iWispa April 2018

iWispa April 2018

This month Nigel has been thinking about thanking people – see his thoughts at http://www.warwickshirescouts.org.uk/cc-blog-no-18-april-2018/

Census.  Thanks for everyone for completing the census in a timely manner.  We are delighted to report that we continue to grow in numbers with youth membership up 4.2%.  This is an excellent result.  We do still have over 600 young people who are on our waiting lists and are the right age to join us – a challenge to us all to give these young people the Scouting Adventure.

Situations vacant!

Kerrie McCann indicated that she wished to stand down as our County Chairperson in September – we are looking for a new person to Chair County Executive and Trustee Board and to work alongside the County Team in delivering Scouting in the County.

We are also looking for a new County Communications Manager as Tony Guy will be stepping down from leading in this area.  Another key role to ensure effective internal and external communications and promotion of Scouting in the County.

Information about and application forms for both these roles can be found at http://www.warwickshirescouts.org.uk/county/situation-vacant/ or contact Nigel at nigel.hailey@wawickshirescouts.org.uk

Maggie Webb has been appointed ACC Beavers. You can contact her on ACCBeavers@warwickshirescouts.org.uk There will be an informal chat with Maggie in May WISPA.

Articles for the May edition of WISPA should be submitted by 10th  April to wispa@warwickshirescouts.org.uk

The Tesco Bags of Help programme
Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Launched in 2015, Bags of Help sees charities and community organisations awarded grants to fund local projects.
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.
The contact for Tesco “Bags of Help” is Michelle.brodie@groundwork.org.uk

Royal Leamington Spa Town Council Community Grant Fund 2018-19
Scout Groups in Leamington you could benefit from a Community Grant available from the Town Council. The Community Grant fund is now open for projects up to £2,000 which will make a real difference to the lives of residents. The next bidding rounds close on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 8th May, 2018
  • Tuesday, 14th August 2018
  • Tuesday, 18th December 2018

For further information and an application form, please call 01926 450906 or visit the website at: www.leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk.

Warwick District Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Explorers are celebrating St George’s Day at Warwick Race Course on Sunday 22nd April at 9.30 a.m.
Following this event, all the Youth Organisations in Warwick have been invited to take part in the Mayor’s Youth Charity Sponsored Walk – there is a 5km and a 10 km route with specific adaptations for younger children and anyone who is less mobile. Entry Fee is £5 per head, to go into the Mayor’s Youth Charity Fund – all profits will be made available for Youth Organisations to bid for a share, in addition to their own fund raising.
Warwick District Scouts are working closely with the Mayor to organise this event, with First Aid provision, toilets and water points around both courses, and marshall’s supplied by other local organisations. All enquiries to civicadmin@warwicktowncouncil.org.uk

 Have you got yours?


Fund Raising for World Scout Jamboree
An evening of live Music and Dancing with Tony Kelly, “The Galway Boy”
Friday 6th April 2018 @ 8.00pm at The Albany Club, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6EG
Tickets £10.00 from Douglas Faulconbridge, wsj2019.faulconbridge@btinternet.com
07766 662406

WAGS WSJ Summer Disco 9th June 2018. Beavers & Cubs 6.30 – 8.00pm, Everyone else 7.30 – 9.00pm. Leamington Baptist Church Hall, Chandos Street. Cv22 4RN
Contact Katie Sullivan 07740 6656930 / Jackie Vere 07758 913 867

Team building event at the Aquapark in Rutland.
An enjoyable and exciting experience that is suitable for all ages at the UK’s biggest inflatable Aqua Park. It allows everyone to have a day out that they have never experienced, yet importantly work together as a team across the obstacles that they may face.

We do have safety in mind as we have fully trained life guards, we also provide free of charge wetsuits and lifejackets for each participant, we have adequate changing facilities and lockers for everyone’s belongings, a large carpark and near access facilities for lunch, snacks and drinks making your visit as enjoyable as possible or you can even bring a packed lunch and relax in the picnic area within the park itself.  Take a look at the park : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XaScxDsrb4
The park itself launches this summer, from the 26th May to the 23rd September.
There are sessions 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm alongside complete guidance and help with any bookings that you make, they can even provide exclusive sessions which are proving really popular for the larger groups of people,
Contact via email or direct line below. Nichola Thornton  Aqua Park Rutland  01952 288371

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