Well done to the 12 scouts that camped at the HQ last weekend to start their scout camping journeys. With great weather the scouts successfully set up their tents, cooking areas and then proceeded to get their wood piles ready for their cooking fires.
In their patrols of 6 they cooked 5 meals on their wood fires – they did two traditional fried breakfasts, a Stir Fry with Noodles, a Vegetable Stew with mash, burgers and fried potatoes, supplemented with puddings of angel delight, apple pie with custard and chocolate swiss roll.
It wasn’t just cooking…. they chopped, sawed and split wood, built some camp gadgets, did plenty of washing up, played games and all worked really well together to make it a great weekend – roll on Water Camp in June….
All, the “readiness” level for scouting in England is now Green – which means that we are able to get back to all aspects of scouting, whilst still operating in a covid safe manner.
That means camps are being organised along with lots of other fun activities. The new Beaver Leadership team is operating very well with an active programme of badgework and other activities – they recently attended the District Beaver Christmas Party where all attending had a great day.
We are always looking to increase our leadership teams – as the maxim “many hands makes light work” is something that we strongly believe in as a group. All our leaders are busy people and with more adults joining us it would help spread the workload and also mean that we can potentially offer even more activities.
Finally, Family Camp is all booked for 24-26 June 2022 – so please complete and return the booking forms that have been sent out ASAP to secure your place. If you haven’t had one yet – email Nigel (Scout Leader) at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to all the parents that have “thrown their hat in the ring” to keep the Beaver section going.
There is always space for more adults to join the fun – so feel free to get involved.
Would be great if we could persuade parents to similarly step forward to help out as leaders/assistants for cubs and scouts as well. just speak to Nigel, Liz or Andy to find out how you can help…. Many hands make light work😀
As we start the new term (Cubs have already started, Scouts starts on Wednesday and, hopefully Beavers will start up again on Wednesday 22nd September)
As you should be aware the Beaver section currently has no leaders – so we need time for adults to step forward to assist in running this section going forward – and for those adults to have time to plan a great programme for our Beavers
The reference to Green in the heading is the “Covid Readiness Level” of Scouting in England.
Green means we are very close to normal running – so we can have face to face meetings, no need for masks etc, and we can go camping. There is still a need to maintain sensible hygiene practices re hand washing etc and to be aware that the virus is still active and needs managing re its transmission.
From this week all our sections (Beavers Cubs and Scouts) return to meet at the HQ for face to face meetings.
We all hope the the restrictions continue to ease over the next months towards a return to one of the best traditions of scouting – Camping!!
We need to remind all those involved, parents and young people that there are still social distancing rules and everyone needs to follow all the protocols (sanitising, one way systems etc) that we have put in place for everyone’s safety.
Finally now that we are meeting again it has shown us more than ever that we desperately need more uniformed leaders and regular parent helpers. If you have now changed your work patterns to work from home more – why not use some of that time you’ve saved from the commute to volunteer as a leader?
Without more help we will not be able to continue to offer the great experience that scouting offers – being a leader/assistant is a great thing to do for the community as well as providing a great experience for the leader themselves.
If you can help – please to speak to your section leader – remember “many hands make light work”
Thanks to the continued reduction in Covid stats and success re the “Roadmap”. We are shortly going to be resuming Face to Face meetings – Your section leaders should be in touch soon with outline plans for this.