Hinckley District Xmas Post 2018

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Join our team and help young people develop the skills they need to succeed

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Situation Vacant – District Secretary

Hinckley District Scout Council are currently looking for a District Secretary.

The Secretary will support the Chair of the Executive Committee to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of Hinckley District in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
Appointment Requirements:
Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable
personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies).
It is expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.
Main Tasks:
The responsibilities of the Secretary
Provide administrative support to the running of the Executive Committee.
Act as Secretary for the Scout Council.
Work with the Chair of the Executive Committee to set meeting agendas and arrange meeting
logistics for the Executive Committee.
Taking accurate and accessible minutes of Executive Committee meetings.
Distributing agendas, minutes and supporting documents for Executive Committee meetings.
Maintaining accurate records for the administration
of the District; including meeting minutes, census details, ownership of property and equipment, insurance and financial information.
Ensuring the safety and security of records maintained by the Executive Committee, complying
with appropriate legal requirements.
Communicating with the Executive Committee and relevant Scout Council.
Support the completion of the Annual Census return.
Preparing the appropriate administration for the Annual General Meeting, including collating
the Annual Report and Accounts for the Annual General Meeting.
Skills for a Secretary
Strong organisational skills
Strong communication skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Able to think creatively and solve problems
Good IT skills
Ability to summarise information for
different audiences
Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
If you would like further information or would like to discuss volunteering for the role, then please send an email to;

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Are you going to Charnwood 2019

Charnwood 2019 will be the 9th International Scout and Guide Camp that Leicestershire Scouts and Girlguiding Leicestershire have jointly organised.

Our aim is simple – to provide an International Camp for young people in the heart of England.

Once again, it will be an amazing camp full of fun and friendship, so come and join us here in Leicestershire.

Scouts and Guides aged 10 to 14 will be camping in sub camps and we will have a whole range of exciting activities planned for them to enjoy. For the 14 to 17 year old Explorers, Rangers and Young Leaders we have more suitable activities for their age. So #BePartOf it and come and join us.

If you are aged over 18 then come and join our staff teams. We do work hard but we have lots of fun too.

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Charnwood international Scout camp 2019


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Fox Coverts website is now up and running


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Gone Home – Brian Finney

It is with great sadness we have to inform you that Brian Finney went home yesterday.

After a long illness bravely born Brian passed away at home. Brian was a friendly person and a fine gentleman. I personally have many lovely memories of our trips to Switzerland, and also working with him. Brian was a scout leader at 6th Hinckley then he became DC. He finished with his scouting at Christmas as a Beaver leader with Barwell. He will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Moira and the rest of their family at this very sad time.

Funeral Arrangements

Brian’s funeral will take place on Thursday 24 August at 12:45 at Nuneaton Crematorium.

Family flowers only.  Donations in memory of Brian can be made to McMillan.

Moira has confirmed that she would like uniforms to be worn as appropriate.

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Hinckley Scouts Shooting Success

Hinckley Scouts Shooting Club achieved exceptional results at the 40th Scouts National Rifle Championships 2016, and we are proud of it.

Our club was formed in 2003.  We have our own airgun range in Burbage, where we provide regular badge training sessions for Scouts, and more frequent coaching/training sessions for those who choose to join Shooting Club.  We have taken part in National Scout Rifle Championships since 2004, we also take part in other local and national events.  A few of our members have qualified for and joined the Scouts National Rifle Squad.

The National Scout Rifle Championships have 4 core events and many optional events.  The core events are; 6yd Rifle, 6yd Pistol, Field Target, Reactive Knockout.  Optional Events include; 10m Sporter Rifle, 10m Precision Rifle, Advanced Field Target, Small Bore Rifle.  Events are all for individual shooters, but there are also aggregate event and team awards.

The championships are held at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, around 750 Scouts from all over the UK take part each year.  Part of the National Shooting Centre becomes a Scout camp for the weekend.

Hinckley Scouts Shooting Team at Bisley 2015

We took a team of 19 young people, plus instructors and guests, and hoped to bring home some medals.  Everyone enjoyed the shooting and the atmosphere of the Championships. Once the shooting was over and the event scores were published we assembled in the Lord Roberts Centre for the presentations.  This year awards were presented by Tim Jeffery  (Tim is a Team GB Paralympic Shooter who began shooting and developed his skills with Scouts, 2 year ago he was shooting at the Championships). Our individual results were better than expected, but some of the special cups, trophies and team awards were an amazing surprise.  We brought home:

Hinckley Scouts Shooting Trophies from Bisley 2016

Target Sprint Class B – Bronze Medal – Jacob Bassford

6 Yard Air Rifle (Under 14) – Gold Medal & Ken White Memorial Trophy – Ashlyn Simmons

6 Yard Air Rifle (Under 14) – Bronze Medal – Rebecca Horsler

6 Yard Air Rifle (18+) – Bronze Medal – Jack Cousins

Main Competition Aggregate Total (Under 14) – Gold Medal & Chief Scout Trophy – Rebecca Horsler

Main Competition Aggregate Total (Female Under 25) – Gold Medal & Ladies Plate – Rebecca Horsler

6 Yard Air Rifle – Team Event – Gold Medal & Webley Scott Shield – Charis Bull, Rebecca Horsler, Edward Shipley, Ashlyn Simmons

6 Yard Air Pistol – Team Event – Silver Medal & George Stanley Cup – Rebecca Horsler, Jacob Bassford, Ashlyn Simmons, James Cannam

Junior Connaught – Gold Medal & Junior Connaught Trophy – Rebecca Horsler, Ashlyn Simmons, Jacob Bassford

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