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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...

  • Karl Bromley to Retire as ACC (Beaver Scouts)

    23rd September 2016

    Karl Bromley, our ACC (Beaver Scouts) has announced his intention to retire from the role as of Christmas. Karl was appointed ACC in February 2009 and the County and Beaver Scout Section have benefitted greatly from his commitment and enthusiasm. Karl began his leadership role in January 1997 with...

  • Dean Jefferys Retires as London Regional Commissioner

    15th September 2016

    Dear Friends, Please find below the text of an announcement sent out to the County Commissioners last week by Alex Peace-Gadsby, Chief Commissioner for England: “As you will be aware, London Regional Commissioner Dean Jefferys started his appointment in 2011 and is the longest serving Regional...

  • Scout Shops latest iSCOUT clothes

    14th September 2016

    Scout Shops latest iSCOUT clothes Latest ideas ...

  • First Aid Trainer Training

    14th September 2016

    First Aid Trainer Training Are you interested in being a First Aid Trainer? The Scout Association have agreed new arrangements to provide this training opportunity (details). If you are interested and are able to provide time to subsequently run courses (a requirement to keep the qualification...

  • Autumn Training Opportunities

    26th August 2016

    Autumn Training Opportunities Dates for First Response and Safeguarding Training have been added to the County calendar. Details from your Local Training Manager. ...

  • Problems with your Group HQ?

    20th August 2016

    Problems with your Group HQ? If you have problems with your Group HQ and your members think they have ideas to solve the problems there could be money available to make it happen. Check the details here ...

  • County Events Service Team

    County Events Service Team

    9th August 2016

    County Events Service Team Do you have experience of delivering Group and District Events? Would you like to be involved with delivering County Events? There are various opportunities to be involved with the planning and delivery of a range of events and we are looking for people to start and/or...

  • Gone Home - Peter Kinton MBE

    1st August 2016

    Gone Home - Peter Kinton MBE We are sorry to record that Peter Kinton MBE, a GLSW Vice President and former ACC, sadly died recently. We have learned that a Service of Celebration is being held at Christchurch, Central Road, Worcester Park on Thursday 11 August at 1330. A crematorium...

  • Calling all DESCs and DESAs

    Calling all DESCs and DESAs

    25th July 2016

    Calling all DESCs and DESAs Please find attached a copy of the DESC Essentials day flier for the 19th November. Phil Cracknell will once again be supporting the day with Charlotte Spear. Direct invitations will be sent to both DESC and DESA roles and all DCs will be asked to also...

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  • Suspension of volunteers without a valid disclosure check

    13th July 2016

    Suspension of volunteers without a valid disclosure check An automated system is being introduced to ensure that we each have a valid disclosure check. There is a process follow but we are each responsible for our own checks. Details of the automated process here. ...

  • Wild Country Expedition Training

    30th June 2016

    Wild Country Expedition Training Older Explorer, Networker? Working towards QSA or Gold DofE, this expedition training could be for you. Details here ...

  • Scouts - Are you up for the Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike?

    16th June 2016

    Scouts - Are you up for the Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike? Plans for this year’s 35th anniversary Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike taking place on Saturday 15th October 2016 are well under way and we are looking forward to welcoming another record number of teams, especially teams from across GLSW. ...

  • GLSW in Queen's Birthday Flotilla

    GLSW in Queen's Birthday Flotilla

    11th June 2016

    GLSW in Queen's Birthday Flotilla On Saturday 11th June, following a request from the organisers, the instructor and leader team from 14th Richmond Scout Boating Centre took part in the Birthday flotilla led by the Queen's Royal Barge Gloriana and MV Havengore, which had in previous...

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  • Explorers at The State Opening of Parliament

    Explorers at The State Opening of Parliament

    19th May 2016

    Explorers at The State Opening of Parliament Congratulations to our Explorer Scouts who represented the Movement at The Sate Opening of Parliament. Great job well done, thank you. ...

  • HQ launch Scout Network Web Site

    10th May 2016

    HQ launch Scout Network Web Site A new web site, specifically for Scout Network, has been launched by HQ. Check it here ...

  • Book your place at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Evening

    17th April 2016

    Book your place at the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Evening November 16th at The King's Centre, Coppard Gardens, Chessington, KT9 2GZ ...

  • QSA Dinner Photographs

    15th April 2016

    QSA Dinner Photographs Photographs of the Queens Scout Award recipients are published here. Right click on any photograph to "save as" or to print. ...

  • Minibuses - Owning and Using - Know the Rules

    3rd April 2016

    Minibuses - Owning and Using - Know the Rules Updated information - follow the link ...

  • POR Updates

    18th March 2016

    POR Updates "Ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law" Please be aware of the recent amendments to POR - essential reading, but not recommended at bed time!  Latest updates ...

  • 2016 Scout Night Exercise Results

    14th March 2016

    2016 Scout Night Exercise Results Another successful event for Scouts across the County, congratulations to 13th Wimbledon on completing the double - Red Flare and the Night Exercise winners. A huge thank you to all those who ran bases, provided activities, manned road crossings, drove vehicles...

  • 2016 Red Flare Winners

    10th March 2016

    2016 Red Flare Winners Congratulations to St Saviours ESU, Wimbledon & Wandle District - full report ...

  • Spring Time Offers from Scout Shops

    29th February 2016

    Spring Time Offers from Scout Shops details here ...

  • County Scout Night Hike Entry Date Extended

    26th February 2016

    County Scout Night Hike Entry Date Extended County Scout Night Exercise 2016 11th/12th March. Polyapes Scout Campsite ENTRY DATE EXTENDED UNTIL 2ND MARCH Spaces still available for middle and late starts. If you have entered already please encourage any other troop you know who might try...

  • 2016 Scout Cooking Competition - Congratulations 23 Mitcham A

    15th February 2016

    2016 Scout Cooking Competition GLSW Cooking Competition results below together with some pictures. This year’s challenge - "A Meal Fit for Today”. As always a very high standard and some really excellent and original menus. The idea of the challenge was to prepare a meal that is balanced and...

  • End of Year Message

    1st January 2016

    End of Year Message to All Volunteers here ...

  • GLSW Scout 2016 Competitions Announced

    22nd December 2015

    GLSW Scout 2016 Competitions Announced Details of the County Scout competitions are now available here. Indoor cooking and Night Hike - never taken part before? Not a problem - enter a team and take part in the fun. ...

  • Bear Grylls - Radio 1 - Million Hands

    19th December 2015

    Bear Grylls - Radio 1 - Million Hands Listen to Bear talking about Million Hands, it is at about 28 minutes on the BBC file. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qzw4l Only available for 28 days. ...

  • A World Gliding Champion

    13th December 2015

    A World Gliding Champion Congratulations to Thomas Arscott, member of GLSW Victory 21st WSJ Unit on winning the 2015 Junior World Gliding Championship over in Australia. ...

  • Christmas at the Scout Shop

    10th December 2015

    Christmas at the Scout Shop Details here ...

  • Explorers and Network - London Monopoly Run

    6th December 2015

    Explorers and Network - London Monopoly Run - 2nd April 2016 Details here ...

  • Fact or Fiction - the key questions

    28th November 2015

    Fact or Fiction - the key questions How many shooters can an Archery Leader Permit cope with - 4! Can we now do paintballing - yes with an external specialist centre! Do we need to register for bag packing in 2016 - it is good practice, with the Fund Raising Standards Board (frsb.org.uk)! ...

  • Red Flare 2016 - Entry Form Available

    26th November 2015

    Red Flare 2016 - Entry Form Available Details here ...

  • Have you got a question for the County Team?

    26th November 2015

    Have you got a question for the County Team? Ask the questions - Bust the Myths. Saturday 28th - 10.00am till 1.00pm. Sutton DHQ, Wallington. Visit the team or dial in for the conversation. Tel: 0330 010 1990 Access Code: 3753677 ...

  • Expedition Training October 2015

    26th November 2015

    Expedition Training October 2015 Attached are a series of photos of the Gold DofE training run in October 2015 on Dartmoor by GLSW. On top of days hiking on the moors, the team of 11 participants and 3 leaders visited Dartmoor Search and Rescue in Okehampton where they were able to get to grips...

  • Compass Update - 26th November 2015

    26th November 2015

    Compass Update - 26th November 2015 HQ Information ...

  • So do you have a questions for the Myth Busters?

    23rd November 2015

    So do you have a questions for the Myth Busters? Your chance to ask - why don't we? - why can't we? Sutton DHQ and tele conference details here Tel: 0330 010 1990 Access Code: 3753677 ...

  • Top Awards in 2015 Reported Here

    17th November 2015

    Top Awards in 2015 Reported Here Congratulations to everybody how has achieved the Queens Scout Award and/or the D of E Gold Award The full list is here ...

  • A response to the events in Paris

    15th November 2015

    A response to the events in Paris How might we help our members to respond in positive ways to the events in Paris on the evening of 13th November? The Scout Association has assembled a number of resources for adults to use with their section members. The link is here ...

  • GLSW on parade at National Service of Remembrance

    8th November 2015

    GLSW on parade at National Service of Remembrance Members from the County were included in the scout contingent at the Cenotaph today. Can you name any of the faces? The Team ...

  • 14 - 25? What do you think about Scouting?

    5th November 2015

    14 - 25? What do you think about Scouting? County Youth Forum - Saturday 9th January 2016 A chance for Explorer and Network aged members to identify the most important things in Scouting from their point of view. Southwood Scout Centre, Elm Close, Tolworth, KT5 9NA ...

  • 16 - 25? Tall Ships Opportunity

    19th October 2015

    16 - 25? Tall Ships Opportunity Tall Ship opportunities    For anyone 16-25 who is on a gap year etc. Suitable as residential for QSA/DofE. ----------------------------------------------------------------- We've got 2 voyages we are looking to fill as we are very short of people...

  • Only For GSLs / AGSLs

    12th October 2015

    Only For GSLs / AGSLs As part of the service from Gilwell our Regional Development Service are offering (at no charge) two separate information days for GSLs and AGSLs. The first one is on 22nd November (details have been circulated previously) and is the Essentials Workshop details here The...

  • Archery Permit Assessment Available Now

    11th October 2015

    Archery Permit Assessment Available Now Details of how you can achieve the Activity Permit for Archery are available here ...

  • Million Hands Officially Launched

    10th October 2015

    Million Hands Officially Launched It has now officially started - has your Group registered, it is not too late to take part. See the latest details here ...

  • Scout Network is Changing

    9th October 2015

    Scout Network is Changing Nationally and within the County changes are taking place. The National changes are identified in the current update. The County changes see Dave Batten handing over to Andy Robson the role of County Scout Network Commissioner. Many thanks to Dave and welcome to Andy....

  • Wild Country Expedition Training

    30th September 2015

    Wild Country Expedition Training As you are aware we are running a 5 day training course on Dartmoor from October 24 to 28 (half term). To date we have received very few applications from Scouts in GLSW - 2 to be precise. Most of the spaces to date have been taken up by Senior Section Guides...

  • Parascending Course Dates 2016

    29th September 2015

    Parascending Course Dates 2016 Dates for the courses in 2016 are published now - details here ...

  • Ember Activity Day 2015

    28th September 2015

    For those that could not make it, here are the resources and info from the day. ...

  • Are you "Up To Speed" with the Network?

    17th September 2015

    Are you "Up To Speed" with the Network? Latest news 16th September 2015 ...

  • Million Hands - What are You Doing?

    12th September 2015

    Million Hands - What are You Doing? All Groups have the opportunity to register to "Help Other People" - What it is all about Find out more here ...

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