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The 2nd project will be to work with Young Carers in Hampshire. Across the county there are over 3500 young people who have a caring role within their family. A young carer copes with fitting in this role around their education and other commitments this unique life style throws at them. Many do not have time to take part in extra curricular activities because they are needed at home. The final details have yet to be confirmed but as a starting point we would like to hear from Explorer Scout Units who would be interested in working with us in providing a link with the existing young carer support structure- there are a number of youth clubs for young carers running across the county. We aim to buddy these units up to collaborate on activities and enrich their programme and ours. The project will also provide an activity day at a Scout Centre in the autumn for young carers and their families. This will raise awareness of the scouting across the county but also give us the opportunity to explain our flexible approach to involvement. It will enable us to show that we understand their circumstances and to ensure we support any young carer who also wants to be a Scout. If you are interested please contact Vanessa to get an invite to the initial meeting in the new year. Thank you to those who already have expressed an interest in this project. email@example.com Vanessa Slawson County Development Officer 07900 536504
22nd Portsmouth Scouts entered a float in the Titchfield Carnival on Sunday 27th October. This year’s theme was ‘the toys are back on town’. The float contained a large toy box full of toys and a mini-lorry, which was made from scrap material. We designed the theme of the float to look like the toys had escaped from the opened back of the lorry. We came 2nd in the competition. 10
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