Volunteers, Explorers and Network Members from across Avon have
spent the day together at the City Academy in Bristol celebrating
Scouting in Avon.
The day began with a welcome from County Chairman, John Kirwan,
and County Commissioner, Dan Wood, before breaking out into a
variety of workshops and sessions.
During the day, a range of interactive workshops on subjects as
diverse as growing scouting, supporting training and creating
exciting programmes were delivered. In between the workshops a
marketplace area allowed everyone to find out about opportunities
available within the county - as well as to buy cakes and souvenirs
from The Avonators Jamboree Unit! Leaders and supporters from
across the county also had a chance to network over
The day also included the County Network Conference (which
included a variety of team games!) and AGM, and culminated with the
County AGM. After the formal AGM business was completed, Dan Wood
gave a review of the past year, before handing the microphone to UK
Chief Commissioner, Wayne Bullpit, who gave the keynote
The day was organised by John Kirwan (County Chair) and Karla
Forrest (DCC Development), and the County would like to thank the
City Academy, Bristol for making the day possible, along with all
the other volunteers who got involved.