After 6 months of not being able to meet, go on camps or trips we finally started back on the 7th September.
Over the past few months we have been working to make the hall safe for our young people and our volunteers by following the Scout Association and the National Youth Agency guidelines. We have made some changes and put procedures in place to make everyone safe, which has been reviewed by the district team. So, if you walk by our hall on Oxford Street you may see some of these.
As part of the guidelines we can only meet in small groups and mostly outside. But that has not stopped us having fun! Our first week back welcomed Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to our hall and using our grass area we have played games, made cress head monsters, learnt how to make and cook on an open fire and practise our aim with a bow and arrow.
Also, home activities continued with making bug houses, cooking meals for their families and growing vegetable at home. After months apart, all of our young people had smiles on their faces and our volunteers enjoyed teaching them skills for life.
During the first week of opening up we had a nervous 24 hours when the rule of 6 was bought in by the government. But after a review by the Scout Association and the National Youth Agency they confirmed we are ok to carry on with the below statement.
“Despite the recent change to social gathering restrictions in England (9 September 2020), the government has confirmed that as an essential service, youth sector activity can continue unchanged where groups and units follow Scouts restart guidance, which is in line with COVID secure NYA guidance standards.”
So we are carrying on having fun and learning new skills.
We are always looking for help and support in improving our facilities for our young people, which will help prepare them with skills for life. Is this something you would be able to help with? Please get in touch.
Syston Scouts are always looking for new members and adult volunteers to help make Scouting in Syston great. If you can spare a few hours a week, why not get in touch and help young people develop #SkillsForLife.
Contact us on 0116 326 6908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org