adult who wants to be able to supervise single pitch rock climbing, and will cover set ups, group control, equipment, together with advice on routes. This can be for Novices or those with more experience who want to brush up their skills. This course will be based at a Peak District Hostel with instruction from one of our experienced outdoor team. There may be the chance of being assessed for an activity permit, depending upon previous experience. Cost £30 including accommodation, food & instruction. adult who wants to get to Terrain One Standard, and will cover navigation, group control, and equipment together with advice on routes. This course will be based at a Peak District Hostel with instruction from one of our experienced outdoor team. There may be the chance of being assessed for an activity permit, depending upon previous experience. Cost £30 including accommodation, food & instruction. Quote N2053 for a 15% discount, larger discounts for large orders

Blacks & Milletts

Various stores in Nottingham, Blacks in Victoria Centre or St James Street 10% Discount on showing membership card

Castle Outdoors

Maid Marian Way, Nottingham 10% Discount on showing membership card

Discounts

With the credit crunch affecting us all, here are a few local outdoor retail outlets that offer Discounts, if you know of any others let us know and we will update this list:

Desperate Measures

39-41 Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford, Nottingham, East Midlands, NG2 5BB Mail order hotline: 0115 981 6815 Canoe & Kayak retailer, 15% discount for leaders when showing membership card, larger orders attract larger discounts depending upon manufacturer.

Cotswold Outdoor

Castle Buildings Adults Hillwalking Training Weekend Castle Boulevard, Notts, NG7 1SA We are running a training weekend for 0115 957 6890 hillwalking in Derbyshire on 3rd ­ 5th April 2009. This course is aimed at any Contact County Resource Centre for

Copy date for the next edition of Bivouac is information if required. May 22nd more

DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

ACCREDITATION FOR EXPEDITION ASSESSORS LL Assessors for D of E Expeditions at Bronze, Silver & Gold must now be accredited with the D of E HQ at Windsor. For us in Scouting we are being allowed a transition year in 2009 so that we can get all our assessors trained and accredited for the 2010 expedition season. All assessors will be required to work through eInduction http://www.dofetraining.org/induction/content. html at the end of which is a test. A mark in excess of 80% is required to pass and a certificate can then be printed out. You need to allow a good hour to work through this audio/ visual presentation. Please keep the certificate safe as you will need to show it before going on to the next stage which is that all assessors for Bronze, Silver & Gold expeditions will then need to complete two courses, each lasting a day. The first of these is the `Introduction to the D of E Award' which will include information relating to Scouting. We all have to complete this course irrespective of the number of years we might have been involved with the Award. I have completed the course myself and can say that I found it quite useful as there have been a number of changes to the Award recently and these are covered in detail. The 2nd course we all then need to complete is the Expedition Assessor Accreditation Course and then, if you wish to assess in Wild Country for Gold (or Silver) there is an additional online module. All assessors will then have a `supported assessment' for part of a practice or qualifying expedition. On successful completion of this training a certificate will be issued giving accreditation for 5 years and you will be supplied with an ID card. Revalidation will be available after 5 years. I attended a Train the Trainer course at Gilwell in January and will be assisting with provision of the 2 training courses which will be arranged at Regional level with input from Gilwell and the Award Training Department. It is expected that these will initially be run in all Regions between April and July 2009. For Nottinghamshire the supported assessments will be carried out by Steve Cree and myself. We both expect to attend training courses for this in the next couple of months. To help us in planning our diaries could all leaders please inform me of the dates of all practice and qualifying expeditions to be held during this coming year ASAP. When you are an accredited assessor you will be able to assess expeditions for any other Operating Authority as well as within Scouting. Our Hillwalking Permit scheme still applies so if you wish to assess in terrain 1 or 2 you still need to apply in the usual way.

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20 Conditions for D of E Expeditions The D of E Award Office are emphasising that there are 20 Conditions which must be met by every team undertaking an expedition. They can be found at http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/Doing your D of E your D of E programme/Sections/Expedition 20 conditions 20 conditions aspx. Please look at these now. Although many of them have applied in the past we have had some flexibility in their implementation however, from now on, if we wish to diverge from any of the Conditions we have to apply for a variation through Gilwell at least 12 weeks before the start of the expedition. I need to highlight two of these Conditions which have frequently not been adhered to in the past: Expedition Aims (Condition 4) I often get books submitted, particularly for Bronze and Silver Expeditions, where the aim given is "completion of a successful journey". This is not now adequate. Please see the link on the County website www.nottinghamshire-scouts.com/DofE.html for ideas. Planned activity (Condition 18) `You must do the minimum hours of planned daily activity for your D of E level'. The daily requirements are: Bronze: At least 6 hrs during daylight (at least 3 of which must be spent journeying) Silver: At least seven hours during daylight (at least 3.5 of which must be spent journeying) Gold: At least eight hours during daylight (at least 4 of which must be spent journeying) It is not now acceptable to have a shortened first day and longer subsequent days AWARDS GAINED Congratulations to: BRONZE Gemini ESU, Central Notts Kieran Betts Ben Kelley Natalie Scott Lewis Walker SILVER West Bridgford ESU Helen Eagle Rachel Vojvodic Mansfield ESU Katie Pepper 34th Nottingham ESU Alexander Aldred Stuart Wells

For further information on any aspects of the Award please contact: David B Henson, County DofE Award Adviser, [email protected] or contact the CRC for my address/telephone number

Experian Robin Hood Festival of Running

Sunday 13 September 2009 Volunteers Required must be over 16 years Time - Between 9 am and 3.30 pm Goody Bag Stuffing on Wednesday 9th September 10am ­ 4pm Thursday 10th September 10am ­ 4 pm Friday 11th September 10am ­ 4pm If you can help Please contact Rachel Broughton HEADWAY ­ THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION 190 Bagnall Road, Nottingham NG6 8SF Telephone 0115 924 0800 Email: eventsandconferences @headway.org.uk

24th Nottingham (Cavendish) Hucknall Road, Sherwood, Nottingham

BLACKWOODS SHOP

Open every Wednesday evening 6-8 pm during term time. Second Saturday in every month (except August) 10 am ­ 3 pm Thursday and Friday -- Evenings by appointment

Telephone Jenny 07711345986 or 0115 926 7830

Full range of uniforms, record cards, paper work, certificates, woggles and 2007 memorabilia in stock. Camping equipment books, etc. to order. Come and see what we have, tell us what you would like us to stock.

Compare our prices County Scouts Football Tournament

Winners of the County Scouts Football Tournament, 3rd Woodthorpe of Central Notts Didtrict, pictured with Explorer Scout leader Richard Alton

Hire our electric Go - Karts for your Beaver Scouts or Cub Scouts on your next activity night

They are ideal as an outdoor activity throughout the summer months. Our karts are designed to be used by children from 3 - 10 years old. Their top speed is 6 mph, so they're nice and safe. We can organise sessions at your local campsite ­ Sherbrooke, Calverton - Hollygate, Cotgrave Walesby, Ollerton - Drum Hill, Derby, Abel Wood, Ravenshead - Robin Hood, Mansfield Or any other suitable venue (indoors or out) We bring everything to make your session safe and enjoyable, which includes four electric karts, an inflatable safety barrier and two trained operators. All you do is turn up and relax. We look after everything else! Why not take advantage of one of our special deals below ­ Summer go-karting session Approx length 2 hours (ideal for 10 ­ 20 children) Price - £100 What's included? Booking of venue; Full safety briefing; 1½ hours of karting; Organised races if required; A medal for the winner(s) Deluxe go-karting session Approx length 3 hours (ideal for up to 30 children) Price - £130 What's included? Booking of venue; Full safety briefing; 2 hours of karting; Organised races if required; A medal for the winner(s); Bouncy castle (to keep the kids entertained when they're not racing) Driving standards session Approx length 3 hours (ideal for up to 20 children) Price £120 What's included? Booking of venue; Full safety briefing; 2 hours of driving instruction which includes: Reverse parking, obstacle avoidance, overtaking, etc. We can even organise a 17 seat scout minibus (with seat belts), at a very reasonable rate, to pick you up if you're struggling on transport. To book your session call Matt or Lou at Big Bounce on 0115 952 6678 or 07743 493 439 or visit our website ­ www.big-bounce.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Scouts Charity Shop

Could you help? Can you help?

Do you . . .

· · · · · Enjoy meeting new people? Like working in a happy environment? Have some time to spare? Want to make a difference Want to find an easy way to give something back to Scouting?

If you have answered yes to at least one of the above then it's you we are looking for! We are looking for volunteers to give some time to work in the Scout Charity Shop on Mansfield Road, Sherwood. We would like the shop to open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. but we can't do that without your help. If you have any time available and you would be willing to work with the shop team during opening hours then please get in touch with the County Office and they will pass your contact details on to us.

WEST BRIDGFORD SCOUT SHOP

Uniform :: Publications :: Souvenirs :: Scarves and Woggles Stationery :: No P & P 10% discount Items as per catalogue or see website www.scouts.org,uk/shop

Making the difference for Scouting in Nottinghamshire

County Office: Telephone 0115 9523617. E-mail: [email protected]

Orders to be collected. :: No credit

Margaret Nurse -- Tel 0115 9235408

Nottinghamshire Scouts Charity Shop

[email protected]

PHOENIX SCOUT NETWORK PRESENTS

Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire Scout Councils (N&L Scout Events or Youth Fundays) in partnership with The Merlin Group have created a discounted hassle-free alternative to arranging a day out for youth organizations and their families and friends. The tickets when purchased through us not only give money to Scouting but also are always cheaper than the Group rate at the attraction.

Around the grounds of Elvaston Castle Country Park Sunday 17th May 2009 @ 11am

It's a 2.2 mile circular route. Run, jog or just walk!! £3 per entry. Why not take part in fancy dress? Entrants collect sponsors on behalf of their group / unit For more information including entry and sponsorship forms go to Website www.phoenixscoutnetwork.co.uk Email [email protected]

ALTON TOWERS ALTON TOWERS GOLF AND CARIBA CREEK ALTON TOWERS HOTELS WARWICK CASTLE LONDON DUNGEON YORK DUNGEON EDINBURGH DUNGEON MADAME TUSSAUDS ALL THE SEALIFE CENTRES

TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS TELEPHONE 0115 952 3617 OR 0116 277 8998

OR ON-LINE AT

Call 07929637279

www.youthfundays.co.uk

44th Nottingham (Basford) Scouts

Air Rifle Shooting

CUB SCOUTS :: SCOUTS EXPLORER SCOUTS NETWORK SCOUTS :: LEADERS

Booking available for Thursday evenings.

Shoot Nights :: Master At Arms Badges

All sessions run by NSRA Instructors (National Smallbore Rifle Association) Please email [email protected] for further information and bookings

Nottinghamshire Scouts

County Camp 2009

Scout Orienteering Competition

ottinghamshire Scouts, in partnership with Nottingham Orienteering Club held their annual Scout Orienteering competition at Walesby Forest Scout Camp. The event was well represented by Scouts and Explorers from the county. 5th Mansfield Sea Scouts swept the board in the Scouts and Explorer categories, winning both team categories. Scout Luke Williams and Explorer James Lowe also won their individual sections. Former Nottinghamshire Chief Constable Steve Green is Chairman of Nottingham Orienteering Club. His son Matthew (14) was attached to 5th Mansfield for the morning to mentor newcomers to the sport. He was very impressed by their ability and enthusiasm, encouraging the team to attend local open events.

Welcome to Hollywood

Walesby Forest Scout Centre 1st ­ 4th May 2009

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Beaver Bugs Life Day

Sunday 3rd May 2009

For a fun packed themed weekend Bigger & better activities, arena events. Five Themed Sub Camps.

Young People £15.00 Adults £7.50 Beavers £5.00

For more information, contact the County office 0115 9523617 [email protected]

Scout O 2008: Luke Williams (Left) and James Lowe (right) Scout O 2008 team (below): The 5th Mansfield Sea Scouts and Explorers with their trophies.

Help support YOUR favourite Charity

ET Mansfield & District Scouts and the Rotary Club of Ravenshead organise a fund raising event for you to raise money for your favourite Charity. On May 9th 2009 we will be holding our fourth Byron Challenge Walk. The Byron Challenge Walk, starts and finishes at the Ravens Lodge (Scout Headquarters) (GR 566554), and takes place in the beautiful rolling countryside around Lord Byron's ancestral home of Newstead Abbey. The walk is fully marshalled with refreshments available.

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All you need to do is enter; we will send you a sponsorship pack and more details. You then obtain as many sponsors as possible; a trophy is available for the individual or team raising the most sponsorship. Eighty percent of the sponsorship you raise will go to your own Charity. The remaining 20% will go to the rebuilding fund for the Robin Hood Camping and Outdoor Activity Centre. Over the past three events Charities have received over £13,000 from those

that have taken part in the event. This year it could be you! Entry fees are £6 or for a group of 4 walkers it is just £10. If you decide to give 100% of the money raised to the Robin Hood Camping and Outdoor Activity Centre the entry is FREE. For an entry pack please call Paul Craddock on Mansfield 467704 or e-mail [email protected] Closing date for entries is May 1st 2009, so get your entry pack now. Happy fund raising!

SPECIAL GROUP VISITS AT THE MUSEUM

Indoor Picnic Area Available

Special Group Offers

Ask about our special offers for all Scouts, Guides, Beavers, Brownies and Cub Packs

Court & Condemned Tour

Take part in a trial before being sent down into the prison to meet the Gaoler.

Ghosts & Gallows Tour

Get the heebie jeebies by taking a tour through the most haunted building in the UK!

City of Caves Tour

Explore the dark depths of these tunnels and meet real cave dwellers from the past.

Galleries of Justice Museum The Lace Market, Nottingham www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk

Contact Helen for more details: 0115 952 0555 [email protected]

SCOUT ASSOCIATION CAMPAIGN TEAM MEMBER BRIEFING

The Scout Association

Gilwell Park Chingford London E4 7QW Tel + 44 (0)20 8433 7100 Fax + 44 (0)20 8433 7103 email [email protected] www.scouts.org.uk Patron HM The Queen President HRH The Duke of Kent Founder Robert Baden-Powell OM Chief Scout Peter Duncan

Incorporated by Royal Charter Charity No. 306101

THE `STOP THE RAIN TAX' CAMPAIGN: The Story So Far....

If this is the first briefing you have received relating to changes in surface water drainage charges, you may wish to look at the November briefing, which can be found here. In November, we asked members to fill in a survey to give us a better understanding of the impact that changes in surface water charges would have on Scout Groups across the country.

meaning that capacities would have to be very high, or rainwater would have to overflow, possibly incurring a cost once again.

What we are doing now

The Scout Association Public Affairs and Campaigns Team have been working with MPs and the Government to raise concerns about the impact of these charges on community groups. We are delighted to say that the Department for the Environment has now confirmed they are looking again at this issue and the guidelines that OFWAT have issued. We will ensure that the information gained in our survey is shared with DEFRA and will be meeting with the Minister responsible on behalf of our Members shortly. We also want to make sure all MPs know about the impact of these charges on community organisations so that they can add their voice to calling for the charges to be removed and for help for groups to make their properties more environmentally friendly.

Reporting Back on our Survey...

Thank you to everyone who filled in the survey. Almost 300 Groups responded to highlight the impacts these charges are having and will have on our Movement. A third of respondents have premises 650m2 or above, meaning they fall into the highest bracket for the rateable value of surface water drainage. Just over half (54%) of respondents also have a car park, while the vast majority (82%) have some surrounding space. These could both increase the area that these Groups are charged for, further increasing costs. At present only 20% of Groups who responded have already had some form of charges levied. These Groups have reported an increase in water costs of between £60 and £600 a year, representing between 1% and 25% of their overall budgets. For example, 1st Weston and Weston Point Scout Group in Cheshire are now being charged £564 per annum by United Utilities, which, when added to their metered water charges, accounts for around one third of their total annual budget. It is also not just Scout buildings that will be affected by these charges with sports clubs, village halls and religious buildings also affected. Penrith RUFC has seen its annual water costs rise from almost £700 to over £4,000 per annum, and St Luke's Church, North Thornaby will see costs soar from £70 to well over £600. In our survey over two thirds of respondents had not heard about the charges. Whilst some water companies have not introduced charges yet, this could mean Groups are paying these costs or unaware of the need to budget for them. OFWAT, the Water Regulator, has ordered that all water companies will have to introduce these charges by 2010 so all Groups will have to pay them eventually. We also asked Members about measures they could take to deal with the cause of charges such as soakaways and rainwater recycling. Many Groups would take action to improve the environmental impact of their buildings. · Over half could have a soakaway dug. The main reasons given for this not being possible (39%) were a lack of space and the cost. · 88% would consider rainwater recycling, but many said the cost of putting in such a system and the space needed was prohibitive. Furthermore, some Scout buildings are not used for long periods over holidays,

How you can help

Please help us by writing to your MP to ask them to raise this matter with DEFRA and calling for these charges to be scrapped. We have drafted a sample letter that you can send via email here. This will automatically send your email to your local MP. If you would rather write your own letter you may wish to include the following points: · An overview of what the charges are. · The cost implication of these charges for your Group along with the percentage of your total budget this represents. · What sort of activities may have to be scaled back in order to cover the increased costs. · The fundraising that you already do and the challenge that meeting the additional cost would present. · The willingness of Groups to act to improve the environmental impact of their buildings through using soakaways or rainwater recycling. · Ask your MP to take the case to Jane Kennedy, the Minister for Farming and the Environment within DEFRA. You can find out who your local MP is and how to contact them here. We now have over 100 members signed up to help campaign on this issue - if you want to join our campaign please email [email protected] to receive campaign updates. On behalf of The Scout Association I would like to thank you for your help ­ together we can and we are making a difference through this campaign. Stella Creasy, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns The Scout Association 020 8433 7215 [email protected]

Get your kids to `Kick for Children with Cancer' this season

LIC SARGENT is urging families to pull on their shooting boots this season and get involved in fun football fundraising events to raise money for children and young people with cancer. The charity is encouraging young fans of the beautiful game to take part in its nationwide fundraiser, `Kick for Children with Cancer'. Schools and youth clubs can sign up and organise fun events like sponsored penalty shoot outs or fancy dress matches. "Every kick goes a long way to

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One Day Volunteering Opportunities in Nottingham

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help families living with childhood cancer," says Danny Burke, the charity's Football Events Manager. "If you have a football-crazy child or perhaps teach or coach a youth team then do get involved. Taking part is easy and your child's school or club can choose to keep 25% of any money raised." To find out more information about CLIC Sargent's Kick for Children with Cancer 2009 campaign, or to sign-up, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/ football or call 08451 20 22 32

O you want to be involved in something special? Something big? Something to REALLY put Nottingham on the map? Why not help us by volunteering to either marshal, help out at the end or do goody bag stuffing for the Experian Robin Hood Festival of Running? It aims to be the biggest and best event the UK has to offer and really will be a carnival atmosphere on the day!

N.E.S.S.T.

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N Saturday 17th January 2009, over 750 Leaders, Explorers, Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Beavers took part in the 19th N.E.S.S.T. Challenge Walk and Ramble organised by the Nottinghamshire Emergency Scout Support Team at Walesby Forest. The first walk commenced at midday with 170 Beavers, Leaders and Parents taking a gentle stroll around Walesby stopping half way for hot dogs and drinks. Later on in the afternoon 210 Cubs commenced their walk which was five miles taking in local footpaths around the site boundary. The Cub Walk finished around 18.00hrs after which a sausage and fish supper was served in the Sherwood Lodge. The sun shone `briefly' with rain appearing mid afternoon ensuring some walkers got a little wet. Everybody arrived back in good spirits! At 18.00hrs the night hike commenced with over 400 entrants walking over two routes around Sherwood Pines, Vicars Water, Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Rufford and Ollerton. Checkpoints were provided throughout by very enthusiastic Scouters offering snacks and hot drinks to those in need! The night was eventually dry but only after the biggest downfall of rain which we have ever encountered on one of our night hikes. This helped keep everyone on the move. Due to the weather in the early part of the evening, we had more than normal dropping out however; all walkers were home by 06.00 Sunday morning. On behalf of the organisers, I would like to thank everyone who took part especially the 80 plus staff as without them we would not be able to continue this popular scouting event. I look forward to meeting you all again next year at our C E L E B R A T I O N 2 0 t h ANNIVERSARY CHALLENGE WALK 2010. We will have special routes for all walkers and discounts available for groups that have supported us over the last few years. Further information will be available shortly. 2009 RESULTS Long 1st Warrior ESU 2 1st Nuthall Leaders rd 3 SHU FMC Elite / SHU Fell Walking & Mountaineering Club

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CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading children's cancer charity, have been fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the official charities for the run. Could you help us by volunteering? Marshal volunteers -- Sunday 13 September 2009 If you can volunteer for just one day we would be delighted if you would help at this event. We need 80 volunteers on Sunday 13 September, 60 will be along the route helping with directions (you must be over the age of 18 to volunteer to be a marshal on most parts of the course, although on some parts you can be 16 or over if with suitable adult supervision) and 20 at the finish line, giving out goody bags (we welcome volunteers of 14 plus for this opportunity). Timings depend on which section you get allocated. The longest time you will be needed for is from early morning to around 3pm. No experience is necessary and full briefings will be given to all volunteers. For more information and to volunteer please contact Dee on 0113 2307902 or dee. [email protected] Goody bag stuffing volunteers -- 9 September 2009 Join fundraisers from the official charities, including CLIC Sargent to help fill 12,000 runners' goody bags to be given out at the finish line. If you can volunteer for the morning, the afternoon or for all day you will be very welcome to help stuff these bags. Goody bag stuffing will take place between 9:30am and 4pm. No experience is necessary and we welcome help from anyone or any organisation. Stuffing will take place at the marathon start point on the embankment in Nottingham. For more information or to volunteer please contact Dee on 0113 2307902 or [email protected]

Short 1 2 East Leake Scouts 2nd 2nd Mansfield Scouts A Team 3rd Six Blokes and a couple of Birds

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20th N.E.S.S.T

Challenge Walk ­ 23rd January 2010

Application forms will be available in September 2009

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