To celebrate the remarkable publication of the 300th edition of Have-u-Heard, here's a look right back to Issue No.1 published in December 1991.
The slider will advance a year at a time every 20 seconds - hover over to see the arrows which you can use to move back and forward in time, or click a year to jump straight there.
There's lots of stuff to jog your memory - prices of things at the time, names you will remember, and of course Scouting events.
We promise that you WILL find yourself saying "I can't believe that was that long ago!"
The first prize of a Citroen AX10 Motor Car was won by ticket number 55910 in NYCSC County raffle.
The winner was Mrs. E. Gears from BREL at York.
The ticket was drawn out at Stokesley Show by the local Rotary Club President.
No weekends are left unbooked this year,, but now is the time to book early for any required in 1992.
Costs are £130 for a weekend, £250 for a Monday to Friday, with 10% discount for North Yorkshire Groups.
Contact the Warden (Richard) on 0642 322XXX
Can we remind ALL members that since January 1991 headgear is no longer part of the official Scout Uniform and should not be worn at National or Local events.
The limited exceptions mainly concern Air and Sea Scouts.
Another Car Raffle has been organised for 1993 and tickets will be available from January.
The draw will be held in October 1993
Make money for your District or Group by selling as many tickets as possible
The County Executive Committee has now approved the launch of a "200 Club" in the New Year.
Members agree to support Scouting in North Yorkshire by a contribution of £1 a week and in doing so become entitled to be included in an on-going distribution of prizes.
It should be clearly understood by all Leaders, Instructors and Helpers that it is a Criminal Offence to inflict any form of physical punishment to children OR adults.
All forms of punishment to the body, for example, striking, shaking, kicking, pulling of hair or ears, is not permitted.
Parents sometimes give permission for their child to be punished, in spite of this, IT IS NOT PERMITTED.
Stephen Roberts of Filey Scout Troop achieved runner up in the UNICEF UNITE greeting card competition
You will also be delighted to learn that Garth Morrison, our Chief Scout, was appointed C.B.E. in the Queen's New Years Honours list.
You will remember that this scheme was to put money into the Scout Association every time you used your card.
In recent months they have started to charge £7.50 for the privilege of using their card.
Perhaps rather than Pay the Bank of Scotland, we should covenant this amount to the Scout Association, it might be more beneficial to us?
There will be a JOTA station situated at the National Parks Centre, Sutton Bank on 21st/22nd October. If any Groups would like to take part please contact Gareth Roberts of 1st Helmsley Scout Group.
North Yorkshire have received a request from a World Link Organiser in New Zealand wishing to make contacts with Cub Packs and Scout Troops.
If you would be interested in forging links with New Zealand, please contact Alan Bell ACC (International).
The farewell visit to the County of the Chief Scout, Sir Garth Morrison, took place on 14th January 1996.
It was an excellent occasion for North Yorkshire County Scouts, especially for the 700+ who were able to attend, because all of us derived inspiration and pleasure in meeting old and new friends by taking part in the activities and by the opportunity to thank the Chief Scout for all he has done for Scouting over the last 8 years.
There is still time to book for this Regional Cub Scout Event to be held at Wetherby Racecourse on 22nd/23rd June 1996.
Come along and have a fantastic time and find lots of great ideas for Leaders and Cub Scouts.
Contact Mary Godwin, ACC (Cub Scouts) for further details.
These new facilities, available from March 1996, will include air conditioned, modernised accommodation with showers and toilets in each single, twin, double, family or Dormitory room. Ideal Central London location.
Contact County Office for a tariff or contact BP House direct for bookings.
Model Lifeboats are being sold by members to raise £600,000 towards a new Lifeboat for the R.N.L.I with the aim of replacing the current “Scout” Lifeboat soon to go into retirement.
Some Groups may already be selling them but County has a supply should anyone wish to purchase them (contact Val at County Office).
The cost is £5.95 with £1 going towards the Lifeboat and £1 going into County Funds.
Units are establishing good ‘Teamwork’ skills, building confidence and having fun along the way! The U.K. Contingent has about 1,500 young people and 200 adults including Guides, British Scouts of Western Europe, and members from Bermuda, Falklands, and Cayman Islands.
They will join an estimated 28,000 other people from across the World for the 10 day Jamboree.
Despite the success of the Young Leader Scheme in this County and the recent article by Eric Fell in Scouting Magazine which has generated interest in several areas throughout the County, there are still many young people in North Yorkshire who would benefit from the project.
Remember, it is a good way of getting help for your Section. Youngsters do not have to already be a member of the Movement so why not contact your local Schools and Youth Clubs to spread the word that this might be a useful form of service for those involved in the D of E Scheme?
It has been suggested with the coming of the Internet and Email that sending “have-u-heard” electronically might be an easier and quicker way of disseminating information directly to Groups.
We aim to try this out shortly to those people requesting it, although we do not intend to cease producing the written issue. If your Group wishes to embark on this method simply let us know at the County Office.
There are conflicting reports from TOOKAY Camp Team Leaders and from Venture Scouts. One side is saying “No one is volunteering to help at the Camp” The other side says “We have volunteered but no-one is using us”.
To set the record straight we DO NEED YOUR HELP. If you have anytime to spare between 29th July and 5th August 2000 can I ask you to contact any of the Camp Team Leaders involved with this County Camp.
On 1st March 2000 Jim Boam completed 5 years as the County Commissioner for North Yorkshire Scouts. He has decided that he will relinquish his role at the end of August 2000.
There is already a "Search Committee” appointed to find a new CC for the County....watch this space!!
This 6 month consultation, commissioned by Scout HQ, will end in November 2000 and the results will be announced in February 2001.
Further copies of the 'Consultation Questionnaire' are available from the Scout Information Centre.
Don’t miss this opportunity to put forward YOUR views
From a Radio Communication released by the American Navy:
Caller 1: Please divert your Course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision
Caller2 : Recommend you divert your Course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
Caller 1: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship, divert your course.
Caller 2: No, I say again, you divert your Course.
Caller 1: This is the Aircraft Carrier Enterprise, we are a large Warship, divert your course NOW!
Caller 2: This is a Lighthouse, suggest YOU divert your course...but it's your call!!
This is the 100th Edition of have-u-heard. A little more than a year or two ago, the County Executive Committee agreed to trial this as a new publication for a period of three months to, hopefully, help with Communications across and around the County.
It ended up as a trial that lasted a LITTLE longer than anticipated. Is it time for a change? Does this publication assist or hamper communications? Is the trial period over?
Only you – the reader - knows how valuable (or not) this publication is!
The County has taken out membership which allows upto 60 members (in full time Education) and Leaders to visit any site free of charge.
You need to think about which NT site and your preferred date of visit and then contact County Office for more details
We have a badge making machine for hire from the County Office and all we ask is a £10 returnable deposit. The badges cost 12p each supplied on a sale of return basis.
The machine is a firm favourite with many of you but if you haven’t seen it and are interested in using it then contact the County Office.
The County has a supply of mobile short-wave radios available (hire charge £10).
To make a booking or to seek more information, contact Steve Hall.
York Ebor Cub Scouts are visiting Euro Disney near Paris from 5th to 7th April 2004 and can find about a dozen further places.
Cub Scouts from anywhere in the County would be welcome to join this friendly bunch, led by ADC (CS) Bren Bailey.
For details contact County Office.
Gentle reminder to all Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders from Ebor, Minster, Easingwold and Selby Districts that the sign on dates for this year’s Gang Show are 15th to 17th June at Woodthorpe School.
The Show is also eagerly seeking rehearsal pianists and a new Musical Director.
Contact John Ives for more details.
Recent amendments to legislation will have an implication for District and Group premises where Asbestos may have been used in the construction of the building.
There is a new factsheet available (FS 320002) from the Scout Information Centre.
The General Purposes and Finance Committee has been considering the idea that Adult Training within the County should be “Free at the Point of Delivery”. The idea has been adopted in other Counties and seems to work well.
The estimated cost of achieving this would be an increase of £1.00 to £1.50 on the County Levy. Do you think this is a good idea, or do you object to it?
Please let County Office know your opinion NOW.
Congratulations to those who completed the birthday challenge, some interesting, scary, big, small, hairy, shiny and cute spiders have evolved.
1st Barton won the County Challenge Prize for their “Sammy” who was fastened to a Float and paraded around Town for ALL TO SEE.
You can still obtain a certificate of participation by contacting Karen Jameson ACC(BS) via the County Office
NEW AWARD THIS YEAR: Nominations are being received by the Activities Team for persons over the age of 16, without exception, for inspirational leadership, achievements or persona.
To see how to nominate someone, please contact the County Office.
North Yorkshire Scouts are adopting, the new ‘Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme’ from 1st June. Anyone applying for an Adventurous Activity Authorisation after this date should use the new Forms from www.scoutbase.org.uk.
Those who currently hold an Authorisation need not do anything as it will be effective until its expiry date. If you wish to discuss the new scheme regarding your individual needs please contact Will Lund ACC(Activities).
We extend our heartfelt thanks to Dick Stevenson for a job well done as he retires after 7 years as County Commissioner and welcome his successor, Ian Bardon.
At present, Ian is DC for Ripon & District but takes up the role of County Commissioner on 4th November.
This is to be organised by York City Scout Fellowship and will be at St Edward the Confessor Church, Tadcaster Road, York. It begins at 7.30pm and is open to ALL Scouters and Guiders including retired Members,
The Service will be led by Vic Paylor (who at this time is still looking for an organist for the event).
If you would like to attend or know of an organist please contact Jonathan Vickers via County Office.
North Yorkshire County Scout Council is seeking to employ a Countywide Development Officer.
The closing date for applications is 15th December 2008 after which interviews will begin
Anyone may apply so contact County Scout Office for an Application Pack.
This hilarious annual event is to be held once again at the Glusburn Institute.
This year it will be staged on 21st and 22nd November at 7.15pm.
Prices for children are £3.50 and for Adults £5.00 - Book direct via the K&F Group Scout Leader.
Don't miss out on this long running annual event
An assessment day will be held on the North Yorkshire Moors on 25th April 2009 for anyone wishing to gain an Activity Permit for Hillwalking in Terrain 1.
There will be no cost for the assessment and lightweight camping will NOT be assessed on this day.
If interested send an Activity Application Form to the County Office along with an Activity Permit Application
This “Open Day” is designed to offer an insight into the range of employments, careers, and entry levels in the Regular Army.
There will be a wide range of activities to take part in.
Free entry to Uniformed Scouts and an Application Form can be obtained from the County Office.
Evidence has shown that a large percentage of people have now access to email.
From 1st September 2010 the monthly ‘have-u-heard’ will only be available by email UNLESS you specifically ask for it by post.
If you currently receive it by post and can change over, please send an email to County Office.
There is to be a Multi-Activity Camp for Scout Troops and Explorer Scout Units to be held at Ellerton Park between 9th-11th July.
Activities include canoeing, sailing, climbing, walking, cycling, windsurfing, air rifle shooting, archery and much more.
The cost will be £40 per young person and £10 per adult – including ALL activities and camping.
The closing date is 22nd May for Forms and Fees. More details available soon or contact Phil Bennett, ACC (ES).
The Scout Association’s rules on trusteeship at Group Level has changed.
Section Leaders will now need to ‘opt-in’ to become members of their Group Executive Committee by indicating their willingness to the Group’s Annual General Meeting.
See the January 2011 edition of P.O.R. Rule 3.23.
The National Railway Museum at York is offering ONE lucky winner the chance to win two tickets to ride in the carriages pulled by the newly restored Flying Scotsman.
Create a model of the Engine using whatever materials you choose – the more creative, the better then download the entry Form (which must accompany your model) from the Museum’s website and enter it before 28th April.
The first public viewing of the restored locomotive will take place at the Museum from 28th to 30th May
The National Scoutcar Races are coming to the County on 7th July 2012.
Do you rent out your HQ? Are you within 30 miles of York?
If the Answer to both is YES and you could offer accommodation space to visiting Scout groups from 6th to 8th July please contact Steve Popple with availability of number of rooms, kitchen facilities, parking, costs etc.
Ian Everard, Appointment Secretary for York Ebor District, has been chosen as a recipient of the Maundy Money which he will receive from The Queen.
Although this is in recognition of his work for his Church, it also reflects his commitment to Scouting over many years.
Congratulations from the whole Scout County go to our County President, Lord Craythorne, on his appointment as Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
This popular Annual event is open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts from across the County; meeting the needs of the Scout training scheme as regards the Expedition Challenge, the Scout Hiker Badge, and the D of E Training Scheme.
The site is booked, routes are arranged, and information and Booking Forms are now on the County Website.
All we need now are participants for this, the THIRTY FIRST such event! Numbers are limited to 150 so apply early!
St Chad’s Grey’s Scout Band, Selby Scout & Guide Band, and the 1st Vale of Pickering’s Ukulele Band are again performing at Beningbrough Hall on Sunday 15th June 2014.
Please come along and support the Bands AND spread the word about Scouting in North Yorkshire.
All Scout Groups, Districts and Counties who operate their own minibus require a Standard Bus Permit so that voluntary Groups can charge or accept forms of remuneration for providing transport for their members without having to comply with the full PSV operator licensing or PSV/driver licensing requirements.
Permits are available from the Scout Information Centre and are valid for 5 years. Permits issued under the previous scheme with no expiry date on them ceased to be valid after 6th April 2014.
Please CHECK YOURS NOW!
Dean Smith, ACC (Youth Development), would like to thank ALL those Leaders who gave their young members an opportunity to take part in the “Chatterbox Challenge”.
With over 1,000 taking part it’s been a great event to build confidence and skills to ‘speak out’.
We wish all finalists, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts, every success on 8th February
North Yorkshire & Cleveland’s Unit 48 are all set for the 48th World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
An interactive educational resource is available to Groups to experience the traditions, food, language and cultural aspects of the host Country.
If you would like a Japan themed evening for your section then fill out the Form via the link on the Scout Website and HQ will make sure someone gets in touch with you.
This is to be held on Sunday 2nd October at Dawney Campsite Easingwold starting at midday.
You can register your entry on-line (click here) or complete the form at the end of this edition and send it to the County Office.
Teams to consist of 3 Scouts. Entrants must be eligible to be registered as a Scout on the date of the competition. Teams are to prepare a two-course meal on two burners (main plus starter or dessert) for four people within an overall budget of £12.
Not to be missed by all new (and experienced) County, District and Group Executive Committee Members. Registration now open.
The next two Executive Workshops will be on 25th Sept. and 22nd Nov. These are great opportunities for members and trustees to learn about their responsibilities. Register now by clicking HERE
There is still time to book for this year’s County Beaver Scout Sleepover at Snowball Plantation, York on 20th-21st May 2017.
This is also a reminder to those who have already booked that full payment is required by Friday 31st March. Invoices reminding Leaders of monies owed will be dispatched soon.
For more details click the link HERE
County Office produces a North Yorkshire Scouts Membership Card. It contains the same details as The Scout Association membership card (no longer being produced for the foreseeable future), which reflects an individual’s Compass record.
Whilst it doesn’t give proof of identity, it does help folk to identify themselves as Scouting members and thus benefit from some in-store retail discounts. Please contact County Office for details.
Can I say a huge thank you to everyone across the County for the sterling effort you put into this year’s Census return. We were the first in the Region to declare our results!
Over the next few months, we will begin in earnest more work on aspects of the County Development Plan.
Look out for communications about having a Scouting presence at York Pride on 9 June and our attendance at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10-12 July; two important events at which we can promote Scouting.
Beavers and Leaders attending the Scrapheap Challenge Final in Thirsk on Sunday 18 March need to arrive from 1.30pm, ready for a prompt start at 2pm.
Good luck to all our enterprising Beaver Scouts!
A reminder of our ‘Just One More’ campaign. The challenge is to add one more young person to each section where there is capacity. If we did that, we could add over 250 young people to our membership.
So, have a look at your 2019 census figure and see if you can add one more to your section. For Groups, it’s a case of one more leader somewhere in the Group. Let us know how you get on with this as we go through the term and we can celebrate your success.
On The Scout Association’s beta website, you will find here valuable information about ways to recruit - pop over and have a look.
The County has a 200 Club which leaders and supporters can join at a small monthly cost and whilst contributing to Scouting activities and adventures, you can also win cash prizes, drawn every month.
Look out for the relaunch in the New Year.
The last draw took place on 30 October with £150 shared amongst ten members!
Whilst face-to-face Scouting activities are suspended, a weekly update from the County Commissioner is being published on the County website and circulated to members.
The update will help you to keep up to date not only with National Scouting news but also what the County is doing to try and help Districts and Groups across the County during this Covid-19 Pandemic.
The last update was on Tuesday 7 April and following a short break this week the next update will be published on Tuesday 21 April.
Thanks to the Digital Activities Team we are in advanced preparations for a massed North Yorkshire St George’ Day online event with Scouts and Guides.
We hope this will be a mix of live feeds and pre-recorded pieces. It will be at 2pm on Sunday 26 April and will last no more than 30 minutes.
So if you would like to join us, please pop this time and date in your diary and let your section know. More details to follow.
I'm writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.
Late this afternoon (Monday 16th March 2020), the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.
Suspension of face-to-face activities
Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young people and adults, and will be until further notice.
We must continue to respond to the developing situation in a calm, measured and appropriate way. We will continue to follow official guidance. The safety of everyone involved in Scouts, both young people and adults, is our number one priority. That is always at the heart of our decision making.
The Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage is frequently updated as things develop, so please check it regularly at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Given the latest Government guidance, we are cancelling the following events:
Day of Celebration at Windsor
Beaver and Cub Fundays at Gilwell Park and Woodhouse Park
We will be communicating to specific audiences about these event cancellations over the next week. We'd ask that you wait for this information to be sent out rather than contacting us immediately, due to the volume of enquiries we are currently receiving.
If you or your team are involved in organising any future Scout events, you will now need to review these plans and risk assessments given this new guidance.
Jamborees and other large events
If applicable, we suggest you regularly check the websites of relevant large-scale events, for example, Jamborees and camps, for specific updates from the organisers.
The organisers of the European Jamboree 2020 in Poland have shared this update and continue to add to their frequently asked questions on the changing situation here. If applicable, please continue to monitor these updates.
Scout trips abroad
We asked the Government (the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) for clarity about youth groups travelling abroad, as the current advice only specifies school trips. We will let you know when we receive an update.
As well as the Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website has the latest information, guidance and travel advice, along with details of any restrictions – which must be followed.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation may have implications for your travel insurance. Check with your insurers directly about the levels of cover. If you have taken insurance through Unity, they have provided an update here.
Scout Information Centre
The Scout Information Centre will only be able to deal with emails and web chat until further notice. As you can imagine, we are experiencing an unprecedented level of enquiries at the moment, so please use the Government guidance as your primary reference where possible.
Keeping you updated
The Government have now committed to daily briefings. So we can keep you up to date, we have created a webpage: scouts.org.uk/coronaviruswhich we'll update from tomorrow.
Doing our bit
I think we all agree that it's in challenging times like these, that our Scout values matter most. We are talking to the Government and other community organisations to see how Scouts can support our country during this crisis. We must make sure that we do this in the safest possible way, and don't put anyone at further risk. We will update you more on this over the coming weeks.
Scouting at home
We are planning to share activities for young people to do at home with their parents if families are faced with self-isolation. We will be communicating more about this soon.
As always, I want to say a big thank you for everything you do for Scouts. By checking and following the latest Government advice and by taking a calm and measured approach, we can continue to ensure that young people and adults stay safe.
UK Chief Commissioner
PCs running the Windows 7 operating system, which is now over a decade old, no longer receive security updates after January 14, 2020,
Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7 - If you continue to use Windows 7 after this support has ended, your PC will still run, but it is vulnerable to security risks such as cyber attacks, hacking, malware, ransomware, spyware and viruses. Such is the potential risk posed by this that the UK's National Cyber Security Centre – the cyber arm of the GCHQ intelligence service – has issued a warning over the continued use of Windows 7 PCs and laptops, telling users they shouldn't use Windows 7 devices when accessing personal data.
Computers with unpatched operating systems are easy targets, so Leaders using a Windows 7 PC for access to Scouting data, OSM and other sensitive records should find an alternative devise for their Scouting administration.
Here are just a few examples.
Sir David Attenborough, naturalist
Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Buzz Aldrin, astonaut
Mark Addy, actor
(Note...Mark was once a member of a York District!)
David Beckham, footballer
Tony Blair, former prime minister
Russell Brand, comedian
Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur
Jarvis Cocker, musician
Billy Connolly, comedian
Bill Clinton, former US president
Hilary Clinton, former US secretary of state
Bill Gates, business magnate
Richard Gere, actor
Bear Grylls, survival expert (& Chief Scout)
Richard Hammond, tv presenter
(Note...Richard was once a member of Ripon & District!)
Lucie Jones, singer and actress
John F Kennedy, former US president
Grace Kelly, film star
John Lennon, singer & songwiter
Queen Latifah, Hollywood celebrity
James Martin, chef
Sir Andrew Murray, tennis player
Sir Paul McCartney, musician
Barack Obama, former US president
Joe Pasquale, comedian
Jeremy Paxman, journalist
Nancy Regan, former US first lady
Keith Richards, musician
Steven Spielberg, film director
David Walliams, comedian
Dionne Warwick, singer
John Wayne, actor
Venus Williams, tennis professional
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.
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