PS: News on the proposed County Subscription for 2020 will follow shortly.
We are looking to organise a Making Music day on 1 March 2020 for any young people in the Scout and Guide Counties who can play any instrument. The young people will be invited to express an interest in the event giving details of the instrument they play and the level they have currently achieved. The intention would be to work with them and then put together a short performance at the end of the day. Hopefully from this day other events might develop.
In preparation for this we need to assemble a group of adults and Young Leaders who have musical experience. If you are interested and would like to discuss this further please get in touch.
JOHN A IVES
ASSISTANT COUNTY COMMISSIONER CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
M; 07885 824229
A full ‘tour’ of the MDU is available on pick up if required but it is the borrower’s responsibility to ensure the following:
1. The towing vehicle is adequate for the task
2. The driver is competent and qualified to tow
3. The driver has adequate insurance cover
4. The borrower should also make themselves familiar with the County Trailer Policy
In doing so, they advise us: "We have kept the £1 increase to the fee as low as possible by making extra income from other activities. Fundraising and corporate partnerships help us to keep fees down, as well as our commercial activities, which range from providing conference facilities and Scout Adventure Centres to our Scout Store and Unity Insurance. This allows us to keep investing in safeguarding our members, supporting our volunteers and developing tools and resources that help give young people skills for life."
The North Yorkshire County Scout Membership Fee for 2020 will be agreed at the Scout County Executive Committee Meeting on 17 September 2019.
District Commissioners will then be advised of the 2020 membership fees and the County deadlines for payment, so that 2020 total fees can be considered by District Executive Committees.
Explorer Scout Leader, Extreme Explorers (46th Scarborough) - Scarborough & District
Joint-District Commissioner - Ryedale District
Beaver Scout Leader, 1st Vale of Pickering Scout Group - Ryedale District
Former District Commissioner & District Occasional Helper - Ingleborough District
District Section Leader, Vale of Pickering Explorer Scout Unit - Ryedale District
Group Section Assistant & Administrator, 2nd Haxby & Wigginton Scout Group - York Minster District
District & Snowball Active Support Member - York Minster District
Beaver Scout Leader, 1st Norton Scout Group - Ryedale District
Scout Leader, Clifton Methodist Scout Group - York Minster District
Assistant Cub Scout Leader, 1st Malton Scout Group - Ryedale District
Scout Leader, 10th Harrogate (St Wilfrids) Scout Group - Harrogate & Nidderdale District
District Secretary - Ryedale District
Assistant Group Scout Leader, 1st Vale of Pickering Scout Group - Ryedale District
Cub Scout Leader, 1st Strensall (Robert Wilkinson) Scout Group - York Minster District
Beaver Scout Leader, Derwent Valley Scout Group - Scarborough & District
Assistant Scout Leader, Hillside Scout Group - Ripon & District
Every Scout Group needs an accident book to record all the mishaps that occur. That way, it is easy to spot common problems and safety issues, as well as keeping notes of any incident, should you need to refer back to them.
The 2018 Data Protection Act requires you to make sure that the personal and medical details of members are not accessible to others by having detachable pages so that incidents are recorded but then the entry is removed from the book and stored securely for future reference.
Don’t forget that if any Scout Association member has been involved in an incident which required medical intervention, be it a visit to a doctor, dentist, nurse or hospital, or if any of the emergency services have been called, it must be reported immediately as the Scout Information Centre (0845 300 1818) has to be informed in order to log the incident for insurance purposes. Usually this is done via the GSL or DC so that the Group or District Team can offer support and guidance.
Don’t forget to record and act on accidental near misses that happen during Scouting activities! These could include simple incidents such as Scouts tripping over a raised piece of flooring when playing games, objects frequently dropping off a shelf in a Cub cupboard, leaders having to avoid eye injury from poles with spikes sticking out at head height, Beavers scratching their legs on a damaged waste paper bin, Explorers catching their fingers on broken seats while setting up a hall, etc.
Recognising a pattern of potential hazards could help to prevent a real accident happening!
No Welcome Packs will be despatched from the County Office after that date.
The current registration form for all levels of the Award can be downloaded from the County website. https://nys.org.uk/index.php/help-and-support/county-policies-and-guidance. (Look in the Activities section)