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    We’re living in times when there is information available to us at a touch of a button, but with this availability of data come additional responsibility. All data that we hold about adult and youth members, whether we hold it electronically or in a paper format, must be held securely and only those who need the information should have access to it. When we’ve finished with the information it must be disposed of securely.

    More information about can be found in the ‘Data protection and Scouting’ section of the Scout Association’s website

    An additional point is surrounding access to emails. Many families may have a family email address. If you use your email for Scouting correspondence please make sure you use an email account that only you can access as you may receive information about individuals that may be of a sensitive nature. In addition, you should not discuss issues with those who do not need to know the detail.

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    A Million Hands

    Are you ready to help our young people to make a difference?

    A Million Hands is a community impact campaign that reflects the Scout Association’s ambition to mobilise half a million people by 2018 to support four social issues chosen by young people.

    The issues that the young people picked were: dementia, disability, mental wellbeing, and clean water and sanitation.

    Go to the A Million Hands website to find out more information and to register https://www.amillionhands.org.uk/

    Currently there the Area has 11 Beaver Colonies, 18 Cub Packs, 12 Scout Troops and 4 Explorer Scout Units registered.

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    Changes in Wrexham District

    Sue Lister will be standing down as District Commissioner for Wrexham District at the end of December. Sue has done an excellent job of developing and growing the District over the last five years, ably supported by her Deputy District Commissioner, Jill Lewis, who will be standing down at the same time. Thank you to both of them for everything they have done and achieved.

    There were a number of people nominated to take on the DC. As a result of the nominations David Morris (Moz) has been appointed District Commission for Wrexham District with effect from 1st January 2015. He will be supported by Jim Butcher (Butch), who will be Deputy District Commissioner as of the same date. Congratulations to both of them.

  • News,  Vale of Clwyd

    Well done Sharon!

    Sharon Henshall, Assistant Beaver Scout Leader of the Castle Beaver Colony, a section within the 1st. Ruthin-Brynbach Scout Group, recently received a visit from the District Commissioner – Darryl Wright.

    Darryl arrived at the Scout Hall to present Sharon with her Scout Association ‘Wood Beads’ and certificate, indications of which showed that Sharon had completed all the modular training required by the Association for her position within the Colony and Scout Group.

    The beads are replicas of those initially handed out to Leaders, who had completed their training, by Baden Powell the founder of the Scout Movement. The original beads were taken from a beaded necklace presented to B-P by the Zulu chief as a token of friendship.

    Sharon will be continuing with her training by increasing her skills as a canoeist along with other leaders within the Group.

    The photo shows Darryl and a young Beaver handing Sharon her certificate whilst Nicola Minshull the Beaver Scout Leader looks on.