BV Focus - Issue 7

Post date: Jul 27, 2016 3:51:26 PM

Welcome to the 7th edition of the Blyth Valley Focus, A communication tool to advise and inform all members and supporters of Blyth Valley Scout District

Award Presentations

We are pleased to announce the following awards (15 years+):

*Apologies if we have missed anyone!*

Long Service:

Bette Arkley (40), Martyn Cryer (30), Jonathon Finlay (15)


Lynda Richmond, Jennifer Jobson, Joanne Marnock, Kieran Clarkson, Sean Milloy, Michael Blewitt, Rachel Fenwick, Adrian Chamberlain

Scout Network

Joanne Linton has been appointed as District Scout Network Commissioner. All enquiries regarding network should be directed to If you are aged 18-25 and haven’t enrolled please get in touch.


Any DBS enquiries please get in touch with Doug at

NAN Forms

These must be submitted to the DC’s at least 7 days before the event.

District Resources

The district has an array of buildings/sites that are available to hire. We have Selby Wood Campsite, Walker Scout centre in Blyth and Seghill HQ. For further details please visit the district website at


Reminder that all accidents that have resulted in medical treatment must be reported to HQ on 0845 3001818. A form will then be sent out for completion.

Dates for your Diary

10th September – Scouts Triathlon

28th – 30th October – District cub Camp at Dukeshouse Wood


Still in training? Woodbadge overdue? Dust off that file and get cracking! Help is available if needed. Just ask!

Cubs 100

The cub section recently flew a flag outside of Concordia celebrating their centenary and have also just held a successful fun day at Selby Wood.

County News

Several new county appointments have been made. Special congratulations go to 4 of those people who are from this district:

Katy McClen, ACC Beavers

Sean Milloy, County Media Manager

Micky Blewitt, County Youth Commissioner

Stu Bennett, County Youth Commissioner

Good luck in your new roles!

Adventurous Activities

All adventurous activities must be reported to the DC’s prior to the event (as per NAN forms)