#YouShape Month is BACK!

#YouShape month is back this February and a time to celebrate Youth Shaped Scouting in Suffolk. 

Youth Shaped Scouting isn’t a new concept, it’s been around since Baden-Powell’s time. It is a fundamental of what we do in Scouting!

Youth Shaped Scouting is: 
Young people (aged 6-25) shaping and influencing their Scouting adventure, working in partnership with adult leaders! 
This YouShape month we want to celebrate even more and even louder!
We would like to ask EVERY group to participate!

What you can do:

• Promote Youth Shaped Scouting with #YouShape & #YouthShaped.
• Support Young people in making decisions, and positive auctioning.
• Support Young leaders doing their Missions & Modules.
• Recruit and supporting 18-24 year olds to join executive committees.
• Hold regular forums at all sections.
• Involve your section in the programme planning processes.
• Support and celebrate your peer leader (Lodge leaders, Sixers, Seconders, APLs, and PLs etc).
• Use the resources found on the #youshape tab on the County website.
• Support younger adult leaders.
• Invite your Youth Commissioner/s to come and visit.
• Encourage youth led activities (young people running the programme/game/ activity).
• Welcome constructive feedback. 
• Aiming for the Top Awards! 
• Carry on being awesome!

If you do any of the above then we would love to hear and celebrate! Take a Photo of the adventure and share the adventure on the Youth Shaped Scouting Facebook Page or via email to the County Youth Commissioner – Ollie Smith.

To send your stories or photos in, or to invite a member of the team to come to celebrate with you email: Ollie.smith@suffolkscouts.org.uk or any questions/ want to find out more get in touch!

Please check out some online resources at: https://buff.ly/2W1QgaJ 

To buy a #YouShape badge: https://buff.ly/2QVrNA5

#SuffolkYSS #YouthShaped #YouShape #SkillsForLife

Bingo Fish & Chips

This fund raising evening will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 @ 6.30pm at 18th Ipswich Headquarters.

Fish & Chip supper will need to be ordered and paid for in advance and the bingo tickets will be on sale on the night..

BOOK NOW to get a seat…. click here

Happy New Year – 2019

On this morning of a New Year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you, Happy New Year. I do hope that 2019 will be a good year for us all.

Denise 
Group Scout Leader

Suffolk Training Academy March 2019

If you need to complete your wood badge, book onto the Training Academy. It will run at Hallowtree on Saturday 16th March and Sunday 17th March. To book on, go to https://training.suffolkscouts.org.uk

Talk to your Training Adviser or Local Training Manager for more info.

Subs

All Parents Please could you make sure you have paid your subs please. Its £40 per child. All cheques to be made payable to 18th Ipswich Scout.

Please could you also pass the message onto other parents..

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