I am very pleased to be able to announce that I have asked Chris Durham to consider taking over the ADC (Scouts) role, following Ric’s resignation and move to Wales, and that he has accepted the challenge.
Like other ADC position-holders, Chris will be carrying on with his Group work.
Please do your upmost to support him as he finds his feet over the next few months. (- and I don’t mean you should stop supporting him in the new year!!)
Earlier today I heard that Ann Tomkinson, who was a Cub Leader at the 103rd Newcastle-under-Lyme School Group for a good many years and who had been ill with cancer for quite some time has died. Everyone in the District would like to pass on our sympathies to her family.
The District is very pleased to announce that 5 of the District’s Explorer Scouts will be representing the District, Staffordshire and the UK at the 2011 Jamboree held in Sweden.
The 5 Explorers were chosen from all the Explorers from across the District by a rigorous selection process devised by the County. All 5 now are working hard to raise the money they need to attend the Jamboree. So if you see them fund raising, please put your hand in your pocket!
This year’s AGM was held at Silverdale Working Men’s Club. As well as the usual reports and formal parts of the meeting, many of the District’s Groups set up displays to show off the activities they had completed over the past 12 months.
The County Commissioner was there to present awards to deserving recipients.