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Summer Message from the DC
01/08/2019 By Glyn Pullen


Leaders, Helpers, Parents and Friends


I hope you are all having an enjoyable and restful summer break, you have definitely earned it!


During the Summer some of you will be taking your section on camp, please can you remember to remined all adults the important’ s of the Yellow card for safeguarding, the Green card for the alcohol policy and the purple card for safe Scouting.


This weekend I was lucky enough to join in the paddle sports on the Wey and Arun Canal. Scouts of all ages have been able to try paddle boarding, kayaking and Canadian canoes, some Scouts even had to walk the plank if they were brave enough!

I would ask all leaders to encourage their young people to come and have a go, leaders do not need to attend  as the young people are looked after by the amazing paddle sports team, but if they do they can join in the fun.


The World Scout Jamboree has been in full swing over the last few weeks in West Virginia USA ,our Six ambassadors from Petworth and Pulborough have been having an amazing time and I am sure some of you have been keeping up with the many Facebook and Instagram posts. As I am writing this some of them will be enjoying a trip to Niagara Falls in Canada.


The Jamboree  is a once in a life time experience that will stay with these young people for the rest of the their lives, I hope all Six will become great ambassadors for Scouting and our communities. You are invited to come and hear all about their amazing adventure at our District AGM on the 9th September 7.45pm for 8pm start at the Pulborough Village Hall.


This past year we have seen the introduction of OSM into nearly all our Groups and Sections this is an amazing tool and has now been adopted by West Sussex Scouts. Please can I ask that all any individual sections that have not yet registered have done so by the end of this year.


After the Summer break I will be advertising for volunteers for a selection of District roles. If you feel you would like a new challenge or direction and feel you have something to offer,  I would love to hear from you.


We will also be concentrating on some key areas within our District, these being Growth, Inclusivity, Youth Shaped, Community Impact, Programme , People and Perception.


Please have a great Summer break.


Yours in Scouting




Glyn Pullen

District Commissioner

Petworth & Pulborough Scouts


Petworth & Pulborough Scout District
West Sussex County Scouts, Lodge Hill, London Road, Watersfield, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1LZ
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