Very excited to announce the launch of a selection of Cambridgeshire Scouts branded clothing. These are optional items for adults, which can be worn as part of the informal uniform range, which also includes the popular iScout brand. Polo shirts an t-shirts available in pale blue with the Scout logo embroidered in yellow on the left chest, and hoodies also have ‘Cambridgeshire’ printed down the right arm. Order forms available here, and please note items will not be posted, they will be distributed via local line managers. Why not order all your Groups items in one go?
Young People are Scouting. Only you as a member of Scouting can convey the fun, challenge, adventure and global citizenship that Scouting offers you first hand. In recent years, Scouting has put young people at the heart of its communications work and has helped them to speak about their experiences to print, broadcast and online journalists.
You will have noticed a change in the way we are communicating with each other in Cambridgeshire.
If you have something you wish to share – here’s how to go about it.
Is your item a ‘need to know’ or a ‘nice to know’? If its ‘nice to know’ – ie good practice or good news, the first step should be the external press. We’re delighted to welcome David ‘Rusty’ Robinson to the role of County Manager for External Media. Contact him here. From time to time some of these items will be included in ShoutOut and on the website. For consideration, email us here.
If it’s a ‘need to know’ – something which you believe requires circulation to every adult in the County, then submit them here for consideration. If it is a time sensitive item, then it will be circulated, via email, to District Commissioners, members of the County Team and members of the County Executive Committee for cascading.
If you have an item for circulation to a specific District only, please send to the relevant DC who will then cascade to their team as appropriate.
The following two documents may be of use when considering how we talk about Scouting
As many of you will know The Scout Association provides a scheme of formal recognition for good adult service and special acts of bravery, courage, and endurance and quick thinking in the face of danger for both youth and adult members. Nominations for many of the awards can be made at any time but for some, known as St George’s Day Awards, there is strict timetable. St George’s Day Awards include Silver Acorn, Bar to the Silver Acorn, and Silver Wolf.
Nominations can be made by individuals, Groups or District through District and County Commissioners to the Scout Headquarters’ Awards Board. This is a reminder that if anyone is considering making a nomination for next year’s St George’s Day Awards then they need to move fast. The process takes several months and all nominations for these awards must be with the Awards Board at Headquarters by the end of August.
Nominations for Awards for Merit, Chief Scout’s Commendation for Good Service etc can be submitted and awarded at any time of the year.
Please submit any nominations to the county office, for the attention of the County Commissioner or e-mailed directly to the CC..
Further details of all the awards can be found at www.scouts.org.uk/awards