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What's on in County
7th Mar - 
Summer Sunshine Training 
19th Mar - First Response/Safe Space/First Aid Renewal
30th Mar - White Water Rafting
14th May - First Response/Safe Space/First Aid Renewal/5min fillers
June - Make and Munch
30th Jun - Jack Petchey Awards
9th July - 
County Fayre
16th July - First Response/Safe Space/First Aid Renewal
8th Sept - Christmas on a Plate
22nd Oct - Travelling Abroad Training
24th Oct -
What's on Elsewhere
22nd Apr - 
Archery GB Instructors Award
7th May - INTOPPS for Leaders
10th Jun - Campfire Magic @ Hautbois
9th Jul - International Mongolian Challenge Weekend for TSS 
30th July - EIJ 2016
5th Nov - Essex 24
An opportunity to gain or up-date one of the required qualifications needed to run your Unit.
   Award nominations needed!
   Could you make someone’s day?
  •  Is there someone whom you would like to say a special ‘Thank you’ to?
  • Do you know a leader who is running a ‘Good Guiding’ unit?
  • Do you know a member who has given excellent service to Guiding?
  • Do you know a young member who has done that ‘something special’?
Everyone appreciates being recognised for what they do, why not take the time to nominate someone for an award. Details of awards and nomination forms are on the website (link to awards page)
The next awards committee meeting is on 8th March 2016 when nominations will be discussed.
If you are unsure what is the most appropriate award please contact Sandra Munns.   07989 283 005
OVER TO YOU.......

We want to hear what you have been doing with your Unit/District/Division so we have set up a page on our website for you. 
On this page you will see that we would like your news, depending on your Division, at different months. Please take a look
Keeley  Bernstone   Harlow      Module 1     Rainbows
Joanne Fox             Harlow        Module 1    Rainbows
Megan Barrett        Romford    Brownies Modules 1234
Stella Pleydell        Epping District    Rainbows   Module 1
Susan Hasler          Thurrock West    Rainbows   Module 1
MIchelle Cox          Thurrock West     Brownies Modules 1234
Sophie Fogg           Thurrock West      Brownies    Modules 1234
To all Mentors and Commissioners
When sending in 
LQ books for verification they should now have the inserts for module 3 and be signed off.
If you do not have these please let the office know and they will forward them to you.
This will prove that the New Leader is working to the correct syllabus.

Emma-Jane Hampsheir-Gill, 5th Hornchurch Guides, Catering Scheme
Amy Saunders, 5th Hornchurch Guides, Going Away With Licence plus modules 5-7 (Guides).
Elizabeth Walker, 1st Warley Guides, Going Away With Licence plus modules 5-7 (Guides)
Please make sure that you have checked your trial invoices and made any changes before the deadline on 22nd February at Noon.
End of appointment:     Carol Carvell    D.C. Elm Park
                                   Tricia Beckett  D.C. Grays East
                                   Sarah Stride    D.C. Tilbury

New appointments:      Sian Bowl & Francesca Joyce   D.Cs for Elm Park  (job share)
                                   Sue Hasler        D.C. Grays East
                                   Tracey Luckin    D.C. Tilbury
                                   Hillary Franklin BP Adviser

Extension of app.          Anne Downey   Div Comm   Epping Forest North  until 29th February
As from 1st March Alison Lavender appointed Div Comm and Anne to be Assistant Div Comm 
Terry Bell's appointment as D.C. for Hatfield Forest (Harlow Div) for a further year until 21 January 2017

An invitation to all Girlguiding members aged 13-18

Please can you circulate to all Girlguiding members aged 13-18 as we have a
few remaining beds for our event being organised by Girlguiding London over
the Border county, so we are opening it up to members further afield.
Girlguiding The Senior Section is 100 years old this year and we would like
you to join us to celebrate.
- You're invited to a fun weekend at Gilwell Park on 18-20 March 2016 to
discover more about the Senior Section and work towards activities for your
Look Wider scheme.
- For those looking for a BP Adventure - this event counts - but if
you're a Ranger or Young Leader looking for a weekend break with fun,
challenging and interesting activities then get in touch to reserve your
- Find out what's next for you in Guiding, make a plan for your Look
Wider programme and work towards the Chief Guide's Challenge and your
Octant Certificates.
- Come alone or with other members of your unit. You don't need to bring
your leader!
Staying in the centrally heated Peter Harrison Lodge, you will have a bunk
bed in rooms of 2-6 with ensuite toilets and showers. Activities currently
on offer are Hot Tubs, Power Kites, 4x4 vehicles, Segway Safari, Self
Defence, Cooking, Lip Sync Battle and more.
Gilwell Park Activity Centre, situated on the London-Essex border on the
edge of Epping Forest, offers 108 acres of beautiful woodland, amazing
activities, lodges and camping. Less than 25 minutes by train from central
London* and just 8 minutes' drive from junction 26 on the M25, the location
of Gilwell Park means that the great outdoors, and a great adventure, is
within easy reach of the capital and beyond.
For Essex West members you will be travelling against the commuter traffic
so you are looking at under an hour from Saffron Waldon, under 45 mins from
Basildon, 30 mins from Harlow & Brentwood and 25 minutes from Romford.
** London Liverpool Street to Chingford Station. Lifts can be arranged if
booked in advance.*
Essex Counties' members have an extension for applications: Sunday 14th
February 2016
*Apply online and pay online *
You can send your forms and cheques (payable to London over the Border
Guides) to LoWi100, 7 King George Way, Gilwell Hill, London E4 7FN
*or* pay via Bank Transfer £75 to 40-07-18 a/c 21308130 giving your name
as the reference
If you do pay in advance, please also send us an email to tell us you have
sent a bank transfer otherwise we won't know until the next bank statement
arrives and it will be too late! Email:
Any questions call 07774 465 000
*The Look Wider... Celebrate 100! Leadership Team*

It would be much appreciated if District Commissioners and Level Contacts could pass on the information in this newsletter to anyone in their District that does not have access to e-mail. Section Leaders are asked to cascade to Young Leaders and D of E / V-Volunteers. There are still some people not receiving their copy of the newsletter as their email address on Go! is incorrect. Please check and make sure that your details are up to date. If you do not wish to receive future copies of the E-Bulletin, please use the facility at the end of this issue to unsubscribe.
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