Special Needs

What are special needs?

A 'special' or 'particular' need is any personal condition or situation that could make it difficult for a young person or adult to participate fully in Scouting.

The most comprehensive - and still valid - UK research into Special Needs was the Warnock Report, published in 1978. It showed that at any one time, about one child in six will require some form of special education provision. Therefore most Groups or Units will have one or more young people who have needs that are in some way particular to them.

County Executive

The County Executive Committee exists to support the County Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of the appointment and to provide support for Scout Districts and the Scout Network in the County. The Committee is specifically responsible for:

  • promoting the development of Scouting in the County;

  • arranging for harmonious co-operation between Districts and between units of the Association and with other organisations;

  • the raising of funds and the administration of the County's finance and property, including those of the Scout Network;

  • appointing a County Appointments sub-Committee and a Chairman of such a sub-Committee;

  • appointing other sub-Committees and their Chairmen as the Committee may require;

  • attending to County administration, particularly:

    • matters relating to Leader Warrants;

PACCAR Management


 The County Executive Committee has established the Paccar Scout Camp, Management Board to manage, maintain and develop the camp site and to support the Site Manager in their duties.

Terms of Reference

Membership of the Board should include a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and four other appointed persons responsible for Finance, Development, Marketing and Health and Safety respectively. A representative of the districts in the county may be appointed without a specific area of responsibility. The Site Manager is an invited member. 


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News Stories

A news story can be a report back on a camp, some information on new guidelines or perhaps some information on awards or badges. You can categorise the event to make it easier for people to find it later.

Brand Guidelines

The Scout Association has brought out a series of guidelines to help ensure a unified brand message across the county, please read the highlighted points that apply to GLMW in the Following the Branding Guidelines help page.

Thanks, GLMW Web Team

Diary Events

Diary events group together events, meetings, camps, trips, training courses or any other type of event. It provides additional fields over the standard set for event time and location. Once an event has been submitted it will appear on the diary page, which can be viewed in either a calendar or a list format. The event will also appear by default on the "News" page and the section page depending on what category was assigned to it.

Static Pages

Static pages are as their name suggests, static. They rarely change, they normally provide information or perhaps a link to download something. Examples of static pages are the "About Us", "Privacy Policy" and "Activities" pages, each of these is categorised so that only particular users can access them, e.g. Cubs Editors can change the Cubs About Us page.

Newsletter Issues

The county currently sends two newsletters; GLMW County News and County Update, the former is a quarterly, general newsletter intended for the wider public as well as those involved around the coun

Attaching Files

Every content type can attach files to them; these files can be pictures, documents, spreadsheets or PDF's. Once the files are attached you can choose to either display them in a List or insert them insert the content.

Step 1: Uploading a file

Find the "File attachments" section on any of the content types listed under the Create content link. Files can only be uploaded 1 at a time at the moment, the filesize limit is 8mb and please only use the file types listed below the input form. 

If you require further help about the uploading process please see the first step of the Adding an image guide for more information.

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