Deben District Scouts


Venue: Lime tree Place, Otley             Date: 9th Feb 2018 Time :7.30pm

Present: Eric Atkinson (Chair), John Speight (Coord), Sue Atkinson, Julie Lovett, Richard and Margaret Fielding, Dick Knights, Brian Childs, Vic Stanbrook and Bernie Rose.

Apologies: Ray Whiffin, Glen Knights, Jayne Vaughan, Julian Dean, Malcolm Bell, Nigel Harding,Tony Gibbs and Bob Hale

Key issues

  • St George’s Day 2018: An update for the event was given by the DC and will be issued on the Dist. WEB site. Plans remain similar to 2017. No stage – all in “the round”
  • 1st Woodbridge will do a Dragon sketch.
  • Details of support for parking, Parade, Hall layout and catering will be finalised at the SAS April 6th

PA system for Dome and projector: JS/BR to supply.

Refreshments (Squash/Tea) will be in the Dome after Service.

BR proposed exploring a video feature for next years event

  • 2018 Social Events: Summer BBQ 13th July, Saxtead, John S. Summer Walk, 18th Thorpeness, Eric A. Croquet Evening, Thorpeness, Date TBA, Eric 
  • Forthcoming Scout Events: Kesgrave Hike/Sleepover at Otley Village Hall on Feb 24th. Need help with catering etc. Contact Karen Trickey , Phoenix Camp 2-4th March (Venue & Contact ?) St George’s Day Parade 22nd April 18, Woodbridge, Julie Lovett. District Camp 25th May ‘18, Venue TBA etc. Woodbridge Raft Race, June 18.  Brass Band Concert 1st or 8th July at Thomas Mills High School in aid of Jamboree Fund. SAS support needed. JL. Scout Vision Day (County) 15-16th will be preceded by an event at Dist level. TBA JL.  All events need support. Will circulate missing dates etc when available (John S).
  • Membership Review: The current list was reviewed showing 21 members. Steve Fosdick, Tony Gibbs and Malcolm Bell involvement for 2018 to be checked by EA/JL.
  • Treasurers Report: Bob Hale sent notification that funds were little changed. Our cash balance remains at around £75.
  • GDPR Disclosure of Member Information/Databases. The new legislation will be introduced from May 2018. Scout Association will issue details. EA is monitoring the situation as it may affect SAS member details. Update at next meeting.

Date of Next Meeting: 6thApril 2018 at Framlingham Scout HQ at 7.30pm

John Speight Deben SAS Coord Tel: 01728-685430