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World Scout Jamboree 2015

The next World Jamboree will be held in Japan in 2015.  As the UK will be sending a smaller contingent to this event than it was able to send to Sweden in 2011, it has now been confirmed that Gloucestershire will be working with Avon to select and support a joint unit with 18 members and 2 leaders from each county.  Our first task will be to select the leader team.  Any adult leader who would like to be considered for selection as a unit leader is asked to contact the County Commissioner as soon as possible to indicate their interest at this stage.

Occasional Badges

2012 seems to have been a bumper year for occasional badges such as the Diamond Jubilee badges, County Fun Day, Explorer/Network 10th Birthday, Beast of the Night etc.  Could all leaders please ensure that any badges with the date 2012 on them are now removed from uniform (before St George’s Day) as POR only allows them to be worn for three months after the end of the year concerned.  Leaders are also asked to set a good example in this respect.

Sun Run / Malvern Challenge

Members may have already heard that unfortunately the owner of the site used for this event at Cleeve Hill has decided to cease to make the site available after 2014’s events.  Consequently the organising team has also decided to stand down following the 2014 events.  This is a great shame in view of the immense popularity of these activities with Scouts and Guides in this county and beyond.  We do not yet know what events, if any, it will be possible to arrange in their place but if anyone has any thoughts or ideas on the subject they are asked to contact the County Commissioner.
                                          
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