Notes from meeting held 30 March 2006
JohnSmith, Keith Hampson, DCs: Ken Marks, Ian Howells, Jack Hewitt
Activity team: Gordon Bestwick, Ken Sever, Chris Harbut, Chris Delaney, Colin Raffery, Ann Vernon, James McCormal.
Steve Tiffany, Garry Hollingworth, Andrea Dolan
New permit scheme
It was agreed to implement the new permit scheme. Until the national scout database ready (at lease 2 months) the scheme can’t be implemented as described in all the new documentation. The database is needed to enable applicants to find an assessor and DCs to put activity permit information onto it.
It was decided that the county would operate the scheme in a similar way to the existing one. Applicant will submit an application to Keith Hampson and he will forward it to an assessor, the assessor will then contact the applicant and the assessment form will be competed after assessment. The application form and the assessment form are then be returned to Keith Hampson who will enter it on the county activities database and then return it to the DC who will interview the applicant and issue the permit.
Full information about the permit scheme can be found on the county activities website http://www.scouts.co.uk/activities/ .
Debrief from regional meeting
Most of the discussions were related to the new permit scheme.
There are opportunities on the service team of the 2007 world jamboree on the IST (International service team) and OST (off site service team).
The following workshops were arranged:
Workshop Thursday 4th May 1900 at Linnet clough climbing wall.
Assessment Thursday 11th May 1900 at Linnet clough climbing wall.
Worksop venue and date to be announced probably May or June. This will be weather dependant. This workshop is for those already holding an authorisation for artificial walls. Individual assessment will be arranged after the workshop.
Basic hill navigation. This workshop will have a theory evening at County office on 22nd June at 1930 followed by a practical walking day in the Peak District on Sunday 25th June.
It is hoped to be running sessions at Sale water park as last year. Watch the activities website for details.
There will be a charge of £5 for each workshop. To enrol for any of the above workshops contact Keith Hampson.
Date of next meeting Wednesday 28th June County office at 1945