General Election Special Bulletin is available to download here.
The 32nd issue of the Public Affairs Bulletin is available to download here.
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CUB SCOUT YEAR OF ADVENTURE 2015
This month we are kicking off the Cub Scout Centenary celebrations with a year of adventurous programme activities, called the Year of Adventure. Each month of 2015 will have a different theme and packs are encouraged to have a go at two or more activities that are a little bit different from the norm. March is the 'All Things 100' month.
The Scout Association have put together a fantastic resource to help leaders put their 2015 programmes together but our very own leaders from Nottinghamshire have added to this with dozens more ideas for each month here. Together both of these links make a great list of suggestions, helping leaders to deliver their own version of the Year of Adventure.
If you would like to contribute additional ideas to share with the rest of the county then you can do so at any point during this year.
How many adventures can your Cubs have each month?
Dan Wood - ACC Cubs
CUB SCOUT CENTENARY 2015 & 2016
Today we are launching plans for the next two years of Cub Scouting as we lead in to the centenary celebrations. Here is a pack of information that will help you build a programme around this impressive century milestone.
This pack contains details on the Year of Adventure in 2015, the Centenary in 2016 and the county events we shall be putting on to support you throughout this time.
I hope you will join me in promoting what is sure to be a thrilling couple of years in Cub Scouting and I look forward to working with you all to deliver it.
Dan Wood - ACC Cubs
Does your group require funds?
Bestwood Male Voice Choir is available to give concerts across the county. All you need do is provide a venue and an audience.
Interested? Contact John Pritchard
JUST 100 DAYS TO WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
Across the planet Scouts, from nearly every country and territory, are busy preparing for their trip to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. Amongst them are 36 Scouts from Nottinghamshire who have spent over 18 months planning, raising funds and training to take part in the greatest adventure of their lifetime, the World Scout Jamboree which takes place this summer in Japan.
With now just a few weeks to go the excitement is building. Unit leader Jonathan Timmons from Mansfield said "Preparing for this World Scout Jamboree has been a true journey. There has been a lot planning and hard work. We have had several training camps and fundraising activities where the young people from all over the county have joined together to become a comprehensive team. Already they have discovered new friends and have shared new experiences. The anticipation is growing and when we get to Japan I just know it will be 100 times better. I've done some pretty fantastic things with Scouts since I became a volunteer but this tops the lot."
Chief Scout, Bear Grylls said: "While lots of people know that Scouting is all about adventure, they often don't realise that adult volunteers get to do just as much as our young members through their involvement. The World Scout Jamboree is a great example of this. Over the course of the Jamboree Scouts will be able to meet people from around the world, take part in amazing adventures and experiences and be challenged to think about global issues in a new light. That is why Scouting is one of the greatest youth movements on earth and why I am so proud to be part of it."
Between the opening and closing ceremonies, participants will have the opportunity to take part in literally hundreds of activities focused on discovering new cultures, the environment, sustainable development and global development issues.
Taking a break from the vibrant main Jamboree site with its 30,000 participants the Nottinghamshire group will also take part in a moving visit to the Peace Park in the Centre of Hiroshima. This part of the Jamboree programme will take Scouts in mixed groups from almost every nation on earth to experience the solemn and reflective atmosphere created in the Peace Park.
Explorer Scout Maisie Green from Brinsley said "This is a real opportunity for me to meet other young people from all over the world, to discover things about their culture and traditions and have fun with them. I just can't wait to get there."
The World Scout Jamboree runs until 8th August. The Scouts from Nottinghamshire are then visiting the homes of other Scouts in Tokyo before returning to the UK.