The Great Big Essex Expo 2015

Our flagship support event for Section Leaders and their teams in Essex is back! The Great Big Essex Expo 2015 will be taking place at The University of Essex at Wivenhoe Park in Colchester. Be inspired, be informed, be prepared…for Sunday 18th October 2015.

Hannah Kentish, UK Youth Commissioner, will be joining us during the day to share with us more about how we make scouting more youth shaped as part of our Scouting for All Strategy.

The Great Big Essex Expo will feature special sessions for volunteers from each of the five youth programme sections – giving Leaders the chance to soak up some new ideas for weekly meetings and camps as well as meet other Leaders and share ideas and experiences.

There will also be an opportunity to choose from a variety of different workshops to inspire, inform, prepare and help Leaders in their roles.

We hope to cover the following workshop sessions:

Leaders of the future: developing our Young Leaders

The future of ‘Youth-shaped’ Scouting: listening to and working with young people’s ideas

Parent Power! Recruiting and working with parents

Scouting Skills Exchange: sharing and learning something new

Leading your leadership team to success

Nights away and visits abroad: sharing ideas and best practice

A million hands: local community involvement

Diversity & Inclusion: how we can be more inclusive in Scouting

Sharing your adventures: how to communicate the stories from your Scouting adventures

The day will also feature exhibition stands from the County’s activity and support teams, as well as main activity centres, who can help with programme planning. Lots of freebies will be available for Leaders to take away to assist them in their roles.

All attendees will receive a complimentary goodie bag filled with useful tools and resources, a t-shirt as well as evidence of completing Ongoing Learning.

Visit the event page to book your place:

We have a limited number of places available so we are encouraging people to book early so as to avoid disappointment.

The Youth Programme Team are currently working hard to make this day a success for everyone and we welcome any feedback, comments or ideas that you have about this event.

The event is being co-ordinated by the County Youth Programme Team. Please feel free to contact the team if you have any queries –