i.WISPA September 2015

WAGS Gang Show Auditions for the 2016 show will take place on Sunday 27th September at Dale Street Methodist Church. Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL

This year we will also be registering CUBS on this day. Beavers will still join us in December as usual. This will help us make sure all our cast members are in the appropriate sections and give everyone the best chance of joining the gang.
Times are as follows:
1pm – 3pm, juniors audition (Scouts and Guides)
3pm – 4pm, Cub registration
4pm – 6pm, seniors audition (age 14+ by 7/3/16)
Seniors will be invited to our Dance Team audition the following Wednesday once accepted into the gang.
You can pre register for the 2016 Gang at http://www.wagsgangshow.org.uk/auditions-for-2016

County AGM will be held on Wednesday 23rd September at 7.30pm at Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick. Everyone is invited to attend and hear about the progress in Warwickshire Scouting and presentations by Scouts who attended the Jamboree and visited the Caribbean and see demonstrations from the County WEB site

County Communications Day will be held on 17th October 2015 10.00am to 4.00pm. All groups are invited to send their media contacts to attend as well as District Media team members. During the day you will be involved in learning how Social Media can help your group, how to get articles into the press and you will be part of producing a newsletter of the day both by print and on line. A practical day which will help you promote your Group and District and also recruit new members. For more details see www.warwickshirescouts.org.uk/countyinformation/countycommunicationsteam

County Awards Ceremony will be held on 1st November 2015 at Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, CV35 0BJ. All Explorers, Network, Leaders who have received an award from July 2014 to October 2015 Awards to include Queens Scout Award, Explorers Gold Platinum and Diamond award, Duke of Edinburgh Gold, Silver, Bronze, Young Leaders Award, Explorer Belt, Leaders Award of Merit, Silver Acorn, Silver Wolf and Civic Awards. Please send names of Award holders with their contact details to tony.guy@warwickshirescouts.org.uk by end September 2015

National Communications and Workshop is being held on Saturday 12th September at Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. If you would like to know about internal comms, social media, writing a press release, pitching a story to the paper etc. All of this is covered in the workshop. From ones we have run recently, people have come away with the confidence to write a story about “Beaver Scouts visit the fire station” and it has appeared in the local paper.

CUBS 100 2016 celebrates 100 years of Cub Scouts. Plans are well underway for a fabulous year of celebrations for Cubs and Leaders. Watch out for more information soon!!
The first email should hit your inbox from your ADC at the beginning of September. Visit our website: www.cub100.co.uk Like our Facebook page: Facebook.cub100.co.uk and follow us @Twitter.cub100.co.uk2015 Year of Adventure September – Up High Activities

County WEB site has a calendar showing events at County level and several Districts. We hope to make this the main point of call for all District and County Activities. Have you put important dates onto the Calendar? Until end of December send your information to website@warwickshirescouts.org.uk giving details of the event, District, date and times, venue, contact details and we will update the calendar. The calendar can be easily sorted to show just your District or just Training – or everything – it’s up to you – give us the details and we will put it on the WEB site. See www.warwickshirescouts.org.uk/calendar

Youth representative for the County Executive
We are seeking two people who are currently members of Warwickshire Scouting and aged between 18 and 25 years old to stand for nomination to the County Executive for a period of one year.
The County Executive is the body of around 20 trustees who oversee Scouting in Warwickshire.   We hold three meetings each year; three on Wednesday evenings and one Saturday morning half day meeting.  Expenses are available to cover mileage and as we have representatives from each District attending so shared transport can usually be arranged.
This is a good opportunity for someone to gain an insight into the working of County, to better understand charity governance and the role could be a useful addition to a CV. If this is a role you are interested in or you know someone who might be, please contact Kerrie McCann, County Chairman at mccannfamily22@talktalk.net  for more information or a chat.

GET IN DVD has now been posted to everyone who asked for one and provided their address. (arriving 3rd September) If you would like a copy (Price £10.00) see Tony Guy at the Annual general meeting

November WISPA will contain 2 pages of details each from the Jamboree in Japan and the visit to Caribbean. Do you have any good stories about your Summer Camps in Europe and UK. Send them to wispa@warwickshirescouts.org.uk

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