Wyred, your Wyre Scouts Newsletter – May 2021 Edition
In this edition:
A Message from our District Commissioner, Jon Minshull
Volunteers Week 2021
Contributing to our Social Media
Media Team Promotional Sessions
Dates for your Diary
A Message from Our District Commissioner, Jon Minshull:
A warm welcome to our May Newsletter. Following our move to Yellow in the Readiness Framework, over the last few months its been amazing to see our sections starting to meet in person again. I’ve head many people talk about the delight of our young people and adult volunteers being able to see their friends again, having fun and undertaking exciting activities as we move towards a brighter future.
Over the last two months, we have been inundated with requests to join, to me demonstrating that Scouting is in demand more than ever across Wyre. Its also been pleasing to see how many parents are expressing an interest in volunteering with us which will provide us with the support we require to see all of our groups prosper. I would encourage us all to have a conversation with the parents of our young people, find out what they do and if they can help us in anyway. If you haven’t seen them, there are also now some fantastic new recruitment resources available from HQ – check them out here.
If there is anything that you need, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the District Team. Thank you for all that you do and I hope to see you soon!
Volunteers Week 2021:
As Wyre Scouts we provide amazing opportunities to hundreds of young people across the area. We help prepare young people with skills for life through having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.
All this isn’t possible without the tremendous dedication and support of our adult volunteers and we would like to say a huge thank you for all that you do. Whatever your role, you make a huge difference to the lives of so many people.
As adults in Scouts, the safety of young people is our priority. We’re committed to:
Taking the interests and well-being of young people into account, in all our considerations and activities.
Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom we work.
Taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a position of trust.
The Young People First code of practice (also known as the yellow card) sets out a code of behaviour for all adults in Scouts, if you are unfamiliar with it, it can be downloaded in this link, or you can order a free copy of it here.
Wyred, your Wyre Scouts Newsletter, will now be coming out every month, instead of every other month!
Contributing to our Social Media:
We’re always keen to show off the amazing things you’re doing with your sections on our social media channels. If you want to submit something, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your submission, please remember to state whether you have permission to share any photos with us!
Media Team Promotional Sessions:
The Media Team are looking for sections to offer them the opportunity for them to come down to your section and gather photos and videos for promotional materials.
These sessions will allow us as a District to create localised recruitment materials using pictures of young people and volunteers from Wyre.