Where and when?

The 2018 North Yorkshire County Conference will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018 at Tennant’s Auction Centre, Leyburn.

Calling All Members – a day not to be missed!


What does the County Conference involve?

The day includes a keynote Address from the UK Chief Commissioner, Tim Kidd, Scout Marketplace, County Annual General Meeting, Presentation of Top Awards AND…….over 20 training workshops, now including a one-stop-shop with County Local Training Managers to validate training.

For many of you, this will be a great chance to put faces to names, as well as meeting the County Team and even more importantly a chance for the County Team to meet you.

It’s a number of years since the County offered members such an opportunity, so take advantage by attending what promises to be an exciting event which can only help you to deliver inspirational Scouting to our young members.


Workshops on offer at this year’s County Conference

Take a look at the veritable smorgasboard of inspirational training workshops on offer!

I’m a Scouter Get Me Out of Here!
Bush craft skills for your programme by Mark Stowell, DCC Programme

Around the World in 80 Minutes
International advice and ideas by Alison Martin, ACC International

Out Under the Stars
The challenge of Nights Away by John Helliwell, County Nights Away Adviser

Beyond the Reef Knot
Improve your knotting skills by Keith Cartwright, ACC Scouts

Seriously Safeguarding
Keeping young people safe by Andy Jennings, Safeguarding Awareness Adviser

Beyond Cutting & Sticking
Creative ideas for your programmes by John Ives, ACC Creative

Doing Things Differently
Running exciting events and avoiding pitfalls by Oliver Goss, DC Northallerton

Doing DofE
All you need to know about the Award Scheme by Dennis Foster, County DofE Adviser

How Can We Help You?
How the Event Support Team can help you by Simon Peers, County Event Support Coordinator

Get Active?
Learn what the Activities Team can do for you by Dan Sissons, ACC Activities

Moving In Moving On Adults
Recruiting and retaining adult leaders by Linda Cartwright, DCC (People Growth)

Wild About Science
Exciting science experiment for your programme by Annie Hodgson, ACC Beaver Scouts

Prospecting for Gold
Promoting and achieving Top Awards by Felicity Hackett, County Top Awards Adviser

The Tricky Bits
Tackling the tricky bits in the cub programme by Christine Turner, ACC Cub Scouts

Scout Active Support
How it can help and sharing good practice by David Leonard, HANDS Active Support

Exploring Scouting Outside the County
Learn about the national Scout activity centres by the UK Scout Activity Centre Team

The Scout Brand
Use it to best effect and achieve great results by Max Butler, York Ebor District

Getting Technical to Improve Your Reach
Using OneDrive & social media to help your Group by Joe Fillingham, DCC (People Training)

Delivering top quality support for young leaders by Charles Marshall, Young Leaders’ Advisor

Permit or Not to Permit? – That’s the Question
All you need to know about permits by David Wilkinson, Manager Permit Activity Scheme

Young at Heart
How to engage effectively with young people by Luke Roslin & Tom Haigh, Youth Commissioners

Parent Power
Strategies to engage parents and boost support by North East Regional Support Team

Growing Pains
Top tips to grow a small Group or section by North East Regional Support Team

Exec Check!
How to be a successful executive team by Jan Hunter & Simon Hickling, County Trainers

Having Those Difficult Conversations
How to have those chats with leaders or parents by Mark Edwards, County Commissioner

Saying Thank You
Explore creative ways to thank your volunteers by Oliver Goss, DC Northallerton

Rock N’ Enrol
Getting Explorers to register to vote by Kathryn Dunn, DC York Ebor

Exceptional Explorers
How to engage and inspire Explorers by Dan Sissons, ACC Explorer Scouts

Moving In Moving On Young People
Recruiting and retaining adult leaders by Linda Cartwright, DCC (People Growth)


How do I book a place at the County Conference?

Book your place here without delay.
The cost is £15 for Conference delegates, £5 for Youth Commissioners & Scout Network.


Scout Marketplace

This will run from 1100 to 1400 at the County Conference. If you know of any organisations, companies or groups that provide activities or Scouting resources for young people or leaders, then please pass on details to Richard Good, Marketplace Coordinator 01748 884 353 / richardtyneholme@gmail.com

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