In cases of EXTREME EMERGENCY (only) please contact the Scout Information Centre at HQ on 0845 300 1818 or, after hours, the Duty Media Office or the Duty Safeguarding Officer using the out of hours service on 07977 539630.
See report from HAMBLETON TODAY - here
The District Commissioner is a uniformed, management role and we need someone who can provide leadership, motivation and guidance to our other adult volunteers. You don’t need any prior experience of Scouting to apply for this role and we welcome applications from people of any age. The role can also be undertaken individually or as a job-share as part of a District Commissioner Team.
The District Commissioner Vacancy Pack (click HERE) provides invaluable advice on this rewarding volunteer role and a link to the application form.
Scouting often involves catering or food handling, so all leaders, supporters and young people must be extra vigilant if they are to avoid contamination, especially when preparing food outdoors! Food poisoning can be fatal, so we all have a duty of care to all our fellow members!
Food can be polluted physically, e.g. by grass or leaves, or it can contain chemicals such as meths or detergent. The food itself, such as nuts, eggs, flour, milk, fish, or even celery and mustard, etc., can be an allergen for some people, and microbial contamination is also a huge danger.
The temperature of food, especially high risk foods like raw meat, cooked meat products, dairy produce, shellfish, eggs and cooked rice, is critical, with the most dangerous zone being between 5°C - 63°C.
Humans are the biggest carrier of microbes, so hand washing is vital both before, during and after food preparation.
Aprons and gloves should be worn and hair tied back at all times. Different coloured cloths and chopping boards should be used for different tasks and temperature probes should always be available in a kitchen. The safe storage of food and the regular cleaning and temperature checking of fridges and freezers is also something that should be addressed by GROUP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES who are responsible for Scout Premises.
THE AWARD FOR MERIT
Ken Brill (District Active Support) York Ebor District
Alan Butler (Group Skills Instructor) 1st Clifton Sea Scouts, York Minster District
Dick Chalmers (District Chair) Ingleborough District
Robert Childs (Group Administrator) Dunnington Scout Group, York Ebor District
Mike Fitzsimmons (District Treasurer) Ingleborough District
Anne Fry (Group Active Support) Dringhouses Scout Group, York Ebor
Cherry Flitcroft (Group Chair) 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group, Ingleborough District
Alan Furby (District Appointments Chair) York Ebor District
Joe Glover (Assistant Cub Scout Leader) West Thorpe (Methodist) Scout Group, York Ebor District
William Hattersley (District Active Support) York Minster District
Vince Jenner (District Active Support) York Ebor District
Paul Mills (Group Skills Instructor) 1st Clifton Sea Scouts, York Minster District
Daniel Nelson (Scout Leader) 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group, Ingleborough District
Michael Richmond (District Active Support) York Minster District
Richard Rowson (Group Skills Instructor) 1st Clifton Sea Scouts, York Minster District
Tara Stephenson (Scout Leader) Dringhouses Scout Group, York Ebor District
Graeme Taylor (District Treasurer) York Ebor District
CHIEF SCOUT'S COMMENDATION FOR GOOD SERVICE
Gill Allan (Cub Scout Leader) Ingleton Scout Group, Ingleborough District
John Allan (District Scouter) Ingleborough District
Jane Nelson (Group Executive Member) 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group, Ingleborough District
Carole Ogilvie (Group Secretary) 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scout Group, Ingleborough District
Gill Pinkerton (District Supporter) Ingleborough District
Jackie Rowe (Assistant Beaver Scout Leader) Ingleton Scout Group, Ingleborough District
Cathy Tazzyman (joint-District Commissioner) Ingleborough District
Carl Unsworth (joint-District Commissioner) Ingleborough District
Kat Unsworth (Scout Leader) Ingleton Scout Group, Ingleborough District
Jennifer Wood (Group Executive Member) Ingleton Scout Group, Ingleborough District
COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S COMMENDATION
Gemma Tyrie (Beaver Scout Leader) Ingleton Scout Group, Ingleborough District
NORTH EAST REGION AWARD - THE BAR TO THE AWARD FOR MERIT
Mark Edwards (County Commissioner) North Yorkshire
Mark adds: "With considerable Scouting and training experience, David will be a key member of the County Training Team and will oversee the management of Local Training Managers and the delivery of training in 6 Scouting Districts: Harrogate & Nidderdale; Ingleborough; Selby; South Craven; York Ebor and York Minster. Simon Hickling, our other County Training Delivery Manager will now take on the same responsibilities with; Easingwold; Leven; Northallerton; Richmondshire; Ripon & District; Ryedale and Scarborough & District.
I am sure that you will support David in his new role and help to improve further our management and delivery of training across the County."