Hey ladies and gents We just want to take a few minutes to thank everyone for their continued support and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year from the team here at UKSN. Its been a tough old year but we have got through it as a community. Together we are, stronger and more resilient than ever!
Hopefully next year things might be a little better (fingers crossed) so we can get a few events, camps and activities organised for you beautiful lot. Even if things don't improve, we will look at organising some sort of interactive online event instead. Need to talk? We know this year has taken its toll on our mental health and if you need to talk - please get in touch with the team! Never feel hopeless, reach out and talk, day or night - someone is always available.
If you want to chat to someone anonymously, please contact Shout.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK. With thanks I want to give a huge thanks to the admin and mod team. They all deserve a massive round of applause for there ongoing commitment to UKSN and everything they do for the community. I also want to thank members past and present, volunteers, instructors and of course Laura for working hard behind the scenes.
If you are looking for a quick UKSN update and are not yet a paid member of the community, Here is the latest UKSN news shared to our SN1 members last week. UKSN MemberPass We are hoping to have the memberpass completed late January. The website aspect of the project it is coming together nicely and will go through trials early next year. UKSN Alert Centre The majority of the Alert Center is built and integrated throughout the site. We have one volunteer so far (thanks Alexsia Barker) but still require many more before it can launch properly. If you are interested, let us know in the comment section below.
Charters The website has many great Charter features built in! It's taken a long time and a lot of work to get to this point but we are proud of what has been achieved so far. It's literally never been easier to setup or join a UKSN Charter. Yes, it's a little devoid of active Charters at the moment but this should grow in the near future. Get involved today by joining as a member and visiting: https://www.uksn.org.uk/uksn-charters Zello The UKSN zello channels are currently very quiet but extremely handy if we need to quickly communicate so please get yourselves connected asap by visiting: https://www.uksn.org.uk/uksn-zello. In the new year we will be looking for members to host talks via the channels. Paid Raffle The UKSN monthly paid raffle is not generating quite as much interest as imagined so we may scrap that in the new year. Any ideas welcome so please shout out! If you are interested in taking part please purchase your tickets here: https://www.uksn.org.uk/product-page/uksn-monthly-raffle Free Advance Raffle The FREE raffle is doing well - nothing to report. If you want to be entered simply take up Advanced membership. You are then automatically entered each month to win a mystery box. Facebook Top Contributor Recently we announced that the top 10 UKSN Facebook group contributors (each month) will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a UKSN mystery box! Top UKSN Contributor has been running for 2 months and doing very well. We have seen a steady rise in members contributing and many new faces which is fantastic. To get involved simply post, comment and like within the group - It's that simple! Survival Challenge The Survival challenge has been running for a few months and is a great asset to the community. Not only does it teach core skills but pushes you to think outside the box. We would advise anyone to take part, whatever your skill level. For more information visit: https://www.uksn.org.uk/survival-challenge Other Projects We have many other projects on the go including the Geocache which is still very much under construction. This particular project is very complex and hit multiple snags along its development. We hope to have more information in the new year. In addition to this we are integrating a UKSN Camp Kitchen for you to find or share delicious recipes that can be recreated outdoors. We also have many improvements being made to the site and won't slow development until we have built a resource the entire community can be proud of. We hope you appreciate the update and we want to thank you for your continued support. Without you - none of this would be possible! UKSN signing out - Cya next year!