Archive for June 22nd, 2012

A.C.E. Youth Challenge June 22nd

June 22, 2012

Today we went to the Hub in Leigh Park to see the results, and the prize giving, of the A.C.E. Youth Challenge art competition.

An early coffee!!

An early coffee!!

A.C.E. (promoting Activity, Challenge and Enterprise for Young People) was started in 2007 to encourage¬† 7-13 year olds in Leigh Park. This year the art competition was based on the theme of “On the street where I live” and received more than 30 entries from three age groups – 4-7 years old, 7-11’s and secondary age. These came from several schools across Leigh Park and included St. Thomas More’s primary, Warren Park primary & junior, Riders primary & junior, Front Lawn junior and Park Community.

The range of different ways of following the theme was quite varied, and showed a lot of skill and imagination.

The prizes were sponsored by the Portsdown Decorative & Fine Arts Society, and were presented by the Chairman Mrs. Kate Pim. Most of the children were there to receive their prizes, together with some very proud parents.

An excellent buffet was provided by the Hub cafe.

Hampshire Scouting AGM June 21st

June 22, 2012
Annual Review 2011

Annual Review 2011

This evening we were back in Winchester for the Annual Hampshire Scouting Review & AGM.

We were greeted by many members of the Scouting movement, from the very young to the not so young.

The formal part of the evening started with a presentation which featured film of a conservation project undertaken in Belize, another film of the recent Scout Jamboree in Sweden, where there were 40,000 Scouts from across the world, and a question and answer session with groups ranging from Beaver Scouts to pack leaders and including leaders of newly formed packs. One of the two co-presenters was Emma Hale from Waterlooville, and she was later elected as a youth representative on the Council of the Scout Association.

Part of the Tanzania Team

Part of the Tanzania Team

There are almost 21,000 Scouts of all ages in Hampshire, and a group of them will shortly be going to Tanzania to build a dispensary.

Scouting is growing in popularity across the County, but there is always room for more.