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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 ...

  • #WeShape Streamed Debate - Follow the news

    12th September 2015

    #WeShape Streamed Debate - Follow the news Join In The Recorded Event ...

  • Explorer Belt Expedition 2016 - News Release

    8th September 2015

    Explorer Belt Expedition 2016 - News Release Details published here ...

  • Wild Country Expedition and Training - UPDATE

    6th September 2015

    Wild Country Expedition and Training The new cycle of training, practice and qualifying expeditions gets under way shortly with a planning meeting for all potential participants on Sunday 6th September at 3.30 pm (until approximately 5.30 pm). This takes place at the 7th/12th Croydon Scout HQ,...

  • Great Time had by all at Gilwell Reunion 2015

    Great Time had by all at Gilwell Reunion 2015

    6th September 2015

    Great Time had by all at Gilwell Reunion 2015 Here are some photos from the GLSW Tea Party at the Gilwell Reunion this past weekend. 20 people from the County attended the tea party hosted by Chris Dean (DCC) on the Buffalo Lawn. Four of our 5 Districts were represented, and three of...

  • Do you receive Scouting+ directly from Gilwell?

    5th September 2015

    Do you receive Scouting+ directly from Gilwell? Great if you do, it keeps you up to date every week with the latest ideas and opportunities. Receiving it means that you are on the HQ Database, that you have provided a valid email and that you have selected to receive HQ distributions. If you do...

  • Gilwelll Reunion Programme Published

    4th September 2015

    Gilwelll Reunion Programme Published It's too late to sign up - details here Join Chris Dean and a party from the County - let Chris know if you are going. ...

  • Wild Country Expedition Training

    10th August 2015

    Wild Country Expedition Training Greater London South West County is again offering training and expedition opportunities in 'wild country' starting in October, and attached are full details. If you are interested in taking part please complete the form and return to me as soon as possible...

  • Going to Gilwell Reunion? - Saturday Tea Date

    2nd August 2015

    Going to Gilwell Reunion? - Saturday Tea Date A reminder, the GLSW Get-together at Gilwell Reunion on Sat 5th Sept, meeting place is outside the CIC at 4pm. Advise Chris Dean. who will provide the cakes but needs to know how many. Need to know more? ...

  • Has Your Group Registered For - "A Million Hands" Project

    31st July 2015

    Has Your Group Registered For - "A Million Hands" Project Registration has now opened to take part in this Community Service Project - details here ...

  • Are you a Manager - have you seen Focus+

    29th July 2015

    Are you a Manager - have you seen Focus+ Focus+ is particularly relevant for adults with a manager role in Scouting. You should receive it automatically if you have included an email address in your personal details and have ticked yes to receive information. If you have not seen it here is the...

  • 2015 WSJ Japan - On Site Cameras

    28th July 2015

    2015 WSJ Japan - On Site Cameras Did you know that you can view activities at the WSJ through live web cams - remember they are eight hours ahead of us! View the activities here ...

  • Japan 2015 TODAY IS DEPARTURE DAY

    25th July 2015

    Japan 2015 TODAY IS DEPARTURE DAY Except GLS/GLSW SOLO Unit - Departed LHR4 at 16.00hrs Friday London ALLSORTS Unit - Departed LHR2 at 06.00hrs GLSE/GLSW KRAKEN Unit - Departed LHR2 at 09.30hrs GLSW ACE Unit - Departed LHR2 10.35hrs Bon Voyage - Travel well Keep up with all the...

  • All Japan 2015 Units Safely Away

    25th July 2015

    All Japan 2015 Units Safely Away The County has members and leaders in four separate Units attending the 23rd World Scout Jamboree and they all departed from London Heathrow more or less on time. Scouts heading for Japan were all over Terminal 2 and certainly showed Scouting in action. You can...

  • Fulltime Development Officer Opportunity

    25th July 2015

    Fulltime Development Officer Opportunity An opportunity to develop scouting particularly in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth. Details here ...

  • Croydon Network In The News

    17th July 2015

    Croydon Network In The News The Network Get Their Boots On ...

  • Scout Competition 2016 - Save the dates

    16th July 2015

    Scout Competition 2016 - Save the dates The County Scout Cooking Competition will be held on 14th February 2016 at 1st Hook HQ The County Scout Night Hike will be held on 12th / 13th March 2016 at Polyapes Make sure your Troop is represented. Further details to follow. ...

  • Project Support Assistant

    15th July 2015

    Project Support Assistant Could you support development projects across South London - maybe? Check out the details here. ...

  • Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike for Scouts

    4th July 2015

    Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike for Scouts Scouts from GLSW are warmly invited to take part in the Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike, Saturday 17th October 2015 The Chiltern 20 Challenge is a long established team hike in The Chiltern Hills, organised by Greater London North Scout County. The event is...

  • GLSW Network Relaunch

    3rd July 2015

    GLSW Network Relaunch Hi everyone, Attached is a flyer detailing the information for our Network Relaunch event in September. We are keen for all network members, network leaders and explorer leaders to attend, so please can you help by sending this information on to relevant members and...

  • Congratulations 3rd Hampton - £10k in the bank

    30th June 2015

    Congratulations 3rd Hampton - £10k in the bank In May the Group made a bid for money from the Aviva Community Fund: "Please would you vote for 3rd Hampton by registering and using your 10 votes for our project There is no cost and as far as I am aware we are the only scout group in Richmond...

  • Walton Firs - Use it? Can you support it?

    24th June 2015

    Walton Firs - Use it? Can you support it? For the past three or four years we at Walton Firs Foundation have been moving towards replacing the “renowned” 1940s toilet and shower block at Walton Firs Activity Centre in Cobham. We have taken note of the various comments as filled in by our...

  • Japan Jamboree - GLSW Participants

    23rd June 2015

    Japan Jamboree - GLSW Participants We are very fortunate as a County to have 63 jamboree participants, split across four separate units. Getting everyone together before they go is quite a challenge. On Saturday 27th June GLSW Jamboree Unit 6 issue an invitation to a short...

  • Gilwell Reunion

    21st June 2015

    Gilwell Reunion 4th - 6th September Check out the details - meet up with others from GLSW. http://www.glswscouts.org.uk/event-gilwell_reunion4.html ...

  • Be Prepared for our September Recruitment Campaign

    18th June 2015

    Be Prepared for our September Recruitment Campaign From September our Adult Recruitment Officer will be giving assemblies at Primary schools to encourage more youth membership across the county (and they may even bring a new adult or two) and  she is looking for a few bits; ...

  • What Are Your Plans To Join "A Million Hands"?

    8th June 2015

    What Are Your Plans To Join "A Million Hands"? Check out headquarters information, and here is the web site to help the planning: ...

  • Networker - Female - Check out the opportunity

    4th June 2015

    Networker - Female - Check out the opportunity From:  Robert Beck Email address: robert.beck@nutshelltv.co.uk Message: Hi, My name is Rob and I am a Researcher on a new BBC3 programme. Our programme is offering women the chance to learn exciting new creative skills from some of the UK's...

  • A Million Hands

    23rd May 2015

    A Million Hands Know All About It? Are You In or are You Out? Check out the latest detail here Why take part in A Million Hands? • 87% of young people say Scouting should provide Community Impact project opportunities • Follow the projects and achieve the Community Impact Staged...

  • Air Rifle Tutor Diploma Course

    16th May 2015

    Air Rifle Tutor Diploma Course There are places on the June course and the date for the September course has been confirmed. The details are here ...

  • Operation Red Flare 2016

    15th May 2015

    Operation Red Flare 2016 The key dates for the 2016 event are :- Saturday 5th March overnight to Sunday 6th March 2016 Adult Leaders' Briefing February 28th (Sunday afternoon) - as usual we shall need plenty of help. Closing date for entries Saturday 20th February unless the maximum...

  • You Shape - have your say about Scoutings future

    1st May 2015

    You Shape - have your say about Scoutings future See what the Youth Council had to say about it here ...

  • County Development Plan

    27th April 2015

    County Development Plan Yes there is one, you can read it here, how will it affect your plans and how will you be a part of implementing it? Read it now ...

  • GLSW Queens Scouts at Windsor

    GLSW Queens Scouts at Windsor

    26th April 2015

    GLSW Queens Scouts at Windsor Two of our Queens Scouts who attended Windsor were featured in our Press Release. Lucy Self (Raynes Park Unit, Wimbledon & Wandle) and Maria Fernandes (Sutton Network). Well done to both of them, we look forward to seeing a strong representation from the County...

  • 7th Teddington Scouts win the County Nike Hike Competition

    22nd March 2015

    7th Teddington Scouts win the County Nike Hike Competition Well done to all the teams who took part and congratulations to the 7th. Full results here ...

  • Activities - Latest Updates

    21st March 2015

    Activities - Latest Updates A number of activity rules and guidance have been updated, some have been deleted and some added. Details here. Please take a quick look to ensure that you are up to date. Is your copy of POR up to date?   ...

  • Executive Committee Workshop Postponed

    20th March 2015

    Executive Committee Workshop Postponed Due to a number of factors affecting people being available for the date chosen, we have taken the decision to postpone the event. Thank you to all who have registered and it is encouraging to hear that we have had great interest in the concept and...

  • Calling Executive Committee Members

    25th February 2015

    Dear Colleagues, Do you want to know more about the strategic plan that will lead us to achieve our Vision 2018 for Scouting and what it means for your committee? Do you feel confident in your committee's plans for managing risk? Do you know...

  • Adult Summer Hillwalking Training

    14th February 2015

    Adult Summer Hillwalking Training A training weeken for adults to gain confidence and competence in summer hillwalking. Details here ...

  • Compass Update

    13th February 2015

    Compass Update Latest News from HQ here ...

  • Frylands Wood Activity Programme 2015

    12th February 2015

    Frylands Wood Activity Programme 2015 Please see the following opportunities with brochures and booking forms on the link: BIG Weekend - It's a Knockout! 1st - 4th May 2015 8-18 yr olds Circus Funday 7th June 2015 6-10 yr olds Grown Up Give it A Go 12th - 13th September...

  • A Night Out at The Rose Theatre Kingston

    9th February 2015

    A Night Out at The Rose Theatre Kingston Monday 9th February 7.00pm ‘Let the Scouts & Guides Entertain You’ promises to be an uplifting evening full of fun, faces and fantastic music! For one night only the South West London Gang Show will join together with the 1st Hook and Kingston...

  • Compass Update

    7th February 2015

    Compass Update Information about two important issues. Details Here ...

  • New role for Old CC!

    7th February 2015

    New role for Old CC! Congratulations to our "old" CC who has been appointed to a new role fir Scouting in South East England. details here ...

  • Congratulations 5th Morden - Scout Cooking Champs

    1st February 2015

    Congratulations 5th Morden - Scout Cooking Champs ...

  • Adult Modules Training 2015

    1st February 2015

    Adult Training Modules 2015 The diary for adult training has been published, check the Adult Training tab (above). Already completed your Wood Badge - what about refreshing programme ideas now that the programme revisions have been published. ...

  • Programme 2015 Launched

    26th January 2015

    Programme 2015 Launched Find out about the New Programme here ...

  • Join the High Flyers in the County

    20th January 2015

    Join the High Flyers in the County Information on flying opportunities in 2015 ...

  • Judges Wanted - to have your taste buds tickled

    17th January 2015

    Judges Wanted - to have your taste buds tickled click for details ...

  • Activity Rule Amendments

    15th January 2015

    Activity Rule Amendments ...

  • Get Involved in Shaping Scouting

    10th January 2015

    Get Involved in Shaping Scouting UK Youth Council Young people and their views are at the heart of Scouting, which is why the UK Youth Commissioner is setting up a UK Youth Council, so that the voices of our young people can be heard. We are holding an event for young people...

  • Calling all Scout Cooks

    14th December 2014

    Calling all Scout Cooks Your opportunity to take part in the county cooking competition - no previous experience necessary - why not have a go? Details Here ...

  • BBC News - Information for Parents/Carers

    12th December 2014

    BBC News - Information for Parents/Carers To : All members         Dear Colleagues   Following The Scout Association being in the news this week regarding historical compensation claims for safeguarding cases, we are conscious that some...

  • BBC News Item

    10th December 2014

    BBC News Item Email & News Release ...

  • We have a new County Commissioner

    9th December 2014

    We have a new County Commissioner Since Ian Newbery announced his intention to step down from the role of County Commissioner for the past seven years the process of appointing a successor, from the 1st January 2015, has been making progress. The Regional Commissioner has published the...

  • It's Gang Show Time Now

    28th October 2014

    It's Gang Show Time Now 100 members of the scout and guide movements are performing Souwest 2014 at the Secombe Theatre, Sutton The show in its 32nd year will be full of music and comedy and is an ideal evening out for all the family. It proves GLSW has GREAT talent Tickets available...

  • Japan Jamboree 2015

    12th October 2014

    Japan Jamboree 2015 Going to the Jamboree - seventy members of our County are and they are in four different Units. If you would like to know more about the Jamboree or just Japan the Units are available to come to a programme evening and share more about it. To book an evening then...

  • Operation Red Flare 2015

    7th October 2014

    Operation Red Flare 2015 Details and application form published here ...

  • Hillwalking & Mountain Skills Training Weekends

    2nd October 2014

    Hillwalking & Mountain Skills Training Weekends The first two training weekends for 2015 have been published, details here, application form here. ...

  • Scouting Unplugged

    13th September 2014

    Scouting Unplugged Scouting Unplugged Get involved in the youth led video collaboration project running today until next Saturday 20 September. Help Royal Berkshire Explorer Scouts create a promotional video about your Scouting by capturing your experiences on video. Check out more on...

  • QSA + DofE Gold Expedition Training

    4th September 2014

    QSA + DofE Gold Expedition Training 25th - 29th October 2014 Information Flyer and Application Form ...

  • Scouting Supporting The Community

    19th July 2014

    Scouting Supporting The Community Several members of the 14th Richmond (Viking Scout River Centre) plus the ACC (S) Robin Burr, helped run a series of coaching courses for Bamber Gascoigne's Skerries4schools charity, having embarked first completed a British Rowing Level 2 coaching...

  • Calling all Leaders/Network Members - Navigation Skills?

    30th June 2014

    Calling all Leaders/Network Members - Navigation Skills? So how good are your open country navigation skills? Good enough to look after yourself? Good enough to lead a party of adults or youth members? Good enough to instruct others? If you want to increase your skill level come to the...

  • Good at Navigation - So what about a competition hike?

    30th June 2014

    Good at Navigation - So what about a competition hike? 4th October 2014 The Sussex Downsman Hike 2014 - a range of distances - web site here, entry form here ...

  • Queen's Birthday Honours

    14th June 2014

    Queen's Birthday Honours We are very pleased to announce that Hallam Carter-Pegg, Chairman of the County Finance Committee, Croydon District Treasurer and Group President 7/12 Croydon has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours...

  • Tea at Buckingham Palace

    Tea at Buckingham Palace

    28th May 2014

    Tea at Buckingham Palace Many thanks to the Network and Young Leaders who were able to respond at very short notice to represent scouting at a recent Garden Party at Buckingahm Palace. The following note was received by Chris Dean (DCC Programme) from Headquarters; Dear Chris ...

  • Educational Visit Ideas

    23rd May 2014

    Educational Visit Ideas For details click here ...

  • What about a visit to the Chocolate Museum?

    22nd May 2014

    What about a visit to the Chocolate Museum? Interested in chocolate? Here is a visit opportunity that has been advertised but has not been tested. click here ...

  • Compass Is Coming - are you ready?

    20th May 2014

    Compass Is Coming - are you ready? How will it help me? - latest HQ information here ...

  • Bear In The Air in Croydon

    12th May 2014

    Bear In The Air in Croydon Watch the video - and - News Item ...

  • Croydon District Renewal of Scout Promise

    28th April 2014

    Croydon District Renewal of Scout Promise Special services held in Old Coulsdon, Coulsdon, Woodcote, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon, Croydon, Shirley and Crystal Palace.  A majority of the District were represented across the various venues with over 400 members...

  • New Activity Badges added to the programme opportunities

    12th April 2014

    New Activity Badges added to the programme opportunities HQ has reviewed the current situation and in preparation of a programme revision in 2015 have launche a number of new activity badges - check the details here. ...

  • Any Old Books - Community Service Project

    11th April 2014

    Any Old Books - Community Service Project BOOKBRIDGE – INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING COMMUNITY PROJECT Bookbridge is a charity which aims to improve children’s access to education in developing countries. It does this by establishing learning centres, training teachers and supplying schools with...

  • Are You Ready to Join The Gang?

    10th April 2014

    Are You Ready to Join The Gang? The 2014 GLSW Gang Show will take place at the Secombe Centre, Sutton from 28th October to 1st November 2014. If you would like to join the Gang then auditions are taking place at the 22nd Wimbledon Scout HQ, Arthur Road, Motspur Park on 11th and 18th May...

  • Working Towards Your Queen's Scout Award

    9th April 2014

    Working Towards Your Queen's Scout Award Explorer or Network, hopefully you are aware that the requirements of the Award are changeing, the good news is that the transitional arrangements run through to September 2015 - but that is not long! ...

  • New UK Commissioner for Programme Appointed

    4th April 2014

    New UK Commissioner for Programme Appointed Dear Friends Today is my first as UK Commissioner for Programme and I’m writing to do three things; first, to sincerely thank Alex Minajew who I take over from; second, to introduce myself and third, to update you on a number of...

  • Great New Resources to get our story "Out There!"

    3rd April 2014

    Great New Resources to get our story "Out There!" A range of new and updated resources to help us get the great stories of Scouting out to the wider audience of young people and adults who do not yet know what all the opportunities they are missing. Follow the link here  ...

  • Recruiting for JOTI/JOTA Team

    23rd March 2014

    Recruiting for JOTI/JOTA Team Details here ...

  • Scout Shop Latest

    15th March 2014

    Scout Shop Latest Click here to follow the link ...

  • Red Flare 2014 Results

    11th March 2014

    Red Flare 2014 Results For full report click here ...

  • Extra Place For Jamboree Unit Leader

    8th March 2014

    Extra Place For Jamboree Unit Leader 23rd World Scout Jamboree – Japan 2015 We are in the very fortunate position to have been allocated one extra patrol for the World Scout Jamboree to Japan. As a result we are currently looking for one extra leader to act as the Unit Leader. This...

  • Network Member - Going on the Spring Camp?

    7th March 2014

    Network Member - Going on the Spring Camp? If not why not? Check out the details on the calendar - 11th - 13th April, also on the Network Facebook page. ...

  • Scout County Nike Hike - Last Chance to Register

    6th March 2014

    Scout County Nike Hike - Last Chance to Register ...

  • Module 16 & 38 Apply Now!

    1st March 2014

    Module 16 & 38 Apply Now! Waiting for these Modules for Residential Experience Training. Check on line or with your District Training Manager. ...

  • Who Is Your Scout Hero?

    19th February 2014

    Who Is Your Scout Hero? Check Out The Challenge Here ...

  • Adult Training Diary Updated - 2014

    16th February 2014

    Adult Training Diary Updated - 2014 The dates for Modules have been published here and are available from your District Training Manager. ...

  • County Scout Night Hike Details Released

    14th February 2014

    County Scout Night Hike Details Released For details click here  ...

  • Have You Seen the Latest Safety In Scouting Items?

    9th February 2014

    Have You Seen the Latest Safety In Scouting Items? click here for details ...

  • GLSW Network Spring Camp

    7th February 2014

    GLSW Network Spring Camp news details here ...

  • County Scout Cooking Competition Results

    3rd February 2014

    County Scout Cooking Competition Results Congratulations to the 9th Cheam and the 23rd Wimbledon (Girls) team who were joint winners of the competition this year, it is the second year running for thr 23rd Wimbledon to be in the top spot and they also won the best presentation award. ...

  • 2014 Paragliding Programme Published

    2nd February 2014

    2014 Paragliding Programme Published Details of the 2014 programme are available here ...

  • International Expedition Leaders Wanted

    1st February 2014

    International Expedition Leaders Wanted news article Check out the details ...

  • Quiz Competition Opportunity

    16th January 2014

    Quiz Competition Opportunity Would you like to show your quiz skills to other scouters? The SAS in Richmond District are holding a quiz evening on 1st February. Can you raise a team? Contact the SAS Manager, Alan Brewer NOW. ...

  • County Scout Cooking Competition

    12th January 2014

    County Scout Cooking Competition Entry Details Available Now ...

  • GLSW Explorer Belt Expedition - Places Available

    11th January 2014

    GLSW Explorer Belt Expedition - Places Available 20 Explorers and Network members attended the training weekend in November, and 19 will be going to Sweden in the summer. Due to some 'late' demand we are running a second training weekend from Friday 31st January until Sunday 2nd...

  • Scout Shops January Sale

    10th January 2014

    Scout Shops January Sale Click here for Link ...

  • Scouts of the World Award

    9th January 2014

    Scouts of the World Award   We are delighted that five members of the Scout Network from GLSW will be attending the first Scouts of the World Discovery at Willesley Scout Activity Centre in Leicestershire in March. Further information about SOWA is available from Chris Dean. ...

  • Operation Red Flare 2014 Applications Open

    16th December 2013

    Operation Red Flare 2014 Applications Open Details now available ...

  • Your comments sought on January 2014 POR Review

    7th December 2013

    Your comments sought on January 2014 POR Review Gilwell are asking for comments now about the proposed changes to POR. Information was published in the 6th December edition of Scouting+. A "static" version of the publication can be viewed here.  ...

  • Scout Orienteering Event Success

    3rd December 2013

    Scout Orienteering Event Success The second scout orienteering competition took place on 30th November, read the report here. ...

  • Croydon Scouting Endorsed by Local MP

    30th November 2013

    Croydon Scouting Endorsed by Local MP Reported in the Croydon Advertiser - follow the link here ...

  • ADC Scouts Nominated for Civic Award

    28th November 2013

    ADC Scouts Nominated for Civic Award Dave Bixby of Wimbledon & Wandle has been nominated for his work as a scouting volunteer in the community. Read All About it Here   ...

  • Are You Up For The Network Forum Camp?

    27th November 2013

    Are You Up For The Network Forum Camp? Check out the plans for 11th - 13th April 2014 ...

  • Richmond District Wins London Volunteering Award

    26th November 2013

    Richmond District Wins London Volunteering Award Richmond District wins Team London Award sponsored by the GLA details here ...

  • Compass Is Coming - Are You Ready?

    26th November 2013

    Compass Is Coming - Are You Ready? The new scout membership data base is called Compass and is coming in 2014, are you ready? We are all asked to check that our current record is correct on the HQ membership database. We can edit our own basic personal details and our Appointments Secretary has...

  • Scouting in the Local Press

    23rd November 2013

    Scouting in the Local Press Have the activities of your Group been reported in the local press? Is there a news story you would like to share across the county? We are trying to collate the successes that we achieve in getting our scouting story "out there".  We have a small start...

  • GLSW Flying Opportunities in 2014

    20th November 2013

    GLSW Flying Opportunities in 2014 Planning your programme for 2014? Ever thought of a powered flight session or a paragliding experience? Check out the opportunities now. This is scout led activity - use it loose it if there is no demand! ...

  • National Scout Rifle Competition

    17th November 2013

    National Scout Rifle Competition REPORT ON NATIONAL SCOUT RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 The 37th Championships took place in October at the internationally renowned ‘home’ of target shooting sports – Bisley. It is a great privilege for us Scouts to be allowed such a prestigious venue and some...

  • Management Skills Courses

    15th November 2013

    Management Skills Courses The Scout Association’s management training is currently under review. Two pilot skills courses are being run as part of this development: they're free and open to new and existing managers in Scouting. If you, or someone you manage or support could benefit, please...

  • Carols at St Martins in the Fields

    14th November 2013

    Carols at St Martins in the Fields Commonwealth Carols - 4 December 2013 The Royal Commonwealth Society invites Scouts to attend their annual early evening service at St Martins-in-the-Field Church in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday 4 December. Following the 'Opportunity through Enterprise'...

  • County Events - Just for Scouts

    4th November 2013

    County Events - Just for Scouts Four events not to be missed! ...

  • Searching For Rugby Players - 18+

    4th November 2013

    Searching For Rugby Players - 18+ Chris Dean (Deputy CC) would be most grateful if you could help identify rugby players across the County for a GLSW team to play the Northampton Old Scouts RFC in a friendly match later this season.   Northampton Old Scouts RFC was formed in...

  • Got a Wood Badge? Want Professional Recognition?

    2nd November 2013

    Got a Wood Badge? Want Professional Recognition? Did you know that if you hold a Wood Badge you can become an Associate Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management? Under an arrangement made between scout headquarters and the Institute discouned membership fees are applicable....

  • Fund Raising "In Store"

    1st November 2013

    Fund Raising "In Store" Some of our commercial partners are opening up their stores to Groups to carry out fundraising. Spaces are limited so you have to act quickly. Details are on our HQ webite, details here. ...

  • Activity Review - Gilwell seeking your views

    24th October 2013

    Activity Review - Gilwell seeking your views A couple of reviews have initial conclusions - what do you think? Respond to HQ. Click here for details ...

  • Docklands Scout Project Newsletter and Course Diary

    22nd October 2013

    Docklands Scout Project Newsletter and Course Diary The latest newsletter is now published. It makes interesting reading about water activity opportunities in the heart of London. Click here for details ...

  • Explorer Belt 2014 - Training 8th - 10th November

    15th September 2013

    9th - 24th August 2014 The explorer belt is the challenge of a lifetime, open to explorer scouts aged 16 and over and members of the scout network. It is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life. ...

  • Amendment to Training Modules in September

    14th September 2013

    Amendment to Training Modules in September Check out the changes to the two modules planned for September - details here ...

  • Success for Leander in Head of the River Race

    12th September 2013

    Success for Leander in Head of the River Race The Great River Race, London's River Marathon, is a spectacular traditional pulling boat race up the River Thames, from Docklands to Ham House, that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe.  Leander (Kingston) Sea Scouts enters Scout,...

  • New full time job vacancy - South London Scouts

    11th September 2013

    New full time job vacancy - South London Scouts details here ...

  • Should Paintballing be a Scout Activity?

    24th August 2013

    Should Paintballing be a Scout Activity? HQ are carrying out a consultation - what do you think? Fill out the questionnaire here ...

  • Successful Queen's Scout and DofE Gold Award Expeditions

    21st August 2013

    Successful Queen's Scout and DofE Gold Award Expeditions Congratulations to the following, who successfully completed their 4-day 'wild country' qualifying expedition organised by County in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales earlier this week :- Matthew Brice - Sutton Scout...

  • Gannett Foundation Accepting Applications for 2013

    20th August 2013

    Gannett Foundation Accepting Applications for 2013 Registered charities from across England still have time to submit an application for funding from the Gannett Foundation UK as the deadline for most areas is in September. Each year the Gannett Foundation offers funding to registered...

  • Scout Memorial Project - Lest We Forget

    30th June 2013

    Scout Memorial Project - Lest We Forget What is the Project? Find out here How can I get the Project Badge? Find out here How to Honour Service and Inspire The Future Find out here Link to the Project website ...

  • 2015 World Scout Jamboree Applications Open

    29th June 2013

    2015 World Scout Jamboree Applications Open Get all the details here ...

  • Meet Scouting's new Chief Exec

    26th June 2013

    Meet Scouting's new Chief Exec Cotswold and Scouting Join new Chief Executive of The Scout Association, Matt Hyde at Cotswold Outdoor’s central London store on Piccadilly, London on Wednesday 3rd July, 6.00pm - 8.30pm. As well as special offers for attendees, including giving away a...

  • Lightweight Camping and Navigation Weekend

    19th June 2013

    Lightweight Camping and Navigation Weekend Following the success of a similar event in 2012 the county is arranging another similar weekend (27th - 29th September) in the New Forest for adults in GLSW - leaders, occassional helpers, sectional assistants and scout network members. For...

  • Maiden Launch - New Home Counties Gig

    15th June 2013

    Maiden Lanuch - New Home Counties Gig On Saturday (15th) nine Sea Scouts from the 35th Bournemouth took to the River Thames at Richmond Bridge in "Sea Wolf", the first of the New Home Counties Gig. For over fifty years Sea Scouts across the UK have used the original gig for taining...

  • Discounted or Free Furniture for your Group/Camp Site

    1st June 2013

    Discounted or Free Furniture for your Group/Camp Site Furniture from the Olympics and Paralympics avaiable - details here ...

  • The Challenge Network - recruiting summer staff

    30th May 2013

    The Challenge Network - recruiting summer staff Charity providing activities for young people during the summer holidays are recruiting summer staff - details here ...

  • Explorer Belt 2014

    24th May 2013

    Explorer Belt 2014 GLSW Expedition in 2014 details here ...

  • Got A Boat - Is it Registered?

    6th May 2013

    Got A Boat - Is it Registered? Boat Examinations Just a short note, now that the boating season has started, to remind you that all boats owned by Groups, Districts or Units need to be examined annually. The rules are that for two years each boat needs to be self examined by a competant...

  • Boost Your Fundraising

    4th May 2013

    Boost your fundraising Raise money for young people and volunteers with disabilities this June. Many Groups have teamed up with local B&Q stores to give their Scout Community Week fundraising...

  • Personal Permits for Explorers

    3rd May 2013

    Personal permits for Explorers Do your Explorers love adventurous activities? Personal Activity Permits enable skilled and experienced young people to take part in activities without the need for an adult with a leadership or supervisory...

  • London Pride 2013

    29th April 2013

    London Pride 2013 As you may know, in recent years The Scout Association has invited volunteers to join us at London Pride to celebrate the diversity of our Movement. This is one of several very important events that not only helps us to highlight our inclusivity, but also showcase how...

  • Frylands Wood Activity Centre News

    18th April 2013

    Frylands Wood Activity Centre News updated information here ...

  • Walton Firs News Letter

    5th April 2013

    Walton Firs News Letter click here for details ...

  • FINAL CHANCE - 23rd World Scout Jamboree Unit Leader

    26th March 2013

    23rd World Scout Jamboree Unit Leader Recruitment Details of the Unit Leader Recruitment process have now been published here ...

  • Frylands Wood Camp Site Newsletter

    25th March 2013

    Frylands Wood Camp Site Newsletter published here ...

  • Red Flare 2013 - Results

    24th March 2013

    Red Flare 2013 - Results Congratulations to all the competitors who took part in Red Flare this year, very cold and muddy conditions. This year Arrowhead ESU ratianed the title they won last year. Full Results Here ...

  • County Scout Night Exercise 2013 - Results

    19th March 2013

    County Scout Night Exercise 2013 - Results County Scout Night Exercise, Boidierhurst 16th/17th March 2013 Once again, another great County Scout event, even though the weather was atrocious, the paths and tracks were running with water and for those camping on...

  • Win £50 to spend at B&Q

    13th February 2013

    Win £50 to spend at B&Q Register for a free Scout Community Week pack  by 16 March and you could win £50 to spend on your project. From paints to plants; get some extra materials and make an even bigger local impact. For your chance to win register today.  Don't forget to tweet...

  • Repairing or Upgrading Your Scout Premises?

    12th February 2013

    Repairing or Upgrading Your Scout Premises? If you have undertaken renovations or essential repairs, however small, on your Scout meeting place in the last five years, or plan to do so in the future, then please share your feedback. What were the challenges? How did you raise the money? And...

  • 23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015

    23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015

    4th February 2013

    23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015 news article We have received an update from HQ regarding the next World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015 and have attached some key dates for you to circulate. Please draw particular attention to the Contingent Support Team applications which open next week as...

  • Explorer Scout Survey

    31st January 2013

    All, If you know any Explorers Scouts or Explorer Scout Young Leaders, would you mind passing this on please? We have 60 responses so far, so there is money at stake..... Explorer Scout, To help your County and District communicate more effectively with you the Explorer Scout we...

  • Shelter Box 2013 - Book the date

    14th January 2013

    Shelter Box 2013 - Book the date The ShelterBox Experience 2013 Take part in an exciting weekend for Scout Network members and adult volunteers, organised by international disaster relief charity ShelterBox. Develop your team, navigation and survival skills while taking part in a...

  • Queens Scout / D of E Gold Award Dinner

    13th January 2013

    Queens Scout / D of E Gold Award Dinner A County event which includes presentation of Certificates to recent recipients. Friday 22nd March 2013. To be held at the Hotel Antoinette, Kingston. Details from the Deputy County Commissioner (Programmes).   ...

  • Recruitment Advert at the Cinema

    30th December 2012

    Recruitment Advert at the Cinema Headquarters staff have been in negotiations and are now able to confirm that a short version of Expect More (a recruitment advert) will be shown for four weeks at ten sites including the Sutton Empire (six screens). It can also be viewed online...

  • New Year's Honour for Bob Bushell

    29th December 2012

    New Year's Honour for Bob Bushell Bob Bushell, District President of Royal Kingston, has been awarded a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his forty five years service to scouting. Bob began his scouting career as a Troop Instructor and then Assistant...

  • How to talk about scouting

    28th December 2012

    How to talk about scouting As we go into a new year are we ready to talk about scouting to people we meet? What can you remember from 2012 to encourage young people and adults to join us? Wayne Bulpit introduces 10 Top Tips on how we can best present scouting to people who remember scouting...

  • Adult Training Dates for 2013

    15th December 2012

    Adult Training Dates for 2013 The Diary of dates for 2013 has been published and is available from Local Training Managers and on the web site. Application Forms are available here. ...

  • Wintercamp 2013

    3rd December 2012

    Wintercamp 2013 Wintercamp 2013 Have you got your ticket for this amazing event for Scouts and Explorers? Choose between Gilwell Park in London and a new location, Hawkhirst in Northumberland, over the same weekend of 11-13 January. Look forward to entertainment, exhilarating activities...

  • Campfire Song Book & Games Book Published

    27th November 2012

    Campfire Song Book & Games Book Published Dear Scouting Colleagues,   1st Theydon Garnon Scout Group are raising funds for a new and much needed Scout Headquarters. A parent has kindly...

  • County Network Camp - Easter 2013

    17th November 2012

    County Network Camp – Easter 2013 06-07 April Save the date. Details to follow in the New Year. ...

  • Queen's Scout Award Reception

    15th November 2012

    Queen's Scout Award Reception                                            Tony...

  • In the news - poetry by Megan Taylor

    10th November 2012

    In the news - poetry by Megan Taylor Megan Taylor, an Explorer Scout in Tolworth and a Jamboree Unit member, has her poetry featured in the Surrey Comet as she recovers from a fall at the Remembrance Parade twelve months ago. The article is reproduced here ...

  • Want to form an International Link?

    9th November 2012

    Want to form an International Link? Scout Headquarters operates a Link Scheme for individual members and sections who want to link with scouts from another country. Whether you have never done any interanational activity before or have lots of experience here is an easy introduction to...

  • Operation Red Flare 2013 - Apply Now

    3rd November 2012

    Operation Red Flare 2013 - Apply Now Details of the annual overnight event competition for Explorers and Network members organised by Croydon District Explorers & Network Leaders have now been published. Old hands or first timers are all welcome but there are only spaces for 30 teams...

  • International News - October 2012 Update

    27th October 2012

    International News - October 2012 You need to log in to read this - click here for details ...

  • Explorer Scouts to Sweden in 2013?

    25th October 2012

    Explorer Scouts to Sweden in 2013? Explorer Scout? Fancy a trip to Sweden in Summer 2013? NOW is the opportubity - for details click here ...

  • Is Your Profile Up To Date?

    14th October 2012

    Is Your Profile Up To Date? Is your personal data shown on the HQ Membership Database correct? If not log in and update it today. If you have any problems contact your line manager.  ...

  • DofE Expedition Reunion

    10th October 2012

    DofE Expedition Reunion Tea Party All those who have undertaken a Gold Expedition with GLSW over the past 10 years or so are invited (+ guest) to a Reunion Tea Party on Sunday December 9th at St Paul's Church Hall, Croham Park Avenue, South Croydon, CR2 7HF from 2pm until 5pm and anytime...

  • London Festival of Light

    3rd October 2012

    London Festival of Light Scouting has an opportunity to be involved in the Festival of Light on Sunday 28 October 2012 in Trafalgar Square from 2-7pm, organised by the Mayor of London. A stall has been gifted and an expected crowd of 5,000 people on the day. We are looking for...

  • The Stair Climb Challenge - Up For It?

    2nd October 2012

    The Stair Climb Challenge - Up For It? One of the City of London’s tallest building is to become the home to CLIC Sargent’s first ever stair climbing event and you are invited to join them! On Thursday 1st November 2012, they are giving you to the chance to race up 888 steps, 37...

  • Details of Southern 50 - 2013 Published

    29th September 2012

    Details of Southern 50 - 2013 Published Click here for details ...

  • New Scout Year - New Executive Committee?

    22nd September 2012

    New Scout Year - New Executive Committee With the new academic year starting many groups have a new programme in place and look to their group, district and county executive committees for support. The "new" executive committee will have been in place since the Annual General Meeting and...

  • Activities for 18+ Members

    21st September 2012

    Activities for 18+ Members Missed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge? there is another activity weekend arranged for members (Scout Network, SAS or Leaders) this autumn. The Lightweight Camping and Navigation Weekend (October 12th - 14th). See the attached information and application...

  • Scouts & Explorers Orienteering Competition

    20th September 2012

    Scouts & Explorers Orienteering Competition Whether or not you took part in 2011, now is the time to enter the 2012 competition. Follow the link here. ...

  • County Scout Network Commissioner Appointed

    19th September 2012

    County Scout Network Commissioner Appointed Welcome to Jacob Ayley who has just been appointed as CSNC. Jacob grew up and completed his scout career in France, he went to university in Huddersfield where he also undertook a number of leadership roles. Jacob has already visited a number of...

  • Shelterbox Dartmoor Challenge

    31st August 2012

    Shelterbox Dartmoor Challenge - For Adult Members Would you like to spend one weekend in September trekking across Dartmoor to support one of The Scout Association’s international partners – ShelterBox? What it is: The ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge - http://www.dartmoorchallenge.org ...

  • South London Scout Brings Flame To Paralympic Torch

    24th August 2012

    South London Scout Brings Flame To Paralympic Torch See the picture here  Scout Association News here On Friday morning Ellie Breen, a 12 year old scout with the 15th Wallington (Scoutlink) Group represented London scouting and welcomed six scouts from Cumbria who had carried the...

  • Scouting at the London Mela

    10th August 2012

    Scouting at the London Mela The London Mela is the largest annual Asian festival in London. On Sunday 19th August Scouting will be on display at the event in Gunnersbury Park. Any leaders or network members with a couple of hours to spare would be welcome to attend and just talk about...

  • Network Noticeboard - August 2012 - Just Released

    7th August 2012

    Network Noticeboard - August 2012 - Just Released click here ...

  • Souwest 2012 - Tickets Out Now

    6th August 2012

    Souwest 2012 - South West London Gang Show Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November 2012, Secombe Theatre Sutton. Tickets out now Why not organise a group outing to the show and support the 90+ members of the cast from the County. Tickets from £7 tickets across three performances...

  • Networkers - where's the Bear?

    22nd July 2012

    Networkers - where's the Bear? Latest "Hunt the Bear" is now open. click here for details ...

  • QSA & DofE Gold Expedition Training

    21st July 2012

    QSA & DofE Gold Expedition Training Act Now - there are places available on the Expedition Training Course on 27th - 31st October For full details and application click here ...

  • Good press for Croydon Scouting

    20th July 2012

    Good press for Croydon Scouting An interview with the DC, Steve French. click here ...

  • DofE Training Expedition Assessor

    18th July 2012

    DofE Training Expedition Assessor - Saturday 10th November for details check here ...

  • DofE Gold / QSA Residential Opportunity

    17th July 2012

    DofE Gold / QSA Residential Opportunity Rebecca Radford writes: A couple of years ago for the residential clause of my Gold Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Guide I went to Pathfinders camp at the Woodlarks campsite in Farnham, Surrey. Pathfinders camp runs every year and brings together...

  • Croydon Scouting on Community TV

    15th July 2012

    Croydon Scouting on Community TV Croydon TV have now set up a devoted Scout and Guide channel and the video is posted on there for every one to see on a permenant basis. Check it out: http://www.croydontv.co.uk/gallery/#/Scout Camp 2012/ ...

  • Croydon Camp on Community TV

    1st July 2012

    Croydon Camp on Community TV CROYCAMP - the district Jubilee Camp made it to the local community TV channel. Check it out here The policies of the community tv channel are family friendly and based on the following statement: "Croydon TV is an on demand Internet Television Station...

  • Explorer Scout? Rugby Player? Join a county team?

    24th June 2012

    Explorer Scout? Rugby Player? Join a county team? There is a chance for a "junior" match fixture. If you reply YES to the three questions contact Chris Dean (DCC Programmes) now. ...

  • Liam Campbell (2nd Croydon) Recognised by Croydon Borough Awards

    22nd June 2012

    Liam Campbell (2nd Croydon) Recognised by Croydon Borough Awards Read all about it here, and the Flickr Report here ...

  • 14th World Scout Moot - registrations open

    19th June 2012

    14th World Scout Moot - registrations open For details click here ...

  • Spurious Emails

    18th June 2012

    Spurious Emails A number of spurious emails are currently in circulation. The source is unclear at the moment but they are not related to anything that the County is promoting even though the emails have the @glswscouts.org.uk suffix. The known spurios emails are titled: New Company...

  • Music For a Summers Evening - 24th June

    14th June 2012

    Music For a Summers Evening - 24th...

  • Wanted - Rugby Players - 18 to 25 year olds

    12th June 2012

    Wanted - Rugby Players - 18 to 25 year olds Chris Dean (DCC Programme) is seeking potential recruits for a county team to take part in games in the 2012/13 rugby season. Interested - contact Chris. ...

  • GLSW leads the Jubilee River Pageant

    4th June 2012

    GLSW leads the Jubilee River Pageant News report of what was undertaken from the Viking Scout Boating Centre A collection of pictures of the event The item shown by BBC London (TV) did not quite get it right - but never let the facts get in the way of a good story! The...

  • Network Challenge

    2nd June 2012

    ************************************************************************************************************************************* The Gaunlet has been thrown down, the clues have been issued to district contacts. Network members the starting pistol has been fired! (Steve Miles / Dave...

  • Canada 2013 - A camp for Network members

    2nd June 2012

    Canada 2013 - A camp for Network members for details click here ...

  • Lightweight Camping Weekend Re-arranged

    29th April 2012

    Lightweight Camping Weekend Re-arranged Details ...

  • "Operation Yomp" - The Falklands opportunity

    27th April 2012

    "Operation Yomp" - The Falklands opportunity Full details ...

  • Walton Firs Special Newsletter

    26th April 2012

    Walton Firs Special Newsletter news article ...

  • eDofE and DofE Training Day

    23rd April 2012

    eDofE and DofE Training Day On the 26th May we are holding an eDofE & DofE training day. If you have an eDofE login or may have one in the future, or would like to know more about DofE then this day is for you. We will have a number of laptops with internet...

  • URGENT - Request for HoHo Now!

    20th April 2012

    URGENT - Request for HoHo Now! Scouts attending the Commonwealth Forum in London seek home Hospitality ...

  • Film Stars Required

    18th April 2012

    Be a mythbusting star   Do you know a Scout aged 13 or 14 who’d relish the chance to get involved in the filming of a mythbuster campaign? Filming will take place for half a day Saturday 28 April and a full day Sunday 29 April. Contact marketing@scouts.org.uk to get involved. Selected...

  • Another great reason to vist Bethesda, the county base

    16th April 2012

    Another great reason to vist Bethesda, the county base news article ...

  • Rowing on the Thames

    10th April 2012

    Rowing on the Thames BOATING There are some unique rowing experiences available from the 14th Richmond Viking Scout Boating Centre using boats like the Royal Shallop Jubillant, The Lady Mayoress and even the Robin Hood Invasion Boats that were used in making the last Robin Hood...

  • Flying Opportunities Published

    8th April 2012

    Flying Opportunities Published FLYING In 2011 we successfully trialled flying from Fairoaks Airfield and Mark Veitch, our Ait Activities Advisor plans to do so again this year. Possible dates are as follows for the near future are: 28th April;  5th May;  19th...

  • Focus - Spring 2012 Now Published

    1st April 2012

    Focus - Spring 2012 Now Published click here ...

  • Touch Rugby - are you up for it?

    30th March 2012

    Touch Rugby - are you up for it? Kent RFU in partnership with the RFU are holding a Touch Rugby competition for Met Kent at the end of the season.   Touch Rugby is a great version of the game and is growing in popularity.   It is a great way to stay (or get) rugby fit...

  • Latest Activity News published

    28th March 2012

    Latest Activity News published ...

  • Bear Grylls on Radio 4 "Thought for the day"

    22nd March 2012

    Bear Grylls on Radio 4 "Thought for the day" Listen to Bear Grylls on Radio 4, move the time slider (top left) on the BBC site to 1:14:13 pick it up here This is an audio file ...

  • Walton Firs Update - Latest News

    21st March 2012

    Walton Firs Update - Latest News ...

  • How does scoutings award system work?

    20th March 2012

    How does scouting's award system work? Information can be found here. The Chairman of the headquarters Awards Panel gave a presentation of how the system works at a meeting in Sutton on 19th March 2012. The presentation can be accessed here. ...

  • In the Press - Alison Eggitt

    18th March 2012

    In the Press - Alison Eggitt Alison's work initially with the 1st Old Malden St John the Baptist and now as District Cub Scout Leader has been recognised by the Mayor of Kingston and reported in the Kingston Guardian. The work that Alison has done with the Kingston & Malden Scout and...

  • QSA & DofE Gold Expeditions - July 2012

    17th March 2012

    QSA & DofE Gold Expeditions - July 2012 Check out the opportunity to tak part in the expedition to Dartmoor. Click here ...

  • In the Press - Peter and Theresa Jeffrey

    15th March 2012

    In the Press - Peter and Theresa Jeffrey news article ...

  • In the Press - Kingston and 25th Purley

    9th March 2012

    In the Press - Kingston and 25th Purley News articles here ...

  • Red Flare - 2012 Results

    8th March 2012

    Red Flare - 2012 Results ...

  • Assistant County Commissioner (International)

    4th March 2012

    Assistant County Commissioner (International) news article ...

  • Employee Supported Volunteering Coordinator

    3rd March 2012

    Employee Supported Volunteering Coordinator To find out more about this regional initiative click here ...

  • 80th Anniversary Gang Show Opportunity

    2nd March 2012

    80th Anniversary Gang Show Opportunity It is proposed that there should be a Gang Show production to mark the 80th Anniversary. Details can be found here and a Cast Registration Form here. ...

  • Volunteer Vacancy - DC Uxbridge & District GLMW

    1st March 2012

    Volunteer Vacancy - DC Uxbridge & District GLMW For details click here ...

  • Julia Bradbury becomes a Scouting ambassador

    28th February 2012

    Julia Bradbury becomes a Scouting ambassador. Do you know of someone who we could recruit to be an ambassador for scouting within the district or county? For details of our most recent ambassador click here ...

  • Jack Petchey Foundation Awards for January announced

    24th February 2012

    Jack Petchey Foundation Awards for January announced For details click here                 ...

  • Don't miss out on Scout Community Week

    23rd February 2012

    Don't miss out on Scout Community Week Scout Community Week 2012 takes Scout Job Week to the next level, so if you haven't already, you can still 'do 1 thing' to help your local area while fundraising for Scouting. Register here to get your free Scout Community Week pack. A helping...

  • Want to be a DofE Expedition Assessor?

    22nd February 2012

    Want to be a DofE Expedition Assessor? The County will be running courses - Intro, Expedition Superviser, and Expedition Assessor -  subject to demand and need. The plan is for the autumn 2012, so if you are interested will you please help by providing an...

  • Another Scouting Ambassador "signs up"

    21st February 2012

    Another Scouting Ambassador "signs up" Sir Chris Bonnington is the most recent high profile person who has agreed to act as an Ambassador for Scouting. The BBC have a news story here: Do you know of someone we should be asking to act as an Ambassador for Scouting within GLSW. Pass on...

  • Royal Windsor Review

    18th February 2012

    Royal Windsor Review HM The Queen will review the national parade at Windsor this year, see here for more details.           ...

  • Southern 50 - 2012

    12th February 2012

    Southern 50 - 2012 Some pictures taken on Saturday 11th February at this year's Southern 50 run by GLN are in the "What's Happening, Photo Album" (photos - Andy Bailey (DSNL Croydon)). Members of Croydon Scout Network together with Chris Dean (DCC - Programme) ran a checkpoint...

  • Active Kids Scheme - time to register

    28th January 2012

    Active Kids Scheme - time to register Sainsbury’s Active Kids Active Kids 2012 is almost here! Register from Monday 30 January and make sure your group doesn’t miss out. Vouchers will be available to collect from Sainsbury’s stores, petrol filling stations or online from 15...

  • Disney on Ice - Discounted Tickets

    25th January 2012

    Disney on Ice - Discounted Tickets news article For details click here ...

  • Vacancy for Youth Centre Manager in Kent

    12th January 2012

    Vacancy for Youth Centre Manager in Kent For details click here. ...

  • Job Opportunity - DofE Award

    11th January 2012

    Job Opportunity - DofE Award The London Regional Office has the following vacancy - Office Manager.   Further details for these positions can be found at http://www.latestvacancies.com/DofE/   The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 4pm. First...

  • County Media Development Manager Appointed

    6th January 2012

    County Media Development Manager Appointed We are pleased to announce that Jenny Handley has been appointed to the role of County Media Development Manager.   The role is both external, communicating with the media and Scouting Ambassadors and internal, liaising with District...

  • Flexible Volunteering - Royal seal of approval

    5th January 2012

    Flexible Volunteering - Royal seal of approval The Duchess of Cambridge becomes latest Scouting volunteer You will probably now be aware that Clarence House has announced that The Duchess of Cambridge will become a volunteer helper within the Scout Movement. The Duchess will be helping...

  • Scout Community Week

    4th January 2012

    Scout Community Week Make a difference to your community Have you signed up for Scout Community Week yet? 'Do 1 thing' that will make a difference to your local area and raise funds for Scouting. If you need some inspiration as to what you could do have a look at our list of...

  • New Style Guide Issued

    3rd January 2012

    New Style Guide Issued No - not for the fashion conscious but for all who are producing communication and or publicity materials. The Guide helps to get our message across in a consistent format which is quickly recognised as a Scouting publication by anyone who reads it. For the link...

  • Appointment due for review? Completed Safeguarding Awareness?

    7th December 2011

    Appointment due for review? Completed Safeguarding Awareness? When your appointment is reviewed it is a requirement that you have attended the Safeguarding awareness session since your previous review. Over 450 adults have attended the one and a half hour session which has now...

  • Are you up for a good hike?

    2nd December 2011

    Are you up for a good hike? Details of the Southern 50 - 2012 are now available here. ...

  • NatWest Community Force Award Winners

    1st December 2011

    NatWest Community Force Award Winners Congratulations to the 7th Hampton, 5th Morden and 25th Purley Scout Groups who were all successful in their bids to gain Awards. For full details click here ...

  • Offshore Sailing Activities - Summer 2012

    30th November 2011

    Offshore Sailing Activities - Summer 2012 The programme for offshore sailing (big yachts) has been published. Book before the end of January to receive a discount. Details here ...

  • School Furniture Disposal

    27th November 2011

    School Furniture Disposal The County Chairman has been approached by a school in Beckenham. If you think that your Group could make good use of the furniture below and could arrange pick up as requested please contact him, in the first instance, and he will pass on your...

  • 16 - 22? A summer expedition to Finland?

    26th November 2011

    16 - 22? A summer expedition to Finland? Roverway could be for you - check out the details NOW click here ...

  • 25% Discount Weekend at Cotswold

    25th November 2011

    25% Discount Weekend at Cotswold click here ...

  • Want to be a First Aid Trainer?

    19th November 2011

    Want to be a First Aid Trainer? GLSW - First Aid Training Team   Become a British Red Cross First Aid Qualified Trainer and Assessor and gain a qualification with a Practical First Aid Certificate   We are looking for 2 people to join our successful First Aid...

  • Paddle Sports Update

    17th November 2011

    Paddle Sports Update Following a lengthy review, consultation and pre-launch check with the Movement the following updates to the permit scheme for paddlesports (canoeing and kayaking) have been made. These updates are primarily to integrate the UKCC qualifications adopted by the BCU. The...

  • DofE Expedition Supervisor Training Course

    16th November 2011

    DofE Expedition Supervisor Training Course Details of the next training course in East Sussex are now available here. ...

  • Operation Red Flare 2012 - Details Released

    16th November 2011

    Operation Red Flare 2012 - Details Released Details of the event, 3rd March 2012, have been published, early application is advised, details available here ...

  • Five Top Tips for Fireworks Safety

    15th October 2011

    Five Top Tips for Fireworks Safety click here ...

  • Young Leader Survey

    8th October 2011

    We have created a short survey for Young Leaders. If you are or know a Young Leader please fill out or get them to fill out this survey.   Click Here to fill out the survey. Paul ...

  • NatWest Community Force Awards - Vote Now

    1st October 2011

    NatWest Community Force Awards - Vote Now Various Scout Groups have applied for Awards this year - you are too late to apply this year - but you can register to vote for up to three projects. The projects with the most votes get a financial award. Go to web site, register, check out the...

  • GLSW Gang Show 2011 Tickets Available Now

    28th September 2011

    GLSW Gang Show 2011 Tickets Available Now click here for details ...

  • Two D of E Gold Awards in Richmond District

    25th September 2011

    Two D of E Gold Awards in Richmond District Congratulations to Michelle Miles and Joanna Miles who have both completed all the activities required to gain the Gold standard of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The badges will be presented at the Richmond upon Thames District Presentation Evening...

  • Could your Scout HQ generate electricity and cash?

    22nd September 2011

    Could your Scout HQ building generate electricity and cash? We are investigating whether local Scouting can take advantage of the Government's Feed-In Tariff (FITs). We want to find out whether Groups could take advantage of FITs and generate their own electricity and income. HQ are...

  • Beavers on CBeebies Channel on 27th September

    19th September 2011

    Beavers on CBeebies Channel on 27th September Earlier this year we were approached by the makers of “Something Special”, an award winning BBC Children’s programme shown on the CBeebies Channel, which features young people with visible learning difficulties showing them integrating within...

  • Recruiter Badge takes over from Buddy Badge

    18th September 2011

    Recruiter Badge takes over from Buddy Badge Following the success of the Buddy Badge within the County London Region is now piloting the idea: Recruiter Badge Pilot The recruiter badge is being piloted exclusively in the London Region until April 2012. If you are a young person in...

  • Join the London DofE Gold Award Forum

    4th September 2011

    Join the London DofE Gold Award Forum Are you working for the Gold Award, interetsed in the way in which the Gold Award is working in London? Would you like to join a Forum to consider this issue? For futher details click here  The deadline for applications is Friday 16th...

  • Explorer Expedition - Sweden 2011 - Report Back

    3rd September 2011

    Explorer Expedition - Sweden 2011 - Report Back There will be a report-back for all those who took part in the County Explorer Scout Expedition to Sweden at the beginning of August, together with their families and friends.  District and County Staff have also been invited. The...

  • Huge Scout savings at top attractions

    2nd September 2011

    Merlin Groups is a website for Scout trips - with attractions including Legoland Windsor, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Madame Tussauds. There is something to keep your group entertained. Prices start from £5 and there are free leader places too....

  • Lakes Launches "Junior Ranger" Scheme

    1st September 2011

    'Lakes launches 'Junior Ranger' scheme A plan to encourage teenagers into the outdoors is being launched by the Lake District National Park. Open to 14-18 year olds, the scheme will launch in the autumn and will enable young people to assist the National Park rangers with their work -...

  • QSA & DofE Gold Expedition - Dartmoor 2011

    30th August 2011

    QSA & DofE Gold Expedition - Dartmoor 2011 The County organised expedition was a great success, well done to all who took part and to Chris Dean (Deputy County Commissioner - Programme) for making it happen. For more information click here ...

  • Parliament Week - 31st October - 6th November

    30th August 2011

    Parliament Week - 31 October to 6 November 2011 Parliament Week is a new national initiative from the UK Parliament that aims to build greater understanding of and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK.  The inaugural Parliament Week will take place between 31 October and 6...

  • Entries Open for County Orienteering Competition

    29th August 2011

    Entries Open for County Orienteering Competition Date 9th October, Place Richmond Park (meet at Roehampton University) For further details click here ...

  • Caving - Mine Inspection Reports Update

    24th August 2011

    Caving - Mine Inspection Reports Update Mine inspection reports To: MAPS Assistant County/Area/District Commissioner Activities, Regional...

  • Going to the Gilwell Reunion this year?

    17th August 2011

    Going to the Gilwell Reunion this year? I wonder who from GLSW is attending this year's Gilwell Reunion. It might be a nice idea if we all met up for afternoon tea on the Saturday, say at 4.30pm. Could I ask you to put out a message to this effect via your District website, email,...

  • Videos from the World Scout Jamboree

    13th August 2011

    Videos from the World Scout Jamboree To watch YouTube videos click here ...

  • Queen's Jubilee Beacons - 4th June 2012

    7th August 2011

    Queen's Jubilee Beacons - 4th June 2012 Is your District going to be involved - for more details click here ...

  • Membership Fee for 2012

    3rd August 2011

    Membership Fee for 2012 Our annual membership fee covers four components, for our Group, our District, the GLSW Scout County and Scout HQ. For information about the HQ element click here.  ...

  • Volunteer opportunities to get involved in Campdowne 2013

    2nd August 2011

    Volunteer opportunities to get involved in Campdowne 2013 For details click here ...

  • Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre

    1st August 2011

    Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre August Newsletter ...

  • Children’s Literary Festival - Imperial War Museum 13-21 August

    14th July 2011

    Children’s Literary Festival - Imperial War Museum 13-21 August Between 13 and 21 August, the Imperial War Museum is organising an exciting Children's Literary Festival linked to their Once upon a Wartime exhibition.    The Festival will include talks and workshops by...

  • London Low Emissions Zone Vehicle Checker

    7th July 2011

    London Low Emissions Zone Vehicle Checker If you are still unsure as to whether your Groups vehicle will meet the requirements for the new Low Emissions Zone, here is a link to the LEZ vehicle compliance checker.   Just enter the registration number and it will tell you...

  • Join In Jamboree - Hosting Opportunity

    2nd July 2011

    Join In Jamboree - Hosting Opportunity As part of the Jamboree activities there is a Contingent Support Team for the UK Contingent and a Solidarity Project.  We are currently asking whether anyone/group would be interested in hosting a patrol from the Carribean for 24...

  • *Petzl Equipment Recall*

    28th June 2011

    Petzl GRIG RI 2 Recall Petzl has issued a recall of all GRIGRI 2s with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136. If you use GRIGRI 2s for your climbing activities please check them now to see if they are affected. You can find full details of the recall and...

  • Get On Line at Your HQ

    28th June 2011

    Get On Line at Your HQ If you’re in need of an IT provision for Scout use but need help with funding, BT is providing the ideal opportunity. Click here ...

  • Successful Introduction to Orienteering

    26th June 2011

    Successful Introduction to Orienteering Almost 40 Scouts and Explorer Scouts from 4 Districts turned up for this event at Thames Young Mariners today (Sunday 26th), and had a thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable experience. Thanks to Chris Wroe, our County Orienteering Advisor, and the...

  • Scouting Commended in Government Report

    24th June 2011

    Scouting Commended in Government Report A Goverment Report has commended the way in which Scouting delivers quality programmes to young people. For further details click here ...

  • Explorer Belt Expedition 2012

    23rd June 2011

    Explorer Belt Expedition 2012     When:- 11th - 26th August 2012 NOW Who:- Explorer Scouts & Scout Network Age:- Min 16 - Max 25 at time of departure Teams:- Min 3 suggested Max 5 Training:-...

  • Middlesex West's Blast Fest

    20th June 2011

    Middlesex West's Blast Fest Greater London Middlesex West are organising an event this year to celebrate ten years of Explorer Scouting. It’s open to the UK and the county are trying to get as many Explorers from the United Kingdom together to celebrate a great ten years. We’ve...

  • 13th Wimbledon Leaders Complete 3 Peaks Challenge

    13th June 2011

    13th Wimbledon Leaders Complete 3 Peaks Challenge News item in the Wimbledon Guardian ...

  • Update of Badge Requirements

    8th June 2011

    Update of Badge Requirements For details of updated requirements click here ...

  • Commonwealth Youth Parliament seeks Networkers

    7th June 2011

    Commonwealth Youth Parliament seeks Networkers The Commonwealth Youth Parliament meets in the House of Lords on September 9th, and Scouts aged 18 and over (i.e. Scout Network only, sorry!) can participate in this event. The subject matter is 'climate change'. I would be grateful if you...

  • Scouting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

    6th June 2011

    Scouting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association In July (21st-28th) there is the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference which brings together in London over 600 parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth to exchange views and ideas in an open manner. Particular themes of the...

  • Discounts for Scouts page added

    3rd June 2011

    Discounts for Scouts page added Under the Useful Links tab a new section for retailers offering Discounts for Scouts has been added. Whilst GLSW Scout County cannot endorse and of the retailers the information may prove useful to those planning activities. Click here to follow the link. ...

  • Olympic Torch Bearers

    30th May 2011

    Scouts sought to shine in Olympic torch relay Since the quest began to find 8,000 torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, it's become clear that Scouting has a legion of unsung heroes who...

  • Running the distance for Scouting

    29th May 2011

    Fancy going the distance for Scouting? Run the prestigious British 10K in central London to raise funds for Scouting. Taking place on 10 July, the route takes in iconic landmarks including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben,...

  • YOU Scout

    24th May 2011

    You Scout If you are aged between 13 and 25, are interested in current affairs and want to give your views on the issues of the day, join the 'YouScout' poll group. When something happens that affects young people we'll be canvassing your views with a very quick questionnaire to gauge your...

  • Cotswold Outdoor Discounts

    22nd May 2011

    Cotswold Outdoor Discounts   Get even more from Cotswold Outdoor Make sure that your activities have the best equipment without spending much money....

  • An opportunity to take part in the sport of Orienteering

    17th May 2011

    An opportunity to take part in the sport of Orienteering Further details ...

  • Titanic: The artefact exhibition

    17th May 2011

    Titanic: The artefact exhibition Extended due to popular demand!   Thanks to the overwhelming response from the public, Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition has extended its run until 31st July 2011. If you were unable to bring a group during our original dates or would like to bring...

  • GLMW search for new County Commissioner

    16th May 2011

    GLMW search for new County Commissioner Click here for details ...

  • "Opportunities" live on web site

    12th May 2011

    The "Opportunities" page has been published on the web site, it is intended to draw attention to District and County opportunities - check it out. Got a vacancy to submit - send it here. ...

  • High Flying in GLSW

    12th May 2011

    High Flying in GLSW news with opportunities for paragliding and powered flying. Click here for details ...

  • Fashion Show - Sunday 15th May

    10th May 2011

    Fashion workshop Young up and coming designer Sarah Elenany is working with the Scouts to look at how girls feel about the clothes they wear for Scouting. As a young Muslim woman Sarah has been particularly interested in how members are catered, including our Muslim Scouts. At the start of the...

  • New Regulations of Diesel Mini Buses

    8th May 2011

    New Regulations of Mini Buses come into force in January 2012. Check here for details ...

  • Nights Away Advisers Workshop

    4th May 2011

    To help support Nights Away Advisers in their role, the UK Activities Team are continuing to run workshops around the UK to supplement the workshops being run locally by Regions and Counties. These days are designed to provide updates and support Nights Away Advisers in carrying out assessments...

  • Theme Park Discount Tickets

    3rd May 2011

    Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire Scout Counties run a Theme Park ticket agency to raise money for Scouting and to offer Theme Park Tickets to Scouting & Guiding members at a cheaper rate. FOR DISCOUNTED PRICES FOR ALTON TOWERS, THORPE PARK, LEGOLAND WINDSOR, CHESSINGTON WORLD...

  • 1st Hook Beavers filming for Cebebees

    30th April 2011

    During the Easter holidays members of the 1st Hook Beavers spent a whole day filming for a news item for the BBC Cebebees. The item will be used as a piece in a programme in the near future - watch this space for the actual date. Some photographs of the day are in the "Phot Album". ...

  • Weekend Fundraising at Sainsbury's

    29th April 2011

    Your Group can enjoy a huge boost to its fundraising by enjoying weekend collections at branches of Sainsbury’s. Just think of the exciting activities you could enjoy thanks to just one day of busy bag packing. Find out more. ...

  • Spring into Action with Serco

    28th April 2011

    Lighter spring evenings are the perfect time to arrange a community clean-up, while also helping your Scouts achieve their Environment Partnership Award. To get started download your free resource from the Serco page ...

  • Climbing Courses organised by GLMW

    22nd April 2011

    Climbing Courses organised by GLMW Click here for details ...

  • Your chance to go down to the woods today

    18th February 2011

    Your chance to go down to the woods today A new web site to visit if you would like to visit the woods click here ...

  • Update on Vetting & Barring Scheme

    11th February 2011

    Update on Vetting & Barring Scheme The Government have published their proposals for an update to the scheme and the Scout Association have issued their response ...

  • Scouts inform Parliament

    9th February 2011

    Scouts inform Parliament The Scouts Association told the select committe on education just what we do and how we add value to communities and young people. read more ...

  • Celebrate Inspirational Young People

    7th February 2011

    Celebrate Inspirational Young People The Diana Awards are designed to recognise the contribution of young people who inspire others. read more ...

  • Active Kids is back!

    27th January 2011

    Active Kids is back! news article Active Kids 2011 is up and running. You can collect vouchers from 9 February to 31 May 2011 when you shop with Sainsbury’s – see the website for full details. If your Group isn’t registered yet, call 0844 415 8440...

  • Globe Trekker launch

    21st January 2011

    The International team has launched a new website, Globe Trekker, to assist and inspire to sections who are considering overseas camps and expeditions. The site allows members to review destinations they have visited and offer tips. Please encourage DCs and Leaders to add material to the Globe...

  • Ground Rent Campaign

    21st January 2011

    Ground Rent Campaign There are proposals to change the regulations relating to the setting of Ground Rents. It is possble that the changes would result in significant financial burden on many Groups. The PR Department are carrying out a questionnaire which the are asking GSLs to complete, it...

  • County Winter Challenge Result Announced

    18th January 2011

    The judges have met and reached their decision on the outcome of the County Winter Challenges competition. Entries were received from 3 Districts - Royal Kingston, Sutton, and Wimbledon & Wandle, and the standard was very high.   Unfortunately, there was no entry for...

  • Radio Jackie Scout Advert

    17th January 2011

    Radio Jackie Scout Advert Radio Jackie are running an advert for Scouting over the next two weeks. This has been promoted by the Scout County. Listen to the advert here, better still get others to listen to Radio Jackie. ...

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