OUR COUNTY NEWSLETTER

Published monthly, our newsletter contains news and updates for members

Latest edition – October 2023

As I write this Newsletter the county team have had to make the disappointing decision to cancel our Savvy Saturday County Day due to lack of interest. Thank you to those who did want to come along, and to everyone else, please do let us know anything that would help us to create training opportunities in the future that would excite you and make you want to attend!

We do have some positive news to share, however. Our Strategic Plan, which is available on our website, highlighted that we would “introduce a Youth Forum of members aged 13-18 with representatives from each Division to feed into County decisions and influence County events”. We have now appointed a Lead Volunteer for this, Beccy from Abbey Division and local Commissioners are starting to identify their local representatives. Hooray!

There is still time for units to join in with our sponsored walk through the Escrick Estate. If you haven’t signed up yet, why not come along and raise some funds to help you pay the annual subscription for your unit next year? We have already been told that the HQ element will be £31 and Region £6.60 and we will be deciding the County and White Rose House elements at our county meeting on 15th October. I am sure that additional funds will be useful to meet what inevitably will be an increased cost.

And finally, watch out for an email coming your way shortly with some volunteering opportunities which Lesley and I invite you to consider!

Alison and Lesley

Alison Cunningham and Lesley Strathie

County commissioners

Autism Training

East Yorkshire are running a free training on Starting to Understand Autism which includes consideration of what autism is, identifying some of the challenges someone with autism may face, how we can support young people and volunteers in guiding, developing skills needed to support communication with parents. 

This is open to all leaders, LiT, unit helpers and volunteers. If you’d like to book a place please contact Elizabeth on countyadministrator@girlguidingnys.org.uk

Escrick Park Sponsored Walk

When: Sat 21 October 2023

Come and join in a sponsored walk around the lovely Escrick Park Estate.  There are 2 routes open to all sections:
Route 1 is 2 miles
Route 2 is 5 miles

The sponsor money you raise will be shared between your own unit and White Rose House in Wheldrake. Sponsor form and more information available here. Any questions please email countycommissioner@girlguidingnys.org.uk

Upcoming First Response Training

We are running a full First Response training on the following date:

Sunday 5 November 10.00am – 4.00pm
Brayton Scout and Guide Hut

The cost of the training is £5. If you’d like to book a place email Elizabeth

Next date for FR 20 January 2023 at NEE office

Latest Air and Share Dates

We will be running two zoom sessions for the following sections:

Brownies 12 October @7.30pm
Guides and Rangers 14 November @ 7.30pm

To book a place please email Elizabeth

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