Did you know that SE District has an Active Support Section? Do you know what we do and who we are?
Who are we?
The Active Support are all members of the Scout Association, some hold leader warrants and some are AS (Active Support) members – anyone in the District can belong.
What do we do?
Active Support is there to do ‘what it says on the tin’ – Support our sections and the District in anyway we can. This could be helping out at a one off event such as a camp, competition, outing where extra leaders are needed. It could be a one off help at meetings, but we are not there to fill a full leader role.
68th Leicester raise £130 for local charity in an evening of fun, games and cake sales!
This week 30 members of the 68th Leicester (South East) Scout Group took a break from their usual adventure filled program to support their community. The young people voted on a charity to raise money for, and after considering a number of local good causes they settled on the Bodie Hodges Foundation, a charity aiming to support families who have lost a child. Jane Letten-Miller, the group leader, said “I’d never heard of Bodie Hodges but the kids picked it and decided how to support them.”
Much has changed for this year’s St George’s Day parade through Leicester; there is a new location allowing all three Leicester based districtsto come together. The event organiser, Steve Dowell, DC for South West, thinks the whole day was “absolutely amazing, brilliant” and after working to ensure the districts could come together says “it is just great to have so many Scouts together in one mass of happy people”.
The change of venue occurred because we outgrew the old one due to a 22% growth across Leicestershire over the past 5 years. It also allowed all three districts to celebrate together for the first time, which meant it was “a more social event”. Ben, a Scout aged 12 from 2nd 60th Leicester, said it was “great to be here with everyone”. The parade was a great move for the city as, like all of Scouting, “it’s developed with time” noted Chief Inspector Chris Brown, who was once a Scout himself. He still believes “it provides young people with something to fill the time…and gives them really good life skills”. With this Col Martin, president of Leicestershire Scouts, added that he thinks “Scouting is more relevant now than it’s ever been”.