Weekly update #30

Dear parents and carers Another week passes and I hope if your young person is a Beaver or a Cub they were excited as my Beaver Scout when they saw their little parcel of things on the door mat today (or maybe last Saturday). If we had your address as of last Wednesday evening, the packs were sent out, so I hope you’ve either got it or it will arrive tomorrow morning! If you don’t get one, please please check your address on Online Scout Manager and update it – the system tells me as soon as you have and records all changes, so I’ll know it’s been updated and be able to get one out to asap. It occurred […]

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***LOCKDOWN 2 SPECIAL*** Weekly update #27

Dear parents and carers I hope you all had a great half term break despite the weather. It certainly went quickly for me! This new term brings with it different challenges to the last with a new lockdown on its way, albeit slightly different this time with schools still open which has created a little uncertainty around Scouting. We’re due to hear from The Scouts nationally any time now, however I met with our team of volunteers over Zoom yesterday and we’ve made some decisions and put a plan in place, regardless of the outcome of the national direction. In a nutshell, I am suspending face to face Scouting once again. I’ve done this to protect our members and do […]

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Weekly update #19

Dear parents and carers I hope you have all had a good August and enjoyed any holiday you’ve been able to have. I’m amazed at how fast it’s all gone and we’re just about at September once again. As I said in the last few weekly emails of July, we’re getting ready to get back to it. As always, things have changed with the guidance we have to follow since I last wrote to you and we are eagerly awaiting an announcement of changes on 3rd September which, I hope, will see us being able to return to meeting at the hall. This does present a logistical challenge as we can still only meet with bubbles of 15 at a […]

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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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05/11/2020: Following the change in readiness level by The Scouts, we are now back at at RED. There will be no face to face meetings until January 2021 at the earliest. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.