COUNTY SUBSCRIPTION 2019
After great discussion and a review of County finances, the County Executive Committee agreed at its meeting on 11th October that we need to increase our County Subscription for 2019 by £2.00
Therefore, next year’s subscription, levied for young people only, will be £13.50 gross (£13.20 for prompt payment).
You will have already received advice from The Scout Association that the 2019 UK Membership Subscription for them will be £28.00 gross (£27.50 for prompt payment), an increase of £1 from last year.
This increase in the County Subscription is to enable us to further develop supporting YOU and to increase the activities and services we can offer you. This includes:
Increased access to gaining permits.
Increasing the number of leaders that can assess for permits.
Recruitment campaigns at major events to support adult recruitment.
Increasing the range of County activities we can offer our young people.
Continued support for On-line Scout Manager.
Increasing the profile of Scouting.
Whilst we are always looking to review our costs and review how we target our spending to support you, it is a fact that the County Subscription has NOT been increased for 3 years whilst costs have generally gone up, as we all know.
In North Yorkshire Scouts we are fortunate enough to have a lot of adult leaders who are qualified to instruct our Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts in various outdoor activities pertaining to their age ranges.
To allow our young people to enjoy the myriad of exciting Scouting activities costs us a lot of money - joining our 200 Club is one of the ways that YOU can help us to achieve our goals
If you join our 200 Club - HALF the money you pay quarterly goes in PRIZES and the other HALF goes towards our County Scout Funds - this is a way of raising money for North Yorkshire Scouts AND allows YOU the the possible thrill of winning one of the ten prizes in our Monthly Draw - EVERY MONTH!
We DO need your help - numbers of members participating are reducing and, therefore, so is the money we can add to our County Scout Funds. PLEASE join and help if you can!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Draw (or joining it) please contact David, our County Secretary, at the County Office NOW!
"It is with much sadness that I pass on to fellow Scouting members and supporters the sad news of the passing of Clive Hainge, who died suddenly on 3rd October whilst enjoying a short cycling holiday in Wales. Clive was a truly dedicated and quite legendary Scouting Leader for over 50 years, whose support to young people in Harrogate & Nidderdale District and beyond was truly outstanding. He was recognised with The Silver Wolf in 2016. Our thoughts are with Moira and all of Clive's family at this difficult and sad time."
Those who knew Clive would know of his heavy involvement (from 1966) with 16th Harrogate Scout Group. More latterly Clive was known for being a County Nights Away Adviser, a County Skills Instructor and an Active Support Member.
As a County Skills Instructor, Clive trained leaders who wished to increase their hillwalking skills with a view to obtaining the appropriate permit to enable them to take members of our movement onto the hills.
On top of this, he organised the monthly work party of the District Scout Active Support Unit at the Harrogate and Nidderdale District Campsite at Thornethwaite to ensure that the site was kept in good order for the many local and visiting groups of Scouts, Guides and schools who visit it. Clive was the driving force behind the construction of a traversing wall and crate stacking facility at the campsite which gives hours of fun and entertainment to the participants.
As a member of the District Executive and campsite sub-committee for a considerable time, his long years of experience were an asset to the smooth running of the District and he will be sorely missed.
NEW INFORMATION: There will be a 'Service of Thanksgiving' for Clive on Tuesday 30th October at Bilton Area Methodist Church, Skipton Road, Harrogate, HG1 3EX, at 2.15pm and afterwards at Bilton Cricket Club, Bilton Lane, Harrogate. The family have requested no flowers but donations will be shared between the "Wales Air Ambulance Charity" and the "Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity". Clive’s family are happy that members wear uniform on the day if they wish.
Recently the Scout Association has set 31st December 2018 as the date by which all uniformed Commissioners, Leaders, Sectional Assistants and Executive Members must have completed the online GDPR support module which can be found by clicking HERE.
This short interactive module now produces a certificate at the end of the learning which will need to be sent to you Local Training Manager so that the module can be validated on Compass. If a printout does not work for some reason, take a screenshot and send it instead as hyperlinks don’t work! This module will now automatically appear on the Compass training records of new members and, as part of the ‘Getting Started’ training, new leaders will have to complete the module within 5 months of their appointment.
With the new GDPR legislation now in force, it’s time to clear out your inbox and folders on your PC, phone and tablet of all the out of date emails, contacts and personal or sensitive data,such as names, telephone numbers, emails and addresses of former Beavers, Cubs Scouts and Explorers, as well as their parents, as we have no right to retain this data if the person is no longer involved in Scouting. Don’t forget this applies to paper copies of information, too! Just think of the comeback if this data was divulged by accident when you have no right to hold it – protect yourself, delete it now! Accounts and Gift Aid data are exceptions to the rules as this is required by HMCR so Treasurers should be selective in what they delete or shred!
AWARD FOR MERIT
Beaver Scout Leader - First Scarborough Group.
CHIEF SCOUT'S COMMENDATION
Group Scout Leader - 1st Northallerton Group.