iWispa January 2017

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A Happy New Year to all you all January 2018

CC’s Blog This month Nigel is looking ahead to 2018 – read his blog at http://www.warwickshirescouts.org.uk/blog-no-15-january-2018/

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WAGS Tickets. Tickets are selling fast for WAGS 2018. (especially the Saturday matinee). This years show runs from 27th February to 3rd March 2017. Evenings at 7.15pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm.
If you would like tickets or more information please click www.wagsgangshow.org.uk and book on line.More information will soon be available on the Leamington Courier web site. See Leamington C ourier www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk scroll down and see the banner headline on the right hand side (from 3rd January)

WAGS Beavers
Wags are still looking for more Beavers to be part of Wags 2018. If you would like to take part please come along to Dale St Methodist Church in Leamington. We will be meeting on Sunday 7th January 1pm till 2pm to practice the Beaver item in the show based on “The Secret Life of Pets”, Beavers from every District in the County are welcome.

WASPS Takeover – Competition for Scout Section
Warwickshire & Coventry Scout Community will takeover the Ricoh arena on Sunday 4th March when WASPS go head to head with London Irish at 3pm in the Aviva Premiership. More details on bookings will follow soon.
SCOUT section members aged 10 -14 do you have a Sting in your tail for design? Then this is the competition for you!
SCOUT section members are invited to take part in our badge design competition to commemorate the event. Ask your ADC Scouts for more details or download the design form from the County website.

WISPA February 2018. Please send your article for the next WISPA to wispa@warwickshirescouts.org.uk by 10th January. We are looking for article on your Christmas activities – Christmas Post, Christmas Services, Helping others at Christmas.  Also any important events for the County Diary.

Communications Day. The County Communications Day has been postponed until a more convenient day in March. See February WISPA for details

National Citizen Service volunteers wanted!
NCS are seeking Youth Project Managers to oversee the running of multiple programmes in summer 2018. We are keen to establish an alumni referral partnership with your Scout Network.
The Challenge is a leading social integration charity with an ambition for developing strong and resilient communities.
As the government’s lead provider of the National Citizen Service we deliver a summer and autumn programme for 15 -17 year olds across Birmingham, Warwickshire and The Black Country, with the ambition of providing young people with skills for work, life and adulthood. NCS is a huge youth movement that has empowered young people and next year we will work with over 40,000 young people nationally. We are looking for inspirational professionals to invest in these young people in summer 2018, offering well paid positions through fixed term contracts.

Our Project Managers are essential for delivering our programme and mission. The key responsibilities of the role is managing staff, existing relationships with local community partners, overseeing logistics and ensuring NCS is delivered to a high standard.
Whilst I am recruiting specifically for Project Managers we have a variety of roles available. Please watch this short video to hear about the experiences of some of our staff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipmFuhICtQ
For a brief overview of roles on offer: http://www.ncsthechallenge.org/staff2018/

Jump In Trampoline Parks Warwick!
Are you looking for an AWESOME VENUE for an end of term treat, an activity instead of a meeting,  or to go towards earning the Physical Recreation Badge or a fun night out for the leaders?
Well look no further!    Jump In is the perfect venue and is available for bookings now.
*1 or 2-hour jump session including grip socks
* Bottle of water for all jumpers
* Leaders jump for FREE – 2 per group
* Plenty of parking
* Maximum jumpers 140 per session
For more information, the best possible deals, or if you’d like to look at something more bespoke, then please feel free to Craig Hugill at craig.hugill@gojumpin.com

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Free talks are being offered by Blue Cross, the charity dedicated to helping sick, injured and homeless pets during term-time to Guiding and Scouting groups.
They have offered a national free education service to children aged 5-12 since 2005. Using their network of fully-trained and DBS-checked volunteers they have seen over 86,000 children and young people last year. Their talks are not a fundraising initiative but are part of their programme of information and education.
The programme is particularly appropriate to areas such as Animal related activity badges. Talks can be given on subjects such as:
•           Responsible Pet care
•           Being safe around dogs
•           Pets at Christmas
•           The history and work of the Blue Cross Pet charity.
Some of their volunteers have temperament-assessed dogs with them, and all carry a number of resources to help make the message of the Blue Cross a fun and interesting experience.
Availability of talks can be arranged by contacting Sue Malin, Education Marketing Coordinator at education@bluecross.org.uk
More information on responsible pet care and a booking form can be found at www.bluecross.org.uk/education

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