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First Aid Course

Blaydon Scout District will be holding First Response courses on the following dates. If anyone in your District needs to complete their First Response and would like to attend, please pass along the following details:

Sunday 14th September 2014
Sunday 2nd November 2014

Details for both courses are as follows:
Location: 2nd Crawcrook Scout H.Q. (Greenside Road, Crawcrook, NE40 4EE, next to the Rising Sun pub)
Start: Arrive 9.45am for a 10.00 am start
Finish: 4.30pm
Cost: £7.50 (includes First Response booklet, tea/coffee and covers costs of training consumables)
Other Requirements: Please bring a packed lunch (tea/coffee are provided) and wear loose comfortable clothing (Scout casual is ideal!)

Place are of courses limited, but we currently have good availability and if anyone in your District would like to book a place please e-mail david.stokes@blueyonder.co.uk

Young Leader Training

Kim, Iain and Sue have kindly offered to take the lead on the Districts young leader training.

They plan to run an initial session followed by a 24 hour camp.

To help facilitate this please can you send to youngleaders@durhamcityscout.org.uk :

The NAMES of your Young leaders
The Groups and Section they have a role in
Their Contact details (whatever works best for each individual)

Training - M13 and M21

Durham Scout County’s Training Team will be delivering Module 13 of the Adult Training Scheme on Thursday 2 October from 7pm at Moor House.

The module will also cover the content of Module 21, Growing the Movement (for managers)

If you wish to undertake this module and can commit to the date, applications need to be made by 7pm on Tuesday 26 August via www.durhamscouts.org.uk/mytools.

Young Leader Training Meeting

We are looking to improve our support for the young Leaders (<18yrs) in our District by developing a relevant and enjoyable training program.

If you would like to be involved by contributing ideas or taking part, there will be a planning meeting with cake at Kim's house in Waterhouse's (ask if you need directions) at 19.00 on the 12th August. If you can't make the meeting but would like to be involved in the future please let me know.

Module 11 – Administration - 9th September

Durham Scout County’s Training Team will be delivering Module 11 of the Adult Training Scheme on Tuesday 9 September from 7pm at Moor House.

If you wish to undertake this module and can commit to the date, applications need to be made by 7pm on Tuesday 26 August via www.durhamscouts.org.uk/mytools.

If you do not have an assigned Training Adviser, please record “No TA” in the relevant field.


Quick reminder to everyone when you are program planning that SANCTUARY 2014 takes place on the 8th November. The event is open to Scouts, Explorers and Leaders - and the leaders always have the most fun (well almost)

Report from 19th Durhams Scout Summer Camp

Great week with reasonable weather at Great Tower, 17 scouts took part. Got back last weekend. Only really rained for breaking camp. Activities included Hiking, Caving, Climbing, Kayaking, Crates, Backwoods Cooking, Swimming, Orienteering etc We also had a birthday on camp!​

Compass Update

The Scout Association have re-opened the existing membership database while a few more updates are made to Compass - if you have any outstanding CRB forms please send them through to Mike for him to process when he gets chance.

County Safeguarding Newsletter

The AQugust update is
There's a number of useful reminders.

Scouting Magazine

Your August Scouting magazine should have arrived with you recently - if you haven't received one your details may need updating.

Casual work opportunity

I have been asked to circulate the following by my employer:

CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) are part of Durham University and they are looking to build up a team of individuals external to CEM who can be called upon every so often to support CEM staff when they go into schools and also to occasionally offer opinions on developments for CEM’s systems. Ideally they are looking for recruits who have experience of working with children and are looking to do a bit of work here and there. You do not have to be qualified teacher but you should have experience of working with children and be willing to undergo a DBS (formerly CRB) check. Suitability for the job will be assessed on a case by case basis. Not all work is in the Durham area, so if you know of people who may be interested further afield, please do recommend this to them too!

The first opportunity for the “friends of CEM” to charge into action is this September and October and we are looking for individuals to work with reception children (aged 4 – 5) sitting the Baseline assessment as part of trials within CEM. You would be paid at an hourly rate and will be reimbursed for any necessary travel costs.

If you think this is something you may be interested in please email base@cem.dur.ac.uk by 8th August.

5th Durham Summer Camp

Thank you to Simon for a couple of cracking photos from 5th Durham's Summer camp:

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