By Ger Hennessy, The Norticle Issue 7
With NORJAM, as well as the traditional Guide and Scout year, coming to an end, it is a natural time for the volunteers of each organisation to take stock of their achievements to date, and to look for new opportunities.
For Scouters in Norfolk, several vacancies are currently being advertised by County Commissioner Matthew Burrell and his team: norfolkscouts.org.uk/ category/vacancies.
Assistant County Commissioners are needed for Beavers and Cubs who will coordinate support, resources and development for those sections. A Media and Communications Manager is sought, to share the amazing positive news stories that come from Scouting in the County.
A Local Training Manager in Southern Norfolk will support learning and validation in the area.
These roles will allow the County to reach its target of 1,000 more young people involved in Norfolk Scouting.
There’s a big job going in Girlguiding Norfolk as well. County Commissioner, and NORJAM Camp Chief, Pat Pinnington has served her term and will shortly hand the role on to someone new. As the County Commissioner for the County, the role leads the teams managing Guiding across the county.
If you think you, or someone you know, would be suitable for, and interested in, the role, you can find out more from the Chief Commissioner for Girlguiding Anglia: girlguiding-anglia.org.uk/team.asp.
If a promotion is not your thing, then maybe a recharging of the batteries is in order.
Gilwell Reunion is a weekend camp in Gilwell Park, Epping Forest, Chingford in Essex and is an event for Scout Leaders to come together to share skills, stories and refreshment at the start of the Scout year. Now in its 92nd year, it is a reunion of the 1st Gilwell Scout Troop, which comprises all leaders from around the globe who have achieved their wood badge. You can find details at scouts.org.uk/reunion.