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QSA/DofE Gold Practice Expedition Planning
3rd December 2017 16:00 - 18:00

International Peace Light Ceremony
18th December 2017 19:45 - 21:00

County ADC (Beavers) Meeting
8th February 2018 20:00

Sutton District Ski Trip
10th - 17th February 2018

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  • Roverway 2018 - Netherlands

    31st October 2017

    Roverway – participants needed Details here ...

  • First NSRA Tutor Diploma Course for 2018 announced

    25th October 2017

    First NSRA Tutor Diploma Course for 2018 announced Details here ...

  • GLSW Summit #17 - Slides

    16th October 2017

    All the slides can be found  here. ...

  • Going To the County Conference - Summit17

    2nd October 2017

    Going To the County Conference - Summit17 The Conference participants will be adding their voices to shape the future of Scouting in coming years. There is a draft publication from HQ - this is useful background reading for all participants - and interesting for us all. You don't haveto attend...

  • Explorer Belt 2018

    14th September 2017

    Explorer Belt 2018 The 6th County Explorer Belt Expedition will take place in August next year, most probably in NW Spain (to be confirmed following a recce early next month). Previously, County EB expeditions have been held in Lithuania, Italy, France, Sweden and Benelux, As on previous...

  • WSJ 2019 #Unit 27 Applications Closed

    13th September 2017

    WSJ 2019 #Unit 27 Applications Closed Following an overwhelming response to the invitation to attend the selection event all the applications are being reviewed and emails will be sent shortly. Please be patient, all applicants will be advised of the next step. ...

  • 2018 QSA + Gold DofE Practice Expedition

    8th September 2017

    2018 QSA + Gold DofE Practice Expedition Initial Information ...

  • Operation Red Flare 2018 Update

    5th September 2017

    Operation Red Flare 2018 Update details ...

  • Expedition Training for QSA and DofE Gold Expedition

    21st August 2017

    Expedition Training for QSA and DofE Gold Expedition October 21 - 25, Dartmoor, only 9 places left! Contact Chris Dean for details ...

  • London's River Marathon - up for a challenge?

    1st August 2017

    London's River Marathon - up for a challenge? 21.6 Miles from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey Saturday 9 September 2017 Dear Friends of the River Race, As some of you many know, we are running up to our 30th Great River Race. This is a gentle reminder that if you haven’t already...

  • WSJ 2019 Recruiting Participants FURTHER INFORMATION

    WSJ 2019 Recruiting Participants FURTHER INFORMATION

    7th July 2017

    WSJ 2019 Recruiting Participants Now Interested, uncertain, got questions - come along to a Roadshow near you and find out the current information. The Unit Leaders for the Jamboree are keen to meet you and have arranged the following roadshows. 12th July - Sutton @ 1st Cheam Group...

  • Navigation & Map Reading Skills for Leaders

    5th July 2017

    Last Spaces Available - Navigation & Map Reading Skills for Leaders Would you like assistance to feel confident and competent to instruct your young members? Are you available on Sunday 17th September? Can you get to Broadstone Warren Scout Camp? If yes then check the details here. ...

  • Successful Buckingham Palace Duties

    Successful Buckingham Palace Duties

    19th May 2017

    Successful Buckingham Palace Duties The Scout Association would just like to thank the members of GLSW state duties team once again for your time and enthusiasm at the Garden Party on Tuesday (16th). We have received some outstanding comments about you, both on the day and to Matt Mills,...

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  • WSJ 2019 Recruiting Unit Leaders Now

    3rd May 2017

    WSJ 2019 Recruiting Unit Leaders Now Could you be part of the Unit Leadership - check out the requirements here ...

  • Reminder - An Opportunity for leaders to obtain the NSRA Diploma

    22nd April 2017

    Reminder - An opportunity for leaders to obtain the NSRA Diploma. The course will only happen if there is sufficient demand. Details here ...

  • QSA & DofE Gold County Expeditions

    20th April 2017

    QSA & DofE Gold County Expeditions Two opportunities to undertake an expedition: 24th - 30th July 2017 - Cambrian Mountains, mid Wales.  2nd - 8th April 2018 - Yorkshire Dales For further information contact Chris Dean DCC (Programmes) ...

  • Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Evening

    7th April 2017

    Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Evening RESERVE THE DATE THURDSAY 16th NOVEMBER 2017 The King's Centre, Coppard Gardens, Chessington, KT9 2GZ ...

  • St George's Day Award Recipients 2017

    1st April 2017

    St George's Day Award Recipients 2017 Congratulations to adults across the County who received awards this year. The list is here ...

  • Gilwell Reunion 2017

    27th March 2017

    Gilwell Reunion 2017 Dates and details here ...

  • New Scouting Ambassadors Announced

    15th March 2017

    New Scouting Ambassadors Announced Some exciting news! I am delighted to announce that five well-known figures will be joining the Scout Ambassador team, to raise awareness of our invaluable work helping young people develop skills for life. They are Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds,...

  • County Scout Night Hike - winners and "losters"

    14th March 2017

    County Scout Night Hike - winners and "losters" A memorable event this year with some confusion over the route. However a great night out for everyone and particularly the 13th Wimbledon who achieved 1st and 4th places. Details here ...

  • Operation Red Flare 2017 - and the winners are....

    6th March 2017

    Operation Red Flare 2017 - and the winners are.... Congratulations to the winners St Nicholas (9th Guildford) ESU and to the runners up St Saviours ESU, Wimbledon & Wandle District (who also took the Ladies prize). Full Report Full Results Table ...

  • It's Baden-Powell's Birthday - 22nd February

    22nd February 2017

    It's Baden-Powell's Birthday - 22nd February Pictures of BP from the National Portrait Gallery details here ...

  • Final Call - NSRA Tutor Diploma Course

    18th February 2017

    Final Call - NSRA Tutor Diploma Course Final Call - places still available on the GLSW Course for NSRA Tutor Diploma Course, 25th/26th February. Check out the details: http://www.glswscouts.org.uk/sspage-activities-activity_information-air_rifle_shooting.html ...

  • 18 - 25? Special Event on 16 May

    16th February 2017

    18 - 25? Special Event on 16th May The Scout Association has been formally asked to provide volunteer staff for the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 16 May 2017. GLSW is looking for 22 volunteers from the Scout Network (young people between 18-25 years) who will need to be...

  • Water Activities at Whitstable

    15th February 2017

    Water Activities at Whitstable Annual JAWs 2017 event details here ...

  • SSGMC - Mean anything? open the news

    9th February 2017

    SSGMC - Mean anything? open the news SSGMC - We are celebrating! Inviting all those who are in or have had association with SSGMC (Surrey Scout and Guide Mountaineering Club) to a 50 year celebration in Epsom on Saturday 17th Jun, 2017. If you are interested, please contact Maggie Apted on...

  • Hot Chefs at 22nd Wimbledon Scouts

    8th February 2017

    Hot Chefs at 22nd Wimbledon Scouts Congratulations to the 24 teams of Scouts who took part in the annual Scout Cooking Competition. The standard was very high with only five points separating the first six places, four teams shared third place. Well done to the 22nd, will your Troop...

  • Changeover of ACC Scouts

    6th February 2017

    Changeover of ACC Scouts I am pleased to inform you that as from 1st April 2017 Josh Wallis from Richmond upon Thames District will be taking on the role of ACC Scouts. I know I can rely on you all to make him welcome and feel part of the Team. I would like to record our thanks to Robin...

  • International Opportunities - Update

    5th February 2017

    International Opportunities - Update Further details have been added here ...

  • Could you help Scouting to grow across London?

    1st February 2017

    Could you help Scouting to grow across London? Here is a great volunteering opportunity to help Scouting to grow, not just in our own local area but across London - details here ...

  • International Opportunities - Including the Jamboree

    31st January 2017

    International Opportunities - Including the Jamboree All the latest information, including the next Jamboree in this news article ...

  • Hillwalking Training Details Published

    26th January 2017

    Hillwalking Training Details Published Details of the Early Season and Summer Hillwalking Training Sessions are available here ...

  • NRSA Tutor Diploma Course Details

    26th January 2017

    NRSA Tutor Diploma Course Details Details here ...

  • Programme Planning - how is yours?

    22nd January 2017

    Programme Planning - how is yours? Module 12 (A & B) is provided to assist with programme planning - the most important part of running a section! On 18th February the next event is available - for both leaders working towards their Wood Badge and as a "refresher". Booking is available "on...

  • Some Travels of the International Peace Light

    1st January 2017

    Some Travels of the International Peace Light Distribution of the Peace Light from Bentley Copse was reported in December (19th). The start and end of one local journey are recorded here: The history of the Peace Light needs to be understood first for full appreciation. Amazingly...

  • New Regional Commissioner for London

    22nd December 2016

    New Regional Commissioner for London We are pleased to announce that Scout Headquarters have appointed Terry Kingham as successor to Dean Jeffrey as the new Regional Commissioner for London. Terry will be known to many as he has served with distinction as County Commissioner for...

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  • International Peace Light Shared

    International Peace Light Shared

    19th December 2016

    International Peace Light Shared Groups from across the County collected the flame from the International Peace light at Bentley Copse (Surrey) on Monday and are now sharing that light within their own Groups and Districts. ...

  • #YouShape Resources Available

    16th December 2016

    #YouShape Resources Available An email has been sent to all leaders working with young people. For various reasons it seems that some leaders have not received it. The resources provide great ideas to make #YouShape real in 2017. The original email is here The Activity Inspirations booklet is...

  • County Scout Competition Details

    6th December 2016

    County Scout Competition Details The information about the Cooking Competition and the Night Hike are published here. ...

  • ADC - What's that all about then?

    20th November 2016

    Saturday 18th March 2017.  A county meeting for all Assistant District Commisioner's, save the date and more information will follow.  Lot's of different things are coming - want to know what, you will need to come. ...

  • NSRA Diploma Course - Jan 2017

    18th November 2016

    NSRA Diploma Course Details of the next County organised course on 7th / 8th January 2017 are shown here. ...

  • Outdoor First Aid Course - END OF SEASON SALE!

    15th November 2016

    Outdoor First Aid Course - END OF SEASON SALE! END OF SEASON SALE! Outdoor First Aid Level 2 3rd & 4th December 2016 Get yourself ready for 2017! Our last Outdoor First Aid Level 2 course of 2016, which we are running on 3rd & 4th December, is fast approaching. This extremely popular course has...

  • Assistant County Commissioner (Cub Scouts)

    12th November 2016

    Assistant County Commissioner (Cub Scouts) I am pleased to announce that David Gilbert, Cub Scout Leader at 2nd Whitton, Richmond upon Thames, has agreed to take on the role of Assistant County Commissioner (Cub Scouts). We wish him well as he takes on this important role. Theresa Jeffrey,...

  • Gone Home - Heather Mason Royal Kingston District

    10th November 2016

    Gone Home - Heather Mason Royal Kingston District We are sorry to record the death of Heather Mason, formerly ADC (Beaver Scouts) Royal Kingston and a leader who affected many young people and other adults through her enthusiasm and encouragement of scouting activities. The funeral service will...

  • The International Peace Light - could you be involved

    9th November 2016

    The International Peace Light - could you be involved Details of how to be involved are here ...

  • Scout Shops Christmas Offers

    9th November 2016

    Scout Shops Christmas Offers Details here ...

  • Using Mobile Phones in Remote Areas

    8th November 2016

    Using Mobile Phones in Remote Areas In many remote areas the mobile signal can be weak. Using SMS texts can be successful when voice communication does not work. Find out how to register your mobile to send emergency text messages here. ...

  • First Aid Training for outdoor expeditions

    7th November 2016

    First Aid Training for outdoor expeditions Specialist first aid training to cover the additional syllabus of first aid for outdoor expeditions, particularly in remote areas, can be supplied by various providers, recently the Deputy CC (Chris Dean) has used Training Expertise Ltd at ...

  • Inclusive Language - What's That?

    1st October 2016

    Inclusive Language - What's That? During the very helpful workshop about Additional Needs there were some questions about the terms and words we use to describe one another. A useful guide has been produced to help explain the terms which we should be using to ensure that we all use positive...

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