We are a vibrant, ambitious and confident Region with big plans for the future. I’m delighted to have an excellent team of dedicated volunteers supporting our work at District and Group level.
Each week over 900 young people aged 6 – 18 enjoy a hugely enjoyable and active programme at one of the 8 groups across the District.
Run to the Fun Consultation Day – 17th Sept 2016
I was really excited to visit Exeter race course where the next Run To The Fun is due to be held in summer 2018. We explored its grounds by foot and minibus and I could really see that it’s an amazing site with loads of potential.
We then went over to Bovey Tracey scout hut to and discussed ideas for promotion, activities and organisation of the camp. We talked about Scouts and Explorers who are staying the week and the Beavers and Cubs fun day whilst eating doughnuts!
For the last year’s Run to the Fun I was lucky enough to visit for the day and I really enjoyed the trapeze and racing on the Segways so I suggested them again and also quad biking because I’ve always wanted to do it! The whole run to the fun team really made me feel welcomed and my ideas were included in the plans.
Over all I think that it’s going to be an amazing adventure and worth getting involved in because young peoples’ ideas are getting listened to. There is loads of experience in the team and they are hoping to attract both national and international scouts to this fantastic event. I can’t wait!
By Lily Coton
1st south Zeal Scout
New DC for MidDevon District
As most of you know we have a new District Commissioner.
In the interests of youth shaped scouting we set up an interview panel with Scouts from South Zeal scout group and an explorer from mid Devon Red Bulls.
The new DC, Trevor Waycott, explained his vision for the future and hopes for improvement in communication. His idea is to create a system were everyone can successfully share ideas and develop plans. With office 365 he hope to achieve this with personal logins for everyone in Mid Devon Scouting so we can communication effectively . He believes that youth shaped scouting is important for all the sections with high hopes for an all section camp for all of Mid Devon. This camp is not going to be easy but might happen in a few years. We think that this would be a great opportunity for the district. Over all we think that our district could benefit from his leadership and we can’t wait to hear more about his plans to improve Mid Devon.
this is the article written by scouts Lily, Beth and Tom,
The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016
This is a programme produced by The Reading Agency, delivered by libraries. The annual Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read during the long summer holidays when children’s reading can ‘dip’. This year, libraries are celebrating the storyteller Roald Dahl.
Children can sign up at their local library, then read six library books of their choice. They will be given a fold-up card wallet when they join and, as they read books, they will receive special collector cards with brilliant artwork by Quentin Blake. Each card celebrates a popular Dahl theme such as ‘mischief’ or ‘adventure’. Some are smelly!
When children complete the challenge they will receive a medal and certificate. If they take part at Okehampton Library and complete the challenge, they may also win a random, spot-prize.
Joining is FREE. Children can join at the launch at Okehampton Library on Saturday 16th July from 9.00 until 1.00. Or, if they cannot make it to the launch, they can just call into their local library this summer to join. The challenge runs from Saturday 16th July until Saturday 10th September.
At Okehampton Library there will be various free craft activities taking place this summer inspired by Roald Dahl stories. Details of these events can be found by looking on the library website or by dropping into Okehampton Library.