Last updated: 04/01/2021
See what we’ve changed.
- Check this web-page and Parent Portal
- Sign up to each individual event (use the emailed link)
- Check your young person's temperature before setting off to join us
- Check the arrival/departure information for the evening's programme
Each section will operate in bubbles. Please check below for the bubble timetable as arrival and collection times may change on a weekly basis.
WE'RE BACK TO RED, SO NO FACE TO FACE MEETINGS. PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR EVENT EMAILS FROM SECTIONS FOR DETAILS OF ONLINE MEETINGS AND REMOTE ACTIVITIES.
Phone: 01303 720270
Direct extensions: Beavers - 613, Cubs - 614, Scouts - 615, Explorers - 616
Text: 07537 149309
Keeping to the control measures we have put in place for everyone's safety is extremely important.
All members will need to follow:
If these rules are not adhered to, a young person will:
- be reminded of the rules
- reminded a final time
- parents will be contacted and the young person will be collected immediately
This is for the safety of everyone. If this happens, the Group Scout Leader will contact the parents before a return is possible and parents, young person, leader and Group Scout Leader will agree a personalised risk assessment and plan to make a return safe for everyone. The Group Scout Leader, in consultation with the District Commissioner reserve the right to stop further meetings until suitable control measures can be put in place the the safety of everyone.
We have developed a risk assessment for all venues that we are using, following guidance from The Scouts which draws on Government guidance and the National Youth Agency.
Our risk assessment has to be approved by a committee of the District Executive and has been developed in partnership with leaders, young people and parents.
Read the current risk assessments – click the link to the section:
To keep everyone safe we need members and their parents to:
- Sing-up to the ‘event’ invitation sent to the email address registered as contact 1 in OSM
- Check the Getting everyone back together safely web page
- Check the details in the ‘event’ email for arrival and departure information and any other relevant information or messages from the leaders
- Ensure my child goes to the toilet before traveling to the venue
- Ensure my child washes their hands thoroughly before travelling to the venue
- Follow the arrival and departure instructions fully and maintain social distancing measures
If you need to speak to a leader, please use the INTOUCH details or email in the first instance.
To keep everyone safe, we are asking for all young people and volunteers to:
- Go to the toilet before coming to the venue
- Wash hands thoroughly before coming to the venue
- Follow the arrival instructions carefully – find the leader-in-charge who will be wearing an orange 11th Folkestone hi-vis jacket
- Follow Our keeping safe code
- Wash you hands with the provided anti-bacterial hand wash
- Listen to the leader’s briefing each week carefully
- Wash you hands with the provided anti-bacterial hand wash before leaving
Beavers and Cubs who want to wear a face covering is very welcome to. It is not mandated, but a personal choice. All we ask is that any decoration is appropriate – no skulls, etc. as they can frighten other young people.
Scouts and Explorers must wear face coverings indoors as per Government guidelines unless they are exempt. Outdoors, they do not need to wear a face covering, however they are welcome to do so if they/parents wish.
Leaders may be wearing face masks, however are not required to where leading activities.
All our leaders have a current and up-to-date first aid qualification and all the bubbles have a fully equipped first aid kit at every meeting. Following advice from The Scouts, where possible and appropriate a first aider will support a young person to undertake their own first aid. If this is not possible or not appropriate, the first aider will use the appropriate PPE and deal with the issue as usual. A first aid record form will be completed and parents/carers will be informed after the meeting.
If more serious, parents/carers may be contacted and/or health professional advice sought as normal.
We will be operating section meetings in bubbles. Each bubble will have at least 2 leaders (Scouts/Explorers) or 3 leaders (Beavers/Cubs).
Bubbles will be able to meet at the same time at the same place, but will be kept at least 25m apart. To help with this, there will may be staggered arrival/departure times which we ask parents to adhere to as strictly as possible. Please check the timetable on a weekly basis.
We will still be fully complying with our data protection policy and GDPR. This already includes the necessity to share information within Scouting (e.g. sharing information with the District Executive for approval of our risk assessment purposes) and also with statutory bodies, such as the NHS if ‘test & trace’ requires it. If this causes you any concern at all, please do speak with Craig.
We’d love your support! In order to make the bubble system work, we need extra adults to support each bubble. Each bubble will have a leader-in-charge, but extra adults will be necessary. Please speak to your section leader if you’re interested in supporting us.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or who has been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms (within the last two weeks), shouldn’t come to any face-to-face activities, and should follow government guidelines on self-isolation and testing. Please get in touch with Craig.
Ideally, yes please. However, we appreciate they may have grown! If they don’t wear uniform, please ensure they wear clean clothes, not the same clothes worn at school all day. This will help limit any potential spread.
Currently, if a member of our Group is required to self isolate (either because they have been directed to by school or by the NHS) then they won’t be able to come to any section meetings.
If they have to self isolate after a section meeting because of school or being told to by the NHS, test and trace may contact us. If they contact us to advise us of this, I will follow their guidance as to the next steps. I will give them contact details of any member present at the meeting concerned and they will contact members where necessary. Because we are enforcing the 2 meter social distancing rule, current guidance we have received suggests that the risk of transmission is minimal and you should only self isolate if directed to by the NHS.
We will not contact members ourselves as it will be up to the professionals. We keep this position under review constantly and will update it inline with guidance from The Scout Association as necessary.
If Test & Trace contact you and ask who your young person has been in contact with, please remember us! They’ll ask for details of who to contact at Scouts. Please give them the following details:
Craig Ward (Group Scout Leader – the volunteer manager of the Group)
Mobile: 07537 149309 Phone: 01303 720270
Please make sure it’s my details you give, not the section leaders.
Here’s each section’s plan for the coming week. You’ll get an email with full details and the link to click to sign-up to tell us you’re coming. This is just a reminder: