The District recently held its first Development Day for Leaders, held at the District HQ in Tyldesley. The day started early with Bacon Butties being available from 8:15 and copious amounts of tea or coffee to follow.
The day quickly got into the swing and after a short welcome by the DC, Steve Ralph, a round-robin of bases were worked though. These covered PR & Media from GMW, Safeguarding, International, D of E (now e-D of E), District Direction and Compass/DBS. Each base provided something for everyone and everyone came away learning something.
The learning wasn’t just restricted to Leaders though as at the “District Direction” base the Leaders had the opportunity to say what they thought of District / County or Scouting in general to the two new Deputy DC’s (John Paul & Shane). What’s good, not so good or downright appalling and following a sneaky look at their pads near the end of the day, you did have a lot to say!
After a short lunch there was another presentation on keeping Kids safe on line and then the Leaders split into sections, headed up by the various ADC’s, and the District programme for 15-16 was discussed. Leaders – watch this space!! I am sure there are exciting times ahead……
The day was closed off by Steve at about 15:00 with thanks to all the various ‘experts’ who were on hand and the the District Exec members who kept the food and drink flowing superbly.
Lilford District – Onwards & Upwards!