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The new District Commissioner for Kincardineshire is Janine Sydenham.

 
We are delighted to let you know that our new District Commissioner for Kincardineshire is Janine Sydenham.
 
Janine has a wealth of experience in both voluntary and professional settings having a background in both Scouting and Girlguiding. Janine is a Human Resources and Project Management Professional outside of Scouting for a reputable company, making her an excellent appointment to drive forward Kincardineshire and give more young people the #SkillsForLife.
 
Janine is a passionate volunteer and outdoors person enjoying her time with the local coastal rowing crew, using her paddleboard and scuba diving with the British Sub Aqua Club.
 
Janine said on her new appointment: "After seeing my daughter enjoy Cubs for several years, I knew I wanted to give something back. I am an active "outdoors person" and camping nut, I am happiest away camping and being active, whether it's with our coastal rowing crew, wobbling on my stand up paddleboard or off scuba diving with the British Sub Aqua Club. I'm passionate on allowing young people to experience the outdoors in a safe environment and keen to enable leaders to deliver exciting programmes to their young people, equipping them with #skillsforlife whilst having a huge amount of fun, creating memories and lifelong friends, too. Volunteering enables me to pass on my skills, knowledge and experience to others.  As an HR and project management professional, there's loads I want to bring to the DC role, but also, volunteering is an excellent way to feel good about yourself.  Scouts are supportive - there is an excellent team backing you all the way, and I have learnt so much from fellow Scouters in the last 4 years.  I have had excellent training and support, and there is always someone to talk to if you want help or support. It really is #GoodForYou."
 
Regional Commissioner Dougie Simmers commented: "District Commissioners are the cornerstone for all Scouting with a District, they oversee the complete management of Scouting from the program of our youth members to all the background functions of a district to ensuring our more local operational effectiveness, this makes it one of the most crucial roles in our organisations. Janine brings in new skills and has fresh ideas as a seasoned Human Resources and Project Management Professional with a reputable company, on how Kincardineshire Scouts will develop and grow as we come out of the pandemic restrictions and most importantly ensuring that we continue to deliver the #SkillsForLife to as many young people in the area of Kincardineshire as possible. I am very excited to be able to announce Janine taking on this role and joining my team of District Commissioners, who do so much for the youth in the North East of Scotland."
 
Looking forward, Janine cannot wait to get all around the District (as per restrictions), meet volunteers and young people, listen to your feedback on where you would like the district to go and plan for a great future for the district. 
 
Please add your congratulations to the social media posts and if you are ready for a bigger role with the district team, now is a fantastic time to step forward and drive forward Kincardineshire's success.
 
To contact Janine please contact her on janine.sydenham@kincardineshirescouts.org.uk

 

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Blog | Build a Snow Sculpture Competition
09/02/2021 By Website Admin
Open to all sections, from Beavers to Network across NEScouts.
 
Is it an igloo? Is it a plane? Is it a snowman? Well, be creative with your idea, build it and send in your picture for your chance to win some cool prizes as part of our NEScouts snow sculpture competition!
 
Leaders: We would also be delighted if this could count towards a badge with your section. Please let us know if you do!
 
How to enter:
 
1) Build an interesting snow sculpture and place a necker on it.
 
2) Take a photo and upload it via our form (it would be great to see the snow sculpture maker as well, but no problem either way!
 
3) Give the NEScouts Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page a like or follow!
 
Entry Judging: Our panel of three from the #NEScouts team will vote and announce the winners on the 21st of February.
 
Prizes: There's £25, £15 and £10 Amazon Vouchers for first place, second and third place! (We can convert this to the same cash value for another provider like iTunes etc.
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Scotland enters AMBER Phrase
17/07/2020 By Website Admin
From 12pm (17 July) we are moving to the Amber readiness level in Scotland. 
 
So we can begin to deliver face to face activities you must complete your risk assessments and get all the relevant approval by your line manager. 
 
This means for most Scouts in the North East of Scotland you can now organise COVID-19 safe face-to-face activities outdoors only with a maximum group size of 15, including Leaders.
 
Make sure you read all of the guidance and steps that must be taken before any face-to-face activity can begin: https://www.scouts.scot/…/change-to-the-covid-19-readiness…/
 
Should you require your DC's contacts check out the 'Meet the Teamsection. 
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The Great Indoors Weekender
03/07/2020 By Website Admin
Young people have missed out on all kinds of things this year so to give them something really special, Scouts are holding (cue big, boomy voice) The Great Indoors Weekender! 
 
Join the UK’s biggest digital summer camp from your home on 11–12 July. With surprise celebrity guests, cooking, crafts, music and more, young people (6+) will get the chance to have fun while learning skills like giving stuff a go, thinking for themselves, and playing their part. 
 
To get involved, you’ll need to build a base camp (whether it’s a tent under the stars or a duvet dragged under the stairs), connect with Scouts online, and you’re all set. 
 
You can take part as an individual, family or Group, and dip in and out of the weekend as much as you like. There’s activities you can complete in your own time as well as live
events, including a UK-wide campfire. 
 
Take a look at the programme and sign up here: scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/the-great-indoors-weekender/
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