Weekly update #18

Dear parents and carers Another week passes and this will be my last Monday email until September. I hope they’ve been useful to you. Thank you to everyone that joined the Facebook meeting last Thursday and a big thank you to everyone that messaged me afterwards with ideas, thoughts and comments – they have been really useful in supporting our plans to get back to face to face Scouting. If you want to watch the recording, it is still on our Facebook group page, ignore the first few minutes of me trying to work out if anyone was there or if I was talking to myself! As I said in the meeting, the go to web page for everyone to […]

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Weekly update #17

Dear parents and carers Hope this message finds you all well. Quick email from me this week. Most importantly, a reminder that I will be hosting a parents/carers information Facebook Live session on Thursday 23rd July at 7pm on our Facebook Page. Please do try to tune in (or watch the recording) as I will be going through the key parts of our risk assessment and plans so far for getting everyone back together safely. This meeting is really important for the planning process as it is a chance for you to share your thoughts, questions and concerns so we can make sure we’re addressing everything. The Q&A will be available throughout and the team will be on hand to answer what […]

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Weekly update #16

Dear parents & carers Thank you so much to everyone that has given feedback on last week’s update, from completing the quick questionnaire to messages of support and understanding. Your help has been invaluable in our ongoing work to bring everyone back together safely. I am still working through emails, so if you’ve sent me a message and haven’t yet had a reply, please do bear with me, I haven’t forgotten about you and will get back to you. Also, the questionnaire is still open if you haven’t yet responded: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3vS0pt9ehkm7YqND8ATIOU1T7fW_vRdEpbaTst5YIHpUOEhWVDMwQ05GUE03RVFPQThVR0NOUVNKUC4u   That’s actually what I need to talk about this week – communication. Getting us all back safely is as much about communicating as it is about controlling the […]

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The Great Indoors Weekender

From graduations to trips with friends, young people have missed out on all kinds of things this year. We think they deserve something really special – something for Scouts and non-Scouts, all around the globe – so we’re holding (cue big, boomy voice) The Great Indoors Weekender! Join the UK’s biggest digital summer camp from your living room (or garden, anywhere at home – it’s up to you) on 11–12 July. With surprise celebrity guests, cooking, crafts, music and more, young people (6+) will get the chance to have fun while learning skills like giving stuff a go, thinking for themselves, and playing their part. Get involved. Build a base camp (whether it’s a tent under the stars or a […]

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Gilwell 24 – #TGIWeekender

This weekend would have been the action packed Gilwell 24 weekend – 24 hours of non stop adventure. This year as part of The Great Indoors Weekender, it’s moving online. Here’s the key times for #Gilwell24 and #TGIWeekender starting at lunchtime on Saturday. Make sure you’re following @gilwell24 on Instagram and Twitter and stay tuned for more information over the next couple of days.

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Weekly update #15

Dear parents and carer Sorry I haven’t been in touch over the past couple of weeks, each week I’ve been about to write with some great news for Scouts and then something crops up and changes the plan! Finally, I can share some really positive news and make some slightly firmer plans. Our restarting plans will follow all government rules and guidance from Scouts’ UKHQ. Our priority is to keep young people and adults safe. An outline of how we will operate, following Scouts’ ‘COVID Code’: New control measures will be in place for all activities Additional hygiene measures will be put in place Social distancing will be observed Group sizes will be limited Adjustments will be made for young […]

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04/01/2021: We remain at RED level, so still no face to face Scouting. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.