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Dictum April 2019

The clocks have now gone forward an hour, hopefully summer is only around the corner and we can start to enjoy the stretch in the evenings. I’m sure most of you have summer camps booked and planned. It would be so good if we had weather like last year again. Please don’t forget to submit a Nights Away Notification. The form can be found on the Greenseas website.

Easter is later this year. Most Groups will be breaking off for a couple of weeks. Enjoy the rest and hopefully everyone will come back re-energised for the last couple of months to this scouting year. Is it just me or are the years getting quicker? |It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were just starting back in September.

Annual District Parade

The Annual District Parade this year is being hosted by 1st Ballyclare on Sunday 14th April to celebrate their 90th anniversary. We will be marching from the car park off Harrier Way. Group markers will be positioned as in previous years. Could all groups be ready for a 2.30pm start please.

We will be parading up behind the town hall in the square, turning right on to the Doagh Road and heading for the rear car park of the High School. The service should commence at 3pm, with us starting our journey back about 3.45pm. Finishing by 4.30pm.

Our Parade this year falls on Palm Sunday, so unfortunately due to other commitments Mark Taylor is unable to make the service. This year I have asked The Revd Paul Twomey, to give a children’s address. Paul himself was a Scout in his younger days and is delighted at being able to give something back to the movement. Please make him feel welcome.

This year the collection taken during the service will be going to the District charity Mindwise.

From the District Secretary

New Leader Information

AccessNI is undertaking an audit and has asked the Scout Association to verify information supplied on a random number of checks. This is the information recorded NISC Appendix 2.
As SE Antrim Appointments Secretary I has been asked for some information.

I have consulted with NISC and asked them to deal with the request.
However I could not have provided any information as I have received virtually no recently completed NISC Appendix 2 for new leaders.

Could those that complete AccessNI checks or re-checks please make sure they forward the required forms to me as soon as they are completed.


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